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UN health agency settles in for long fight with virus

A women beats a cooking top in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, March 20, 2020 during the ‘Switzerland says thank you’ campaign to thank paramedics who fight against the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause ... Read More »

U.S. Infections Top 100,000; L.A. Warns of Surge: Virus Update

U.S. Infections Top 100,000; L.A. Warns of Surge: Virus Update More (Bloomberg) — The U.S. became the first country to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases. Italy had its deadliest day with almost 1,000 fatalities. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his health secretary tested positive. President Donald Trump ordered General Motors ... Read More »

Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startup

Microsoft said Friday it is pulling its investments from a facial-recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints, even though the tech giant couldn’t substantiate claims that the startup’s technology is used unethically. <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Microsoft late last year hired former U.S. Attorney General ... Read More »

Mississippi Governor Creating ‘Mass Confusion and Panic’ Amid Pandemic

Brandon Dill/Getty More <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="As the threat of the coronavirus spreads across the country, governors have been moving forward with aggressive actions designed to leave little room for confusion or error when it comes to best health practices.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”17″>As the threat of the coronavirus ... Read More »

NOT REAL NEWS: Debunking yet more false coronavirus content

FILE – In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, March 27, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that Pelosi snuck $25 million worth of pay raises for Congress in the federal ... Read More »

Haiti, Venezuela among countries in $2 billion U.N. humanitarian response plan

Haiti and Venezuela are among 51 countries the United Nations is seeking to help through a $2 billion global humanitarian plan launched this week to respond to the coronavirus. <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Globally, there were 566,269 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the flu-like ... Read More »

Eiffel Tower says "Merci" to health workers fighting virus

The word “Merci”, the French word for ‘Thank you”, is emblazoned on the Eiffel Tower as France’s coronavirus death toll continued to climb, in Paris, Friday, March 27, 2020. Health workers fighting to save lives in France from COVID-19 have received a huge show of gratitude, from the Eiffel Tower. ... Read More »

States impose new restrictions on travelers from New York

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo addresses the media during a press at the State House in Providence. At rear right is Behind the Governor is Col. Christopher P. Callahan of the Rhode Island National Guard. (Sandor Bodo/Providence Journal via AP, Pool) More BOSTON (AP) — States are pulling back the ... Read More »

Syria, UAE leaders discuss coronavirus, a thaw in relations

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s president and one of the United Arab Emirates’ most powerful leaders spoke on the phone on Friday — signalling a major thaw in Damascus’ troubled relations with Arab countries, which had mostly boycotted President Bashar Assad and backed his opposition. The official Emirati news agency ... Read More »

Candace Owens Rips AOC Over Her House Floor Speech: “It’s Hard Not To Laugh At This Rehearsed Buffoonery”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) railed against the Senate’s bipartisan Coronavirus relief package Friday, calling the legislation “shameful” and “crumbs” for American families. Candace Owens responded to the New York congresswoman’s remarks she had made on the House floor, calling her a “paid actress”. “Our community’s reality is this country’s future if ... Read More »

Candace Owens Rips AOC Over Her House Floor Speech: “It’s Hard Not To Laugh At This Rehearsed Buffoonery”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) railed against the Senate’s bipartisan Coronavirus relief package Friday, calling the legislation “shameful” and “crumbs” for American families. Candace Owens responded to the New York congresswoman’s remarks she had made on the House floor, calling her a “paid actress”. “Our community’s reality is this country’s future if ... Read More »

Candace Owens Rips AOC Over Her House Floor Speech: “It’s Hard Not To Laugh At This Rehearsed Buffoonery”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) railed against the Senate’s bipartisan Coronavirus relief package Friday, calling the legislation “shameful” and “crumbs” for American families. Candace Owens responded to the New York congresswoman’s remarks she had made on the House floor, calling her a “paid actress”. “Our community’s reality is this country’s future if ... Read More »

Candace Owens Rips AOC Over Her House Floor Speech: “It’s Hard Not To Laugh At This Rehearsed Buffoonery”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) railed against the Senate’s bipartisan Coronavirus relief package Friday, calling the legislation “shameful” and “crumbs” for American families. Candace Owens responded to the New York congresswoman’s remarks she had made on the House floor, calling her a “paid actress”. “Our community’s reality is this country’s future if ... Read More »

House lawmakers race back to D.C. for rescue bill vote

WILL MASSIE GET SASSY? –– House lawmakers scrambled to get back to Washington for today’s vote on the $2 trillion economic rescue passage, even though leadership was hoping to pass it by a simple voice vote and was desperate to protect members from being potentially exposed to coronavirus. But there ... Read More »

House lawmakers race back to D.C. for rescue bill vote

WILL MASSIE GET SASSY? –– House lawmakers scrambled to get back to Washington for today’s vote on the $2 trillion economic rescue passage, even though leadership was hoping to pass it by a simple voice vote and was desperate to protect members from being potentially exposed to coronavirus. But there ... Read More »

House lawmakers race back to D.C. for rescue bill vote

WILL MASSIE GET SASSY? –– House lawmakers scrambled to get back to Washington for today’s vote on the $2 trillion economic rescue passage, even though leadership was hoping to pass it by a simple voice vote and was desperate to protect members from being potentially exposed to coronavirus. But there ... Read More »

House lawmakers race back to D.C. for rescue bill vote

WILL MASSIE GET SASSY? –– House lawmakers scrambled to get back to Washington for today’s vote on the $2 trillion economic rescue passage, even though leadership was hoping to pass it by a simple voice vote and was desperate to protect members from being potentially exposed to coronavirus. But there ... Read More »

House lawmakers race back to D.C. for rescue bill vote

WILL MASSIE GET SASSY? –– House lawmakers scrambled to get back to Washington for today’s vote on the $2 trillion economic rescue passage, even though leadership was hoping to pass it by a simple voice vote and was desperate to protect members from being potentially exposed to coronavirus. But there ... Read More »

EU Leaders Struggle to Find Way Forward With Economy Tanking

EU Leaders Struggle to Find Way Forward With Economy Tanking More (Bloomberg) — European leaders struggled to agree on a concrete strategy to contain the fallout from the deadly coronavirus, leaving key details to be hammered out in the weeks ahead. With thousands of people falling ill and hundreds dying ... Read More »

FBI chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson

FILE – In this March 6, 2012 file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now, left, taken from the video, released by his captors in Washington during a news conference. The family of retired FBI ... Read More »

The U.S. Has ‘A Moral Obligation’ To Help Venezuela Deal With Its Coronavirus Outbreak

President Donald Trump addresses the Venezuelan American community at Florida International University in Miami to speak out against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government and its socialist policies.  (Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) More <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The United States should temporarily suspend the punishing sanctions it has ... Read More »

US to free some prisoners amid coronavirus threat

The US federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana (AFP Photo/SCOTT OLSON) More Washington (AFP) – US Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday he had instructed federal prisons to free some inmates to lessen the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. One day after the United Nations human rights chief urged countries ... Read More »