Apple Looks to Boost Production Outside China

Apple Looks to Boost Production Outside China

TOKYO—Apple has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to boost production outside China, citing Beijing’s strict anti-Covid policy among other reasons, people involved in the discussions said. India and Vietnam, already sites for a small portion of Apple’s global production, are among the countries getting a closer look from the company as … Read more

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated populace and hinted at easing virus restrictions to nurse a decaying economy. The outbreak has caused concern about … Read more

Cluster Found in Bronx – NBC New York

Cluster Found in Bronx – NBC New York

The New York City Health Department announced on Friday that it was investigating a community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in part of the Bronx. At least four people have been diagnosed with the illness since May 9, with more results still pending. The cluster was found in the Highbridge section of the Bronx (10452 and … Read more

Rules to keep the democracy sausage safe

Rules to keep the democracy sausage safe

As election-day hotplates are fired up around the country, health authorities hope the occasion doesn’t deliver an outbreak of food poisoning. A Federal poll in the middle of May is unlikely to unleash heatwave conditions that attract the kinds of nasties that readily contaminate an outdoors spread. Saturday’s temperatures are expected to climb into the … Read more

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing the president’s proposed immigration policies along the U.S. border with … Read more

Health Department confirms four cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Bronx neighborhood

Health Department confirms four cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Bronx neighborhood

HIGHBRIDGE, The Bronx (WABC) — The New York City Health Department has just released information on a Legionnaires’ disease cluster in the Bronx. Four cases have been confirmed since May 9 in the Highbridge neighborhoods in zip codes 10452 and 10456. Doctors are waiting for the test results on several other people. So far no … Read more

New York City Investigates Possible Monkeypox Case Amid Outbreak

New York City Investigates Possible Monkeypox Case Amid Outbreak

Officials in New York City said they were monitoring a suspected case of monkeypox, as an outbreak of a disease rarely detected outside of Africa was confirmed in more countries. The patient in New York was receiving care at Bellevue Hospital, where city health officials said they had performed preliminary tests to confirm whether the … Read more

Toronto woman shares encounter with dozens of ticks in her suburban backyard

Toronto woman shares encounter with dozens of ticks in her suburban backyard

A relaxing afternoon reclining in her backyard with her dogs should have been just that — relaxing. Little did Michelle Snider know, however, they were also entertaining some unwanted, blood-sucking company: ticks she says — coming from her own backyard, in the suburban Long Branch area in west Toronto. “I was literally picking six, seven … Read more