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New York Sees Highest Single Day Death Toll Despite Reports That Curve Is “Flattening”

The nation’s coronavirus outbreak epicenter logged its single deadliest day yet. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state had its highest single-day death toll due to COVID-19, with 779 reported Tuesday, but the average number of hospitalizations has decreased over the past couple of days.  Cuomo said Wednesday that dramatic action and social distancing is “making the difference” in the fight against the pandemic.. ...Read Full Story

Bernie Sanders Ends His 2020 Presidential Campaign

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Wednesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now the party’s best chance to defeat President Donald Trump in November. Biden now has a clear path to the nomination, though the end of the primary is overshadowed by the global crisis of the coronavirus pandemic as it spread across the U.S.. ...Read Full Story

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized With Covid-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized Sunday, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus. Johnson was admitted “for tests” after displaying “persistent symptoms,” according to a press release from his office. Johnson was admitted to an unnamed London hospital “on the advice of his doctor,” the release explained. The statement also said the hospitalization is a “precautionary step.”. ...Read Full Story

Two Cruise Ships Holding Passengers With Covid-19 Arrive In Florida

Two cruise ships holding coronavirus patients aboard for two weeks after being turned away from South American ports were allowed to dock in Florida on Thursday. The Zaandam and a sister ship sent to help it, the Rotterdam, were both given permission to disembark passengers at Port Everglades after days of negotiation with local officials. The final agreement was reached on Thursday afternoon between local, state and federal officials and Carnival Corp., which owns the Zaandam and the Rotterdam, said Broward County officials and Holland America, the company that operates the ships.. ...Read Full Story

U.S. Surpasses 200K Coronavirus Cases As States Issue Strict Stay-At-Home Orders

The U.S. recorded 681 deaths on Wednesday, its worst day since the coronavirus outbreak began. More than 200,000 infections have been reported, and public health officials are  considering recommending that more Americans wear face masks. “Even if you do wear a mask, it can’t be at the expense of social distancing,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, adding that higher-level N95 masks would not be necessary. . ...Read Full Story

NYC Landmarks Convert To Hospitals In Midst Of Coronavirus Pandemic

New York City’s efforts are continuing to find places to build medical facilities in order to ease the burden on hospitals caused by coronavirus. The city is set to lease thousands of hotel rooms, and in some cases, entire hotels. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that federal authorities are working to rent hotel rooms to serve as non-intensive care facilities for Covid-19 patients and others. . ...Read Full Story

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake In Utah Leaves Thousands Without Power

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Salt Lake City on Wednesday, temporarily shutting down a major air traffic hub and leaving thousands without power. There were no reports of injuries. The quake damaged the spire and statue atop the iconic Salt Lake Temple. The epicenter was just southwest of Salt Lake City, between the airport and Great Salt Lake. It was felt by about 2.8 million people who were already confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. . ...Read Full Story

President Trump Signs $100 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill Ensuring Sick And Emergency Leave

President Donald Trump signed an economic relief bill to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.  The bill will ensure free testing and paid leave for certain workers, hours after the Senate passed the measure on Wednesday. Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted 90-8 in favor of the “phase two” stimulus measure. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the bill will cost $100 billion.. ...Read Full Story

Dow Jones Rises 1,000 Points After News Of Coronavirus Stimulus Plan

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded on Tuesday, climbing more than 1,000 points or over 5% by the time market’s closed. The index saw more than 500-point swings, coming after it suffered its worst day since the “Black Monday” crash of 1987 on Monday, plunging nearly 3,000 points or 12.94%.  The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also climbed Tuesday, with both indices up by 5.99% and 6.23%, respectively, at closing. . ...Read Full Story

Lockdowns Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Spread Throughout U.S.; Death Toll Hits Over 80

On Monday, the White House issued new guidelines designed to slow the increasingly rapid spread of coronavirus. In sum, they are asking nearly every American to stay home from work or school for the next fifteen days; saying essentially, America “is closed for business” In almost every aspect of daily life.  In some major cities, bars and restaurants have been told to close or only serve take out.. ...Read Full Story

Federal Reserve Slashes Rates Due To Coronavirus Pandemic As U.S. Death Toll Reaches 62

The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates to near zero on Sunday in an emergency move to help the U.S. economy during the escalating global coronavirus pandemic. Interest rates were already cut by half a percentage point on March 3 at an emergency meeting, the first emergency cut since the financial crisis in 2008. The central bank said it was cutting rates to a target range of 0% to 0.25%. President Donald Trump called the move “terrific” and “very good news.”. ...Read Full Story

Former Film Producer Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 23 Years In Rape Trial

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison Wednesday for his rape and criminal sex act convictions following a landmark trial in the #MeToo era. Weinstein was convicted Feb. 24 of rape in the third degree for assaulting aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a New York City hotel room in 2013, and of committing a criminal sex act for forcing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi Haley in 2006. . ...Read Full Story

Two U.S. Service Members Killed During Anti-ISIS Operation In Iraq

The United States military said in a statement on Monday that two U.S. service members were killed by “enemy forces” Sunday, while advising and accompanying Iraqi Security Forces during a mission to eliminate an ISIS terrorist stronghold in a mountainous area of north-central Iraq. The names of the service members are being withheld pending next of kin notification, in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the statement said.. ...Read Full Story

18 Shot, One Dead After Clash At Motorcycle Club Party In Ohio

At least one person is dead and 17 others were injured in a shooting at a party in Cleveland, Ohio over the weekend. The shooting occurred after a fight broke out at a gathering attended by multiple motorcycle clubs, according to Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia. Several people were thrown out, but they came back and started firing on the party. Police were called to the scene at around 11:30 p.m.. ...Read Full Story

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 11 In The U.S., Including 1st Confirmed Death In California

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday with a victim succumbing in California — the nation’s first reported fatality outside Washington state. Officials in Placer County, northwest of Sacramento, said an elderly person who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday after returning from a San Francisco-Mexico cruise had died. The victim had underlying health conditions, authorities said.. ...Read Full Story

Death Toll Rises To 25 After Tornado Hits Nashville And Central Tennessee

At least 25 people were killedseveral others injured and tens of thousands of households and businesses left without power when a tornado struck parts of Nashville and central Tennessee early Tuesday, officials said. The deaths occurred in at least four counties, including Davidson, where Nashville is, and Putnam, Benton and Wilson, according to officials. At least 18 of the deaths occurred in Putnam County, officials said Tuesday. . ...Read Full Story

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Drops Out Of Democratic Race For President

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has dropped out of the race to become the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 US election. Kobluchar endorsed her rival Joe Biden at a rally in Dallas on Monday night, ahead of the crucial Super Tuesday primary elections. “I cannot think of a better way to end my campaign than joining his,” she told the crowd.  Klobuchar is the latest in a string of dropouts; former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg decided to end his campaign Sunday evening, also endorsing Biden on Monday. And billionaire Tom Steyer dropped out over the weekend after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina Democratic primary.. ...Read Full Story

U.S. Death Toll From Coronavirus Rises To 6 In Washington State

Health officials in Washington state announced four additional deaths from the coronavirus on Monday, raising the U.S. death toll to six. A man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s died in King County on Sunday from the virus, which causes a disease called COVID-19. The sixth death was reported in Snohomish County. Information about the patient has not been released.. ...Read Full Story

Pete Buttigieg Ends His 2020 Presidential Campaign

On Sunday night, Pete Buttigieg ended his campaign for President. Buttigieg officially made the announcement during a hastily planned event on Sunday in South Bend, where the former mayor said “today is a moment of truth… the truth is the path has narrowed to a close, for our candidacy, if not for our cause. So we must recognize that at this point in the race the best way to keep faith with those goals and ideals is to step aside and help bring our party and our country together. So tonight, I am making the difficult decision to suspend my campaign for the presidency.” Buttigieg added: “We have a responsibility to concede the effect of remaining in this race any further. Our goal has always been to help unify Americans to defeat Donald Trump and to win the era for our values.” . ...Read Full Story

U.S. Advisory Warns Americans Not To Travel To Two Regions In Italy

After the coronavirus infections in Italy rose 50% Sunday, the U.S. government has issued its strongest travel warning yet, advising Americans against any travel to two regions in northern Italy that have been hard hit by the virus. Authorities said the total number of people infected in Italy had risen to 1,694, a 50% jump from just 24 hours earlier. Five more people infected with the virus have died, bringing the deaths in Italy to 34.. ...Read Full Story