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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...

White House Looking Into Broader Use Of Masks

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said the White House coronavirus task force is looking into the idea of recommending broader, community-wide use of masks to deter the spread of the ...

Ships With People From Ill-Fated Cruise Beg Florida To Dock

MIAMI (AP) — Two ships carrying passengers and crew from an ill-fated South American cruise are pleading with Florida officials to let them carry off the sick and dead, but Gov. Ro...

Medtronic Shares Design Specifications Of Patented Ventilator To Combat Coronavirus Shortages

FRIDLEY,MINN.(VINnews) — Medtronics, a Minnesota-based medical equipment company, has decided to publicly share the design specifications of its patent-protected Puritan Bennett 56...

Democratic Lawmakers Call For Racial Data In Virus Testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the co...

FBI Reaches Out To Sen. Burr Over Stock Sales Tied To Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Mon...

Trump Defends Extending Virus Guidelines As Spread Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines thr...

Photos-Video: Navy Hospital Ship ‘Comfort’ Arrives In New York City Amid Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) - A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived Monday morning in New York City to help relieve the coronavirus crisis gripping the city's hospitals. The USNS Comfo...

AP Fact Check: Trump Gets A Reality Check On Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials so...

Monsey Chanukah Stabbing Victim Dies

Rockland County, NY (VIN news/Sandy Eller) - Nearly three months to the day after being brutally slashed in a horrific Chanukah terror spree in the home of a Monsey rabbi, a 72 yea...

Dozens More At Tennessee Nursing Home Have Virus; 2 Dead

TENNESSEE (AP) — An outbreak of the new coronavirus at a Tennessee nursing home has spread to dozens more of its residents and staff members, Gov. Bill Lee's office said Sunday nig...