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Kenny Kuhn
August 27, 2020 - 11:11 am
A Weather Channel reporter narrowly misses falling debris, knocked-down by a strong gust of wind as Hurricane Laura makes landfall. Stay with RADIO.COM for the latest hurricane developments.
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix. The U.S. government’s road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was to roll out the app for Android and Apple phones on Thursday, Aug. 27. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Associated Press
August 27, 2020 - 10:43 am
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was scheduled to roll out the free app for both Android and Apple phones Thursday. Owners key in or scan...
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Johnny Lopez
August 27, 2020 - 3:00 am
Bed Bath & Beyond has announced it is cutting 2,800 jobs “effective immediately.”The national chain is making the workforce reduction on the corporate level as well at its retail outlets.
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This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company's BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, authorized BinaxNOW, the first rapid coronavirus test that doesn’t need any special computer equipment to get results. (Abbott Laboratories via AP)
Associated Press
August 26, 2020 - 9:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized the first rapid coronavirus test that doesn’t need any special computer equipment to get results. The 15-minute test from Abbott Laboratories will sell for $5, giving it a competitive edge over similar tests that need to be...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, healthcare worker Rahaana Smith instructs passengers how to use a nasal swab, at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, in Miami. U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Associated Press
August 26, 2020 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials sparked criticism and confusion after posting guidelines on coronavirus testing from the White House task force that run counter to what scientists say is necessary to control the pandemic. The new guidance says it's not necessary for people who have been in...
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nursing home
WWJ News
August 26, 2020 - 6:12 pm
The U.S. Justice Department is seeking data about “orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents."
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U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) listens as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Associated Press
August 26, 2020 - 3:22 pm
The USDA will not continue to provide food program waivers that have ensured students are fed while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic unless Congress acts,
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Dave Cohen
August 26, 2020 - 2:41 pm
Hurricane Laura is expected to “cause catastrophic damage” and reach a Category 4 when it makes landfall on the Gulf Coast, according to a new Wednesday morning warning from the National Hurricane Center.
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FILE — This Jan. 31, 2018 photo, provided by the New York State Department of Corrections, shows Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon. Chapman, 65, was denied parole for an 11th time, New York state corrections officials said Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (New York State Department of Corrections via AP, File)
Associated Press
August 26, 2020 - 1:54 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980 was denied parole for an 11th time, state corrections officials said Wednesday. Mark David Chapman was denied after being interviewed by a parole board Aug. 19, according to corrections officials...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, residents at the Southern Pines nursing home are separated and wear face coverings during their daily bingo game in Warner Robins, Ga. A new report says COVID-19 cases in U.S. nursing homes jumped nearly 80% earlier this summer, driven by rampant spread across the South and much of the West. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Associated Press
August 25, 2020 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening fines and funding cut-offs, the Trump administration on Tuesday issued new COVID-19 requirements for nursing homes and hospitals, prompting immediate pushback from beleaguered industries. To check the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare...
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