FROM Pam Belluck
First Locally Contracted Zika Outbreak in the US Until now, infections of Americans by the Zika virus have been travel related. Now, for the first time in the continental United States, several people apparently have been infected by mosquitoes. Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters, "One of these four cases involve the woman and the other three cases involve men they're all active Zika cases and have not exhibited symptoms to be admitted to the hospital." Pam Belluck, health reporter for the New York Times , has more on the story.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.