Day: May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

New coronavirus test is an imperfect step toward mass screening

The U.S. 12, 2020 A previous version of this story said OraSure Technologies had a $700-million federal contract to develop a saliva-based coronavirus screening test. It is less accurate than the current gold standard for testing and can only be run on specialized equipment. New coronavirus test is an imperfect step toward mass screening An image shows the coronavirus (in orange) emerging from the surface […]

May 12, 2020

Supreme Court sounds split in case on rights for Catholic school teachers

Advertisement Fisher agreed that teachers who serve as “spiritual leaders” at a school or college come under the so-called “ministerial exception,” meaning they can be hired or fired entirely at the discretion of church officials. But a lawyer representing the Catholic schools in Los Angeles led off Monday’s argument by citing that principle. They are Our Lady of Guadalupe vs. But he said the court […]

May 12, 2020

Joel Havemann, longtime Times editor in Washington, dies at 76

It was a candid account of his painful struggle against the ravages of Parkinson’s, as well as a detailed description of the disease and its causes.At the time, many experts believed the disease, which today afflicts an estimated 1 million Americans, would be cured within five years, a goal that remains elusive.As an editor, he was remembered by colleagues as having a rare ability to […]

May 12, 2020

Citing coronavirus, Trump officials refuse to release migrant kids to sponsors — and deport them instead

The couple hopes to win guardianship of Mariano by attesting that as a trafficking victim, he is eligible for a Special Immigrant Juvenile visa.With the government restricting transportation of migrant children amid the crisis, they said they are prepared to drop everything and drive to California to pick Mariano up.For now, they talk with him at least once a week by phone. ready to sponsor […]

May 12, 2020

‘I’m borne down’: She’s lost more than 30 friends and acquaintances to the coronavirus

“May he RIP, and see Aretha.” Among members of the current generation of community leaders and beloved figures in Detroit who’ve died from COVID-19, one name in particular stands out for Music — 43-year-old activist, historical preservationist and business consultant Marlowe Stoudamire. More coronavirus coverage Food Surviving the Shutdown: A taco truck owner in Santa Ana tries to keep the city’s lonchera culture going Food […]

May 12, 2020

Fauci warns coronavirus not ‘under control,’ says rapid reopening risks new outbreaks

COVID-19 death toll hits 80,000 as states continue reopening and Trump lashes out As the U.S. will be able to conduct 40 million-50 million tests per month by September and noted the U.S. Several committee Republicans used their questioning to defend Trump, but Alexander made clear as he opened the hearing that the defense has limits: The country still needs more “widespread testing,” he said. […]

May 12, 2020

Pompeo travels to Israel to give U.S. blessing to annexation of West Bank land

lawmakers, say unilateral annexation will have numerous dangerous ramifications, including damage to long-standing peace treaties that Israel has with Jordan and Egypt, the only neighbors who recognize its existence.It could also undermine the already-weak Palestinian Authority, the leadership of West Bank Palestinians that has refused to even speak to the Trump administration after its various pro-Israel moves, including the transfer of the U.S. Pompeo will […]

May 12, 2020

Arsons, forgeries & poker: how Johnny Jenkins blazed a trail through antiquarian bookselling

His death shocked the world of antiquarian bookselling. Jenkins had turned antiquarian bookselling on its head in 1975 when he purchased a huge selection of Americana from Eberstadt & Sons for $2 million. His books were displayed at rare book fairs around the world, and he sold books and ephemera to some of Texas’ richest and most powerful people. Although short in height, Jenkins was […]