Powell warns of a possible sustained recession from pandemic

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the threat of a prolonged recession remains and urged Congress and the White House to act further to prevent long-term economic damage from the viral outbreak By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer May 13, 2020, 1:03 PM 2 min read 2 min read WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome […]

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China suspends Australian beef imports as public spat over coronavirus origin heats up

China has backed up its threat of economic retaliation against Australia, suspending beef imports from four of the country’s largest meat processors as ties between the trading partners sour following a dispute over the origin of the novel coronavirus. Last month Australia called for an independent international inquiry into the origin of the coronavirus just […]

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Stephen A. explains why Tom Brady will be the biggest threat to Patrick Mahomes for MVP | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Dan Orlovsky debate which QB is the biggest threat to Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ MVP title run. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN […]

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Georgia officials examine threats to Arbery case protesters

Officials in Georgia say they are investigating an online threat against people protesting the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Sunday said that it “has been made aware of a Facebook […]

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Alaska airport reopens after bomb threat diverts cargo plane

An airport in Alaska has reopened Saturday after a bomb threat regarding a cargo plane heading to Asia forced the aircraft to divert to Anchorage and officials closed the air space By The Associated Press May 2, 2020, 10:04 PM 1 min read 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ANCHORAGE, Alaska […]

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A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm

Faced with a growing coronavirus threat, the governor of North Dakota last month posed a question to a friend from his private-sector days. The friend, a software engineer, had once created a location-tracking app for football fans at North Dakota State University who liked to meet up when traveling to big games. “Can you track […]

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W.H.O., Now Trump’s Scapegoat, Warned About Coronavirus Early and Often

On Jan. 22, two days after Chinese officials first acknowledged the serious threat posed by the new virus ravaging the city of Wuhan, the chief of the World Health Organization held the first of what would be months of almost daily media briefings, sounding the alarm, telling the world to take the outbreak seriously. But […]

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Backup coronavirus hospital in Memphis worries residents

Faced with the threat of overburdened hospitals, states across the country are converting convention centers, sports facilities and performance spaces into backup treatment sites for coronavirus patients. Tennessee is no exception. What some Memphis residents don’t get is why in their city, a shopping center in the middle of a predominantly black, low-income residential neighborhood […]

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Easter tornado threat poses safety dilemma during pandemic

The threat of strong tornadoes and other damaging weather on Easter posed a double-edged safety dilemma for Deep South communities deciding how to protect residents during the coronavirus pandemic. An outbreak of severe thunderstorms was likely Sunday from Louisiana through the Tennessee Valley, the National Weather Service said. More than 4.5 million people live in […]

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Sports Cancellations Due To Coronavirus: Wimbledon Shelved, Kentucky Derby Postponed & More

In the wake of the ever-growing coronavirus threat, the sports world has made some tough decisions to deal with this pandemic. Now, for the first time since World War II, Wimbledon has been canceled. With more than 100,000 worldwide infections and more than 4,300 people killed in the early weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, the […]

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U.S. Counts on Global Crises to Press Again for Power Shift in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — The United States is seizing on Venezuela’s economic pain and the coronavirus threat to push a new plan for a power-sharing government in Caracas until presidential elections can be held this year. The proposal, to be released on Tuesday in Washington, offers to ease American sanctions intended to pressure President Nicolás Maduro and […]

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US shames Afghan leaders’ obstinance even as pandemic looms

Washington’s has made an unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in Afghanistan funding after rivals in Kabul refused to work together to advance peace By KATHY GANNON and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press March 24, 2020, 7:55 AM 4 min read KABUL, Afghanistan — Washington’s unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in Afghanistan funding — a […]

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Democrats scorn Trump coronavirus response as Senate reaches impasse on third aid bill

As the coronavirus threat has grown more alarming in many parts of the U.S. and a third coronavirus response bill stalled in the Senate Sunday night, many Democratic politicians have ratcheted up their criticism of President Trump as he seeks to gain control of the crisis. The barbs have come from the campaign trail, from governors’ mansions […]

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Citing Threat to Israeli Democracy, Netanyahu Opponents Take Battle to Supreme Court

Citing a threat to Israeli democracy, opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Supreme Court on Sunday to block what they described as a power grab by the caretaker government under the guise of combating the coronavirus epidemic. The petitioners asked the court to restore the full powers of Parliament, which has been largely […]

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Coronavirus is ‘existential threat’ to Trump reelection: GOP insiders

The coronavirus poses an “existential threat” to President Trump’s 2020 reelection, campaign insiders and GOP operatives say. “He’s not running against Joe Biden, he’s running against a virus and the collateral damage from that,” former White House strategist Steve Bannon told The Post, saying the outbreak and its ripple effects were potentially the most complex […]

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Trump Cites Coronavirus as He Announces a Border Crackdown

WASHINGTON — Citing the threat of the coronavirus to the American public, the Trump administration said on Friday it will begin rapidly sending foreigners who illegally cross the United States borders to their home countries and halt the processing of undocumented migrants at ports of entry. Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, said […]

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Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

BANGKOK — For months, many Southeast Asian countries played down the threat posed by the new coronavirus. Some officials said that prayer would keep the disease away. Others expressed optimism that the tropical heat would slow the spread of the virus. Life continued as usual. Malaysia allowed large religious gatherings. Thailand kept open its hugely […]

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Sports Cancellations Due To Coronavirus: Kentucky Derby Delayed & More — Updates

In the wake of the ever-growing coronavirus threat, the sports world has made some tough decisions to deal with this pandemic. Now, the 146th Race For The Roses won’t happen until the summer’s practically over. With more than 100,000 worldwide infections and more than 4,300 people killed in the early weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, […]

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Illinois shuts down bars, restaurants due to coronavirus

The governor of Illinois on Sunday ordered all bars and restaurants in his state to close amid the threat of the new coronavirus, and officials elsewhere in the country said they were considering similar restrictions after revelers ignored warnings against attending large gatherings. “The time for persuasion and public appeals is over,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker […]

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UK coronavirus measures will seek to quarantine elders, evoke WWII ‘Blitz’ fighting spirit

Comparing the threat of coronavirus to World War II, leaders of the United Kingdom on Sunday called for people to unite and endure hardship in fighting the pandemic. In an article for The Telegraph, U.K. Health Minister Matt Hancock said the government intends to ask those 70 and older to self-isolate for up to four months. He said the […]

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Why Coronavirus Is a Special Risk to Half of Americans

The new coronavirus is a serious threat to the elderly, as federal officials have been at pains to note recently. But they have stepped gingerly around advice for another group of Americans also at special risk from the infection: those with chronic health conditions. It is not a small group. Roughly half of all Americans […]

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Trump suggests postponing Olympics over coronavirus

President Trump suggested Thursday that the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo should be delayed due to the threat from coronavirus, which a day earlier was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Trump’s suggestion comes as several U.S.-based sports leagues, including the NBA, MLS, NHL and NCAA are suspending their seasons or […]

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Congress likely to restrict Capitol tours out of concern over coronavirus

Discussions are underway about curbing all non-essential activity at the Capitol amid the coronavirus threat. Fox News is told the conversations will likely mean a suspension of public tours at the Capitol and limits on other access by some personnel and employees on Capitol Hill. Fox is told that it’s doubtful they would start to curb […]

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