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  Story 152 -   Thursday May 7, 2020
Justices wary of 'Obamacare' birth control coverage changes


WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court seemed concerned Wednesday about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act.

The justices were hearing their third day of arguments conducted by telephone because of the 

  Story 151 -   Tuesday May 5, 2020
Trump officials try to enlist foreign allies in pressure campaign against China over coronavirus response Washington (CNN)With the general election just six months away, and the global economy in shambles because of the coronavirus, there is increasing urgency inside the White House and among President Donald Trump's Republican allies to blame China over its failure to stem the spread of the disease early on.

Now, there's an effort underway to enlist foreign allies to do the same.
In recent weeks, Trump, along with several administration of ...

  Story 150 -   Tuesday May 5, 2020
Over 37,400 cases of COVID-19 in Florida; Death roll reaches 1,471

The state of Florida reached a grim milestone over the Memorial Day weekend, surpassing 50,000 positive cases of the novel coronavirus.

According to the Department of Health, there were 51,746 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Monday morning. That's 879 more cases than the previous day.

At least 2,252 Florida residents have died from COVID-19, as 15 new deaths were reported.

MAP: See county-by-county cases across th ...

  Story 149 -   Tuesday May 5, 2020
Delaware reports 5,371 coronavirus cases; 187 deaths

Delawareans have been under a stay-at-home order since March 24. Those restrictions are currently scheduled to remain in place through May 15.

When the stay-at-home order was first issued March 22, the state had identified fewer than 60 positive cases.

Below is a breakdown county-by-county: 


New Castle County: 1,979

? Ke ...

  Story 148 -   Saturday May 2, 2020
Sudan to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation

BY SAMY MAGDY, Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) ? Sudanese officials said Saturday they are working to criminalize the widespread practice of female genital mutilation after the transitional government approved a landmark draft law.

Under the proposed amendment to the criminal code, anyone found guilty of performing the procedure would ...

  Story 147 -   Wednesday April 29, 2020
Trump says US closer to testing international air travelers Earlier, the president defended his administrations handling of the pandemic as he met with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and promised to help states safely begin reopening their economies.

Trump, seated next to DeSantis in the Oval Office, insisted that the United States was doing enough testing to protect Americans reentering the workforce. The administration has been sharply criticized for not overseeing widespread testing, but Trump s ...

  Story 146 -   Wednesday April 29, 2020
China Embassy Accuses Australia of Petty Tricks in Coronavirus Dispute


Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his proposed inquiry into how the coronavirus developed and spread would not be targeted at China but was needed given COVID-19 had killed more than 200,000 people and shut down much of the global economy.

"Now, it would seem entirely reasonable and sensible that the world would ...

  Story 145 -   Tuesday April 28, 2020
How New Zealand 'eliminated' Covid-19 after weeks of lockdown

Wellington, New Zealand (CNN)After weeks of lockdown, New Zealand has achieved its ambitious goal of eliminating the coronavirus.

But the country isn't celebrating yet.
Over the past few days, newly diagnosed infections have been in the single digits. And on Monday, 
  Story 144 -   Tuesday April 28, 2020
Many businesses to reopen in May with masks required

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine?s first steps toward reopening the state after more than a month of strict stay-at-home orders will require masks for workers and shoppers, while giving hope for businesses eager to open their doors again and indefinitely putting off Ohioans? return to restaurants, barbershops and gyms. The much anticipated return to normalcy will happen slowly, with the reopening of many health care offices on Frida ...

  Story 143 -   Sunday April 26, 2020
USDA let millions of pounds of food rot while food-bank demand soared

04/26/2020 07:00 AM EDT

Tens of millions of pounds of American-grown produce is rotting in fields as food banks across the country scramble to meet a massive surge in demand, a two-pronged disaster that has deprived farmers of billions of dollars in revenue while millions of newly jobless Americans struggle to feed their families.


While other federal agencies quickly adapted ...

  Story 142 -   Sunday April 26, 2020
Donald Trump replaces coronavirus briefing with tweets


The day of his wife?s birthday, President Donald Trump decided to forgo a coronavirus briefing ? but he didn?t log out of his Twitter account.

Sunday was the second straight day Trump had not participated in a White House coronavirus briefing ? the task force held a meeting Saturday but no briefing ? amid speculation that his extended appearances in those daily events were taking a toll on his approval ratings. ...

  Story 141 -   Sunday April 26, 2020
White House wants Trump to move away from coronavirus to the economy WASHINGTON ? After two months of frantic response to the coronavirus, the White House is planning to shift President Donald Trump?s public focus to the burgeoning efforts aimed at easing the economic devastation caused by the pandemic.

Days after he publicly mused that scientists should explore the injection of toxic disinfectants as a potential virus cure, Trump has now rejected the utility of his daily task force briefings, where he ...

  Story 140 -   Saturday April 25, 2020
The dumbest thing Rudy Giuliani many have yet uttered about the coronavirus

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Updated 2349 GMT (0749 HKT) April 24, 2020

(CNN)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was on Laura Ingraham's show on Fox News Thursday night when the subject turned to the coronavirus -- and attempts in New York to develop a contact tracing system to be able to monitor future outbreaks.

That's ...

  Story 139 -   Saturday April 25, 2020
US Air Force pulls bombers from Guam

Hong Kong (CNN)For the first time in 16 years, the United States Air Force has no heavy bombers on Guam.

When five B-52s Stratofortresses left Andersen Air Force Base on the Pacific island on April 17, it brought an end to the Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP), a mission once touted by the Pentagon as a key pie ...

  Story 138 -   Saturday April 25, 2020
How a media-distracted Trump ended up derailing his own briefing

Washington - President Donald Trump was absent from the Situation Room on Wednesday when William Bryan, the acting head of science at the Department of Homeland Security, presented the findings of a new study to the White House coronavirus task force. The findings were intriguing -- and potentially in line with something Trump has been speculating on for weeks: that the spread of coronavirus could be slowed by warmer weather. Vice President Mi ...

  Story 137 -   Saturday April 25, 2020
To avoid work, a man calls in a bomb threat

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) A Florida construction worker called in a bomb threat to a water treatment facility to get a day off work, authorities said.

Richard Hamilton, 36, was arrested Thursday and charged with making a bomb threat, the Palm Beach Post reported.

More than 20 people evacuated Wellingtons water treatment plant shortly after the threatening 911 call around 7 a.m. Thursday, according to the Palm Beach County She ...

  Story 136 -   Friday April 24, 2020
Trump wrongly suggests sunlight could help cure coronavirus

Washington (CNN)On Thursday, President Donald Trump added to his list of dubious or inaccurate coronavirus-related medical claims, wrongly suggesting at a White House briefing that sunlight could possibly be used to treat people who have the virus.

Trump also issued a false denial when asked why he has stopped promoting the anti-mala ...

  Story 135 -   Friday April 24, 2020
Canada Mass Shooting Erupted From Argument

The official confirmed that the weekend shooting rampage in Nova Scotia stemmed from a domestic dispute involving the couple. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said more details would be provided at a news conference Friday.

Police have said 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman acted alone in the shooting spree that killed at least 22 people across northern and central Nova Scotia. There are 16 crime scenes in five different ru ...

  Story 134 -   Thursday April 23, 2020
Coronavirus: 'Our wedding has been cancelled but we still have to pay for it'

While the majority of wedding companies across the UK have been flexible, a growing number of couples across the UK are locked in a battle with venues to get their money back.

Adam Gibbs, 36, and Sarah Summerskill, 33, from Woking, were told their dream day in May was off because of social distancing restrictions, but they would still have to pay the venue an 80% cancellation charge.

They had been planning their wedding for the l ...

  Story 133 -   Thursday April 23, 2020
Trump Says Heat And Humidity Could Help Fight Virus

Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Associated Press

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ? The White House on Thursday pitched ?emerging? research on the benefits of sunlight and humidity in diminishing the threat of the coronavirus as President Donald Trump encourages states to move to reopen their economies.

Past studies have not found good evidence that the warmer temperat ...

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