Daily Archives: October 18, 2020

Hopkins: 39.3 Million Global COVID Cases

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported early Sunday that there are nearly 39.7 million COVID-19 infections worldwide and 1.1 million deaths from the virus. The U.S. continues to lead the world in COVID cases, with 8.1 million infections. India said Sunday it had recorded more than 61,000 COVID-19 cases in the previous 24-hour period. India

Pelosi Signals Pre-election Coronavirus Relief Deadline

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said that an agreement with the Trump administration on a new coronavirus relief package would have to be reached within the next 48 hours or it won’t get done before the national presidential election on Nov. 3. Pelosi has engaged in weeks of talks with Treasury

Czechs to Wait 2 Weeks Before Considering COVID Lockdown

PRAGUE – The Czech Republic, which has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Europe, will wait at least two weeks before deciding whether to order a full lockdown to stem its epidemic, Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlicek said Sunday. In the past week, bars and restaurants in the country of 10.7 million have been ordered

Uganda’s ‘Taxi Divas’ Rise From Covid-19’s Economic Gloom

KAMPALA, UGANDA – The women grappled with each other inside the vehicle. The driver jerked to ease the grip around her neck, then turned to elbow her attacker in the back seat. She flung the door open to make her escape, ending the simulated attack. “This one is too strong for me,” the attacker said,

Touch-and-Go: US Spacecraft Prepares to Grab a Sample of Asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – After circling an ancient asteroid hundreds of millions of miles away for almost two years, a NASA spacecraft this week will attempt to descend to the treacherous, boulder-packed surface and snatch a handful of rubble. The drama unfolds Tuesday as the U.S. takes its first crack at collecting asteroid samples for