Six months since the new coronavirus outbreak, the pandemic is still far from over, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning that "the worst is yet to come." Reaching the half-year milestone just as the death toll surpassed 500,000 and the number of confirmed infections topped 10 million, the WHO said it was a moment…

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A white couple pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as a group marched toward the mayor's home to demand her resignation. A social media video showed the armed couple standing outside their large home Sunday evening in the upscale Central West End neighborhood of the Missouri city. In the video, the unidentified couple shouted…
Pro-mainland supporters in Hong Kong hold Chinese and Hong Kong flags during a rally to celebrate the approval of a national security law on Tuesday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption toggle caption Kin Cheung/AP Pro-mainland supporters in Hong Kong hold Chinese and Hong Kong flags during a rally to celebrate the approval of a national security…
at least 30 states.The hearing by the Senate’s health and education committee was framed as an “update on progress toward safely getting back to work and back to school.” But officials will likely grapple with an inverse idea, as a group of states pause or reverse course on plans to reopen.The hearing is scheduled to…
Ryan Zimmerman has been a fixture in the Washington Nationals lineup and clubhouse since the franchise moved from Montreal in 2005, and he was a key reserve on a team that beat the Houston Astros in a thrilling seven-game World Series last October.But if Major League Baseball is able to launch a pandemic-shortened 60-game season…
U.S. government debt prices were higher Tuesday morning after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell emphasized the prolonged uncertainty facing the U.S. economy, as coronavirus cases soar in numerous states.At around 2:05 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at 0.6283% and the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was down at 1.3780%. Yields move inversely…
by: Misha DiBono Posted: Jun 29, 2020 / 07:05 PM PDT / Updated: Jun 29, 2020 / 07:07 PM PDT OCEANSIDE, Calif. — The Oceanside company that makes the COVID-19 drug Remdesivir announced Monday the price for the drug moving forward. Gilead Sciences said a single dose of Remdesivir will cost $390.  A typical course of treatment requires…
(CNN)Democrats hoping to flip the Senate seized on a major Supreme Court ruling on Monday striking down a Louisiana law that would've restricted abortion access, attacking Republican candidates in crucial races across the country for supporting conservative justices who dissented in the case.Nowhere was that more evident than in Maine, where state House Speaker Sara…
Cam Newton’s addition makes the New England Patriots better than they were last week with presumed starting quarterback Jarrett Stidham. But better than they were last season? When they won an 11th straight division title? With Tom Brady? Crazy talk. Or not? Account for a strong defense, a run-oriented offensive line and a stable of…
(CNN)Beijing has reportedly passed a wide-reaching national security law for Hong Kong, which many fear could be used to override existing legal processes and further erode the city's civil and political freedoms. Beijing's top lawmaking body, the National People's Congress (NPC), passed the law unanimously on Tuesday morning local time, bypassing Hong Kong's legislature, according…
(CNN)The intelligence that assessed there was an effort by a Russian military intelligence unit to pay the Taliban to kill US soldiers was included in one of President Donald Trump's daily briefings on intelligence matters sometime in the spring, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the latest information.That assessment, the source said,…
Economy|U.S. Halts High-Tech Exports to Hong Kong Over Security ConcernsJune 29, 2020WASHINGTON — The Trump administration placed new restrictions on U.S. exports of defense equipment and certain high-technology products to Hong Kong on Monday, in response to a new Chinese law aimed at tightening Beijing’s control over the territory.The administration determined in late May that…
The Democratic Party of Orange County, California, is pushing to remove John Wayne's name and statue from the county's airport because of racist and bigoted comments the film legend made.The Democratic Party of Orange County passed a resolution last week condemning "white supremacist, anti-LGBT and anti-Indigenous views" Wayne made in a 1971 interview.The resolution asks…
With nearly all of the top prospects from the Class of 2020 off the board and the Class of 2021 recruiting cycle in a holding pattern due to a prolonged recruiting dead period amid the cancellation of summer showcase events, Emoni Bates' commitment to Michigan State injected some life into the college basketball news cycle…
(CNN)In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls…
Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the annual Munich Security Conference on February 15, 2020.Kuhlmann | Munich Security ConferenceMajor advertisers are continuing to join the "#StopHateForProfit" campaign, promising to stop spending money on Facebook ads in July to pressure the company to do more to stop the spread of hate speech and misinformation. Although…