William Small, ‘hero to journalism’ at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News’ Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. He was 93. Small, whose career spanned from overseeing the news operation at […]

UB hosting virtual chat series on COVID-19 for K-12 students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–The University at Buffalo is hosting a live virtual chat series on COVID-19 for K-12 students. UB says the series will tackle questions like how do ventilators work? Can pets catch COVID-19? And what kind of hand sanitizer is the best? This series is organized by UB’s Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of […]

John Macurdy, bass who sang 1,001 times at Met, dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — John Macurdy, a bass who sang 1,001 performances at the Metropolitan Opera over four decades and created characters in notable world premieres, has died at 91, his wife said Wednesday. Macurdy died of natural causes on May 7 in Stamford, Connecticut, Justine Macurdy said. His career included world premieres of Carlisle […]

Ousted vaccine expert files whistleblower complaint, says officials “refused to listen” to warnings

(CBS News)- Dr. Rick Bright, the vaccine expert who said he was removed from his position at the Health and Human Services Department after he tried to limit COVID-19 treatments touted by President Trump, filed a whistleblower complaint Tuesday.  The complaint says he was removed as director of Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority soon after the publication […]

Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify remotely before Senate committee about coronavirus response

(CBS NEWS) – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, will testify before a Senate committee Tuesday, his first appearance before Congress since March. Fauci will appear alongside Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other officials to discuss reopening the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Senator […]

New Jersey, other states, work to fight virus misinformation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s top homeland security official received nearly nonstop calls in early March from grocery chains, trucking companies and other logistics firms wanting to know if rumors of an impending national lockdown were true. They weren’t, and Jared Maples soon learned the companies were reacting to misinformation stemming from text messages […]

Loughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scam

“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, has agreed to serve five months as part of a deal to plead guilty to cheating the college admissions process, according to court papers filed Thursday. Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, are scheduled to plead […]

UN agency warns pandemic could kill 1 in 8 museums worldwide

BRUSSELS (AP) — Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure due to the pandemic. Studies by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums show 90% of the planet’s museums, some 85,000 institutions, have had to shut at least […]

WATCH: Health experts answer your questions on ‘Coronavirus House Calls’ | May 24

Have a question about the fight against COVID-19 and our “new normal?” Email the question, your name, and your city to our experts at coronaquestions@nexstar.tv to have it answered on “Coronavirus House Calls.” Watch Dr. Anthony Fauci on “Coronavirus House Calls,” and tune in for the next episode on Saturday, May 31 at 3 p.m. CT! BIRMINGHAM, […]

WATCH: Top doctors answer your questions on ‘Coronavirus House Calls’ | May 9-10

Have a question about COVID-19? Email the question, your name, and your city to our experts at coronaquestions@nexstar.tv to have it answered on “Coronavirus House Calls.” Watch the next episode on Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m. CT! BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As the death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to rise in the U.S., […]

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