Virus infects over 50 at California nursing home

Over 50 residents of a Southern California nursing home have been infected with the coronavirus. Cedar Mountain Post Acute Rehabilitation in Yucaipa was told to assume that all of its patients have COVID-19, a health official said. (April 1)       
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Lights flash, bells ring and masks worn: This is the look of a reopened Las Vegas
More than two dozen casinos on and near the Strip planned to open Thursday. It wasn't the Vegas of three months ago but for many, it was still satisfying.
Why President Trump is entirely right to give up on WHO
President Trump is taking heavy criticism for his announcement last week that the United States is “terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization.” But evidence is mounting that the $450 million America spends yearly on WHO is money down a rat hole. This week, the Associated Press revealed how WHO lied to the world...
Minority lawmakers push for police reform bills to pass in Albany
“Last Friday, me and Assemblymember [Diana] Richardson went to the Barclay Center to protest for peace and our peace was met with pepper spray,” state Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D-Brooklyn) said in Brooklyn, one of several locations where pols gathered.
Trump Waives Environmental Reviews, Citing Pandemic Economic Emergency
A White House executive order aims to expedite infrastructure projects to boost economic recovery. It lets federal agencies waive environmental protections, but critics question its legality.
Emotional debate erupts over anti-lynching legislation as Cory Booker and Kamala Harris speak out against Rand Paul amendment
In an emotional exchange on the Senate floor, Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California spoke out Thursday against an amendment that GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was trying to add to anti-lynching legislation.
Tom Cotton's 'Send in the troops' op-ed is just wrong
Peter Bergen writes that the controversial New York Times opinion piece by the Arkansas senator failed to make a persuasive case for military intervention in American cities and suffered from factual inaccuracies and historical analogies that make scant sense.
Steve Priest, bassist who co-founded Sweet, dead at 72
Steve Priest, the bass player who co-founded the UK group Sweet that had hits including “Ballroom Blitz,” died. He was 72.
Authors Retract Hydroxychloroquine Study, Citing Concern Over Data
A paper suggesting hydroxychloroquine increases the risk of death for patients with COVID-19 has been retracted by three of its authors because they were not able to verify the data used in the study.
Shannon Sharpe says Drew Brees should retire: 'I will never respect the man'
Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe was not happy with New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees after he said that he would never agree with players protesting during the national anthem.
‘It’s the Work of Generations.’ How Years of Organizing and Demonstrations Laid the Groundwork for Recent Protests
Organizers Jessica Byrd and Jess Morales Rocketto speak as part of the TIME100 Talks series about today's Black Lives Matter movement
Portland, citing George Floyd case, discontinues use of police in schools
Oregon's largest school district will no longer have police officers in its schools and joins a handful of urban districts from Minneapolis to Denver that are rethinking their school resource officer programs amid national outrage over the death of George Floyd.
Asia's stock rally set to pause for breath ahead of U.S. jobs data
Asian stocks were set to hold tight ranges on Friday after a mixed Wall Street session and as investors awaited key U.S. jobs data while sustained hopes about a global economic recovery kept pressure on the safe-haven dollar.
Destroying property is too violence — and it’s obscene to say otherwise
Breaking things and burning buildings is enjoying a vogue it hasn’t had since the late 1960s or early 1970s. Arson and looting are a perennial feature of urban unrest, but they have been pretty universally condemned for decades now — until the last week or so. Forced to choose between criticizing the George Floyd protests...
As The Nation Chants Her Name, Breonna Taylor's Family Grieves A Life 'Robbed'
Breonna Taylor's family and friends mourn her death — and process what it means for her to become a national symbol. Police in Louisville, Ky., shot and killed the 26-year-old EMT in March.
How to Do Reparations Right
It’s time to tackle racial disparities.
What's on TV Friday: Season finale of 'Betty'; coronavirus
What's on TV Friday, June 5: Season finale of 'Betty'; coronavirus
Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Barr Express Their Power by Impeding Others
And why they’re using their power to stand in the way.
Michigan restaurant owner says he used Facebook to identify suspects involved in property destruction
Jeff Lobdell, a restaurant owner from Grand Rapids, Mich., posted surveillance video footage to Facebook on Sunday of rioters who damaged his property and was later successful in tracking them down, with some help from the public.
CNN guest: If black children aren't 'allowed innocence' then white children 'don't deserve innocence'
A CNN guest argued on Wednesday that if black children in the U.S. aren't "allowed" innocence then white children "don't deserve innocence."
Want to participate in a protest? You may want to do this with your tech before you go
If you want to join a protest following George Floyd's death, there are several ways tech can help you, starting with the phone in your pocket.
System of a Down members fighting over Trump via Instagram
The pair squabbled over Bernie Sanders in February.
Prince Charles reveals what he misses about his family while in quarantine
Prince Charles opened up about missing his family while still in quarantine during coronavirus pandemic.
Dana White: 'It's highly likely' Gilbert Burns gets next UFC welterweight title shot
UFC president Dana White is very pleased with Gilbert Burns' attitude in a division where negotiations have stunted progress.       Related StoriesAnthony Rocco Martin says Neil Magny is last fight on his UFC contract: 'Everything is on the line'UFC finalizing Ray Borg vs. Merab Dvalishvili for June 13 lineupWith Karol Rosa out, Gina Mazany steps in to face Julia Avila on UFC's June 13 event
David Cone offers solution to save baseball season
David Cone knows firsthand how the clock can strike 12 on a baseball season and strike it out. The YES Network analyst and former Yankee and Met was an MLBPA rep during hardball negotiations that could not prevent the cancellation of the 1994 World Series. “What comes to mind is there’s a deadline,” Cone said....
John Kelly defends James Mattis after Trump rebuke: 'The president did not fire him'
Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that President Trump has “clearly forgotten” the details surrounding James Mattis’ departure after the president attacked him on Twitter this week, saying it was he who had the “honor of firing” the former defense secretary.
Use coronavirus unemployment stimulus to encourage Americans to return to work
With $600 COVID-19 stimulus, some employers are having a hard time hiring back workers. The answer lies between ending it and extending it: Our view
Thousands march across the Brooklyn Bridge after George Floyd memorial
The massive crowd made the trek from Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, over the bridge and to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, erupting into chants of "Say his name: George Floyd" and "No justice. No peace."
Dallas Love Field removes Texas Ranger statue, citing racism concerns amid George Floyd anger
The city of Dallas on Thursday removed the statue of a Texas Ranger in the main hall at Dallas Love Field because of the conduct of the man celebrated by it.
Florida cops arrest man accused of threatening to 'blow up' police station, turn it into 'Swiss cheese'
A Florida man allegedly posted to Facebook that he would blow up a police station and kill police officers, and also purportedly said he would turn the department into "Swiss cheese," according to authorities.
Coronavirus unemployment benefit extensions should turn off only when economy recovers
A return-to-work payment won't be enough; for many, 'normal' wasn't sufficient, writes Lily Roberts of the Center for American Progress.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s full of it on looters and the no-bail law
Right now, anyone arrested for looting gets rapidly released, with no need to post bail to avoid jail until trial. Gov. Andrew Cuomo could fix it — but he’s instead pretending that the laws aren’t crystal-clear. That would be laws Cuomo has signed, including last year’s horrific “no bail” law and this year’s inadequate fixes...
Traveling pianist brings joy to makeshift memorial for George Floyd
Davide Martello began playing a piano at a makeshift memorial for George Floyd. Grieving residents came together to listen and play it themselves.
Police Reform Is Possible
More and more white people are coming to understand the problem.
Twisted Sister legend Dee Snider’s booming voiceover career
"I'm blessed with a voice that people like hearing," says Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who has parlayed his hard-rockin' raspy pipes into a successful voiceover career.
‘We All Have to Do Better.’ As a Former Police Chief, Val Demings Wants to See More Police Speaking Out Against Brutality
As a former police chief, Democratic Rep. Val Demings has been watching carefully how law enforcement officers have been handling the ongoing protests across the nation, from the cops in riot gear on the ground with demonstrators to the nation’s top cop, Attorney General William Barr. Demings, who was Orlando’s first female head of police,…
Gabrielle Union files complaint against NBC and 'America's Got Talent'
Gabrielle Union filed a complaint Thursday in the state of California against her former employers, NBC and the producers of "America's Got Talent."
Murkowski Struggles With Whether To Support Trump Reelection
Alaska GOP Sen. Murkowski says she agrees with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' sharp rebuke of the president. The public critique from a former cabinet official exposed a split within the party.
NYC reports no new coronavirus deaths for first time since mid-March
The Big Apple marked a major turning point in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday with no new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since March 12. “In the face of extraordinary challenges, New Yorkers have gone above and beyond to keep each other safe throughout the crisis,” said City Hall spokeswoman...
Artists honor George Floyd with powerful mural in Minneapolis
Xena Goldman, Cadex Herrera and a small group of artists completed the portrait in less than a day.
Mark Zuckerberg stands up against censorship
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is coming down in favor of free speech, and good for him. Too bad other social-media honchos can’t embrace the same principle. Zuck is refusing to follow Twitter and Snapchat in flagging or censoring President Trump’s social-media posts, even after hundreds of his employees staged a virtual walk-out in protest. Last...
Dem Hickenlooper held in contempt by Colorado ethics commission after defying subpoena amid Senate bid
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper has been held in contempt by the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission after he didn't appear Thursday at a mandatory hearing, defying orders to do so as the panel considers a Republican complaint that private plane trips he took while governor of Colorado violated the state's gift ban.
'Senseless' and 'wrong': North Carolina mayor condemns police destruction of medics' tent
Asheville Police Chief David Zack said said water bottles were destroyed because protesters had used them as weapons.
Tony Awards are off, so we present the Charlie Awards: Best theater of the decade
With COVID-19 forcing Broadway to postpone the Tony Awards, critic Charles McNulty takes winners from 2010 tho 2019 and names the best of the best.
As America reopens, fever-screening technology touted as promising tool
Fever sensing technology may be one tool used in the re-opening of businesses and travel, following coronavirus shutdown across America.
Juan Williams warns far-left call to 'defund the police' a 'bad idea' that would hurt poor communities
"The Five" co-host Juan Williams said Thursday that adopting calls by the far left to "defund the police" would have a disproportionately large impact on poor neighborhoods.
UFC 250 'Embedded,' No. 3: Amanda Nunes, Felicia Spencer bump elbows
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NBA approves plan to restart season
The NBA's Board of Governors voted on Thursday on a plan to restart its 2020 season with 22 of the 30 teams on July 31st without fans in the stands.
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A parade of idiocy from NYC politicians
City politicians are covering themselves in shame in the current crisis. Take this loony tweet from City Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan): “If there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protesters” but rather “racism” and the NYPD: “Police are increasing covid risk by using tear gas and putting...
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