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Number of South Koreans dying after flu shot rises, prompts vaccine worries -

Number of South Koreans dying after flu shot rises, prompts vaccine worriesAt least 13 South Koreans have died after receiving flu shots in recent days, according to official and local media reports, ramping up fears about vaccine safety even as authorities rule out a link. Health authorities said on Wednesday they had no plans to suspend a programme to inoculate around 19 million people for free after a preliminary investigation into six deaths found no direct connection to the vaccines. Officials have reported nine deaths following flu vaccinations and the Yonhap news agency reported another four on Thursday.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:06:50 -0400

Republicans in Iowa, Alabama score legal victories on election rules -

Republicans in Iowa, Alabama score legal victories on election rulesU.S. Republicans scored legal victories on Wednesday when a Supreme Court ruling allowed Alabama to ban curbside voting and an Iowa court upheld a law that makes it harder to fix problems with absentee ballot requests ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. The rulings were a setback to Democrats, whose presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is running a close race against Republican President Donald Trump in Iowa, while Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama is seen at risk of losing his seat in the election, imperiling Democrats' chances of seizing control of the Senate.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:03:02 -0400

Trump’s rape defamation hearing abruptly ends after DOJ lawyer is denied entry into courthouse -

Trump’s rape defamation hearing abruptly ends after DOJ lawyer is denied entry into courthouseAttorney falls foul of New York’s coronavirus regulations


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:38:30 -0400

Commentary: US complicity in Mexican crimes: Who were Cienfuegos' allies and accessories in American government? -

Commentary: US complicity in Mexican crimes: Who were Cienfuegos' allies and accessories in American government?Mexico's former defense minister, Salvador Cienfuegos, was arrested on Thursday in Los Angeles and will arrive soon in New York to face conspiracy, organized crime and money laundering charges at the same courthouse which has already convicted Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman and where former Mexican police chief Genaro Garcia Luna also stands trial. The symbolism is powerful. The DEA, the U.S. ...


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:02:00 -0400

China reports 14 new coronavirus cases -

China reports 14 new coronavirus casesChina reported 14 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 21, compared with 11 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Thursday. All 14 of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. China reported 25 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 15 a day earlier.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:05:45 -0400