The AP Interview: US ‘vulnerable’ to COVID without new vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha has issued a dire warning that the United States will be increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus. this fall and winter if Congress does not quickly approve new funding for more vaccines and treatments. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Jha said Americans’ … Read more

Affluent areas of Los Angeles are seeing the fastest rise in coronavirus cases

As Los Angeles County coronavirus cases continue to rise, infections are rising fastest among wealthier residents, a likely echo of previous waves in which more high-income people were infected by the virus first. There are “slightly higher case rates in less poor communities right now,” LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a … Read more

Latest from Trump today: Ex-president says Musk won’t buy Twitter at ‘ridiculous price’ as Pence backs Governor Kemp

Biden mocks Trump as ‘great MAGA king’ in speech on economy As Donald Trump’s chosen candidate David Perdue struggles to gain ground in Georgia’s gubernatorial primary, Mike Pence has announced he will travel to the state to secure the vote for incumbent Brian Kemp – a Republican who refused to bow to Mr. Trump’s insistence … Read more

Rodrigo Escamilla pleads guilty to sexually assaulting an elderly woman in Corona, Queens – NBC New York

A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the 2019 brutal sexual assault of a 74-year-old Queens woman in her apartment, prosecutors said Friday. Rodrigo Escamilla, of Corona, pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony sexual act on Thursday, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said. Queens Supreme Court Justice Ushir Pandit-Durant said she is considering sentencing Escamilla … Read more

Over 100 reports of children and adults eating THC-mimicking candy brands with adverse effects | WDVM25 and DCW50

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert about copycat products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) packaged to look like well-known foods that appeal to children. The FDA alert says they are aware of products made to look like Cap’n Crunch, Nerds Ropes, Starbursts, and more, which contain THC; the substance primarily responsible … Read more

Municipal authorities close street vendors’ market in El Salvador’s Corridor

More than 50 street food vendors were removed from their current market space in greater Koreatown this week. The group, working collectively in the small area known as Corridor El Salvador, was pushed back by council member Gil Cedillo’s office and the Department of Sanitation in a sudden sweep, LA Taco and Telemundo report. Shocked … Read more