[NFA] New York state reported the fewest hospitalizations from the coronavirus in four months on Monday just as New York City entered a new phase of reopening, but the progress was eclipsed by the rapid spread of COVID-19 elsewhere in the United States.
But there was a glimmer of hope in New York - once the u.s. epicenter of the virus - which on Monday reported the fewest hospitalizations from COVID-19 in four months.
Governor Andrew Cuomo was cautiously optimistic on the news.
But he issued a strong warning to young people seen partying in groups of hundreds over the weekend, some without masks, to stop doing so or he'll be forced to dial back the state's reopening, now in phase 4.
"I understand people like to socialize, I get that it's the summer... It's stupid what you're doing.
It is stupid.
Well that's not a governmentally-appropriate word.
It's a true word.
Don't be stupid.
That is good advice in life." Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is pushing for schools to reopen in a few weeks and resisting a federal mandate that people wear masks in public.
As the surge continues to grow across swaths of the U.S., Trump said he'll bring back the coronavirus task force briefings as early as Tuesday.
"I think it's a great way to get information out to the public as to where we are vaccines and therapeutics and generally speaking where we are." It remains to be seen if he'll bring back top U.S. infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who Trump over the weekend called "alarmist." The virus has killed over 140,000 Americans and infected more than 3.7 million nationwide, according to a Reuters tally.
Actor Paul Rudd has poked fun at himself in a public service film in which heasks “fellow millennials” to wear a mask in the fight against Covid-19. Thevideo was tweeted by Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo
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Amid a deadly pandemic, devastating wildfires, racial unrest and a polarizing political divide, the U.S. honored those who died in a tragedy 19 years ago during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama capped off the first night of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday, where a parade of high-profile speakers took President Donald Trump to task for his handling of the global health crisis and America's racial divide. Gloria Tso reports.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking at the Democratic National Convention Monday, said America's immune system has been weakened by a divided nation fueled by President Trump's rhetoric and actions.
A new report in the NY Post has shed new light on the disfunction inside NY Mayor Bill de Blasio's beleaguered administration. The report cited an incident centering around the de Blasio's celebration of centennial of women's suffrage. A white staffer apparently sparked bitter race row after telling black colleague it was 'negging' and 'confrontational' to bring up race in the suffrage conversation.
Once again, Lev Parnas is facing federal charges. This time, Newser reports it's for allegedly defrauding investors with his company Fraud Guarantee. We couldn't say it better ourselves—the behavior alleged today is indeed fraudulent—guaranteed. FBI Assistant Director Bill Sweeney. Newser reports New York prosecutors said Thursday that Parnas and business partner David Correia lured investors into putting over $2 million in the company.
Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in England, reports have emerged that theGovernment is considering a return to tighter national lockdown measures.Under a so-called “circuit break”, extra restrictions could be imposed to slowthe spread of Covid-19 as the winter months approach.
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A former White House aide who helped coordinate the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic sharply criticized President Donald Trump in a video released on Thursday and said she planned to vote for Democrat Joe Biden. Gloria Tso reports.
Coronavirus cases among the elderly and in care homes are rising as BorisJohnson admitted there was insufficient capacity in the testing system. ThePrime Minister faced MPs as the Government was drawing up a list setting outwho will be at the front of the queue for coronavirus tests after a “colossalspike” in demand.
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[NFA] Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming began casting in-person ballots on Friday. In Virginia, elections officials in Fairfax and Arlington counties reported heavy turnout, with lines out the door. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
[NFA] A lawyer for Julian Assange told a London court on Friday that she was present when an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump offered to arrange a pardon for the WikiLeaks founder in return for information that would "benefit President Trump politically." Conway G. Gittens has more.
[NFA] The White House on Friday announced nearly $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico to help it recover from a hurricane that ravaged the island three years ago, leading President Trump's critics to question his timing as he looks to woo Hispanic voters ahead of the November 3rd election. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should get tested if they've been exposed to COVID-19, even if they have no symptoms. Which reverses guidance posted last month, at odds with the agency's scientists, according to the New York Times. Caroline Malone reports.
[NFA] Top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he disagreed with President Donald Trump's assessment the United States has "rounded the corner" on the coronavirus pandemic, saying the statistics are disturbing.
McDonald's Corp has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to depressed, crime-ridden neighborhoods and setting them up for failure. Caroline Malone reports.
(CNN) Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani had us all convinced that they were performing at the Bluebird Cafe during the ACM Awards on Wednesday night. The couple performed their duet "Happy Anywhere" and Shelton told fans that although they wished they could be in Nashville for the awards, they had to do their best from Los Angeles. "Gwen and I wish that we could be in Nashville tonight, but we couldn't. But through the magic of television, voila! There's no business like show business, ya'll!
On Sept. 20, Jimmy Kimmel will have the unenviable task of having to turn a virtual awards show into must-see TV. Kimmel, who’ll emcee the event audience-free from Staples Center in Los Angeles, opened up about the stakes, the contingencies and more.
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