A Texas judge on Wednesday ordered that residents of Harris County above the age of 10 must wear a mask in public, and violators can be fined up to $1,000. District Court Judge Lina Hidalgo passed the order (pdf) on Wednesday. It will remain in effect for 30 days starting on April 27. The measure met […]
A U.S. federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett who accused the city of Chicago of malicious prosecution in concluding that his claim to having been the victim of a racist and homophobic beating was a hoax.
A Detroit man with COVID-19 symptoms has died after he was denied testing or treatment for the disease at three ERs, because, his family says, he was black. Eventually, it took the intervention of State Representative Karen Whitsett to have the whole family tested.
Chandler Police Department said it had located three children and the suspect father in a home on Wednesday morning in a child abduction case that involved an AMBER Alert.
Stephan Charles Robinson, 36, who is accused of abducting his three children, Nya Robinson, 8, Stachia Robinson, 6, and Stephan Robinson, 2. police said the children were in grave danger and issued an AMBER Alert after Robinson allegedly threatened to kill his children and commit suicide.
Four employees of a major poultry producer’s operations in rural southwest Georgia have died after becoming infected with the coronavirus. Two other Tyson Foods workers have died from the virus at its plant in Columbus Junction, Iowa.
A family in Oxford, Wisconsin, is suing the local sheriff’s department after a patrol sergeant threatened to arrest their daughter for disorderly conduct for posting on Instagram about being infected with COVID-19.
New Jersey has failed to stop rampant sexual abuse at its only prison for women despite decades of documented problems and the convictions of several employees, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a scathing report this week.
During a Las Vegas city council meeting on Wednesday, Mayor Carolyn Goodman (I) called on Nevada’s Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak to quickly reopen the state for business so that her city’s residents can start an economic recovery.
In recent weeks, federal judges across the country have been releasing ICE detainees on the theory that they are safer outside detention centers from the CCP virus, often called novel coronavirus, ostensibly to reduce their exposure to the contagion.
An Ohio woman infected with the CCP virus gave birth to a healthy baby boy while she was in a medically induced coma. Megan Sites of Selina, Ohio, was pregnant when she was started to show severe COVID-19 symptoms in late March. “She started with a cold and fever, and within 24-hours of talking to […]
Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer fended off criticism Tuesday that they’re asking Canadians to do more to stop the spread of COVID-19 than they’re willing to do themselves.
A federal appeals court on Monday blocked Texas from enforcing a ban on medication-induced abortions as part of the state’s curbs on certain medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a federal judge’s decision blocking the state from applying restrictions to abortions induced through medication to go into effect.
California, Washington and Oregon are discussing the framework of a regional approach to reopening the economy in the West and Pacific Northwest as all three states continue to operate under stay-at-home restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
A group of North Carolina property owners have filed a federal lawsuit against local officials who have blocked them from accessing their second homes on the barrier islands of the Outer Banks during the CCP virus pandemic.
This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Justin Walker granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing Louisville, Kentucky Mayor Greg Fischer from blocking On Fire Church from holding drive-in services on Easter.
Canadian police are to begin visiting homes to enforce the government’s COVID-19 quarantine, the RCMP said on Friday, warning that “recklessly” failing to comply could result in a $1-million fine and three years in prison.
Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS), or Chlorine Dioxide, a powerful bleach according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under fire since the agency admonished its producer and inventor Jim Humble to stop promoting and selling the drug as a remedy for killing the CCP virus which causes COVID-19
A bipartisan group of senators is pushing for President Trump to provide more details on his decision to fire the intelligence community’s top watchdog, writing in a letter late Wednesday that the president’s stated reasoning was “not sufficient.”
The Beaver County nursing home where the number of positive cases and deaths from COVID-19 continues to increase almost daily is now going to presume that all 450 residents and more than 300 staff “may be positive” for the disease, the nursing home said Monday.
Utah Rep. Ben McAdams was the second in a growing list of members of Congress who have announced that they’ve tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. He shared his relief on Instagram, adding he hoped people would take the virus outbreak seriously and to adhere to the CDC safety guidelines.
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) voiced his support for Joe Biden as a presidential candidate. “He will be a great president,” Lewis said of Biden in a conference call with reporters on Monday, according to CNN. “He will lead our country to a better place. He would inspire another generation to stand up, to speak up, […]
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is breaking with President Trump’s decision to fire Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, saying his removal was “not warranted.”
CNN anchor Chris described his battle with the CCP virus on video while his wife Christina gave an update on Instagram about his current condition and his plan of recovery.
Cuomo started experiencing symptoms on March 27, but instead of throwing in the towel, he kept broadcasting from the basement of his home and had some interesting personal experiences to share on video as well as X-ray pictures of his lungs on Monday.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden brought Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) onto his newly launched podcast on Monday, a move that could stoke speculation he’s considering her as a potential running mate.
Disneyland pass holders are outraged that Disney continues to charge its most die-hard fans who use the annual pass monthly payment plan and won’t defer payments while the Anaheim theme parks remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two employees at Reyes Coca-Cola bottling company in downtown Los Angeles are on sick leave after having contracted COVID-19, the company announced on Thursday promising to ramp up the already stiff hygiene policy.
Three Massachusetts men have been charged with misdemeanors for playing golf in Rhode Island, defying an order that says anyone who enters the state must self-quarantine for two weeks. Gregory Corbett, 51, and 22-year-olds Tyler Pietrzyk and Nye Cameron were charged with misdemeanors after authorities say the Massachusetts men parked their out-of-state cars at a […]
Two weeks ago, amid the coronavirus pandemic, about 70 students from the University of Texas at Austin partied in Mexico on spring break. Now, 44 of them have tested positive for the virus and are self-isolating. More students were monitored and tested on Wednesday, university officials said, after 28 initial positive tests.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has defended her hands-off approach to restricting business and movement during the CCP virus pandemic, insisting that the state is already doing what it needs to slow the spread of the virus.
Idaho governor Brad Little signed two bills regarding transgender issues into law on Monday after they passed the state’s House and Senate. One bill, House Bill 509, blocks individuals from changing the gender on their birth certificate to the gender they identify with. The bill was promoted by the state’s Republican-dominated House and Senate. The second […]
Around 1,400 New York City police officers have tested positive for the CCP virus, and some 6,172 members, or 17 percent of the workforce, have called in sick, said commissioner Dermot Shea. Shea made the announcements on CNN’s Tuesday show with Jim Sciutto. Sick leave at the department is five times higher than usual. Most of […]
Grocery store chain Kroger announced a $2 hazard pay hourly bonus for those workers operational in its frontline departments amid the CCP virus outbreak, starting from March 29 through April 18. Kroger followed suit to similar companies like Meijer and Savemart who had already announced they will reward their personnel employed in essential operations stemming […]
A New Jersey baseball coach at Cliffside Park, Bergen County, has died at the age of 30, according to reports. Ben Luderer died of complications caused by the CCP virus on Sunday, leaving the community devastated. “He is irreplaceable,” Cliffside Park athletic director David Porfido told NJ.com on Monday. “I cried all morning. This should […]
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell spoke at the White House on Monday, explaining to the American people what his company was doing to help during the coronavirus crisis, but he also had some words of spiritual advice for the country. Lindell exhorted Americans to return to God, pray and read their Bibles on Monday as the nation continues to battle the coronavirus.
Bank of America Corp. said it won’t cut any jobs in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus and is helping clients affected by the pandemic through increased commercial lending to companies and expanded forbearance for Main Street customers.
Honolulu police have issued 70 citations and made two arrests for violating the stay-at-home orders put in place to try to to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with most of those people cited in public parks after ignoring officers’ instructions to leave, according to a police spokeswoman.
NBA reporter for ESPN, Doris Burke, caught the CCP virus, causing her to miss out on some key matches to report on, she revealed on Adrian Wojnarowski’s ESPN podcast on Friday. NTD refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the […]
Paul Frishkorn, a Philadelphia-based American Airlines flight attendant and union representative, died Monday from coronavirus, the airline confirmed Thursday. Meanwhile, American announced it will ramp up its already stiff safety measures the airliner announced on Tuesday from March 27 through April 3 which aimed at minimalizing contact between crew and passengers like limited food and beverage options and no meals being served for flights under four-and-a-half hours.
Military hospitals will postpone elective surgeries, invasive procedures and dental procedures for 60 days to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus and free up medical staff, space and supplies to meet growing demand as the pandemic continues, according to the Defense Department.
MyPillow, the Minnesota manufacturer of specialty pillows, linens, and other household products, said that it is answering the call for more face masks as the country continues to deal with the global coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee have tested negative for coronavirus, but will remain quarantined for a 14-day period. Romney announced in a post on Twitter on Tuesday. Senators cannot vote from quarantine under current rules.
Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned.
A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications of the coronavirus, the first known death of a New York City public school staff member connected to the epidemic, city officials confirmed Monday evening.
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) said Sunday that he would begin the process of searching for a vice presidential candidate in a few weeks as he cements his lead as the frontrunner in the Democratic primary race for the White House.
As a result of the success of ISF in their Operation Inherent resolve against ISIS, the Coalition Combined Joint Task Force is repositioning troops from a few smaller bases in Iraq. These bases remain under Iraqi control and CJTF will continue our advising partnership for the permanent defeat of Daesh from other Iraqi military bases, providing much-needed specialist support.
To prevent potential spread of COVID-19, the Iraqi Security Forces have suspended all training. As a result, the Coalition will temporarily return some of its training-focused forces to their own countries in the coming days and weeks.
Meijer announced on Thursday it is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores, as well as dedicated hours for senior citizens, customers with chronic health conditions, essential service workers and its team members.
Several chains are “drastically cutting” the product ranges in store and are telling their manufacturers to ignore making some products to focus on those for which there is greatest demand. Meanwhile producers and distributors are doubling efforts to keep the supply up.
Demands for nationwide protections for grocery store workers grew Thursday after officials in Minnesota and Vermont officially designated such employees as emergency workers who are essential to the U.S. population’s wellbeing as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the country.
Around 2.7 million Australians suffer from mild to severe asthma, and as panic buying sweeps the shelves of supermarkets across the country, an absence of Ventolin, the main medicine used to relieve the disease, has now followed suit.
The Transportation Security Administration confirmed a short time ago that two of its officers working at JFK International Airport have tested positive for COVID-19, more commonly reffered to as coronavirus. Sources told NY1 that the officers, believed to be sisters, were diagnosed on March 12 and March 13.
Former heavyweight boxing world champion, 66-year-old Leon Spinks who has been diagnosed with prostate and bone cancer, is fighting off the biggest adversary he’s ever had. In June last year, Spinks, who lives with his third wife, Brenda Spinks, in Henderson, Nevada, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After three rounds of chemotherapy, he received bad […]
Belgium declared a lockdown for the entire country over the coronavirus crisis from noon on Wednesday (18 March) until 5 April, following the example of several European countries, including neighboring France, which took the same decision earlier this week.
Ukrainian shops, restaurants and transport shut down on Tuesday as the country tightened restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, while police arrested five people suspected of trying to rob 100,000 surgical masks at gunpoint in Kiev.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will not self-quarantine after coming in contact with a Coloradan who later tested positive for coronavirus, a spokeswoman says. Bennet will also frequent senatorial sessions in the coming weeks as there will be many emergency proposals to vote on passing the gavel.
A commuter was stabbed to death at the Pentagon subway station on Monday morning, Metropolitan Police Department said in an announcement, adding that an investigation is ongoing. On Monday morning at 9 a.m. local time, Metro Transit Police deputies were dispatched to the lower level of the Yellow Line subway platform at Pentagon Metro Station […]
Republican Devin Nunes on Sunday slammed China’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as ‘inefficient’, arguing the ‘communist dictatorship downplayed’ the outbreak in an escalating war of words between the two nations.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked Vice President Mike Pence and President Trump “especially” for their support fighting the coronavirus spread in a similar way California governor Gavin Newsom did.
Similarly, Californa Democratic Gavin Newsom praised President Trump for assisting him in fighting the coronavirus crisis at a press conference on Monday, after California had allowed the Grand Princess, a cruise ship with 21 infected passengers aboard, to dock in Oakland, California.
The National Hockey League suspended its 2019-2020 regular season due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday. The suspension begins immediately, and games planned for Thursday night will be canceled, the league said.
Iran’s first vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri, contracted the COVID-19 virus, the most senior Iranian official yet to have tested positive for the growing contagion, according to Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.
Fox News interviewed the Detroit auto plant worker who had a contentious argument with former Vice President Joe Biden about his position on gun rights where Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden cursed and appeared to threaten him on March 10 during an argument over gun rights.
Justice Sotomayor has determined that she will not continue to participate in one of two faithless elector cases. The Justice believes that her impartiality might reasonably be questioned due to her friendship with the respondent, Polly Baca. Supreme Court said in an announcement.
The Transportation Security Administration confirmed Tuesday that three of its officers who work at Mineta San Jose International Airport tested positive for coronavirus. The employees receive medical care. All personnel that have been in contact with any of them remain in self-quarantine for two weeks.
Exactly 13 years after Robert Levinson was abducted in Iran, a federal judge found the Iranian government responsible for kidnapping and torturing the former FBI agent who, if he is still alive, is the longest-held American hostage.