At least 16 West Point cadets test COVID-19 positive before grad speech by President Trump

WASHINGTON – The Army has determined 16 West Point cadets have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to the campus for a commencement address by President Trump scheduled for June 13, according to sources on Capitol Hill. The affected cadets, a fraction of the 850 who have returned to the campus since spring break in […] Read more »

What Amtrak passengers need to know as train service comes back from coronavirus pandemic

Amtrak is starting to emerge from the coronavirus crisis. It received $1 billion from Congress through the CARES Act. On Monday, its flagship Acela service will resume in the Northeast, as will other trains that were canceled. It’s in the process of testing the Acela’s replacement, which is scheduled to begin service next year. At […] Read more »

Family of Grand Princess passenger who died of coronavirus files suit against Carnival

The family of a California cruise ship passenger who died of coronavirus has sued Princess Cruises and its parent company in federal court. Ronald Wong, 64, and his wife, Eva, were passengers on the Grand Princess when the ship set sail from San Francisco on Feb. 21. He died in a California hospital a month […] Read more »

NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information. It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes. “Testing is a must because it’s the only way you’re going to know and feel confident every time you step […] Read more »

Coronavirus updates: George Floyd protests could fuel COVID cases, Trump postpones G7 summit

Nationwide protests sparked by the deaths of African Americans in police custody could fuel the pandemic, and President Donald Trump postponed the G7 summit until at least September amid coronavirus concerns. Also, the Supreme Court ruled against allowing houses of worship in California and Illinois to reopen with more people than allowed by their state […] Read more »

Wyoming coach part of NCAA talks on football amid COVID-19

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Craig Bohl is spending more time than most coaches these days dabbling in technology. Not only does Wyoming’s coach have his own assistants and players to keep tabs on, but he’s also a member of the NCAA’s Division I Football Competition Committee and serves on the American Football Coaches Association Board […] Read more »

Unemployed because of coronavirus? How to make money from home right away

If you know your way around a sewing machine, can quick-fix a washer/dryer, fridge, boat or car, have an eye for antiques or possess some other random – even quirky – expertise, you could make tens of thousands of dollars working from home within the next month or two. True story. Unemployment rates are at […] Read more »

Coronavirus: Children are key to the response and the endgame for this pandemic

Children's health, social, and educational needs are being neglected as adults struggle with this pandemic. But children are the key to a solution. Read more »

Utah coronavirus protest concert featuring Collin Raye blocked by judge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge blocked a concert protesting coronavirus restrictions Friday, siding with county health officials who said the event expected to attract thousands of people could worsen the pandemic. Judge Dianna Gibson decided there was a real risk of spreading the virus within the audience and others they might carry […] Read more »

US Open plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests

Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks. No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on practice days. All are among the scenarios being considered for the 2020 U.S. Open […] Read more »

Opinion: A farewell to Foley’s as the iconic New York baseball bar closes after 16 years

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Coronavirus safety plan approved for 2 F1 races in Austria

VIENNA (AP) — The Austrian Health Ministry has approved safety conditions for Austria to host two Formula One Grand Prix races in July. The first 10 races of the season have either been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but F1 could finally return with back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring in […] Read more »

As states reopen, medical experts recommend pregnant women stay vigilant against COVID-19

Cherie Smith’s been outside her Highlands Ranch, Colorado, home and car just once since March 26. That was for an April 16 appointment with her obstetrician. The office’s “super caring” nurses take turns trying to convince Smith to come in for more in-person appointments because a surgery last year puts her at higher risk of […] Read more »

15 fit players enough for teams when EPL resumes in pandemic

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Premier League clubs with only 15 fit players are still likely to have to play matches if the season resumes as planned next month during the coronavirus pandemic. West Ham vice chair Karren Brady has disclosed new details of Thursday’s conference call of clubs when they agreed to restart the season […] Read more »

Big 12 revenue distribution down only slightly amid pandemic

The Big 12’s revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Friday at the end of the league’s virtual spring meetings the league was distributing an average of $37.7 million […] Read more »

These states have the most underreported COVID-19 deaths

There have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases in the United States, but the actual toll is probably much higher, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the CDC data to assess how many excess deaths might have occurred in each state. Alabama • Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 […] Read more »

Coronavirus impact: These states have the most underreported COVID-19 deaths

The United States has surpassed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, which is by far the most of any nation and more than one-quarter of all confirmed global deaths from the disease. As steep as the U.S. death toll is, it is likely underreported, and the actual COVID-19 death toll is estimated to be much higher. To […] Read more »

As coronavirus ravages communities, grassroots innovators step up to help

Our leaders must understand their limitations and look for ways to empower grassroots innovators. Read more »

Coronavirus live updates: Health a bigger worry than finances, poll finds; SCOTUS won’t rush church reopenings; schools are slashing budgets

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Martha McSally: The COVID-19 pandemic is misery, but we’ll come out stronger in the end

COVID-19 is testing all of us in ways that, only a few months ago, we could not have imagined. When we persevere, the challenge will make us stronger. Read more »

Lake of the Ozarks pool partier tests positive for coronavirus

The mid-Missouri resident visited a pool party venue featured in widely circulated video this week.The Camden County Health Department said the person “was likely incubating illness and possibly infections at the time of the visit.” SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — A week after images of Memorial Day weekend revelers jammed into a Lake of the Ozarks pool […] Read more »

FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug, tells 5 drugmakers to recall their versions of metformin

U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that several batches of the drug metformin tested positive for unsafe levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a possible cancer-causing chemical […] Read more »

A look inside Las Vegas’ empty Caesars Palace during the coronavirus pandemic

Very few people – mostly workers and executives – populated the iconic Las Vegas casino on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The slot machines are strangely quiet inside Caesars Palace, a place that is rarely quiet. A steel wall separates the Caesars Palace casino and the Forum Shops. Slot machine rows have been limited to two […] Read more »

Ready to quit because you’re scared of the coronavirus? Some things you need to know

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Canada has banned cruises through October to quell spread of coronavirus

Canada has banned cruises and ferries carrying more than 100 people with overnight capacity from operating in its waters. “Our Government is committed to protecting Canadians, particularly during these challenging times,” Marc Garneau, Canada’s transport minister, said in a statement Friday. “It is for that reason I am announcing updated measures for cruise ships and […] Read more »

Despite coronavirus, New Jersey schools are now planning in-person graduations in 2020

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – New Jersey schools are upending plans for graduation following word from Gov. Phil Murphy this week that the state will allow in-person, socially-distanced commencement ceremonies. For many, it was the news they had hoped to hear, but it also threw a wrench into plans for alternative and virtual graduations that had […] Read more »

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey tests positive for COVID-19 antibodies, plans to donate plasma

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Friday that he tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody after experiencing mild symptoms “earlier this spring,” and plans to donate plasma to help those recovering from more severe reactions. In a statement, Casey, D-Scranton, said he had “a low-grade fever and some mild flu-like symptoms” for several days. He called […] Read more »

Fact check: Textbook definition of coronavirus as common cold doesn’t include COVID-19

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Sen. Bob Casey says positive coronavirus antibody test means he ‘likely had COVID-19 at some point’

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., announced Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after taking an antibody test last week. “This positive test means that I likely had COVID-19 at some point over the last several months and have since developed an antibody response to the virus,” he said in a press release […] Read more »

For caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, COVID-19 poses new challenges

These 5 tips can help Alzheimer’s caregivers navigate COVID-19 guidelines and stay optimistic. Read more »

How do you know if your hotel room is really clean amid coronavirus?

It’s almost impossible to find a hotel that hasn’t introduced a new sanitation program, promising its rooms are squeaky clean and will be coronavirus-free. How do you know if your hotel room is really clean? “It’s difficult to distinguish between legitimate cleaning efforts and public relations,” says Sheryl Kline, a professor at the University of […] Read more »

To reopen economy, Congress must redefine rules for business liability in coronavirus era

The goal should be not to focus on liability as an end, but as the means for society to reset expectations for conduct in the new COVID-19 economy. Read more »

Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco mayor extends stay-at-home order indefinitely; Boston Marathon canceled; Nordstrom closes 16 stores

The House passed a bipartisan bill to help small businesses, San Francisco is extending its stay-at-home order, and the Boston Marathon was canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. There are more than 5.8 million confirmed cases around the world, with 1.7 million in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University […] Read more »

Coronavirus crisis restricts Heysel disaster remembrance

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities on Friday marked the 35th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy where 39 people died during fan violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels. Flowers and wreaths were laid at a remembrance plaque early Friday at the King Baudouin Stadium, which was renovated and renamed […] Read more »

Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York navigates care in the era of COVID-19

Learn how BSSNY is saving and improving lives while staying safe during the pandemic. Read more »

Are offensive linemen at greater risk of COVID-19 complications because of their size?

As college football programs race to bring players back to campus for workouts beginning as early as next week, confidence in a season beginning on time is undergirded by statistics that suggest the odds of a college-aged athlete dying from COVID-19 are extremely low. Conference commissioners, college presidents, athletics directors have acknowledged that as football […] Read more »

Arrest, lawsuits provide glimpse into coronavirus price-gouging playbook

Efforts to crack down on fraudulent 3M mask sales ended with a first criminal case this week when a used car salesmen was charged with trying to bilk New York City out of $45 million. But it didn’t begin like many criminal cases do, with a law enforcement investigation. It started with the 3M company […] Read more »

Coronavirus stay-at-home orders lead to a full bill of live-streamed concerts

John Legend and Chris Martin of Coldplay are just some of the musicians who have taken to performing virtual concerts after the coronavirus pandemic resulted in stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders that led to mass cancellations of events.  Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell played the entirety of his new album "Reunions," during a May 15 live stream performance at Nashville's […] Read more »

How coronavirus pandemic is bringing a return to feudalism

As in the Middle Ages, some classes have emerged stronger from the pandemic. Read more »

Partisan divide over economy grows, but Americans more worried about their health: Exclusive poll

Americans see the coronavirus pandemic primarily as a health crisis rather than a financial one, but the government’s role in fixing economic fallout is an increasingly political issue, a new poll has found. The Public Agenda/USA TODAY/Ipsos poll released Friday found Americans see the crisis as a bigger threat to their physical health than to […] Read more »