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9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last Longer

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:42:00 -0400

A little bleach goes a long way.

Coronavirus pushes Trump into a 'fiasco vortex' as events spin out of administration's control

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 16:15:39 -0400

The coronavirus outbreak at the White House has plunged Trump‚??s presidency into what crisis relations expert Eric Dezenhall calls ‚??the fiasco vortex,‚?Ě a phenomenon in which crisis overtakes a public figure, destroying any attempts to impose a favorable cast on developments.

Fauci says to be safe, his family won't be gathering for Thanksgiving

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:31:21 -0400

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation‚??s top infectious disease expert, is not going to be gathering with his children on Thanksgiving because they are concerned about the threat of the coronavirus, which is surging in more than 30 states.

Trump, Biden campaigns approach COVID threat very differently

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:49:00 -0400

Joe Biden‚??s campaign has been adamant that they‚??ve followed coronavirus mitigation efforts for months and that they‚??ve been transparent with reporters, in contrast to the Trump administration.

How damaging is Trump's illness to his reelection chances?

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 14:12:40 -0400

McEnany announced on Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration or campaign to be infected.

Barron Trump also tested positive for COVID-19, first lady says

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:58:17 -0400

President Trump‚??s 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but did not show any symptoms, first lady Melania Trump disclosed Wednesday, about two weeks after it was revealed that she and the president had contracted the disease.

Explore the CDC‚??s school reopening guidelines in augmented reality

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 10:45:06 -0400

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has promoted preparing schools for the safe return of students to the classroom this fall amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic across the United States. The CDC has shared its recommended strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 in schools, which includes measures like social distancing, wearing masks and practicing proper hand hygiene. 

Trump presses attack on Fauci in dispute over campaign ad

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:12:37 -0400

The nation's leading expert in infectious diseases has asked for a video that takes his words out of context to be removed.

PHOTOS: Some of the many times Trump has appeared in public without covering his face

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 17:09:22 -0400

Voters who disapprove of both candidates, those who voted for different parties in 2016 and 2018, and college-educated white women are moving toward Biden.

Yahoo News/YouGov poll: As opposition to Trump's pandemic approach grows, most voters want Senate to pass stimulus before considering Amy Coney Barrett

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 15:53:59 -0400

As the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, two-thirds of voters say Congress should focus instead on passing more COVID-19 relief for struggling workers and businesses.

The facts behind Trump's attacks on Fauci

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:41:07 -0400

As the coronavirus pandemic worsens in the U.S., President Trump continues to attack the man who for months was the administration‚??s go-to authority on the disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Another Black life that mattered: A small town in Texas unites for justice for Jonathan Price after police kill 'an amazing person'

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 13:24:32 -0400

Jonathan Price, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer after reportedly breaking up a domestic dispute on Oct. 3 in his hometown of Wolfe City, Texas. Many people within the small town are realizing that racism is not just a big-city issue, but a countrywide problem.

20 Simple and Savory Ways to Cook Green Beans This Thanksgiving

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 10:53:00 -0400

Most of the Pentagon‚??s most senior military leaders are in home quarantine after the Coast Guard‚??s No. 2 officer tested positive for COVID-19, the Defense Department announced on Tuesday.

Trump rails against 'disaster' Fauci on campaign staff call

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:34:37 -0400

On a campaign call Monday morning, Trump repeatedly insulted the country's top infectious disease expert.

Amid rush to confirm Barrett to court, two key Republican senators test positive for COVID-19

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:49:34 -0400

Hours after President Trump announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, some of his top aides were still appearing in public without masks, including White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Almost all of Wisconsin is classified as a COVID 'hot spot'

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:42:17 -0400

Officials in the state report some hospitals have already reached 90 percent capacity in their intensive care units.

As COVID spread through White House, top Trump allies and family members mingled at events in D.C.

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 17:33:00 -0400

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was at pains to defend not only the administration‚??s response, but the president‚??s behavior.

Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Trump loses support among 3 key demographics after debate, COVID-19 diagnosis

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 11:35:00 -0400

The rosy report contrasted sharply with the reality of a White House in turmoil, not to mention of a nation that widely disapproved of Trump‚??s coronavirus response even before he himself fell ill.

With Trump hospitalized for COVID-19, experimental therapeutics show some promise

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 21:39:03 -0400

Photos posted on social media show that the Trump Victory Finance Committee, a joint fundraising effort run by the Republican National Committee and Trump‚??s campaign, held a series of events at Trump‚??s Washington hotel on Tuesday.

CDC finally acknowledges airborne spread of coronavirus

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:03:45 -0400

President Trump trails Joe Biden in polls with less than a month to go before election day. Will his illness make it impossible for him to mount a comeback?

What Dr. Fauci says when asked about Trump's crowded rallies

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:01:05 -0400

The nation's top infectious disease expert remains concerned that large-scale gatherings like President Trump's campaign rallies will lead to more coronavirus outbreaks.

As Trump fell ill, Republican report praised his leadership on pandemic response

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 16:27:32 -0400

In late September, the CDC was forced to delete a guidance describing the airborne qualities of the coronavirus. The new guidance comes as President Trump remains hospitalized with what could be a serious case of COVID-19.

Trump rips Biden and Fauci for coronavirus 'bad calls' and again suggests the pandemic nearly over

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:29:58 -0400

President Trump attacked Joe Biden and the nation‚??s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci during a campaign rally in Prescott, Ariz.

Yahoo News/YouGov Poll: As COVID-19 cases soar, many Americans plan indoor Thanksgiving with friends or extended family

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:43:24 -0400

Right now, amid a worsening pandemic, a majority of American voters are at least considering joining friends or family indoors on Nov. 26, which would be an uncomfortable amount of normal in a time we can't really afford it.

'They only care about votes': As millions slip into poverty, voting may be the only leverage for a 2nd stimulus check

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:39:23 -0400

Millions of Americans across the country are fed up with elected officials who haven't worked out a second stimulus bill. As more time passes, Americans don‚??t care how it gets done; they just want something done.

Outrage boils over in Kansas City after video captures arrest of pregnant Black woman

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:37:44 -0400

A Kansas City woman gave birth on Friday, just over two weeks after she was thrown to the ground by police in an altercation at an event commemorating a murder victim.

Azar says Trump family 'is a different situation than the rest of us' on COVID safety measures

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 16:45:27 -0400

President Trump‚??s positive test for COVID-19 may not spark any sudden moves by foreign adversaries, but the news will be another blow to U.S. prestige on the global stage, according to national security experts.

Wisconsin is battling America's worst coronavirus outbreak, and the state's broken politics are partly to blame

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 10:36:50 -0400

The state GOP‚??s relentless campaign to delegitimize pandemic precautions as partisan overreach has restricted the government‚??s ability to address a worsening crisis.

Pence will defend mixed coronavirus record at Wednesday's debate

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:25:36 -0400

After Democrats have endlessly assailed Trump‚??s pandemic response, Pence could prove an elusive target. While he's associated with the administration‚??s much-criticized response to the pandemic, he answers to a boss who offers subordinates little independence.

Trump's COVID diagnosis prompts his campaign to go virtual

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 14:42:41 -0400

Now that President Trump has the coronavirus, will there be any more debates this year? 

CDC: White men still aren't washing their hands

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 13:00:48 -0400

While Americans are washing their hands much more amid the pandemic, the CDC reports that young white men are the picture of handwashing recalcitrance.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 12:18:21 -0400

Throughout the pandemic, a significant share of the public has doubted the severity of COVID-19. Will the president becoming infected change that?

From both sides, thoughts and prayers for Trump, some more heartfelt than others

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 16:34:59 -0400

REFORM Alliance, the criminal justice reform organization co-founded by Shawn ‚??Jay-Z‚?Ě Carter, rapper Meek Mill, entrepreneur Michael Rubin and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft among others, just passed its first significant reform law in the U.S., which dramatically changes California‚??s probation system.

Kellyanne Conway tests positive for COVID, with ‚??mild‚?? symptoms, as epidemic spreads through Trump circle

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 23:38:22 -0400

While there is currently no cure for COVID-19, Dr. Uché Blackstock, a Yahoo News medical contributor and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, says there are therapeutics that President Trump's medical team could try if his condition worsens.

News of Trump's illness another blow to U.S. prestige on the global stage, say experts

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:51:09 -0400

In his mid-70s and apparently overweight, President Trump faces a COVID-19 mortality risk of between 9 and 10 percent, Yahoo News medical contributor Dr. Kavita Patel said. 

New California probation law celebrated by reform group founded by Jay-Z, Meek Mill and Michael Rubin

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 15:29:35 -0400

California recently announced a plan to ban sales of gas-powered cars in the state by 2035. Does the move go too far, or not far enough?

Trump's closing pitch to voters admits that America has to be made 'great again' all over again

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:58:04 -0400

In the closing days of the 2020 election that opinion polls show him likely to lose, President Trump has amended his famous 2016 campaign slogan, promising that, if reelected, he will ‚??make America great again, again.‚?Ě

How another president tried to hide his illness during a pandemic ‚?? and the disaster it created

Sun, 11 Oct 2020 10:48:06 -0400

President Trump's White House and medical team have been criticized for not being transparent enough about the president's condition after he tested positive for COVID-19. But this isn't the first president to contract a deadly pandemic virus. President Woodrow Wilson's personal physician tried to downplay the severity of the president's illness during a crucial moment in American history when he became sick during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic.

Trump says catching COVID-19 was a 'blessing from God'

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:02:51 -0400

President Trump released a new video from the White House Wednesday in which he said that his contraction of COVID-19 was a ‚??blessing from God."

Trump faces serious risks from COVID-19, says medical expert

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:48:53 -0400

President Trump‚??s campaign announced it is postponing some events and moving others to a virtual format, a recognition that his coronavirus diagnosis will require him to quarantine and avoid public settings.

Trump's rallies define his view of liberty: The right not to care about other people

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:03:13 -0400

President Trump made a fateful decision last week to return to holding mass rallies despite warnings from health officials about doing so during a pandemic.

Is Trump's illness a coronavirus wake-up call for Americans?

Sun, 04 Oct 2020 11:35:07 -0400

Americans from across the political spectrum are offering prayers to the president as he battles COVID-19. Sadly, the virus hasn‚??t shown itself to be particularly susceptible to prayer.

How a Florida hockey game became a COVID-19 'superspreader' event

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:00:46 -0400

The game, which took place on June 16, did not lead to any hospitalizations or deaths. But it does represent one of the few documented instances of viral spread stemming from an athletic event.

Trump claims he won't participate in virtual debate

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 09:12:21 -0400

‚??I‚??m not going to waste my time doing a virtual debate,‚?Ě the president said shortly after organizers announced the Oct. 15 town hall would be held remotely. ‚??That‚??s not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer and do a debate, it‚??s ridiculous, and then they cut you off whenever they want.‚?Ě

Will banning gas-powered cars help curb climate change?

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 09:46:06 -0400

President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 earlier int he day. "As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic," Kellyanne Conway tweeted.

As White House eyes 'herd immunity,' Sweden's no-mask approach is failing to contain COVID-19

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:18:13 -0400

Early on in the pandemic, Sweden was slammed for being reckless, refusing the lockdowns adopted by its Scandinavian neighbors and keeping most everything open. But with the ascendancy of President Trump's coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, herd immunity is getting another look.

Future of presidential debates unclear after Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 14:32:23 -0400

Two GOP Senators who sit on the Judiciary Committee, which will hold hearings on President Trump‚??s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, announced Friday that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

CDC criticizes White House medical adviser's discredited mask claim

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:12:04 -0400

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is criticizing a White House coronavirus adviser for spreading misinformation about facial coverings, in a potential escalation of the feud between the administration and public health officials within the federal government.

Virus strikes Coast Guard admiral, forcing top military brass to quarantine

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 18:19:53 -0400

One of the most pressing questions raised by President Trump falling ill with COVID-19 has been when, exactly, he contracted the coronavirus. It‚??s impossible to know for sure, in part because he has had so many interactions with aides, family members, political figures and strangers.

Top White House staffers still not wearing masks

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 12:42:06 -0400