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Trump Threatens 'Heavy Price' If Iran Attacks U.S. Troops
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  • 2020-04-01 17:37:33Z

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump warned Iran against what he said was a possible "sneak attack" the Islamic Republic was planning against U.S. troops in Iraq.Trump indicated in a tweet that the U.S. had "information" about a possible attack but didn't elaborate. He said Iran would pay a "very heavy price" if there's an attack.Tensions have soared this year between Washington and Tehran after a top Iranian general was killed by American forces at the start of the year, prompting a missile barrage on an Iraqi base used by American forces. There have since been strikes in Iraq by Iranian proxy groups, and the U.S. has seized shipments of allegedly Iranian weapons bound for Yemen.More...

Pence Claims Trump Never
Pence Claims Trump Never 'Belittled the Threat of the Coronavirus'

Vice President Mike Pence defended President Trump's handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic Wednesday, claiming that "I don't believe the president has ever belittled the threat of the coronavirus" in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.Despite banning Chinese nationals from entering the country and declaring a public health emergency at the end of January, Trump and his administration have sent mixed signals on the virus.The president has implied that the outbreak was similar in potency to the common flu and telling CNBC in January that "we have it totally under control." In February, he claimed that, "within a couple of days," the U.S. number of cases "is going to be...

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'

Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.

Trump warns Iran of
Trump warns Iran of 'heavy price' in case of attack on US troops
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  • 2020-04-01 17:33:25Z

President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday of a "heavy price" if it or its allies in Iraq attack US troops stationed there. "If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!" Trump tweeted. The US president also wrote: "Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq."

Pence Confronted by CNN for Claim That Trump Never
Pence Confronted by CNN for Claim That Trump Never 'Belittled' Coronavirus Threat

Vice President Mike Pence was left flustered Wednesday when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer confronted him about President Donald Trump's lengthy period of downplaying the coronavirus threat, insisting the president is just an "optimistic person" and never "belittled" the crisis.Discussing the White House coronavirus

Senators call on IRS to automatically send stimulus checks to seniors
Senators call on IRS to automatically send stimulus checks to seniors

First on NBC News: The tax agency created confusion this week by saying that some Social Security recipients would need to submit a form to get the cash.

China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says
China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says

(Bloomberg) -- China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it's suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.The officials asked

China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says
China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says
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  • 2020-04-01 17:21:34Z

(Bloomberg) -- China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it's suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret, and they declined to detail its contents. But the thrust, they said, is that China's public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete. Two of the officials said the report concludes that China's numbers are fake.The report was received by the White House last week, one of the officials said.The outbreak began in China's...

Federer
Federer 'devastated' as Wimbledon cancelled due to virus

Former champion Roger Federer said he was "devastated" that Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus. Wimbledon chiefs pulled the plug on the oldest Grand Slam tournament on Wednesday in response to the continued chaos caused by the pandemic. Federer, who has won a record eight Wimbledon men's singles titles, reacted with a single word, tweeting: "devastated."

Still cruising: 6,000 Carnival passengers are at sea amid coronavirus pandemic
Still cruising: 6,000 Carnival passengers are at sea amid coronavirus pandemic

Approximately 6,000 Carnival Corp. passengers are still aboard its cruise ships as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe.

Home Depot executes
Home Depot executes 'stop-sale' order for N95 masks, donates them to health care workers during coronavirus

Home Depot said it has halted all sales of N95 masks at its stores and website and "redirected" the respirators to be donated to health care workers.

Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out from Her House During Coronavirus to Urge Support for Voting-at-Home Access
Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out from Her House During Coronavirus to Urge Support for Voting-at-Home Access

"The best thing we can do to slow the spread of this virus is to stay at home," she says, "but there's still an election coming up"

HHS Inspector General Asked To Look Into CDC Mailing Featuring Trump
HHS Inspector General Asked To Look Into CDC Mailing Featuring Trump

A watchdog group says the postcard with coronavirus guidelines seemed designed to boost Trump's reelection.

White House economists tried warning the Trump administration a pandemic would kill up to 500,000 Americans and cost the economy $4 trillion
White House economists tried warning the Trump administration a pandemic would kill up to 500,000 Americans and cost the economy $4 trillion

The 2019 study blows a hole in the administration's argument that the coronavirus pandemic's damage to the economy was unexpected.

Coronavirus: Racist
Coronavirus: Racist 'zoombombing' at virtual synagogue

Hackers hijacking Zoom meetings to shout abuse is on the rise as more people talk virtually.

Mortgage Relief Is Only for Those Who
Mortgage Relief Is Only for Those Who've Lost Jobs, Mnuchin Says

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said only homeowners who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus crisis will qualify for new government programs that let borrowers put off mortgage payments."If people don't have jobs and people have hardships, they can forbear," Mnuchin

About 6 in 10 voters think Trump was not prepared for coronavirus outbreak, poll finds
About 6 in 10 voters think Trump was not prepared for coronavirus outbreak, poll finds

When asked if they would trust Trump if he were to recommend an end to social distancing measures, a majority said they would not.

Great Recession showed countries can
Great Recession showed countries can't fight the coronavirus economic crisis alone

Trade represents close to 60% of world GDP, and national economies can't thrive in isolation. We needed a global response in 2008 and we need one now.

Have I already had coronavirus? How would I know and what should I do?
Have I already had coronavirus? How would I know and what should I do?

Covid-19 symptoms, when they occur, vary widely and undertesting means many people have probably been unwittingly infected * Coronavirus - latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 symptoms vary widely, and undertesting in many countries means that many people may have already had the coronavirus without having received a positive diagnosis. Is it possible to find out, and how should you behave if you think you may have been infected? Is there any way to know whether someone has had Covid-19 in the past?Dr William Hillmann: At this point, we don't have a test to tell that. We are developing antibody tests to check for a prior infection, but those aren't ready for...

Russia sends plane with medical supplies to U.S. for coronavirus response
Russia sends plane with medical supplies to U.S. for coronavirus response
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  • 2020-04-01 13:51:40Z

The plane will arrive today, after President Donald Trump accepted an offer by Russian President Vladimir Putin to send personal protective equipment and other gear.

Saudis Boost Oil Output, Defying Trump
Saudis Boost Oil Output, Defying Trump's Plea To End Price War

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia showed no sign of bowing to pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to dial back its oil-price war with Russia. Instead, the kingdom pushed crude supply to record levels.Trump said Tuesday night that he'd spoken to both President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Mohammed

Saudis Boost Oil Output, Defying Trump
Saudis Boost Oil Output, Defying Trump's Plea To End Price War
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  • 2020-04-01 13:39:46Z

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia showed no sign of bowing to pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to dial back its oil-price war with Russia. Instead, the kingdom pushed crude supply to record levels.Trump said Tuesday night that he'd spoken to both President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an effort to broker a truce between the world's two largest oil exporters. While Russia made some conciliatory noises, Saudi Arabia showed nothing but defiance.The kingdom started the month by boosting supply to more than 12 million barrels a day, the most ever, according to an industry official familiar with the kingdom's operations. In an apparent show of force, Aramco was...

Chuck D Says Flavor Flav
Chuck D Says Flavor Flav's Public Enemy Firing Was a Hoax to Promote New Album

Enemy Radio has surprise released Loud Is Not Enough, which features Flav. "We takin' April Fools," Chuck said.

Trump Confronts a New Reality Before an Expected Wave of Disease and Death
Trump Confronts a New Reality Before an Expected Wave of Disease and Death

WASHINGTON -- Five weeks ago, when there were 60 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, President Donald Trump expressed little alarm. "This is a flu," he said. "This is like a flu." He was still likening it to an ordinary flu as late as Friday.By Tuesday, however

Who Are the Voters Behind Trump
Who Are the Voters Behind Trump's Higher Approval Rating?
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  • 2020-04-01 12:25:19Z

Justin Penn, a Pittsburgh voter who calls himself politically independent, favored Joe Biden in a matchup with President Donald Trump until recently. But the president's performance during the coronavirus outbreak has Penn reconsidering."I think he's handled it pretty well," he said of the president, whose daily White House appearances Penn catches on Facebook after returning from his job as a bank security guard. "I think he's tried to keep people calm," he said. "I know some people don't think he's taking it seriously, but I think he's doing the best with the information he had."Although Penn, 40, said he did not vote for Trump, his opinion of the president...

How Tom Brady thanked Bucs
How Tom Brady thanked Bucs' Chris Godwin for giving him No. 12 for free

It seemed like a potential predicament: Tom Brady wore No. 12 with the New England Patriots, but a player on his new team already had that number: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin. Fellow Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans also chimed in by commenting, "Already Gs."

Hungry black hole may be cosmic
Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.

Satellite data lays scale of methane leaks bare
Satellite data lays scale of methane leaks bare

Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is leaking from industry sites at rates equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of France and Germany combined, a new analysis using satellite data shows. Using imaging data gathered by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-5P monitoring mission, the study shows more than 100 "high-volume emission events" worldwide from gas storage and transmission facilities. The analysis showed methane plumes from just three oil and gas facilities in Algeria were emitting more than 25 tonnes of methane per hour -- equivalent to the CO2 emissions from a 750 megawatt coal power plant.

Over 3 million Americans delinquent on child support could lose stimulus checks
Over 3 million Americans delinquent on child support could lose stimulus checks

The Treasury Department, which has a database of the deadbeats, has the power to intercept the coronavirus cash.

Biden
Biden's Lead Over Trump Has Widened Despite Coronavirus Campaign Setback: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Former Vice-President Joe Biden has increased his lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters in the run-up to the 2020 United States presidential election, according to a poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos.What Happened According to the poll, conducted with 1,100 participants, 46% of the

Trump warns of
Trump warns of 'very painful' time as aides predict US coronavirus death toll could reach 240,000

At a grim briefing, President Donald Trump's aides said that even with strict social distancing, US coronavirus deaths could reach 100,000 to 240,000.

Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq
Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq

Iran warned the US Wednesday that it was leading the Middle East to disaster in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic after it deployed Patriot air defence missiles to Iraq. Washington had been in talks with Baghdad about the proposed deployment since January but it was not immediately clear whether it had secured its approval or not. Iran, which wields huge influence in its western neighbour, said that it had not.

ER doctor on coronavirus: What needs to happen now - a 5 week national quarantine
ER doctor on coronavirus: What needs to happen now - a 5 week national quarantine

It's time for the federal government to take serious action. Doing so will save lives.

What if This Coronavirus Lockdown Is Only the Beginning?
What if This Coronavirus Lockdown Is Only the Beginning?

SEATTLE-Strips of red tape, six feet apart, line the sidewalk outside the walk-up window at Chocolati Cafe. Business is steady on this sunny Sunday, despite the tables and chairs stacked up inside. Three baristas scramble to keep up with orders from an array of customers that stretches about three dozen feet. Geordie Glass has just ordered his 8-ounce latte. He's on his way to walk a lap of Green Lake across the street. "I do this almost every day now," Glass, 45, told The Daily Beast. "I'm running out of things to do at home."At the lake, a steady stream of walkers, runners, skaters, and bikers share the three-mile path with gaggles of geese. Here, too, most people-if not the...

Barack Obama Takes Rare Public Swipe At Donald Trump Over Coronavirus Response
Barack Obama Takes Rare Public Swipe At Donald Trump Over Coronavirus Response

Obama also urged voters to "demand better of our government."

Trump warns of
Trump warns of 'painful two weeks' as officials predict up to 240,000 US coronavirus deaths

President gives unusually sombre press conference with projections taking physical distancing measures into account * Coronavirus - live US updates * Live global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has warned America to brace for a "very, very painful two weeks" as the White House projected that the coronavirus pandemic could claim 100,000 to 240,000 lives, even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.Striking an unusually sombre tone at the start a marathon two-hour briefing, the US president defended his early handling of the crisis and displayed models that, he said, justified his decision to keep much of the economy shut down."I want every American...

Coronavirus confusion in Russia after Putin announced a nationwide vacation and people took to the streets. Two days later the Kremlin had to clarify people were meant to stay at home.
Coronavirus confusion in Russia after Putin announced a nationwide vacation and people took to the streets. Two days later the Kremlin had to clarify people were meant to stay at home.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters: "It's not days off or holidays in the classical understanding of that word."

Florida has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus crisis. Some support Gov. Ron DeSantis
Florida has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus crisis. Some support Gov. Ron DeSantis' approach. Others don't.

Florida, one of the eight states with the most COVID-19 cases, is the only one in that group that hasn't issued a statewide stay-at-home order.

US working on plan to allow virus-hit ship to dock
US working on plan to allow virus-hit ship to dock

US authorities were finalizing a plan on Tuesday to allow a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, the Zaandam, to dock in Florida after its operator warned that more passengers may die if it is left out at sea. "Already four guests have passed away and I fear other lives are at risk," Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, said in a column published in the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper. The Zaandam, which left Buenos Aires on March 7, was originally meant to dock in Fort Lauderdale on April 7 at the conclusion of a month-long cruise.

A man hid his coronavirus symptoms to join his wife in a New York hospital maternity ward. She ended up infected also.
A man hid his coronavirus symptoms to join his wife in a New York hospital maternity ward. She ended up infected also.

The man revealed his condition only after his wife gave birth and also began to display coronavirus symptoms.

CNN
CNN's Jim Acosta: 'This Was a Different Trump' at Coronavirus Briefing

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, known for his rough-and-tumble verbal battles with President Donald Trump, likely raised eyebrows among CNN viewers on Tuesday night when he praised the president's new tone at the latest White House press briefing, claiming "this was a different Trump." Just days after pushing for coronavirus restrictions to be loosened by Easter so as to reopen the economy, the president admitted on Tuesday that at least 100,000 Americans would likely die from COVID-19 and Americans had a "very tough two weeks" ahead of them.During the briefing, Acosta asked whether projections of up to 200,000 deaths would be lower if Trump had acted sooner, prompting the...

Michael Cohen-Linked Fundraiser Made Illegal Campaign Contributions
Michael Cohen-Linked Fundraiser Made Illegal Campaign Contributions
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  • 2020-04-01 00:49:00Z

(Bloomberg) -- A Southern California venture capitalist who contributed $900,000 to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee agreed to plead guilty to making almost $1 million in illegal campaign contributions from 2012 to 2016.Imaad Shah Zuberi, 49, also admitted he hid his work for foreign nationals while he lobbied U.S. government officials and evaded paying taxes, according to the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles.The charges don't appear linked to contributions made to the Trump campaign, but Zuberi has been linked to people in Trump's orbit who have come under the scrutiny of federal prosecutors, including the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen.Zuberi, who ran the venture...

Trump says impeachment
Trump says impeachment 'probably' distracted him from fighting coronavirus

President Donald Trump echoes supporters' claims that impeachment contributed to his administration's slow response to coronavirus pandemic.

'I heard the roar': Big earthquake hits Idaho
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  • 2020-04-01 00:21:14Z

A large earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. More than 2 million live in the region that could feel the Idaho quake, according to the USGS, with reports of shaking coming in from as far away as Helena, Montana, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Marcus Smith, an emergency room health unit coordinator at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center, said the hospital, about 65 miles (104 kilometers) south of the epicenter, shook but the quake didn't interfere with the treatment of any patients.

More Americans could die from coronavirus than those killed in battle during Civil War, White House projection shows
More Americans could die from coronavirus than those killed in battle during Civil War, White House projection shows

New estimates show that the coronavirus fatality rate could surpass the number of Americans killed in battle from several wars combined.

Exclusive: U.S. aims to lease space in emergency oil stockpile, after buying plan canceled - sources
Exclusive: U.S. aims to lease space in emergency oil stockpile, after buying plan canceled - sources
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  • 2020-03-31 23:55:50Z

The Trump administration plans to lease out space for energy companies to store oil in the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, after a previous effort to buy millions of barrels for the emergency stockpile was canceled over a lack of funding, according to two people briefed on the matter. The new plan could help the United States deal with a growing glut of crude oil that risks overwhelming commercial storage tanks and sending world energy prices deeper into a tailspin as the coronavirus pandemic slashes demand for fuel. The plan is a change of tack from the initial scheme, which would have had the Department of Energy (DOE) purchase crude from domestic drilers using federal funds.

Trump Warns of
Trump Warns of 'Very, Very Painful' Next Two Weeks

Just days after predicting a quick bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic and claiming the "light at the end of the tunnel" was already in sight, President Donald Trump on Tuesday changed course and warned of a "very, very painful" next few weeks."I want every American to be prepared for the hard

With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll
With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll
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  • 2020-03-31 22:54:06Z

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has quietly expanded his lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters, even as the rapidly spreading coronavirus has all but sidelined the former vice president's campaign, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday of more than 1,100 American adults found that 46% of registered voters said they would support Biden if he were running against Trump in the Nov. 3 election, while 40% said they would vote for Trump.

Pelosi Floats Stimulus Idea That Would Benefit High Earners
Pelosi Floats Stimulus Idea That Would Benefit High Earners

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has floated another suggestion for the next round of fiscal stimulus: A retroactive rollback of the 2017 Republican tax law's limit on state and local tax deductions.In an interview with The New York Times, Pelosi said that a stimulus plan should do more to get money directly

What happens if you can
What happens if you can't pay rent on April 1 because coronavirus forced you out of work?

Congress and many states and localities are protecting tenants, and landlords, who can't pay their rent or mortgages because of the coronvirus.

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