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Emergency management response to Hurricane Isaias complicated by coronavirus crisis
Emergency management response to Hurricane Isaias complicated by coronavirus crisis

The COVID pandemic creates massive complications for emergency response efforts, says Team Rubicon co-founder and CEO Jake Wood, who urges Americans in Isaias' path to take the storm seriously.

For the 5th day in a row, Florida reports more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases
For the 5th day in a row, Florida reports more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases

Florida recorded 12,523 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday - the fifth day in a row the state reported more than 10,000 new infections.Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) said on Sunday's This Week there is "community spread, which means the virus is out of control." Shalala also accused Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who will not issue a statewide mask order, of doing Floridians a disservice by pushing to reopen the state too quickly. "The residents here are terrified and I'm terrified, for the first time in my career because there's a lack of leadership," she added. Shalala believes it's time to "close down in Florida. Our economy will not come back until we meet this virus at...

Kuwait
Kuwait's ruler hospitalised, crown prince steps in

Kuwait City (AFP) - Kuwait's crown prince stepped in as partial ruler on Saturday after the hospitalisation of the 91-year-old emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, state news agency KUNA said.

For first time, world records one million coronavirus cases in 100 hours: Reuters tally
For first time, world records one million coronavirus cases in 100 hours: Reuters tally

The United States, with more than 3.6 million confirmed cases, is still seeing huge daily jumps in its first wave of COVID-19 infections. The United States reported a daily global record of more than 77,000 new infections on Thursday, while Sweden has reported 77,281 total cases since the pandemic began. U.S. President Donald Trump and his followers have resisted a full-throated endorsement of masks and have been calling for a return to normal economic activity and reopening schools despite the surging cases.

Can kids spread the coronavirus?
Can kids spread the coronavirus? 'Conclusively, without a doubt - yes,' experts say

Medical experts say kids recover quicker from COVID-19, but can still be carriers of the virus and facilitate spread in their communities.

NYPD chief of department on attack by anti-police activists
NYPD chief of department on attack by anti-police activists

Four NYPD officers injured in clash with counter-protesters; NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan speaks out.

Rapper Kanye West files for Oklahoma presidential ballot
Rapper Kanye West files for Oklahoma presidential ballot

Rap superstar Kanye West has qualified to appear on Oklahoma's presidential ballot, the first state where he met the requirements before the filing deadline. A representative for West filed the necessary paperwork and paid the $35,000 filing Wednesday afternoon, which was the deadline for a spot on the state's Nov. 3 presidential ballot, said Oklahoma Board of Elections spokeswoman Misha Mohr. The others were concert pianist Jade Simmons and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Brock Pierce.

The best and worst face masks, ranked by their level of protection
The best and worst face masks, ranked by their level of protection

Cloth masks aren't as protective as surgical masks or N95 respirators, but some materials are better than others.

US rejects China
US rejects China's claims in South China Sea drawing Beijing ire

China has accused the United States of trying to stir up trouble in the South China Sea.