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A nurse puts on her PPE in a Covid-19 unit at a hospital in California.(AP File Photo )

Candida auris: Mysterious fungus that infected Covid-19 patients at US hospital

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:03 PM IST
After Candida auris-positive cases were found, the hospital removed supplies from hallways, enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, and improved practices around PPE use.
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People line up for Covid tests in their vehicles at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
People line up for Covid tests in their vehicles at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

Covid-19 vaccines in US lie unused

By Agencies | New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:27 AM IST
As the virus continues to rage, Germany is set to extend its nationwide lockdown until the end of the month and introduce tougher restrictions.
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The marriage rate in America dropped precipitously as thousands of weddings were postponed or cancelled, according to a new study(REUTERS)
The marriage rate in America dropped precipitously as thousands of weddings were postponed or cancelled, according to a new study(REUTERS)

Divorces and marriages tumbled in US during Covid, study shows

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:59 PM IST
A dearth of weddings and divorces was probably inevitable. Government offices were closed and Americans were being told to stay home. However, the data don’t show a big rebound in summer and autumn, when states mostly re-opened, that would reflect a large pent-up demand from the spring.
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A resident at Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility, receives the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine from Walgreens Pharmacists in Brooklyn, New York, US.(REUTERS)
A resident at Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility, receives the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine from Walgreens Pharmacists in Brooklyn, New York, US.(REUTERS)

Most US Covid-19 vaccines go idle as New York, Florida move to penalize hospitals

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:07 AM IST
In New York, hospitals must administer vaccines within a week of receiving them or face a fine and a reduction in future supplies, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, hours before announcing the state’s first known case of a new, more infectious coronavirus variant originally detected in Britain.
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Hundreds wait in line at Lakes Park Regional Library to recieve the Covid-19 vaccine in Fort Myers, Florida.(via REUTERS)
Hundreds wait in line at Lakes Park Regional Library to recieve the Covid-19 vaccine in Fort Myers, Florida.(via REUTERS)

Florida becomes 3rd US state to report new Covid-19 variant case

By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Florida
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Florida Department of Health said that the individual is a male in his 20s with no history of travel.
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US President Donald Trump arrived at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after dark on December 23.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump arrived at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after dark on December 23.(REUTERS)

No reason given for Trump cutting short his Florida vacation amid tensions with Iran

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Florida
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:24 PM IST
There is concern in Washington that Iran could order further military retaliation for the killing of top Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani.
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The video has now prompted people to share various responses.(Instagram/@vice.aviator)
The video has now prompted people to share various responses.(Instagram/@vice.aviator)

Plane ‘flies’ for the last time with excavator’s ‘help’. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:18 AM IST
Shared on an Instagram profile called Vice Aviator, managed by Daniel Gonzalez, the video is now going all kinds of viral.
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Trump for weeks now has refused to accept the results of the election and has been pushing new, increasingly outrageous schemes to try to overturn the results.(Reuters Photo)
Trump for weeks now has refused to accept the results of the election and has been pushing new, increasingly outrageous schemes to try to overturn the results.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump golfs in Florida as Covid relief hangs in the balance

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Palm Beach
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:39 AM IST
Trump, at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach for the holidays, had no events on his public schedule after throwing the future of a massive Covid relief and government funding bill into question. Failure to sign the bill, which arrived in Florida on Thursday night, could deny relief checks to millions of Americans on the brink and force a government shutdown in the midst of the pandemic.
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The image shows Charles Peachock juggling tennis balls to play the keyboard.(Instagram/@charlespeachock)
The image shows Charles Peachock juggling tennis balls to play the keyboard.(Instagram/@charlespeachock)

Clip shows man playing the keyboard by juggling tennis balls on it, amazes netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:31 AM IST
As the clip goes on, Peachock skillfully hits the keys with the balls to play a Christmas song.
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A stunned iguana lies in the grass at Cherry Creek Park in Oakland Park, Fla., With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it might involve falling iguanas.(AP)
A stunned iguana lies in the grass at Cherry Creek Park in Oakland Park, Fla., With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it might involve falling iguanas.(AP)

Raining iguanas? Unexpected cold weather prompts odd forecast for Christmas in Florida

By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | ORLANDO, Florida
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:25 AM IST
“ Brrr! Much colder temps expected for Christmas,” the National Weather Service in Miami tweeted earlier this week. “Falling iguanas are possible.”
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Dog handler Paula Ziadi, instructs Truman, after he tracked down an 8-foot-python, in Miami-Dade County, Fla. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is beginning a new program to use dogs to sniff out invasive pythons.(AP)
Dog handler Paula Ziadi, instructs Truman, after he tracked down an 8-foot-python, in Miami-Dade County, Fla. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is beginning a new program to use dogs to sniff out invasive pythons.(AP)

Python-sniffing dogs of Florida successfully track 8-foot-long snake

By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | TALLAHASSEE, Florida
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:18 PM IST
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently began training Truman and another dog named Eleanor to detect a python’s scent and alert handlers when they’ve come across one.
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The image shows the horses with their ‘loot.’(Twitter/@DikembeDudes)
The image shows the horses with their ‘loot.’(Twitter/@DikembeDudes)

Wild horses ‘steal’ baby stroller from couple, incident sparks laughter

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:26 PM IST
“My fiancé was on a hike today and watched some wild horses steal a baby stroller from a couple,” reads a portion of the caption.
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The image shows the crocodile poking out of a storm drain.(Facebook/@SarasotaCountySheriff)
The image shows the crocodile poking out of a storm drain.(Facebook/@SarasotaCountySheriff)

See you later alligator: 6-foot-long crocodile freed from a storm drain in Florida

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:27 AM IST
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office shared the incident on their Facebook page.
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The image shows the dog being presented with a badge.(YouTube/Lee County Sheriff’s Office)
The image shows the dog being presented with a badge.(YouTube/Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

Pooch rescued from jaws of alligator in Florida becomes ‘Deputy Dog’. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:34 PM IST
The clip opens to show Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno asking Gunner, ‘Do you swear to uphold the constitutional law for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Gunner?’
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The image shows an American crocodile.(Facebook/@pgpdfl)
The image shows an American crocodile.(Facebook/@pgpdfl)

Look who’s sunbathing: Huge crocodile found in woman’s backyard in Florida leaves netizens stunned

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:03 PM IST
The image of the animal, which is approximately 10 to 15 feet long, was shared on Punta Gorda Police Department’s Facebook page.
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WTVT reported a woman called 911 and said the 39-year-old man had been bitten on his hand and arm and was bleeding profusely. She was heard reassuring him “everything’s going to be OK.”(AP)
WTVT reported a woman called 911 and said the 39-year-old man had been bitten on his hand and arm and was bleeding profusely. She was heard reassuring him “everything’s going to be OK.”(AP)

Florida man bitten by shark, walks home bleeding

By Associated Press | Siesta Key, Florida
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokesman Kim Savage said a man had been admitted Tuesday and the wound was confirmed to have been a shark bite.
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The image shows the man approaching the alligator.(Facebook/@Kyle Downes)
The image shows the man approaching the alligator.(Facebook/@Kyle Downes)

Video of man picking golf ball from alligator’s tail may make you shudder. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:11 PM IST
A video included in the post shows Downes’ brother slowly approaching the alligator from behind as a golf ball can be spotted just beside the reptile’s tail.
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The police rushed to the spot to find out something completely different. (representational image)(Unsplash)
The police rushed to the spot to find out something completely different. (representational image)(Unsplash)

Cops respond to ‘armed robbery’ in South Florida clothing store, turns out to be something else

By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | PEMBROKE PINES, Florida
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:36 AM IST
A witness saw the events unfolding and called police. They saw two men with guns entering the store and demanding workers to put money in the bag.
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Carol Benge poses next to her aquarium with her seahorse Louie.(AP)
Carol Benge poses next to her aquarium with her seahorse Louie.(AP)

Florida vet school saves seahorse with a unique approach

By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | ST. PETERSBURG, Florida
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:19 AM IST
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The image shows the alligator.(Facebook/@Cass Couey)
The image shows the alligator.(Facebook/@Cass Couey)

Caught on camera: Massive 13-foot-long alligator in Florida snatches duck in front of people, eats it

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:43 PM IST
“That’s a big gator,” wrote a Facebook user.
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Authorities allege that Todt, who worked in Connecticut and spent weekends with his family in Florida, killed his wife and three children, as well as the family dog.(File photo for representation)
Authorities allege that Todt, who worked in Connecticut and spent weekends with his family in Florida, killed his wife and three children, as well as the family dog.(File photo for representation)

‘I wasn’t there’: Man charged in family’s death near Disney

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Kissimmee
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:50 PM IST
A Connecticut physical therapist charged with killing his wife and three children at their Florida home told his sister in a phone call from jail that he couldn’t have stopped his family from being slain — because he wasn’t around.
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The research is being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).(Unsplash)
The research is being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).(Unsplash)

Eye exam could lead to early Parkinson’s disease diagnosis: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Illinois [United States]
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:08 PM IST
Scientists have determined a simple eye exam combined with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning technology that could provide early detection of Parkinson’s disease.
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Disney’s parks closed in March as the pandemic started spreading in the US The Florida parks reopened in the summer, but the California parks have yet to reopen pending state and local government approvals.(AP file photo)
Disney’s parks closed in March as the pandemic started spreading in the US The Florida parks reopened in the summer, but the California parks have yet to reopen pending state and local government approvals.(AP file photo)

Covid-19 crisis: Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Orlando
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:56 PM IST
The announcement by the company was made in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this week, saying 32,000 employees will be terminated in the first half of fiscal year 2021, which began last month. In late September, the company had already announced plants to terminate 28,000 theme park workers.
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The image shows the ‘dead body’ that washed ashore in a Florida beach.(Facebook/@Ocean Hour)
The image shows the ‘dead body’ that washed ashore in a Florida beach.(Facebook/@Ocean Hour)

Woman calls 911 to report a ‘dead body’ washed ashore. Turns out to be this

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:59 AM IST
The post describes a situation experienced by one of their volunteers on Perdido Key beach in Florida.
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The video shows the 74-year-old, identified as Richard Wilbanks, in the pond wrestling with the alligator to save his three-month-old puppy Gunner.(Screengrab)
The video shows the 74-year-old, identified as Richard Wilbanks, in the pond wrestling with the alligator to save his three-month-old puppy Gunner.(Screengrab)

Florida man wrestles with alligator to save 3-month-old puppy, video goes viral. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 08:39 PM IST
“Richard Wilbanks jumped in the water after an alligator snatched his pet. He was able to pry his dog from the alligator’s mouth,” reads the caption shared alongside the video.
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Nearly one in three seniors who are concerned they might be suffering from depression believe they can “snap out” of it on their own.(Unsplash)
Nearly one in three seniors who are concerned they might be suffering from depression believe they can “snap out” of it on their own.(Unsplash)

Study reveals two-thirds of older adults in US say they won’t treat their depression

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Utah [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:40 PM IST
According to the findings of a new nationwide poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans aged 65 or older who have concerns about having depression will not seek its treatment.
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Election officials from around Dane County bring ballots in, Thursday, Nov., 19, 2020 to the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. for the recount that begins Friday.(AP File Photo)
Election officials from around Dane County bring ballots in, Thursday, Nov., 19, 2020 to the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. for the recount that begins Friday.(AP File Photo)

US Elections 2020: In Wisconsin, long shot recount may just be prelude to court

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Chicago
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 06:05 AM IST
Trump’s recount petition makes clear he plans to attack absentee ballots, used far more heavily by Joe Biden’s supporters, in the partial recount that covers just Milwaukee and Dane counties — Wisconsin’s biggest and most liberal.
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The Dragon was performing as expected in orbit and would approach the station and dock as programmed, said Kathy Lueders, the Nasa associate administrator.(Reuters Photo)
The Dragon was performing as expected in orbit and would approach the station and dock as programmed, said Kathy Lueders, the Nasa associate administrator.(Reuters Photo)

Milestone trip to space station for 4 astronauts

By Bloomberg | Cape Canaveral, Florida
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:23 AM IST
The Dragon capsule is scheduled to arrive at about 11pm Eastern time on Monday, more than 27 hours after blasting off from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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An automatic recount was called under the state law of Florida, which reduced the vote margin from 1,784 to 327.(REUTERS)
An automatic recount was called under the state law of Florida, which reduced the vote margin from 1,784 to 327.(REUTERS)

US Election 2020: How was Florida recount during Bush candidacy different from Trump’s challenge?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Republican George W. Bush was pitted against Democratic Vice-President Al Gore when the controversy surrounding Florida election results erupted.
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“I would be scared,” a Facebook user commented on the video.(Facebook/@Valencia Golf and Country Club)
“I would be scared,” a Facebook user commented on the video.(Facebook/@Valencia Golf and Country Club)

‘That’s a crocosaurus’: Huge alligator spotted on Florida golf course. Watch

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 02:22 PM IST
The video of the gator was posted on Facebook by Valencia Golf and Country Club.
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