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    "Sally Yates has zero credibility. She was a part of the greatest political crime of the Century, and ObamaBiden knew EVERYTHING! Sally Yates leaked the General Flynn conversation? Ask her under oath. Republicans should start playing the Democrats game!" Trump tweeted as the hearing proceeded. Yates denied under oath that Flynn had been spied on....
    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...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to host Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at the White House on Wednesday, as he points to the state as a model for the nation for addressing “embers” of the coronavirus. The state, like much of the Sun Belt region, began experiencing a severe spike in COVID-19 cases...
    By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether it would be right to order an easing of Wisconsin's absentee voting regulations ahead of the November presidential election, saying the coronavirus might pose less of a threat to in-person voting by then. Democrats and allied groups filed a...
    By FREIDA FRISARO and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials said. A long line of cars waited outside Hark Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Wednesday morning for...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. An exchange of offers Tuesday and a meeting devoted to the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday indicates a long slog remains, but the White House is...
    By Elizabeth Valente STANFORD — By now, we all know that the novel coronavirus spreads when an infected person speaks, sneezes, or coughs within six feet of others and that wearing a mask or cloth face covering can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the release of virus into the air. As schools get...
    U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results. An Associated Press...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether it would be right to order an easing of Wisconsin’s absentee voting regulations ahead of the November presidential election, saying the coronavirus might pose less of a threat to in-person voting by then. Democrats and allied groups filed a series of lawsuits ahead of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials announced Wednesday that another 30 people have died of COVID-19 in Illinois, and 1,759 new virus cases have been confirmed in the past day, while the state also reported the second-most tests performed since the start of the pandemic. Illinois has now seen 15 days in a row with...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported 124 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday and one additional death. The updated report confirms 108 deaths from complications of the coronavirus since the pandemic began. The latest victim was a Grand Forks County woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions, health officials said. North Dakota...
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of Kansas' almost 29,000 coronavirus cases have been linked to cluster sites, according to state health officials. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment identified 360 outbreaks which have infected 7,710 people and led to 243 of the state’s 365 COVID-19 deaths, the Kansas City Star reported...
    Alaska's first cruise of 2020 has already had to cancel early after one of the passengers on the small tour tested positive for the coronavirus.  UnCruise Adventures' Wilderness Adventure departed on Saturday but will return to Juneau on Wednesday.  From there, travelers who were onboard the cruise will quarantine in a hotel, SeaTrade Cruise News reports. ...
    The $600 unemployment supplement passed in March in the CARES Act was paid out in addition to state unemployment insurance. But it expired after Senate Republicans refused to extend it, even though experts said the benefit is the single best help to stave off a more severe economic crisis. Many have used the money to...
    By MATTHEW PERRONE, NICKY FORSTER and MICHELLE LIU, Associated Press U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days...
    DALLAS (AP) — A group of hotels that took, and later returned, tens of millions of dollars in federal virus-bailout money are under investigation by securities regulators for related-party transactions going back to 2018. The Ashford companies were among the biggest recipients of federal money that was intended to help small businesses survive the coronavirus...
    A dog in Lousiana has become the first canine in the state to test positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said this week. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) in a news release on Tuesday announced that the dog tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes a COVID-19 infection in humans. DOGS...
    An Ohio churchgoer sparked a coronavirus outbreak that spread to more than 90 other people after he attended a service, Gov. Mike DeWine said. The 56-year-old man, who was not identified, was infected with the virus when he attended church on June 14, news station WLWT reported. Following the service, the virus “spread like...
    An Ohio churchgoer sparked a coronavirus outbreak that spread to more than 90 other people after he attended a service, Gov. Mike DeWine said. The 56-year-old man, who was not identified, was infected with the virus when he attended church on June 14, news station WLWT reported. Following the service, the virus “spread like wildfire”...
    "Right now, I think it's under control," Trump said during an interview with Axios. He added, "We have done a great job." But the surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths tells a different story. And it suggests that Trump is increasingly out of step with the federal government's own medical and public health experts. The...
    TOKYO – Japanese drugstores were stripped bare of gargling solution by Wednesday, a day after the governor of the western prefecture of Osaka suggested it could help fight coronavirus, triggering panicked buying reminiscent of the early days of mask shortages. Hundreds of thousands of people posted pictures of emptied shelves on Twitter, accompanied by...
    A cruise ship carrying more than 200 people docked in a Norwegian harbor Wednesday and ordered to keep everyone on board after a passenger from a previous trip tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning home to Denmark.Bodoe Mayor Ida Pinneroed told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that the SeaDream 1's 85 crew members would all be...
    By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The City of Amsterdam on Wednesday began ordering use of face masks in crowded areas such as its "Red Light" prostitution district, in a drive against the coronavirus that stands in contrast with national policy. Last week the national Dutch government decided not to advise the public to wear...
    MILBRIDGE, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are investigating a group of positive coronavirus cases among blueberry workers. Four employees of Wyman's who were working at a location in Milbridge have tested positive. It was the third cluster of coronavirus cases at a blueberry processing facility or farm in the state, the Portland Press Herald reported....
    Kids less likely to die from coronavirus, but schools could become hot spots for spread DoorDash launches new digital convenience store channel as delivery wars heat up UConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virus STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that parents need to be on the lookout this fall for a rare "life-threatening" virus that affects young children. According to the CDC, this year will be a peak year for acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like virus that causes paralysis in young children. "As...
    2nd-grade student tests positive for the coronavirus after 1st day of school DoorDash launches new digital convenience store channel as delivery wars heat up Crashes Dwindle Wherever Virus Flares in Twist for Insurers (Bloomberg) -- A widespread decline in driving and car accidents that began as the coronavirus erupted in the U.S. in March...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governor who in large measure has defined states’ up-and-down fight against the coronavirus, including occasional combat with the White House, is poised to widen his national spotlight. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to take the reins of the National Governors Association from Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday...
    TOKYO – Japanese drugstores were stripped bare of gargling solution by Wednesday, a day after the governor of the western prefecture of Osaka suggested it could help fight coronavirus, triggering panicked buying reminiscent of the early days of mask shortages. Hundreds of thousands of people posted pictures of emptied shelves on Twitter, accompanied by handwritten...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade and Broward are under a mosquito-borne illness alert, as more West Nile Virus cases are detected. On Tuesday, health officials announced two additional human cases of West Nile virus infection of local transmission. There has been a total of twenty-six West Nile virus infections in 2020. Broward officials also confirmed...
    HONOLULU (AP) — The head of a hospital group warned the growing number of coronavirus cases in Hawaii is on track to outstrip the state's capacity to provide medical services to fight the illness. Hawaii Pacific Health CEO Ray Vara made the assessment following a meeting Monday of the state House of Representatives Select Committee...
    A Georgia second-grader tested positive for the coronavirus on the first day of school, WXIA-TV reported. Sixes Elementary School in Canton opened for business on Monday, welcoming kids back to class, in-person, after the summer break. In posts that have since been deleted, photos on the school’s Facebook page showed children crammed into classrooms, some...
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country. But while restrictions have been lifted in many places elsewhere, a nationwide stay-at-home order remains in effect in Colombia more than four months after being put into...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. I heard that COVID-19 is an unseen virus. If...
    President Donald Trump appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning where he claimed that children should return to school because they are “virtually immune” from the virus. “It doesn’t have an impact on them,” he said. “And I’ve watched some doctors say they’re ‘totally immune,’ I don’t know I hate to use...
    Secondhand smoke isn’t believed to directly spread the virus, experts say, but infected smokers may blow droplets carrying the virus when they exhale. Being able to smell the smoke might be a red flag that you’re standing too close to the smoker. The respiratory droplets people spray when they talk, cough or sneeze are believed...
    New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that New York City had no COVID-19 deaths for three straight days. There were only three COVID-19 deaths in the entire state on Monday. Despite the progress, the governor issued a stark warning for residents to continue to take the virus seriously.  "Our progress in New York is...
    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department will ramp up the size of the bonds and other securities it auctions across-the-board in the face of the unprecedented borrowing needs of the the U.S. government as cases of COVID-19 surge in parts of the country. Treasury officials said Wednesday that the...
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic, as other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow UConn to travel to states with high infection rates. “After receiving guidance from state...
    President Donald Trump renewed his push to open schools Wednesday, baselessly claiming that the coronavirus “is going away” and that children are “almost immune.” In an interview with Fox & Friends, the president fielded a question from host Pete Hegseth on bringing students back to class. “My view is the schools should open,”...
    LONDON (AP) — Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, re-imposing lockdown restrictions after a “cluster” of coronavirus infections was reported in the area. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 54 cases were reported and more than 20 pubs and restaurants were involved. The cases have...
    President Trump said Wednesday that elderly teachers who are vulnerable to the the coronavirus should not return to schools that reopen in the fall. “If a teacher’s in a certain age group, I think they shouldn’t be going in and probably they’ll have to wait until the thing goes by,” Trump said during a...
    CLICK HERE if you’re having trouble viewing media on a mobile device. The COVID-19 Pod Problem: Desperate Bay Area parents seek imperfect schooling solutions “Across think pieces and Facebook groups, education experts and parents are raising concerns that pods will exacerbate racial and economic inequities that already exist in American education. They worry about how...
    President Trump said Wednesday that elderly teachers who are vulnerable to the the coronavirus should not return to schools that reopen in the fall. “If a teacher’s in a certain age group, I think they shouldn’t be going in and probably they’ll have to wait until the thing goes by,” Trump said during a “Fox...