3 arrested after toddler, 2 others killed at Louisiana pool party
“As a community, we must work collaboratively to prevent further tragedies by speaking out before it is too late,” Mayor Sharon Weston Broome said. More than 100 people gathered in Baton Rouge on Wednesday night to celebrate the life of 18-month-old Ja’tyri (JT) Brown who was fatally shot at a pool party on Memorial Day. Authorities are searching for several suspects connected to the shooting, with two teen brothers allegedly responsible for the killing that also claimed the lives of Dwayne Dunn, Jr., 17, and Reginald Thomas, 20, PEOPLE reports.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Wash. state warns hospitals on VIP vaccinations
The state crossed that mark Monday, exactly a year after officials reported the first case of a coronavirus infection in Massachusetts. — Maryland’s acting health secretary says the state’s hospitals have received less than half of their expected allocations of second doses of the coronavirus vaccine for front-line health workers this week. Schrader says state officials were talked with the federal Department of Health and Human Services all weekend trying to figure out what happened. The CDC says Iowa has delivered 190,689 first vaccine doses to individuals, or 6,044 per 100,000 people, the third lowest rate in the nation. Ad___PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is not planning to limit use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for elderly people like some other European Union nations.
Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease
Doctors hope the one-time treatment, which involves permanently altering DNA in blood cells with a tool called CRISPR, may treat and possibly cure sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia. Victoria Gray, the first patient in the sickle cell study, had long suffered severe pain bouts that often sent her to the hospital. In sickle cell, defective hemoglobin leads to deformed, crescent-shaped blood cells that don’t carry oxygen well. The treatment involves removing stem cells from the patient's blood, then using CRISPR in a lab to knock out the switching gene. Williams, who was not involved in Frangoul’s study, said it “validates this approach” of targeting the hemoglobin switching gene to tackle sickle cell.
The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day
___HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:— US reaches 12 million total coronavirus cases— Italy hits nearly 35,000 new daily virus cases— Calif Gov. ___PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon has reported a record number of coronavirus cases for the second day in a row. California had a record 13,000 new cases on Thursday and more than 1 million total confirmed cases. Overall, Russia has recorded more than 2,064,000 confirmed cases and 35,778 confirmed deaths. ___NEW DELHI — India has reported 46,232 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, with the situation particularly alarming in New Delhi.
Watch live — Fed's Neel Kashkari speaks at Harvard on coronavirus and the economy
Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari is scheduled to speak at a public health forum Wednesday hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Kashkari will be joined by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, David Williams, Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary at National Academy of Medicine and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.cnbc.com
Jays players headed to Florida, continue talks to play in TO
TORONTO, ONT The Blue Jays are moving players to their spring training facility in Florida while they await word from the Canadian government about playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ford said he was in talks with Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro all weekend. The Blue Jays are hopeful to stage training camp and play regular-season home games in Toronto and will continue to work through this possibility." Anna Maddison, a spokesman for the Public Health Agency of Canada, said the federal government continues to be in discussion with the Blue Jays. Maddison said Toronto Public Health and Ontario Ministry of Health are also actively engaged with the Blue Jays.
Man walks free after 21 years in prison
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania man who spent 21 years behind bars for murder was freed Wednesday after the star witness in the case confessed to the killing. A jury convicted Miller of second-degree murder, and he was sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge on July 1 ordered Miller be released, subject to a decision by the district attorney on whether to pursue a new trial. 'Insufficient evidence' to make a caseIn a motion filed this week, the District Attorney's Office said there was "insufficient evidence" to make a case against Miller. The District Attorney's Office has not said whether it will charge Williams in the Mullens murder.