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Coronavirus: Trump decides against quarantine of New York region
Coronavirus: Trump decides against quarantine of New York region

US President Donald Trump decided late Saturday against imposing a broad two-week lockdown on New York and its neighbors after a strong pushback from local political leaders and warnings of the panic it could spark. "A quarantine will not be necessary," Trump tweeted, some eight hours after he stunned the New York metropolitan region, the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak, with a proposal to place it under quarantine to prevent residents from leaving. Trump had indicated earlier he was responding to worries in other states, particularly Florida, that travelers from the greater New York city area could spread COVID-19 in their communities.

Knicks owner, MSG chairman James Dolan has coronavirus
Knicks owner, MSG chairman James Dolan has coronavirus

James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced Dolan's diagnosis Saturday night. ''The Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus,'' the Knicks' statement said.

Cuomo rips idea of banning New Yorkers from traveling to other states
Cuomo rips idea of banning New Yorkers from traveling to other states

Gov. Andrew Cuomo tore into the suggestion, saying it would be something not seen since the Civil War to restrict movement across states.

Trump Won
Trump Won't Quarantine N.Y., China's 45 New Cases: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he's not putting New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut under quarantine to stop the spread of Covid-19 in those hard-hit areas but will issue a "strong travel advisory."In an announcement on Twitter, Trump followed up on a suggestion he first raised

Europe, US virus tolls surge as Trump reverses on New York lockdown
Europe, US virus tolls surge as Trump reverses on New York lockdown

The coronavirus death toll shot past 20,000 in Europe on Saturday, with Italy and Spain each reporting more than 800 dead in one day, as US President Donald Trump pulled back on putting the hard-hit New York region under quarantine. Up to one-third of the world's population is under lockdown as the virus leaves its devastating imprint on nearly every aspect of society: wiping out millions of jobs, straining health care services and weighing heavily on national treasuries for years to come. Globally, the death toll has surged past 30,000 and officials in some countries say the worst still lies ahead.

Coronavirus Emails: Federal Official Warned of Mask & Glove Shortages a Month Ago
Coronavirus Emails: Federal Official Warned of Mask & Glove Shortages a Month Ago

By Rachana Pradhan and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health NewsA high-ranking federal official in late February warned that the United States needed to plan for not having enough personal protective equipment for medical workers as they began to battle the novel coronavirus, according to internal emails

Migrants in Central American limbo as coranavirus relocation plans falter
  • US
  • 2020-03-29 01:27:51Z

Thousands of African, Haitian and Asian migrants bound for the United States have amassed in immigration shelters in Panama and Costa Rica as plans to relocate them to less crowded areas to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus have faltered. Earlier this week, Costa Rica's government said

Steve Ballmer: Clippers will now lose at least $10 million this year
Steve Ballmer: Clippers will now lose at least $10 million this year

"Net, it'll certainly be an eight-digit loss for us."

Trump
Trump's Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign Isn't Working: Poll

A clear majority of the American public, including self-identified Republicans, do not believe the disinformation that President Donald Trump keeps pushing around the spread of coronavirus. And even members of the president's own party are skeptical of his argument that getting the country back to work needs to be as prioritized as public safety measures. A new survey conducted by Ipsos exclusively for The Daily Beast provides some of the clearest evidence to date that the president's attempts to paint a rosy picture about the coronavirus' spread throughout the country are not resonating beyond a small segment of the populace with a small exception for those who say they're getting their...

Costco senior hours: Costco Wholesale Clubs add third weekly senior hour due to coronavirus demand
Costco senior hours: Costco Wholesale Clubs add third weekly senior hour due to coronavirus demand

Costco Wholesale Club has expanded special senior hours and will temporarily open early Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Guard conducted door-to-door checks with Rhode Island police to track down New Yorkers traveling into the state
The National Guard conducted door-to-door checks with Rhode Island police to track down New Yorkers traveling into the state

Rhode Island issued strict restrictions to track those who have recently been in New York, which has emerged as the US epicenter of the outbreak.

Europe
Europe's Virus Carnage Has Italy and Spain Grasping for Answers

(Bloomberg) -- Italy's coronavirus death toll topped 10,000 and Spain reported its deadliest day yet, leaving leaders of both countries groping for ways to tackle the crisis with Europe split along economic fault lines.While the data suggest the pace of infections may be leveling off, the human carnage

North Korea fires more missiles than ever amid coronavirus outbreak
North Korea fires more missiles than ever amid coronavirus outbreak

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as "inappropriate" amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Two "short-range projectiles" were launched from the coastal Wonsan area, and flew 230 kilometers (143 miles) at a maximum altitude of 30 kilometers (19 miles), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff reported. "In a situation where the entire world is experiencing difficulties due to COVID-19, this kind of military act by North Korea is very inappropriate and we call for an immediate halt," South Korea's JCS said in a statement, according to...

Rhode Island Governor Announces National Guard Will Go
Rhode Island Governor Announces National Guard Will Go 'Door-to-Door' to Identify New Yorkers to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Rhode Island officials will order anyone coming from New York into quarantine

Former Angels standout Jim Edmonds hospitalized and undergoing COVID-19 tests
Former Angels standout Jim Edmonds hospitalized and undergoing COVID-19 tests

Former Angels and Cardinals standout Jim Edmonds announces on social media he's in the hospital and undergoing testing for the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Trump weighs
Coronavirus: Trump weighs 'quarantine' of New York, nearby states

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he is weighing placing a two-week quarantine on New York and nearby states, the US epicenter of coronavirus infections, to slow the spread of the disease to other parts of the country. Trump indicated he could make a decision later Saturday, even as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Trump hadn't mentioned the idea in a phone call earlier in the day. "There's a possibility that sometime today we'll do a quarantine -- short-term, two weeks -- on New York, probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut," he said as he left the White House.

Trump says he
Trump says he's considering 2-week quarantines on New York, parts of New Jersey and Connecticut

"We'd like to see New York quarantined because it's a hot spot," Trump told reporters before he departed for Norfolk, Va. "I'm thinking about that right now.

Coronavirus: Trump
Coronavirus: Trump 'considering quarantine on New York'

The president says he is considering quarantining the state, but its governor expresses concern.

Iran to use 20% of state budget to fight coronavirus
Iran to use 20% of state budget to fight coronavirus

Iran is to allocate 20% of its annual state budget to fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country, one of the worst-hit in the world, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday. Iran's death toll from coronavirus rose to 2,517 on Saturday, with 139 fatalities in the past 24 hours, as cases rose 3,076 to 35,408, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on state television. "We are in difficult conditions, in conditions of sanctions but we have allocated 20% of our budget this year to corona, ... and this might be surprising for the world from a country under sanctions," Rouhani said in comments broadcast on state TV.

Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has the cash to buy Tesla, Starbucks, or McDonald's after the coronavirus sell-off

The conglomerate's $125 billion cash pile is worth more than the entire market cap of Boeing, PayPal, or IBM.

Trump struggles with tone in virus crisis, aides urge more empathy
Trump struggles with tone in virus crisis, aides urge more empathy
  • US
  • 2020-03-28 18:23:42Z

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing President Donald Trump to show empathy to console Americans under siege, and it's not easy for a brash leader more accustomed to bellicose politics. Trump, who initially dismissed the pandemic as "under control," is having to adjust his messaging to fit grim times, and some of his allies are pushing him to show more heart. "It's not usually his first go-to emotion," said a former senior administration official who remains close to the White House.

'A game changer': FDA authorizes Abbott Labs' portable, 5-minute coronavirus test the size of a toaster

The FDA has authorized Abbott Labs' coronavirus test that the company says delivers results in five to 13 minutes.

Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firm
Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firm

Russia's Rosneft has transferred its assets in Venezuela to a company fully owned by Vladimir Putin's government, a move apparently intended to shield Russia's largest oil producer from U.S. sanctions while Moscow continues showing support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of a U.S. narcotics indictment. The sale, announced Saturday, follows the recent sanctioning of two Rosneft subsidiaries in an effort to cut a critical lifeline Russia extended to Maduro after the U.S. government made it illegal for Americans to buy crude from Venezuela.

Ex-Venezuela general charged with drug trafficking surrenders to US
Ex-Venezuela general charged with drug trafficking surrenders to US

A retired Venezuelan general has turned himself over to Colombian authorities after the United States charged him with drug-trafficking and offered a reward for his capture, local media said on Saturday. Cliver Alcala turned himself in on Friday to the Colombians, who in turn handed him over to US authorities, the El Tiempo de Bogota newspaper said. Washington on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several current and former top government officials for "narco-terrorism" and offered a $15 million reward for information leading to Maduro's capture.

COVID-19 is dangerous for seniors. But that threat increases in rural counties where care is far away.
COVID-19 is dangerous for seniors. But that threat increases in rural counties where care is far away.

Seniors are most at risk from coronavirus, but that threat increases in 341 rural counties where health care is distant and in short supply.

Police killing of man they say was armed sparks riot
Police killing of man they say was armed sparks riot
  • US
  • 2020-03-28 17:49:05Z

Police wanted to question the man in connection to a shooting when a struggle ensued, according to the Orange County District Attorney, who said the man had a gun and fired at officers.

President Trump Considers Enforced Quarantine on New York, Parts of New Jersey and Connecticut
President Trump Considers Enforced Quarantine on New York, Parts of New Jersey and Connecticut

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he may implement a short-term enforced quarantine on "hotspots" of the novel coronavirus, including New York state, New Jersey, and some parts of Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, however, quickly hit back, saying "I don't know what that means," and

Born into a pandemic: A new father missed the birth of his twins; now he and his wife can
Born into a pandemic: A new father missed the birth of his twins; now he and his wife can't visit them

Coronavirus is forcing hospitals to make hard choices in keeping visitors out. A dad in Atlanta missed his twins' birth and their first days of life

Fact check: Is the coronavirus being spread
Fact check: Is the coronavirus being spread 'quickly' via gas pumps?

A Facebook post warned users to be careful at the gas station because coronavirus is spreading "quickly" via pumps. This claim is partly false.

Trump says he may quarantine New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Trump says he may quarantine New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
  • US
  • 2020-03-28 16:41:24Z

President Trump said Saturday he was considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Trump said he was mulling the quarantine, while at the same walking back urging to quickly reopen the economy. Trump said he was unsure about whether the United States will reopen for business by April 12th following shutdowns in major cities across the country.

Brazil
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble
  • World
  • 2020-03-28 16:11:44Z

Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America's largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. Bolsonaro says his response to the disease matches that of President Donald Trump in the U.S., but the Brazilian leader has gone further, labeling the virus as "a little flu" and saying state governors' aggressive measures to halt the disease were crimes. On Thursday, Bolsonaro told reporters in the capital, Brasilia, that he feels Brazilians' natural immunity will protect the nation.

Fauci said he
Fauci said he's 'willing to bet anything' that people who recover from the new coronavirus are 'really protected from reinfection'

"It's never 100%, but I'd be willing to bet anything that people who recover are really protected against reinfection," Fauci said in an interview.

What
What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns
  • Tech
  • 2020-03-28 15:28:32Z

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's "essential" and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Whether it is in Asia, Europe, Africa or the United States, there's general agreement: Health care workers, law enforcement,

Former Sen. Tom Coburn, known as a political maverick, dies
Former Sen. Tom Coburn, known as a political maverick, dies
  • World
  • 2020-03-28 15:23:01Z

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma family doctor who earned a reputation as a conservative political maverick as he railed against federal earmarks and subsidies for the rich, has died. Coburn, who also delivered more than 4,000 babies while an obstetrician in Muskogee, where he treated patients for free while in the Senate, died early Saturday morning, his cousin Bob Coburn told The Associated Press. Tom Coburn had been diagnosed years earlier with prostate cancer.

Coronavirus: India defiant as millions struggle under lockdown
Coronavirus: India defiant as millions struggle under lockdown

The government defends strict lockdown measures that have left millions stranded and without food.

Dana White to Mike Tyson on UFC 249:
Dana White to Mike Tyson on UFC 249: 'I'm gonna try to pull of Tony vs. Khabib… and get some normalcy'

"I'm gonna try to pull of Tony vs. Khabib on April 18 and try to get some normalcy back into this country."UFC president Dana White has insisted for weeks that he will do everything in his power to keep the UFC 249 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson together for its originally slated April 18 date. The promotion has postponed or cancelled at least three events with any upcoming dates looking questionable because of localized restrictions.UFC 249: Khabib vs. Ferguson had been scheduled for Brooklyn, but New York is the hardest hit state when it comes to the covid-19 pandemic. State officials notified White early on that UFC 249 would not be allowed to take place in...

Tom Coburn, Republican 'Dr. No' to Senate Democrats, Dies at 72

(Bloomberg) -- Tom Coburn, the physician and Republican senator who became a nemesis to Democrats in the U.S. Congress for 15 years with his hawkish stance on government spending and conservative views on social issues, has died, age 72.The Oklahoman newspaper in Coburn's home state cited a statement

Trump visits Virginia to see off hospital ship despite travel warnings
Trump visits Virginia to see off hospital ship despite travel warnings

* President to wave off USNS Comfort as it departs for New York * 'I think it's a good thing when I go over there and say thank you'Despite repeated warnings from authorities against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak, Donald Trump was set to visit Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, to

There Are At Least 500,000 Coronavirus Infections In Turkey Today
There Are At Least 500,000 Coronavirus Infections In Turkey Today

COVID-19 turned into a global pandemic because this novel coronavirus could spread weeks without detection. There are several data points that indicate that 20-50% of all coronavirus infections are asymptomatic. Almost all countries are merely reacting to the virus rather than proactively working on

Jarrett Stidham: Tom Brady
Jarrett Stidham: Tom Brady's heir apparent can handle Patriots pressure, says ex-coach

Given he has worked with Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Johnny Manziel, it takes a lot to make Kliff Kingsbury's jaw drop in amazement. Yet on a Thursday night in September 2014 he watched on in disbelief from the back of the end zone at Stephenville's Memorial Stadium as high schooler - and future New England Patriot - Jarrett Stidham delivered a dart right in front of him. "It was the real deal - quick release, drilled it and Kingsbury's near the end zone," Greg Winder told Stats Perform.

More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection
More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, experts have started to question official guidance about whether ordinary, healthy people should protect themselves with a regular surgical mask, or even a scarf.The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to state that masks don't necessarily protect healthy individuals from getting infected as they go about their daily lives.The official guidance continues to recommend that masks should be reserved for people who are already sick, as well as for the health workers and caregivers who must interact with infected individuals on a regular basis. Everyone else, they say, should stick to frequent hand-washing...

Analyzing the Patterns in Trump
Analyzing the Patterns in Trump's Falsehoods About Coronavirus
  • World
  • 2020-03-28 14:08:32Z

Hours after the United States became the nation with the largest number of reported coronavirus cases on Thursday, President Donald Trump appeared on Fox News and expressed doubt about shortages of medical supplies, boasted about the country's testing capacity, and criticized his predecessor's response to an earlier outbreak of a different disease."I don't believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators," he said, alluding to a request by Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. The president made the statement despite government reports predicting shortages in a severe pandemic -- and he reversed course Friday morning, calling for urgent steps to produce more ventilators.Speaking on Fox on...

Epidemic infects Europe with
Epidemic infects Europe with 'germ of division'
  • World
  • 2020-03-28 13:38:19Z

The European Union has faced and survived a series of existential threats over the years but the coronavirus epidemic has exposed old wounds that could yet prove fatal. A debt crisis in Mediterranean countries, a series of refugee influxes and the ongoing saga on Brexit all rattled the European project but did not sink it. "The germ is back," former European Commission president and one of the modern union's chief architects, Jacques Delors, told AFP on Saturday.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus
AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus
  • World
  • 2020-03-28 13:19:05Z

It's been that way since before the virus spread widely in the United States, when he supposed that the warmer weather of April might have it soon gone, a prospect the public health authorities said was not affirmed by the research. Now he's been talking about a country revved up again by Easter, April 12, while his officials gingerly play down that possibility from the same White House platform.

'Help us': Passengers stranded on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship where 4 people have died say they're 'sitting ducks' and living a 'nightmare'

Business Insider broke the news Friday that four passengers on the MS Zaandam had died, now people on the ship are sharing their stories.

'This cannot be our final bill': Pelosi looks ahead while Republicans want to see effects of $2 trillion coronavirus package

Pelosi has a list of items she says need to be addressed in a future coronavirus package. The GOP first wants to see how the current plan works out.

June 2 shaping up to be a new Super Tuesday
June 2 shaping up to be a new Super Tuesday

June 2 has officially become the second-biggest day for allocating delegates of the entire 2020 Democratic primary cycle, behind March 3.

As virus threatens, U.S. embraces big government, for now
As virus threatens, U.S. embraces big government, for now
  • US
  • 2020-03-28 12:11:34Z

It may, as House Majority Leader and Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer said on Friday, be out of love that the United States agreed to shut down much of its economy to stop a viral epidemic and save lives. It may, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, be out of necessity that the federal government agreed to foot the bill. Whatever the motivation, in the scope of two frantic weeks, U.S. elected officials and central bankers have engineered an economic intervention unparalleled outside of wartime.

With eye on election, Trump in high-stakes balancing act over coronavirus response
With eye on election, Trump in high-stakes balancing act over coronavirus response
  • US
  • 2020-03-28 11:34:22Z

President Donald Trump offered a preview of his re-election campaign playbook last year when he visited the building site of a multi-billion-dollar cracking unit in western Pennsylvania, hailed as one of the largest construction projects in the country. Except today, the site sits largely empty, after the coronavirus outbreak forced oil company Royal Dutch Shell to halt construction. The project's thousands of workers are now unemployed, adding to the nearly 3.6 million Americans who filed for jobless benefits in the last two weeks.

Germany has a remarkably low coronavirus death rate - thanks largely to mass testing, but also culture, luck, and an impressive healthcare system
Germany has a remarkably low coronavirus death rate - thanks largely to mass testing, but also culture, luck, and an impressive healthcare system

Germany's death rate is around 0.74%, after around 53,000 confirmed infections. In Spain and Italy the rate is more than 10 times higher. Here's why.

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