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U.K. Virus Crisis Takes Dramatic Turn With Boris Johnson in Intensive Care
U.K. Virus Crisis Takes Dramatic Turn With Boris Johnson in Intensive Care

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson's government faces a serious crisis at the worst possible time in the coronavirus outbreak, with the prime minister hospitalized and ministers under pressure to solve a medical equipment shortage just as Covid-19 infections approach their expected peak.The 55-year-old prime minister was taken to the hospital on Sunday night for routine tests after struggling to shake off the virus, but his condition worsened during Monday afternoon. The pound fell after the government announced he had been moved to a facility for the most seriously ill patients.The prime minister's deteriorating health intensifies the difficulties facing the country as it prepares for cases to...

Facing a crisis that rivals Pearl Harbor, world
Facing a crisis that rivals Pearl Harbor, world's superpower pleads for coronavirus aid

The world's richest and most powerful country is getting used to something new: asking allies for life-saving, coronavirus-related medical equipment.

Coronavirus: Why China
Coronavirus: Why China's claims of success raise eyebrows

China has claimed its first day without a virus death, but faces lingering scepticism over its data.

George Pell: Court quashes cardinal
George Pell: Court quashes cardinal's sexual abuse conviction

Australia's High Court overturns a verdict that the ex-Vatican treasurer sexually abused two boys.

India says it will ship hydroxychloroquine to U.S. after Trump threatens retaliation
India says it will ship hydroxychloroquine to U.S. after Trump threatens retaliation

India lifts a ban on exporting hydroxychloroquine, which Trump called a possible 'game changer' in the coronavirus fight despite a lack of evidence.

Biden nabs endorsement of prominent black lawmaker John Lewis
Biden nabs endorsement of prominent black lawmaker John Lewis
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  • 2020-04-07 09:36:28Z

"Joe Biden has no delusion about this nation's past, but he knows who we can be at our best," Lewis said in a campaign video announcing his support. Lewis is known for his activism in the 1960s in support of civil rights for black Americans. Biden is seeking his party's nomination to face President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.

John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president
John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president

Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy. "We need his voice," the 80-year-old Lewis told reporters ahead of the campaign's Tuesday announcement. A 17-term Atlanta congressman, Lewis is battling pancreatic cancer but said he'd "travel around America" for Biden if social distancing guidelines are eased amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Michael Burry of
Michael Burry of 'The Big Short' Slams Virus Lockdowns in Tweetstorm

(Bloomberg) -- Michael Burry, the doctor-turned-investor who famously bet against mortgage securities before the 2008 financial crisis, has taken to Twitter with a controversial message: lockdowns intended to contain the coronavirus pandemic are worse than the disease itself.Government-directed shutdowns

Coronavirus: China reports no Covid-19 deaths for first time
Coronavirus: China reports no Covid-19 deaths for first time

For the first time since January, China reports no coronavirus-related deaths.

Time to put China on lockdown for its dishonesty amid coronavirus crisis
Time to put China on lockdown for its dishonesty amid coronavirus crisis

China's response was inept, dishonest and utterly inconsiderate of the world. We need to teach the Chinese government a lesson.

Trevor Noah Mocks Trump
Trevor Noah Mocks Trump's Vain Refusal to Wear a Mask

"Because the federal government took so long to react to this crisis, President Trump just doesn't have enough ventilators to go around," Trevor Noah said on Monday's edition of "The Daily Social Distancing Show" from his couch. "What he can give people though is some unsolicited medical advice." The

Coronavirus wreaks havoc in African American neighbourhoods
Coronavirus wreaks havoc in African American neighbourhoods

Black Chicagoans account for 70% of coronavirus deaths, despite making up 30% of the population.

Political hackery at its worst: Supreme Court gives Wisconsin a green light to disenfranchise voters during the pandemic
Political hackery at its worst: Supreme Court gives Wisconsin a green light to disenfranchise voters during the pandemic

The court disenfranchises voters who are rightly afraid to vote in person because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Report: MLB, MLBPA discussing potential to play all games in Arizona
Report: MLB, MLBPA discussing potential to play all games in Arizona

According to an Associated Press report, MLB and the MLBPA have been discussing an idea in which the 2020 schedule is played entirely in Arizona.

Silver says he does not expect any NBA decisions before May
Silver says he does not expect any NBA decisions before May

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does not expect any decisions to be made until at least May about the possible resumption of the 2019-20 season, saying the coronavirus pandemic simply makes it too difficult to project what will happen next. Silver spoke on Monday on the NBA's Twitter account as part of the league's new NBATogether initiative, in a conversation hosted by Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson. "Essentially, what I've told my folks over the last week is that we just should just accept that, at least for the month of April, we won't be in a position to make any decisions," Silver said.

Dr. Fauci says America getting back to normal and where it was before the coronavirus crisis
Dr. Fauci says America getting back to normal and where it was before the coronavirus crisis 'might not ever happen' without a vaccine

"If you want to get back to pre-coronavirus, that might not ever happen in the sense that the threat is there," Fauci said.

Navy Secretary calls Roosevelt
Navy Secretary calls Roosevelt's fired captain 'stupid' as more ships stricken with coronavirus

Trump says he will look into case, saying Capt. Crozier has had "a very good career," and he doesn't "want to destroy somebody for having a bad day."

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson's Stand-In as U.K. Premier Is a Blunt Former Lawyer
  • World
  • 2020-04-06 23:41:14Z

(Bloomberg) -- The man at the helm of the British government while Boris Johnson is hospitalized, Dominic Raab, is a former foreign office lawyer who trained so hard at karate he had to have a hip replacement in his mid-30s.It's a testament to a kind of determination that can sometimes go to excess.Raab, 46, has been in Parliament since 2010, but he struggled to rise under former Prime Minister David Cameron. Instead, he became a troublemaker, asking awkward questions of the government and then backing Brexit. That upset voters in his southwest London district, and he came close to losing the usually safe Conservative seat in last year's election despite a national surge for the...

White House Says Government Will Pay Hospitals for Coronavirus Care for Uninsured
White House Says Government Will Pay Hospitals for Coronavirus Care for Uninsured

The Trump administration sprung a couple of surprises last week: It said that it would not reopen the Obamacare exchanges for a special enrollment period that would allow more people to sign up for coverage in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, faced with mounting questions over coverage for

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Everyone's baking bread, but there's no 'regular' flour left-here's a solution

It's nearly impossible to find all-purpose flour anywhere, but there are other flours you can try. Here's how nutritionists recommend you use them.

Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill
Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill
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  • 2020-04-06 22:01:36Z

Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Donald Trump indicated Monday that Americans will need more aid during the stark pandemic and economic shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said another $1 trillion is needed, beyond the just-passed $2.2 trillion effort. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said in recent days that health care should top the list, signaling his intent to get to work on a new bill.

In his resignation letter, fired inspector general Michael Atkinson urged whistleblowers to
In his resignation letter, fired inspector general Michael Atkinson urged whistleblowers to 'bravely speak up' and reminded them 'there is no disgrace in doing so'

Atkinson said he was "disappointed and saddened" by Trump's decision and urged whistleblowers not to "allow recent events to silence your voices."

Obama suggests lawmakers follow Elizabeth Warren
Obama suggests lawmakers follow Elizabeth Warren's coronavirus recovery plans

Former President Barack Obama is handing out an endorsement of sorts.Even though she ended her presidential campaign a month ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has continued to crank out plans for how she'd like the government to be run. They've continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and, on Monday, got a stamp of approval from Obama.Linking to Warren's appearance on the Vox podcast The Ezra Klein Show, Obama described Warren as providing a "cogent summary of how federal policymakers should be thinking about the pandemic in the coming months." In the discussion, Warren outlined plans for protecting health care workers and stemming disease spread, federal deficit spending...

CJ McCollum suggests 150 NBA players are living paycheck to paycheck
CJ McCollum suggests 150 NBA players are living paycheck to paycheck

With the NBA remaining in suspension to help limit the spread of COVID-19, tough decisions about the rest of the season are being discussed, which includes a significant reduction in pay for NBA players. Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum joined former NBA player Jay Williams on the digital show The Boardroom, which is aimed at what's really changing the game. McCollum shared his opinions on how he believes 150 NBA players of the 450 are currently living paycheck to paycheck.

Trump
Trump's White House wrestles with clashes, drama as he battles coronavirus pandemic

From the debate over hydroxychloroquine to the firing of an inspector general, Trump continues to fight internal divisions while battling coronavirus.

Boris Johnson Is Moved to Intensive Care With Covid-19 Worsening
Boris Johnson Is Moved to Intensive Care With Covid-19 Worsening

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson has been taken into the hospital intensive care unit for treatment for coronavirus after his condition worsened, his office said. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is now deputizing for the U.K. prime minister. Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in London for tests on Sunday night because his virus symptoms had not cleared up, and he became more seriously ill on Monday afternoon, a government spokesperson said in an email.He remains conscious and was moved to intensive care at about 7 p.m. in case he needs ventilation to help him recover, an official said. The pound fell."The prime minister is in safe hands with that brilliant team at St Thomas's...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsen
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsen

Boris Johnson, 55, asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab "to deputize for him where necessary," according to a Downing Street statement.

Beloved Detroit Tigers star Al Kaline dies at 85
Beloved Detroit Tigers star Al Kaline dies at 85

Al Kaline, who spent his entire 22-season Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Tigers and was known affectionately as "Mr. Tiger," died Monday. John Morad, a friend of Kaline's, confirmed to The Associated Press that he died Monday at his home in Michigan. Morad, who spoke first to the Detroit Free Press, said he'd been in contact with Kaline's son.

Filing My Taxes Early Cost Me My Stimulus Check
Filing My Taxes Early Cost Me My Stimulus Check

"A smart person learns from [their own] mistakes, but a truly wise person learns from the mistakes of others." Here's one CPA's story of how doing the "right" thing cost him and his family $2,900.

Doctor Scolds Fox News: It
Doctor Scolds Fox News: It's 'Irresponsible' to Promote Unproven Coronavirus Drug

Amid Fox News' round-the-clock promotion of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential coronavirus cure, renowned biologist Dr. William Haseltine told Fox News host Dana Perino on Monday that it was "irresponsible" to tout the unproven drug and called claims of its miraculous healing powers "complete and utter nonsense."Haseltine, who recently said Trump's response to the pandemic was "among the worst in the world" and "dangerous," was asked by Perino to give his thoughts on the drug which the president has called a "game-changer" despite limited evidence of its effectiveness."It is sad, to me, that people are promoting that drug," Haseltine, known for his HIV/AIDS research,...

UN report says Syria or allies likely to blame for attacks
  • World
  • 2020-04-06 19:14:21Z

A U.N. investigation has concluded it is "highly probable" that the Syrian government or its allies were responsible for attacks on five facilities in the last opposition stronghold in the northwest in 2019 - a school, two health care centers, a hospital and a child care facility. The investigators

U.S. Is Nowhere Close to Reopening the Economy, Experts Say
U.S. Is Nowhere Close to Reopening the Economy, Experts Say

WASHINGTON -- How long can we keep this up?It is still very early in the U.S. effort to snuff a lethal pandemic by shutting down much of the economy. But there is a growing question -- from workers, the White House, corporate boardrooms and small businesses on the brink -- that hangs over what is essentially

A New COVID-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide
A New COVID-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide
  • US
  • 2020-04-06 19:05:27Z

Add another public health crisis to the toll of the new coronavirus: Mounting data suggests that domestic abuse is acting like an opportunistic infection, flourishing in the conditions created by the pandemic.There was every reason to believe that the restrictions imposed to keep the virus from spreading would have such an effect, said Marianne Hester, a Bristol University sociologist who studies abusive relationships. Domestic violence goes up whenever families spend more time together, such as Christmas and summer vacations, she said.Now, with families in lockdown worldwide, hotlines are lighting up with abuse reports, leaving governments trying to address a crisis that experts say they...

Navy leader calls fired carrier captain
Navy leader calls fired carrier captain 'naive' or 'stupid'
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  • 2020-04-06 18:58:42Z

In an extraordinary broadside punctuated with profanity, the Navy's top leader accused the fired commander of the COVID-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt of being "too naive or too stupid" to be in charge of an aircraft carrier. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly harshly criticized Capt. Brett E. Crozier - and by implication those among the crew who had vocally supported him - in a lengthy and passionate speech aboard the ship, which is pier-side at Guam. While skewing Crozier, Modly also admonished the crew.

NYC Comptroller to CNN: Trump Has
NYC Comptroller to CNN: Trump Has 'My Mom's Blood on His Hands'

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who recently lost his mother Arlene Stringer-Cuevas to coronavirus, directly blamed President Donald Trump's slow response to the pandemic for her death, saying on Monday that the president has "my mom's blood on his hands."After paying tribute to his mother'

India Cuts Off U.S. from Nearly Half of Its Hydroxychloroquine Supply
India Cuts Off U.S. from Nearly Half of Its Hydroxychloroquine Supply

India, which sources nearly half of the U.S. supply of hydroxychloroquine, has banned the drug's export "without any exceptions" effective immediately, India's Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in an April 4 order on its website.As of Monday, India has recorded 3,374 positive cases and has lost 77 lives, according to its federal health ministry. Trump said on Saturday that he had spoken to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and revealed that India is giving "serious consideration" to the release of shipments U.S. has already ordered.A Bloomberg News analysis found that 47 percent of the U.S. supply of hydroxychloroquine last year came from Indian manufacturers, including the top...

Half of the US hydroxychloroquine supply - the drug Trump touts as a possible coronavirus treatment - has been abruptly cut off
Half of the US hydroxychloroquine supply - the drug Trump touts as a possible coronavirus treatment - has been abruptly cut off

India over the weekend banned all exports of the drug used to treat lupus, arthritis, and malaria as Trump touts its unproven effects on COVID-19.

Empty buildings across US now housing coronavirus patients, the homeless and first responders
Empty buildings across US now housing coronavirus patients, the homeless and first responders

Officials are turning to hotels, sports arenas and public spaces to house first responders, patients and homeless people.

10,000 now dead of coronavirus in US, more battlefield fatalities than six wars combined
10,000 now dead of coronavirus in US, more battlefield fatalities than six wars combined

U.S. officials have repeatedly likened the coronavirus outbreak to a military struggle, and members of the armed forces have joined in the fight.

Brazil stumbles into new China diplomatic row over virus
Brazil stumbles into new China diplomatic row over virus

China's embassy in Brazil responded with outrage Monday to a social media post by Brazil's Education Minister Abraham Weintraub that appeared to mock Chinese accents while insinuating the Asian giant stood to benefit from the coronavirus pandemic - apparently reigniting a smoldering diplomatic row between Brazil and its largest trading partner. Weintraub posted a cartoon depicting China with a message -- with r's swapped for l's, apparently to ridicule the Chinese accent -- that insinuated the Asian giant could gain geopolitical advantages from the ongoing pandemic. The dispute comes just weeks after President Jair Bolsonaro sought to pacify a similar dispute sparked by his son.

The hydroxychloroquine debate: Why is the malaria drug in the news and what do we know about it?
The hydroxychloroquine debate: Why is the malaria drug in the news and what do we know about it?

The anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and its effectiveness against COVID-19 is stirring up more drama in the White House.

Top Trump aide says Fauci
Top Trump aide says Fauci's caution on possible coronavirus treatment warrants a 'second opinion'

Trade aide Peter Navarro has discussed his disagreement with Dr. Anthony Fauci publicly after the two got into what sources say was a heated exchange about the drug.

Carnival Sells 8 Percent Stake to Saudis After Dire Financial Warning
Carnival Sells 8 Percent Stake to Saudis After Dire Financial Warning

Carnival Corp. stealthily filed its first quarter earnings on Friday, giving insight into a company on its knees as it faces an unprecedented crisis, and disclosing a long list of risk factors to its business going forward. The world's largest cruise company - which has found itself at the epicenter of the Covid-19 crisis with […]

Russian white supremacists are terrorists says Trump
Russian white supremacists are terrorists says Trump

It is the first time the government has labelled a white supremacist group a terror organisation.

Today
Today 's Savannah Guthrie Is Back to Working from Home: 'I'm Sticking Close to the Family'

The anchor worked remotely last month out of an abundance of caution after coming down with a mild sore throat and runny nose

Brazil minister offends China with
Brazil minister offends China with 'racist' virus tweet

China demanded an explanation from Brazil Monday after the far-right government's education minister linked the coronavirus pandemic to the Asian country's "plan for world domination," in a tweet imitating a Chinese accent. In the latest incident to strain ties between Brasilia and Beijing, Education Minister Abraham Weintraub insinuated China was behind the global health crisis. "Geopolitically, who will come out stronger from this global crisis?" he wrote on Twitter Saturday.

FCC rejects group
FCC rejects group's request to probe Trump coronavirus broadcasts
  • US
  • 2020-04-06 16:19:06Z

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Monday it was rejecting a petition that sought an investigation into broadcasters that aired statements U.S. President Donald Trump made in press conferences about the coronavirus pandemic. Free Press, a media advocacy group, last month filed an emergency petition with the FCC to investigate the broadcast of what it said were false statements about the health crisis by Trump.

'OK, boomer!' Supreme Court hands partial victory to federal worker claiming age discrimination

The case won attention at oral argument when Chief Justice John Roberts asked whether the phrase "OK, boomer" would qualify as age discrimination.

Iran supreme leader approves tapping sovereign wealth fund to fight coronavirus
Iran supreme leader approves tapping sovereign wealth fund to fight coronavirus

Iran is the Middle Eastern country worst-affected so far by the coronavirus, with 3,739 deaths and 60,500 people infected as of Monday, official data showed. Shut out of international capital markets and facing a further hit to its finances with the collapse in global oil prices coming on top of U.S. sanctions, Iran is struggling to shield its economy from the coronavirus pandemic. Rouhani said in late March that the government was seeking approval for the withdrawal of the money from the sovereign wealth fund.

In a first, US slaps sanctions on Russian white supremacists
In a first, US slaps sanctions on Russian white supremacists

The Trump administration on Monday designated a Russian white supremacist group a terrorist organization and hit its members with sanctions. The move against the Russian Imperial Movement is the first time a white supremacist group has been named a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" group and

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