Government rushes virus gene-mapping as mutations spread
The U.S. is scrambling to expand DNA mapping of coronavirus samples to identify potentially deadlier mutations starting to spread around the country. But the more significant action is on Capitol Hill, where a House bill headed for floor debate would provide $1.75 billion for genomic sequencing. The U.S. now maps only the genetic makeup of a minuscule fraction of positive virus samples, a situation some experts liken to flying blind. Baldwin says the U.S. should be analyzing at least 15% of positive virus samples. “Genomic sequencing testing is how we will spot variants early before they spread,” said White House COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients.
Prosecutors: Man's hatred was behind Minnesota mosque attack
Several men were gathered at Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center for early morning prayers on Aug. 5, 2017, when a pipe bomb was thrown through the window of an imam’s office. Prosecutors said Hari — the leader of an anti-government group called the White Rabbits — came up with the plan for the attack. Hari's attorney, James Becker, told jurors that prosecutors have no meaningful forensic evidence that points to Hari's involvement in the attack. Ethen also described the fear that permeated the community that worships at the mosque, and said the attack led many to stop worshipping there. “The detonation of that bomb shattered the Dar Al-Farooq community,” Ethen said.
What to gossip about in a quarantine? Virus changes TMZ
“We miss seeing you in that studio with all your crew and just being part of our everyday life ... You guys are underappreciated.”Levin produces three television shows regularly. “TMZ on TV” is essentially a comic pop culture half hour, available through syndication in virtually all of the nation's TV homes. “TMZ Live” trends a little more serious, an hour-long newscast available in 80 percent of the nation's homes, and “TMZ Sports” is on the Fox Sports 1 network. It doesn't take much to get the “TMZ on TV” tongues talking. He predicted the ability of outlets like TMZ to work remotely will permanently change how business is conducted and how stories are illustrated.
Ukrainian Orphan Tells Dr. Phil She Is Not a Woman Masquerading as a Child
Ukranian orphan Natalia Grace Barnett , whose former adoptive parents say is a grown woman posing as a child, is now defending herself in public, telling Dr. Phil the allegations are false. Natalia was adopted in 2000 by an Indiana couple who say they were told she was 6 years old. But the couple claimed earlier this year that she is really a 30-year-old woman and a "sociopath" who threatened to kill them. Speaking publicly for the first time, a teary Barnett told syndicated talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw in an interview that aired Thursday that those accusations aren't "true at all." Appearing with Antwon and Cynthia Mans, with whom she is now living, Barnett said her former adoptive parents are mistaken.
Dr. Phil on Mark Castellano: "The interview's a lie"
Dr. Phil on Mark Castellano: "The interview's a lie" It was TV's Dr. Phil McGraw -- not Houston police - who would first interrogate Mark Castellano about Michelle Warner's mysterious disappearance. Correspondent Tracy Smith traveled Los Angeles to get McGraw's psychological breakdown of the suspected killer.cbsnews.com