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Democratic convention pushed back to August in response to coronavirus pandemic
Democratic convention pushed back to August in response to coronavirus pandemic

The announcement sets off a logistical scramble to accommodate the thousands of delegates who will descend on Milwaukee to nominate the Democratic presidential ticket.

Partisan divide over social distancing narrows as states ramp up coronavirus measures, poll finds
Partisan divide over social distancing narrows as states ramp up coronavirus measures, poll finds

A poll found a large majority trust the CDC and Anthony Fauci, but less than half trust Donald Trump or the media for their coronavirus information.

Fact check: Photos purporting to show Phoenix COVID-19 protest were from 2017 Trump rally
Fact check: Photos purporting to show Phoenix COVID-19 protest were from 2017 Trump rally

The photos in the post are actually from President Donald Trump's 2017 rally at the Phoenix Convention Center.

New Yorkers Are Right to Be Skeptical of Evangelical-Run Coronavirus Ward in Central Park
New Yorkers Are Right to Be Skeptical of Evangelical-Run Coronavirus Ward in Central Park
  • World
  • 2020-04-02 16:26:23Z

If New York City wasn't under a strict stay-at-home order right now, protesters might be marching along Central Park. That's where an evangelical Christian organization called Samaritan's Purse is preparing to open a makeshift COVID-19 ward. The 60-bed emergency field hospital is comprised largely of tarp-wrapped tents and will function as a respiratory unit servicing overflow patients from Mount Sinai Hospital.Some New York residents have criticized Samaritan's Purse's presence, citing their spotty record in the field and expressing fears that the conservative religious group's beliefs could even open the door to substandard care or discrimination. City Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted he...

Trump says he brokered deal with Saudi, Russia for huge oil cuts
Trump says he brokered deal with Saudi, Russia for huge oil cuts

U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had brokered a deal with top oil producers Russia and Saudi Arabia to cut output and arrest an oil price rout amid a global coronavirus pandemic, sending crude prices up by 45%. Trump said he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and now expected the two nations to cut output by 10 million barrels per day (bpd) - an unprecedented number representing 10% of global supply. Trump said cuts could amount to as much as 15 million bpd but didn't say whether the United States, the world's largest oil producer, would contribute to reductions, a move which is forbidden by U.S. antitrust legislation.

Beyond fever and cough: Coronavirus symptoms take new shape
Beyond fever and cough: Coronavirus symptoms take new shape

Some of the first warning signs can include extreme fatigue, weakness and chills. But other symptoms often follow.

A New Jersey doctor is the first emergency physician to die from coronavirus in the US
A New Jersey doctor is the first emergency physician to die from coronavirus in the US

Frank Gabrin, 60, died in his husband's arms just days after he developed symptoms consistent with the virus. He was a two-time cancer survivor.

Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads
Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads

More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus spreads.

Have you recovered from coronavirus? Want to help doctors find a treatment? Here
Have you recovered from coronavirus? Want to help doctors find a treatment? Here's what they need from you.

A global program to test whether blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients can be used as a treatment needs blood donations to succeed.

Chris Cuomo Says Coronavirus Fever Got So Bad He Chipped His Tooth and Was
Chris Cuomo Says Coronavirus Fever Got So Bad He Chipped His Tooth and Was 'Hallucinating'

"I was shivering so much that I chipped my tooth - they call them the rigors," the CNN anchor said

Army attack helicopters teamed up with Navy ships to practice holding enemies
Army attack helicopters teamed up with Navy ships to practice holding enemies 'at high risk' in the Middle East

The operations were designed to enhance the capabilities of US forces to respond to surface threats.

America is battling a pandemic. Why is Trump talking about war with Iran?
America is battling a pandemic. Why is Trump talking about war with Iran?
  • World
  • 2020-04-02 12:57:09Z

Because an economy-wrecking pandemic isn't enough to deal with, the Trump administration is making aggressive noises at Iran."Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq," President Trump tweeted on Wednesday. "If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!"The White House didn't provide any additional information about Trump's tweet or his claim of a "sneak attack" being planned. But it should go without saying that going to war with Iran right now would be a terrible thing.January's near-miss of open war with Iran - triggered when the United States assassinated General Qassem...

'We Didn't Know That Until the Last 24 Hours': Georgia Gov. Says He Just Found Out People Without Symptoms Can Spread Coronavirus

While announcing a statewide shelter-in-place order on Wednesday, Georgia governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, said that he had just been informed that asymptomatic individuals could spread the coronavirus.The illness "is now transmitting before people see signs….Those individuals could have been infecting people before they ever felt [symptoms]," Kemp said at a press conference. "We didn't know that until the last 24 hours."It has been widely known for months that the coronavirus can spread through asymptomatic transmission. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidelines for outbreak mitigation regarding asymptomatic...

How Will Biden Choose a Running Mate? Look to the Obama Model
How Will Biden Choose a Running Mate? Look to the Obama Model

Joe Biden has spoken with former President Barack Obama about the process of selecting a running mate.His allies remain enthusiastic about Biden's promise of a female vice-presidential candidate, despite growing Democratic fixation on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York as he commands loyal audiences

Coronavirus live updates: US braces for
Coronavirus live updates: US braces for 'horrific' weeks as deaths top 5,000; Dr. Fauci gets security

More than 1,000 people died of coronavirus Wednesday, pushing the death toll over 5,000 and likely signaling the beginning of a "very painful" period.

Anthony Fauci to get a security detail after facing threats, reports say
Anthony Fauci to get a security detail after facing threats, reports say

The 79-year-old doctor has been one of the most high-profile members of President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus.

6 lawmakers now have coronavirus. How the outbreak has changed how Congress does business
6 lawmakers now have coronavirus. How the outbreak has changed how Congress does business

As Congress debates more legislation to tackle the impacts of the coronavirus, lawmakers are also trying to stop the spread within its own ranks.

How coronavirus has halted Central American migration to the US
How coronavirus has halted Central American migration to the US

Border closures and strict lockdowns have led to a steep decline in the number of migrants coming from Central AmericaWhen Angelica turned 30, she realized there was no future for her in Honduras.Although she had a college degree, she was still living paycheck to paycheck and was stuck in a neighborhood of the capital Tegucigalpa ruled by violent gangs.So, after years contemplating migration to the US where she has relatives, she finally made arrangements to depart."I didn't want to stay in a neighborhood where there are massacres or where the people lock themselves in their homes at six at night because the gangs impose a curfew," she said. "I realized I was more surviving than...

WHO concerned by
WHO concerned by 'rapid escalation' of virus, as U.S. death toll nears 5,000

"In the next few days we will reach 1 million confirmed cases, and 50 thousand deaths," the World Health Organization's Director-General warned.

US sends warships to Caribbean to stop illegal drugs
US sends warships to Caribbean to stop illegal drugs

The announcement came a week after the US accused Venezuela's leader of "narco-terrorism".

China Hits Back; Germany Sees
China Hits Back; Germany Sees 'Marathon' Battle : Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- China said the U.S. was trying to shift the blame for its own outbreak after American intelligence officials concluded Beijing concealed infections. Earlier, a county in central China was locked down again after a flare-up in cases, pointing to the difficulty of sustained containment.There

Trump Administration to Couple: Ditch Adopted Daughter or Risk Exile
Trump Administration to Couple: Ditch Adopted Daughter or Risk Exile

Earlier this month when the World Health Organization dubbed the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, State Department officials gave Robin Gallite and her husband Alli, both 41, a choice: return to the U.S. from Lagos, Nigeria, quickly before the country's airports closed and the health system deteriorated

Invisible man? Amid pandemic, Biden sidelined by omnipresent Trump
Invisible man? Amid pandemic, Biden sidelined by omnipresent Trump

One month on from historically reclaiming Democratic presidential frontrunner status, Joe Biden is in physical and political isolation, basement-bound and largely unheard as Donald Trump commands Americans' attention with his coronavirus response. After nearly self-imploding in the first three state

Top EU court says eastern states broke law by refusing to host refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece and Italy after a surge in migrant arrivals from 2015. The ruling underscores Europe's bitter

The first US coronavirus patients are being treated with convalescent plasma therapy. Will it work? Not even the doctors know.
The first US coronavirus patients are being treated with convalescent plasma therapy. Will it work? Not even the doctors know.

Will it work? Convalescent plasma therapy has a mixed history of success, but doctors are willing to try amid ongoing efforts against the pandemic.

Trump says expects Russia-Saudi oil deal soon, invites U.S. oil chiefs to White House
Trump says expects Russia-Saudi oil deal soon, invites U.S. oil chiefs to White House

U.S. President Donald Trump said he has invited U.S. oil executives to the White House to discuss ways to help the industry "ravaged" by slumping energy demand during the coronavirus outbreak and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Trump also said he had talked recently with the leaders of both Russia and Saudi Arabia and believed the two countries would make a deal to end their price war within a "few days" - lowering production and bringing prices back up.

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Trump's contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows
  • World
  • 2020-04-02 04:06:58Z

President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus - several of them. Trump initially praised China, then excoriated Beijing after it made unsubstantiated claims that the virus originated in the United States. Now, Trump is back to offering niceties.

Report: DeMar DeRozan unhappy with Spurs
Report: DeMar DeRozan unhappy with Spurs

DeRozan has a $27,739,975 player option that he'll reportedly decline if the Spurs don't sign him to a contract extension.

In California: When you
In California: When you're front and center in the middle of a pandemic

A San Jose doctor discusses the high toll the war against coronavirus is taking on her and her colleagues. And I talk to a reporter who's spent a decade covering Amazon about what workers there are facing. Y'all, stayingathome is the easy part.

Dr Fauci: security reportedly expanded as infectious disease expert faces threats
Dr Fauci: security reportedly expanded as infectious disease expert faces threats

Reports say immunologist who has become celebrity amid coronavirus has received unwelcome messages from critics and supportersSecurity for Dr Anthony Fauci, the 79-year-old infectious disease expert who has become a calm, reassuring foil to Donald Trump at coronavirus briefings, has been expanded, according to multiple reports.While Fauci's straight talk and willingness to gently correct the president's outrageous exaggerations have drawn admiration from late-night talkshow hosts, professional basketball players and doughnut shop owners alike, the doctor has received threats and unwelcome communications from both critics and fervent admirers. The Washington Post first reported the news.At...

More than 1,000 in U.S. die in a single day from coronavirus, doubling the worst daily death toll of the flu
More than 1,000 in U.S. die in a single day from coronavirus, doubling the worst daily death toll of the flu

The U.S. passed 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day Wednesday, a daily death toll more than double that of two of America's most deadly illnesses - lung cancer and the flu.

Dr. Fauci to receive additional security following threats
Dr. Fauci to receive additional security following threats

The increase in security came at the request of the Health and Human Services Inspector General, Department of Justice officials told CBS News.

FDA says heartburn drug Zantac should be immediately pulled from shelves
FDA says heartburn drug Zantac should be immediately pulled from shelves

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said the heartburn drug Zantac should immediately be pulled from shelves and consumers should dispose of any pills or liquid they have at home.During safety tests last summer, extremely high levels of the contaminant NDMA, believed to be a carcinogen, were discovered in samples of the drug. The active ingredient in Zantac is ranitidine, and the FDA said that over time, NDMA appears as an impurity in ranitidine in levels exceeding federal standards, NPR reports.The FDA issued a warning last September, and CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart removed the drug and its generic forms from stores. Since then, the agency has confirmed that the issue is how...

Amazon says it will investigate after we obtained a photo appearing to show a lack of social distancing at Indiana warehouse
Amazon says it will investigate after we obtained a photo appearing to show a lack of social distancing at Indiana warehouse

A photo obtained by Business Insider appears to show company managers sitting close together at a warehouse. Amazon says it's investigating.

Treasury backs off requirement that Social Security recipients, others take extra step to get $1,200 checks
Treasury backs off requirement that Social Security recipients, others take extra step to get $1,200 checks

The Treasury Department now says Americans who don't file taxes can still receive a $1,200 coronavirus stimulus check without taking extra steps.

Americans purchasing record-breaking numbers of guns amid coronavirus
Americans purchasing record-breaking numbers of guns amid coronavirus

The pandemic has created a surge in demand, with some gun stores inundated with panic-buyers * Coronavirus - latest US updates * Coronavirus - latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageAmericans have responded to the coronavirus epidemic with a record-breaking number of gun purchases, according to new government data on the number of background checks conducted in March.More than 3.7m total firearm background checks were conducted through the FBI's background check system in March, the highest number on record in more than 20 years. An estimated 2.4m of those background checks were conducted for gun sales, according to adjusted statistics from a leading firearms industry...

Report: Knicks interested in hiring 76ers
Report: Knicks interested in hiring 76ers' Elton Brand as GM

The 76ers' eventful offseason has fallen flat so far.

Trump Deploying Military Forces to Pressure Drug Cartels, Maduro
Trump Deploying Military Forces to Pressure Drug Cartels, Maduro

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he's deploying more Navy vessels and Air Force planes in the Caribbean to ramp up pressure on drug cartels in a move that is also meant to put added strain on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime.Trump said cartels from Latin America and the Caribbean

Six-week-old newborn dies of coronavirus in US: state governor
Six-week-old newborn dies of coronavirus in US: state governor

A six-week-old infant has died of complications relating to COVID-19, the governor of the US state of Connecticut said Wednesday, in one of the youngest recorded deaths from the virus. Governor Ned Lamont tweeted that the newborn was "brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived." "Testing confirmed last night that the newborn was COVID-19 positive," Lamont said.

Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response
Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response

You haven't seen Jared Kushner on the televised coronavirus briefings, but the president's son-in-law is helping to shape the nation's response.

Trump Uses Coronavirus Briefing to Warn About Drug Cartels
Trump Uses Coronavirus Briefing to Warn About Drug Cartels

A day after finally appearing to acknowledge the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic and the massive loss of American lives, President Donald Trump began his latest White House briefing on Wednesday by shifting the focus to drug cartels and at one point boasting about being "number one" on Facebook. 

Engineer tried to crash train into USNS Mercy in Los Angeles: Feds
Engineer tried to crash train into USNS Mercy in Los Angeles: Feds
  • US
  • 2020-04-01 23:35:00Z

Investigators arrested a California train engineer Tuesday after he allegedly derailed a train in a bid to crash into the USNS Mercy, the hospital ship treating non-COVID-19 patients at the Port of Los Angeles to lessen the burden on area hospitals, prosecutors said. Eduardo Moreno, 44, was expected to appear in court Wednesday for arraignment on train wrecking charges. A California Highway Patrol officer caught Moreno as he allegedly tried to escape from the scene, according to the complaint.

Coronavirus: Trump says he would
Coronavirus: Trump says he would 'absolutely' take a call from Biden offering advice

The Biden offer came after Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said, "Why doesn't Vice President Biden call the White House today and offer some support?"

Coronavirus: Things the US has got wrong - and got right
Coronavirus: Things the US has got wrong - and got right

Medical supply shortages, slow to test and mixed messaging are among the shortcomings in the US response.

Tekashi 6ix9ine should be considered for early release because of coronavirus, judge says
Tekashi 6ix9ine should be considered for early release because of coronavirus, judge says
  • US
  • 2020-04-01 23:19:00Z

Lawyers for the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, say he is vulnerable to the spread of the virus in jails because of his asthma.

Trump to meet with oil executives over cratering energy market
Trump to meet with oil executives over cratering energy market

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will meet US energy executives this week to discuss plummeting oil values amid coronavirus and a Saudi-Russian price war. "I'm going to meet with the oil companies on Friday," he told a news conference. Trump expressed alarm at the impact on the US energy industry from the twin blows of the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus and the Russia-Saudi row.

Pence urges churches not to worship in groups larger than 10 people
Pence urges churches not to worship in groups larger than 10 people

Vice President Mike Pence is encouraging fellow faith followers not to attend services larger than 10 people to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq
Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq
  • World
  • 2020-04-01 23:02:34Z

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq. U.S.-Iran tensions soared following the Jan. 3 Washington-directed strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani outside Baghdad airport. Trump said at an evening White House briefing that his administration has received intelligence that Iran is planning a strike, but did not provide additional details.

Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures
Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures
  • World
  • 2020-04-01 23:00:11Z

President Donald Trump cast doubt Wednesday on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report, accused Beijing of a cover up. "How do we know" if they are accurate, Trump asked at a press conference. Trump insisted that "the relationship with China's a good one" and that he remained close to President Xi Jinping.

Trump threatens Iran - again - if it attacks U.S. interests in Iraq
Trump threatens Iran - again - if it attacks U.S. interests in Iraq

The latest threat comes as both Iran and the United States battle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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