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05/09/2020

COVID-19 Cases Near And In The White House

A member of Vice President Mike Pence's staff has tested positive for COVID-19. Katie Miller, the Vice President's Press Secretary, confirms to NBC News that she has tested positive for coronavirus. She said she tested negative yesterday and then positive today, but she says she is asymptomatic. Katie Miller is the wife of Stephen Miller, a top adviser to the President who is in frequent contact with him. Pence's trip to Iowa was delayed after learning of the positive case. Reporters saw multiple staff members exit Air Force Two just before exiting Washington en route to Iowa.

A number of Secret Service members have also tested positive for the coronavirus. Yahoo News reports there are 11 active cases of COVID-19 among the agency as of Thursday. There are also 23 members who have already recovered and dozens more who are allegedly self-quarantining. However, it is not clear if any have been working in the White House or with President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.

05/09/2020

Roy Of Siegfried & Roy Dies From Coronavirus

Heavy hearts in Las Vegas as Roy Horn of the famous 'Siegfried and Roy' has died from coronavirus. The 75-year-old had been in the hospital for less than two weeks after testing positive. Siegfried Fischbacher says "the world lost one of the greats of magic" but he lost his best friend. He was by Roy's side as he spent 16 years recovering from a tiger attack on stage in 2003. That's when their show ended for good.

05/07/2020

Justice Department Moves To Withdraw Case Against Michael Flynn

A Justice Department official is moving to withdraw the prosecution of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Axios reports Brandon Van Grack did not give a reason for the withdrawal. He led the team that Flynn's lawyers have argued engaged in misconduct. Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI but later tried to withdraw the plea. New evidence shows FBI agents tried to entrap the aide to President Trump. Van Grack and his team have denied any wrongdoing.

05/06/2020

Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized With Infection

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital after a gallstone caused an infection. The 87-year-old is nevertheless planning to take part in oral arguments today via teleconference. She underwent a non-surgical treatment yesterday for the benign issue at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Ginsburg has suffered a number of health scares in the past, including recent bouts with cancer.

05/06/2020

Defiant Salon Owner Gets A Week In Jail

A Dallas salon owner will spend a week in jail after refusing to apologize for opening her business in violation of county restrictions. The judge told Shelley Luther she could avoid jail if she’d pay a fine, close down until Friday, and apologize for her selfishness in reopening Salon a la Mode prior to the state’s go-ahead. Luther told the judge she didn’t consider it selfish to want to feed her kids. The judge found Luther guilty of contempt of court. He also fined her a thousand-dollars for every day the salon opened early, including every day this week until Friday.

05/06/2020

President Trump Says U.S. In Next Stage Of Emergence From COVID-19 Shutdown

The United States is taking another step to getting the economy going. Speaking at a Honeywell facility in Phoenix, President Trump announced the country has reached the "next stage of the battle" against coronavirus. He noted it's part of a safe and gradual reopening, which he thinks will be "very special." The top executive praised Americans for helping flatten the curve with their "profound commitment."

The President took time yesterday to tour the Honeywell site which is making N95 masks to protect people from the coronavirus. Trump said the workers have answered the call to action to fight against the respiratory illness. He said the masks being made in Phoenix are high-quality and are protecting America's front-line medical workers.

The President is also recognizing the fact that there will be more coronavirus deaths as states lift lockdown orders. In an interview on ABC's World News Tonight, Trump explained that deaths could go up because people won't be hunkering down in their homes. However, he said people will still be practicing social distancing and washing their hands to prevent spreading the respiratory illness. Trump also noted possible side effects of social isolation, highlighting drug use and suicide. He argued people need to get their jobs back.

In related news, the White House coronavirus task force will begin scaling back later this month. Originally reported by The New York Times, the news was confirmed by a White House official, who said the task force "will be phased down around Memorial Day." Health experts will continue to advise President Trump and be accessible to the media. The move comes as Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduling speaking events around the country.

05/06/2020

Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized With Infection

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital after a gallstone caused an infection. The 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice is resting comfortably and plans to take part in oral arguments Tuesday via teleconference. The high court said she'll be in the hospital for one or two days. On Monday, she underwent a non-surgical treatment for the benign issue at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

05/05/2020

California To Shift Thousands Of Public Employees To Work As Contact Tracers

State officials in California are set to adopt CDC guidelines that claim that tracing coronavirus cases is a crucial step to reopening state economies. California plans to reassign 20-thousand public employees as coronavirus case investigators and contact tracers.

A virtual academy will train contact tracers who will then break up into groups. One group of tracers will contact those who have tested positive to get from them the names of everyone in their households and of those with whom they have had contact for more than 30-minutes.

Another group of tracers will contact those who may have been exposed and take their temperature and check on them for 14-days. The tracers will call, text, email or use online chatting to perform the tracing steps.

05/05/2020

Elon Musk, Grimes Welcome New Baby

Elon Musk and his girlfriend Grimes are welcoming a new baby boy. It's the billionaire's sixth son and the singer, real name Claire Elise Boucher's, first child. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO announced the birth on Twitter Monday saying that the mom and baby are "all good." Musk told someone in the thread that the child's name was X Æ A-12 Musk, but its not clear if he was serious.

05/05/2020

Pro Football Mourns Death Of Dolphins Coach Don Shula

Miami Dolphins legend Don Shula is dead at the age of 90. Shula passed away at his home in Miami Lakes yesterday. The team confirmed his death, saying Shula "was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years. He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the City of Miami in the national sports scene." With his 328 career wins Shula ranks as the winningest coach in NFL history. He has two Super Bowl rings and lead the undefeated Dolphins 1972 team. He coached the Dolphins until 1995 and was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

Born in Grand River, Ohio, Shula played for the Browns, Colts, and Washington before becoming a head coach with the Colts and Dolphins. His son Dave later coached the Cincinnati Bengals from 1992 to 1996 while son Mike worked for the Panthers from 2011 to 2017.

Super Bowl Host Committee Chair Rodney Barreto says Shula kept giving to the South Florida community through charity work. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says, "Don was not just an iconic figure in the history of our game, he was an American institution who always represented the highest levels of character, leadership and integrity. Being in his presence was always a special opportunity to rub shoulders with true greatness. His name and his legacy will serve to inspire all of the very best virtues of sportsmanship, competition and achievement in coaches for generations to come. There will never be another one like him."

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt says, "Without a doubt, Don Shula was one of the greatest coaches in the history of any sport. Over the course of his remarkable 33 seasons as a head coach, Coach Shula had a profound impact on the game he loved, paving the way for the exciting brand of offensive football that has become a mainstay in the modern NFL. No one coached more games or won more games than Coach Shula, and his 1972 Dolphins set a standard for perfection that has never been duplicated. On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Shula family and the Miami Dolphins."

05/04/2020

Sec. Pompeo: 'Enormous Evidence' COVID-19 Began In Wuhan Lab

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is very confident the coronavirus sweeping across the world began in a lab in Wuhan, China. On ABC's This Week, the secretary said there's "enormous evidence" the virus originated in that lab. Pompeo ripped China for concealing information about the virus. He called it a "classic Communist disinformation effort."

05/04/2020

Kent State Marks 50th Anniversary Of Shootings

Today is the 50th anniversary of a dark day in northeast Ohio's history. Four Kent State University students were killed by Ohio National Guard troops on campus on May Fourth,1970. Nine others were injured when a Vietnam War protest turned deadly. The school canceled its commemorative events because of COVID-19, but will release an anniversary video at noon at kent.edu.

05/03/2020

Buffett Sells Off Airline Holdings

Warren Buffet is getting out of airline industry investments. The billionaire investor made the announcement yesterday during an online meeting with his company, Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders. The event also was livestreamed via Yahoo Finance. Buffet says due to the impact on the airline industry from the coronavirus event he is not convinced that even when the spread of the disease subsides there will be a return to the same level of commercial air travel as there was prior to the outbreak.

Buffet told shareholders that last month, Berkshire Hathaway divested itself of all its several billion dollars worth of holdings in four major U.S. airlines, Delta, American, United and Southwest. Buffet told shareholders "I just decided that I made a mistake ... the companies we bought were well managed." He said, "I don't know whether two or three years from now that as many people will fly as many passenger miles as they did."

05/03/2020

South Korean Officials Say Kim Jong Un May Not Have Had Surgery

A new report out of South Korea says government officials there don't think Kim Jong Un has had surgery. The leader of North Korea made a public re-appearance this Friday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new fertilizer plant. Kim had remained out of the public eye for several weeks. His absence led to all manner of speculation as to his condition including reports he had died during a surgical procedure. It still is not known with certainty why Kim has been absent.

05/02/2020

FDA Issues Emergeny Use Authorization For Remdesivir Use With COVID-19 Patients

The Food and Drug Administration is issuing an Emergency Use Authorization for doctors to administer the direct acting antiviral drug Remdesivir to some COVID-19 patients. President Trump discussed the development of what he refers to as a promising coronavirus treatment drug during a White House photo-op Friday. The President called it a very promising situation. Gileade Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day said his company will donate about 1.5 million vials of the drug. Trump said he's hoping for "very incredible results."

Trump also noted Gileade's work on HIV and hepatitis. Dr. Deborah Birx called it a "really positive step forward." Birx is a top member of the White House coronavirus task force. She also thanked patients who agree to take the experimental treatment.

Friday's EUA is similar to a prior EUA the FDA recently issued so that the malaria and lupus drug hydroxichloroquine can be administered by doctors to certain COVID-19 hospitalized patients.

05/02/2020

North Korea: Kim Jong Un Makes Public Appearance

North Korea's state run media is reporting the first public appearance by Kim Jong Un in nearly three weeks. Kim is said to have taken part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a fertilizer plant north of the capital. While the appearance does not prove whether he had suffered ill health, some officials and diplomats believe Kim may have simply been sheltering from the new coronavirus. There's been widespread speculation about the North Korean leader's status after he failed to show up for annual founder's day celebrations on April 15th.

04/29/2020

Wisconsin To Stop Looking For Election Day Coronavirus Cases

The search for Election Day coronavirus cases in Wisconsin is coming to an end. The state’s Department of Health Services yesterday said it will stop asking people who test positive for the virus if they voted in-person earlier this month. DHS said it’s only found 52 people who voted in-person and later tested positive. The state’s DHS Secretary had predicted before Election Day that in-person voting would lead to a spike in coronavirus cases and would lead to more deaths.

04/28/2020

Barr Working To Make Sure Stay Home Orders Don't Violate Rights

The Attorney General wants to make sure stay-at-home restrictions don't go too far. Bill Barr has told federal prosecutors to watch out for any rights that might be violated amid the coronavirus pandemic. He argued the "Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis," adding they need to be vigilant to "ensure its protections are preserved." But, Barr noted they also don't want to "unduly" interfere with measures taken by local officials to stop the spread of the illness.

04/28/2020

COVID-19 New York ER Doctor Commits Suicide

A Manhattan emergency room doctor, dealing with COVID-19 infected patients daily, and who herself had contracted the respiratory illness and recovered, is dead from suicide. Dr. Lorna Breen, medical director of New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital's emergency department ended her life in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police responded to a call on Sunday seeking medical help, and she was rushed to UVA Health System University Hospital, but died.

The New York Times reports that her father, Dr. Philip Breen says she didn't have a history of mental illness although recently he could see something was wrong because she seemed "detached." He said she was a hero and a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died from the disease.

04/28/2020

Trump Looks Forward To States Reopening As Quickly & Safely As Possible

President Trump wants states to start reopening for business as quickly and safely as possible. Trump told a White House briefing that the U.S. is hungry to get back to work. He noted that decisions about reopening are being made by governors. Trump unveiled a blueprint to greatly accelerate the amount of coronavirus testing in the U.S. He called it "maximum testing." Congressional Democrats and many governors have complained for weeks about a lack of testing in a nation of more than 325 million people.

04/27/2020

Some States Begin Reopening Today

More than a half-dozen states are taking steps toward what they hope will be normal life today. In Minnesota, industrial, manufacturing, and office-based businesses "that are not customer-facing" have a green light from the state. Indiana is giving the go-ahead to dentists' offices, abortion clinics, dermatology practices, and veterinary clinics.

Retail businesses can open with social distancing requirements in Montana and Colorado is allowing retail businesses to provide curbside service. Churches welcomed worshipers in Georgia and other states Sunday and certain businesses there and in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee can reopen today under social distancing guidelines.

04/26/2020

Kim Train Sighting Fuels Health Speculation

The sighting of a train in North Korea is adding fuel to speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un. There have been conflicting reports about the health and whereabouts of North Korea's leader this week. On Saturday, the monitoring group 38 North said a train likely belonging to Kim had been spotted at a resort town on North Korea's east coast. The report said the satellite image lends weight to reports that Kim was staying on the coast. Reports earlier this week said Kim was recovering from a cardiovascular procedure. He has not been seen in public since April 11th.

04/26/2020

Statler Brother Harold Reid Dies

One of the Statler Brothers has died. Harold Reid sang bass for the country music quartet, that had a string of hits on the country charts spanning three decades. They rose to fame in the 60's, with the 1965 hit Flowers on the Wall, and also sang backup for Johnny Cash. A statement on the group's website said Reid will always be loved by his family, friends and millions of fans. Harold Reid died Friday of kidney failure in his hometown in Virginia at the age of 80.

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