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Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans dead

Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans dead

Nearly a quarter million people in the United States could die as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump administration officials said Tuesday.

First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient’s perilous journey.

First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient’s perilous journey.

When Ronnie Kresel went in for his most recent checkup following chemotherapy on March 21, it wasn’t anything like the ones he’d had before. Upon his arrival at the Southhampton Stony Brook Hospital in Long Island, N.Y., a doctor met Kresel in a hazmat suit in a large tent outside the facility,...

The US intelligence community has reportedly concluded that China intentionally misrepresented its coronavirus numbers

The US intelligence community has reportedly concluded that China intentionally misrepresented its coronavirus numbers

US officials have accused China of spreading disinformation, and even some Chinese residents have expressed skepticism about the numbers.

'We are on the verge of a massive collapse': Ex-Energy Secretary Perry says COVID-19 will ravage oil industry

'We are on the verge of a massive collapse': Ex-Energy Secretary Perry says COVID-19 will ravage oil industry

"I'm telling you, we are on the verge of a massive collapse," Perry said of the impact the plunge in oil prices could have on U.S. operators.

Trump responds to questions about whether impeachment diverted his attention from the coronavirus outbreak

Trump responds to questions about whether impeachment diverted his attention from the coronavirus outbreak

President Trump on Tuesday responded to the idea that the impeachment trial kept his attention away from the growing coronavirus outbreak around the world.

Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting

Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting

The New York Times reported this week that almost a dozen Liberty University students have come down with COVID-19 symptoms since the school reopened last week. But Liberty University officials have since pushed back on these claims, calling the Times story “fake news”. Now, students are choosing...

A Doctor Who Met Putin Just Tested Positive, and Russia’s COVID-19 Crackdowns Could Get Real Ugly.

A Doctor Who Met Putin Just Tested Positive, and Russia’s COVID-19 Crackdowns Could Get Real Ugly.

MOSCOW—Amid a growing uproar in newly locked-down Russia, news broke on Tuesday that a doctor President Vladimir Putin met with just a week ago during a highly publicized visit to a coronavirus treatment facility has now tested positive for the infection himself. Widely disseminated photos of the...

Feds Find Smuggling Tunnel Linking San Diego to Tijuana, Seize $29 Million in Drugs

Feds Find Smuggling Tunnel Linking San Diego to Tijuana, Seize $29 Million in Drugs

Federal immigration authorities have discovered a drug smuggling tunnel leading from San Diego under the U.S.-Mexico border and seized nearly $30 million worth of drugs found inside.Federal agents on the San Diego Tunnel Task Force discovered the "sophisticated" tunnel on Thursday,...

Defense lawyer in death of 7 motorcyclists: Biker at fault

Defense lawyer in death of 7 motorcyclists: Biker at fault

One of the motorcyclists in a crash that killed him and six fellow bikers on a north woods highway was drunk and actually was the one who hit a pickup and caused the accident, the lawyer for the truck driver charged with homicide said in a document made public Tuesday. A New Hampshire State Police...

Trump Threatens ‘Heavy Price’ If Iran Attacks U.S. Troops

Trump Threatens ‘Heavy Price’ If Iran Attacks U.S. Troops

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump warned Iran against what he said was a possible “sneak attack” the Islamic Republic was planning against U.S. troops in Iraq.Trump indicated in a tweet that the U.S. had “information” about a possible attack but didn’t elaborate. He said Iran would pay a “very...

Chinese county goes into coronavirus lockdown amid fear of second wave

Chinese county goes into coronavirus lockdown amid fear of second wave

Authorities order residents of Jia county to stay home after reports of cases linked to the area’s hospital.

China is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus

China is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus

A Chinese county that was largely unscathed by the novel COVID-19 coronavirus went into lockdown Wednesday, signaling fears of a possible second wave in the country where the virus originated, The South China Morning Post reports.The county of Jia in Henan province, home to 600,000 people, is now...

Coronavirus live updates: US has its deadliest day so far; Florida to issue stay-at-home order; New York state death toll near 2,000

Coronavirus live updates: US has its deadliest day so far; Florida to issue stay-at-home order; New York state death toll near 2,000

Florida announced a stay-at-home order, and officials weighed recommending more Americans wear masks. Here are the latest coronavirus updates.

Letters to the Editor: California got rid of surplus ventilators and mobile hospitals? Outrageous

Letters to the Editor: California got rid of surplus ventilators and mobile hospitals? Outrageous

The decision to pare down California's $200-million stockpile of emergency equipment to save $5 million annually needs to be investigated.

One country is refusing to shut down to stop the coronavirus

One country is refusing to shut down to stop the coronavirus

“It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees!” Lukashenko, who hit the ice for a weekend hockey game, said.

Lindsey Graham Calls on IG Horowitz to Testify in Further FISA Hearings after Scathing New Report

Lindsey Graham Calls on IG Horowitz to Testify in Further FISA Hearings after Scathing New Report

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) plans to call DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz to testify before congress regarding his office’s audit of the FBI’s FISA application process, which was released Tuesday and revealed potentially systematic abuses of the transparency...

An evangelical pastor who was charged after holding in-person church services says he doesn't like livestreams because he can't touch parishioners

An evangelical pastor who was charged after holding in-person church services says he doesn't like livestreams because he can't touch parishioners

Tony Spell, an evangelical pastor at the Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was charged with six misdemeanor charges on Tuesday.

Nancy Pelosi's idea to retroactively lift the limit on state and local tax deductions would be almost useless for people who need the most help

Nancy Pelosi's idea to retroactively lift the limit on state and local tax deductions would be almost useless for people who need the most help

Almost all the benefits of tossing out the SALT cap would go towards richer households — and not average Americans weathering the coronavirus fallout.

U.S. records 700 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time

U.S. records 700 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time

The U.S. government raced to build hundreds of makeshift hospitals to ease the strain on overwhelmed healthcare systems as the United States marked 700 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time on Tuesday. Nearly half those deaths were in New York state, still the epicenter of the...

China under-reported coronavirus cases and deaths, U.S. intelligence reportedly concludes

China under-reported coronavirus cases and deaths, U.S. intelligence reportedly concludes

There has been some skepticism about China's reporting on the novel COVID-19 coronavirus for some time, especially as smaller countries like Italy surged past the world's most populous nation in both overall cases and deaths. On Wednesday, U.S. intelligence officials told Bloomberg on...

Trump: US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

Trump: US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro. “The Venezuelan people continue to suffer tremendously due to Maduro and...

Dow closes with decline of 950 points as coronavirus continues to shake markets

Dow closes with decline of 950 points as coronavirus continues to shake markets

"This is going to be a very bad two, and maybe three weeks. This is going to be three weeks like we’ve never seen before,” President Donald Trump said at a news briefing.

U.S. is swiftly deporting migrant children at the border

U.S. is swiftly deporting migrant children at the border

"Despite everything I experienced along the way, they deported me the next day," one indigenous teenager from Guatemala told CBS News.

Iran warns U.S. over Iraq deployment amid virus

Iran warns U.S. over Iraq deployment amid virus

On Wednesday Iran warned the U.S. it was “warmongering during the coronavirus outbreak,” after it deployed Patriot air defense missiles to Iraq.

Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq

Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq

Iran warned the US Wednesday that it was leading the Middle East to disaster in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic after it deployed Patriot air defence missiles to Iraq. Washington had been in talks with Baghdad about the proposed deployment since January but it was not immediately clear...

Open coffins are left on roads to remind people to stay inside while soldiers shoot disinfectant from water cannons. Here's what lockdown for 57 million people in the Philippines looks like.

Open coffins are left on roads to remind people to stay inside while soldiers shoot disinfectant from water cannons. Here's what lockdown for 57 million people in the Philippines looks like.

Despite the lockdown, on Sunday the Philippines reported a daily increase of 343 new coronavirus cases — its highest one day increase yet.

The coronavirus is spreading quickly through Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities

The coronavirus is spreading quickly through Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities

In Israel, the coronavirus is spreading in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities up to eight times faster than anywhere else in the country.Ultra-Orthodox Jews account for 12 percent of Israel's population, but they make up 40 to 60 percent of coronavirus patients at four of the country's...

28 Texas spring breakers who just returned from Cabo have tested positive for the coronavirus

28 Texas spring breakers who just returned from Cabo have tested positive for the coronavirus

The spring breakers reportedly got on a chartered plane with 70 people. It shows why spring break is such a problem during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 deaths climb in NY; Chris Cuomo tests positive

COVID-19 deaths climb in NY; Chris Cuomo tests positive

New York City’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday as an overwhelmed health system embraced the arrival of hundreds of additional paramedics, EMTs and ambulances. The lifeline of health care support includes 500 paramedics and EMTs and 250 more ambulances, city officials said. A...

Mike Pence: 'Italy may be the most comparable" to the US on coronavirus cases and deaths

Mike Pence: 'Italy may be the most comparable" to the US on coronavirus cases and deaths

Pence said of Trump's comparison of the disease to the flu, "Well, look, the president – the president is an optimistic person."

Sweden's 'free will' coronavirus strategy alarms some scientists

Sweden's 'free will' coronavirus strategy alarms some scientists

“The material presented by the public health authorities is weak, even embarrassing,” one professor who is critical of Sweden's strategy, said.

Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

Japan's capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown. Japanese cases topped 2,000, and public broadcaster NHK said 78 cases in Tokyo took its tally of infections past...

Top Marine ‘signaling’ to industry that F-35 cuts are on the table

Top Marine ‘signaling’ to industry that F-35 cuts are on the table

"I’m signaling to the industry, we have to be prepared to adjust as the operating environment adjusts," said Marine Commandant David Berger.

Coronavirus: Millions will be left in poverty, World Bank warns

Coronavirus: Millions will be left in poverty, World Bank warns

"Significant economic pain seems unavoidable in all countries”, the World Bank warns.

Netanyahu reportedly mistook a Hallmark series clip for proof of an Iranian coronavirus coverup

Netanyahu reportedly mistook a Hallmark series clip for proof of an Iranian coronavirus coverup

Everyone gets duped now and then. That goes for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well.Netanyahu recently showed his cabinet a video he claimed was evidence Iran was engineering a novel coronavirus coverup, Axios reports. Tehran has reported more than 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19...

Meet Candy Sterling, a fierce drag queen at night and a corporate professional by day

Meet Candy Sterling, a fierce drag queen at night and a corporate professional by day

This is Candy Sterling – a fierce drag queen who lights up the New York City nightlife while maintaining a professional day job. Get to know her both in and out of drag on this week's episode of Behind the Drag.

How the coronavirus death toll compares to other pandemics, including SARS, HIV, and the Black Death

How the coronavirus death toll compares to other pandemics, including SARS, HIV, and the Black Death

So far, COVID-19 has killed four times as many people as the Ebola outbreak of 2014, but far fewer than the swine flu pandemic in 2009.

'Unacceptable': Florida officials debate letting Holland America ships dock with ill passengers

'Unacceptable': Florida officials debate letting Holland America ships dock with ill passengers

Passengers on Holland America's MS Zaandam and MS Rotterdam may soon be home, though some Florida government officials are concerned.

Stabbing of Asian-American 2-Year-Old and Her Family Was a Virus-Fueled Hate Crime: Feds

Stabbing of Asian-American 2-Year-Old and Her Family Was a Virus-Fueled Hate Crime: Feds

The vicious stabbing of an Asian-American family, including a 2-year-old girl, at a Sam’s Club in Texas earlier this month has been deemed a hate crime by the feds, as authorities continue to raise alarm bells about a potential surge in racially motivated crimes amid the coronavirus outbreak.Jose...

Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus

Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus

Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus, with a senior minister warning the country had been pushed "to the brink". Medical experts advising Prime Minister...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits near Boise City, Idaho

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits near Boise City, Idaho

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 5:27 p.m. Pacific time 88 miles from Boise City, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was initially reported as a 4.8 magnitude quake.

AP-NORC poll: Less than half back Trump's pandemic response

AP-NORC poll: Less than half back Trump's pandemic response

Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life. The coronavirus pandemic, which has already killed more than 4,000 Americans and shut down much of the U.S. economy, is the most urgent and...

Great Recession showed countries can’t fight the coronavirus economic crisis alone

Great Recession showed countries can’t fight the coronavirus economic crisis alone

Trade represents close to 60% of world GDP, and national economies can't thrive in isolation. We needed a global response in 2008 and we need one now.

China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases: researchers

China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases: researchers

China's decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by delaying the spread of the virus, researchers said Tuesday. Drastic Chinese control measures in the first 50 days of the epidemic bought other...

Romanian Virus Death Toll Rises to Worst in EU’s Eastern Wing

Romanian Virus Death Toll Rises to Worst in EU’s Eastern Wing

(Bloomberg) -- Romania is suffering a surge in fatalities caused by the coronavirus after tens of thousands of its citizens returned from Italy and Spain, making it the worst-hit nation in central and eastern Europe.The death toll surged to 69 in the past 24 hours, with more than 2,100 people...

Mike Pence just said the US is 'most comparable' to Italy now after the White House downplayed the coronavirus threat for weeks

Mike Pence just said the US is 'most comparable' to Italy now after the White House downplayed the coronavirus threat for weeks

The White House announced on Tuesday that it predicts between 100,000 to 240,000 people could die in the US from the coronavirus.

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