Trump threatens to pull funds from states trying to make voting safer amid coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to hold up federal funds for two election battleground states that are trying to make it easier and safer to vote during the coronavirus pandemic. He … Read More

Americans slowly emerge from coronavirus lockdown as states ease restrictions

Americans in about half of U.S. states, led by Texas and Georgia, began emerging on Friday from home confinement while California and New York held fast to business closures and … Read More

Sarnia, Ont., mayor urges cautious economic reopening: ‘Momentary popularity is not worth it’

Mayor Mike Bradley  of Sarnia, Ont., says he doesn’t mind “getting a lot of criticism” and he’s hoping politicians at the local, provincial, and national levels are willing to take some criticism, as well, as leaders face difficult decisions amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Some American states plan to re-open economy despite coronavirus testing concerns

The reopenings came amid economic gloom, as futures plunged below zero on Monday and stocks and Treasury yields also dropped on Wall Street. The cost to have a barrel of U.S. crude delivered in May plummeted to negative US$37.63. It was at roughly US$60 at the start of the year.

Facebook takes down events about protests against COVID-19 measures in some U.S. states

Facebook Inc said on Monday that it has removed events in Nebraska, New Jersey and California promoting protests against stay-at-home measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. … Read More

‘Really concerning’: Detroit mayor raises alarm as coronavirus cases surge in Michigan

A surge in coronavirus cases in Detroit has put Michigan on track to be one of the U.S. states hardest hit by the pandemic, the city’s mayor said on Thursday, … Read More

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