Joe Hernandez


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Henrietta Lacks' descendants reach a settlement over the use of her 'stolen' cells

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Her genetic material, taken without her knowledge in 1951, has helped facilitate numerous scientific breakthroughs, including the development of the polio and COVID-19 vaccines.


A New Hampshire nurse and her child have been kidnapped in Haiti

Sunday, July 30, 2023

The humanitarian group El Roi Haiti said Alix Dorsainvil and her child were taken from the organization's campus near Port-au-Prince.


Weighted infant sleepwear is meant to help babies rest better. Critics say it's risky

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Parents are increasingly turning to weighted sleepwear to help lull their babies to sleep, but a growing number of doctors and safe sleep advocates warn it comes with risks that shouldn't be ignored.


With Florida ocean temperatures topping 100, experts warn of damage to marine life

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The startling 101.1 reading was recorded in Manatee Bay, near Everglades National Park. The rising ocean temperatures, driven by climate change, are already endangering nearby coral, experts say.


A former pastor is charged with murdering an 8-year-old girl nearly 50 years ago

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

David Zandstra, 83, has been charged with criminal homicide, first-degree murder and other crimes. Investigators say he admitted to killing Gretchen Harrington in 1975.


Israeli lawmakers pass a key law to weaken the judiciary despite public outrage

Monday, July 24, 2023

The vote in the Knesset capped a monthslong campaign to overhaul the judicial system by Israel's far-right government, a move critics say pushes the country toward authoritarianism.


A Major League Soccer trainer was fired for flashing the 'OK' hand sign in a photo

Sunday, July 23, 2023

The D.C. United soccer team announced Friday that it had fired the club's athletic trainer for allegedly making a "discriminatory hand gesture" in a photo that appeared on social media.


Carlee Russell made abduction-related internet searches before her disappearance

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

The 25-year-old nursing student vanished after calling 911 and a family member to report seeing a young child wandering along the side of an interstate in Alabama.


Russia suspends Ukraine grain deal. Here's what it means for the rest of the world

Monday, July 17, 2023

The U.N.-backed Black Sea Grain Initiative allowed Ukraine to ship food to other parts of the world during the war. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's suspending the deal for now.


Flash floods kill at least 5 people in Pennsylvania as storms sweep the Northeast

Sunday, July 16, 2023

More than 40 million people across the Northeast were at moderate risk of excessive rainfall on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.


A deal that lets Ukraine export grain during its war with Russia is about to expire

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a part of the agreement that would have eased similar exports from his country has not been satisfied.


'Missing' Houston man Rudy Farias says his mother brainwashed him

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Farias was discovered alive in Houston last month. Details that have emerged since then indicate that Farias had in fact returned home and was living with his mother.


Heavy rains produce major floods in Vermont, New York and other parts of the Northeast

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

The National Weather Service said heavy rains across New England would subside Tuesday, but officials warned that flooding still presented a danger to residents.


Brazilian leaders praise a 34% drop in the rate of deforestation in the Amazon

Monday, July 10, 2023

The decrease began in January after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro left office and leftist President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva was sworn in.


Suspended from Twitter, the account tracking Elon Musk's jet has landed on Threads

Sunday, July 09, 2023

The account ElonJet tracked the movement of Elon Musk's private jet in real time, until it was suspended by Twitter last year. Now, it has resurfaced on Meta's fast-growing Twitter rival, Threads.


A suspect has been charged with murder in a Philadelphia shooting that killed 5

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

Kimbrady Carriker, 40, was apprehended by police shortly after the shooting. Two boys, aged 13 and two, were also shot and injured.


The first supermoon of the year will light up the night sky Monday evening

Monday, July 03, 2023

Monday's moon is a so-called supermoon because it will be both full and located close to Earth on its elliptical orbit around our planet.


Researchers found a rare octopus nursery off the coast of Costa Rica

Monday, July 03, 2023

It's only the world's third known octopus nursery. The research team may have also discovered a new species of Muusoctopus, a genus of small to medium sized octopus that lacks an ink sack.


The FTC is targeting fake customer reviews in a bid to help real-world shoppers

Sunday, July 02, 2023

A proposed rule would outlaw fake reviews, stop companies from paying for good reviews and prohibit them from illegally suppressing negative reviews.


Air quality plummets as Canadian wildfire smoke stretches across the Midwest

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Chicago saw its air quality plummet, while other cities including Detroit, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh were experiencing unhealthy air quality levels.