Beyoncé Celebrates the ‘True Heroes’ Working Amid Coronavirus During ‘One World: Together at Home’ Special

Beyoncé is thanking the real-world superheroes who are working to save lives from the COVID-19 outbreak. During Global Citizen's One World: Together at Home special on Saturday, the "Halo" singer spoke about staying positive, being patient and honoring essential workers amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "Tonight we celebrate true heroes, those who are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe, fed, … Continue reading Beyoncé Celebrates the ‘True Heroes’ Working Amid Coronavirus During ‘One World: Together at Home’ Special

Police: At least 10 killed in shooting rampage

TORONTO (AP) — A 51-year-old man went on a shooting rampage across the northern part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia Sunday, killing at least 10 people, including a policewoman. Officials said the suspected shooter was also dead. The man was identified as Gabriel Wortman and authorities said he disguised himself as a police … Continue reading Police: At least 10 killed in shooting rampage

Antibody Test, Seen as Key to Reopening Country, Does Not Yet Deliver

NYTIMES A law firm in Scottsdale, Ariz., tested employees who hoped, with the prick of a finger, to learn if they might be immune. In Laredo, Tex., community leaders secured 20,000 of the new tests to gauge how many residents had been infected. In Chicago, a hospital screened firefighters to help determine whether they could … Continue reading Antibody Test, Seen as Key to Reopening Country, Does Not Yet Deliver

North Korea denies that Trump received ‘a nice note’ from Kim recently

Less than a day after President Trump mentioned at a coronavirus press briefing that he received "a nice note" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the remote country denied any recent correspondence between the two. The president made the comments during a press briefing on COVID-19 Saturday, where he added that the U.S. would have been at war with North Korea if he had not been elected. Donald … Continue reading North Korea denies that Trump received ‘a nice note’ from Kim recently

Michael Cohen writing tell-all book about Trump: report

President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen is penning a tell-all book about his experiencing working for the president. Multiple sources close to Cohen told The Daily Beast that Cohen plans to release the book before the November presidential election, adding that he feels betrayed by his former associate and employer. © Getty ImagesMichael Cohen writing tell-all book … Continue reading Michael Cohen writing tell-all book about Trump: report

Armed hijacker on city bus in Dallas area shoots at officers in police chase

An armed man is dead after hijacking a bus and leading police on a chase and shootout that injured two officers in the Dallas area on Sunday morning. Authorities received a call at 11:00 a.m. local time that a man entered a bus and fired a weapon, shooting out several bus windows, according to a … Continue reading Armed hijacker on city bus in Dallas area shoots at officers in police chase

Experts say it may be time for grocery stores to ban customers from coming inside

Dozens of grocery store workers have died from the coronavirus, despite masks, temperature checks and capacity restrictions to keep them safe. So far, supermarkets have resisted the most draconian policy: banning customers from coming inside.  However, some worker experts, union leaders and small grocery owners believe it has become too dangerous to let customers browse … Continue reading Experts say it may be time for grocery stores to ban customers from coming inside

Pence defends Trump’s ‘LIBERATE’ tweets

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that President Donald Trump was trying to undermine pandemic mitigation efforts by stoking dissent against states' stay-at-home orders. On “Fox News Sunday“ and NBC's "Meet the Press", Pence was pressed about Trump's comments on Twitter Friday that it was time to “LIBERATE” Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia. © Alex … Continue reading Pence defends Trump’s ‘LIBERATE’ tweets

As US coronavirus deaths top 40,000, governors tell Trump it’s too soon to reopen America

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Governors in US states hardest hit by the novel coronavirus sparred with President Donald Trump over his claims they have enough tests and should quickly reopen their economies as more protests are planned over the extension of stay-at-home orders. New York continued to see hospitalisations decline to 16,000 from a high of 18,000, … Continue reading As US coronavirus deaths top 40,000, governors tell Trump it’s too soon to reopen America

Coronavirus deaths ease in Europe as worst-hit countries get respite

MADRID (BLOOMBERG) - The coronavirus pandemic showed the first signs of easing in Europe as Italy, Spain and France, the region's hardest-hit countries, reported the smallest increases in fatalities in weeks and Germany prepared to jump-start commercial life again. Coronavirus deaths in Spain rose by 410 to 20,453 on Sunday (April 19), the smallest one-day increase since March 22, … Continue reading Coronavirus deaths ease in Europe as worst-hit countries get respite

Second Sunday of tornadoes, hail and flooding across southern US

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - For the second straight Sunday (April 19), tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods and hail are set to hammer southern United States with the worst sweeping across from Louisiana to Georgia, the same swathe that bore the brunt of last week's carnage. In all, almost 12.3 million people from eastern Texas to North Carolina's … Continue reading Second Sunday of tornadoes, hail and flooding across southern US

Higgins ‘heartbroken’ to miss World Championship

London (AFP) Four-time champion John Higgins has said it is "heart-breaking" to miss his annual visit to snooker's World Championship for the first time in 25 years, although he understands why the tournament is not taking place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The championship was meant to start at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern … Continue reading Higgins ‘heartbroken’ to miss World Championship