China lacked a ‘zero COVID’ exit plan. Its people are paying the price

By Farah Master and David Stanway HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – At the public hospital in Shanghai where Nora, a 30-year-old doctor, works, tension has spiraled since China relaxed its stringent zero-COVID policy on Dec. 7. Patients quarrel with doctors to access drugs that are in short supply, like cough medicines and pain killers. Medics are … Read more

How 2 Indy women helped find missing Ohio twin

A chance encounter outside of an Indianapolis gas station started a series of events that would lead to the capture of a suspected kidnapper and the discovery of a missing 5-month-old baby, according to the women who helped solve the case. Indianapolis police have declined to share the details about how investigating officers found baby … Read more

Unique UCSF-city internship program offers paid prep for mental health careers

Instead of spending her free periods at Urban High School in San Francisco working on homework or chatting with friends, junior Dylan Marchiel hangs out with doctors and professors at UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, assisting with research and getting a glimpse into what it’s like to work in the field of mental … Read more

SEA Airport Traveler Update: December 23, 2022

This page will be updated with information on winter weather impacts on operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The SEA Snow team is hard at work keeping the runways clear and the planes moving safely for you. Watch this page and check the resources below to stay up to date on airport operations. Status Updates … Read more

Trump, Bankman-Fried and Musk are the monsters of American capitalism Robert Reich

If this past week presents any single lesson, it’s the social costs of greed. Capitalism is premised on greed but also on guardrails – laws and norms – that prevent greed from becoming so excessive that it threatens the system as a whole. Yet the guardrails can’t hold when avarice becomes the defining trait of … Read more

Week 17 of the 2022-23 season

If picking results in this wild Premier League season has been difficult — it has — then selecting the winner (or draw) coming off a month where some players played in the biggest matches of their lives while others had friendlies at their best? [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] Good luck. So while Jose … Read more