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What are your rights during coronavirus crisis? Pa. Attorney General releases guide on where to get help

If you’re out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, what benefits are you eligible for? Do you have still have to make payments on a student loan or mortgage? As Pennsylvanians continue to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a new guide advising state citizens of their rights, protections, and supportive programs available. “My office is working to protect the health, safety, and ... Full story

AG William Barr says Russia probe was started ‘without basis’

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for the first two years of his administration was started without any basis and amounted to an effort to “sabotage the presidency,” he said in an interview with Fox News Channel that aired Thursday. Barr offered no support for his assertion that the FBI lacked a basis for opening the investigation and made no mention of the fact ... Full story

US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

Image caption Bernie Sanders (right) now leaves Joe Biden (left) in line to become the party's nominee. Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to become US president. The development clears the way for former vice-president Joe Biden to become the Democrat party's nominee. Mr Sanders, 78, told his campaign staff about his decision on a conference call on Wednesday. He is expected to address his supporters online shortly. A ... Full story

White House braces for congressional probes of coronavirus response

Late last month, when asked how the administration will hold the Treasury Department accountable for the $500 billion coronavirus relief fund the department is administering to large businesses, President Trump had a blunt, yet predictable answer. “Look, I’ll be the oversight. I’ll be the oversight,” he told reporters. Ten days later, Trump announced he would be nominating a lawyer in the White House counsel’s office, Brian Miller, to serve as ... Full story

Liberty University presses charges against journalists who covered campus' being open during outbreak

Liberty University has pushed for criminal trespassing charges against two journalists who pursued stories about why the evangelical college in Virginia has remained partially open during the coronavirus outbreak. The college, in Lynchburg, Virginia, is led by Jerry Falwell Jr., a supporter of President Donald Trump who has suggested coverage of the epidemic was overblown. Falwell said the university is conducting classes online and obeying ... Full story

Feds move to block China-owned telecom service from operating in US

The Justice Department and other executive branch agencies recommended Thursday that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoke and terminate China Telecom Corp.’s authorizations to provide international telecommunication services to and from the U.S. “Today, more than ever, the life of the nation and its people runs on our telecommunications networks,” said John C. Demers, assistant attorney general for national security. “The security ... Full story

Boris Johnson out of ICU amid coronavirus battle, in 'good spirits,' spokesman says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here . U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a London hospital where he has battled coronavirus, a spokesman for the prime minister said Thursday. “The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery,” the ... Full story

Coronavirus: New York has more cases than any country News

Image caption Mourners attend a funeral in Brooklyn, New York, as the city's coronavirus death toll hit a record high for a third day. New York state now has more coronavirus cases than any other country outside the US, according to latest figures. The state's confirmed caseload of Covid-19 jumped by 10,000 on Thursday to 159,937, placing it ahead of Spain (153,000 cases) and Italy (143,000). China, where the virus emerged last year, has ... Full story

Student Loan Payment Suspension 'May Go Further' Than Initial Six Months, Trump Says

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing in ... [+] the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on April 09, 2020 in Washington, DC. U.S. unemployment claims have approached 17 million over the past three weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Getty Images. Topline: During Thursday's White House briefing, Trump said the federal government “may go further” ... Full story

Coronavirus: Are EU divisions banished after the deal? News

Image caption As the deadlock intensified the Netherlands was portrayed as the country holding out against a deal. Crack open the Easter eggs. They've done it! After two tortuous weeks of wrangling, EU finance ministers have agreed a number of common financial measures to protect the workers, businesses and EU countries most in need during the coronavirus pandemic. These safety nets, as the EU is calling them, amount to €500bn (£430bn; $540bn). ... Full story

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