US covid death toll Surpasses 900,000

The United States hits grim milestone as new cases are declining, but deaths are at more than 2,400 per day on average. By Faith Barbara Namagembe updated at 0950 EAT on 5 February 2022. Propelled by the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant, the US COVID-19 death toll hit 900,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins…

US man recovers after pig heart transplant.

Surgeons hope genetic modifications will help patient’s body accept the organ and that pig organs could help alleviate shortages of donor organs Published By Faith Barbara Namagembe updated at 0735 EAT On 11 Jan 2022. A man with terminal heart disease is responding well three days after being given a genetically modified pig heart in…

Ahmaud Arbery murderers sentenced to life in prison

A white father and son convicted of killing a black jogger have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A jury found Travis and Gregory McMichael and their neighbour, William Bryan, guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020. Bryan also received the maximum penalty of life, but was offered the…

USA Mark’s anniversary on Capital Riot.

‘Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm,’ President Joe Biden says in a speech. By Faith Barbara Namagembe updated On 6 Jan 2022 at 2353 EAT. People across the United States are commemorating the first anniversary of the deadly attack on the US Capitol, described by top officials in Washington,…

The rate at which Americans quit their jobs is high.

A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November, while job openings remained historically high. Updated On 5 Jan 2022 If there are any lingering doubts over exactly who holds the upper hand in the United States jobs market these days, Tuesday’s latest figures from the Department of Labor should put them to rest…

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos found guilty for defrauding investors.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0615 EAT on 4 January 2022. Holmes acquitted on four counts, while jury failed to reach a decision on three counts. A United States jury found Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes guilty of conspiring to defraud investors in the blood-testing startup. Holmes was convicted Monday on four of 11 counts….

Colorado Fires Burn hundreds of homes as thousands flee.

Governor Jared Polis declares a state of emergency as the National Weather Service warns of ‘life-threatening situation’ in affected areas in US. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1740 EAT on 31 December 2021. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Colorado, United States after wildfires driven…

Harry Reid Former US Senate dies at the age of 82.

Democrat leader, who helped secure Obama’s signature health care law, died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. By Faith Barbara Namagembe updated on 29 December 2021 at 1340 EAT. 2 Harry Reid, the pugnacious son of a Nevada hard-rock miner who rose from poverty to become the US Senate majority leader and earned a…