New York man, 32, charged in stabbing death of father during Zoom call, police say

A 32-year-old New York man was charged with second-degree murder Thursday, accused of fatally stabbing his father while the older man was participating in a  Zoom call. The suspect, identified as Thomas Scully-Powers, launched the attack while the father, Dwight Powers, 72, was video chatting with several people around noon Thursday in an apartment in Amityville, a Long Island […]

LA company must stop marketing radish paste as coronavirus preventative, judge says

A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction against a nutritional supplement store allegedly marketing radish paste as a preventative against the coronavirus. The city attorney’s office sued the Koreatown business, Insan Healing, claiming the company had violated state false advertising laws when it promoted $99.95 a bottle radish paste as a “must-have product […]

Japanese spirit Amabie, a mythical mermaid monster, revived to ward off coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A mythical mermaid monster from Japanese folklore has made a resurgence in the country’s popular culture recently as people hope for the end of the coronavirus. Amabie is a 19th-century Japanese spirit (known as yokai) who is said to ward of plagues. According […]