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Austin Airport Employee Arrested at Security Checkpoint With Loaded Gun and Cocaine

Austin Airport Employee Arrested at Security Checkpoint With Loaded Gun and Cocaine

An airport worker at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was arrested after she was discovered to have a loaded gun and drugs at a security checkpoint.
According to the arrest affidavit, the incident occurred on November 28 and 12:21 p.m. local time.
A Transportation Security Administration employee saw the gun on an x-ray screening machine inside a purse belonging to 23-year-old Angelina Ortiz, who worked at an airport concession.  Police officers who were summoned …

Congress Moves to Avert Looming ‘Catastrophic’ Rail Strike in U.S.

Congress Moves to Avert Looming ‘Catastrophic’ Rail Strike in U.S.

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation intended to avert a nationwide rail strike that could threaten the country’s economy just weeks before the Christmas holiday period.
“A nationwide rail shutdown would be catastrophic –  a shutdown would grind our economy to a halt, and every family would feel the strain,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a speech on the House floor.  “Time is of the essence –  we …

New ‘Make My Test Count’ Website Asks You to Report Covid Test Results

The National Institutes of Health announced the launch of a new website that will allow people to anonymously report the results of their at-home coronavirus tests, be the outcome positive of negative.
Located at www.MakeMyTestCount.org, the website is a collaboration between the NIH and CareEvolution, a patient data company.
Given a strong preference by patients for at-home testing, which generally isn’t tallied in official virus figures, the new website may help provide …

Strategies for Celebrating a Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving: Expert Advice for Avoiding Covid and the Flu

Thanksgiving is approaching rapidly and, while the pandemic picture is much different from the previous two Thanksgivings, the world is still embroiled in a pandemic with almost 200,000 new cases each day and some 350 daily deaths.
We have far better tools to cope with this including multiple vaccines, new bivalent vaccine boosters, and therapeutics such as Paxlovid.  At-home testing kits are easily accessible and most people have some form of …

Thanksgiving is Thursday – Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed in 2022

This Thursday, November 24, will be the third Thanksgiving in the United States to take place during the coronavirus pandemic.  The holiday is a national day of giving thanks for the harvest.  Travel is expected to be close to pre-pandemic levels as travel continues to increase following an earlier pandemic-induced decline in group activities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance stating that anyone attending a family gathering who …

Four Seasons Expands Pandemic Preparedness and Response Programs With Partner Johns Hopkins

Four Seasons Expands Pandemic Preparedness and Response Programs With Partner Johns Hopkins

 
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced it was expanding the program that it began in the earliest days of the pandemic in partnership with John Hopkins Medicine International.
The relationship started with the creation of a pandemic response initiative to ensure guest comfort and safety given the great unknowns at the start of the pandemic, with Johns Hopkins Medicine experts acting as “trusted health and safety advisors.”  It came at a …

Friday is Veterans Day: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

Today, Friday, is Veterans Day in the United States, a holiday that honors military veterans.  The holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries, marking the anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918, as an armistice ending all hostilities went into effect at the11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
In 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 …