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Vice President Mike Pence asks Americans not to attend church services of more than 10 people

(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Mike Pence told "Nightline" co-anchor Byron Pitts on Wednesday that Americans should not attend church services of more than 10 people during the novel coronavirus outbreak.Police on Monday arrested a Florida megachurch pastor for allegedly violating a county social distancing order by holding a packed church…... Read More

Sanders, acknowledging 'narrow path' to nomination, pushes agenda amid pandemic

(WASHINGTON) -- From his home in Burlington, Vermont early Tuesday morning, in a remote interview with a comedian stationed 250 miles away, Sen. Bernie Sanders made an unusual concession."There is a path," Sanders, I-Vt., told Seth Meyers, when asked in an appearance on Late Night about his chances to win…... Read More

Despite calls for global cooperation, US and China fight over leading coronavirus response

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Chinese governments have increasingly turned the novel coronavirus pandemic into a contest over their primacy as the world's leading humanitarian force, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighting U.S. contributions to global aid agencies Tuesday and pushing back on Chinese propaganda about its overseas assistance.But…... Read More

Coronavirus government response updates: Grim Trump, doctors: Prepare for 100K deaths

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government has been rolling out its response to the novel coronavirus crisis, trying to slow the spread and prop up the economy, amid a volatile stock market and record unemployment numbers.After the nation’s top health officials warned the death toll from COVID-19 could reach 200,000, even…... Read More

After 'Zoom bombings', other incidents, FBI warns of videoconferencing hijacking amid coronavirus

(BOSTON) -- As more Americans rely on videoconferencing for work and to keep connected to love ones amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of potential hijacks of videoconferencing applications.Overnight, the FBI highlighted two incidents in Massachusetts related to the popular videoconferencing app Zoom."In late…... Read More

Captain of aircraft carrier struck by coronavirus wants sailors off ship

(WASHINGTON) -- In an unusually blunt memo, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has warned top Navy leaders that most of his ship's crew of 5,000 needs to be quarantined ashore in Guam -- because he's concerned that keeping them on the ship would continue the spread…... Read More

Trump's coronavirus team to reveal sobering data that drove decision to extend restrictions

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and his coronavirus task force geared up on Tuesday to explain the sobering data that drove the decision to extend federal recommendations to blunt the spread of coronavirus until the end of April.His health health experts advised him 100,000 to 200,000 people could die even…... Read More

DOJ watchdog finds new errors in FBI's handling of surveillance warrants

(WASHINGTON) -- A new audit into the FBI's surveillance warrant application process has uncovered a series of errors made by agents seeking wiretaps on subjects of national security investigations, a Justice Department watchdog revealed Tuesday.DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the results of audit, which grew from last year's scathing…... Read More

Trump administration finalizes more lenient fuel economy rule, rolling back Obama-era policy

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration will require car and truck companies to make modest improvements to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fuel economy standards, finalizing a rollback of more ambitious requirements put in place by former President Barack Obama as part of policies intended to combat climate change.The Environmental Protection…... Read More

'Draft Cuomo 2020' groundswell emerges amid the New York governor's coronavirus response

(NEW YORK) -- As the number of Americans impacted by the deadly coronavirus continues to climb, some voters looking for decisive action are turning to state leaders for guidance -- chief among them, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose daily press conferences and emphatic communication style has gradually captivated audiences…... Read More

'I don't think you really can' make the election safe: Wisconsin gears up for primary

(MADISON, Wis.) -- Wisconsin, one of the pivotal midwestern states for the 2020 general election, is also currently set to be the first state to restart the primary process next week amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.With more than a dozen states backloading the election calendar due to the novel coronavirus,…... Read More