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Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:25:02 GMT
Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

The decision clears the way for Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee who faces Donald Trump.
Coronavirus: 'Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:36:34 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis'

The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year.
Syria war: Syrian air force behind 2017 chemical attacks, OPCW finds
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:39:48 GMT
Syria war: Syrian air force behind 2017 chemical attacks, OPCW finds

The chemical weapons watchdog says Sarin and chlorine were used to attack Latamina in March 2017.
Italy bridge collapse: Two drivers survive
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:24:11 GMT
Italy bridge collapse: Two drivers survive

The bridge would normally have been busy but lockdown measures meant there was little traffic.
Ronaldinho and brother under house arrest in Paraguay
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:58:49 GMT
Ronaldinho and brother under house arrest in Paraguay

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho is released from prison and placed under house arrest in Paraguay.
Coronavirus: Marathon talks over EU virus rescue package stall
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:50:29 GMT
Coronavirus: Marathon talks over EU virus rescue package stall

EU finance ministers suspend talks on a recovery fund after 16 hours, amid deep divisions.
Poland must suspend judge discipline panel – ECJ
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:34:39 GMT
Poland must suspend judge discipline panel – ECJ

The EU has repeatedly criticised the judicial reforms introduced by Poland’s Law and Justice Party.
Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:59:35 GMT
Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row

Mauro Ferrari says he lost faith in the system, but EU science officials say he was asked to leave.
Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:13:01 GMT
Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.
Nigeria visa firm owned by man on fraud charges
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 06:51:40 GMT
Nigeria visa firm owned by man on fraud charges

Mahmood Ahmadu was allegedly involved in a fake recruitment drive, which saw 16 die in a stampede.
Coronavirus: Trump attacks 'China-centric' WHO over global pandemic
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:20:04 GMT
Coronavirus: Trump attacks 'China-centric' WHO over global pandemic

The president says the US may withdraw funding to the World Health Organization for "calling it wrong".
Coronavirus: Financial crisis 'on steroids' looms for EU leaders
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:22:53 GMT
Coronavirus: Financial crisis 'on steroids' looms for EU leaders

After 16 hours, EU finance ministers still could not reach a deal on how to react to coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Exploiting nature 'drives outbreaks of new diseases'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:33:57 GMT
Coronavirus: Exploiting nature 'drives outbreaks of new diseases'

New evidence has emerged of a link between our impact on nature and pandemics sweeping the world.
Coronavirus: Wuhan emerges from the harshest of lockdowns
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 04:46:28 GMT
Coronavirus: Wuhan emerges from the harshest of lockdowns

As Wuhan lifts its severe lockdown, there is anger, relief and even defiance from some residents.
Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:27:15 GMT
Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show

Breathtaking images capture the spectacular lunar event in the skies above Europe.
Nasa’s all-female team of 'aquanauts'
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:34:17 GMT
Nasa’s all-female team of 'aquanauts'

The story of the first women ever to take an active role in a Nasa mission.
Life with a Russian billionaire: money and death threats
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:00:54 GMT
Life with a Russian billionaire: money and death threats

They had a fairy tale romance and unimaginable wealth, but their lives became a nightmare when they fell out of favour with the Russian state.
Coronavirus: Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:51:43 GMT
Coronavirus: Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine

Hungry rats unable to feed off restaurant leftovers are coming on to the streets and nearer homes.
Rwanda genocide: Treating the trauma 26 years on
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:37:26 GMT
Rwanda genocide: Treating the trauma 26 years on

Photojournalist Chrystal Ding documented the treatment of survivors of the genocide in Rwanda.
Coronavirus: Nigeria's mega churches adjust to empty auditoriums
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:49:23 GMT
Coronavirus: Nigeria's mega churches adjust to empty auditoriums

With worshippers banned from congregating, pastors are adapting to coronavirus restrictions.
Coronavirus: The Italians struggling to feed their families
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:30:46 GMT
Coronavirus: The Italians struggling to feed their families

A month into Italy's strict lockdown, some people are so short of money they can no longer afford food.
Coronavirus: 'Please learn from Wuhan's mistakes'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:06:13 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Please learn from Wuhan's mistakes'

As the Chinese city lifts its quarantine, residents share lessons learnt from the outbreak.
Coronavirus: Discarded disposable gloves on the street
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:33:35 GMT
Coronavirus: Discarded disposable gloves on the street

Photographer Dan Giannopoulos on the discarded disposable gloves he has been finding on his daily walk.
Coronavirus: India home quarantine families face discrimination
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:50:46 GMT
Coronavirus: India home quarantine families face discrimination

Indians following government advice have found themselves shamed and ostracised.
Hydroxychloroquine: The unproven 'corona drug' Trump is threatening India for
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 04:49:04 GMT
Hydroxychloroquine: The unproven 'corona drug' Trump is threatening India for

India may 'reconsider' a ban on exporting hydroxychloroquine after a call from the US President.
Coronavirus: Why are football teams in Belarus still playing?
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:04:16 GMT
Coronavirus: Why are football teams in Belarus still playing?

Football and life, continue (almost) as normal in Belarus, but anxiety about coronavirus is growing.
How coronavirus inspired a gangland truce in South Africa
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:19:47 GMT
How coronavirus inspired a gangland truce in South Africa

A truce has broken out in the notorious, gang-infested townships around South Africa's Cape Town.
Coronavirus in Nigeria: The engineers fixing ventilators for free
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:16:04 GMT
Coronavirus in Nigeria: The engineers fixing ventilators for free

The pair discovered the faulty machines at a hospital in Nigeria and taught themselves to fix them.
Pink supermoon seen around the world
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:31:58 GMT
Pink supermoon seen around the world

Stargazers have been out to watch the progress of the lunar light show.
Boris Johnson: Trump asks drug companies to assist PM's recovery
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:26:00 GMT
Boris Johnson: Trump asks drug companies to assist PM's recovery

The president said Johnson was a "fantastic person" who "fought like hell for his country".
Coronavirus: Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challenge
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:19:46 GMT
Coronavirus: Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challenge

Coronavirus has hit Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews disproportionately, but implementing lockdown in those communities has been challenging.
In a speech to supporters, the Vermont senator clears the path for Biden to serve as the Democratic nominee
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:17:59 GMT
Sanders: Path towards victory is virtually impossible
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:52:46 GMT
Sanders: Path towards victory is virtually impossible

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced the end of his presidential campaign in a live stream to his supporters amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Analysis: The Top 10 women Joe Biden might pick as VP
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:26:07 GMT
Analysis: The Top 10 women Joe Biden might pick as VP

Former Vice President Joe Biden made the quadrennial guessing game of who he might pick to be his own vice president much easier when, during a CNN debate earlier this month, he pledged that he would be choosing a woman as his second-in-command.
Opinion: Now that Sanders is out, Democrats should cancel convention
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:44:14 GMT
Opinion: Now that Sanders is out, Democrats should cancel convention

With the coronavirus still wreaking havoc across the country, the Democrats have made the difficult decision to delay the party convention until August. But with Bernie Sanders' decision to suspend his campaign on Wednesday and presumptive Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden noting that a virtual convention may be required, a live, in-person convention is no longer necessary.
Dana Bash points out glaring absence in Sanders' address
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:43:27 GMT
Dana Bash points out glaring absence in Sanders' address

In his address to his supporters ending his 2020 presidential campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders didn't openly praise the sole remaining Democratic candidate Joe Biden. CNN's Dana Bash has more.
Civil rights icon John Lewis endorses Joe Biden
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:42:27 GMT
Civil rights icon John Lewis endorses Joe Biden

Civil rights icon and Democratic Rep. John Lewis is endorsing Joe Biden, promising to campaign for the former vice president and saying that "we need his leadership now more than ever before."
These are the other candidates who were once in the race
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:48:26 GMT
These are the other candidates who were once in the race

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary field is down to one. Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign, leaving only former Vice President Joe Biden remaining from the once-crowded pack.
Chaos rocks White House on virus' most tragic day
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:23:15 GMT
Chaos rocks White House on virus' most tragic day

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Analysis: 24 irresponsible lines from Trump's latest interview with Sean Hannity
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:59:25 GMT
Analysis: 24 irresponsible lines from Trump's latest interview with Sean Hannity

Even as his administration -- and the country -- continue to battle the coronavirus, President Donald Trump keeps finding time to call into Fox News' host Sean Hannity's show.
Aides hope to give Trump his economic 'big bang' starting in May
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:39:40 GMT
Aides hope to give Trump his economic 'big bang' starting in May

President Donald Trump's aides have begun intensive discussions on a plan to reopen the US economy as soon as the start of May, according to people familiar with the deliberations, setting up what some officials predict could be another showdown between the President's heath and economic advisers.
Almost 60% on cruise test positive
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:23:56 GMT
Almost 60% on cruise test positive

Australian and New Zealand passengers will be evacuated from a stricken Antarctic cruise ship Thursday, after almost 60% of those on board tested positive for the coronavirus.
Opinion: Trump is desperately seeking to avoid blame
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:48:52 GMT
Opinion: Trump is desperately seeking to avoid blame

President Donald Trump has royally screwed up the federal government's coronavirus response, and he knows it. And he's doing what he always does: Instead of fixing any of the many problems he's caused, he's trying to weasel his way out of blame and doing all he can to dodge oversight and responsibility.
Cuomo: Covid symptoms are 'depressing'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:09:38 GMT
Cuomo: Covid symptoms are 'depressing'

CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his recent coronavirus symptoms and how he's been managing his illness at home.
CNN poll: Majority say federal government has done a poor job of preventing spread
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:14:01 GMT
CNN poll: Majority say federal government has done a poor job of preventing spread

A majority of Americans -- 55% -- now say the federal government has done a poor job preventing the spread of coronavirus in the United States, up eight points in about a week, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS as the nationwide death toll from the virus rose above 12,000.
Obama suggests a robust system of testing is needed before US can ease measures
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:52:48 GMT
Obama suggests a robust system of testing is needed before US can ease measures

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday said it would not be feasible to relax current measures to combat the spread of coronavirus without a "robust system of testing and monitoring — something we have yet to put in place nationwide."
Right-wing media suggests death toll is inflated, despite experts saying opposite
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 03:41:34 GMT
Right-wing media suggests death toll is inflated, despite experts saying opposite

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.
Why official rushed to McDonald's with $3.4M for medical supplies
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:12:28 GMT
Why official rushed to McDonald's with $3.4M for medical supplies

Illinois state comptroller Susana Mendoza described her state's race to get medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, comparing it to the "wild-wild west."
What California is doing right in responding to the coronavirus pandemic
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:41:25 GMT
What California is doing right in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

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Amid a national shortage of Covid-19 tests, California's wealthy can still get tested
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:07:46 GMT
Amid a national shortage of Covid-19 tests, California's wealthy can still get tested

At a time when there are not enough coronavirus tests to meet demand in hospitals across the United States, those who can afford it and have the right connections can still get tested.
Future projections are better than expected
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:59:34 GMT
Future projections are better than expected

The US war against coronavirus took a devastating turn this week. But with more people taking social distancing seriously, new modeling predicts the coming months won't be as dire as initially feared.
Fauci's prediction: When will kids return to school?
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:01:21 GMT
Fauci's prediction: When will kids return to school?

Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to a question about when parents can expect children to return to school.
'She coded in my arms': Mother recalls 27-year-old daughter's last moments
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:41:29 GMT
'She coded in my arms': Mother recalls 27-year-old daughter's last moments

Zenobia Shepherd remembers her 27-year-old daughter, Leilani, who kept working her job at a grocery store because she wanted to help people, but ultimately died after contracting Covid-19.
Report: US intel warned of China's spreading virus in November
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:24:34 GMT
Report: US intel warned of China's spreading virus in November

US intelligence officials were warning as far back as late November that the novel coronavirus was spreading through China's Wuhan region and posing a threat to its people and daily life, according to ABC News.
A truck driver stabs four women, killing three, at a Tennessee truck stop, officers say
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:33:57 GMT
A truck driver stabs four women, killing three, at a Tennessee truck stop, officers say

Officers fatally shot a truck driver suspected of stabbing four women at a Tennessee truck stop.
After major Dow rally fizzles, stocks try to gain again
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:20:51 GMT
They were on the Diamond Princess cruise. They are still receiving threats weeks later
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:28:34 GMT
They were on the Diamond Princess cruise. They are still receiving threats weeks later

Carl Goldman and his wife, Jeri, were still aboard the Diamond Princess when the threats began.
What coronavirus means for elite airplane passengers
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:44:19 GMT
What coronavirus means for elite airplane passengers

Coronavirus is impacting everyone's travel plans. One of the top questions frequent fliers have for travel industry executives is: "What's going to happen to my elite status?"
A mayor ordered police to crack down on social gatherings. They found his wife at a bar
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:50:18 GMT
A mayor ordered police to crack down on social gatherings. They found his wife at a bar

A mayor in Illinois pleaded with residents last week to follow the state's stay at home order. After officers reported that people were continuing to defy the rules, the mayor said he had directed the city's police department to use its discretion in issuing citations and arrests.
Living in these areas of the US raises your risk of death from coronavirus, study says
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:36:19 GMT
Living in these areas of the US raises your risk of death from coronavirus, study says

You are more likely to die from Covid-19 if you live in a county in the United States with higher levels of long-term air pollution, according to new research released Tuesday by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Keep your cat indoors if you're self-isolating, vets say
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:33:53 GMT
Keep your cat indoors if you're self-isolating, vets say

Cat owners who are self-isolating or have Covid-19 symptoms should consider keeping their pets indoors to stop them carrying the virus on their fur, a veterinary body has advised.
Opinion: Will MLB open baseball?
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:53:01 GMT
Opinion: Will MLB open baseball?

Yesterday afternoon, after walking my dog Norma for the 893rd time this month, I happened upon a snail sliding across a cement block in front of my house.
Coroners cast doubt on official virus death tolls
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:33:52 GMT
Coroners cast doubt on official virus death tolls

Jill Romann, the coroner in Douglas County, Colorado, was so desperate for coronavirus tests that she began calling hospitals in the middle of the night to avoid management, begging whoever was on duty for one or two test kits.
Masks for the People seeks to raise $1 million for coronavirus relief
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:12:54 GMT
Masks for the People seeks to raise $1 million for coronavirus relief

Coronavirus is infecting and killing African Americans at a disproportionately high rate in the US.
Detroit hospital nurses refuse to work without more help
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:33:06 GMT
Detroit hospital nurses refuse to work without more help

Emergency room nursing staff at a Detroit hospital were told to leave Sunday night after they refused to work and demanded more nurses be brought into their overrun emergency room, health care workers there told CNN.
Millions of low-income Americans are at risk of missing out on stimulus payments
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:10:56 GMT
Millions of low-income Americans are at risk of missing out on stimulus payments

There are as many as 10 million low-income, childless adults in the United States who are eligible for the federal government's stimulus payment program, but are at risk of missing out on the money, according to tax experts.
Four famous stores that may not survive coronavirus
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:50:20 GMT
Four famous stores that may not survive coronavirus

They were once the giants of American retail, strong enough to survive wars, the Great Depression, the Great Recession and the rise of online shopping. But Sears, JCPenney and others may not be able to survive the coronavirus crisis.
Ghana's lavish funerals can last up to seven days. Now, a centuries-old tradition has gone online
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:24:13 GMT
Ghana's lavish funerals can last up to seven days. Now, a centuries-old tradition has gone online

Funerals are a big deal in Ghana and it is not uncommon, in some parts, for a ceremony to last up to seven days, drawing thousands of crowds adorned in flowing red and black robes and gold jewelry.
Fashion and luxury sales fall off a cliff
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:35:49 GMT
Fashion and luxury sales fall off a cliff

The retail industry has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, and much of the destruction has landed on luxury and fashion companies.
What the bailout means for your bank account
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:18:19 GMT
What the bailout means for your bank account

From that $1,200 check to student loans, here's everything you need to know about the federal stimulus package. CNN Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans explains. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19
Lady Gaga apologizes to Jimmy Fallon after awkward interview
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:05:48 GMT
Lady Gaga apologizes to Jimmy Fallon after awkward interview

Lady Gaga has finally explained her incredibly awkward interview with Jimmy Fallon last week.
Longtime 'SNL' staffer and music producer dies
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:21:32 GMT
Longtime 'SNL' staffer and music producer dies

Generations of "Saturday Night Live" talent are paying tribute to Hal Willner, a longtime staff member of the show who is being remembered for his lovable weirdness as much as his musical genius.
Watch Matthew McConaughey call virtual bingo
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:42:59 GMT
Watch Matthew McConaughey call virtual bingo

Bingo night got a little more interesting at a senior living facility outside Austin, Texas, when actor Matthew McConaughey virtually hosted the game for all the residents.
Ancient underwater forest may lead to new drug discoveries
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 22:55:38 GMT
Ancient underwater forest may lead to new drug discoveries

Researchers are testing new bacteria discovered in a 60,000-year-old submarine forest in hopes that one day it will lead to new drug treatments.
Stephen Colbert needs a haircut, too
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:28:42 GMT
Stephen Colbert needs a haircut, too

Stephen Colbert feels your at-home hair troubles.
See the hilarious way this news station is reminding people what day it is
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:13:14 GMT
See the hilarious way this news station is reminding people what day it is

Fox 8 Cleveland anchor Todd Meany is reminding viewers working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic what day it is.
I was stolen from, beaten up and swindled -- it was the best trip ever
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:01:40 GMT
I was stolen from, beaten up and swindled -- it was the best trip ever

It takes a special kind of idiot to attempt to travel overland to Morocco from the north of England with barely $100 in their pocket.
Photos of the pink supermoon are the distraction you need
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:06:34 GMT
Photos of the pink supermoon are the distraction you need

The night sky put on a spectacular show around the globe on Tuesday evening as the "pink" April supermoon -- the biggest and brightest of the year -- was visible for millions.
Scientists find 'silly string' creature in deep sea
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:40:51 GMT
Scientists find 'silly string' creature in deep sea

Scientists at the Schmidt Ocean Institute captured footage of a massive siphonophore in the Indian Ocean.
Demi Moore, Bruce Willis and their family post matching pajama pic from isolation
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 06:27:53 GMT
Demi Moore, Bruce Willis and their family post matching pajama pic from isolation

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are showing us how to self-isolate in style.
Fed (temporarily) takes the shackles off Wells Fargo, freeing it to help small businesses
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:42:53 GMT
Fed (temporarily) takes the shackles off Wells Fargo, freeing it to help small businesses

The Federal Reserve is temporarily letting Wells Fargo out of the penalty box, freeing the troubled bank to aggressively lend to small businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis.
McDonald's sales have plunged because of coronavirus
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:09:56 GMT
McDonald's sales have plunged because of coronavirus

McDonald's was enjoying a great start to 2020 but that all changed once the Covid-19 pandemic hit Europe and the United States.
Orange juice sales are soaring during the pandemic
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:00:26 GMT
Orange juice sales are soaring during the pandemic

American consumers have been stocking up on staples as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, giving one struggling beverage a much-needed boost: orange juice.
Why Trump won't wear a mask
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:26:50 GMT
Why Trump won't wear a mask

The new symbol of patriotism in pandemic-stricken America is a medical mask.
SCOTUS tips scales toward Trump's reelection
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:46:28 GMT
SCOTUS tips scales toward Trump's reelection

Make no mistake -- the conservative justices on the US Supreme Court are making decisions now that could influence the outcome of the November election. And the ongoing public health crisis consuming the lives of most Americans is just the cover they need.
Wisconsin GOP made a cruel voting decision
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:01:49 GMT
Wisconsin GOP made a cruel voting decision

Upon hearing that the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided in-person voting for the spring election would proceed, I was filled with outrage.
Covid-19 is removing crucial voices from patients
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:05:52 GMT
Covid-19 is removing crucial voices from patients

When you are sick in the hospital, no one advocates or cares for you more than your own family. And research suggests that having families at the bedside actually improves outcomes for patients. For us health care workers, families are key players in our ability to make medical decisions. Yes, we use medical expertise and data to provide excellent medical care, but guidance from families is critical in helping us to make the right decisions for each patient.
Romeo, Juliet and Covid-19
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:29:25 GMT
Romeo, Juliet and Covid-19

The wisdom of Twitter tells us that now is a time for writing masterpieces. Confined to our barracks of self-isolation, as if newfound responsibilities to home-schooling, elder care, and 24-hour self-sanitizing weren't enough, last week a widely shared tweet lectured us: "when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear."
The lesson of Passover in a pandemic
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:59:02 GMT
The lesson of Passover in a pandemic

In just a few days, Jews around the world will celebrate Passover. At the Seder, they'll recall -- and re-enact -- God's liberation of the Israelite slaves from their Egyptian tormentors.
What Covid-19 shows about the South
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:32:53 GMT
What Covid-19 shows about the South

My 15-year-old daughter Lyric noted how flimsy she thought the barriers blocking public beach access seemed. The aluminum barriers stood just a few feet high and could be felled by a brisk wind gust. It would be easy for just about anyone to climb over or walk around.
Worst recession in decades piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:56:31 GMT
Worst recession in decades piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package

Europe's top two economies are contracting at their fastest pace in decades, according to forecasts published Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need for EU officials to agree new measures to support workers and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ecuador distributes cardboard coffins to cope with Covid-19
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:23:31 GMT
Ecuador distributes cardboard coffins to cope with Covid-19

The city of Guayaquil, Ecuador is struggling with the rate of Covid-19 deaths. The government is having to distribute cardboard coffins to meet demands. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.
UK PM spends second night in intensive care
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:14:19 GMT
UK PM spends second night in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care at a London hospital, suffering from coronavirus.
Why black Americans are at higher risk for coronavirus
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:16:40 GMT
Why black Americans are at higher risk for coronavirus

Black Americans have more existing medical issues, less access to health care, and are more likely to work in unstable jobs -- all factors that have made the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately hurt blacks more.
Cultural historian died of coronavirus, but his family only found out on the day of funeral
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 05:26:57 GMT
Cultural historian died of coronavirus, but his family only found out on the day of funeral

When a man like Ronald Lewis dies there's supposed to be brass bands marching the streets, sharply dressed members of the New Orleans social clubs falling in behind the musicians, and Mardi Gras Indians dancing alongside them in their elaborately beaded suits.
Nearly 52M at risk for severe weather today
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:22:58 GMT
Nearly 52M at risk for severe weather today

A clash of record-breaking heat in the South and more seasonable weather to the North will lead to severe storms across 16 states Wednesday, putting 52 million people at risk.
Birx says government is classifying all deaths of patients with coronavirus as 'COVID-19' deaths, regardless of cause
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:26:58 GMT
Birx says government is classifying all deaths of patients with coronavirus as 'COVID-19' deaths, regardless of cause

The federal government is classifying the deaths of patients infected with the coronavirus as COVID-19 deaths, regardless of any underlying health issues that could have contributed to the loss of someone's life. 
Rob Lowe teases 'Tiger King' look, says he's working on own adaptation with Ryan Murphy
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:22:21 GMT
Rob Lowe teases 'Tiger King' look, says he's working on own adaptation with Ryan Murphy

Rob Lowe is getting in on the “Tiger King” phenomenon after numerous Hollywood standouts have expressed interest in portraying the big cat wrangler -- and the actor just might have the best shot at making it happen.
Coronavirus hurts the poor around the world, with some aid sources cut off
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:20:35 GMT
Coronavirus hurts the poor around the world, with some aid sources cut off

The devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic across the developed world in cutting into the financial lifelines for people across the global south.
Faith-based organizations eligible for SBA loans in coronavirus stimulus, officials say
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:17:21 GMT
Faith-based organizations eligible for SBA loans in coronavirus stimulus, officials say

Faith-based organizations like churches and other houses of worship can be eligible to receive federally-funded, forgivable loans through the coronavirus stimulus package, authorities clarified this week.
Los Angeles Rams, Chargers to be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' during NFL training camp: report
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:10:19 GMT
Los Angeles Rams, Chargers to be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' during NFL training camp: report

If NFL training camp isn’t canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, HBO’s “Hard Knocks” has its sights set on the two teams that it plans on following during the summer months leading up to the start of the season.
Virtual Passovers during coronavirus pandemic keep tradition going
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:00:50 GMT
Virtual Passovers during coronavirus pandemic keep tradition going

Traditionally, the Passover seder meal brings people together, but in this climate of social distancing, those who celebrate have found new ways to be together, apart, through virtual seders.
Colorado police apologize after dad handcuffed in front of daughter at park for violating 'social distancing'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:58:36 GMT
Colorado police apologize after dad handcuffed in front of daughter at park for violating 'social distancing'

Colorado police have admitted "it is evident there was an overreach by our police officers" and have apologized to a resident after arresting him at a park on Sunday in front of his six-year-old daughter, for allegedly violating social distancing rules. 
John Prine dead at age 73 from coronavirus complications
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:56:51 GMT
John Prine dead at age 73 from coronavirus complications

John Prine, one of the most influential artists in folk and country music, has died at age 73 following a battle with coronavirus, his family told The Associated Press and other outlets.
Sen. Graham says 'no more money to the WHO,' calls them 'Chinese apologists'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:47:44 GMT
Sen. Graham says 'no more money to the WHO,' calls them 'Chinese apologists'

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that the World health Organization (WHO) will not receive funding from the United States under their current leadership, blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic and The WHO for covering for communist country.
Rosie O'Donnell says she became 'pen pals' with Michael Cohen, visited him in prison
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:45:15 GMT
Rosie O'Donnell says she became 'pen pals' with Michael Cohen, visited him in prison

Comedian Rosie O'Donnell revealed on Tuesday that she had formed a friendship with Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to President Trump, and even visited him in prison. 
CDC weighs loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus - NBCNews.com
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:30:00 GMT
Europe's deep recession piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package - CNN
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:03:51 GMT
Humans living in Amazon 10,000 years ago cultivated plants, study finds - The Guardian
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:59:01 GMT
'Disco' tardigrade parties under microscope, wins international photo prize - Livescience.com
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:11:00 GMT
Flower power: How plants bounce back after crushing blows - BBC News
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:52:39 GMT
CDC weighs loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus - NBCNews.com
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:30:00 GMT
Europe's deep recession piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package - CNN
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:03:51 GMT
Humans living in Amazon 10,000 years ago cultivated plants, study finds - The Guardian
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:59:01 GMT
'Disco' tardigrade parties under microscope, wins international photo prize - Livescience.com
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:11:00 GMT
Flower power: How plants bounce back after crushing blows - BBC News
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:52:39 GMT
COVID-19 cases in Minnesota rise to 1,154 with 39 deaths reported
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:58:40 +0000
COVID-19 cases in Minnesota rise to 1,154 with 39 deaths reported

The total number of cases reached 1,154 Wednesday morning, and 39 people have died.
       
Facilities and cleaning staff shine as coronavirus outbreak highlights their critical work
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:45:15 +0000
Facilities and cleaning staff shine as coronavirus outbreak highlights their critical work

Custodial staff are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, disinfecting public education centers during the outbreak.
       
'I was really sick': St. Cloud nurse and flu survivor shares lessons from 2009 pandemic
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:14:40 +0000
'I was really sick': St. Cloud nurse and flu survivor shares lessons from 2009 pandemic

Kristin Brandt spent weeks in a coma after contracting the swine flu. Now she's helping nurses respond to the coronavirus.
       
Minnesota coronavirus live updates: Benton County requests PPE donations
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:48:09 +0000
Minnesota coronavirus live updates: Benton County requests PPE donations

As the novel coronavirus case count grows in Minnesota, here are the latest updates and information for Central Minnesotans.
       
Finding Good: St. Cloud Window makes visors for face shields
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:51:09 +0000
Finding Good: St. Cloud Window makes visors for face shields

'Finding Good Amid COVID-19' is a new SC Times feature that shares local efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic
       
Coronavirus: St. Cloud-area cancellations and closures
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:15:22 +0000
Coronavirus: St. Cloud-area cancellations and closures

Officials are also looking at next steps of community mitigation, including discussions about limiting large gatherings.
       
Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz expected to extend Minnesota's stay-at-home order at 2 p.m.
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:33:04 +0000
Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz expected to extend Minnesota's stay-at-home order at 2 p.m.

Gov. Tim Walz will address Minnesota's response to combat COVID-19. Watch the address live Wednesday at 2 p.m.
       
'I've never felt this empty': Ultimate owner watched his bar burn down
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:42:01 +0000
'I've never felt this empty': Ultimate owner watched his bar burn down

Frericks, who opened the popular bar in 1986, is still coming to terms with the loss of his business.
       
Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race, saying he concluded his path to victory was 'virtually impossible'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:22:47 +0000
Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race, saying he concluded his path to victory was 'virtually impossible'

Sanders' exit means former Vice President Joe Biden has a clear path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination to face Donald Trump in November.
       
North Dakota residents returning from Minnesota required to quarantine
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:36:33 +0000
North Dakota residents returning from Minnesota required to quarantine

Failure to comply with the quarantine order is considered a class B misdemeanor, while could result in a 30-day jail sentence or $1,500 fine
       
Legislature OKs protection for front-line COVID-19 workers
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:01:15 +0000
Legislature OKs protection for front-line COVID-19 workers

The legislation ensures first responders and health care workers on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus qualify for workers compensation if they catch it.
       
Informal caregiving; staying connected during social distancing
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:59:03 +0000
Informal caregiving; staying connected during social distancing

It is imperative we remember that social distancing does not and should not equate to social isolation, especially for our seniors.
       
Former Cathedral standout finds starting role at Mary
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:21:05 +0000
Former Cathedral standout finds starting role at Mary

Megan Voit stepped into a starting role during the final third of her freshman season and has high expectations for next year
       
So … WhaChaDoin'? Mayor combats COVID-19 stress through home gym with travel theme
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:35:55 +0000
So … WhaChaDoin'? Mayor combats COVID-19 stress through home gym with travel theme

Kleis rides new exercise bike in room covered with maps, photos and postcards from past trips and where he wants to go
       
Trump issues disaster declaration for Minnesota
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:57:23 +0000
Trump issues disaster declaration for Minnesota

President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Minnesota as the state combats the coronavirus outbreak.
       
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:37:35 +0000
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more

Saw a post on the St. Cloud Times Instagram and want to know more? You've come to the right place.
       
Tax on cabins and condos will hurt communities
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:43:44 +0000
Tax on cabins and condos will hurt communities

There is proposed legislation (HF 3826 and SF 3931) that would create a new tax classification for condos and cabins available for rental.
       
Tracking the coronavirus contagion: Existing cases across the globe
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:04:06 +0000
Tracking the coronavirus contagion: Existing cases across the globe

This map is your interactive guide to confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths from the coronavirus around the state, nation and world.
       
April 2020 deaths
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:19:40 +0000
April 2020 deaths

April 2020 deaths
       
COVID-19: MN sees largest single-day case increase but officials hopeful we're delaying peak
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:27:20 +0000
COVID-19: MN sees largest single-day case increase but officials hopeful we're delaying peak

83 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus and 4 more died since Monday's numbers were released, according to the health department
       
23-year-old Sauk Rapids man accused of punching, headbutting police officers
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:14:04 +0000
23-year-old Sauk Rapids man accused of punching, headbutting police officers

The 23-year-old faces two gross misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree assault and one misdemeanor count, according to a criminal complaint
       
Sauk Rapids man accused of illegally entering apartment, punching man repeatedly
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:59:44 +0000
Sauk Rapids man accused of illegally entering apartment, punching man repeatedly

The 28-year-old faces one felony count of first-degree burglary and three other felony counts, according to a criminal complaint
       
St. Cloud man accused of punching woman repeatedly outside her apartment
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:34:46 +0000
St. Cloud man accused of punching woman repeatedly outside her apartment

The 44-year-old faces one felony count of third-degree assault and two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault, according to a criminal complaint
       
So...WhaChaDoin'? Start your day with a powerful pose, resist media overload
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:23:03 +0000
So...WhaChaDoin'? Start your day with a powerful pose, resist media overload

I assign value to the tedium of our new normal and the glimmers of hope embedded in it.
       
Walz appoints Moehrle, Welte as Seventh Judicial District judges
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:35:06 +0000
Walz appoints Moehrle, Welte as Seventh Judicial District judges

Moehrle of Quinlivan & Hughes and Welte of the Becker County Attorney's Office will fill vacancies left by the retirements of two district judges
       
Area schools flip stadium switches for #BeTheLightMN
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:29:34 +0000
Area schools flip stadium switches for #BeTheLightMN

Albany and Sauk Rapids were part of #BeTheLightMN movement Monday night as they lit the football field for 20 minutes in support of the senior class.
       
Albany lights football stadium in statewide movement
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 03:11:48 +0000
Albany lights football stadium in statewide movement

Albany High School lit its football stadium on Monday, April 6, 2020, as the Huskies were one of over 200 schools in the #BeTheLightMN statewide movement.
       
Albany, Sauk Rapids football field light up for #BeTheLightMN
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 02:58:42 +0000
Albany, Sauk Rapids football field light up for #BeTheLightMN

Statewide effort aims to honor the Class of 2020
       
COVID-19 creates unprecedented panic for toilet paper. Why? Who knows!
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 22:01:05 +0000
COVID-19 creates unprecedented panic for toilet paper. Why? Who knows!

Toilet paper has become the most demanded product of the COVID-19 pandemic and sometimes is referred to as "white gold."
       
COVID-19 narrative damages Asian Americans
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 22:00:05 +0000
COVID-19 narrative damages Asian Americans

Asian Americans cannot be used as scapegoats during this serious pandemic.
       
Minnesota preps for surge, monitors COVID-19 disparities, launches discrimination helpline
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 21:42:04 +0000
Minnesota preps for surge, monitors COVID-19 disparities, launches discrimination helpline

As of Monday 986 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 30 people have died from the disease in Minnesota.
       
Sartell High School selects new principal for 2020-21 school year
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 21:15:11 +0000
Sartell High School selects new principal for 2020-21 school year

Current Assistant Principal Sascha Hansen will replace Principal Brenda Steve for the 2020-21 school year.
       
Schools host stadium lightings starting this week; public asked to view from vehicles only
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:57:51 +0000
Schools host stadium lightings starting this week; public asked to view from vehicles only

Metro schools will have stadium lightings to honor the Class of 2020 amid COVID-19. Frequency varies by site. Residents requested to stay inside vehicles.
       
St. Cloud State, St. John's, St. Benedict address refunds due to coronavirus
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 20:50:53 +0000
St. Cloud State, St. John's, St. Benedict address refunds due to coronavirus

Each college is planning to provide refunds for room and board after COVID-19 forces online learning
       
Full Recap: Fire ruins Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill in Waite Park
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:38:29 +0000
Full Recap: Fire ruins Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill in Waite Park

The Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill caught fire Monday morning as five cities helped put out the fire. These are the events that took place Monday.
       
Blaze leaves Ultimate Sports Bar in Waite Park in ruins
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:45:46 +0000
Blaze leaves Ultimate Sports Bar in Waite Park in ruins

The state fire marshal is investigating the fire which tore through the building but did not cause any injuries.
       
CentraCare staff remain paid, but may have less or different work during COVID-19 response
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:42:51 +0000
CentraCare staff remain paid, but may have less or different work during COVID-19 response

While some workers were reassigned, for others, there is not work to reassign them to, CentraCare CHRO Joe Kalkman said. Staff is still being paid.