OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June, along with large protests that accompanied it, “likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said…
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old company that dressed nearly every U.S. president, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, the latest major clothing seller to be toppled by the coronavirus pandemic.
United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline industry.
NEW YORK (AP) — A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews have taken down the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue, the sixth Confederate monument to be removed in Richmond amid national protests against police brutality and symbols many see as racist icons.
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall.
NEW YORK (AP) — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus.
A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group, and Lumina Foundation, along with a group of leading partner organizations and seven prominent judges, today announced the 15 winners of the Rise Prize, awarding $1.55 million in combined p…
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — By the end of May, the Palestinian Authority appeared to have quashed a coronavirus outbreak in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with only around 400 confirmed cases and just two fatalities in the territory, following a nearly three-month lockdown.
There’s plenty of activity outside ballparks on both sides of the country, with people lining up by the hundreds in nervous anticipation of what the next few days might bring.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s daily infection rate dropped below 3,000 for the second straight day, though medical experts caution it may be due to less testing.
TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP) — The dusty town of Tierra Amarilla perches in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, five decades ago, this poor northern New Mexico community saw one of the most violent clash in civil rights history when armed Mexican American ranchers raided a cou…
Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste.
President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mary Kay Letourneau, who married her former sixth-grade student after she was convicted for raping him, has died. She was 58.
HOUSTON (AP) — A few weeks after more than 100 people attended her husband's funeral, the widow herself was on the brink of death.
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is wielding America's racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday it’s investigating the reported assault of a Black man by a group of white men at a southern Indiana lake.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For a time in Idaho, it seemed like the worst of the coronavirus pandemic could be over. After an initial onslaught of confirmed cases in the spring, by June numbers had dropped to a point that state leaders felt comfortable allowing businesses to reopen and life to get b…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working for weeks in a Capitol where many people stood or sat close together and did not wear masks.
NEW YORK, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is hosting a virtual town hall series on Elevating Voices for Long-Lasting Change to address the mental health and suicide prevention needs of underrep…
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
DETROIT (AP) — Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the Movement for Black Lives.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LF Edge, an umbrella organization under The Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system, today announced continued ecosystem collaboration …
ATLANTA (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday that she doesn’t agree with the Georgia governor’s order to mobilize the National Guard in her city as a surge in violence became a political talking point.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews on Tuesday took down a monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, the third major statue to be cleared away in less than a week as the Confederacy's former capital rushes to remove symbols of oppression in response to protests against police brutality and racism.
TORONTO, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Cordelio Power ("Cordelio") announces the acquisition of two wind projects under development in central Illinois. The Glacier Sands and Moraine Sands projects are expected to achieve commercial operations in 2021 and 2022, respectively, with over 350 MW o…
NEW YORK (AP) — The last few weeks I spent in New York City, the soundtrack of my days went like this: police helicopters circling, firecrackers startling, uniform chants for justice rising into the air.
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the world's premier organization for office and industrial real estate professionals, has completed its third straight Snapshot Sentiment Survey. While office brokers continue to face challenges, …
U.S. stocks are falling in early trading Tuesday as expanding coronavirus outbreaks dim hopes for a speedy recovery. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average followed benchmarks in France, Germany and Britain lower after the European Union slashed its forecasts for economic growth in…
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases.
A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday.
The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.
PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Small Business Relief, including Liberty SBF Holdings LLC, a small business finance company, is calling on Congress to enhance the SBA 504 Loan Program, which will provide a way to get much-needed capital into the hands of busine…
LAVAL, QC, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - CIRION BioPharma Research Inc., a leading provider of large molecule bioanalytical testing and global central laboratory services, announced today that the company is now offering new testing services for the screening and clinical diagnosis of COVID–19…
BOSTON, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- An alliance of industry-leading healthcare experts, today announced the launch of a new campaign and PSA called " Stop Medical Distancing." Committed to helping Americans better understand the risks of not seeking medical attention for symptoms that would…
Free Mobile App from Silicon Valley Protects Pedestrians from Connected Vehicles.
LA JOLLA, Calif., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 6, Northcentral University – a nonprofit, online institution – launched a fully online Master of Arts in psychology with a specialization in applied behavior analysis. The seven-course applied behavior analysis sequence is verified and a…
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SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial inequality left many debating what should be hallowed and what must be changed.
NEW DELHI — India’s death toll from the coronavirus has passed 20,000, with case numbers surging past 700,000.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Army commander confirmed Monday that dismembered remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belonged to a 20-year-old soldier who vanished more than two months ago from the Texas base.
Idaho Falls City Council on Thursday will consider making face masks mandatory in public spaces, as a growing number of Idaho cities are doing as the state’s COVID-19 caseload soars, according to an agenda posted on the city website on Tuesday evening.
LAVA HOT SPRINGS — LaNicia Duke says her weekend getaway to this small resort town was ruined by four young men slowly cruising the streets in a pickup truck displaying a Confederate flag, an American flag and a Trump 2020 flag.
POCATELLO — Firefighters made quick work of a brush fire on Red Hill Tuesday morning and saved the famous Idaho State University “I” from suffering any damage.
FORT HALL — A woman died and two other people were injured on Tuesday as a result of a car and Union Pacific freight train colliding on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, authorities said.
On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Idaho State Police responded to a three-vehicle, fatality crash, at the intersection of US20 and US26, in Butte County, north of Atomic City.
Gage Allen of Blackfoot, after reaching a plea agreement with the Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, was sentenced June 24 for various wildlife crimes dating back to 2007. In January of 2019, Allen was charged with numerous wildlife violations, including four felony charges relate…
The Eastern Idaho State Fair board is looking to move ahead with this year’s fair, but the mayor of Blackfoot and Bingham County officials have expressed reservations about whether it is safe due to the coronavirus pandemic.
FORT HALL - The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel has indicated that a casino employee had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was not at work for possible exposure, so there is little potential for any exposures. Contact tracers have been notified.
According to a press release sent out Tuesday morning, one Idaho State University student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (9 in Bannock County, 7 in Bingham County, 1 in Caribou County, 1 in Franklin County) in southeast Idaho.