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Trump calls for big COVID-19 stimulus but McConnell disagrees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is willing to raise his offer of $1.8 trillion for a COVID-19 relief deal with Democrats in the U.S. Congress, but the idea was shot down by his fellow Republican, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Des Moines...

In U.S. Midwest states, new COVID-19 infections rise to record highs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest are battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels in an ominous sign of a nationwide resurgence as temperatures get colder.FILE PHOTO: A woman receives the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test, distributed by the Wisconsin National Guard at the United...

Louisiana, Cuba residents evacuate as twin storms take aim at U.S. coast

Coastal residents in low-lying areas of Louisiana and Cuba were evacuating on Sunday, while roads turned to rivers in Haiti’s capital city, as twin hurricanes threatened the Caribbean and U.S. Gulf Coast.Marco, which strengthened to a hurricane on Sunday and is forecast to hit the Louisiana coast on Monday, will be followed by...

Five police officers shot, wounded in U.S. protests

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS - At least five U.S. police officers were shot and wounded during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, police and media said, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to deploy the military if unrest did not stop.Trump deepened outrage on Monday by posing at a church...

Trump tells U.S. governors to crack down on violent protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday urged U.S. states to crack down on violent protests that have engulfed cities, saying officials should “dominate” and arrest people to restore order after a sixth straight night of vandalism and looting, media reported.Residents and business owners in cities from New York to Santa Monica,...

White House directs staff to wear masks after officials contract coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday directed all people entering the West Wing, where the daily operations of President Donald Trump’s administration are carried out, to wear masks after two aides tested positive for the coronavirus, administration officials said.The new guidelines, released in a memo to the president’s staff on Monday...

America’s road to reopening: States including Florida, Colorado and Arizona ease coronavirus restrictions

America's slow road to reopening continued Monday as more than a dozen states eased strict lockdown measures on businesses and social activities put in place to curb the spread of the virulent coronavirus.Several states believe they have “flattened the curve” of infections enough to phase their economies open after more than a month of shuttered stores, restaurants,...

Cuomo remains resistant to reopening New York, says coronavirus restrictions will be extended in some parts

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signaled Monday that he plans to extend his state’s coronavirus prevention measures past May 15 for the hardest-hit regions, while others may be allowed to gradually start reopening.A Message from Beyond LimitsArtificial Intelligence You Can TrustBeyond Limits provides Cognitive #AI solutions you can trust by...

New York police officers wear masks during funeral for ‘revered’ commander who died from coronavirus

A traffic commander who “was revered” by his colleagues has become one of the latest members of New York City’s Police Department to have fallen victim to the coronavirus.Mohammed Chowdhury, 54, was honored Wednesday with a prayer service and carryout ceremony that had some of the trappings of a typical police funeral mixed with safety measures that have become commonplace in the wake of the disease’s outbreak.

CDC warns of second wave later this year, explains why it could be more deadly

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that a second wave of coronavirus could coincide with the start of flu season, proving to be even more devastating than the enduring COVID-19 pandemic.CDC Director Robert Redfield told The Washington Post in an interview Tuesday that the nation should be cautious even as...

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