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Florida Sheriff to Arrest Rodney Howard Browne, Megachurch Pastor Who Flouted Virus Rules
Florida Sheriff to Arrest Rodney Howard Browne, Megachurch Pastor Who Flouted Virus Rules

A Florida sheriff announced an arrest warrant for a controversial pastor on Monday, after the religious leader refused to stop holding packed church services amid the coronavirus outbreak. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said at a press conference that Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne is wanted

Trump: NY governor would be a better candidate than Biden
Trump: NY governor would be a better candidate than Biden

US President Donald Trump said Monday that New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose popularity has surged thanks to his handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the state, would make a better candidate to run against him in November's elections than Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. Cuomo, 62, is not

One UFC 249 leading location now appears to be in jeopardy
One UFC 249 leading location now appears to be in jeopardy

Along with Khabib Nurmagomedov now being a scratch for UFC 249 on April 18, it appears that one of the leading locations in the United States for it to take place is not all but out of the picture for potential consideration.UFC president Dana White has been adamant that nothing short of a complete government ordered shutdown of the United States would stop him from holding UFC 249 in some form or fashion on April 18. As that date draws ever nearer, the restrictions not only across the U.S., but the globe, continue to tighten in response to the global covid-19 pandemic.A few days ago, the leading U.S. location for UFC 249, according to oddsmakers at BetOnline, had been Florida. Outside...

Florida does not want virus-stricken cruise ship: governor
Florida does not want virus-stricken cruise ship: governor

Florida's governor said Monday that he does not want a cruise ship with passengers suspected to be suffering from coronavirus to dock in his southern US state. The Holland America Line vessel, the Zaandam, passed through the Panama Canal overnight as the company searched for a port that will allow passengers to disembark. "We view this as a big, big problem and we do not want to see people dumped in southern Florida right now," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told Fox News.

Police commander killed, 2 officers wounded in Phoenix shooting
Police commander killed, 2 officers wounded in Phoenix shooting

Commander Greg Carnicle, a 31-year police veteran, died after being shot in the line of duty. Two officers were shot and are expected to recover.

President Trump Insists New York Will Be
President Trump Insists New York Will Be 'Fine,' Won't Need Extra Ventilators
  • World
  • 2020-03-30 14:15:47Z

Just hours after it was confirmed that New York's coronavirus death toll has shot up to over 1,000 people, President Donald Trump has predicted that the state will be "fine" because he's heard "stories" that it has more than enough ventilators to go round.The president appeared on Fox & Friends Monday, a day after he officially abandoned his hope of reopening the U.S. economy by Easter after his aides successfully persuaded him to keep federal guidelines on social distancing in place through the end of April. In a 54-minute phone call, the president dismissed concerns that New York could be overwhelmed, and took credit for the rising popularity of state governor Andrew Cuomo."I think New...

There are early signs that coronavirus outbreaks around the world are slowing down
There are early signs that coronavirus outbreaks around the world are slowing down

Data shows that the number of new cases is slowing in the US and Western Europe, two major epicenters of the virus.

Trump says Putin to
Trump says Putin to 'probably ask' for sanctions lifting
  • World
  • 2020-03-30 13:51:52Z

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to request the lifting of US sanctions during an upcoming phone call. "Yeah, he'll probably ask for that," Trump told Fox News. Last Thursday, Putin told G20 leaders during a conference call that he wanted a moratorium on sanctions as a "matter of life and death" during the global coronavirus outbreak.

Italy may be on wrong path in fighting coronavirus contagion -scientist
  • US
  • 2020-03-30 13:35:20Z

Italy's measures to halt coronavirus contagion do not seem to be working and it should change its strategy by setting up centres to separate people with suspected symptoms from their families, a prominent Italian scientist said on Monday. Italy, which has suffered the world's highest death toll

Trump plans to speak with Putin, criticizes Russian-Saudi oil price war as
Trump plans to speak with Putin, criticizes Russian-Saudi oil price war as 'crazy'

President Donald Trump said on Monday he planned to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said Saudi Arabia and Russia "both went crazy" in their oil-price war, a battle begun just as the spread of the coronavirus around the world squashed oil demand. "I never thought I'

Rita Wilson Celebrates Being a
Rita Wilson Celebrates Being a 'COVID-19 Survivor' and 'Five Years Cancer Free' on March 29

"I am celebrating the beauty of this life, the blessings God has given, and my continued good health," she shared with fans on Sunday

Campaigning during coronavirus: DNC takes organizing on line
Campaigning during coronavirus: DNC takes organizing on line

NBC got an exclusive look at virtual training sessions that the party hopes will reach thousands.

'Group of Local Vigilantes' Try to Forcibly Quarantine Out-of-Towners, Officials Say

A group of residents from an island town in Maine cut down a tree and dragged it into the middle of a road in an attempt to forcibly quarantine three roommates they believed could have the new coronavirus after arriving from out of state, law enforcement officials said Saturday.The tree was discovered

Coronavirus live updates: Trump extends social distancing rules; Liberty University pushes back against NYT; US death toll tops 2,500
Coronavirus live updates: Trump extends social distancing rules; Liberty University pushes back against NYT; US death toll tops 2,500

President Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30 as US death count nears 2,500 and Dow Jones braces for a rough week.

Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans tend to have poor health. Coronavirus could ravage their communities.
Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans tend to have poor health. Coronavirus could ravage their communities.

People of color have many underlying health conditions that could make them vulnerable to health risks from coronavirus, experts said.

Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 coronavirus deaths
Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly'

"I think in some of the metro areas we were late in getting people to follow the 15-day guidelines," the White House coronavirus response coordinator said on "TODAY."

Florida church jammed for Sunday service despite pandemic
Florida church jammed for Sunday service despite pandemic

Sheriff tells leaders of The River at Tampa Bay Church they violated local "safer-at-home" order.

Germany could issue thousands of people coronavirus
Germany could issue thousands of people coronavirus 'immunity certificates' so they can leave the lockdown early

The tests could allow thousands of people to leave German states' coronavirus lockdowns early and return to work and other activities.

J&J, U.S. government plan 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine
J&J, U.S. government plan 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine

As part of the arrangement, the U.S. government will pay $421 million to support the company's efforts to build new manufacturing capacity in the United States. J&J said it had selected its own lead vaccine candidate and would start human testing by September, with an eye on having it ready under

After more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths - the worst in the world - there are signs that Italy
After more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths - the worst in the world - there are signs that Italy's lockdown is beginning to work after 3 weeks

Italy's count of new coronavirus deaths and infections are starting to fall, though the country is likely still in for an extended lockdown.

North Korea says US clearly doesn
North Korea says US clearly doesn't want nuclear talks
  • World
  • 2020-03-30 11:03:35Z

North Korea said Monday that "reckless remarks" by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks and Pyongyang warned that it is now compelled to pay back "the pains the U.S. has imposed on our people." During a recent meeting of G-7 foreign ministers, Pompeo called for the international community to apply more pressure on the North to give up its nuclear program. Pompeo's remarks showed the U.S. has no strategy to stop "a countdown of confrontation," the North said in a statement attributed to an unidentified North Korean foreign ministry official in charge of negotiations with Washington.

Why That
Why That 'Woman In Michigan' Keeps Drawing Donald Trump's Wrath

One governor is listening to public health experts on coronavirus; another isn't. Guess which one Trump is trashing?

Coronavirus: Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years
Coronavirus: Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years

The price of crude sinks to $23 a barrel as demand plummets due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In Zimbabwe,
In Zimbabwe, 'you win coronavirus or you win starvation'
  • World
  • 2020-03-30 09:04:13Z

The World Health Organization's recommended virus precautions seem far-fetched for many of Zimbabwe's 15 million people. Last year a United Nations expert called the number of hungry people in Zimbabwe "shocking" for a country not in conflict. Harare, like most cities and towns across Zimbabwe, has an acute water shortage and residents at times go for months, even years, without a working tap.

Coronavirus: India
Coronavirus: India's pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are fleeing cities, posing a fresh risk of infection.

China
China's Lifting of Restrictions Has Worked, Flu Expert Says

Mar.30 -- China's lifting of restrictions related to the coronavirus has been successful, according to research by Imperial College in London. "As movement increased and China restarted their economy, we didn't see an increase in transmission," says Dr. Kylie Ainslie, research associate in influenza dynamics in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."

JPMorgan Says the Market Rout Is Probably Past Its Worst Now
JPMorgan Says the Market Rout Is Probably Past Its Worst Now

(Bloomberg) -- Strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. have concluded that most risk assets -- a universe that typically includes stocks and credit -- have seen their low points for the recession that's gripped economies around the world.Conditions that JPMorgan had set for market stabilization and revival have largely been met, with recession-like pricing, a reversal in investor positioning and extraordinary fiscal stimulus, strategists led by John Normand wrote in a note Friday. Coronavirus infection rates remain a "wild card," as they remain high even if they're "slowing" in the U.S. and Europe."Risky markets should remain volatile as long as infection rates create uncertainty about the...

A New Jersey man was charged after throwing a
A New Jersey man was charged after throwing a 'Corona Party' for nearly 50 people in his apartment

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy warned that people will be "named and shamed" as authorities enforce the state's stay-at-home order.

Trump says Harry and Meghan must pay for security
Trump says Harry and Meghan must pay for security

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly moved from Canada to the US amid the virus outbreak.

Coronavirus: The world needs to learn from the Ebola fight
Coronavirus: The world needs to learn from the Ebola fight
  • World
  • 2020-03-30 05:24:39Z

Liberia's ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the world must conquer fear to deal with coronavirus.

Coronavirus fears spur Amazon workers in New York to walk off job until building is cleaned
Coronavirus fears spur Amazon workers in New York to walk off job until building is cleaned

Amazon employees at a New York City warehouse plan to walk out Monday, as more workers demand better protections amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump
Trump's attack on GM over ventilators quickly turns to praise

President Donald Trump, who excoriated General Motors Co on Friday and invoked emergency powers to compel the production of badly needed ventilators to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, has abruptly shifted gears to praise the automaker. Trump, who has been on the defensive for not moving faster to compel

Italy
Italy's 'very long' lockdown to only end gradually

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government prepared Italians for a "very long" lockdown Sunday that would only be lifted gradually despite its economic hardship and traumatic impact on daily lives. The message from ministers and health officials came as Italy's world-topping toll rose by 756 -- well bellow Friday's record of 969 -- and the rate of coronavirus infections slowed to under six percent for the first time. "The measures expiring on April 3 will inevitably be extended," Regional Affairs Minister Francesco Boccia told Italy's Sky TG24 television.

The Justice Department is reportedly investigating actions by US lawmakers who dumped stocks before the market plunged over coronavirus fears
The Justice Department is reportedly investigating actions by US lawmakers who dumped stocks before the market plunged over coronavirus fears

The FBI has reportedly reached out to Republican Sen. Richard Burr as part of the investigation, which is in its early stages.

Trump claims masks needed for coronavirus are
Trump claims masks needed for coronavirus are 'going out the backdoor' of NYC hospitals by the thousands

Trump said this a day after the number of coronavirus deaths in the US passed 2,000, and as he extended social distancing until April 30.

Nearly a dozen Liberty University students report COVID-19 symptoms after returning to campus
Nearly a dozen Liberty University students report COVID-19 symptoms after returning to campus

As of Friday, at least 11 students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, have reported symptoms suggesting they have the COVID-19 coronavirus, Dr. Thomas Eppes Jr., the physician in charge of student health services, told The New York Times on Sunday. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. came under fire last week when he reopened the campus to students at the end of their spring break, despite public health officials warning against it and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) banning gatherings of more than 100 people in the state. Falwell said 1,900 students returned to campus last week, and more than 800 have since left. Eppes on Sunday said of the students who have...

Trump berated a black journalist, telling her to
Trump berated a black journalist, telling her to 'be nice' and not 'threatening' at a coronavirus briefing, but she refused to take the bait

"I was quoting you directly from your interview with Sean Hannity," PBS' Yamiche Alcindor told Trump when he accused her of being "threatening."

Louisiana church defies COVID-19 order, holds Sunday services
Louisiana church defies COVID-19 order, holds Sunday services

Hundreds attended a Pentecostal church Sunday despite the governor's order to avoid large gatherings.

Here
Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

A Naval hospital ship is en route to New York City. Italy's death toll has surpassed 10,000. It's the weekend's biggest news.

FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care
FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care

The drugs have been championed by President Donald Trump for treatment despite scant evidence.

Coronavirus: Trump extends restrictions beyond Easter
Coronavirus: Trump extends restrictions beyond Easter

The US president extends measures to 30 April, saying casualties are likely to peak in two weeks.

Stocks poised to extend losses Monday as coronavirus deaths could reach 200,000
Stocks poised to extend losses Monday as coronavirus deaths could reach 200,000

Stocks were poised to extend losses Monday as the coronavirus pandemic deepened over the weekend, with the U.S. death toll escalating.

Foam in hole and toilet paper for prizes, US golfers play on despite virus
Foam in hole and toilet paper for prizes, US golfers play on despite virus

While most global sport has shut down over the coronavirus pandemic, a US third-level women's golf tour is playing through, aided by a ruling declaring Arizona courses as essential businesses - and where a winner's prize recently included a toilet roll. The Cactus Tour will stage its 12th 54-hole event of the year, and third since major US sports league went silent, starting Tuesday at Sun City Country Club in Arizona. "They gave some toilet paper," Burnham told the Detroit News.

U.S. Stock Futures Decline; Crude Oil Slides: Markets Wrap
U.S. Stock Futures Decline; Crude Oil Slides: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equity futures slumped with crude oil after the top American infectious disease expert said deaths from the coronavirus in the world's largest economy may reach 200,000.West Texas Intermediate crude dropped below $20 a barrel at one point, while the yen edged higher. Asian equities looked set for losses after U.S. stocks snapped three days of gains on Friday. The weekend saw further moves to contain the coronavirus, with President Donald Trump extending guidelines to April 30. In Europe, Spain recorded its most daily deaths so far, though fatalities in Italy declined for a second day.The Aussie was lower after the country limited public gatherings to just two people....

U.S. Stock Futures Tumble With Virus Spread Stoking Volatility
U.S. Stock Futures Tumble With Virus Spread Stoking Volatility

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures fell, rolling back more of last week's surge, as traders reacted to weekend news that included U.S. coronavirus cases topping 132,000 and warnings that U.K. lockdowns could last six months.Contacts on the S&P 500 expiring in June fell 2% to 2,472 as of 6:59 p.m. in New

White House extends social distancing guidelines to April 30
White House extends social distancing guidelines to April 30

Only a few days after saying that he would like to see the country "opened up and raring to go by Easter" and maybe relax rules for at least some parts of the U.S. sooner than later, President Trump today announced that he is extending the government's social distancing guidelines through April 30. The original "15 days to slow the spread" campaign launched just under two weeks ago, on March 15.

Trump Officially Gives Up on Reopening Economy by Easter
Trump Officially Gives Up on Reopening Economy by Easter

President Donald Trump on Sunday officially abandoned his hope of reopening the U.S. economy by Easter, saying he would keep federal guidelines on social distancing in place through the end of April."The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end," Trump said at a Rose Garden press conference on Sunday evening. "We can expect that by June 1, we will be well on our way to recovery, we think by June 1. A lot of great things will be happening."Trump also left open the possibility that the guidelines could be extended further. "We hope not, but we think it's going to, we have aspirational thoughts. We would have loved for it to have been sooner, but you have to do it right.""We...

Saudi spies tracked phones using flaws the FCC failed to fix for years
Saudi spies tracked phones using flaws the FCC failed to fix for years

Lawmakers and security experts have long warned of security flaws in the underbelly of the world's cell networks. Now a whistleblower says the Saudi government is exploiting those flaws to track its citizens across the U.S. as part of a "systematic" surveillance campaign. The Guardian obtained a cache of data amounting to millions of locations on Saudi citizens over a four-month period beginning in November.

Trump extends social distancing guidelines to April 30, predicts
Trump extends social distancing guidelines to April 30, predicts 'great things' by June 1

Trump last week said he wanted to see the much of the country opening back up by Easter.

John Prine Reported in Critical Condition With Coronavirus Symptoms
John Prine Reported in Critical Condition With Coronavirus Symptoms

Singer-songwriter John Prine, who received a Grammy lifetime achievement award this year, is in critical condition with symptoms of coronavirus, his family relayed via his Twitter account Sunday. "After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26)," the statement from the Prine family said. "He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues […]

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