VIRUS DIARY: For boy with Down syndrome, new path…

Fear over how the virus could impact Pablo, a 4-year-old with Down syndrome, pushed his family to pull him from therapies in March

American Airlines To Cut 30% Of Management…

​The company told employees on Wednesday the move was necessary due to it becoming "a smaller airline."

Twitter Hides Trump Tweet on Minneapolis

Twitter isn't backing down in its dispute with President Trump. The company, accusing the president of breaking its rules, hid one of his tweets early Friday, putting it behind a warning that it was "glorifying violence," the Guardian reports. The president, denouncing violent protests in Minneapolis over the death of...

Madrid holds tribute to COVID-19 victims

As life returns to Madrid, Spain, people offered tributes on May 28 to those who died from COVID-19. Some tributes included burning flames, flowers and signs.

CNN crew arrested while reporting on Minneapolis…

The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a CNN television crew as they reported on violent protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck

Democrats Say Republican Lawmaker Hid COVID…

Democratic members of Pennsylvania's state legislature say their Republican colleagues withheld crucial coronavirus information—including one GOP lawmaker's positive diagnosis. Rep. Andrew Lewis tested positive for COVID-19 on May 20, and at least one of his Republican colleagues was asked, the following day, to self-quarantine for 14 days due to...

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Today in History for May 29th

Highlights of this day in history: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first to scale Mt. Everest's peak; President John F. Kennedy born; Patrick Henry gives his "If this be treason" speech; Comedian Bob Hope born. (May 29)

Mississippi mayor flouts calls to resign over…

A Mississippi mayor whose remarks about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody sparked outrage is resisting calls to resign

The 2020 Boston Marathon Will Now Be Held…

Runners can complete the 26.2-mile race any time from Sept. 7-14. Their run time can be used to qualify for next year's marathon.

Trump on Minneapolis: 'When the Looting Starts…

The governor of Minnesota on Thursday activated the National Guard, and 500 soldiers will respond to Minneapolis, which has seen protests every night since Tuesday over the Monday death of George Floyd . Also Thursday, the mayor of Minneapolis declared a state of emergency, KSTP reports. Looting, violence, smashed windows, and...

Hundreds of thousands homeless after Cyclone…

A week after Cyclone Amphan struck Bangladesh and India, hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless due to lingering coastal flooding on May 28.

5 things to know today - that aren't about the…

Here are a few things to know about the day’s nonvirus news from The Associated Press

New York Stores Can Require Masks

With an executive order, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given retail stores the OK to refuse admittance to anyone not wearing a mask. Shoppers "don't have the right" to expose a store owner to the virus, the governor said in his press briefing Thursday, CBS reports. He called the...

Actors on returning to work: 'No one's health is…

Actos including Anna Kendrick, Jessica Alba and Tracee Ellis Ross share their concerns about going back to work after lockdown. (May 29)

Twitter adds 'glorifying violence' warning to…

Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis

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Activists, Police Denounce The Officer Who Killed…

After days of protest in Minnesota, the chorus calling former Officer Derek Chauvin's arrest includes law enforcement from all over the country.

COVID-19 Toll Climbs Among Health Workers

US health care workers have been praised as the heroes in this pandemic. But they're also the victims. COVID-19 has killed almost 300 of them, NPR reports. CDC data also show that more than 60,000 health care workers have been infected with the coronavirus. "It is underreported," said the...

Vivid rainbow appears after storms pass

A spectacular rainbow appeared in Houserville, Pennslyvania, on May 28, minutes after heavy rain ceased from a strong thunderstorm.

Columbus protest over George Floyd's death turns…

A crowd of protesters in downtown Columbus clashed with local police during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody

White House Press Chief Defends Own Votes by Mail

President Trump has been on a tear against the idea of letting people vote by mail because he says it's prone to fraud. Consequently, his press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, has been making a similar argument against mail ballots. But the Tampa Bay Times dug up an interesting nugget about the...

ShowBiz Minute: Grammys, 'Fresh Off The Boat,' Zoo

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers; The casts of “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Kim's Convenience” are teaming up for a charity event; Boston zoo reopens after losing $3M in shutdown due to COVID-19. (May 29)

World stock markets drop as US-China tensions…

Stock markets are down as tensions between the United States and China over issues like the pandemic and Hong Kong’s autonomy spooked investors

Challenges Persist Aboard The City Bus

Too much joyriding, not enough mask use, and unpredictable ridership numbers are new challenges for cities preparing for more transit riders.

George Floyd's Family Urges Calm in Minneapolis

As civil rights leaders arrived in Minneapolis, relatives of a man killed in a confrontation with police this week urged an end to the violence and looting in the city George Floyd loved. A statement issued by the family's lawyer thanked demonstrators for "standing for justice," but said, "we also...

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Flight of the hummingbirds!

They're as light as a feather and swift like the wind, buzzing northward for the annual breeding season. Blake Naftel takes us on the flight of the hummingbird.

Police across US speak out against Minneapolis…

The reaction from some law enforcement on the death of a handcuffed black man by a white Minneapolis officer stands in stark contrast to their responses to other in-custody fatalities

Trump's Order Could Upend 26 Key Words

"This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!" President Trump tweeted Thursday morning. The reason? Late in the afternoon, he signed an executive order that could deal a big blow to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media companies. Among other things, the move could strip the companies...