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LA County reports COVID-19 spike at 9 industrial facilities

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:46
Los Angeles County health officials said they're investigating outbreaks of coronavirus at nine industrial facilities, including five meat processing plants.

'Aggressive' rats on rise after coronavirus-related restaurant shutdowns, CDC says

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 17:37
Federal health authorities warned that rats may exhibit "unusual or aggressive" behavior because they have been cut of from food waste due to coronavirus-related closures of restaurants nationwide.

Trump threatens to move GOP convention citing N.C. pandemic restrictions

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 16:47
President Donald Trump threatened to cancel plans to hold the RNC in Charlotte, N.C., if the state's governor could not guarantee he'd lift coronavirus-related restrictions to allow thousands to attend.

Trumps lay wreath as Memorial Day observances adapted nationwide

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:32
Memorial Day parades were canceled, cookouts have been scaled down and veterans events will be adapted this year to maintain health restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mother Nature to switch gears into summer across the Northeast to finish May

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:21
After the first two weeks of May featured below-average temperatures across the Northeast and East Coast, Mother Nature will conclude the month on a much different note as summerlike conditions are expected to settle in.

Watch live: President, first lady attend Memorial Day service at Arlington cemetery

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:08
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were scheduled to attend a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Republicans sue to block California from voting by mail in November

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 05:27
Several Republican groups have filed a lawsuit against California Gov. Gavin Newsom's executive order to allow Californians to vote by mail in the November presidential election due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge rules Florida law restricting voting rights of ex-felons unconstitutional

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 03:27
A judge granted a permanent injunction against a controversial Florida law requiring former felons to pay outstanding legal fines or fees before regaining their right to vote, ruling the measure was unconstitutional.

New York reports small rise in coronavirus deaths; Cuomo to allow pro sports training camps

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 22:53
Andrew Cuomo announced the state recorded more than 100 new coronavirus deaths, while declaring Sunday he would allow professional sports teams to hold in-state training camps.

Appeals court upholds California order keeping places of worship closed

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:02
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California Gov. Gavin Newsom's restrictions on places of worship reopening as part of the state's stay-at-home order.

Kevin Hassett: Unemployment rate could stay in double digits through November

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 17:25
White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said Sunday he believes unemployment rates will continue to rise in the next two months and may remain in double digits through November.

Ex-U.S. Rep. Allen West hurt in motorcycle crash

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 13:24
Allen West, a former U.S. House member from Florida, was in stable condition at a hospital in Texas after being injured in a motorcycle crash.

Over 40 million at risk for severe storms through holiday weekend

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 12:29
After damaging storms blew through portions of the Plains on Friday, the threat for more severe weather will persist over the area through the weekend.

Firefighters battle 4-alarm fire at warehouse in San Francisco

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:55
Firefighters battled a four-alarm fire Saturday in a warehouse at San Francisco's Pier 45.

President Donald Trump to visit Florida for SpaceX launch

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:44
President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to Florida on Wednesday to watch as SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit.

New York allows gatherings up to 10 people as cases ease

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 16:14
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an order allowing people to gather in groups of 10 people or fewer, loosening some social distancing protocols ahead of the holiday weekend.

Hertz files for bankruptcy after demand drops due to COVID-19

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 14:58
Hertz has filed for bankruptcy following a sharp drop in travel because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Severe storms to impact Plains through holiday weekend

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 13:20
After damaging storms blew through portions of the Plains on Friday, the threat for more severe weather will persist over the area through the weekend.

President Donald Trump donates paycheck to HHS; Kayleigh McEnany reveals bank account number

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 13:07
President Donald Trump donated his latest paycheck to the Department of Health and Human Services, but White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany may have shown reporters more of the check than she meant to.

'Dome of Heat' to threaten many record highs across western U.S. next week

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 23:54
After an unsettled and much cooler week for many in the West, the heat will be cranked back up to end the month of May.