The university prepares to put about 800 students through its nursing program this year.
The university prepares to put about 800 students through its nursing program this year.
Rob Carr/AP Retired US Army Gen. Russel Honoré, the three-star general who commanded the military's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, sharply criticized the Department of Homeland Security for wearing military uniforms. "That uniform represents the cloth of our nation for people who don't draw overtime, who serve around the world at the direction of the national command authority," Honoré said to MSNBC. The optics of federal agents, who wore US Army uniforms in crackdowns on protesters, have concerned top Pentagon officials and lawmakers.
At least 14 people have been shot outside a funeral home in Chicago - one of the worst mass shootings in a city already grappling with rising violence. Mourners were shot at by the occupants of a passing vehicle as they left the home in Gresham, on Chicago's South Side, on Tuesday evening, police said. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she had been assured that the agents would work "collaboratively" with Chicago's police force, local media report.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola Matteo Sloane, the son of Devin Sloane, spoke to Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz for their new book, "Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal." Matteo Sloane's father was sentenced to four months in prison in September for his role in the college admissions scandal. Devin Sloane paid $250,000 to have Matteo Sloane admitted into the University of Southern California as a water polo recruit.
Researchers will aim for the 400-foot-deep bottom of an ocean sinkhole named Green Banana. Blue holes are massive undersea sinkholes that are logistically hard to study. The same team explored Amberjack in 2019 and is continuing its work into 2020.
Largely resisting the tangential, pugnacious approach he favored during his earlier appearances at the podium, Trump tried instead to rely on data to persuade the American people that his administration is “doing a good job,” in his words, combating COVID-19. At the top of his briefing, Trump unveiled a chart labeled “Case Fatality Rate” in big, bold letters. The largest bar belonged to France (17.1 percent), followed by the United Kingdom (15.3 percent), Belgium (15.3 percent), Italy (14.3 percent), Spain (10.7 percent), the European Union (10.2 percent), Canada (8 percent), Europe (7.5 percent), Sweden (7.2 percent), Germany (4.5 percent), the world as a whole (4.2 percent) — and then, at the very bottom, the United States (3.7 percent).
Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon joins Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff to discuss the ongoing confrontations between federal agents and protesters in Portland and weighs in on President Trump's plans to send federal troops to other cities, including Chicago and New York.
Turks and Caicos closed its borders in March to stop the spread of the coronavirus, stranding tourists who were visiting the islands. The territory ended its lockdown on Wednesday, allowing tourists James Ohliger and Romane Recalde to return home to New York City after five months. The Turks and Caicos economy is almost entirely dependent on US tourism, and the lockdown is estimated to have cost the territory $22 million a month.
A series of explosions and a 1,200-degree inferno damaged 11 of the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard's 14 decks, according to a summary of the damage by the U.S. Navy's top officer, which was obtained by Defense News. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday, in a letter to the service's admirals and master chiefs, said the fire caused “extensive damage” to the ship. “There is fire and water damage, to varying degrees, on 11 of 14 decks,” Gilday wrote.
After weeks of declining fatalities, there were more than 5,200 U.S. COVID-19 deaths in the week ended July 19, up 5% from the previous seven days, a Reuters analysis found. Nearly 142,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, a toll that experts warn will likely surge following recent record spikes in case numbers and an alarming rise in hospitalizations in many states. While some of the increase in new cases can be attributed to more testing, hospitalizations, which are not tied to testing numbers, began to surge in late June as well.
Absolutely not, says California's governor, backed by legions of local and state health officials who discourage nonessential travel and are alarmed by the continued spread of COVID-19 on both sides of the border. Meanwhile, scores of hotels in Baja California have opened in recent weeks, betting that thousands of Americans are ready to head south. Baja California Sur's governor, Carlos Mendoza Davis, said these reopening rules would stay in effect despite infection rates that have pushed the peninsula's southern half into the most severe category in the Mexican Ministry of Health's COVID-19 risk rankings.
DETROIT – A Detroit police officer who the county prosecutor said fired rubber bullets at three journalists during a police brutality protest in downtown Detroit in May was charged Monday with multiple counts of felony assault. Daniel Debono, a 32-year-old corporal, had been suspended with pay while police investigated the accusation, Detroit Police Chief James Craig confirmed Monday during a news conference about an unrelated fatal shooting. "The evidence shows that these three journalists were leaving the protest area and that there was almost no one else on the street where they were," Prosecutor Kym Worthy said.
Wearing a face mask helps prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. A doctor debunked this common myth by filming himself testing his oxygen levels while wearing six face masks. Despite overwhelming evidence that face masks effectively reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, some people still refuse to wear masks.
The US justice department has accused China of sponsoring hackers who are targeting labs developing Covid-19 vaccines. Officials have charged two Chinese men who allegedly spied on US companies doing coronavirus research and got help from state agents for other thefts. The indictment comes amid a US crackdown on Chinese cyber espionage.
CNN anchor Brianna Keilar on Tuesday battled with Trump campaign director of communications Tim Murtaugh over President Donald Trump's neverending embrace of controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, lecturing Murtaugh for touting the drug as a coronavirus treatment. Towards the end of yet another heated segment with the CNN host on the president's coronavirus response, Murtaugh contended that Trump always listens to the advice of his public-health experts on his coronavirus task force.
New York Times reporter Julian Barnes implied on Tuesday that some intelligence officials believe that the Kremlin is fanning corruption allegations against Joe Biden's son Hunter in order to “obscure” Russia's ongoing election interference attempts. During an MSNBC interview, host Nicole Wallace referred to Russian disinformation campaigns that she said appear to have “infected” the House Intelligence Committee, asking Barnes, “What access to any information or briefings do Democrats really have? Russia uses these disinformation campaigns to deflect from what they did in 2016,” Barnes, who reports on national security for the Times, responded.
Vice President Mike Pence says he and second lady Karen Pence would send their children back to school in the fall, claiming they would be unconcerned about them contracting coronavirus. "We wouldn't hesitate to send them back to school," Mr Pence told reporters during a visit to hard-hit South Carolina. The VP said he would send his now-grown children back to the classroom "because I've been looking at this data every day."
A special police unit collected 420 bodies over the preceding five days in two Bolivian cities, and 80% to 90% of the deceased were thought to have succumbed to COVID-19, authorities said Tuesday. Col. Ivan Rojas, director of the special crime-fighting force, said his officers recovered the bodies from streets, vehicles and homes in the capital, La Paz, and in Bolivia's biggest city, Santa Cruz. Bolivia's Institute of Forensic Investigations said that nationally from April 1 through Sunday, its workers had recovered 3,016 bodies of people in possible COVID-19 cases.
China threatened a "forceful counter-attack" on Tuesday in response to Britain's announcement that it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong following Beijing's introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. On Monday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament the extradition treaty would be suspended immediately and an arms embargo would be extended to Hong Kong. "We will not consider re-activating those arrangements, unless and until there are clear and robust safeguards, which are able to prevent extradition from the UK being misused under the new national security legislation," Raab said.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images Floridians are taking to the water to escape the pandemic, but it's only intensifying the situation. Recreational boating in South Florida — the state's most southeastern region — is seeing "one of its busiest summer seasons in recent memory," Francisco Alvarado reported for The Daily Beast, and it's causing an uptick in coronavirus cases in Miami-Dade County. "Our data from the Florida Department of Health and intake questions at our ERs and hospitals strongly support that boat parties are contributing to the COVID-19 outbreak in Miami-Dade," Aileen Marty, an infectious-disease professor at Florida International University and adviser to county Mayor Carlos Gimenez, ...