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Pelosi reportedly tells Democrats next coronavirus relief package will top $1 trillion
Pelosi reportedly tells Democrats next coronavirus relief package will top $1 trillion

During a private conference call with Democrats on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at least $1 trillion will be needed for the next coronavirus relief package.Last month, Congress passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package, and Pelosi said the next bill will build onto that, people on the call told Bloomberg News. Pelosi said there will have to be more direct payments to individuals, extended unemployment insurance, and additional funding for food stamps and the Payroll Protection Plan, which provides small business loans.One lawmaker told Bloomberg News Pelosi also said the bill should help state and local governments, particularly in areas with no more than 500,000...

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."

'He kind of called us p---ies': Hear the US Navy's top official call a carrier captain 'stupid' to boos from sailors facing a coronavirus outbreak

"Yeah, that was, uh ... It's almost like we got an ass-chewing. Almost," one person said in the audio recording obtained by Insider.

Prosecutors: Suspect in Iraq slayings should remain jailed

An Iraqi immigrant who ran a Phoenix driving school and was arrested two months ago on charges of participating in the killings of two police officers in Iraq nearly 15 year ago should remain jailed until his extradition case is over, federal prosecutors said. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, who became a

Coronavirus: Debenhams to file for administration
Coronavirus: Debenhams to file for administration

The department store chain, which employs 20,000 people, says the move will allow it to keep trading.

North Indians turn on to Modi
North Indians turn on to Modi's 'lights off' call, South Indians less swayed

Power demand around India shows how many nationwide heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to switch off their lights on Sunday and burn candles instead to "challenge the darkness" of the coronavirus, with the north coming out clear winners. Data reviewed by Reuters shows that northern India's power demand fell almost twice as steeply as in the south in response to Modi's lights-off plan, indicating the north - a traditional stronghold for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party - was more enthusiastic in its support. Modi had appealed to Indians to display solidarity amid the coronavirus crisis by turning off their lights for nine minutes at 2100 on Sunday and light candles, lamps and...

China is trying to relax its severe coronavirus lockdown, but a series of forced re-closures shows how hard it is to get back to normal
China is trying to relax its severe coronavirus lockdown, but a series of forced re-closures shows how hard it is to get back to normal

China - which is deeper than any other country in its coronavirus response - is struggling to snap back to reality. Others will likely struggle too.

U.S. coronavirus deaths near 10,000 as medical officials warn worst is yet to come
U.S. coronavirus deaths near 10,000 as medical officials warn worst is yet to come

"It's going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives," Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on MSNBC's Meet the Press.

What does a state of emergency mean for Japan?
What does a state of emergency mean for Japan?

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to announce a state of emergency as soon as Tuesday in several parts of the country, including Tokyo, where coronavirus infections are spiking. The declaration is not nationwide. Abe said Monday it would cover Tokyo, as well as neighbouring Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, the western hub of Osaka and neighbouring Hyogo, as well as the southwestern region of Fukuoka.

Why All the Ventilators in the World Won
Why All the Ventilators in the World Won't Solve This

As states around the U.S. scavenge for ventilators to treat the wave of critically ill coronavirus patients, doctors on the front lines are confronting not just the question of when they will get them, but when they should use them.The grim fact is that most people infected with COVID-19 who are sedated, intubated, and hooked up to a mechanical breathing machine will not survive. This is in part a function of just how sick they are when doctors finally resort to a ventilator, but also due in part to the damage ventilators cause to the lungs. The longer someone is on a ventilator, the lower the odds they will ever breathe again on their own."It's just a bridge to keep them going," Marco...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

The People's Liberation Army Daily and other state media reported last week that the Eastern Theater Command responsible for patrols around Taiwan held endurance training with early-warning aircraft last month.

ER worker issues plea for medical supplies for LA health care workers
ER worker issues plea for medical supplies for LA health care workers

A local emergency room worker who faces the coronavirus crisis every day on the job is now trying to raise money to buy vital supplies for other health care workers.

Letters to the Editor: Gavin Newsom
Letters to the Editor: Gavin Newsom's eviction delay policy is fair to renters and landlords

Landlords who must continue to maintain their properties cannot go without rental income indefinitely; Newsom's eviction delay policy recognizes that.

Large and slow-moving storm moves toward Southern California
Large and slow-moving storm moves toward Southern California

The storm is expected to slow, sit and spin Sunday night through Tuesday in the region, bringing along heavy rain.

China sends medical supplies to countries struggling with coronavirus
China sends medical supplies to countries struggling with coronavirus

China has been carving out a new image on the world stage by sending supplies to countries struggling with the coronavirus. However, the country where the pandemic originated is also facing backlash from critics who claim they are under-reporting their number of cases. Ramy Inocencio reports on China's handling of the global pandemic from Tokyo.

'It is everywhere already': Fox News hosts amp up the pressure on Trump to give up on coronavirus lockdowns and reopen the economy

Primetime host Tucker Carlson attacked "the public health establishment," which he argued "failed us badly" by recommending stay-home orders that are hurting the economy.

It Was Already Dangerous To Be Muslim in India. Then Came the Coronavirus
It Was Already Dangerous To Be Muslim in India. Then Came the Coronavirus

Some Indian Muslims have been accused without evidence of purposefully spreading the coronavirus as a kind of "biological Jihad"

French Coronavirus Fatalities Hit 6,507 in Deadliest Day

(Bloomberg) -- France reported it's deadliest day on Friday as the number of deaths at the country's hospitals rose. It also included more fatalities from nursing homes.Still, daily intensive-care admissions fell for a fourth day, adding to signs that lockdown measures across Europe may be helping to

Senators urge formal probe of Navy carrier commander
Senators urge formal probe of Navy carrier commander's firing over coronavirus plea

A group of prominent Democratic senators formally requested on Friday that the Pentagon's independent Inspector General investigate the Navy's firing of the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who called for stronger measures to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board. Captain Brett Crozier was relieved of his command on Thursday after his scathing letter was leaked to the media. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland led the push and were joined by 15 other U.S. senators, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris.

Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus
Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday gave the green light for soldiers to be deployed in a mostly ultra-Orthodox Jewish city considered the centre of Israel's novel coronavirus outbreak. "In light of the special situation in Bnei Brak following the restrictions due to the coronavirus, the IDF (army) will immediately present the necessary civil assistance to Bnei Brak municipality in fulfilling its responsibilities," Netanyahu's office said after talks with security and health officials. Authorities have enforced restrictions on access to Bnei Brak, a majority ultra-Orthodox city near Tel Aviv that is home to around 200,000 people.

Planning for life after coronavirus: When will we know it
Planning for life after coronavirus: When will we know it's safe to travel again?

If you want to be sure it's safe to travel, wait for the State Department to lift its Level 4 advisory and the WHO and CDC to give the all-clear.

Volunteers work with hospitals to make emergency face masks for workers
Volunteers work with hospitals to make emergency face masks for workers

Amid the shortage, groups are designing masks that can supplement protective gear.

Jared Kushner
Jared Kushner's coronavirus 'impact team' mocked as the 'Slim Suit Crowd' and a 'frat party' descended from a UFO

Officials at the White House and federal agencies are sounding the alarm about Jared Kushner's role in the coronavirus response with damning leaks.

Israel locks down ultra-Orthodox city hit hard by coronavirus
Israel locks down ultra-Orthodox city hit hard by coronavirus

One health care expert has told the Israeli Parliament he believed almost 40 percent of Bnei Brak's residents could be infected.

No port in a storm: Australia tells virus-stricken cruise ships to go home
No port in a storm: Australia tells virus-stricken cruise ships to go home

Australia insisted Friday it would not let the crew of multiple virus-stricken cruise ships into the country, slapping aside suggestions it was falling short on legal and moral obligations. More than a dozen ships are believed to be off Australia's coast, carrying around 15,000 crew and some experiencing outbreaks of coronavirus. "We have issued notices to all of these ships to leave Australian waters," Australian Border Force Commissioner Michael Outram told local media Friday.

Oil rockets as Trump signals end to price war
Oil rockets as Trump signals end to price war

Oil prices rocketed Thursday, posting the largeset percent increase ever, after US President Donald Trump said Russia and Saudi Arabia planned to end their price war by slashing output. After Trump tweeted that Saudi and Russia could slash production by up to 15 million barrels, Brent hit $36.29 a barrel, up almost 46 percent, and West Texas Intermediate soared around 35 percent to $27.39.

Many Americans may have to wait months for coronavirus relief checks
Many Americans may have to wait months for coronavirus relief checks

The first Americans to get relief payments from the government won't see checks til mid-April and many will have to wait longer.

New York only has enough ventilators for six more days, says Governor Cuomo
New York only has enough ventilators for six more days, says Governor Cuomo

* Number of cases in state rises to 92,381, with 2,373 deaths * Hospitals seeing 350 patients needing breathing help a night * Coronavirus - latest US updates * Coronavirus - latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageNew York has confirmed 92,381 cases of coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at his daily briefing, while warning that the state only has enough ventilators in its stockpile for six more days.Cuomo said he did not think the federal government "is in a position to provide ventilators" across the US to the extent that they are going to be needed in the coming days and weeks.As coronavirus cases continue to rise, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio asked New...

Trump campaign tells Sessions to stop promoting himself as Trump ally
Trump campaign tells Sessions to stop promoting himself as Trump ally

President Donald Trump's presidential campaign told Senate Republican candidate Jeff Sessions on Thursday to stop promoting himself as a Trump ally, lashing out at the former U.S. attorney general, whom the president soured on. Sessions was an early and loyal supporter of Trump but drew his fury when he recused himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 White House campaign.

Georgia man accused of triple homicide, kidnapping surrenders after 6 hour standoff
Georgia man accused of triple homicide, kidnapping surrenders after 6 hour standoff

A 29-year-old Georgia man was arrested in Florida Wednesday after allegedly killing three people and kidnapping his 2-year-old son.

Elderly to be evacuated en masse from ultra-Orthodox Israeli town hit by coronavirus

The Israeli military will evacuate elderly residents en masse from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town with a disproportionately large outbreak of coronavirus, the government said on Thursday. Some 4,500 people aged 80 and above would be taken out of Bnai Brak, near Tel Aviv, and placed in isolation in hostels

Nigeria launches
Nigeria launches 'massive' joint operation against jihadists

Nigeria on Thursday said it had launched a "massive" joint offensive with troops from Chad and Niger against jihadists waging a decade-long insurgency in the region. The announcement comes after Chad's defence minister said Tuesday his country had deployed forces across its neighbours' borders to battle insurgents who killed almost 100 Chadian soldiers last month. Nigeria's military said attacks by fighters from Boko Haram and a splinter group affiliated to the so-called Islamic State group had "necessitated the contiguous nations of the Lake Chad basin to jointly launch this massive onslaught". Details about the operation were sketchy. Nigeria has made repeated claims...

Pelosi announces new House committee on coronavirus
Pelosi announces new House committee on coronavirus

Pelosi announced the creation of a bipartisan committee to oversee the federal response to the coronavirus crisis

Pakistan court set to free four accused in Daniel Pearl killing
Pakistan court set to free four accused in Daniel Pearl killing

A Pakistani court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of the main person accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of an American Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, and acquitted three other co-accused in the matter. All four had been convicted in connection with Pearl's kidnapping and murder, including British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was sentenced to death in 2002 for masterminding the murder. Pearl, 38, was investigating Islamist militants in Karachi after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States when he was kidnapped in January 2002.

Two masks, no lockdown: Japan PM
Two masks, no lockdown: Japan PM's latest coronavirus move riles social media

Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was flamed on social media on Thursday for instead offering people free cloth masks, pointing to growing frustration for some over his handling of the crisis. Abe's offer of masks - two per household - came the day after experts had warned Japan was on the brink of a medical crisis as cases rose around the nation, especially in Tokyo. The prime minister said on Wednesday Japan was "barely holding the line" in its battle against the virus.

One nursing home offers grim advice: Take your loved ones home
One nursing home offers grim advice: Take your loved ones home

Coronavirus cases are increasing so rapidly that one New York nursing home CEO is advising families to take their loved ones home if possible.

'Some of us will die': India's homeless stranded by coronavirus lockdown

In a densely packed neighborhood of Delhi, hundreds of homeless people queued up this week as volunteers doled out rice and peas from a vat in the back of a van. There were no hand sanitizers or wash basins in sight and no social distancing. Volunteers say such scenes are playing out daily across India, as laborers and waste pickers - most of them homeless or too poor to afford a meal - are among the hardest hit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-week nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Spain
Spain's coronavirus cases top 100,000 as masks, sanitiser flown in

Two planes packed with protective equipment arrived to restock Spain's overloaded public health system on Wednesday as its confirmed coronavirus cases rose beyond 100,000 and it recorded its biggest one-day death toll from the outbreak. Barring Italy, the virus has killed more people in Spain than anywhere else, triggering a lockdown that has brought economic activity to a virtual standstill. A survey showed Spain's manufacturing sector is heading for a slump after shrinking in March at its steepest pace since 2013.

Villager fakes death to circumvent India
Villager fakes death to circumvent India's virus lockdown

A Kashmiri villager faked his death and travelled more than a hundred miles in an ambulance with four others in a desperate bid to circumvent India's virus lockdown and return home, police said Wednesday. Hakim Din was being treated for a minor head injury at a hospital in Jammu when an ambulance driver suggested the 70-year-old fake his death to get past checkpoints, police said. Din and three other men wanted to return to Poonch, a far-flung region in Indian-administered Kashmir close to the de facto border with Pakistan.

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.

Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry warns COVID-19 threatens US energy sector
Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry warns COVID-19 threatens US energy sector

This is about national security, says former Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.
The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.

A ProPublica investigation found the US paid millions for 10,000 ventilators to prepare for a pandemic. Not a single one is in the national stockpile.

Israeli police step up enforcement among ultra-Orthodox Jews
Israeli police step up enforcement among ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israeli police are cracking down on gatherings in the country's ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods. In recent days, they've used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades to prevent the spread of the coronavirus within the community. They've been met with occasional resistance and verbal abuse from the residents who have long chafed against the state -- with some youths even shouting 'Nazis' at police from their balconies. Israeli officials say the ultra-Orthodox community are especially prone to contagion as their districts tend to be poor and congested. They are accustomed to holding prayers three...

Myanmar charges journalist under terrorism law, blocks news websites

Myanmar last week declared the Arakan Army a terrorist group after more than a year of intense fighting against the organization, which recruits from the mostly Buddhist ethnic Rakhine majority and seeks greater autonomy for the region. The court in the second largest city, Mandalay, charged Nay Myo

Ford promises to produce 50,000 ventilators in fight against coronavirus
Ford promises to produce 50,000 ventilators in fight against coronavirus

Ford Motor Company's Jim Baumbick on how Ford plans to help alleviate the shortage of ventilators in U.S. hospitals.

Navy captain pleads for help as coronavirus sweeps through aircraft carrier
Navy captain pleads for help as coronavirus sweeps through aircraft carrier

Captain Brett Crozier sent an urgent letter to the Navy with aggressive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the crew of the aircraft carrier.

IRS releases more info on how to get coronavirus stimulus checks ASAP
IRS releases more info on how to get coronavirus stimulus checks ASAP

The agency is scrambling to get cash to Americans after passage of the $2T relief bill.

Do I Have to Pay My Rent or Mortgage During the Pandemic?
Do I Have to Pay My Rent or Mortgage During the Pandemic?

As March winds down, at least 250 million Americans have been told to stay home or "shelter in place" to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Problem is, many can't help wondering if they can still afford a place to shelter in-if they ever could.Long before the coronavirus pandemic, generous swaths of the United States faced an affordable housing crisis. With millions of Americans losing their jobs and millions more facing unemployment in the near future thanks to a concerted economic shutdown geared at reining in the disease, talk of rent strikes and freezes are in the air.The Trump administration recently nodded to the problem by ordering a foreclosure moratorium on single-family home...

Coronavirus: Anger as migrants sprayed with disinfectant in India
Coronavirus: Anger as migrants sprayed with disinfectant in India

Footage shared thousands of times shows a group of workers in India being sprayed with chemicals.

In connecting Chinese adoptees to birth families, couple makes discovery about China
In connecting Chinese adoptees to birth families, couple makes discovery about China's one-child policy

After learning their child's adoption documents were fake, a Utah couple launched an initiative to help connect adoptees to parents.


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