Kim Tong-Hyung and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | PostedMay 27th - 12:04am
South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India saw another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expanded its grip across much of the globe.
Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press | PostedMay 26th - 10:18pm
Sen. Marco Rubio, the new Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is warning that foreign actors will seek to amplify conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and find new ways to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press | PostedMay 26th - 10:16pm
Deadlocked over the next big coronavirus relief bill, Congress is shifting its attention to a more modest overhaul of small-business aid in hopes of helping employers reopen shops and survive the pandemic.
A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances prepared to vote Wednesday on a revised fiscal plan as it warned the island’s surplus could plunge by 65% and that the government is unable to pay current debt obligations.
Eric Tucker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | PostedMay 26th - 8:36pm
The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general in the last two months, but the administration offered no new details about why they were let go.
A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances said Tuesday that the island could be hit with a deficit earlier than expected and see its surplus plunge by 65% in upcoming years, warning the government cannot afford to pay current debt obligations.
Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker, Associated Press | PostedMay 26th - 4:56pm
The Justice Department has closed investigations into stock trading by Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, according to people familiar with notifications sent to the senators. The senators came under scrutiny for transactions made in the weeks before the coronavirus sent markets downhill.
John Raby, Associated Press | PostedMay 26th - 4:15pm
A West Virginia postal carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered, including five from Democrat to Republican, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
San Francisco police have acknowledged the need to uphold press protections as part of a settlement with a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by police a year ago in a bid to root out a confidential source.
John D. Hanna, Associated Press | PostedMay 26th - 2:48pm
Kansas' Democratic governor on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping Republican coronavirus measure that would have limited her power to direct the state's pandemic response but then ceded to local officials the authority to keep restrictions on businesses.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | PostedMay 26th - 1:54pm
The author of a federal report that found U.S. hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies says she is not intimidated by criticism from President Donald Trump, even after he moved to replace her as chief watchdog of the Department of Health and Human Services.