I was an AmeriCorps Member in West Virginia. The Benefits and Limitations of National Service

I WAS AN AMERICORPS MEMBER IN WEST VIRGINIA. THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF NATIONAL SERVICE

In a cavernous ballroom at the Hilton Hotel Philadelphia in 2009 when I was twenty-one years old, I sat at a round table with the others...

HUNDREDS AT LOUISIANA CHURCH FLOUT COVID-19 GATHERINGS BAN

CENTRAL, La. - Hundreds of people flouted Louisiana's COVID-19 ban on gatherings, coming on buses and in personal vehicles to the first...

 
 
 

CALIFORNIA GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM SAYS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SENT ‘170 BROKEN VENTILATORS'

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday that the federal government had sent the state “170 broken ventilators” amid national concerns...

AS CORONAVIRUS CAUSES ‘SEVERE' BLOOD SHORTAGE, SENATORS CALL FOR ENDING DONATION RESTRICTIONS ON MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN

As the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a “severe blood shortage,” a group of 17 senators and LGBTQ advocates say that the time has come...

 
 
 

U.S. COUNTIES WITHOUT CORONAVIRUS ARE MOSTLY RURAL AND POOR

SANTA FE, N.M. - As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties...

DR. FAUCI SAYS CORONAVIRUS DEATHS IN U.S. COULD TOP 100,000

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government's foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths...

 
 
 

ABOUT 700 NEW JERSEY POLICE OFFICERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, STATE POLICE HEAD SAYS

About 700 New Jersey Police officers have tested positive for the coronavirus, the head of the New Jersey's state police said at a...

IRAN DEFENDS ITS COVID-19 RESPONSE, CITING ECONOMIC CONCERNS

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of the country's lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak...

 
 
 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: NO QUARANTINE, BUT TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT AND NEW JERSEY

NORFOLK, Va. - President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and...

3 MORE NATIONAL PARKS CLOSE TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS SPREAD

Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded...

 
 
 

RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES NATIONAL GUARD WILL GO ‘DOOR-TO-DOOR' TO IDENTIFY NEW YORKERS TO SLOW COVID-19 SPREAD

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during a press conference on Friday that the state would take drastic steps to “pin-point”...

WHALES MAY FACE MORE FATAL SHIP COLLISIONS AS OCEAN TEMPERATURES WARM

Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships...

 
 
 

ANOTHER U.K. CABINET MEMBER HAS DEVELOPED COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Another member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Cabinet has developed symptoms of COVID-19, as the number of people with the...

TRUMP CONSIDERING ENFORCEABLE QUARANTINE ON NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND CONNECTICUT

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had spoken with some governors and was considering some type of an enforceable quarantine...

 
 
 

YOUNG MEDICAL GRADUATES FIND THEMSELVES ON THE FRONT LINES OF ITALY'S CORONAVIRUS FIGHT

On the morning of March 8, Francesca Tamburelli was in her apartment in Heidelberg, Germany, when she learned that part of Italy was...

FORMER OKLAHOMA SEN. TOM COBURN DIES AT 72

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma family doctor who earned a reputation as a conservative political maverick as he railed against...

 
 
 

SKI VACATION HOT SPOT BECOMES CORONAVIRUS GROUND ZERO IN IDAHO

A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious distinction: It has one...

U.N. CHIEF ANTONIO GUTERRES: MISINFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 IS THE NEW ENEMY

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the world is not only fighting the “common enemy” of the coronavirus “but our enemy...

 
 
 

JOSEPH LOWERY, VETERAN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, DIES AT 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership...

APPLE'S NEW POWERBEATS ARE OK, BUT DESIGN FLAWS KEEP THEM FROM GREATNESS

While some people might decry the act of running while blaring tunes, claiming it distracts you from the objectively arduous task at...

 
 
 



Fauci Projects 'Millions of Cases' in US, 100K Deaths

Fauci Projects 'Millions of Cases' in US, 100K Deaths

The US could have 100,000 to 200,000 deaths before the COVID-19 pandemic is through, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. Although the projections could change, the infectious... Read more ...

Treasury Secretary says Americans can expect stimulus checks to be direct...

Treasury Secretary says Americans can expect stimulus checks to be direct deposited within 3 weeks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that Americans could expect checks from the historic $2 trillion stimulus bill to be direct deposited in their accounts within... Read more ...

Country music star Joe Diffie dies at 61 of coronavirus complications

Country music star Joe Diffie dies at 61 of coronavirus complications

Grammy-winning country music legend Joe Diffie is dead at 61 from complications of coronavirus. Read more ...

Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000

Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000

The U.S. government's foremost infection disease expert says the U.S. could have more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Trump says US will not pay for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's security

Trump says US will not pay for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's security

The couple recently jetted to California from Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

4 additional coronavirus deaths reported, 698 new cases identified in...

4 additional coronavirus deaths reported, 698 new cases identified in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released updated COVID-19 numbers for the state. Read more ...

Gov. DeWine calls on Trump to urge FDA to approve sterilization of masks in Ohio

Gov. DeWine calls on Trump to urge FDA to approve sterilization of masks in Ohio

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is urging the Food and Drug Administration to fully approve the sterilization of masks in Ohio for healthcare workers and first responders amid the... Read more ...

New York State coronavirus cases hit nearly 60,000, death toll reaches 1,000

New York State coronavirus cases hit nearly 60,000, death toll reaches 1,000

Nearly 60,000 coronavirus cases and 1,000 deaths have now been documented across New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday, as he extended the closure of non-essential... Read more ...

CA State Parks close vehicle access to all 280 sites as visitation surges

CA State Parks close vehicle access to all 280 sites as visitation surges

Officials with California State Parks announced Sunday they would be closing vehicle access to all 280 sites due to a surge of visitations amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more ...

Fauci says US could see up to 200,000 coronavirus deaths, millions infected

Fauci says US could see up to 200,000 coronavirus deaths, millions infected

Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert on the White House task force, offered a dire prediction on Sunday - saying that the coronavirus pandemic could infect more than... Read more ...