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Senate clinches coronavirus emergency package

with help from Melanie Zanona and Sarah Ferris THE DEAL IS DONE — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced at 1:37 a.m. Wednesday that Senate Republicans and Democrats had struck a deal on a $2 trillion bill — the largest in U.S. history — to prop up hospitals, local governments ... Read More »

Senate clinches coronavirus emergency package

with help from Melanie Zanona and Sarah Ferris THE DEAL IS DONE — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced at 1:37 a.m. Wednesday that Senate Republicans and Democrats had struck a deal on a $2 trillion bill — the largest in U.S. history — to prop up hospitals, local governments ... Read More »

Senate clinches coronavirus emergency package

with help from Melanie Zanona and Sarah Ferris THE DEAL IS DONE — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced at 1:37 a.m. Wednesday that Senate Republicans and Democrats had struck a deal on a $2 trillion bill — the largest in U.S. history — to prop up hospitals, local governments ... Read More »

Philippine rebels declare ceasefire to heed UN chief's call

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist guerrillas in the Philippines said Wednesday they would observe a ceasefire in compliance with the U.N. chief’s call for a global halt in armed clashes during the coronavirus pandemic. New People’s Army guerrillas have been ordered to stop assaults and shift to a defensive position ... Read More »

A Public Health Expert’s 5 Point Plan to Combat the Coronavirus

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, an oncologist at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act in the Obama administration, outlined a proposal in The New York Times Tuesday for fighting the coronavirus – a battle ... Read More »

Arizona appeals court upholds Jodi Arias' murder conviction

FILE – In this April 13, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias, left, looks on next to her attorney, Jennifer Willmott, during her sentencing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, upheld Jodi Arias’ first-degree murder conviction and life prison sentence ... Read More »

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review likely postponed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A major U.N. conference to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, considered the cornerstone of global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, is “likely to be postponed” because of the coronavirus pandemic, a U.N. official said Tuesday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said that was ... Read More »

'Cacophony of coughing': Inside NYC's virus-besieged ERs

A medical worker gestures at a COVID-19 testing station at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) NEW YORK (AP) — A “cacophony of coughing” in packed emergency rooms. Beds squeezed in wherever there is space. Overworked, sleep-deprived doctors and nurses rationed to ... Read More »

'Imaginary clock': Governors reject Trump's virus timeline

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in New York. Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus ... Read More »

Biden's challenge: Breaking through with virus response

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, De. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is working to reassert himself in national politics three weeks after taking command of the Democratic presidential primary. Like most Americans, Biden has ... Read More »

Falwell Misled Me on Reopening Liberty University, City Manager Says

Jared Soares/Getty More When Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. announced on Monday that he was reopening the school’s residence halls to students amid the coronavirus pandemic, he implied that he had received the blessing of officials in Lynchburg, Virginia, to do so.  <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" ... Read More »

Virtual volunteers offer help to strangers amid virus stress

In this combination of frame grabs from journalist Donna Borak’s March, 17, 2020, online meditation session she hosted over Zoom, she leads a group to help ease the stress of isolation from Washington. Borak decided to share her skills in both the practice of meditation and yoga to help those ... Read More »

With isolation, abuse activists fear an 'explosive cocktail'

Police caution tape surrounds a playground in Lake Oswego, Ore., on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the day after Gov. Kate Brown issued a statewide stay-at-home order that closed many businesses, as well as all playgrounds, basketball courts and sport courts. As families across the country and the globe hunker down ... Read More »

Senate closes in on emergency relief package

CLOSER TO A COVID DEAL –– Despite another failed procedural vote — and a day of partisan sniping on the Senate floor — lead negotiators emerged from a string of late-night meetings sounding optimistic that they will clinch a deal on a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Senate Minority ... Read More »

Senate closes in on emergency relief package

CLOSER TO A COVID DEAL –– Despite another failed procedural vote — and a day of partisan sniping on the Senate floor — lead negotiators emerged from a string of late-night meetings sounding optimistic that they will clinch a deal on a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Senate Minority ... Read More »

Senate closes in on emergency relief package

CLOSER TO A COVID DEAL –– Despite another failed procedural vote — and a day of partisan sniping on the Senate floor — lead negotiators emerged from a string of late-night meetings sounding optimistic that they will clinch a deal on a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Senate Minority ... Read More »

Senate closes in on emergency relief package

CLOSER TO A COVID DEAL –– Despite another failed procedural vote — and a day of partisan sniping on the Senate floor — lead negotiators emerged from a string of late-night meetings sounding optimistic that they will clinch a deal on a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Senate Minority ... Read More »

Senate closes in on emergency relief package

CLOSER TO A COVID DEAL –– Despite another failed procedural vote — and a day of partisan sniping on the Senate floor — lead negotiators emerged from a string of late-night meetings sounding optimistic that they will clinch a deal on a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Senate Minority ... Read More »

Senate closes in on emergency relief package

CLOSER TO A COVID DEAL –– Despite another failed procedural vote — and a day of partisan sniping on the Senate floor — lead negotiators emerged from a string of late-night meetings sounding optimistic that they will clinch a deal on a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Senate Minority ... Read More »

Senate closes in on emergency relief package

CLOSER TO A COVID DEAL –– Despite another failed procedural vote — and a day of partisan sniping on the Senate floor — lead negotiators emerged from a string of late-night meetings sounding optimistic that they will clinch a deal on a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Senate Minority ... Read More »

Senate closes in on emergency relief package

CLOSER TO A COVID DEAL –– Despite another failed procedural vote — and a day of partisan sniping on the Senate floor — lead negotiators emerged from a string of late-night meetings sounding optimistic that they will clinch a deal on a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Senate Minority ... Read More »

Oil execs to Trump: Whose side are you on?

The collapse of energy prices because of the coronavirus crisis, combined with Saudi and Russian refusals to curb production, has already forced the suspension of the Shell project that Trump touted in Western Pennsylvania. The crash is also estimated to knock out about half of all shale producers, according to ... Read More »

Oil execs to Trump: Whose side are you on?

The collapse of energy prices because of the coronavirus crisis, combined with Saudi and Russian refusals to curb production, has already forced the suspension of the Shell project that Trump touted in Western Pennsylvania. The crash is also estimated to knock out about half of all shale producers, according to ... Read More »

Oil execs to Trump: Whose side are you on?

The collapse of energy prices because of the coronavirus crisis, combined with Saudi and Russian refusals to curb production, has already forced the suspension of the Shell project that Trump touted in Western Pennsylvania. The crash is also estimated to knock out about half of all shale producers, according to ... Read More »

Oil execs to Trump: Whose side are you on?

The collapse of energy prices because of the coronavirus crisis, combined with Saudi and Russian refusals to curb production, has already forced the suspension of the Shell project that Trump touted in Western Pennsylvania. The crash is also estimated to knock out about half of all shale producers, according to ... Read More »

Oil execs to Trump: Whose side are you on?

The collapse of energy prices because of the coronavirus crisis, combined with Saudi and Russian refusals to curb production, has already forced the suspension of the Shell project that Trump touted in Western Pennsylvania. The crash is also estimated to knock out about half of all shale producers, according to ... Read More »

Oil execs to Trump: Whose side are you on?

The collapse of energy prices because of the coronavirus crisis, combined with Saudi and Russian refusals to curb production, has already forced the suspension of the Shell project that Trump touted in Western Pennsylvania. The crash is also estimated to knock out about half of all shale producers, according to ... Read More »

Oil execs to Trump: Whose side are you on?

The collapse of energy prices because of the coronavirus crisis, combined with Saudi and Russian refusals to curb production, has already forced the suspension of the Shell project that Trump touted in Western Pennsylvania. The crash is also estimated to knock out about half of all shale producers, according to ... Read More »

Oil execs to Trump: Whose side are you on?

The collapse of energy prices because of the coronavirus crisis, combined with Saudi and Russian refusals to curb production, has already forced the suspension of the Shell project that Trump touted in Western Pennsylvania. The crash is also estimated to knock out about half of all shale producers, according to ... Read More »

Hand-washing: a luxury millions of Yemenis can't afford

People load up on water from a cistern at a makeshift camp for displaced Yemenis in the northern Hajjah province (AFP Photo/ESSA AHMED) Al Hajjah (Yemen) (AFP) – Hand-washing to combat the spread of coronavirus is the order of the day, but it’s an unaffordable luxury for millions in war-ravaged ... Read More »

Spat Between China Diplomats Signals Internal Split Over Trump

(Bloomberg) — An unusual public spat between two top Chinese diplomats points to an internal split in Beijing over how to handle rising tensions with a combative U.S. president. The differences spilled into public view Monday after China’s ambassador to the U.S. reaffirmed his opposition to promoting theories that the ... Read More »