Autopsies Show COVID-19 Virus in Brain and Elsewhere in Body

Summary: Autopsy tissue samples of 44 people who died of COVID-19 showed SAR-CoV-2, the virus responsible for coronavirus, spread throughout the body and to the brain, with traces of the virus lingering for 8 months. Source: University of Minnesota An analysis of tissue samples from the autopsies of 44 people who died with COVID-19 shows … Read more

First Gen Z member elected to Congress prepares for new job on Capitol Hill

The 118th Congress will see a number of historic “firsts” — the first woman and LGBTQ representative from Vermont, the first Latina representatives from Oregon and the first member of Generation Z, those born from 1997 to 2012. That 25-year-old, Maxwell Frost, will be the youngest member of a legislative body where the average lawmaker … Read more

Here are a few that go into effect Jan. 1

FILE – California Gov. Gavin Newsom displays a bill he signed that shields abortion providers and volunteers in California from civil judgments from out-of-state courts during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., June 24, 2022. Newsom is headed to Washington this week, providing him with a national stage to continue his outspoken defense of abortion … Read more

Here’s a look at Jacksonville’s 2021 homicides compared to 2020

A Jacksonville sheriff’s officer makes his way through crime-scene tape during an investigation. Jacksonville finished the year substantially down in the number of homicides, unofficially 129 compared to 2020’s staggering 177. Here’s a breakdown of some of what the numbers tell. Century mark The city eclipsed 100 homicides for the 10th-straight year. It also marked … Read more

What are the new Dexa scan tests that will determine Indian cricketers’ fitness levels?

Having short-listed 20 players who will be in the scheme of things for the 50-over World Cup to be held later this year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to bring in customized training methods and protocols for each player. In a review meeting of the team’s 2022 T20 World … Read more

Farmer confidence knocked as escalating financial costs put pressure on mental well-being

A storm is on the horizon for farmers as they battle a bevy of rising costs. Photo / File Hikes in fuel and fertilizer costs and debt servicing levels have knocked rural confidence and prompted fears about mental well-being, with farmers facing tough times urged to “talk to someone”. Industry representatives say farmers will tighten … Read more

Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger made ‘creepy comments’ to staff and customers at brewery

A criminology PhD student accused of murdering four University of Idaho students allegedly made “creepy” comments to staff at a brewery before his arrest. Washington University grad student Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into custody in Pennsylvania early Friday in connection with the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin … Read more

China’s President Xi battles to save face as Covid U-turn weakens his grip on power | China

China’s leader Xi Jinping told his country it stands on “the right side of history” in a new year address on Saturday, but experts have warned that the president starts 2023 diminished by his chaotic U-turn on Covid strategy. He may struggle to deflect blame for the human and economic costs of zero-Covid’s failure, and … Read more

A Florida lawyer pleaded guilty to 34 counts of child pornography charges. He got probation

A Tampa attorney who was sentenced to eight years of sex offender probation and no prison time after pleading guilty to 34 counts of child pornography charges still will not “acknowledge the wrongful nature of his conduct,” a Florida judge said. That’s not from the judge who sentenced 52-year-old Chris Ragano in his criminal case, … Read more