Category Archives: National News

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

As Americans struggled to come to terms with how to change their daily habits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a dramatic recommendation: Because large events can fuel the spread of the disease, it said gatherings of 50 people or more should be canceled or postponed throughout the country for the next eight weeks.MORE

Virus screenings jam US airports; ‘atrocious,’ a flyer says

Virus screenings jam US airports; ‘atrocious,’ a flyer says

By TERRY SPENCER and MALLIKA SEN, The Associated Press Long lines and hourslong waits for required medical screenings greeted weary travelers returning to some U.S. airports amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions. The dense crowds Saturday at some of the 13 airports where travelers from Europe are being funneled — among the busiest across the country —…MORE

US travel ban extends to UK, Ireland; Trump eyes US limits

US travel ban extends to UK, Ireland; Trump eyes US limits

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that the United States will broaden its European travel ban, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to its list, and was considering imposing restrictions on travel within the U.S. to areas hit hard by the coronavirus spread.MORE

Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency

Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans with relief and officials race to slow the spread of the outbreak. Speaking from the Rose Garden, Trump…MORE

Massachusetts bans gatherings of 250 or more amid outbreak

Massachusetts bans gatherings of 250 or more amid outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — Coronavirus-related developments in Massachusetts: ___ BAN ON LARGE GATHERINGS Gov. Charlie Baker issued an emergency order Friday banning most gatherings of more than 250 people as the state works to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. The order will prohibit a range of gatherings, including civic, leisure and faith-based events, as…MORE

Travel bans, market chaos: Dizzying reaction to virus spread

Travel bans, market chaos: Dizzying reaction to virus spread

Sweeping travel bans cascaded around the globe Thursday, walling off countries and even entire continents, keeping people inside their homes, and slowing the engines of commerce to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Markets collapsed worldwide with the growing realization that there would be no fast end to the uncertainty.MORE

Worst day on Wall Street since 1987 as virus fears spread

Worst day on Wall Street since 1987 as virus fears spread

By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The escalating coronavirus emergency sent the stock market Thursday into its worst slide since the Black Monday crash of 1987, extending a sell-off that has now wiped out most of Wall Street’s big gains since President Donald Trump took office. The S&P…MORE

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 401-222-8022 Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole, Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) made several announcements Tuesday relating to education. Distance learning: Citing the success of the first week of distance learning across the state and the necessity of continuing to implement social distancing measures, Governor Raimondo…MORE

Power 5 leagues scrap tournaments, putting NCAAs in doubt

Power 5 leagues scrap tournaments, putting NCAAs in doubt

The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference all canceled their basketball tournaments Thursday because of concerns about coronavirus, putting the playing of the NCAA Tournament in doubt.MORE

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