10News' continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic
10News' continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that there was a high likelihood of another round of cash payments for Americans. As expanded unemployment benefits are set to expire amid a new increase in jobless claims, lawmakers appear to be nearing consensus with the White House about how to further aid the United States' ailing economy. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a Republican bill would extend a reduced level of federal unemployment income and include a second round of $1,200 direct payments very similar to those sent four months ago.
CCTV footage from a Florida convenience store has shown the suspects arrested in connection with a fishing trip “massacre” in the same store as one of the victims just before they were murdered. William "Robert" Wiggins, 21, Tony “TJ” Wiggins, 26, and Mary Whittemore, 27, were arrested in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Damion Tillman, 30-year-old Keven Springfield, and 27-year-old Brandon Rollins on 17 July, police announced on Wednesday. The footage, shared by Polk Sheriff Grady Judd, shows the suspects: two brothers and a girlfriend, inside the Dollar General store in Frostproof, Florida.
The complicated legal history of the case against Amy Locane includes three sentences imposed by two judges, as well as numerous appeals. It stems from a crash in March 2010 that killed Helene Seeman and seriously injured her husband, Fred, as they turned into their driveway in Montgomery Township in central New Jersey. This week, an appeals court ruled that a different judge incorrectly resentenced her last year, and sent the case back for another sentencing.
White House senior adviser Stephen Miller joins Tucker Carlson with insight on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.
President Trump's ex-lawyer will return to home confinement after a judge ruled he was sent back to jail in retaliation for writing a tell-all book. Michael Cohen had been released in May over Covid-19 concerns from a three-year sentence for charges including Trump campaign finance violations. Cohen argued his re-arrest was retaliation for his plans to publish a critical book about Donald Trump.
Miami's mayor told people that wearing face masks at home could reduce the coronavirus spread among families. Francis Suarez said homes and families had become the largest sources of coronavirus infections, and that people should adjust their behavior as a result. He recommended that people consider, "particularly if they have a multigenerational household, wearing masks indoors, at times, with their multigenerational residents and also respecting social distance when they're at home."
A Richmond judge heard arguments Thursday but said he would not immediately issue a ruling in a lawsuit over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's plans to remove an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Attorney Gen. Mark Herring's office asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit and dissolve an existing injunction barring the removal of the statue from historic Monument Avenue. The lawsuit was filed by William C. Gregory, a descendant of signatories to a 1890 deed that transferred the statue, pedestal and ground they sit on to the state.
Senate Republicans announced Wednesday evening that they have "reached a fundamental agreement" with White House negotiators on how to move forward with a coronavirus relief bill. The tentative framework comes amid tension in the Republican Party over how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, which is forcing states to re-evaluate their plans to reopen and to address the growing numbers of cases and deaths. The legislation remains fluid, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has indicated that he wants to keep the price tag at $1 trillion.
Twitter/EmilySCasey/EMSandMessyBuns Former medical students, medical residents, and EMTs are sharing their bikini selfies in protest of a study that called such imagery "unprofessional." Doctors and other medical professionals are calling the study "disturbing" and using the hashtag #MedBikini to show how harmful the study's conclusions could be. On Friday, one of the study authors apologized after the hashtag took off on Twitter.
Federal and provincial leaders in Canada have announced a review of the Nova Scotia mass shooting that left 22 people dead this April. The shooting, where a gunman posing as a police officer went on a rampage for 13 hours on 18-19 April, is the deadliest in Canada's modern history. A three-member panel will review what occurred, the police response and recommend preventative measures.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman underwent a successful surgery that removed his gallbladder, the kingdom said Thursday, just days after being admitted to hospital over an inflammation of the organ. Surgeons at Riyadh's King Faisal Specialist Hospital operated on the king, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported, describing the procedure as a laparoscopic surgery — a low-risk procedure that usually involves only small incisions and a tiny camera to aid the surgeons' work. The gallbladder, a small, pouch-like organ near the liver that stores bile, can easily be removed and is not critical for life.
The CDC on Thursday issued new guidance on reopening schools that backtracked on prior, stricter recommendations after criticism from President Donald Trump. "Reopening schools creates opportunity to invest in the education, well-being, and future of one of America's greatest assets — our children," the CDC said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphatically endorsed reopening America's schools in new guidance posted on its website Thursday night, backtracking from previous recommendations that were criticized by President Donald Trump earlier in July.
Live At The Bike/YouTube Professional poker player Susie Zhao, who played under the moniker of "Susie Q," has been found dead in a park in Michigan, according to multiple reports. The 33-year-old's badly-charred body was identified via a distinctive tattoo and fingerprints, according to the Casino.org news site. Police are treating her death as a homicide, the outlet added.
A Florida man faces felony charges after he pulled a gun from his waistband and leveled it at a fellow Walmart shopper during an argument over face masks. The encounter served as a linchpin in the debate over whether store owners and officials should require people to cover their faces inside buildings as the U.S. battles a surge in cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Vincent Scavetta, 28, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and improper exhibition of a firearm and arrested Wednesday after turning himself in, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office officials report.
Britain said on Friday it was guaranteeing 3.7 billion pounds ($4.72 billion) of additional funding this year to be split between Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to allow the devolved governments there to plan their coronavirus response. Britain's semi-autonomous nations receive some of their funding based on how much is spent by the central government in England. Friday's announcement also seeks to relieve growing tension between central and devolved governments - particularly in Scotland where support for independence has been fanned by disagreements over the coronavirus response.
Malaysia's government said Friday it has reached a $3.9 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs in exchange for dropping criminal charges against the bank over bond sales that raised money for the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which was looted of billions of dollars in a massive scandal. Malaysian and U.S. prosecutors had alleged that the bond sales organized by Goldman Sachs provided one of the means for associates of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to steal billions over several years from a fund that was ostensibly set up to accelerate Malaysia's economic development. Najib is on trial on multiple corruption charges linked to the scandal after his election ouster in May 2018.
The Republican silence on what's happening in Portland is jarring: If you've followed American politics over the last 10 years, you might be surprised that Republicans are more outraged at Liz Cheney than they are federal armed agents that just tear-gassed a city's mayor. It's easy to understand in our current politics why elected Republicans aren't speaking out against the Department of Homeland Security forces in liberal, urban Portland. One party believes that discrimination of Blacks and Latinos exists (between 80 and 90 percent of Democrats say this); the other party doesn't (just 15 to 26 percent of Republicans).
A Texas county said it was forming a committee to decide which coronavirus patients were most likely to die and send them home to their families. Starr County Memorial Hospital is overrun with coronavirus cases, and hospitals elsewhere in Texas and in nearby states are also full, officials said. The county's health authority said the "situation is desperate" and "there is nowhere to put these patients."
The morning after his interview with President Donald Trump, which featured the president bizarrely playing out the cognitive test he purportedly aced, Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel gushed over Trump's “great” memory and how “extremely sharp” the president is. Speaking to Siegel on Wednesday, Trump once again boasted about his “perfect mark” on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is administered to judge whether a patient is suffering dementia or cognitive decline. At one point, Trump attempted to prove how difficult the test's questions are by reenacting the memory recall portion.