Vets warn dog owners not to let their pets eat hot cross buns because the raisins can be toxic

Vets warn dog owners not to let their pets eat hot cross buns because the raisins can be toxic for themNicole Hellyer from Surrey rushed her two dogs to vets for life-saving treatmentThe dogs were given an injection to make them sick and were able to go homeOne vet even says that just one raisin can kill a particularly susceptible dog By Amelia Wynne For Mailonline Published: 13:28 EDT, 7 April...

Coronavirus stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, by state

The governors of the nine states without some form of a stay-at-home order have offered different reasons for their refusal to issue the kind of directives implemented across most of the nation, covering more than 300 million Americans, to combat the coronavirus pandemic.Some say the specific circumstances of their state doesn’t merit such a mandate, others have advocated social responsibility...

Keir Starmer hands major role to Labour leadership rival in huge shadow cabinet overhaul | Politics | News

The new Labour leader has appointed Lisa Nandy as Shadow Foreign Secretary and takes over from Emily Thonberry, who was eliminated early on in the leadership race.But there is no role on the revamped Shadow Cabinet for fellow leadership rival Rebecca LongBailey, who is a strong ally of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.His office has announced that as the new deputy leader, Angela Rayner will...

Coronavirus: Queen to tell nation to show typical British resolve in rare address

The Queen is to urge the nation to show its traditional “quiet, good-humoured resolve” in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. In a rare televised message to be broadcast on Sunday evening, Elizabeth II will acknowledge the grief and financial hardship experienced by the public as the UK faces a third week on lockdown. She will also personally thank healthcare workers on the front line and...

Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering

The models POLITICO examined could still change. Public health experts can't account for how well people will follow social distancing measures, how many beds and ventilators a governor can acquire — or just plain luck. But the states that many experts are most concerned with are the ones that have been slow to clamp down on travel and nonessential businesses. “That’s alarming and scary...

Military recruiting struggles as enlistment stations close

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Meyer does his best recruiting face-to-face. He can look people in the eye, read their body language and get insight into whether they would make a good Marine.But coronavirus quarantines have shut down most recruiting stations. So Meyer and other recruiters have turned increasingly to social media. And that has its drawbacks.“They usually won’t...

‘Think twice’ before using Zoom for confidential conversations, experts warn

TORONTO -- Canadian cybersecurity researchers are discouraging healthcare officials and government bodies from using video conferencing app Zoom, warning that the app’s security measures are not designed for sensitive conversations. Research by Citizen Lab, an internet watchdog group based at the University of Toronto, found that Zoom uses non-industry standard encryption techniques with...

Some people may not get stimulus checks until August: memo

WASHINGTON — The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. The document from the House Ways and Means Committee says the IRS will make about 60 million payments...

Government sets target for 100,000 daily coronavirus tests by end of April

The latest headlines in your inbox The Government has set a target of carrying out 100,000 tests for coronavirus every day by the end of April. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced he is "setting the goal" for 100,000 tests as he conducted his first press briefing since leaving self-isolation for Covid-19. Mr Hancock said the UK lacked a large diagnostics industry so was having to build from...

Jazz Patriarch Ellis Marsalis Is Dead At The Age Of 85 : NPR

Ellis Marsalis performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival. Tyler Kaufman/FilmMagic hide caption toggle caption Tyler Kaufman/FilmMagic Ellis Marsalis performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival. Tyler Kaufman/FilmMagic Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and patriarch of the Marsalis family, has died at the age of 85. His death was...