Lisa Shumaker

Explainer-How a 'river in the sky' caused massive flooding in Canada

Nov 17 2021

Atmospheric rivers of the sort causing massive floods and mudslides in Canada's British Columbia are akin to a river in the sky, weather systems that carry up to 15 times the volume of the Mississippi River, according to the NASA Earth Observatory.

Factbox-'Don't get brazen with me': Who is the judge in the Rittenhouse murder trial?

Nov 15 2021

KENOSHA, Wis. While the spotlight has focused on U.S. teenager Kyle Rittenhouse and the three men he shot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the judge in the case has at times taken center stage in the murder trial.

California becomes first state to order teachers to get COVID vaccine or test

Aug 11 2021

(Reuters) -California on Wednesday became the first U.S. state to require that its teachers and other school staff be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19, a move Governor Gavin Newsom called "a responsible step" to ensure the safety of children. | Video

Texas governor's ban on mask mandates dealt second legal blow

Aug 11 2021

Aug 11 Texas Governor Greg Abbott's statewide ban on mask mandates has hit its second legal setback, as a judge in Dallas County temporarily blocked it from being enforced amid a nationwide rise in new coronavirus cases.

How to watch the upcoming 'Super Flower Blood Moon' eclipse

May 26 2021

(Reuters) -The full moon on Wednesday will be the year's biggest "supermoon" and feature the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years. | Video

California surpasses New York as U.S. state with most COVID-19 deaths

Feb 10 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California surpassed New York on Tuesday as the U.S. state with the most coronavirus deaths, a grim reminder of the pandemic's toll even as the vaccine rollout and a sharp drop in new cases buoyed hopes of life eventually returning to normal. | Video

California set to top New York as state with most COVID deaths

Feb 09 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 9 California was set to surpass New York as the U.S. state with the most coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, a grim reminder of the pandemic's toll even as the vaccine rollout and a dramatic drop in new cases offer hope that life will eventually return to normal.

U.S. coronavirus cases climb by record for second day in a row, up over 120,000

Nov 06 2020

Coronavirus cases in the United States surged by at least 120,276 on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, the second consecutive daily record rise as the outbreak spreads in every region. | Video

U.S. sets new record for increase in COVID-19 cases day after election

Nov 05 2020

The United States set a one-day record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with at least 102,591 new infections and as hospitals in several states reported a rising tide of patients, according to a Reuters tally. | Video

With election looming, U.S. faces record surge of coronavirus cases

Oct 31 2020

A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States pushed hospitals closer to the brink of capacity and drove the number of infections reported on Friday to an ominous new daily world record of 100,000, four days before the U.S. presidential election. | Video

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