Ikramul Islam

Caldor fire enters Lake Tahoe basin, threatening homes

The destructive Caldor fire swept into the Lake Tahoe Basin overnight, with firefighters battling to save mountain hamlets, ski resorts and homes as they work to prevent the flames from hitting populated areas near the lake. The fire was fueled Monday by heavy winds, which allowed it to move much …

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California lawmakers take on Amazon warehouses with AB 701

California lawmakers are taking aim at Amazon. An Assembly-passed bill is expected to reach the Senate floor this week or next to crack down on the opaque, algorithm-led and harsh warehouse work conditions often attributed to the Seattle technology behemoth. The bill, the first such legislation in the nation, would …

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What is ivermectin? Officials say COVID treatment is toxic

Don’t take ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasitic infections, to prevent or treat COVID-19, health officials warn. For months, ivermectin has become touted by people opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to prevent or treat COVID-19, despite the lack of scientific evidence the drug has any effect …

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6 on cargo ship with COVID sent to San Francisco hospitals

Six crew members of a cargo ship in San Francisco Bay have been transported to hospitals to be treated for COVID-19, officials said. None of the crew members who were transported Monday afternoon appeared to be severely ill, but they requested transport to hospitals, authorities said. Of 21 crew members …

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Qatar emerges as key player in Afghanistan after US pullout

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates —  Qatar played an outsized role in U.S. efforts to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. Now the tiny Arab gulf state is being asked to help shape what’s next for Afghanistan because of its ties with both Washington and the Taliban, which is now …

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