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Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island strike for more coronavirus protection

Amazon has fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees amid the coronavirus outbreak.Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the facility, known as JFK8, said he was fired Monday afternoon f...

UP man calls lockdown helpline for samosas, handed broom to clean drain

Amid the backdrop of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading like wildfire across India, several bizarre incidents are emerging which shows how people are taking the situation lightly. One such incident was reported in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. ...

‘Fake news’: No extension of financial year, FY 2019-20 to end on March 31 as scheduled, says govt

Amid a report circulating that the new financial year will start from July 1 instead of April 1, the government on Monday clarified that it has not extended the current 2019-20 fiscal year and it will end as scheduled on March 31. "There is no extensi...

Coronavirus: Dates for submission of online application forms for various entrance examinations extended- Full list

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the decision to extended the dates of submission of Online Application Forms for various examinations due to the headship by parents and students amid coronavirus outbreak in the country. While...

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MyPillow founder Mike Lindell, at White House coronavirus briefing, tells people to pray during crisis

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.MyPillow founder Mike Lindell on Monday encouraged Americans to pray during the coronavirus pandemic during a visit to the White House.Lindell sa...

Trump fires back at Michigan’s Whitmer, claims Dem governor ‘doesn’t have a clue’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.President Trump took aim at Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday night, claiming in a Twitter message that the Democrat was “way in over her head” amid...

Sudan orders closure of all borders over COVID-19

Sudan has ordered the closure of all its borders due to pandemic fears.One person has died and two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.The government has struggled to control its borders.Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reports from a refugee camp in Kassala...

Ilhan Omar calls for release of ICE detainees, ‘people held on bail’ amid coronavirus outbreak

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., called for freeing ICE detainees and other prisoners Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic roiling the United States.She made the...

Biden holds 3-point edge over Trump in White House race: poll

A new national poll points to an extremely close contest between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden as the race for the White House shifts to a likely general election battle between the two. Biden, the former vice president and a...

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Trumps flags tougher coronavirus curbs for US: Live updates

The United States might toughen movement restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, with the country now reporting twice the number of cases as China where the outbreak began late last year.US President Donald Trump told the media that guidelines ...

Trump expected to ease Obama-era vehicle mileage standards

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.The Trump administration is expected this week to ease Obama-era regulations on fuel emission standards, capping off more than two years of legal bat...

Fiat Chrysler temporarily cuts pay by 20% for salaried workers amid coronavirus pandemic

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Mike ManleyMassimo Pinca | ReutersFiat Chrysler will temporarily defer the salaries of its white-collar workers by 20% for the next three months as the automaker attempts to save cash to weather the coronavirus crisi...

Pentagon confirms first US service member to die from coronavirus

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks during the joint press conference with Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford (not in the picture) on August 28, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.China News Service | Visual China Group | Getty I...

Tennessee Rep. Tim Burchett tweets phone number, says anyone ‘overwhelmed or scared’ by coronavirus can call him

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up.A congressional lawmaker from Tennessee is encouraging anyone "overwhelmed or scared" of the coronavirus to give him a call to talk about it.Freshman ...

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Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Texas Democrats announce virtual state convention

Citing the ongoing pandemic and social distancing requirements, Texas Democrats are shifting their annual state convention to a virtual one. “COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives. T...

Texas Democrats urge Gov. Greg Abbott to issue stay-at-home order

With the threat of COVID-19 still spreading in more areas of the country, countless health experts are strongly encouraging government officials to implement “stay-at-home” orders. These orders ...

Texas Republican running for Congress compares open borders to sexual assault

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Congressional candidate Jamie Berryhill compared open borders to sexual assault. “A nation without borders is like a woman raped and defiled, her precious valu...

A $1,200 check won’t last long — even in Texas

The House passed a $2 trillion economic relief plan on Friday aimed at fighting financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the massive stimulus package that’s now likely to...

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Afghanistan war: Families say homes destroyed by US bombs

New statistics show the US dropped more than 7,400 bombs on Afghanistan last year, more than any year since 2013.And while there are signs of hope of a deal with the Taliban, it is too late for families already caught up in the crossfire.Al Jazeera's Z...

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000: Live updates

Spain's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic jumped to 5,690 on Saturday, with 832 patients dying in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry.The announcement came as the number of people infected with the virus in the United States...

Spain surpasses China in coronavirus deaths: Live updates

Spain has recorded more than 700 deaths over the past 24 hours, surpassing China in the total death toll, making the country now second to only Italy.Meanwhile, India's 1.3 billion people have joined the global lockdown triggered by the outbr...

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China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

China's National Health Commission reported on Thursday said at least 114 new deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as of the end of Wednesday, bringing to at least 2,118 the number of fatalities nationwide. The national health commission also repo...

‘Blast from the past’: Some drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback amid coronavirus

Only 5% to 10% of drive-ins across the U.S. are able to operate through the coronavirus, but they are seeing new business.Joe Sohm | Visions of America | Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesThe coronavirus pandemic has led to the closures of movie t...

Pentagon says coronavirus cases in military have quadrupled since last week

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The Pentagon said Thursday cases of the novel coronavirus have quadrupled in the U.S. military since last week, with more than 280 service members now infe...

India locks down 1.3 billion people: Live coronavirus updates

India's 1.3 billion people will go under "total lockdown" from midnight Tuesday (1830 GMT) for 21 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.Japan and the International Olympic Committee agreed on Tuesday t...

Ilhan Omar calls for ‘national lockdown’ amid COVID-19 outbreak

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday called for the Trump administration to issue a “national lockdown” in response to reports that the United States is now le...

US auto sales expected to fall at least 15% this year due to the coronavirus

Workers assemble cars at a plant in Chicago, June 24, 2019.Jim Young | AFP | Getty ImagesU.S. auto sales are expected to fall at least 15% this year as the country implements more aggressive restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, threat...

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Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Al Gore visits Texas to register new voters and rally them against climate change

Former vice president Al Gore visited Houston on Wednesday to kick-off a tour in battleground states where he plans to boost voter turnout and rally people against the ongoing climate crisis. ...

It’s still too early to tell if Abbott’s pandemic response is working

Republican leaders, from President Trump to Sen. John Cornyn, have been heaping praise onto Gov. Greg Abbott’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. But the pandemic has only just begun, and any...

Trump to review options to ‘open the country up’ as US coronavirus cases pass China, Italy

President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19, coronavirus, outbreak flanked by US Vice President Mike Pence at the White House in Washington, DC on March 25, 2020.Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump will he...

Cuomo extends state lockdown, says normalcy may return with widespread testing

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that he is extending a statewide lockdown that he first ordered earlier this month, forcing nonessential ...

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UP man calls lockdown helpline for samosas, handed broom to clean drain

Amid the backdrop of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading like wildfire across India, several bizarre incidents are emerging which shows how people are taking the situation lightly. One such incident was reported in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. ...

Several Joe Biden fundraisers jump ship from his struggling campaign to back Mike Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Sun City Macdonald Ranch February 14, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada.Alex Wong | Getty ImagesKey fundraisers are jumping ship from Joe Biden's struggling pre...

2020 Detroit auto show canceled after venue chosen for coronavirus field hospital

The Ford Motor Co. Mustang Shelby GT500 vehicle is displayed during the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan,.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThe 2020 Detroit auto show has been canceled as its venue will be u...

Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan

Saudi Arabia's air defences have intercepted two ballistic missiles above the kingdom's capital, Riyadh, and the southern city of Jizan, according to a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. Turki al-Malki said the missiles were destr...

Sanders set to appear at Dem debate in April if it happens, campaign says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., plans on continuing his presidential campaign -- despite the coronavirus outbreak keeping the candidate off the trail -- a...

Italy shuts down more industries, but critics say it’s not enough

Rome, Italy - As the coronavirus continues to spread in Italy, many of the country's industries are being shut down.The businesses that are the latest to be affected include car and clothing manufacturers, rental services, real estate construction...

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Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan

Saudi Arabia's air defences have intercepted two ballistic missiles above the kingdom's capital, Riyadh, and the southern city of Jizan, according to a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. Turki al-Malki said the missiles were destr...

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

China's National Health Commission reported on Thursday said at least 114 new deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as of the end of Wednesday, bringing to at least 2,118 the number of fatalities nationwide. The national health commission also repo...

Catch Feelings, Not COVID: App brings New York singles together through blind speed video-dating

Getty ImagesSome New York millennials have turned to video speed dating as a way to maintain their social lives amid the stay-at-home order put in place due to the coronavirus. The dates are coordinated through a project called "NYC Virtual Dating...

Trump offered WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange a pardon if he covered up Russian hacking of Democrats, lawyer tells court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at court in London on May 1, 2019 to be sentenced for bail violation.Daniel Leal-Olivas | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump offered a pardon through an intermediary to Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks chie...

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Mahabharata was won in 18 days, war against coronavirus will take 21 days: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Mahabharata war was won in 18 days and it would take 21 days for India to win the war against novel coronavirus. His remarks came a day after he announced a 21-day nationwide complete lockdown to comb...

Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, sending it to the House

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., make their way to the Senate floor after announcing a two-year deal on the budget earlier in the day on February 7, 2018.Tom Williams | CQ Roll Ca...

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait amid tensions with China

A United States warship passed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the US and Taiwan's militaries said, following heightened tensions between China and Taiwan that has seen Taiwanese air force jets scramble to intercept Chinese fighters. The ship s...

Gudi Padwa, Ugadi and Navreh 2020: WhatsApp, Facebook, SMS, messages to wish your loved ones

To mark the beginning of Hindu New Year, the nation is celebrating the day in different ways. Most of North India is celebrating the first day of Chaitra Navaratri while Manipur is rejoicing over Sajibu Cheiraoba. This is also the eve of Sindhi festiv...

Massie’s primary opponent looks to capitalize on lawmaker’s bad press over coronavirus aid maneuver

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Todd McMurtry, the primary challenger to Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is looking to take advantage of the negative press the libertarian incum...

Coronavirus: Feds charge Georgia man with billing for fraudulent COVID-19, cancer testing claims

Items from a COVID-19 test kit are displayed for a photograph.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFederal prosecutors have criminally charged a Georgia man for allegedly conspiring to defraud federal and private health-care benefit programs "by sub...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

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‘Don’t be afraid, avoid crowded places’: Mumbai woman who recovered from COVID-19 advises citizens

A 65-year-old woman who recently recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection assured that there is nothing to be afraid of and urged people to avoid crowded places.  While speaking exclusively to Zee Media, Anjanabai Pawar, who wo...

Coronavirus: Feds charge Georgia man with billing for fraudulent COVID-19, cancer testing claims

Items from a COVID-19 test kit are displayed for a photograph.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFederal prosecutors have criminally charged a Georgia man for allegedly conspiring to defraud federal and private health-care benefit programs "by sub...

US auto sales expected to fall at least 15% this year due to the coronavirus

Workers assemble cars at a plant in Chicago, June 24, 2019.Jim Young | AFP | Getty ImagesU.S. auto sales are expected to fall at least 15% this year as the country implements more aggressive restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, threat...

Trump offered WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange a pardon if he covered up Russian hacking of Democrats, lawyer tells court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at court in London on May 1, 2019 to be sentenced for bail violation.Daniel Leal-Olivas | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump offered a pardon through an intermediary to Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks chie...