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155 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus, 42 percent of all Navy infections

Sunday  05:40,   05 april 2020

At least 155 sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Navy’s latest update. They account for 42 percent of all cases among all U.S. sailors worldwide.Bing COVID-19 tracker: Latest numbers by country... >>>

USPS employees are demanding hazard pay

Sunday  04:35,   05 april 2020

A petition says postal employees carry "blood, sweat, and tears" every day at the expense of their health and time with families.A petition on change.org explains the demand for the hazard pay, saying, "we are essential during this epidemic, we... >>>

San Francisco park's 150th birthday celebration goes online

Sunday  04:20,   05 april 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Park turns 150 years old on Saturday, and the huge party to celebrate San Francisco's beloved treasure will, for the time being, take place online. Originally, city officials planned a yearlong celebration that... >>>

Two sisters were inseparable for 9 decades. Now the coronavirus lockdown keeps them apart

Sunday  03:35,   05 april 2020

Since childhood, 91-year-old Corrine Casserly and her 95-year-old sister Ruth Sorney have been the closest of friends. As young women coming into their own in Hollywood in the late 1940s, they'd put on their little black dresses most Saturday... >>>

Trump says thousands of military to be sent to help states battle coronavirus

Sunday  02:26,   05 april 2020

Trump says thousands of military to be sent to help states battle coronavirusBing COVID-19 tracker: Latest numbers by country and... >>>

Thousands of applicants, zero loans: Trump's small businesses lending program is a failure to launch

Sunday  02:25,   05 april 2020

One day after the launch of a $350B loan program designed to rescue millions of small businesses, technical glitches continue to cripple the process.The lending program, which forms part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic... >>>

Another crew member with COVID-19 evacuated off cruise ship as 93,000 crew remain at sea

Sunday  02:00,   05 april 2020

A sick crew member was evacuated off the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship Saturday, one of several medical evacuations off cruise ships this week. Royal Caribbean, which owns the ship, confirmed the evacuation. The Coast Guard, which evacuated the... >>>

Georgia beaches reopen after governor's executive order

Sunday  01:50,   05 april 2020

Some Georgia beaches will reopen this weekend following an executive order issued by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) that overrode local shelter-in-place mandates from a number of cities.A spokesperson for Kemp told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the... >>>

It’s Hardly Shocking the Navy Fired a Commander for Warning of Coronavirus Threat. It’s Part of a Pattern.

Sunday  01:50,   05 april 2020

by T. Christian Miller and Megan Rose ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Capt. Brett Crozier, fired this week from command of the aircraft... >>>

Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering

Sunday  01:27,   05 april 2020

With equipment shortages coast to coast, local officials are left begging residents to stay indoors. As of Friday, St. John the Baptist had nearly 300 confirmed cases and 22 deaths. The state health department says the region is already at 56... >>>

Coronavirus could leave US with a lasting imprint: Masks as normal part of life

Sunday  01:26,   05 april 2020

LOS ANGELES - Amid the confusion from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento and parts in between, one thing has become abundantly clear in the era of COVID-19: The mask is having a moment. On Friday, President Donald Trump announced that the Centers for... >>>

‘We could get wiped out’: American Indians have the highest rates of diseases that make covid-19 more lethal

Sunday  00:27,   05 april 2020

Conditions in Indian Country are ripe for a rapid spread of disease. Crowded small homes, a culture rooted in touching, poverty and the collapse of its source of meager income, casinos. The rate of infection among Navajos is a major worry.Two... >>>

He Says His Nazi Days Are Over. Do You Believe Him?

Sunday  00:00,   05 april 2020

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — It was a panel discussion on a college campus about the importance of rejecting extremism. And one of the supposed experts on tolerance participating was Jeff Schoep, a man who once called the deadly white supremacist rally... >>>

Just When They’re Needed Most, Clinics for the Poor Face Drastic Cutbacks

Saturday  23:40,   04 april 2020

SEATTLE — Providers of health care in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods are used to toiling below the radar, treating chronic diseases and other ravages of poverty in places many Americans never see. But the spillover effects of the coronavirus, in >>>

Two children hospitalized after eating THC candy from a food bank

Saturday  23:20,   04 april 2020

At least five children ate candy containing high THC doses after the Utah Food Bank distributed it as part of their food donations, police said.At least two children are hospitalized after eating THC candy from a food bank in... >>>