February 13, 2020

Fifteenth novel coronavirus patient reported in the US

jarun011/iStock(SAN ANTONIO) -- A 15th patient has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus in the United States, health officials reported Thursday. The patient was among the Americans repatriated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, and had been quarantined at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. At the same time, a second novel coronavirus death outside of China was reported in Japan, the country's health minister announced Thursday. The patient, a wom..
February 13, 2020

Rumors swirl around Prince Harry speaker series at big banks

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- After a reported speaking engagement in Miami last week, rumors have swirled about what speaking opportunities and jobs Prince Harry may take on in his future role as a non-working member of Britain's royal family. Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, reportedly flew from Vancouver Island, where they've been staying with their 8-month-old son Archie, to Miami last weekend. The couple attended a speaking engagement on Feb. 6..
February 13, 2020

Fires in New South Wales contained for the first time since Australia’s fire season began

Stuart_Shaw/iStock(NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia) -- All bushfires in New South Wales, Australia are contained for the first time since this fire season began in September 2019, the state's fire agency reported Thursday. Rob Rogers, the deputy commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Service, called the development "great news" after a "truly devastating season for both firefighters and residents who suffered through so much." Rogers said "we can really focus on helping people rebuild." In w..
February 13, 2020

New coronavirus cases spike by nearly 15,000 in China’s Hubei province

jarun011/iStock(LONDON) -- The Chinese province at the heart of the novel coronavirus outbreak reported a nearly tenfold increase in cases and deaths on Thursday morning, after applying new methodology as to how cases are categorized. The Health Commission of Hubei Province announced an additional 14,840 cases of the newly identified virus, known officially as COVID-19, and 242 deaths. The commission explained in a press release that the record spike was due to a change in how cases are diagnose..