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‘I’ve got a private island’ Dana White says UFC events will go ahead

As other sports search for solutions on how to carry out events in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, UFC president Dana White believes he has come up with a creative resolution. The upcoming UFC 249 event on April 18 was originally scheduled to take place in New York City but was forced to move…

Wisconsin holds its primary election in the middle of a pandemic

Wisconsin on Tuesday is holding its primary in the middle of a pandemic. Republicans who have insisted on holding the election on schedule won two legal battles Monday, as the state Supreme Court blocked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ bid to delay it until June and the US Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling that…

Mayors take lead in states where governors fight stringent stay-at-home orders

Steve Benjamin, the Democratic mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, was fed up as he waited for his state’s Republican governor to follow in the footsteps of states up and down the East Coast and issue a statewide stay-at-home order. After Gov. Henry McMaster defended his decision to abstain from taking the statewide step, Benjamin —…

Why public approval of Trump’s coronavirus response may not save him in November

There’s a potential political time bomb ticking for President Donald Trump in the public reaction to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Polls now consistently show that almost exactly half of Americans approve of how Trump is handling the outbreak. That’s a strikingly solid showing for him given the enormous toll on American life and…

Golf locks in its 2020 major schedule amid postponements and cancellations

The bulk of the men’s major golf calendar has been moved to the second half of the year as the coronavirus outbreak has forced events to be postponed or canceled. The PGA Championship and the US Open have been moved from May and June to August 6-9 and September 17-20 respectively, after which the Ryder…

Civil rights icon John Lewis endorses Joe Biden

Civil rights icon and Democratic Rep. John Lewis is endorsing Joe Biden, promising to campaign for the former vice president and saying that “we need his leadership now more than ever before.” “He has been a friend, a dear friend. He’s a man of courage, a man with a great conscience, a man of faith,”…

An asthma sufferer, sprinter Noah Lyles is taking extra precautions amid pandemic

Breath and breathing seem to have taken on added significance for the world as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic — even more so if you’re are asthmatic. US sprinter Noah Lyles is an asthmatic. Though you’d never have guessed — he secured his 200 meters world title with a run of 19.83 seconds, which…

Cook County Jail reports first detainee death from coronavirus

A 59-year-old man is the first detainee from an Illinois jail where 220 people have tested positive for coronavirus to die from suspected complications of Covid-19. Jeffery Pendleton “was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Memorial Hospital at 9:49 p.m. Sunday, April 5,” the Cook County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. Pendleton’s official cause of death…

Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do

Scientists are learning more each day about the mysterious novel coronavirus and the symptoms of Covid-19, the disease it causes. Fever, cough and shortness of breath are found in the vast majority of all Covid-19 cases. But there are additional signals of the virus, some that are very much like cold or flu, and some…

Los Angeles crime plunges during the coronavirus stay at home order

Los Angeles has seen a 23% drop in crime in the past month as California has been under a stay at home order to fight the spread of coronavirus, the city’s police chief said. “People staying home in their neighborhoods, watching out for each other, and exercising social distancing is allowing us to have a…

Reducing child abuse during a pandemic

Just as prior generations were deeply affected by the Great Depression, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and the Kennedys and the horrors of 9/11, the Covid-19 pandemic may well be the defining moment in the lives of today’s children. That’s why we owe it to our children to focus on positive experiences during these…

How to get your family to help with household chores, starting today

With most states ordering Americans to stay at home in compliance with social distancing, household labor might be piling up faster than you can handle. There are more dirty dishes, more trash, and more areas of the house to organize and keep sanitized. “Many families are now spending a lot more time at home and…

A Missouri school district has suspended meal delivery to students after a bus driver diagnosed with coronavirus and a second showing symptoms died

The Ferguson-Florissant school district in Missouri has suspended the home delivery of meals to students following the deaths of two school bus drivers. The district serves students in a northeastern suburb of St. Louis. One driver who supported food distribution at McCluer North High School in Florissant during the school closure died after testing positive…

Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, site of deadly outbreak, dealt with systemic issues for years, staffers and union say

Two employees of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts told CNN they felt the home was woefully unprepared for a coronavirus outbreak in part due to long-standing systemic issues like short staffing. Additionally, according to the employees and a union representative, a lack of personal protective equipment and the home’s recent decision to consolidate veterans…

Trump angrily lashes out when confronted with critiques of coronavirus response

President Donald Trump’s contempt for science and disdain for experts who question his political narratives are driving his increasingly defensive and brittle management of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump was short-tempered and rude during much of his daily briefing on Monday as he refused to even listen to questions about shortcomings in the federal government effort.…

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean’s body found by divers

The body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean has been found by divers, police said. Members of a dive and rescue team found the body in 25 feet of water, about 2.5 miles from her mother’s residence, around 5:31 p.m. Monday, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said in a statement. McKean, 41, and her 8-year-old son,…

Coroners worry Covid-19 test shortages could lead to uncounted deaths

Jill Romann, the coroner in Douglas County, Colorado, was so desperate for coronavirus tests that she began calling hospitals in the middle of the night to avoid management, begging whoever was on duty for one or two test kits. Her total collection reached about 13 before the hospitals caught on and shut her down. She…

Supreme Court draws battle lines for voting amid coronavirus pandemic

Until Monday night, the Supreme Court had been moving gingerly, sitting on a tinderbox of blockbuster cases and carefully navigating the new Covid-19 world. All that changed when the court issued its first order related to the pandemic after a long day of ricocheting legal briefs concerning Wisconsin’s pending primary. Instead of a quiet compromise…

Fact Check: Trump baselessly disputes HHS IG report, repeats several other false claims at Monday’s coronavirus briefing

President Donald Trump made yet another series of false and misleading claims at his Monday coronavirus briefing, during which he repeatedly criticized reporters and frequently departed from his prepared text. At CNN, we start with the facts. Visit CNN’s home for Facts First. Trump repeated false claims about coronavirus testing and about the Obama administration’s…

Al Kaline, MLB Hall of Famer, dies at 85

Legendary right fielder Al Kaline died Monday at the age of 85, according to the Detroit Tigers. Kaline played his entire career, 22 seasons, with the Tigers where he was an All-Star 18 times, won a World Series in 1968 and earned the nickname “Mr. Tiger.” “Baseball lost a titan today. Anyone who knew Al…

Seniors in Texas had a special guest for their virtual bingo game — Matthew McConaughey

Bingo night got a little more interesting for residents of a senior living facility in Texas. They had a special bingo caller during their virtual game — award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. Through the use of video chat, McConaughey joined the residents of The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living, an independent and assisted living facility…