1 death, 17 liver transplants in multi-country outbreak of hepatitis in children, WHO says

1 death, 17 liver transplants in multi-country outbreak of hepatitis in children, WHO says

At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one month to 16 years old have been identified in an outbreak that now involves 11 countries, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. (Diego Grandi, Alamy) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes ATLANTA — At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one … Read more

Tracy Aviary to take precautions after bird flu found in Utah County chickens

Tracy Aviary to take precautions after bird flu found in Utah County chickens

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Utah officials say the first confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Utah were from a small flock of chickens in a Utah County backyard. (Allison McAdams, Shutterstock) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Tracy Aviary is taking precautions days after the first case … Read more

Steelers’ Dwayne Haskins dies after being hit by dump truck in South Florida

Steelers’ Dwayne Haskins dies after being hit by dump truck in South Florida

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed saturday morning when he was hit by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida highway. Haskins, 24, had been in South Florida to train with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. The accident happened around 6:37 am on I-595 West at the I-95 interchange … Read more

Amazon seeks to overturn union win, says vote was tainted

Amazon seeks to overturn union win, says vote was tainted

People arrive for work at the Amazon distribution center in the Staten Island borough of New York, on Oct. 25, 2021. Amazon plans to file objections to the union election on Staten Island, NY, that resulted in the first successful US organizing effort in the company’s history. (Craig Ruttle, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 4-5 … Read more

Should you get your second booster shot now?

Should you get your second booster shot now?

Army veteran Robert Hall waits the recommended 15 minutes to see if he will have any adverse reactions after receiving his second COVID-19 booster shot at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on April 1 in Hines, Illinois. More people can now get second COVID-19 booster shots after federal health officials announced they are allowing a … Read more

‘Fans, hang with us’: Mitchell makes plea after Jazz blow 17-point lead in loss to Suns

‘Fans, hang with us’: Mitchell makes plea after Jazz blow 17-point lead in loss to Suns

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY—Donovan Mitchell slammed both hands hard against the scorers table as a “Let’s go Suns!” singing began through Vivint Arena. Any good vibes the Utah Jazz had created over the last four days were completely erased Friday in their final home game of the regular season. It happened … Read more

Steve Cishek apologizes for hitting Mets’ Francisco Lindor

Steve Cishek apologizes for hitting Mets’ Francisco Lindor

WASHINGTON—The Nationals are sorry. There wasn’t much excuse-making or finger-pointing coming out of the home clubhouse Friday night after relief pitcher Steve Cishek hit Francisco Lindor near the face with a pitch and kicked off a benches- and bullpens-clearing incident. Twice in the first two games, a Mets star has been hit near the face. … Read more

Tiger Woods’ challenges odds again because of mental toughness

Tiger Woods’ challenges odds again because of mental toughness

AUGUSTA, Ga. — You can like Tiger Woods, love him, dislike him or even loathe him. But, purely as a golfer, he deserves your respect. Woods the person always has been complicated. He has, at times, displayed arrogance and an aloofness that have portrayed him as unapproachable, unrelatable and difficult to embrace. Of course, from … Read more

Avian flu forcing farmers to kill millions of hens; egg prices could soar

Avian flu forcing farmers to kill millions of hens;  egg prices could soar

A deadly and highly infectious avian flu is forcing US farmers to kill millions of egg-laying hens, reducing the country’s egg supply and driving up prices in some areas. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — A deadly and highly infectious avian flu is forcing US farmers to kill millions of … Read more