The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state died at 84 of complications from covid-19, his family said. He was fully vaccinated but had been treated in recent years for cancer, which impaired his immune system.
The world could soon be armed with another tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic: a twice-daily pill that has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death among people who have been infected with the coronavirus.
The Army general helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush.
Strong growth in electric cars, industrial robots and integrated circuits helped to buoy the economy in the third quarter. But traditional industries, like cement and steelmaking, experienced double-digit percentage declines.
With Election Day a little more than two weeks away, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is busting out the big names to try to boost voter turnout — particularly among African Americans.