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Sen. Mike Lee calls pandemic '2 parts biological and 2 or 3 parts governmental'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 9:07pm

Utah senator says he’s been helping get Latter-day Saint missionaries home.

Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

Zeke Miller and Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 2:09pm

The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending his response to the public health crisis.

What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemic

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 10:18am

When Belarus' president last made a public appearance he wore protective gear, but it wasn't for the coronavirus. Alexander Lukashenko, who derides global concerns over COVID-19 as “mass psychosis,” donned a helmet and knee guards to play ice hockey — at a venue packed with spectators.

Russia's Putin orders non-working month to curb coronavirus

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 8:14am

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month as part of a partial economic shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Democrats delay nominating convention until week of Aug. 17

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 7:23am

The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn't think it would be possible to hold a normal convention in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Battling exhaustion and trolls, Fauci says he's OK

Michael Balsamo and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 6:57am

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, owns up to doing some not-so-smart things as he helps lead the White House effort to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. Things like forgetting to eat and not getting enough sleep.

UK vows to 'massively' increase virus testing amid criticism

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 6:10am

Political opponents, scientists and even usually supportive newspapers lambasted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday over his government’s broken promises on wider testing for the COVID-19 virus.

Utah GOP members of Congress seek royalty payment waiver for oil, gas industries

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 6:09am

Two Utah Republicans in Congress took the lead in a letter Wednesday urging the Interior Department to waive or reduce federal royalty payments on oil, gas and coal production on federal lands to help those industries survive the coronavirus pandemic.

‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

Michael R. Sisak, Lori Hinnant and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:04am

The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage piles up around the world.

More US government support sought for Americans held abroad

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 10:04pm

Relatives of Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned abroad or held hostage by militant groups say in a report Thursday that the U.S. government must do better in communicating with them, though they cite improvements over the past five years.

Jeff Burningham names state Sen. Dan McCay as running mate

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 1st - 7:45pm

Businessman Jeff Burningham announced Wednesday that Sen. Daniel McCay will be his running mate as he seeks the Republican nomination for the 2020 Utah governor's race.

Trump considers limits on domestic travel to virus hot spots

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 6:26pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is weighing grounding domestic flights between coronavirus hot spots as he ramps up efforts to try to contain the pandemic's spread.

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 5:02pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq.

Democrats proposing commission to study US pandemic response

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 3:20pm

House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, modeled on one that examined the 9/11 attacks.

White House considering direct payments to hospitals to cover COVID-19 treatment costs for uninsured Americans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 4:46pm

White House considering direct payments to hospitals to cover COVID-19 treatment costs for uninsured Americans.

Navy captain fired after pleading for help for his crew on coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 3:38pm

Navy captain fired after pleading for help for his crew on coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.

White House doctor: Trump tested again for COVID-19, results negative, president 'healthy and without symptoms'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 3:25pm

White House doctor: Trump tested again for COVID-19, results negative, president 'healthy and without symptoms.'

AP source: Democrats to postpone convention to week of Aug. 17 amid coronavirus concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 10:03am

AP source: Democrats to postpone convention to week of Aug. 17 amid coronavirus concerns.

President Vladimir Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until the end of April due to the coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 8:02am

President Vladimir Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until the end of April due to the coronavirus.