China unlikely to approve Oracle and Walmart’s TikTok deal, state media says

TikTok’s proposed US partnership with Oracle and Walmart is unlikely to win approval in Beijing, Chinese state media says. China’s state-run Global Times newspaper published an editorial late Monday saying the deal to keep the video-sharing app alive in America would “hurt China’s national security, interests and dignity.” “From the information provided by the US, […]

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Pac-12 football plans remain in holding pattern

The Pac-12 does not have approval from officials in California and Oregon to play football this fall. | Ralph Freso/AP The Pac-12 reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to conduct contact practices. Any plans for the Pac-12 to join […]

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Bill Gates says Pfizer has best shot at early COVID-19 vaccine

Bill Gates says Pfizer has the best chance of seeking emergency approval for a coronavirus vaccine by next month even though he thinks such an aggressive timeline is unlikely. “The only vaccine that if everything went perfectly, might seek the emergency use license by the end of October, would be Pfizer,” the billionaire tech tycoon-turned-philanthropist […]

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Trump approval back up to pre-coronavirus shutdown high of 52 percent: poll

President Trump’s approval rating is back up to its pre-pandemic high of 52 percent, according to a Rasmussen poll. Friday’s Rasmussen Reports approval rating for Trump was 52%. At the same time, 48 percent disapprove. Strong feelings for the president are equal on both sides– 42 percent strongly approve of the president’s job and 42 percent […]

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F.D.A. Allows Expanded Use of Plasma to Treat Coronavirus Patients

The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday gave emergency approval for expanded use of antibody-rich blood plasma to help hospitalized coronavirus patients, allowing President Trump, who has been pressuring the agency to move faster to address the pandemic, to claim progress on the eve of the Republican convention. Mr. Trump cited the approval, which had […]

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President Trump announces plasma treatment for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — After expressing frustration at the slow pace of approval for coronavirus treatments, President Donald Trump announced Sunday the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients. The announcement came after days of White House officials suggesting there were politically motivated delays by the Food and Drug Administration in approving a vaccine and therapeutics […]

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White House considering unilateral actions with coronavirus aid bill stuck in Congress: sources

The Trump administration is considering taking “a number of options” without congressional approval as negotiations on the fourth coronavirus stimulus relief package are stalled between the White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Fox News has learned. A senior administration official told Fox News Monday that the administration is weighing taking unilateral action to quell the economic repercussions […]

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Trump says his ‘personality’ is giving him a low coronavirus approval rating

President Trump was asked why Dr. Anthony Fauci, who works for his administration, has a high approval rating on the handling of coronavirus but Trump himself does not. “It can only be my personality,” the president said. “I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci,” Trump said at a White House coronavirus briefing Tuesday. “I agree […]

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Toronto Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Canada

The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus outbreak. An official familiar with the matter told the Associated Press on Saturday the federal government has denied the request. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak ahead of the […]

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Boeing scrambles to secure 737 Max jet financing

Boeing is scrambling to shore up financing for the 737 Max as it awaits regulatory approval for design changes after the plane was grounded following two fatal crashes, industry sources said. The company is anxious to resume deliveries once regulators declare it safe and airlines agree on training. But confidence in the jet has been […]

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Lightfoot poll shows strong support for her and the police reforms she champions

A new poll of likely voters gives Mayor Lori Lightfoot a high approval rating. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file photo The poll of 500 likely voters gives the mayor a job approval rating of 78%, a personal high. The poll, conducted June 21-23, also shows 75% of those surveyed support the mayor’s push for state […]

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Regulators deny quick approval of new Great Lakes pipeline

A Michigan regulatory agency has denied Enbridge’s request for quick approval of its plan to put a replacement oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes channel By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer June 30, 2020, 6:58 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Traverse City, Mich. — A Michigan […]

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Philadelphia police may face $33M budget cut amid nationwide calls for reform

The Philadelphia City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a fiscal year 2021 budget that would reduce police funding by $33 million amid nationwide protests calling for reform following the death of George Floyd. The budget calls for several police reform measures, including body cameras and bias training for officers, implicit bias training, the use of […]

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Trump’s approval rating drops to 39 percent in Gallup poll

A new national poll by Gallup indicates that President Trump’s approval rating has slid amid unrest the past couple weeks in cities across the nation sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody. The president’s approval rating – which stood at 49 percent a month ago in Gallup polling – dropped to 39 percent […]

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Poll puts Trump down 14 points to Biden in general election showdown

A new national poll indicates that President Trump’s approval rating is dropping and that he trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by double digits if November’s presidential election were held today. According to a CNN survey released on Monday, the president’s approval rating stands at 38 percent, a dive of 7 percentage points from CNN’s previous […]

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Senate Gives Final Approval to Revisions to Small-Business Program

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to a measure that would relax the terms of a federal loan program for small businesses struggling amid the pandemic, sending the bill to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The legislation, approved overwhelmingly by the House last week to enact changes to the Paycheck Protection […]

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Haphazard Rollout of Coronavirus Drug Frustrates Doctors

When the Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency approval last week for an antiviral drug, remdesivir, to treat hospitalized coronavirus patients, many doctors were overjoyed. The drug is the first shown to be even mildly effective against the virus. But bafflement soon followed as doctors and hospitals tried to obtain the drug. Small community […]

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Peter Weber’s Mom Approves Of Kelley Flanagan After Crying Over Madison Prewett Relationship

‘The Bachelor’s Peter Weber finally has his parents’ approval! The pilot’s mom has thrown her support behind his relationship with lawyer Kelley Flanagan. Peter Weber, 28, and The Bachelor fan-favorite Kelley Flanagan, 28, have finally coupled up — and they have the approval of the notoriously hard-to-please Barbara! The pilot officially revealed that he’s dating Kelley, almost two months […]

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Gallup: Trump approval up 6 points in two weeks

President Trump’s job approval soared 6 points in the last two weeks, according to the latest Gallup poll. The new survey found 49 percent approve of the president’s job in office and 47 percent disapprove, a personal best with Gallup for Trump. Two weeks ago, 43 percent approved of the president’s job, according to the […]

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House Passes Relief for Small Businesses and Aid for Hospitals and Testing

WASHINGTON — The House gave resounding approval on Thursday to a $484 billion coronavirus relief package to restart a depleted loan program for distressed small businesses and to provide funds for hospitals and coronavirus testing, and it moved to ramp up oversight of the sprawling federal response to the pandemic. President Trump said he would […]

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Financial Aid to Struggling States Is Next Big Congressional Battle

WASHINGTON — With congressional approval of the latest emergency pandemic measure sealed on Thursday, the focus is quickly shifting to an escalating battle over whether Congress will provide hundreds of billions of dollars to states staggering under the costs of the coronavirus outbreak. Anxious governors on the front lines of battling the pandemic have been […]

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