October 17th, 2021

World News

2 win medicine Nobel for showing how we react to heat, touch

By David Keyton And Frank Jordans, The Associated Press on October 4th, 2021

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian identified receptors in the skin that respond to heat and ... Read More »

1 response

2 win medicine Nobel for ID’ing temperature, touch receptors

By David Keyton And Frank Jordans, The Associated Press on October 4th, 2021

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian identified receptors in the skin that respond to heat and ... Read More »

1 response

Death toll in Cyclone Shaheen now 12 as storm churns in Oman

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on October 4th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The death toll from Cyclone Shaheen rose to 12 on Monday while other fishermen from Iran remained missing as the storm moved further inland into Oman and weakened. Authorities in Oman said they found the body of a man who disappeared when floodwaters swept him away from his vehicle. ... Read More »

1 response

Nobel Prize honors discovery of temperature, touch receptors

By The Associated Press on October 4th, 2021

STOCKHOLM (AP) – The Nobel Prize in the field of physiology or medicine has been awarded to U.S. scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian. They were cited for their discovery of receptors for temperature and touch. The winners were announced Monday by Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of the Nobel Committee. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. ... Read More »

1 response

Jordan’s king denies impropriety in luxury home purchases

By The Associated Press on October 4th, 2021

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – Jordan’s King Abdullah II has denied any impropriety in his multi-million-dollar purchases of luxury homes abroad, citing security needs for keeping the transactions quiet and saying no public funds were used. Monday’s comment by the Royal Palace comes a day after the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reported that the monarch ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Ethiopia’s PM sworn in for second term as war spreads

By The Associated Press on October 4th, 2021

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war. Abiy’s Prosperity Party was declared the winner of parliamentary elections earlier this year in a vote criticized and at times boycotted by opposition parties but ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Crews race to limit damage from major California oil spill

By Amy Taxin And Christopher Weber, The Associated Press on October 3rd, 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Crews on the water and on shore worked feverishly Sunday to limit environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

2 Koreas restore hotline despite North’s missile tests

By The Associated Press on October 3rd, 2021

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea says the two Koreas have restored a stalled communication channel after weeks of a hiatus in a small reconciliation step. Monday’s restoration of an inter-Korean hotline came three days after North Korea said it had test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons firings ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Crews race to limited damage from California oil spill

By Amy Taxin And Christopher Weber, The Associated Press on October 3rd, 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Crews on the water and on shore worked feverishly Sunday to limit environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Oil company says pipeline shut down after California leak

By Amy Taxin And Christopher Weber, The Associated Press on October 3rd, 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Crude was no longer leaking from a Southern California pipeline that’s believed to be the source of a massive oil spill that closed miles of beaches on Sunday, according to the head of the company that owns the facility. Amplify Energy CEO Martyn Willsher said Sunday that divers are still ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Bomb at Kabul mosque kills 5 civilians, Taliban say

By Samya Kullab, The Associated Press on October 3rd, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – At least five civilians were killed in a bomb blast outside a Kabul mosque Sunday, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since U.S. forces left at the end of August. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion fell on Islamic State extremists ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!