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Genomics researchers have named the variant B.1.526. It appears in people affected in diverse neighborhoods of New York City, they said, and is “scattered in the Northeast.” One of the mutations in this variant is the same concerning change found in the variant first seen in South Africa and known as B.1.351. It appears to …

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 on CBS All Access continues Wednesday with the final two remaining first legs that as Atalanta welcome Real Madrid to Bergamo, while Manchester City travel to Romania to take on Borussia Monchengladbach. Atalanta and Manchester City are viewed as the favorites by oddsmakers entering the contest, but both Real Madrid …

Police advance on the street during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar, February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer (Reuters) – Police in the Myanmar city of Mandalay opened fire and used tear gas on Saturday to break up an anti-coup protest but it was not clear if they fired live ammunition or rubber bullets, according …

If California is lucky, our energy future could look like a small town in the rural Salinas Valley. The town in question is Gonzales, the California municipal version of the Little Engine That Could. Its small, working-class population of just 9,000 has ingeniously solved tricky problems, from broadband to health care access to child development. …

SHAWNEE, Kan. — When temperatures and wind chills dip below freezing, people who spend time outside can get into medical trouble in a matter of minutes.  Emergency rooms around the metro are seeing more patients with frostbite and hypothermia. Dr. Bradley Chapman is an Emergency Medical Physician at the ER of Shawnee.  “Being out there …

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas has issued public health bans against members of five fraternities, according to a letter sent to students Friday. “We are aware of recent social activities hosted by students in violation of university and county health regulations — activities that put our community’s health at risk,” said Tammara Durham, …

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, will begin its third lockdown on Friday due to a rapidly spreading COVID-19 cluster centered on hotel quarantine. The five-day lockdown will be enforced across Victoria state to prevent the virus spreading from the state capital, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said. The Australian Open tennis tournament will …

An ordinance to allow the city to settle disputes with MAW Communications and give the city full control of current and future fiber-optic broadband networks was presented at the Lancaster City Council meeting Tuesday night. Officials referred to the current effort as the “unwinding” of the 2014 agreement with Reading-based MAW Communications to install a …

The Tampa Bay defense stifled Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs all night and the Buccaneers earned a decisive 31-9 victory in Super Bowl LV. Tom Brady, who already held the record for most Super Bowl wins by any player, has now won his seventh championship. The Chiefs failed to score a touchdown, as …

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs, on the eve of Super Bowl LV, made a flurry of roster moves, including the activation of backup center Daniel Kilgore from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Kilgore is eligible to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had been placed on the reserve list and had not been able …