UN: Pandemic could shrink global economy almost 1…

The United Nations says the global economy could shrink almost 1% this year due to the new coronavirus, a sharp reversal from the pre-pandemic forecast of 2.5% growth

April 1 Marks U.S. 'Census Day'

The census count ultimately impacts $1.5 trillion in federal funding.

All Those Teddy Bears? It's a Pandemic Game

Keep seeing teddy bears in windows on your street? It's no ursine invasion. It's part of a worldwide game created to cheer up children during the coronavirus pandemic, Time reports. Inspired by Michael Rosen's 1989 book We're Going on a Bear Hunt , residents of the US, England, and New Zealand...

More industries affected as coronavirus continues…

Kevin Coskren and Adam del Rosso have the latest news on COVID-19, including how it's affecting baseball and national forests.

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies from…

Emmy and Grammy winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his band Fountains of Wayne and his songwriting on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has died from coronavirus at age 52

'Disgraceful': Amazon Fires Walkout Organizer

Amazon says it fired an employee at its Staten Island warehouse after "multiple warnings for violating social distancing guidelines." But Bill de Blasio isn't so sure. The New York City mayor has asked the city's human rights commissioner to investigate Christian Smalls' claim that he was actually fired for organizing...

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Today in History for April 2nd

Highlights of Today in History: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born. (April 2)

Grand Canyon National Park closes to visitors…

Grand Canyon National Park has closed indefinitely to visitors, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Coach Who Disarmed Student Receives U.S.' Highest…

The former high school security guard disarmed a student who brought a gun to class and consoled him until police arrived.

Guam Responds to US Carrier's Plea for Help

Sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt are finally putting legs on land, the BBC reports. With at least 100 testing positive for the coronavirus—and the vessel's captain issuing a plea for help —US officials have arranged for crew members to be quarantined in Guam, where the aircraft carrier has...

Air pollution plummeting worldwide

There has been a major reduction in air pollution worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dexter Henry explores how air quality has changed with people sheltering in place.

Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near…

Authorities say a train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the coronovirus crisis

Florida's DeSantis Shifts, Issues Stay-at-Home…

Florida is joining the majority of states with stay-at-home orders. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis issued the directive Wednesday amid a sharp spike in cases and mounting pressure, reports the Washington Post . DeSantis told residents to stay home for 30 days except for "essential services or activities." The order takes effect...

Energy company pivots to make ventilators

While several automakers are now shifting their production lines to manufacturer life saving ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, a Silicon Valley fuel cell maker is pivoting to refurbish old ventilators. (April 2)

West Virginia governor's coal companies to pay…

Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations,

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home…

The order was initially set to expire after April 7; it will now run through the end of April.

Cops on Defiant Pastor: He 'Has Chosen to…

The Rev. Tony Spell said he would keep holding church services during the coronavirus pandemic until he was forced to stop. Tuesday evening found the Louisiana pastor once again preaching to congregants at Central City's Life Tabernacle Church, despite Spell being hit with six misdemeanor charges earlier that day for...

Venice canals remain empty

On April 1, the famous canals of Venice, Italy, were understandably empty as the coronavirus lockdown continued.

‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision

Dow Skids 800 Out of the Gate

The Dow stumbled more than 800 points out of the gate on Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal , echoing markets around the globe a day after it closed out the worst quarter on record. That was a 4% drop; the S&P 500 lost 3.8%, and the Nasdaq lost 3%....

Workers building field hospital in Detroit center…

Military personnel and civilians are working together to quickly transform a Detroit convention center into a 1,000-bed field hospital in response to the coronavirus. (April 1)

Gun background checks smash records amid…

Gun background checks have spiked to record numbers in the past month amid concerns about safety during the coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus Cases In Prisons Continue To Spread…

Both the federal prison system and the Illinois Department of Corrections lost inmates over the weekend who tested positive for coronavirus.

5 Kinds of Drugs Found in San Diego Smuggling…

Authorities in San Diego have found another cross-border smuggling tunnel long enough to rival the only subway portion of the city's transit system—along with a lot more drugs than usual. Federal agents say they found drugs worth almost $30 million in the 2,000-foot tunnel, which connected warehouses in...

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New York police say thanks and hospital boats…

Chris Nallan and Brittany Boyer have news on COVID-19, including how it is affecting Wimbeldon and the latest state to order stay-at-home orders.

Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days…

The federal Bureau of Prisons is locking inmates in their cells at all its facilities for 14 days in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus

Bill Gates: 3 Things We Need to Do ASAP on Virus

Though it may seem the US missed its chance to get ahead of the coronavirus, one prominent name sees glimmers of hope. In a Washington Post op-ed, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates notes that "the choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact on how soon case...