Trump Touted Abbott’s Quick COVID-19 Test. HHS Document Shows Only 5,500 Are On Way For Entire U.S.

A coronavirus test made by Abbott Laboratories and introduced with considerable fanfare by President Donald Trump in a Rose Garden news conference this week is giving state and local health officials very little added capacity to perform speedy tests needed … Read more…

Guatemala Asks U.S. to Halt Deportations of Guatemalans to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Guatemala’s government has asked the U.S. to stop deportations of Guatemalans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the impoverished Central American country, days after local authorities reported the first case of an infected deportee. WSJ.com: World News SPECIAL … Read more…

U.S. Supreme Court orders reconsideration of racial bias claim against Charter Communications

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to let comedian-turned-media executive Byron Allen’s $ 10 billion lawsuit accusing cable television operator Charter Communications Inc of discriminating against black-owned channels move forward. Reuters: Entertainment … Read more…

As U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 2,000, CDC issues travel advisory for hard-hit New York tri-state region

Trump said governors in other states had asked him to consider restricting travel out of the New York City metro area. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

U.S. EPA waives fuel requirements, extends biofuels deadline to help refineries

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday unveiled measures to help oil refineries cope with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, including waiving anti-smog requirements for gasoline and extending the deadline for small facilities to show compliance with the nation’s biofuels … Read more…

Ex-Venezuelan General Surrenders to U.S. After Drug Indictment

Retired Venezuelan Gen. Cliver Alcalá turned himself in to the U.S. counternarcotics authorities a day after U.S. prosecutors indicted him and other Venezuelan officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, on drug-trafficking charges, according to four people familiar with the matter. WSJ.com: World … Read more…

WATCH LIVE: Trump, Pence speak about U.S. coronavirus response alongside White House Task Force

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Mnuchin expresses hope a deal is ‘very close’ on $2 trillion coronavirus aid package in U.S. Senate

A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package remained stalled in the U.S. Senate on Monday as lawmakers haggled over its provisions, but the U.S. Treasury secretary voiced confidence a deal would be reached soon. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus

The U.S. government is in active talks with Facebook, Google and a wide array of tech companies and health experts about how they can use data gleaned from Americans’ phones to combat the novel coronavirus, including tracking whether people are … Read more…

U.S. Soccer Head Quits Over Argument in Pay-Gap Suit That Women Have Less Ability Than Men

Carlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the women’s national team players had less physical ability and responsibility … Read more…

Grindr is Being Sold for $608.5 Million by Chinese Owner After U.S. Raises National Security Concerns

The Chinese owner of Grindr, the world’s most popular gay dating app, has reached a deal to sell the platform a year after U.S. regulators forced the company into a disposal because of national security concerns. Beijing Kunlun Tech, a … Read more…

U.S. legislation targets online child sexual abuse; threatens encryption on Facebook, Google

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on the powerful judiciary committee on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at curbing online distribution of child sexual abuse material that technology and civil liberties groups said was an attack on strong encryption critical … Read more…

UPDATE 13-California declares emergency over coronavirus as death toll rises in U.S.

The U.S. death toll from coronavirus infections rose to 11 on Wednesday as new cases emerged around New York City and Los Angeles, while Seattle-area health officials discouraged social gatherings amid the nation’s largest outbreak. Reuters: Company News SPECIAL DISCOUNT … Read more…

Millions of tweets peddled conspiracy theories about coronavirus in other countries, an unpublished U.S. report says

Roughly 2 million tweets peddled conspiracy theories and other falsehoods about coronavirus in other countries over the roughly two-week period when the outbreak began to spread outside China, according to a report from an arm of State Department obtained by … Read more…

Watch live Dow feed: U.S. markets sink into correction territory over coronavirus fears

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U.S. Health Workers Responding to Coronavirus Lacked Training and Protective Gear, Whistle-Blower Says

Team members were not properly trained, lacked necessary gear and moved freely around and off military bases where Americans were quarantined, a complaint says. NYT > U.S. > Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

U.S. judge mulls holding Russian firm linked to election meddling in contempt

A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farm’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trump’s candidacy after prosecutors accused the St. Petersburg-based firm of defying … Read more…

U.S. wireless carriers face $200 million in FCC fines for mishandling customer data

Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T can definitely hear the FCC now.  The nation’s largest mobile providers are facing potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in fines after the Federal Communications Commission determined the companies didn’t adequately protect customers’ location data. … Read more…

Coronavirus infects U.S. soldier in South Korea as pandemic fears fuel market selloff

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – China and South Korea reported 500 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first U.S. soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic and an outbreak in northern Italy spread to several … Read more…

State Department Names Five Chinese Media Outlets as Foreign Missions in U.S.

The Trump administration is tightening restrictions on China’s large state-owned media outlets in the U.S., designating them as foreign missions, in a further effort to rein in Chinese government activity. WSJ.com: World News SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

U.S. charges China’s Huawei with racketeering and conspiracy to steal U.S. trade secrets in new indictment

Adding to charges already made against the company, the indictment accuses Huawei of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by, among other actions, offering employees bonuses for obtaining confidential information from competitors. Business BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Dems Are The ‘Only’ Thing Between The U.S. & ‘The Abyss’, Says James Carville | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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