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German engineer tested positive for virus after return trip to China

Sunday  15:25,   31 may 2020

Beijing, May 31 (Reuters) - On the first return trip of German managers and employees to China, of all people, one of the travelers tested positive for the virus after the relaxation in the coronavirus epidemic . China announced on Sunday that... >>>

California Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency for L.A. County

Sunday  14:25,   31 may 2020

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti imposed a city-wide curfew after looting and vandalism in the city worsened amid protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody."California approved the city and county's request to deploy... >>>

ICE keeps transferring detainees around the country, leading to COVID-19 outbreaks

Sunday  14:05,   31 may 2020

Detainee transfers have led to COVID-19 outbreaks in facilities in at least 5 states. Despite limited testing, over 1,400 detainees have tested positive.They had been held in dorms with other recent transfers, according to a county official. First... >>>

churches: Sing despite the danger

Sunday  14:00,   31 may 2020

© imago images / Karina Hessland mask and hymn book in the Erfurt cathedral. When singing together, the risk of contracting the corona virus is particularly great. A third of all church communities in Germany allow it - "in a reduced form". singing >>>

State employees work less, get paid more under federal coronavirus relief plan

Sunday  13:55,   31 may 2020

Under the federal plan, workers get an extra $600 per week whether their hours are reduced by 40 hours a week, or only eight hours a week.It's a quirk of the $2-trillion coronavirus rescue package that Congress approved in... >>>

Black Americans Have a Message for Democrats: Not Being Trump Is Not Enough

Sunday  13:25,   31 may 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In an on-camera address after a week of destructive protests, former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. pleaded with his audience to imagine life for black people in America. Imagine, he said, “if every time your husband or son,... >>>

Officials blame differing groups of 'outsiders' for violence

Sunday  12:20,   31 may 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — As protests over the death of George Floyd grow in cities across the U.S., government officials have been warning of the “outsiders” -- groups of organized rioters they say are flooding into major cities not to call for justice but >>>

School lunch programs are losing millions feeding hungry kids. They could be broke by fall

Sunday  12:15,   31 may 2020

School food programs nationwide are hemorrhaging tens of millions of dollars a week and could be penniless by fall without some federal relief.Stella Antey, an 8-year-old second-grader, has sat in one of those cars with her older sister, younger... >>>

False claim targets wife of officer charged in Floyd's death

Sunday  12:05,   31 may 2020

Amid reports that the wife of the white officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd filed for divorce, false social media posts emerged claiming her brother was among the officers involved in the arrest. “THE PLOT THICKENS!”... >>>

N.J. churches sue governor over pandemic restrictions as coronavirus continues to sicken and kill

Sunday  11:55,   31 may 2020

Christian advocates followed through on a promise to sue New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over restrictions on in-person services during the pandemic, claiming his closure orders violate their First Amendment right to the exercise of religion. More... >>>

Police make nearly 1,400 arrests as protests continue

Sunday  11:30,   31 may 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested nearly 1,400 people in 17 U.S. cities since Thursday as protests continue over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died Monday in Minneapolis after a police officer put his knee on Floyd's neck for more than... >>>

Journalists covering protests across the country are facing assault and arrest while doing their jobs

Sunday  10:35,   31 may 2020

From Minneapolis to Washington DC, from Louisville to Las Vegas, reporters are facing assault and arrest while reporting on widespread protests and unrest. At least a half dozen different incidents were reported on Friday, starting with the wrongful >>>

Artist with autism makes balloon sculptures to thank essential workers

Sunday  10:05,   31 may 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred an outpouring of gratitude for our essential workers. One New Jersey man is using his "Ausome" talent to dish out balloons filled with joy in his community.22-year-old Eddie Lin is a balloon artist with autism... >>>

Exclusive: Authorities seek white van in Oakland killing of federal officer

Sunday  08:25,   31 may 2020

Federal law enforcement authorities are searching for a white van that they believe was involved in the Friday night shooting death of a man working as a security guard for the Federal Protective Service, The Chronicle has learned. Another federal... >>>

Trump's exit from WHO met with dismay from global health experts

Sunday  06:55,   31 may 2020

Germany said it was “disappointing” while the European Union asked Trump to “reconsider.”LONDON —Global health experts and government officials joined in criticism Saturday over President Trump's plans to cut ties with the World Health Organization... >>>