Health

BFHD reports eight new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District reported on Sunday that there are only eight new coronavirus cases in the Tri-Cities region. This brings the total number of cases in the Tri-Cities to 1,216. There are exactly 700 coronavirus cases…

Leaders search for optimism amid coronavirus pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — As families in the U.S. and elsewhere marked Mother’s Day in a time of social distancing and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, world leaders projected optimism they could loosen lockdowns while controlling a potential second wave…

White House Virus Task Force members face quarantine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three members of the White House coronavirus task force, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, placed themselves in quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, another stark reminder that not even one of the nation’s most…

New coronavirus antigen test with fast results approved

U.S. regulators have approved a new type of coronavirus test that administration officials have promoted as a key to opening up the country. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp.…

Docs show top White House officials buried CDC report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation’s top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House, according to internal government emails obtained by…

Rock 'n' Roll pioneer, Little Richard, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson,…

Missing Moses Lake teen featured on A&E show

MOSES LAKE, Wash. -- On Saturday, Live PD, on A&E featured sixteen-year-old Lorelei Starr, who went missing from her home in Moses Lake on April 17 and has not been seen since. "We know that Lorelei's mom was not home at…