U.S. Will Impose New Ban On Travel From India As Coronavirus Rages : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Jessica Wong

Funeral pyres burn in a disused granite quarry repurposed to cremate the dead due to COVID-19 on Friday in Bengaluru, India. The U.S. is set to impose new travel restrictions against travelers from the country.

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Funeral pyres burn in a disused granite quarry repurposed to cremate the dead due to COVID-19 on Friday in Bengaluru, India. The U.S. is set to impose new travel restrictions against travelers from the country.

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The Biden administration is set to enact a travel ban on any non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents

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Computer scientists discover new vulnerability affecting computers globally — ScienceDaily

Jessica Wong

In 2018, industry and academic researchers revealed a potentially devastating hardware flaw that made computers and other devices worldwide vulnerable to attack.

Researchers named the vulnerability Spectre because the flaw was built into modern computer processors that get their speed from a technique called “speculative execution,” in which the processor predicts instructions it might end up executing and preps by following the predicted path to pull the instructions from memory. A Spectre attack tricks the processor into executing instructions along the wrong path. Even though the processor recovers and correctly completes its task, hackers can access confidential data while the

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James Spann: Showers for southwest Alabama today; dry elsewhere

Jessica Wong

James Spann forecasts a dry day for most of Alabama from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

ON THE MAPS: A cold front is pushing into south Alabama early this morning, and we have a few showers and storms on radar over the southwest counties of the state. Showers will remain possible there through the day, but elsewhere the sky becomes partly to mostly sunny as dry air takes over. The high this afternoon will be in the mid to upper 70s; the average high for April 30 at Birmingham is 78.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Saturday will be dry statewide; with

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The Charlie Daniels Journey Home Project Soldiers On Following Singer’s Death

Jessica Wong

Charlie Daniels spent his career supporting the military. The late singer, who died July 2020 of a hemorrhagic stroke at 83, began playing shows for the military in the 1960s. His longtime manager David Corlew estimates that Daniels performed hundreds of dates for the troops in Europe during the Cold War and later in Iraq following 9/11.

“The Journey Home Project was

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The Latest: Alaska Ends State COVID-19 Disaster Declaration | World News

Jessica Wong

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy ended the state’s disaster declaration for COVID-19, saying the state is in a position where the declaration is no longer necessary.

He says the systems put into place are fully functional for vaccine distribution, testing and health care capacity. Dunleavy says it’s important to get the state’s economy back on track and get tourists to Alaska this summer.

Health commissioner Adam Crum says while COVID-19 is still present in Alaska, the urgent nature of the pandemic has passed in Alaska.

He says officials also no longer anticipate the widespread emergency that the state

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