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  Story 133 -   Thursday April 23, 2020
Trump Says Heat And Humidity Could Help Fight Virus

Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Associated Press

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ? The White House on Thursday pitched ?emerging? research on the benefits of sunlight and humidity in diminishing the threat of the coronavirus as President Donald Trump encourages states to move to reopen their economies.

Past studies have not found good evidence that the warmer temperat ...


  Story 132 -   Wednesday April 22, 2020
Fresh Cancellations Show Reopening From Virus Will Be Tough ATLANTA (AP) Even with many former virus hotspots seeing a reduction in new deaths and hospitalizations, a flurry of cancellations of major events made it clear Wednesday that efforts to return to normal life could still be a long and dispiriting process.

In just the past day, the U.S. scrapped the national spelling bee in June, Spain called off the Running of the Bulls in July, and Germany canceled Oktoberfest five months away. Singapore ...

  Story 131 -   Monday April 20, 2020
A gunman in Nova Scotia evaded police for nearly 12 hours after killing at least 16 in one of Canada's deadliest mass shootings Ottawa (CNN)Nova Scotia authorities have begun investigating the shooting of a gunman who may have been disguised as a police officer and went on 12-hour rampage that left 16 people dead in a small town.

A confrontation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began after a manhunt for the fleeing suspect overnight Saturday. Multiple crime scenes and hours of evasion later, the gunman was killed Sunday in a shootout with police. Nova Scot ...

  Story 130 -   Monday April 20, 2020
NYC Mayor Wants Hundreds of Thousands of Daily Virus Tests NEW YORK (AP) ? Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers would need to be tested for the coronavirus daily before city officials could start to loosen restrictions that have shuttered most workplaces and forced residents to cover their faces in public, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

?To be able to come back you need testing to be ? in our city probably hundreds of thousands of tests a day,? de Blasio said on MSNBC's ?Morning Joe.? ?You n ...

  Story 129 -   Monday April 20, 2020
Coronavirus lockdown sparks riots in Paris Rioting broke out in housing estates around Paris as tensions escalated over the coronavirus lockdown.

Footage posted on social media showed protesters hurling projectiles including fireworks, and police responding with tear gas and baton charges. Other videos showed several police cars and bins being set alight.

The violence erupted in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, in the north of the city, and continued into the early hours of Monday.

  Story 128 -   Sunday April 19, 2020
Inslee rebukes the president, as Trump encourages rebellion to states’ coronavirus stay-home orders

In a statement Friday, Inslee condemned Trump for encouraging ?illegal and dangerous acts? that were ?putting millions of people in danger of contracting COVID-19.?

?The president is fomenting domestic rebellion and spreading lies even while his own administration says the virus is real and is deadly, and that we have a long way to go before restrictions can be lifted,? Inslee said in prepared remarks.

?Just yesterday, the presid ...


  Story 127 -   Sunday April 19, 2020
llinois matches highest single-day death total from COVID-19, ending difficult week in battle against virus Illinois ended a grim week in its battle against COVID-19 on Saturday, as state officials announced 125 more deaths and 1,585 new confirmed cases.

The daily death total tied Thursdays record for a single day. From Sunday through Saturday, the state recorded 583 deaths, nearly half of the total number of dead since the state began tracking.

In one week, officials said Illinois saw 9,980 new cases about a third of the total cases con ...

  Story 126 -   Sunday April 19, 2020
NY virus deaths hit 2-week low

NEW YORK -- New York's daily toll of coronavirus deaths hit its lowest point in more than two weeks, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Saturday that the state isn't ready to ease up on shutdowns of schools, businesses and gatherings. For those looking for something to celebrate, however, the state is untangling some red tape around tying t ...


  Story 125 -   Sunday April 19, 2020
Charlie Kirk calls on Students for Trump members to launch 'peaceful rebellion against governors' over stay-at-home orders Protesters rally against stay-at-home ordersThe demonstrators around the country who have rallied in state capitals called the orders too extreme and a violation of their rights.

As protests against stay-at-home orders due to novel coronavirus break out around the country, Students for Trump, one of the main political groups backing President Donald Trump's reelection, is calling on its young members to join the efforts.

During a vi ...

  Story 124 -   Friday April 17, 2020
Rice ATMs in Vietnam Are Dispensing Food for People Without Work Amid Coronavirus Pandemic A machine operating at all hours on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City is dispensing free rice for people out of work during Vietnams national coronavirus lockdown.

Dubbed 'Rice ATMS,' anyone coming to collect rice from the dispensers must wait in line while standing six feet apart and use hand sanitizer before filling up.

This rice ATM has been helpful. With this one bag of rice, we can have enough for one day, Nguyen Thi Ly, a 34-yea ...

  Story 123 -   Friday April 17, 2020
Stimulus Checks: How Yours Can Be Delayed If You Used a Tax Preparation Company While most Americans saw their 1,200 stimulus checks deposited into their bank accounts this week, some have reported their checks being deposited into the account of the tax preparer they used and not their own. Others have reported seeing the wrong account number on the IRS tracking site. The stimulus checks were sent out to millions of taxpayers this week as part of the 2 trillion CARES Act passed into law last month to help Americans during t ...

  Story 122 -   Friday April 17, 2020
Will I get a stimulus check if I defaulted on my student loans? If your federal student loans are in default theres good news Youll get a temporary reprieve on wage garnishment and youll also get a stimulus check from Uncle Sam.

Under the CARES Act, the government wont withhold the money you owe for defaulted federal student loans out of your payment. It blocks the IRS from garnishing your tax refund for those late loan payments. Also, the government wont ding your wages or withhold social security pay ...

  Story 121 -   Friday April 17, 2020
What you should know about your coronavirus stimulus check from the IRS

(AP) - Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts.

The Treasury Department says about 80 million Americans received c(AP) Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts.

The Treasury Department says about 80 million Americans received checks as of Wednesday. The one-time payments were approved by Congress as part of an emergency relief pack ...


  Story 120 -   Thursday April 16, 2020
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner don't think the coronavirus rules apply to them

(CNN) On April 8, just before noon, Ivanka Trump tweeted an inspirational message to fellow Jews preparing to celebrate a first night of Passover like no other -- amid (CNN)On April 8, just before noon, Ivanka Trump tweeted an inspirational message to fellow Jews preparing to celebrate a first night of Passover like no other -- amid the social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines put in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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  Story 119 -   Thursday April 16, 2020
Facebook to warn users who ‘like’ coronavirus hoaxes

NEW YORK (AP) Have you liked or commented on a Facebook post about the COVID-19 pandemic that turned out to be a hoax


The social media company said Thursday it is now going to let users know if they liked, reacted or commented on posts with harmful misinformation about the virus that moderators later removed. Facebook says it will also direct people who engaged with those posts to information about virus myths debunked by the World ...


  Story 118 -   Thursday April 16, 2020
Bill Gates condemns Donald Trump for stopping US payments to World Health Organisation

Bill Gates has said Donald Trumps decision to stop US funding of the World Health Organisation "during a world health crisis" is as "dangerous as it sounds".


The Microsoft founder tweeted"Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever."


Donald Trump had said that the global health body had "failed in its basic duty and ...


  Story 117 -   Thursday April 16, 2020
861 More deaths in UK hospitals, total now at 13,000

t comes after chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty warned of a spike in deaths today due to a probable lag in reporting over Easter weekend, following four consecutive days of sub-800 increases.

The number of tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has also risen by 18,665 to 417,649, although this includes some people being tested more than once.

There have now been 103,093 positive tests for the illn ...


  Story 116 -   Thursday April 16, 2020
Iranian vessels come 'dangerously' close to US military ships

The incident in the Gulf comes amid heighten tensions between the United States and Tehran.

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna, Austria [File: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters]
Eleven vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy came close to United States Navy and Coast Guard ships in the Gulf, the US military said on Wednesday, calling the moves "dangero ...


  Story 115 -   Thursday April 16, 2020
China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

Pig farmers in China are being infected by a new, virulent strain of influenza A that they contracted from their swine, said a speaker at an Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) news conference last week.

About 15% of Chinese pig farmers have tested positive for antibodies to the new disease, said Leonard Mermel, DO, professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and medical director of the Depart ...


  Story 114 -   Thursday April 16, 2020
Trump's big show of opening the economy will hide the real story

(CNN) President Donald Trump's make America open again campaign will deliver exactly what he wants Thursday -- a victory lap over the coronavirus pandemic that leaves the life and death decisions to others.

Even with epicenters of the virus still suffering hundreds of deaths daily, Trump says it's time to show that America is the "comeback kid" ready to unleash a miracle economic rebirth.


The President plans to ...



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