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Gun Background Checks Smash Records Amid Coronavirus Fears

BOISE (AP) — Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans worried about their safety during th...

Trump Warns Iran Against Attacking US Troops In Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq. ...

Grand Canyon National Park Closes To Visitors Amid Pandemic

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Staff at the G...

Feds: Man Intentionally Derailed LA Train Near Hospital Ship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital...

Why Health Experts Aren’t Warning About Coronavirus In Food

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health officials warning people abo...

Biden: A Normal Convention ‘Hard To Imagine’ As Scheduled

NEW YORK (AP) - The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with convention...

Florida Gov. Ron Desantis, Under Pressure, Abandons Partial Measures And Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Wednesday as federal and local pressure mounted for him to abandon the county-by-county approach he ...

A Jewish Day School Turns Its Art Center Into A Medical Face Shield Factory

PENNSYLVANIA (JTA) — On a typical day, the art center at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in suburban Philadelphia is filled with students working on a range of projects — from making c...

3 Moroccan Jews, Including A Mother And Son Related To Israel’s Labor Party Chief, Die Of Coronavirus

MOROCCO (JTA) - At least three Jewish people in Morocco, including a mother and her son related to the head of Israel’s Labor Party, have died of the coronavirus. Ari Peretz, a ...

Truck Hauling Toilet Paper Catches Fire On Texas Interstate

HUTCHINS, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate, officials said...

Coast Guard: Cruise Ships Must Stay At Sea With Sick Onboard

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered “indefinitely" during the coronavirus pandemic and be...

Early Divisions As Congress Weighs Next Help For Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan partnership that propelled a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package through Congress just days ago is already showing signs of strain, raising quest...

Calls Mount To Close Grand Canyon After Resident Gets Virus

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronav...

White House Projects 100k To 240k Us Deaths From Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 d...

Republican Jewish Coalition In Rare Move Targets A GOP Congressman In Primary

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition — specifically its political action committee — has had it with Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky. And he’s a Republican. Massie ...

Amazon Fires Warehouse Worker Who Staged Walkout

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted ...

Should You Wear Mask In Public If Not Sick With Coronavirus?

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re not sick with the new coronavirus, should you wear a mask in public? The World Health Organization says no. U.S. officials are mulling if eventually, th...

What You Need To Do To Get Your Government Stimulus Check

UNITED STATES (AP) — The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2...

Pennsylvania Man Charged With Making Online Threats Against Jews And Other Minorities

PENNSYLVANIA (JTA) — Federal charges have been levied against a Pennsylvania man for posting online threats against Jews and other minorities. Corbin Kauffman, 31, posted a thre...