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Nearly 600 new flu cases, two deaths in last week, CDC says

Nearly 600 new flu cases, two deaths in last week, CDC says

Health
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A special high-dose flu vaccine has been officially cleared for use in seniors, just as the 2019-20 flu season begins in earnest. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly influenza report, released Friday, cases continued to rise during the period ending November 2nd, with 2.1 percent of all doctors visits across the country related to flu-like illness, up from 1.9 percent the previous week. Louisiana and Puerto Rico remain "hot spots" for the flu so far this season, but Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas also reported "local or sporadic activity." Overall, there were 582 new confirmed influenza cases nationwide over the most recent seven-day period reported, bringing the total cases report...
Watch: New ‘Last Of Us Part II,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ in Playstation State of Play

Watch: New ‘Last Of Us Part II,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ in Playstation State of Play

Entertainment
Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Sony's Playstation Sate of Play live stream event Tuesday began with a preview of Humanity, leading into footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The live stream previewed several games coming to Playstation 4, Playstation VR and Playstation Store, concluding with a look at next year's The Last Of Us Part II. The Last of Us Part II showed footage of Ellie traversing bloody snow and entering a decrepit city overgrown with vegetation. She makes her way to an underground subway station. There are plenty of zombies, monsters and attack dogs in the footage before Joel returns to join her fight. The Last Of Us Part II hits stores Feb. 21. Humanity showed swarms of multi-colored humans traversing blocks and obstacles, with a little bit of battle. The game is coming next year...
Navy opens probe after three suicides last week on USS George H.W. Bush

Navy opens probe after three suicides last week on USS George H.W. Bush

Business
Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Federal and local authorities are investigating four suicides on the USS George H.W. Bush, including three this week and one back in July. Hampton Roads authorities have joined federal law enforcement agents to probe the deaths by suicide of sailors assigned to the Norfolk, Va., based warship and aircraft carrier, the Navy Times reported. Two sailors died by suicide on the same day and rumors have circulated describing the deaths as part of an "epidemic," but authorities have not linked the deaths. "The sailors did not serve in the same departments, and there does not appear to be a connection between their deaths," Naval Air Force Atlantic spokeswoman Commander Jennifer Cragg said in a statement to the Navy Times. Local police began investigating after Machinist's Mat...
Extinction: Last chance to save ‘rhinos of the oceans’

Extinction: Last chance to save ‘rhinos of the oceans’

Science
Conservationists say a key wildlife summit could be the "last chance saloon" for saving sharks and rays pushed to extinction by the shark fin trade.About 100 million sharks are estimated to be killed each year for their fins and meat.On Sunday, countries will discuss giving more species of sharks and rays protection under wildlife trade rules.These include mako sharks and the little-known "rhino rays".Wedgefish and guitarfish are collectively known as "rhino rays", because of their elongated snouts. They are now the most endangered marine fish group, according to a recent scientific assessment. "With this new science just come out, fresh in everyone's minds a month ago, on these wedgefish and guitarfish, it's clearly last chance ...