Trump’s Looting Remarks Escalate Growing Crisis in Minneapolis

President Trump issued a violent ultimatum to protesters in Minneapolis on Friday and inserted himself in a harshly divisive fashion into the growing crisis there, attacking the city’s Democratic mayor and raising the specter that the military could use armed force to suppress riots that erupted after the death of George Floyd, a black man, […]

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Flynn judge to allow ‘amicus’ submissions, delaying any immediate resolution to case

D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order Tuesday indicating that he’ll soon accept “amicus curiae,” or “friend of the court” submissions, in the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn — essentially allowing the court to use an “ask the audience” lifeline in what has already proved to be an unpredictable and […]

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Coronavirus hits world superpowers as some look to reopen

As health officials issued warnings Tuesday against reopening economies too quickly, the coronavirus struck inside some of the world’s superpowers, with a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin diagnosed just days after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary also tested positive. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was hospitalized with the coronavirus, the latest in […]

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Interpol issues Red Notice for American diplomat’s wife wanted in UK teen’s death

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) issued a “Red Notice” Monday seeking the arrest of U.S. citizen Anne Sacoolas, who was charged in the United Kingdom of causing the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn by dangerous driving. Sacoolas, 42, the wife of an American intelligence official working at a U.S. military base in central England, […]

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State’s coronavirus cases keeps rising over weekend, mostly in Southern California

Fewer than half of California’s county health departments issued COVID-19 updates on Sunday, but the number of cases statewide still grew by more than 1,000 while fatalities from the deadly new disease crossed 2,700. The 1,128 new cases were just over half the amount reported Saturday, meaning the statewide case count rose by about 5% […]

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DeVos’s Rules Bolster Rights of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday issued final rules for how public and private schools and colleges must address allegations of sexual misconduct, locking in protections for accused students and faculty but tempering earlier proposals that critics said would harm victims of assault and harassment. The rules preserve Ms. DeVos’s broad goals in […]

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FBI issues statement defending Wray’s leadership after GOP criticism

The FBI has issued a statement defending Director Christopher Wray after recent revelations in former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s criminal case led to accusations that he was not quick enough to release evidence of wrongdoing under the bureau’s previous leadership. Last week, a judge unsealed documents in the case that included notes from former […]

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Chicago police cite homeowner for large party amid pandemic

Chicago police have issued a citation for disorderly conduct to a homeowner following a crowded weekend house party that was condemned by the city’s mayor and the Illinois governor By The Associated Press April 28, 2020, 8:13 PM 1 min read 1 min read CHICAGO — Chicago police cited a homeowner for disorderly conduct following […]

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F.D.A. Warns of Heart Problems From Malaria Drugs Used for Coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning on Friday about hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, malaria drugs that have been promoted by President Trump repeatedly and widely used to treat coronavirus patients despite the lack of evidence that they work. The drugs can cause dangerous abnormalities in heart rhythm in coronavirus patients, and should be […]

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When stay-at-home orders are set to end in all 58 California counties

Many of the directives California counties issued, telling residents to stay home to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, are set to expire in early May. The county orders are extensions of the statewide stay-at-home order issued March 19 by Gov. Gavin Newsom, usually adding clarification or context relevant to the 58 distinct California […]

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New U.S. Treatment Guidelines for Covid-19 Don’t See Much Progress

The federal agency led by Dr. Anthony Fauci issued guidelines on Tuesday that stated there is no proven drug for treating coronavirus patients, a finding that essentially reinforces Dr. Fauci’s dissent from President Trump’s repeated promotion of certain drugs without evidence to support their use. The report echoed what frustrated doctors already know: Not enough […]

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I.M.F. Predicts Worst Downturn Since the Great Depression

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund issued a stark warning on Tuesday about the coronavirus’s economic toll, saying that the world is facing its worst downturn since the Great Depression as shuttered factories, quarantines and national lockdowns cause economic output to collapse. The grim forecast underscored the magnitude of the shock that the pandemic has […]

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Empty streets mean idle red-light cameras – and budget holes

Three days after Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his stay-at-home order, few pedestrians and minimal traffic could be seen on LaSalle near Hubbard. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file “At this time, we are seeing a nationwide trend of fewer citations overall, driven by the lower amount of traffic on the roads,” said Neil Franz, a spokesman […]

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China drafts rules to assess banks’ lending to smaller firms

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s banking and insurance watchdog issued a draft guideline on Friday to assess banks’ financial services towards country’s struggling smaller firms. The draft guideline will include commercial banks’ lending allocation to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in its annual assessment of banks, according to China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC). The […]

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Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return

In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration issued new guidelines Wednesday to make it easier for essential workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 to get back to work if they do not have symptoms of the coronavirus. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Supreme Court Blocks Extended Voting in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday issued its first ruling in a case arising from the coronavirus pandemic, refusing to extend the deadline for absentee voting in Tuesday’s elections in Wisconsin by six days. The vote was 5 to 4, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority. The split, with all of […]

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Wisconsin Governor Postpones Tuesday’s Elections; G.O.P. Plans Challenge

Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin on Monday issued an emergency order postponing voting in the state’s elections that were set for Tuesday, attempting to circumvent Republican opposition as coronavirus cases rise in the critical political battleground state. The executive order suspends in-person voting for more than two months, until June 9, unless the state Legislature […]

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OSHA cites companies in deadly New Orleans hotel collapse

A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall’s deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans By The Associated Press April 3, 2020, 11:10 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW ORLEANS — A federal agency has […]

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US reminds airlines travelers are entitled to cash refunds amid coronavirus disruptions

The US Transportation Department on Friday issued a notice to airlines reminding them they are obligated to refund tickets when they cancel a flight or make a significant flight schedule change that passengers opt not to accept, but will not take any immediate action against airlines. US and foreign airlines have canceled hundreds of thousands […]

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Whitmer order halts water shutoffs during virus pandemic

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Saturday requiring communities statewide to restore water service, effectively ending water shutoffs for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic By KAT STAFFORD Associated Press March 29, 2020, 3:43 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen […]

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Has Coronavirus Affected Your Fertility Treatments? Tell Us Your Concerns.

As the coronavirus pandemic has worsened, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (A.S.R.M.) issued new guidelines on March 17, advising its more than 8,000 members to avoid starting new treatment cycles for I.V.F., IUI and egg freezing; consider canceling embryo transfers; and suspend all nonemergency surgeries. It made an exception for patients who have urgent […]

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Jamal Murray’s girlfriend asks for help after alleged Instagram sex-tape leak

The girlfriend of Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray issued a plea to fans Sunday on Twitter after an alleged sex tape leaked online. “If you have the video please delete it,” Harper Hempel posted, which has since been retweeted over a thousand times, with fans offering support. The graphic clip initially surfaced Saturday night […]

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