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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.

The US Navy is trying to get sailors off the aircraft carrier hit by a coronavirus outbreak, but it is having trouble finding enough beds
The US Navy is trying to get sailors off the aircraft carrier hit by a coronavirus outbreak, but it is having trouble finding enough beds

The acting Navy secretary said the service was trying to get sailors ashore, but the challenge is finding enough beds for the thousands on board.

'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refugee camps

Bangladesh, which has reported 48 cases of the virus and five deaths, imposed a lockdown on Tuesday, the same day it confirmed the first case in Cox's Bazar, the coastal district where the Rohingya camps are located. As the coronavirus forces the world's big cities and wealthiest countries into lockdown, a potential humanitarian catastrophe threatens tens of millions of people crowded into refugee camps and makeshift settlements for displaced people from Bangladesh to Syria and across Africa, where healthcare and clean water is often scarce, sanitation is poor, illnesses are rife and social distancing is almost impossible. "God forbid, if the virus gets into the camps, it would have a...

Airline employees are safe from being laid off for now, but United warns that job cuts may be on the horizon if the coronavirus pandemic rages on for as long as expected
Airline employees are safe from being laid off for now, but United warns that job cuts may be on the horizon if the coronavirus pandemic rages on for as long as expected

"If the recovery is as slow as we fear, it means our airline and our workforce will have to be smaller than it is today," United's CEO said.

Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed
Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed

A High Court judge rules Ofcom was entitled to fine RT £200,000 for impartiality breaches.

Tips for safe grocery shopping during coronavirus pandemic
Tips for safe grocery shopping during coronavirus pandemic

Here are six tips to keep your grocery trips safe and efficient.

Tycoons Putin Tapped for Russia Virus Aid Won't Feel Much Pain

(Bloomberg) -- President Vladimir Putin sold his plan to raise taxes on dividends paid offshore as a source of funds for helping businesses and employees hurt it by the economic disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.But the levy will start only next year, providing budget revenue in 2022, according

Trump Promises GOP Convention Will Be Held This August
Trump Promises GOP Convention Will Be Held This August

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said that the Republican National Convention would go forward as planned this August even as the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of large-scale events all across the U.S.The Democrats are scheduled to hold their convention, in Milwaukee from July 13 to 16. The Republican convention is to be held from Aug. 24 to 27, and the president told Sean Hannity on Fox News Thursday night that "We're quite a bit later than them, which I think is good."Trump said there was "no way" he would cancel the convention. "It's going to be incredible."He added that by the end of August "we're going to be in a great space," though he did not specify why he thought...

The maker of Coors beer is joining other breweries and distilleries across the country in producing hand sanitizer
The maker of Coors beer is joining other breweries and distilleries across the country in producing hand sanitizer

Coors is ramping up its charitable outreach and pledged $1 million to an organization that helps bartenders and other service industry professionals.

They walked free. Until a reporter knocked at their door.

Journalist Jerry Mitchell dug up evidence that helped reopen decades-old civil rights-era murder cases in the South, including that of Medgar Evers.

One chart shows 10 countries
One chart shows 10 countries' current coronavirus death rates, based on known cases and deaths. Italy's is highest: nearly 10%.

Italy has the greatest number of deaths related to COVID-19 - more than China - and also the highest death rate: 9.5%.

Cambodia uses coronavirus crisis to arrest 17 critics, rights group says

The Cambodian government has used the coronavirus outbreak to lock up opposition activists and others expressing concern about the virus and the government's response, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Seventeen people have been arrested since late January for sharing information

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Carnival's CEO says the coronavirus can be contained on cruises because 'the ship is so large' amid criticism of the company's slow reaction to the pandemic

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald said that cruise ships are a less-risky environment for coronavirus infection because of "natural social distancing."

Coronavirus: Massive stimulus bill stalls in Senate as Trump activates National Guard
Coronavirus: Massive stimulus bill stalls in Senate as Trump activates National Guard

"This week, it's going to get bad," the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned on the "TODAY" Show Monday.

2 Sri Lanka inmates killed in riot over virus restrictions
2 Sri Lanka inmates killed in riot over virus restrictions

Inmates in a Sri Lanka prison scuffled with guards and some tried to escape during a protest against new strict measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, leaving two dead and six wounded, police said Sunday. Anuradhapura is about 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of Colombo. Sri Lanka has imposed a three-day countrywide curfew since Friday as the number of cases has risen to 77.

Trump, Pompeo walk to brink of blaming Iran for rocket attack
Trump, Pompeo walk to brink of blaming Iran for rocket attack

President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday came close to blaming Iran for a rocket attack in Iraq last week in which two American troops and a British service member were killed. "Maybe we shouldn't say yet," said Trump when the question was posed to Pompeo at a White House news conference. The Pentagon said last week that Trump had authorized the U.S. military to respond to the March 11 rocket attack in Iraq.

Scotland to Close Pubs, Restaurants to Slow Coronavirus Spread

(Bloomberg) -- Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that she is asking the country's restaurants, cafes, pubs, gyms and cinemas to close in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus as part of a U.K.-wide push.More than 320 people in Scotland have so far tested positive for Covid-19

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Implements
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Implements 'Stay at Home' Order Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state-wide "stay at home" executive order for all residents Friday, the strictest measure yet to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus for the nation's largest city."This is not life as usual," he said. "Remain indoors, go outside for solitary exercise. Don't go to a house with multiple people. Don't go to your daughter's house. That is a mistake."There are at least 4,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York City and 26 deaths, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday morning. "We now constitute 30 percent of the coronavirus cases in the United States of America, 70 percent of the cases in the state of New York," he said on MSNBC on...

America has one of the world
America has one of the world's worst coronavirus responses

The world is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. At time of writing there were about 225,000 confirmed cases in total, and 9,300 deaths. Europe is for the moment the epicenter of the outbreak, particularly in Italy where the virus has overwhelmed the health care system, but dozens of other countries are only a week or two behind on a similar track, including the United States.However, there are major divergences between the performance of different countries. Rich and middle-income East Asian countries like Taiwan, Vietnam, and Singapore have managed to nearly halt the outbreak in its tracks, while more ramshackle countries like the U.S. and U.K. have botched it almost beyond...

Teen Cowgirl Found Dead After Disappearing With Mystery Man
Teen Cowgirl Found Dead After Disappearing With Mystery Man

Britney Ujlaky picked flowers for friends if they'd had a bad day. She loved listening to any music she could dance to, and dreamed of becoming a makeup artist. In her rural Nevada community, the 16-year-old volunteered at the 2U Ranch, riding and grooming horses, and helping with cattle drives."She had the personality you can't really forget-she was so goofy and fun," said one close friend, Cheyenne Fry, 18. "You would be having the worst day of your life, but her laugh would put you in a good mood." Britney often talked about wanting to someday win the title of local Rodeo Queen, Fry said."She was always helping people out," Fry told The Daily Beast. "If it was house-sitting,...

Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential run, endorses Biden
Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential run, endorses Biden

Gabbard announced her White House bid in January of last year and was the first female combat veteran to run for president.

China
China's pollution levels are plunging because of the coronavirus. The planet's future hinges on what we do next.

China's carbon footprint shrunk while it fought coronavirus, but it may not last. The critical moments will come as global economies start to rebuild.

Khan Academy founder shares advice on teaching kids from home
Khan Academy founder shares advice on teaching kids from home

"Focus on the basics. If your child of pretty much any age is able to focus on math and reading, two hours a day, that's a great start," he said.

Trump brushes off
Trump brushes off 'kung-flu' remark and claims Asian Americans would agree with calling it the 'Chinese coronavirus'

Trump said he didn't believe the term "kung-flu" would put Asian Americans at risk of xenophobic attacks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'You're full of s***': Joe Biden gets in heated gun control debate with Detroit auto plant worker

The worker, among a group surrounding Biden at the Fiat Chrysler plant, accused Biden of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right."

Turkey used a new weapon in Syria that was so effective it looks like Russia won
Turkey used a new weapon in Syria that was so effective it looks like Russia won't dare confront Turkey directly

Apparently, there are some wars Russia is not willing to fight.

Trump Proposes Fighting Coronavirus With Tax Cuts
Trump Proposes Fighting Coronavirus With Tax Cuts

President Donald Trump announced from the White House on Monday evening that he's looking at a potential payroll tax cut to help offset any damage and impact the coronavirus outbreak has had upon the American economy and stock market.Speaking from the White House press briefing room the same day the Dow Jones experienced a record drop amid concerns that the growing coronavirus pandemic will result in a worldwide economic slowdown, the president said that he'd be speaking with Congress on Tuesday about some "dramatic" measures to stimulate the economy.Noting that the virus outbreak is something that "everybody is talking about all over the world," Trump went on to say that he'd be meeting...

As markets plummet, Trump says White House to seek possible payroll tax cuts
As markets plummet, Trump says White House to seek possible payroll tax cuts

President Trump on Monday evening said he will speak with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Republicans about a possible payroll tax cut that would provide "very substantial relief" amid the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic."We have a great economy, a very strong economy, but this has blindsided the world," Trump said. The coronavirus epidemic, as well as Saudi Arabia cutting oil export prices by nearly 10 percent, is worrying investors, and on Monday, U.S. stocks fell more than 7 percent in the Dow's worst day since 2008. Trump said he wants to meet with McConnell on Tuesday, and in addition to discussing a payroll tax cut, he will also bring up...

Cory Booker Endorses Joe Biden for President
Cory Booker Endorses Joe Biden for President

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden picked up the endorsement of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, one day after receiving the backing of another former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, California Senator Kamala Harris."The answer to hatred & division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose," Booker said on Twitter on Monday morning. "@JoeBiden won't only win -- he'll show there's more that unites us than divides us. He'll restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges."Booker's endorsement comes one day after Harris endorsed Biden, giving the former vice president the backing of the two most prominent African-American candidates in his race for the...

In northeast Syria, US and Russia in fragile coexistence
In northeast Syria, US and Russia in fragile coexistence

On a Syrian highway, Hussein Abdel Hamid recently found himself trapped inside his car. The incident two weeks ago is not a rare sight in war-torn northeastern Syria, where Russian and US forces demonstrate a fragile coexistence despite backing opposite sides in the nine-year conflict. "We always see US and Russian forces going head-to-head," Abdel Hamid, a 55-year-old Syrian Kurd, said.


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