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    New claims for unemployment benefits rose to 1.442 million last week, data from the Department of Labor showed Thursday. This is the 21st consecutive week of initial claims above 1 million. Prior to the onset of the pandemic in March, initial claims had never risen as high as 700,000. Economists had forecast 1.442 new claims, a slight increase from the previous week. The prior week was revised up by 1,000 to 1.435 million. Claims hit a record 6.87 million for the week of March 27. Until two weeks ago, each subsequent week has seen claims decline. In last week’s report, based on the previous week’s labor market, claims actually rose. That was seen as a signal that the labor market could...
    MLB tightens coronavirus guidelines after positive tests - CNN Around the World in 20 Stunning Sunsets 5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday 1. U.S. stock futures fall ahead of jobless claims data U.S. stock futures fell slightly Thursday as traders awaited key unemployment data. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dipped 43 points, or 0.2%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures were also down by 0.2%. The government releases its initial weekly jobless claims report at 8:30 ET. The report is expected to show claims ticking down to 1.4 million last week from 1.434 million the previous week. The report, along with Thursday's market moves, come a day after the major stock averages posted solid gains, with the...
    TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was arrested after confronting a child wearing a mask at a restaurant and spitting in his face when the boy refused to take it off, police said. Jason Copenhaver approached the child’s table Sunday and asked the boy if he was wearing a mask, according to Treasure Island police. Authorities did not release the boy’s age. Police said the 47-year-old then told the child to take it off. He then grabbed the boy’s hand tightly and put his face next to the child’s, telling the boy he now had the coronavirus, according to police reports. “Victim stated that (Copenhaver) was in such close proximity that spit particles from (Copenhaver’s) mouth landed in...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders said he will introduce legislation that taxes the "obscene wealth gains" of billionaires during the coronavirus pandemic. Sanders, a self-avowed democratic socialist, wrote in a series of tweets on Wednesday evening that he planned to target the profits billionaires have made since the virus-induced crisis began in mid-March. The Vermont independent proposed imposing a 60% levy on the windfall gains that 467 billionaires earned between March 18 and Aug. 3, which he said could raise more than $420 billion. That money, he said, could be used to allow Medicare to pay all out-of-pocket health-care expenses for everyone in the U.S. in the next year. SANDERS DELEGATES SIGNING PETITION TO VOTE AGAINST DEM PLATFORM THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE 'MEDICARE-FOR-ALL' U.S. billionaires' wealth grew by $584 billion...
    California workers who are unemployed amid coronavirus-linked business shutdowns have grown sharply more pessimistic that they will regain the jobs they had lost due to government mandates, a new study determined. About 61 percent of the California workers who filed new unemployment claims during the week that ended on July 25 reported that they expected to be recalled by the employers who had laid them off or furloughed them, according to a report prepared by the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley and UCLA. While a large chunk of California’s unemployed workers are expressing, the figures nevertheless are greatly below the 80 percent who expected to be recalled to their jobs during the week that ended on March 15. Most...
    California's public health response to coronavirus may be hindered after major technical issues with the state's electronic case reporting mechanism. Officials in the state are now counting test results by hand, but the technical issues affect the rate at which COVID-19 testing results are processed and analyzed, leading to an undercount of total infection rates. The California Department of Public Health confirmed the incident in a note on its website Tuesday. "Due to issues with the state’s electronic laboratory reporting system, these data represent an underreporting of actual positive cases in one single-day,” the department said. On Monday, the state reported just over 5,700 new COVID-19 cases. And on Tuesday, new cases declined to approximately 4,500. State...
    UPTOWN — On a quiet residential side street in Uptown lives the “Land of Make Believe.” Or at least that’s what the neighbors of the condo building at 908 W. Agatite Ave. are calling their elaborately decked-out courtyard. About 40 inflatable lawn decorations cover the building’s courtyard, with everything from a pride-flag-wearing monkey, Christmas-themed dinosaurs and a unicorn field on the lawn. Neighbors also strung lights, flags and lanterns between their balconies and put out a bubble machine to add to the setting’s whimsy. The unicorn field at Uptown’s “Land of Make Believe.”Joe Ward/Block Club Chicago The decorated courtyard is a byproduct of coronavirus and the neighbors’ response to the pandemic. During the city’s stay at home...
    NFL players will be able to anonymously file complaints about potential coronavirus violations this upcoming season. According to Mike Garafolo, the NFLPA has created a hotline for players to call or text “to report NFL teams’ violations of the agreed upon COVID-19 protocols.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The NFLPA today sent players a phone number for them to report NFL teams’ violations of the agreed upon COVID-19 protocols, sources say. Players can text the number but they will remain anonymous. The union can file a grievance on players’ behalves for perceived violations. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 5, 2020 Obviously, safety is the most important thing when it comes to sports...
    The view from the pier at Trisha Mixer's rural Texas property.Courtesy of Trisha Mixer 2020 has not gone according to plan for Airbnb. The tech company came into the year preparing for a highly anticipated IPO, but then the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. As the pandemic devastated the global travel industry, Airbnb laid off nearly 25% of its employees, raised emergency debt funding and at least temporarily shelved the IPO. But there is one bright spot. While urban Airbnb hosts have suffered heavily along with traditional hotels and travel companies, Airbnb hosts in rural areas are seeing huge surges in business. These rural Airbnbs for local getaways are all the rage as Americans jump at opportunities to escape the confines...
    (CNN)"As long as you have any member of society, any demographic group, who's not seriously trying to get to the end game of suppressing this, it will continue to smolder and smolder and smolder, and that will be the reason why, in a non-unified way, we've plateaued at an unacceptable level." Dr. Anthony Fauci did not hold back during a conversation hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health Webcast. Fauci told CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who was moderating the event, that there was a "a degree of anti-science feeling" in the United States that is hurting the efforts to get the pandemic under control. But that anti-scientific skepticism around Covid-19 has also had personal consequences for Fauci, America's leading...
    Despite record levels of federal aid aimed at compensating for the pandemic and a slump in the agricultural economy, more farmers are declaring bankruptcy. The Wall Street Journal reported about 580 farmers filed for chapter 12 bankruptcy protection in the 12-month time frame ending June 30. The newspaper attributed the information to federal data. The number represents an 8% increase from a year earlier. This year, a record $33 billion in payments to farmers is expected to be paid out by the Trump administration. The funding would put government payments at 36% of farm incomes, according to the Journal, which cited information from the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute And Paul Swanson, an Oshkosh, Wisconsin, attorney, noted:...
    The story of how Manhattan Project workers tried to stop the atomic bombs 75 years ago Burger King parents revenue falls 25% as coronavirus weighs on sales How to talk to kids about the coronavirus and other bad news There’s a lot going on outside of the comforts of our homes right now. COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket in some states. People are taking to the streets to speak up about violence and injustice against Black Americans. Hurricane season will soon be hitting its peak. And to top it all off, it’s a presidential election year. © Provided by Popular Science Family life is probably stressful right now, but it's also the perfect time to open up a dialogue...
    Questioning the wisdom of measures adopted by officials to stop the spread of coronavirus does not make someone "anti-science" or otherwise dangerous, former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday night. ALEX BERENSON SAYS AMERICANS ARE HUNGRY FOR 'REAL REPORTING' ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, NOT HYSTERIA AND PANIC  "Just because I'm quoting you in a way that you don't like or quoting your agency in a way that you don't like because it reminds you of stuff you said before March that you wish you could make go away does not mean I'm anti-science, it means I'm doing my job as a journalist," said Berenson, the author of "Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns." "And that's something else that we've forgotten," he added, "all these reporters who are happy...
    Facebook and Twitter announced Wednesday that they have removed a video of President Trump shared on his Facebook page and Twitter account because it contained "false claims" about the coronavirus. The video was a clip of a phone interview Mr. Trump did with Fox News on Wednesday morning in which he pushed for schools to reopen for in-person learning and falsely claimed children are "almost immune" to the virus. "This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation," a spokesperson for Facebook said. A Twitter spokesperson also confirmed the video "is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation," and added that @TeamTrump,...
    Reuters August 6, 2020 0 Comments Top congressional Democrats and White House officials will try again on Thursday to find a compromise on legislation that would enable Congress to come to the aid of Americans reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As talks neared the end of their second week, the four principal negotiators appeared to be near agreement on some topics, but still trillions of dollars apart on major issues including the size of a federal benefit for tens of millions of unemployed workers. “We’re trying to get a deal that’s good for the American public and American workers,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters after nearly two hours of talks on Wednesday. “Our objective is...
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LEBANON TENDS TO ITS WOUNDS Lebanese army bulldozers are plowing through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut’s port, which was demolished by a massive explosion as France’s president arrives amid pledges of international aid. 2. CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT TEAR GAS Law enforcement officials say the gases deployed during racial injustice protests are effective tools for crowd control and are safe, but there are few studies on the health effects. 3. CHILDREN FLEEING DANGER EXPELLED Citing the coronavirus, more than 2,000 unaccompanied children have been expelled from the U.S. since March under an emergency declaration by the Trump administration....
    A TOP doctor has today revealed he uses security protection because of harassment and death threats over his statements about the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci who is an infectious diseases expert has had is own security detail since at least April after disagreeing with Trump. 4 In July, the White House distributed a list of errors they claim Fauci made at the start of the pandemicCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4 Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in WashingtonCredit: UPI His wife and his three adult daughters, Jennifer, 34, Megan, 31, and Alison, 28, have also received threats. In an interview with CNN he said: “Getting death threats for me and...
    (CNN)Some people have gotten sick and a few have even died recently after drinking hand sanitizer, according to the CDC. Please do not do this. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Coronavirus The coronavirus may be here to stay, says Dr. Anthony Fauci. The leading US infectious disease doctor said it's possible the virus never truly goes away, and the world will just get better at managing it with vaccines. Public health methods, like mask wearing, will also help, and more places around the world are mandating them to contain surges. Face...
    At least 53 people who recently traveled on a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said Wednesday. In response to the outbreak on Hurtigruten's MS Roald Amundsen -- which had undergone two voyages last month -- the company apologized and halted all cruises Monday. Meanwhile, Norway closed its ports to cruise ships for two weeks amid health officials' concerns that the outbreak may have infected people in dozens of towns and villages along the country's western coast. "The preliminary results now show that there are a total of 53 people with confirmed infection on these two voyages; 37 among the crew and 16 passengers," the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said. CORONAVIRUS INFECTS 41 PEOPLE ON NORWEGIAN CRUISE SHIP...
    By Emma Rumney JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Behind Monageng Legae's funeral parlour in the South African township of Soweto sits a refrigerated shipping container made to store chilled goods. Now it stores bodies. Funeral businesses like Legae's Sopema Funerals have taken such measures to cope with the influx of bodies into their morgues as South Africa's coronavirus cases rise above half a million, with deaths at around 9,000. Surrounded by coffins in his showroom and wearing a protective mask and visor, Legae told Reuters that he handled 85 funerals in June and 75 in July, compared with 30 a month this time last year. The cost of the container, along with outlays on a temporary outdoor waiting area, more staff and...
     A high school teacher plays Nintendo's Animal Crossing at home in Melbourne during the country's enforced coronavirus coronavirus lockdown.William West | AFP via Getty ImagesNintendo's operating profits skyrocketed 428% in the fiscal first quarter, the company said Thursday, a wild jump that reflects just how much the video game industry has benefited from the coronavirus pandemic. The Japanese gaming giant reported operating profit of 144.7 billion yen ($1.4 billion) in the April-June quarter, smashing analyst expectations and representing a massive climb from the 27.4 billion yen it posted in the year-ago quarter. Net sales meanwhile came in at 358.1 billion yen, up an impressive 108% from the 172.1 billion yen Nintendo reported in the same period last year. Sales of...
    CORONAVIRUS infections in England continued to decline after lockdown restrictions were eased, experts have revealed. Research shows that infections declined in late June and early July, with infection rates halving every eight to nine days during this time frame - before falling to under eight positive cases per 10,000 people. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Infection rates have continued to fall despite more businesses reopening and more people going back to workCredit: w8media Experts from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI used data from 150,000 volunteers across England who were being tested for Covid between June 19 and July 8. This helped them determine the spread of the virus through the country. From...
    US President Donald Trump has said he's looking into protecting people against eviction and is considering a suspension of the payroll tax to help coronavirus-hit Americans. The President said that eviction is a big problem and unfair to people, claiming "it wasn't their fault" that the pandemic came from a "far away land." 6US President Donald Trump has said he's considering banning evictions Credit: Splash News 6A protester holding up an Eviction Free sign in Brooklyn, New YorkCredit: Getty Images - Getty A growing number of Republican lawmakers want the President to renew the eviction ban amid new outbreaks of the coronavirus and the growing number of evictions over the next few months. Over 20million Americans could face...
    TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was arrested after confronting a child wearing a mask at a restaurant and spitting in his face when the boy refused to take it off, police said. Jason Copenhaver approached the child's table Sunday and asked the boy if he was wearing a mask, according to Treasure Island police. Authorities did not release the boy’s age. The 47-year-old allegedly told the child to take it off. He then grabbed the boy's hand tightly and put his face next to the child's, telling the boy he now had the coronavirus, according to police reports. “Victim stated that (Copenhaver) was in such close proximity that spit particles from (Copenhaver’s) mouth landed in his face,”...
    By Stanley Widianto BANDUNG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Human trials on a potential coronavirus vaccine are due to start in Indonesia next week as part of a collaboration between state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma and China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, a senior researcher said. The launch of the vaccine trial comes as Indonesia has struggled to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, with a consistently escalating number of cases. The phase 3 clinical trial is set to begin on Aug. 11 and will involve 1,620 volunteers aged between 18 and 59, Professor Kusnandi Rusmil, head researcher at Bandung’s Padjadjaran University, told reporters. Half of the participants will receive the vaccine over a six-month period, while the rest will receive a placebo,...
    MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — Officials said 19 people in a Texas nursing home have died due to the coronavirus and 24 employees have been infected. Missouri City received notification about the deaths, and 38 coronavirus cases at Paradigm at First Colony Nursing Home after Yolanda Ford, the city’s mayor, sent a letter to the state’s Health department requesting notice about cases in the city, KTRK-TV reported Thursday. “The city is concerned about the individuals and families who are affected by the Paradigm cases,” Ford said. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Texas
    THOUSANDS of Covid deaths are set to be wiped off official records following an urgent review into counting “flaws”. Scientists raised the alarm after discovering anyone who tests positive and later dies is currently included in the Public Health England numbers - even if they are hit by a bus months later. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Thousands of Covid deaths are set to be wiped off official records following an urgent reviewCredit: PA:Press Association It means no-one can ever recover from the virus and all of England’s 265,000 confirmed cases would eventually be added to the toll. Matt Hancock will now step in and bring the figures in line with Scotland and...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan has visited parts of the county hardest hit by COVID-19, like the Acorn district in West Oakland."And what people said was they can't isolate, they have to keep going to work, because they don't have money," explains Chan.WATCH LIST: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseSo on Tuesday, the county's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a pilot program that will pay infected people a one-time stipend of $1,250 to stay home. The program is expected to help thousands of people."When you have people who are going out and not being able to quarantine, when they are sick, this is going to spread the disease even more," says Supervisor Chan,...
    (Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Trump social media post removed Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are "almost immune" to COVID-19. "This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19, which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation," a Facebook spokesman said. A tweet containing the video that was posted by the Trump campaign's @TeamTrump account and shared by the president...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is setting up checkpoints to trace travelers from states or locations on the Tri-State travel advisory list with fines up $10,000 fines for quarantine violations.Mayor Bill de Blasio says the COVID-19 traveler registration checkpoints will be located at key entry points into New York City to ensure compliance with New York State quarantine requirements and further the containment of COVID-19.EMBED More News Videos Mayor Bill de Blasio announces COVID-19 traveler registration checkpoints at key entry points into New York City to ensure compliance with New York State quarantine requirements. Travelers who have visited those designated states or territories with high COVID-19 transmission rates are required to complete the New York State Department...
    SACRAMENTO —  California’s legislative leaders are asking the state’s Judicial Council for more time before renter evictions resume during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they are facing “an impossible decision” between rushing legislation and leaving millions of tenants unprotected. Most evictions in the state were suspended in April after California courts stopped processing nearly all cases. Gov. Gavin Newsom gave the court system the power to stop evictions in an emergency order in late March, intended to allow “maximum flexibility” in responding to the pandemic. At the time, the Legislature was on an extended break to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the state Capitol. Now, with the state Legislature back in session and facing decisions on hundreds of bills before...
    Wednesday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” anchor Chris Cuomo said President Donald Trump’s claim that children are “almost immune” to coronavirus are false and “violating” American children. Twitter and Facebook have removed a video of the president’s children are “almost immune from this disease,” comments which he made during an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” this morning. Cuomo said, “I know for a fact he knows not to say what he’s saying to you right there. And with our kids. Children have died from this virus. Do they usually? No. Do they die the way adults do? No, but that’s not the point. They are not immune. They get sick and infected. They generally have lighter or no...
    A MILLIONAIRE who put his private plane on autopilot while he had sex with a teen girl has begged for a compassionate prison release over coronavirus fears. Stephen Bradley Mell, 54, pleaded guilty in June 2019 to child sex charges and has since been serving time in federal prison, according to NJ.com. 4Stephen Bradley Mell requested an early prison release in US District Court in Trenton, New Jersey on July 21Credit: Facebook 4Stephen Bradley Mell, 54, put his plane on autopilot while he had sex with a teen girlCredit: somersetairport.com He pleaded guilty to one count each of interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct and child pornography. Mell requested an early prison release in US District Court in...
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro approvingly cited a pro-Trump cartoonist on Wednesday night to make his case that the White House’s public health experts are wrong on controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Over the past couple of weeks, Trumpworld has re-embraced hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment after a fringe doctor who believes in demon sperm declared in a viral video that the drug can “cure” COVID-19. President Donald Trump has doubled down on his support for that doctor, calling her “spectacular” and “very respected.” At the same time, several experts on the White House coronavirus task force have attempted to push back against the president’s promotion of hydroxychloroquine. Coronavirus testing czar Brett Giroir, for instance, said it’s time we “move...
    State, what state? Lebanese together in solidarity and rage Wilson, Robinson each score 20, Aces beat Mystics 83-77 Kandi Burruss Hires Dancers to Perform in Glass Boxes for Her Husbands Birthday amid Coronavirus Pandemic Kandi Burruss is taking social distancing to the next level amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. © Provided by People Leon Bennett/FilmMagic Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker For her husband Todd Tucker's birthday party on Tuesday, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 44, made sure guests stayed six feet away from the entertainment by hiring dancers to perform behind clear partitions. In footage shared by Burruss on her Instagram Stories, one woman dances inside a transparent box built on a platform next to a DJ booth....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus Wednesday.  Signage is seen at a free COVID-19 antibody testing community event, hosted by GUARDaHEART Foundation and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Aug. 05 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) Riverside County health officials reported 490 newly confirmed cases and 14 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 38,977 confirmed cases and 752 deaths. There were 20,687 reported recoveries. Officials said 411 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Wednesday, with 134 being treated in intensive care units. San Bernardino County health officials reported 220 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 34,237 confirmed cases and 487 deaths. An...
    President Donald Trump met with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Wednesday to discuss his successful fight against the coronavirus pandemic in his state. “He’s been hit very hard, and he hit back even harder,” Trump said after meeting with Ducey in the Oval Office. Ducey noted that the state had its infection spike much later than other states, but acted quickly to slow the spread of the disease. Thankfully, the Arizona COVID-19 numbers that were heightening the mainstream media hysteria over the past couple months continue to look promising for our state. Remember – many of these numbers count "suspected" patients, who may not ever have a confirmed case of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/FrFPdWN7ol — Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) July 27,...
    A restaurant in Dublin, Ireland, has said it will not serve influencers who break the country’s 14-day quarantine. The White Moose Cafe posted the warning on its Facebook page on Wednesday. “If we are made aware that an influencer is in our cafe during their 14-day quarantine period, they will be removed from the premises immediately,” the post, signed by owner Paul Stenson, said. GREEK RESTAURANT SHAMES INFLUENCER FOR REQUESTING FREE MEAL DURING CORONAVIRUS ECONOMIC CRISIS According to the website, people traveling into the country from Ireland’s “COVID-19 Green List” don’t have to quarantine, but should wash their hands, maintain social distancing and wear a face covering. As of Wednesday, the list of countries on the “COVID-19 Green List” includes Finland,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The University of Southern California released details on Wednesday that classes will resume in the fall with completely online instruction, with some limited exceptions for clinical education. The announcement is a change from what USC officials said last month, which would have had most classes online, classes that were mixed with online and in-person instruction, and 10% to 20% of classes conducted only in-person. School officials said they made the decision to not have any hybrid or solely in-person courses due to the state not yet having formal protocols for universities to reopen. Unfortunately, with the start of classes less than two weeks away on Aug. 17, we do not yet have clearance from the state...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump ended his Wednesday much like he began it, by repeating falsehood after falsehood.During a morning interview on Fox News, Trump made at least 20 false claims. In a briefing hours later, he continued the trend, repeating several false statements on the coronavirus and voting by mail.He continued to say that the virus is "going away" and to suggest that children are immune. And in a series of confusing comments, he also falsely alleged that Arizona's and Nevada's voting systems do not verify signatures on mail-in ballots. The explosion in BeirutTrump was asked about his claim at Tuesday's briefing that US generals believe the massive explosion in Beirut was an "attack" with a "bomb of some kind."Read...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Across the Bay Area, kids are soaking up their final days of summer. But with the new school year looming, so are the concerns about going back to school remotely.Paul Austin works with underprivileged kids in Marin City, where the median household income is roughly a third of that in all the surrounding areas. For months now, he's seen how the pandemic has put an even greater spotlight on the digital divide -- the disparity between families that have access to technology and wifi and those who don't.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Back to School"Internet access is a privilege," Austin said. "Everybody don't have it."Austin, who works at Bridge the Gap College Prep, said most of...
    Australians might not be able to travel overseas on a Virgin Australia flight for the next three years, the airline's boss has predicted.  CEO Paul Scurrah told 2GB radio he can't imagine Virgin Australia operating long haul flights for the foreseeable future, after announcing it would be laying off 3,000 workers on Wednesday. 'We do aspire to fly long haul again, we just can't see it coming back in the next few years,' he said.  Mr Scurrah said the cuts had been 'heartbreaking' but secured the future of the remaining 6,000 employees.   Virgin Australia has revealed it will cut 3,000 jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: Virgin Australia employees are seen at Sydney Airport in April, after it was revealed...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- "Pirates of Emerson" will return the Alameda County Fairgrounds this October with a twist because of the coronavirus pandemic.The haunted theme park will be a drive-thru experience.Organizers are changing the annual event in Pleasanton to accommodate social distancing.RELATED: Coronavirus California: Marin County sets trend for drive-thru food fairs in Bay AreaAttendees will stay in their cars, while tuned into a soundtrack on the radio. There will still be actors, large-scale sets and more scares.The show runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 1.Tickets are on sale now at $94.99 per vehicle.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowIf you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic,...
    Facebook announced Wednesday that it has removed a video from President Trump's page because it contained "false claims" about the coronavirus. The video was a clip of a phone interview Mr. Trump did with Fox News on Wednesday morning in which he pushed for schools to reopen for in-person learning and falsely claimed children are "almost immune" to the virus. "This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation," a spokesperson for Facebook said.  In the clip, which was also shared on Mr. Trump's Twitter account, the president repeated his demand that schools reopen in the fall. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox...
    The Las Vegas Raiders took a different approach to show their players the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. According to NFL Network, when players on the Raiders joined a Zoom call last week expecting to see head coach Jon Gruden, they instead met with special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, who told the players that Gruden had tested positive for COVID-19, and was in the hospital. JETS LINEMAN ON DECISION TO OPT OUT OF NFL SEASON: 'OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT HAS YET TO CONTROL OR CONTAIN THIS VIRUS' “Jon Gruden's attempt to 'crush' COVID-19 included assistant Rich Bisaccia tricking the players into thinking Gruden had coronavirus. But it wasn't a mean-spirited prank. There was a serious message behind it,” NFL Network’s Mike Garofalo...
    BELGIUM is set to be added to the 14-day quarantine list after a rise in cases amid fears of a second wave in Europe. UK officials are reportedly finalising plans which will mean another devastating blow for Brits' summer holiday hope. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Passengers in  full protective gear at the Zaventem international airport in BrusselsCredit: AP:Associated Press The plans are expected to come into force at either midnight tonight or tomorrow after getting the final sign-off from ministers, reports the Daily Mail. Belgium follows Spain and Luxembourg as air bridges collapse as the coronavirus appears to be surging across parts of Europe. Spain was added a fortnight ago, leaving 600,000...
    Facebook took down a video post from Donald Trump’s personal page on Wednesday for making false claims about the coronavirus – the first time the social media giant has removed one of the president’s posts. Trump had uploaded a video of an interview he gave to Fox News earlier Wednesday, in which he falsely claimed that children are ‘almost immune; from the disease. ‘They have much stronger immune system than [adults],’ Trump said in the video, which he also tweeted.
    The Mountain West Conference announced plans Wednesday to have its football teams play an eight-game conference schedule and up to two non-conference games. The football season will start no earlier than Sept. 26. The Mountain West championship game, scheduled for Dec. 5 at the home stadium of the division winner with the best record, could be pushed back to Dec. 12 or 19 if a coronavirus outbreak delays conference games. San Jose State has already lost non-conference football games with Penn State of the Big Ten and independent UConn, which canceled its entire football season Wednesday. San Jose State, coming off a 5-7 season, was scheduled to open the season Sept. 5 at Central Michigan. The conference says its revised...
    It turns out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., do agree on one issue -- whether rapid coronavirus testing should be required for lawmakers, their staffers and members of the media covering Capitol Hill. "Believe it or not, I agree with the Speaker," McConnell told "Special Report" Wednesday. "We have to continue to consult with the Capitol physician about what should be best practice for us. KENNEDY ADMITS GOP, DEMOCRATS 'NOT MAKING ANY PROGRESS' IN CORONAVIRUS RELIEF LEGISLATION "On the Senate side, we've been wearing masks and practicing social distancing and we've been in session almost continuously since May 1 and we are doing fine," he argued. "I think we are demonstrating that you can learn to live with the coronavirus until we get the vaccine. We're...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Fort Worth said Wednesday it will use $18.6 million of funding provided by the CARES Act to acquire and convert existing motels, hotels, extended stays or apartment complexes to provide about 200 new units of permanent supportive housing spread across two or more locations. The new units will provide housing for high-risk COVID-19-vulnerable and disabled people experiencing chronic homelessness. Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County Inc. will own and operate the housing. In addition, dlb Consultants was recommended to provide construction support services consulting toward minority- and women-owned business goals. In view of pressing needs associated with the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and strict funding timelines,...
    New York City’s health commissioner quit her post in the middle of the pandemic — but given the way Mayor Bill de Blasio has handled the coronavirus crisis, we can’t say we’re surprised. Commissioner Oxiris Barbot was far from a perfect pandemic leader. “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” she told NYPD Chief of Police Terence Monahan in March when police requested 500,000 face masks, amid a shortage. But it couldn’t have been easy working with Mayor Mismanager. She indicated as much in her Tuesday resignation letter, expressing “deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime,” her department’s “incomparable disease control expertise” was wasted. De Blasio gave jurisdiction over the city’s COVID...
    MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A major bus line for commuters in northern New Jersey says it’s suspending service because of the pandemic. DeCamp Bus Lines announced on its website that it will stop running at midnight Friday. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage Usually buses carry about 3,000 passengers a day between New Jersey and Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. The company...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County plans to set up its first testing site for the coronavirus at one of the world’s busiest pedestrian international border crossings, officials said Wednesday. County supervisor Greg Cox said that the county will begin tests in about two weeks at the San Ysidro port of entry’s PedWest crossing, which is exclusively pedestrian and connects Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego. An estimated 20,000 pedestrians enter the United States at the crossing daily, though that number has dropped with the pandemic and the shuttering of businesses. Essential workers coming into the United States from Mexico and returning U.S. citizens will be offered the tests at the appointment-free, walk-up site, Cox said. County officials expect to...
    President Donald Trump accused Democrats of using the coronavirus as an excuse to shutter churches and said he was looking at ways to reverse the closures by deeming them “essential” business. “I think, and I’m recommending it, you open the churches,” the president said in an interview with EWTN this week, though he said it was “up to the governors.” “They’ll spread, they’ll be socially spread, they’ll have masks and they’ll do what they have to do, you know, the hygiene and everything else that we know,” he added. “We want to open our churches. We want to open our schools. And everybody wants to be safe. They know what to do. They’ll stay away. And, you know, we’ll...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County plans to set up its first testing site for the coronavirus at one of the world’s busiest pedestrian international border crossings, officials said Wednesday. County supervisor Greg Cox said that the county will begin tests in about two weeks at the San Ysidro port of entry’s PedWest crossing, which is exclusively pedestrian and connects Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego. An estimated 20,000 pedestrians enter the United States at the crossing daily, though that number has dropped with the pandemic and the shuttering of businesses. Essential workers coming into the United States from Mexico and returning U.S. citizens will be offered the tests at the appointment-free, walk-up site, Cox said. County officials expect to...
    Facebook escalated its crackdown on coronavirus misinformation by deleting a post from President Trump. On Wednesday, the social media giant targeted Trump in its latest efforts to eliminate "misinformation" about the coronavirus pandemic, which included a clip the president shared on his page that showed him describing children as "almost immune" to COVID-19. Trump made the statement in defense of his position that schools reopen in the fall. "This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19, which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation," a Facebook spokesman told CNN. In response, Trump campaign Deputy National Press Secretary Courtney Parella told the Washington Examiner that Facebook's decision was a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Brighton Park uniform store is feeling the shift to e-learning, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.With thousands of students learning from home, fewer are buying back-to-school items, such as uniforms.Zemsky's uniform store is usually busy this time of year, but after the pandemic and now that some school districts in the area have initially shifted to remote learning, it's looking a lot different."Typically it's pretty crowded in the store, so it's a little hard for us to see," said Judy Greenberg, the store owner.Sam Greenberg agreed."We have multiple registers going. There are lines to the back of the store, lines out the front door. It's disconcerting to see it so quiet," he said.The Greenbergs are the third-generation...
    The mother of a five-year-old is dead after being told her symptoms were likely from coronavirus when they were actually due to cancer, according to a report on BBC. "Beth wasn't a victim of Covid, she was a victim of the circumstances caused by Covid,” the family of Pattison said in the article. The family said Beth Pattison had survived two bouts with breast cancer in the past -- she was treated for the condition both in 2016 and 2017 -- but doctors told Pattison twice her persistent cough was from the novel coronavirus. The 27-year-old housing officer went to Bridge End Surgery in March with complaints of a persistent cough. She was told at the time that she likely had COVID-19...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Some universities across the country still plan to play a college football season this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Big Ten put out a revised college football schedule Wednesday. All games are in-conference, and Maryland is set to open on the road at Iowa on September 5, followed by their home opener the following week against Michigan State. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The second half of the Terps’ season poses a challenge with trips to Penn State and Michigan, and home games against Ohio State and Minnesota. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call...
    A Southern California city will begin issuing fines this week during "targeted enforcement" for failing to wear face coverings in business districts and parks. Santa Monica, a beach city that next to Los Angeles, said fines will start at $100 for the first offense, $250 for a second and $500 for a third. Administrative citations for businesses start at $500, followed by $750 and $1,000 fines for subsequent violations. "Once a week, enforcement teams will be doing face-covering education and enforcement in business districts and local parks to keep our community safe," city spokeswoman Constance Farrell told Fox News. The city warned of the action Wednesday via Twitter. "Beginning this week, we’ll be doing targeted enforcement for face coverings in business districts and parks...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County health officials reported 12 additional coronavirus-related deaths and 65 more cases Wednesday. To date, the county’s totals now stand at 38,131 coronavirus cases and 665 deaths. According to Orange County County Executive Officer Frank Kim, the low number of cases is undoubtedly due to the state’s recent glitch in reporting positive tests from laboratories. “There’s no way our numbers would drop that fast,” Kim said. “Out of 5,000 new tests, that’s incredibly low.” State officials have directed laboratories to send manual copies of test results as a backup until the software glitch is corrected, he said. Sixteen deaths have been reported in Orange County since Sunday. The county logged 87 coronavirus deaths last week...
    A Republican state representative in Illinois filed a petition Wednesday calling for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to be held in contempt for supposedly violating a court ruling when he issued two executive orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Pritzker signed the executive order late last month: one allowing K-12 schools to reopen, and the other extending coronavirus relief measures, including a freeze on evictions, The Hill reported. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker meets with people at City Market in Rockford, Ill.  (Rockford Register Star via AP) The orders came just weeks after a Clay County judge ruled that Pritzker had overstepped his authority by issuing a similar executive order in early April. Republican State Rep. Darren...
    U.S. President Donald Trump holds a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, August 5, 2020.Joshua Roberts | Reuters President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed support for a plan to provide another $25 billion in federal aid to U.S. airlines, which have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Bipartisan support is building for the additional aid for one of the sectors hardest hit by the coronavirus. More than a dozen Republican senators earlier Wednesday said they backed the extension of aid for U.S. carriers to support their payrolls while travel demand remains limited because of the virus, causing mounting financial losses. The new proposal already has support from the majority of the...
    A MAN who battled coronavirus left hospital to find he was the only survivor left from his household. Scott Miller, 43, lived at home in Edinburgh with his 76-year-old mother and her 69-year-old partner when Covid-19 ravaged the family in March. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Scott Miller ended up at the same hospital as his mum when they both contracted coronavirusCredit: BBC He was left in a coma by the illness and by the time he recovered, both his mum and her partner had passed away from the illness. The self-employed locksmith is now warning the public to take the threat seriously after the damage it inflicted on himself...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a major college football independent because it could not endure the strains of the coronavirus pandemic. Then the Big Ten unveiled the conference-only schedule it devised to withstand COVID-19 disruptions, with football games slated to kick off in a month. Those two decisions epitomized the current state of college sports and help explain why the NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday directed each division of the association to decide independently by...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday announced he is dispatching members of his coronavirus task force to different states to help them tailor their response to the coronavirus crisis. “In recent weeks, members of the coronavirus task force have visited over 15 states to encourage them to follow our path forward, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana and Ohio,” Trump said during a White House briefing. “Next week, Dr. Deborah Birx will be visiting Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas,” he continued, adding the physician was trying to make time to reach West Virginia amid the tour. Trump said Birx — the task force coordinator who has found herself the subject of recent scorn from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi —...
    REDWOOD CITY — The San Mateo County Superior Court is reducing services, slashing 20 positions and placing administrative staff on a mandatory furlough to deal with $4.5 million budget cuts in response to the coronavirus pandemic and shrinking state revenues. The county manager’s office said in a press release that the court will be cutting positions because the largest group of employees — who are represented by SEIU Local 521 — did not accept the court’s 5% mandatory furlough or its demand to eliminate term employment as a means to avoid layoffs. All 20 positions will be terminated by Aug. 28 and professional, management and unrepresented employees will be asked to take a mandatory furlough of one day a month....
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The struggle to find disinfecting wipes in stores during the coronavirus pandemic doesn't seem like it will end any time soon.The head of Clorox, Benno Dorer, told Reuters the Oakland-based company has been unable to keep up with a six-fold increase in demand as product tends to sell out immediately after it is restocked.RELATED: A professional cleaner gives best tips to clean and disinfect your home and officeIn an earnings call earlier this week, Clorox company president and CEO-elect, Linda Rendle, announced the company might not be able to fully restock the product in stores until next year. "Given the fact cold and flu (season) sits in the middle of the (fiscal) year, and we expect...
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/ Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district that has seen a handful of coronavirus cases among students since reopening for in-person classes last week is doing a good job of being transparent with the public, the governor and the state's top health official said Wednesday. The Corinth School District has reported six cases since July 27. More than 100 students are quarantined, according to State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs. He described the district as a “model” of how school districts should respond to the pandemic. The district has been posting daily updates on its Facebook page after receiving positive test results. However, Dobbs and Reeves said during a news conference...
    Jon Gruden has long been known to play up the drama, but he set a new standard in a recent meeting with his Raiders players. The team logged on for a video meeting last week expecting to see Gruden leading the call. Instead, NFL Network reports, they got special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, who had a somber message: Gruden had been hospitalized due to complications from the coronavirus. The players responded with an appropriate level of seriousness and concern for their coach. Unbeknownst to the Raiders players, Gruden was actually perfectly healthy: He had called upon Bisaccia for a little play-acting. The head coach was, fortunately, using the meeting (and the fear it induced) as a reminder for his team...
    [The stream is slated to start at 5:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press briefing on Wednesday as Republicans and Democrats get closer to settling on the next coronavirus relief package. Lawmakers have struggled to find common ground on the bill, with the parties remaining at odds over enhanced jobless benefits among other issues. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said she doesn't expect a deal to be struck this week. But a meeting on Tuesday between Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows seemed to yeild some results. Schumer told...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Marylanders who are at risk of having their health insurance canceled due to payment issues now have extra time to keep their benefits, or find an alternative plan. The state insurance commissioner said policies that were scheduled to be terminated because of missed payments on or after July 31 will remain in effect through September. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Officials say because the first COVID-19 special enrollment period for the health exchange ended on July 15, most of those losing their coverage July 31 would not have been able to immediately replace their policy until the next special enrollment or open...
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Tuesday announced an underreporting of coronavirus cases due to issues with an electronic laboratory reporting system. While the extent of the technical issues is unclear, officials said it does not affect patient care or test results. Hospitalization and death rates also remain unaffected because those figures are reported to the state through different systems, CDPH wrote in the update. However, the issue may disrupt a county public health department’s ability to case investigate and contact trace, the CDPH said, suggesting that the issue is likely leading to an underreporting of cases at the local level, too. HEALTH CARE WORKER SAYS CORONAVIRUS PPE SHORTAGE FORCED HER TO STAPLE N95 MASK TOGETHER: 'IT CUT MY FACE'...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County leaders say they’re pleased with the drop in coronavirus infections, but they say we still have to remain vigilant. There are no plans to reduce restrictions in the county yet, especially with schools opening. After hitting some big bumps in the road, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says we’ve risen to the occasion and brought the infection rate down again. But this isn’t a return to the green phase — not just yet. Health Director Dr. Bogen says coronavirus patients who reported going out is down, which she hopes means the message of staying home is “sticking with people.” “The number of new cases reporting going to or working at bars and restaurants has...
    By: KDKA’s Nicole Ford HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg for another round of panels to find out what can be done on the state level to help schools reopen in a few weeks. “Do you feel you’ve gotten enough guidance from either the Department of Education or the Department of Health?” said Curtis Sonney, the Pennsylvania House Education Committee chair. “No,” replied Dr. Shane Hotchkiss with the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators. The simple answer speaks volumes to the confusion school districts across the Commonwealth face. “What if it’s not feasible to provide six feet distance? Is five and a half feet acceptable? Many questions like this, with no firm answers, make the risk of liability very...
    On July 19, Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks was among a group of prominent NFL players who sent out tweets expressing concern about safety issues during the coronavirus pandemic. Two weeks after that, Kendricks found himself standing on a TCO Performance Center practice field with a big smile on his face. After the players’ tweets, the NFL and the NFL Players Association reached agreement on safety protocols during the pandemic. Kendricks reported along with other Vikings veterans to training camp in Eagan on July 28, and last Monday the team took the field for its first full-squad walk-through. “Man, just being on that grass brought such a smile to me,” Kendricks said Wednesday. “I saw it across the board. From going...
    Lawmakers in Virginia are touting the rollout of a coronavirus tracing app they believe will help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam encouraged state residents on Wednesday to download the app COVIDWISE, a joint project from Apple and Google that uses Bluetooth technology to collect location data anonymously that can be later used to alert others of a potential outbreak. The Democrat said Virginians should not worry that they are being tracked without their consent. “This is a way we can all work together to contain this virus,” Northam said. “No one is tracking you. None of your personal information is saved.” When users download the app, Bluetooth data is used to track the movement of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    Cuomo relays U.S. governors demand for federal COVID-19 aid in upcoming relief package Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work Raiders tricked players into thinking Jon Gruden had coronavirus to send message The Las Vegas Raiders’ coaching staff had a unique way of sending a message to players about treating the coronavirus seriously. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Raiders played a trick on their players, but it was for a good cause. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Raiders recently held a Zoom meeting that was supposed to be led by coach Jon Gruden. When players logged on, they were instead met by special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who told...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will not attend the Democratic National Convention in person to accept his party’s nomination for the White House over concerns about the novel coronavirus. Biden’s campaign announced on Wednesday that the presumptive nominee would not attend the convention later this month in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to Bloomberg News. SCOOP: Joe Biden is no longer traveling to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic nomination. His plans to travel to the convention have been scrapped because of coronavirus concerns. — Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) August 5, 2020 Jeff Zeleny, a senior Washington correspondent for CNN, also reported on Wednesday that the former vice president was likely to accept the nomination with a speech planned in his home state of...
    School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more daunting than figuring out how to maintain social distance on school buses. A wide array of strategies have emerged to reduce the health risks but nobody has found a silver bullet. Should students with COVID-19 symptoms be isolated at the front of the school bus? Should bus seats be assigned? Should buses be loaded from the back? Should buses only carry a few students at a time? Rows of school buses are parked at their terminal, in Zelienople, Pa. Reopening schools during the...
    Isaias knocked out power to 2.8 million homes and businesses along the East Coast Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work Heres what happened to the stock market on Wednesday © Provided by CNBC Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 2, 2020. Dow Jones Industrial Average rises tk points The Dow climbed 373.05 points, or 1.4%, to close at 27,201.52. The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% to 3327.77. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5% to 10,998.40. Positive news on the coronavirus front and strong earnings from Disney lifted the market on Wednesday. Load Error J&J scores big coronavirus deal, Disney ralliesJohnson & Johnson rose...
    Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 2, 2020.Brendan McDermid | ReutersDow Jones Industrial Average rises tk points The Dow climbed 373.05 points, or 1.4%, to close at 27,201.52. The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% to 3327.77. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5% to 10,998.40. Positive news on the coronavirus front and strong earnings from Disney lifted the market on Wednesday.J&J scores big coronavirus deal, Disney ralliesJohnson & Johnson rose 0.8% after announcing it struck a $1 billion deal with the U.S. government to manufacture 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate if it proves successful. Disney shares popped 8.8% — their biggest one-day gain since March — on the back...
    CORONAVIRUS deaths in the UK have risen by 65 to 46,364 in the lowest Wednesday since lockdown. But positive Covid-19 cases have jumped by 17 per cent in just one week from 763 to 892 - bringing the total number of infections to 307,184. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the UKCredit: Alamy Live News 3   This is also a rise from 560 new cases two weeks ago as infections continue to surge in the UK. The rate had reached a low of 546 cases before starting to creep up. Today's grim death toll released by the Department of Health showed 65 more people have died. It...
    VENEZUELA is forcing people caught without face masks to do hard labour in an extraordinary punishment as the country tries to fend off coronavirus. A video leaked online by the socialist regime shows three residents being forced into community labour after being spotted in public without face masks in Torbes, a municipality in the western state of Táchira. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7Three people were forced into hard labour for not wearing face masks in Torbes, a municipality in the western state of Táchira 7The boys had to chant 'I must not be on the street. Stay at home. Stay at home' during their press-ups 7The sign on the female reads:...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been visiting New Yorkers who fled the state during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, begging them to return to the state from Connecticut and other second-home locations after admitting the “one percent” pay a shocking 50% of state taxes. “Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been begging rich people to return to New York City from their second-home retreats so they can pay taxes to help offset the state’s growing coronavirus-related revenue shortfall,” the New York Post reported Tuesday. New York remains the epicenter of the country’s battle with COVID-19, having suffered at least 32,422 deaths from the virus, second only to New Jersey. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that New York...
    Former vice-president Joe Biden will not travel to the Democratic convention in Wisconsin to accept the party's presidential nomination, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Biden will instead accept via a national address in Delaware, his home state. The convention had been planned for 17 to 20 August in Milwaukee, but will now be almost entirely virtual. Mr Biden will face Donald Trump in the US presidential election on 3 November. President Trump said he would "probably" give his Republican presidential nomination speech live from the White House later this month. Trump's shortcomings make weak Biden look strong Three Biden claims about Trump fact-checked The week when everything changed for Trump The Democratic National Committee...
    When respiratory therapist Julie Sullivan, 46, left her home state of Texas this spring to help out embattled NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the height of New York City's coronavirus crisis, she was told to make her N95 mask last for seven days. “Mine broke on day three,” she told Fox News in a recent interview. “I had to staple the strap; it cut my face where the staple was used.” TEXAS NOT REPORTING 'PROBABLE' CORONAVIRUS CASES: REPORT She used the mask for days until she could beg for another one, as N95s are normally intended for a single use. “I just tried not to think about it. I trusted that I was where I needed to be, and doing what I needed to do and...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Ministry revised its travel guidance for Belgium on Thursday, warning against all non-essential travel to the province of Antwerp because of the high incidence of the coronavirus epidemic in the region. In parallel, Germany's public health agency declared the region centered on Belgium's largest port and second city as a high-risk area, meaning returnees from there can be forced to enter 14 days of quarantine. "Numbers of new infections and deaths have been rising since the end of July, especially in Antwerp province, where the number of new cases currently exceeds 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days," the Foreign Ministry wrote. (Reporting by Thomas Escritt; editing by Diane Craft) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Getty A study of children with severe cases of COVID-19 found that some developed new neurological symptoms like muscle weakness, slowed reflexes and evidence of brain damage after infection. Two of the patients made a full recovery, but two remained in wheelchairs due to muscle weakness.  Previous research has suggested coronavirus may cause brain damage in adults, even those with mild cases. More research is needed to understand how virus might affect a child's developing brain.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Neurological issues and brain damage may be among the symptoms of children with severe cases of the novel coronavirus, according to a case study published July 1 in JAMA Neurology.  Researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital...
    Two Republican senators proposed revoking federal aid, including coronavirus emergency funding, to cities and states that do not prosecute people who were arrested for crimes allegedly committed during riots. Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Kelly Loeffler of Georgia put forth the Holding Rioters Accountable Act of 2020 in an effort to grant Attorney General William Barr the authority to hold up to 10% of Justice Department grants in instances where prosecutors are “abusing prosecutorial discretion and failing to prosecute crimes arising from riots and other violent protests.” “What were once peaceful protests have turned violent — even deadly,” Cotton said in a statement Tuesday. “We should do everything in our power to stop these riots and help...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A Bay Area millionaire is responding to criticism of his pitch to hire "the best teacher" for a private learning pod in his backyard after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many schools to switch to online instruction for the upcoming school year."Looking for the best 4-6th grade teacher in Bay Area who wants a 1-year contract, that will beat whatever they are getting paid, to teach 2-7 students in my back yard," tweeted Jason Calacanis.The offer includes a finders fee to help him locate the right candidate."If you know this teacher, refer them & we hire them, I will give you a $2k UberEats gift card," added Calacanis.RELATED: Pandemic pod warning: Parents should be aware of these...
    Florida became the second state Wednesday to surpass 500,000 coronavirus cases. The only state with more cases is California. According to Johns Hopkins University, California has more than 526,000 COVID-19 cases. Florida reported 5,495 new cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 502,739.  The Florida Department of Health also reported an additional 225 deaths on Wednesday. More than 28,000 residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The city with the highest number of cases in the state is Miami, followed by Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and Hialeah. Florida has tested 3,820,683 people total. U.S. COVID-19 deaths rose 24% last week 07:35 Texas currently has the third-highest...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Five Pittsburgh-area Walmart locations will start offering drive-thru coronavirus testing. The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Monday nine Walmarts across the state will start offering testing for residents in areas where there’s a need for sites. The Walmarts on Walmart Drive in Uniontown, Village Center Drive in Tarentum and Daniel Kendall Drive in West Brownsville will launch test sites through the pharmacy drive-thru on Wednesday, Aug. 5. These sites will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ???? Beginning Wednesday, August 5, various @Walmart locations across the state will begin providing drive-thru #COVID19 testing for residents living in areas where there is a need for testing sites. ????View locations...
    CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta confronted Dr. Anthony Fauci over the nation’s “failed response” to the coronavirus pandemic — asking if he thinks they “let the American people down.” Gupta played a question from Dr. Arne Epstein during the interview, during which he asked how the U.S. could prepare for the next pandemic and questioned how “the most affluent and influential” country could fare so poorly amid the outbreak. “We put together a pandemic preparedness plan as we were trying to respond to the threat of the pre-pandemic bird flu back in 2005, and, again it was plan that was a reasonable plan,” Fauci responded. “But what happened when the rubber hit the road on this, and we did get hit,...
    Meaghan Ellis August 5, 2020 0 Comments World Health Organization (WHO) Emergenices Chief Mike Ryan is asking younger people to truly reconsider their decisions when it comes to attending parties and other social gatherings as the at-risk age group continues to change. During an online discussion on Wednesday, Ryan expressed concerns about younger people as he challenged them to ask themselves one question before attending a social event amid the ongoing pandemic. “Younger people also need to take on board that they have a responsibility,” Ryan said. “Ask yourself the question: Do I really need to go to that party?… Do I really need to be there? And what are the consequences of doing that?”See Ryan’s remarks below: Ryan went on...
    Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on efforts to get back to work and school during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2020.Al Drago | Reuters White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that he and his family have required continued security in the face of harassment and death threats from people angry over his guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.  "The unseemingly things that crises bring out in the world, it brings out the best of people and the worst of people, and getting death threats to my family and harassing my daughters to the point...