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Hundreds protest coronavirus stay-at-home order in California to ‘defend constitutional rights’

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in Southern California to protest the state's stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the latest in a growing number of demonstrations nationwide.The protesters assembled in San Clemente, near the city's pier, before marching a half-mile through town joined by drivers who honked in support.Leigh Dundas, a human rights attorney,...

FBI says state hackers have broken into US coronavirus research: report

Hackers from foreign governments have broken into U.S. companies conducting research into COVID-19 treatment and the nation's health care sector, an FBI official said.FBI's Deputy Assistant Director Tonya Ugoretz told participants in an online panel discussion on Thursday that the bureau has seen state-backed hackers looking at a series of health care and research institutions, Reuters reported.

California churches sue Newsom over coronavirus stay-at-home order

Three southern California churches who want to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials on Monday, arguing that stay-at-home orders violate their First Amendment right to freedom of religion and assembly.The Center for American Liberty, a conservative non-profit, filed the lawsuit in the federal court for the Central District of California on behalf of three...

North Carolina protest of ‘stay-at-home’ orders leads to arrest

One arrest was made after North Carolina residents gathered outside the state assembly on Tuesday to protest the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper to combat the novel coronavirus.Cooper originally issued the directive on March 30 and ordered it to last until April 29. He later claimed that relaxing the restrictions would create chaos.“We continue to...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signs series of gun control measures

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of gun control bills into law on Friday, further entrenching the state as the epicenter of the nationwide gun debate.Northam, a Democrat, signed five measures, which include expanding background checks to all firearm sales, reinstating the cap on handgun sales to one a month, and a "red flag" bill to allow authorities...

Viral Arizona grandma who mistakenly invited teen to Thanksgiving loses husband to coronavirus: reports

The husband of a grandmother who went viral four years ago after mistakenly inviting a teen she never met before to Thanksgiving dinner has died from complications caused by the coronavirus, according to reports Wednesday.In 2016, Jamal Hinton, who was 17 and living in Phoenix at the time, received a text message from an unknown number. It was...

Amid coronavirus-related cuts, Texas hospital offers employees bonuses

As many as 16 million Americans have lost their jobs over the last three weeks, and frontline health care workers saw pay cuts and benefits slashed while they put their personal health at risk to take care of the nation’s sickened novel coronavirus patients.But in Texas, where there have been over 11,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one hospital is...

Coronavirus test samples stolen in Chicago from lab tech’s vehicle at gas station

Five coronavirus samples were stolen from a lab employee’s car at a Chicago gas station, police said Friday.The Lab Corps employee, a 42-year old woman, left her car unlocked and running after she pulled over at a South Side gas station shortly before 7 p.m., FOX 32 reported.As she entered the station, two men stole...

Lowy’s Moving Service delivers 2,500 cases of Girl Scout cookies to NJ hospitals

A New Jersey moving company recently distributed 2,500 cases of Girl Scout cookies to hospitals fighting the coronavirus across the state.Lowy’s Moving Service shifted its usual charity work to help cheer up the front-line workers combating the pandemic.The company annually donates food through its initiative Move for Hunger, which has worked for 10 years to donate to food...

Mississippi church sues police after congregants ticketed during drive-in service

A Mississippi church is suing the city of Greenville after police shut down its drive-in service this week in accordance with a city ban on the practice amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of the Temple Baptist Church. The filing challenges Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons' April 7 executive order that prohibits...

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