U.S. defense secretary still hospitalized as details emerge about medical procedure

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon released new details Sunday about Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s continued hospitalization, saying he had a medical procedure Dec. 22, went home a day later and was admitted to intensive care Jan. 1 when he began experiencing severe pain. The latest information came as members of both parties in Congress … Read more

U.S. battered by winter storms on both coasts

BOSTON – A major winter storm bringing heavy snow and freezing rain to some communities spread across New England on Sunday, sending residents scurrying for their shovels and snowblowers to clear sidewalks and driveways. Winter storm warnings and watches were in effect throughout the Northeast, and icy roads made for hazardous travel as … Read more

How undisclosed evidence, recanting witnesses lead to wrongful convictions in N.B.

The story behind two New Brunswick men’s wrongful convictions for murder contains classic elements of how things can go terribly wrong in Canada’s justice system, say the lawyers who fought to prove their innocence. A written submission presented to the court by Innocence Canada lawyers on Thursday argues that “police tunnel vision, the … Read more

Young Palestinian girl killed when Israeli police fire at suspected attackers in West Bank unrest

JERUSALEM – Israeli police on Sunday opened fire at a pair of suspected attackers who rammed their car into a West Bank checkpoint, fatally shooting a young Palestinian girl in an adjacent vehicle, according to police and medical officials. The two suspects were also shot, while a young police officer was lightly hurt. … Read more

Fatigue in long COVID patients has a physical cause: Study

(NewsNation) — New research is shedding light on the near-constant fatigue experienced by those who are suffering from long COVID. Published in Nature Communications, researchers from Amsterdam UMC and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam discovered the persistent fatigue in patients with long COVID has a biological cause: mitochondria in muscle cells that produce less energy than in … Read more