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Volunteers fixed 20,000 N95 masks for Memphis hospital in a weekend

A group of volunteers has been working to repair 27,000 desperately needed N95 protective masks for a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital battling the coronavirus pandemic — and they got most of them done in a weekend. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis recently found dozens of cases of the masks in storage but couldn’t use them because the elastic…MORE

No changes to toilet and faucet standards despite Trump criticism

No changes to toilet and faucet standards despite Trump criticism

The Trump administration says it will not dump toilet, faucet and sink regulations down the drain. Tuesday’s announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency follows criticism from President Donald Trump and an official review about his concerns with sub-par fixtures designed to save water. Toilets, the President said last year, require flushing “10 times, 15 times.”…MORE

Appeals court wipes away lower court ruling blocking federal executions

A federal appeals court wiped away a lower court opinion Tuesday that blocked the federal government from executing federal inmates on death row. The 2-1 ruling is a win for the Department of Justice, but the appeals court noted that there are still other issues that need resolution, suggesting that the executions will remain on…MORE