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California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use Wednesday due to higher-than-normal temperatures expected in Northern California and tight energy supplies across the West. Officials called for voluntary electricity conservation from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to avoid rolling outages during the persistent heat, the California…MORE

The science didn’t change, the virus did, Fauci says as CDC updates mask guidance

The science didn’t change, the virus did, Fauci says as CDC updates mask guidance

The change in CDC guidance recommending all Americans wear a mask indoors in areas with high Covid-19 transmission is a sign of the change the Delta variant has carved into the pandemic landscape, Dr. Anthony Facui told CNN. “We’re not changing the science,” the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease told…MORE

Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements

Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements

About 20 anti-mask protesters gathered at the Broward County School Board headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, forcing a postponement of a discussion on mask requirements for the upcoming school year, a school board member told CNN. “Folks weren’t wearing masks and refused to follow the rules — rules that people have followed for…MORE

Louisiana sees highest spike in hospitalizations since March 2020

Louisiana saw the highest spike in single-day hospitalizations statewide since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Gov. John Bel Edwards’s office, hospitalizations rose Monday by 169 patients. This is the highest single-day increase in hospitalizations since March 2020, according to Edwards’s office. Ventilator use also increased by over 1,000 and 20 new deaths…MORE

Prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in deaths of two men he gave drugs

Prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in deaths of two men he gave drugs

Democratic donor Ed Buck on Tuesday was convicted by a federal jury of nine felonies, including giving methamphetamine to two men who died at his West Hollywood apartment after being injected with the drug. Buck was found guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one…MORE

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

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