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San Francisco pauses planned reopening due to increase in Covid-19 cases

San Francisco pauses planned reopening due to increase in Covid-19 cases

Rising Covid-19 cases have put a halt in San Francisco’s reopening plans. The city had been planning to resume reopening on November 3, but Mayor London Breed announced Friday the city would temporarily hit pause. “We are starting to see a slight uptick in the number of hospitalizations, which puts us in a situation where…MORE

Older women voters want to send a message to Trump in November

Older women voters want to send a message to Trump in November

Jane Van Zandt is soaked. Her blue mittens are dripping. Her glasses keep fogging up. Her blue raincoat simply does not seem heavy enough to keep her warm against the bluster of a cold and rainy late October morning in Chester, New Hampshire. Yet, this 78-year-old offers no complaints as she holds her signs and…MORE

Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse extradited to Wisconsin

Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse extradited to Wisconsin

Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois teenager accused of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during protests, was extradited to Wisconsin after a judge’s ruling on Friday. Judge Paul Novak of Lake County, Illinois, said in the ruling allowing his extradition that matters filed by Rittenhouse’s attorneys such as the safety of their client can…MORE

The week in 15 headlines

With just four days until Election Day, both candidates are headed into overdrive, crisscrossing the country in a final push to win the presidency. Meanwhile, coronavirus continues to hammer the nation as more and more states hit record infection levels. Early voting turnout continues to be unprecedented, with massive vote totals in battleground states like…MORE

Florida officials stop attempt to register dead people in Broward County

Florida officials stop attempt to register dead people in Broward County

Florida elections and law enforcement officials detected a scheme that sought to register dozens of dead people to vote in Broward County, though the motive is not clear, according to the county elections office. The county received about 50 voter registration applications sent in envelopes postmarked from Columbia, South Carolina, with no return address, documents…MORE

Household spread of Covid-19 is common and quick, a new CDC study finds

Household spread of Covid-19 is common and quick, a new CDC study finds

The spread of Covid-19 among members in a household after one person is infected is “common” and occurs quickly after illness onset, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The person exposed or suspected of having Covid-19 should be isolated before getting tested and before test results come…MORE

Connecticut will not retry Michael Skakel in Martha Moxley murder

Connecticut will not retry Michael Skakel in Martha Moxley murder

Forty-five years to the day after 15-year-old Martha Moxley went missing, prosecutors for the state of Connecticut said Friday that they would not retry Michael Skakel in her brutal slaying. Skakel, 60 and the nephew of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, served roughly half of a 20-year sentence for Moxley’s death. Addressing the Stamford Superior Court…MORE

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