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Man Who Recorded Video Of Ahmaud Arbery Being Shot Arrested On Murder Charge

Officials announced Thursday that the man who filmed video of two white men fatally shooting an unarmed a black man who was jogging down a road, has now also been arrested on murder charges. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.50 year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. is expected to face charges of felony murder and criminal intent to commit false imprisonment in connection with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.. ...Read Full Story

Shooting At Naval Air Station In Texas Considered “Terrorism Related’

The FBI has determined that an active shooter incident at a Texas naval base Thursday morning was related to terrorism. The FBI said at a press briefing Thursday afternoon, “we have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related,, adding that while the shooter is deceased; there may be a second person of interest at large in the community. The public should remain calm, and if you see something, say something,” officials said.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Reveals He’s Been Taking Unproven Covid-19 Drug Hydroxychloroquine

On Monday, President Donald Trump told reporters he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he’s touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Trump said he asked the White House doctor if he could take the unproven treatment despite having no symptoms, adding he’s been taking a pill a day for about a week-and-a-half. “I’m still fine,” he said, referring to possible dangerous side effects.. ...Read Full Story

11 Firefighters Injured In Downtown Los Angeles Explosion

An explosion Saturday at an oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to control a fire. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said “one significant explosion” shook the neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Firefighters inside had to run through a wall of flames he estimated as 30 feet high and wide. Some of the fleeing firefighters were on fire and tore off their protective equipment and left it on the sidewalk, along with melted helmets, Scott said.. ...Read Full Story

Navy Grants First Waiver Allowing Transgender Officer To Remain In Uniform

The U.S. Navy granted its first waiver that will allow a transgender service member to continue serving despite a 2019 policy that would have seen the sailor discharged. The naval officer, identified in the case as Jane Doe, served nearly 10 years in uniform as a surface warfare officer before being confronted with the likelihood of being kicked out under the new rules.. ...Read Full Story

Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks State’s ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the state’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic as “unlawful, invalid and unenforceable” after finding the state’s health commissioner exceeded her authority. In a 4-3 ruling, the court called State Department of Health head Andrea Palm’s directive, known as Emergency Order 28, a “vast seizure of power.”. ...Read Full Story

Dr. Anthony Fauci Enters ‘Modified’ Self-Quarantine After Coronavirus Exposure

Dr. Anthony Fauci, along with several other members of the White House coronavirus task force, are taking precautions after possible exposure to the coronavirus. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and lead health expert on the White House’s coronavirus task force, has entered a “modified quarantine” for 14 days after making a “low risk” contact with a White House staffer who tested positive for the coronavirus.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Now Says Coronavirus Task Force “Will Continue On Indefinitely”

A day after President Donald Trump stated that he planned to disband the White House coronavirus task force, Trump announced Wednesday that it will now continue indefinitely. In a series of tweets, Trump said the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, has done a “fantastic job of bringing together vast highly complex resources that have set a high standard for others to follow in the future.” Trump said later Wednesday that the task force will also be “very focused” on the development of a coronavirus vaccine and treatments and he would be announcing “two or three new members to the task force” as soon as Monday. . ...Read Full Story

Blood Thinners May Help Improve Survival Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

In treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients, anticoagulants–  or blood thinners — are helping improve their chances of survival.  In recent weeks, physicians have noticed that the sickest coronavirus patients are more prone to forming blood clots — an unexpected symptom for a respiratory virus. Clotting means “patients are at increased risk for deep vein thrombosis, strokes, heart attacks” and pulmonary embolisms.. ...Read Full Story

15 Children Identified With Rare COVID-Related Condition

At least 15 children in New York City have been hospitalized with a mysterious illness believed to be linked to COVID-19. Ranging in age from 2 to 15 years old, the children have shown symptoms consistent with other inflammatory illnesses, such as Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome, which affect the heart and blood vessels. Other cases of what’s now being called “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome” have also been reported in Europe.. ...Read Full Story

Students At 26 Universities File Lawsuits Seeking Refunds

Students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds on tuition and campus fees, claiming they are not receiving the “caliber of education they were promised.”  Schools scrambled to create as the coronavirus forced campuses across the nation to close last month. The suits say students should pay lower rates for the portion of the term that was offered online, arguing that the quality of instruction is far below the classroom experience.. ...Read Full Story

Asian Giant “Murder” Hornet Discovered In U.S.

The invasion of Asian giant hornets started trending over the weekend, with the term “murder hornet” being used on social media platforms. The first spotting of the 2-inch Asian giant hornet, or vespa mandarinia, was verified in the United States in December, according to the Washington state Agriculture Department. The insect does not generally target people or pets, but it is a deadly threat to honeybee hives.. ...Read Full Story

Amazon’s Sales Jump Due To Surge In Online Shopping During Pandemic

Amazon recorded a 26% increase in sales driven by a surge in shopping by consumers worried about leaving home during the coronavirus pandemic. Chief executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement that Amazon intends to ramp up spending to address the challenges and business opportunities presented by the coronavirus, adding, “If you’re a shareowner in Amazon, you may want to take a seat, because we’re not thinking small.”. ...Read Full Story

Federal Reserve Set To Maintain 0% Interest Rates Until Stability Is Reached

Federal Reserve maintained its current fed funds target range of 0% to 0.25% on Wednesday, as the U.S. economy continues to struggle to manage the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.” data-reactid=”19″ type=”text”>The U.S. Federal Reserve maintained its current fed funds target range of 0% to 0.25% on Wednesday, as the U.S. economy continues to struggle amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The Fed said in a statement: “The Committee expects to maintain this target range until it is confident that the economy has weathered recent events and is on track to achieve its maximum employment and price stability goals.” All 10 Fed members voted unanimously to maintain current rates.. ...Read Full Story

Hillary Clinton Endorses Joe Biden For President

Presidential nominee Joe Biden won the endorsement on Tuesday of Hillary Clinton.  The endorsement, at an online town hall on the effects of the coronavirus crisis on women, came as Biden aims to raise his profile with female voters and other key demographic groups. Biden has vowed to pick a woman as his running mate this year; he introduced Clinton at the town hall as the person who should be now be president. Clinton told the former vice president: “I am thrilled to be part of your campaign to not only endorse you but to help highlight a lot of the issues that are at stake in this presidential election.”. ...Read Full Story

New York’s Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Falls Below 400 For First Time In April

For the first time this month, New York’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has dropped below 400. Speaking at his briefing Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that 367 New Yorkers died from the respiratory illness the day before, which is less than half of where it was at the height of the outbreak. New hospitalizations also dropped to about 1,000 on Saturday.. ...Read Full Story

Louisiana Pastor Breaks House Arrest Orders To Hold Sunday Service

A Louisiana pastor has broken house arrest by hosting a large gathering of congregants for a Sunday service, in defiance of orders to stay at home to limit the impact of the coronavirus.  Pastor Tony Spell of the Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge was seen on a live stream Sunday walking among more than 100 congregants. Nearly all parishioners were not wearing face masks, and social distancing was not being practiced. Spell had been placed on house arrest Saturday morning after refusing to tell a judge if he’d continue to hold Sunday services. . ...Read Full Story

Trump Administration Offers Plan To Cover COVID-19 Care For Uninsured

The Trump administration announced a plan on Wednesday to start paying hospitals and doctors who care for uninsured patients with COVID-19. Under the approach detailed by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, hospitals and doctors would submit their bills directly to the government and they would get paid at Medicare rates. Uninsured people would not be liable for costs, and health care providers would not have to ask any questions about a patient’s immigration status. COVID-19 treatment for the uninsured could cost from $14 billion to $48 billion, according to a recent estimate from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.. ...Read Full Story

Shake Shack Plans To Send Back $10 Million Coronavirus Stimulus Loan

Shake Shack is returning the money it received from the government’s stimulus loans program aimed at saving small businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Shake Shack received $10 million in forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which kicked off on April 3. The plan was meant to help small businesses pay employees during the pandemic. However, the fund ran out of money on Thursday.. ...Read Full Story

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Says One Police Officer Killed, Two Injured During ‘Ambush’

A police officer was killed and two others were injured in what authorities described as an “ambush” in San Marcos, Texas. Officials said the shooting took place after officers responded to a 6:05 p.m. domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex, the San Marcos Police Department said in a statement. “During the course of their response, the suspect ambushed the officers with a rifle,” it said. A suspect apparently died for a self-inflicted gunshot, police said.. ...Read Full Story

16 Killed In Nova Scotia Shooting Rampage

Sixteen people, including a police officer, are dead in Nova Scotia following the worst shooting rampage in Canadian history. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Sunday that the suspected shooter was also dead,  identified as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman. Police said he was believed to be wearing an RCMP uniform at one point, but he was not employed by RCMP. The motive is unknown.. ...Read Full Story

Retail Sales Plunge 8.7% In The Largest Drop On Record

Retail sales plunged nearly 9% in March, marking the largest one-month drop in U.S. retail sales since the U.S. Department of Commerce began keeping records in 1992. A preliminary report from the Department of Commerce showed an 8.7% drop, or $483.1 billion, in sales, as the coronavirus pandemic worsened across the country.The drop was a 6.2% decrease from the same time in 2019.. ...Read Full Story

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ex-Rival Joe Biden For President During Joint Livestream

In a joint livestream on Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders officially endorsed former vice-president Joe Biden for president. Sanders said, “Today, I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, to make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe — and I’m speaking just for myself now — is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”. ...Read Full Story

Parts Of U.S. Could Reopen In May As Coronavirus Nears Peak

On Sunday, public health officials discussed the possibility of partially reopening parts of the economy from government-mandated lockdowns as soon as next month, despite U.S. coronavirus infection and death totals continuing to climb. As of Sunday morning, there are more than 530,000 confirmed infections in the United States – accounting for roughly 30% of the more than 1.8 million people infected around the world. More than 20,000 Americans and more than 110,000 people globally have died.. ...Read Full Story