What you need to know today about the virus…

President Donald Trump is raising the idea of what he's calling a quarantine involving New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, states hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic

Civil Rights Leader Joseph Lowery Dies At 98

He spent much of his life fighting segregation and lived to see the first black president.

The National Guard Seeks Fleeing New Yorkers

New Yorkers seeking refuge in Rhode Island might want to think again. The state's police and National Guard are pulling over drivers with New York plates, and knocking on doors for recent travelers from the Empire State—America's epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, NBC News reports. Such visitors are told...

Repeated rounds of wet weather to drench Northeast

Millions of Americans in the Northeast stuck in their homes due to quarantine might not have ideal weather for taking a stroll outdoors this weekend.

Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters…

Scientists say the world's largest whales face increased risk of death from ship strikes as waters warm

Roughly 33K Americans Still Can't Get Home

Some 33,000 Americans are still struggling to get back home amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, NBC News reports. Some 15,440 have already returned, but so many are stuck abroad that some are just planning to stay until the pandemic is over. "In some places, people have decided they're...

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Trump raises idea of quarantines for northeast US

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was considering a type of enforceable quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. (March 28)

Coronavirus is roiling every part of child…

Child welfare agencies in the U.S. have a difficult mission in the best of times, and now they're scrambling to confront new challenges during the coronavirus outbreak

Activists Ask Trump To Use His Own Legislation To…

The Trump administration has alluded to a plan to free "nonviolent" at-risk federal prisoners but has yet to pull the trigger.

Ex-Biden Aide Makes Harrowing Accusation

"You're nothing to me." A former Joe Biden aide says those words are still ringing in her ears after he allegedly sexually assaulted her in 1993, the Huffington Post reports. The accuser, Tara Reade, went on a podcast this week and said Biden kissed her, thrust his fingers inside her,...

Severe storms to bring risk of tornadoes to…

Forecasters expect the volatile weather to reach major cities including Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis.

What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US…

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's essential and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival

She Said Virus Coverage Was to Hurt Trump. Now, a…

Two weeks ago, Trish Regan's Fox Business show went on "hiatus" after remarks she made dismissing the coronavirus as an "impeachment scam" hyped up by Democrats to make President Trump look bad. Now, the anchor and the network have officially "parted ways," per CNNBusiness . "We thank her for her contributions...

Business owners hope to stay open despite outbreak

While much of the U.S. is living on lockdown to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, several Southern states are resisting. Small businesses considered non-essential say the governors are the only thing between them and financial ruin. (March 28)

Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political…

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn has died at age 72

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U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Venezuela's…

The leader of Venezuela's socialist regime and top officials are charged with facilitating cocaine shipments to the U.S.

Doctors as Virus Cases in US Pass 100K: 'We Are…

Just two days ago, there were about 82,000 cases of the coronavirus in the United States, making it the country with the most cases in the world . Now that count has surpassed 100,000, per Reuters , which reports the US number rose by about 18,000 on Friday—the...

Hail pummels Oklahoma backyard

Severe storms dumped hail on Edmond, Oklahoma, on March 27. The hail pelted this backyard and pool.

Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of…

California farms are still working to supply food to much of the United States amid the coronavirus

A Civil Rights Icon, Dead at 98

A civil rights icon who was an aide to Martin Luther King Jr., conducted the benediction prayer at Barack Obama's 2009 presidential inauguration, and led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for two decades has died. Relatives of the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery say the 98-year-old died at home in Atlanta...

Convention Center to be used for virus patients

New Orleans is converting its convention center into a hospital that, once up and running, will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 coronavirus patients. (March 27)

Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts…

The coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to take part in the census

Coronavirus Postpones, Cancels SAT And ACT Exams

Some colleges and universities are already dropping the tests as admission requirements in light of the coronavirus.

In Wuhan, a Few Test Positive After Recovery

A number of patients in Wuhan have tested positive for the second time for the coronavirus after testing negative and making a recovery. That raises a few possibilities, NPR reports. One is that the diagnostic tools aren't 100% accurate. Or there could be another round of infections beginning, just as...

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Enjoying spring nature virtually

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a limited number of ways to experience nature's beauty. Accuweather's Dexter Henry looks at some creative ways for people to enjoy nature this spring

Analysis: Virus pulls federalism debate into 21st…

The United States was founded in a conflict over whether the federal government or the states should have supreme authority

Trump Has a First in Poll

For the first time in his presidency, more people approve of the job Donald Trump is doing than disapprove, polls show. The improvement appears to be driven by support for his handling of the coronavirus crisis, the Hill reports. A Washington Post -ABC News poll found 48% of those polled...