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Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients | WTOP

Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients | WTOP

The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Read full article: Athletes Village for Olympics could hous...→

Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients | WTOP

Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients | WTOP

The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Read full article: Athletes Village for Olympics could hous...→

Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence | WTOP

Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence | WTOP

For weeks, President Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now the White House fears the mass protests over the death of [...] Read full article: Protests eclipse pandemic, but White Hou...→

AP sources: White House softens on sending troops to states | WTOP

AP sources: White House softens on sending troops to states | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be privately backing [...] Read full article: AP sources: White House softens on sendi...→

French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy | WTOP

PARIS (AP) — France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease, bec [...] Read full article: French virus tracing app goes live amid ...→

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients | WTOP

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients | WTOP

A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COV [...] Read full article: Gilead says drug helped moderately ill c...→

UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases need | WTOP

Aid organizations are making an urgent plea for funding to shore up their operations in war-torn Yemen, saying they have already been forced to stop some of th [...] Read full article: UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as v...→

Speaker creates police accountability workgroup in the House | WTOP

Speaker creates police accountability workgroup in the House | WTOP

Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones and House Judiciary Chairman Luke H. Clippinger said Saturday that they were forming the Workgroup to Address P [...] Read full article: Speaker creates police accountability wo...→

As COVID-19 forces camp closure, DC’s Hope House seeks new ways to help | WTOP

Hope House DC runs summer camps that let children spend time bonding with their incarcerated dads. That isn’t happening this year, but the organization is find [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 forces camp closure, DC’s Ho...→

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas | WTOP

Trump has expressed anger at the World Health Organization for weeks over what he believes was an weak response to the initial coronavirus outbreak. Read full article: Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kon...→

US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong | WTOP

US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coron [...] Read full article: US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes actio...→

White House punts economic update as election draws near | WTOP

The White House has taken the unusual step of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast as planned this year, a fresh sign of the administration’s a [...] Read full article: White House punts economic update as ele...→

Athletes contemplating return to play are wary about virus

Athletes contemplating return to play are wary about virus

"There’s certainly an element of the unknown," New Jersey Devils defenseman Connor Carrick said. "This has not been studied all that long still, even thought i [...] Read full article: Athletes contemplating return to play ar...→

White House letter doesn’t explain why Trump fired watchdogs | WTOP

White House letter doesn’t explain why Trump fired watchdogs | WTOP

The White House said President Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general but offered no new details about why they were let go. Read full article: White House letter doesn’t explain why T...→

Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising | WTOP

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s government defended its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic on Tuesday despite the Scandinavian country now reporting one of the [...] Read full article: Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus to...→

States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies | WTOP

An Associated Press survey of all 50 states found a hodgepodge of public information about the purchase of masks, gloves, gowns and other hard-to-get equipment [...] Read full article: States give few details on billions spen...→

CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion | WTOP

In some places, there have been data gaps that leave local leaders wondering whether they should loosen or tighten restrictions. In others, officials are accus [...] Read full article: CDC, states’ reporting of virus test dat...→

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil | WTOP

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil | WTOP

President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is secon [...] Read full article: White House imposes coronavirus travel b...→

Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized and simplified | WTOP

Japanese media published several versions of virtually the same story citing unnamed sources: Next year’s Olympics will be “downsized,” “simplified,” or “very [...] Read full article: Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsi...→

Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better | WTOP

Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better | WTOP

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s chief epidemiologist showed contrition Wednesday as criticism mounted over the Scandinavian country’s hotly debated method of fightin [...] Read full article: Scientist admits Sweden could have battl...→

Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations near the White House | WTOP

Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations near the White House | WTOP

Capital Bikeshare, the region’s bicycle sharing system, is closing 20 D.C. stations located within three blocks of the White House. Read full article: Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations ...→

Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March | WTOP

MADRID (AP) — Spain is reporting no deaths in a 24-hour period from the new coronavirus for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernand [...] Read full article: Spain reports no virus deaths for first ...→

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge | WTOP

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge | WTOP

As pandemic restrictions are eased, sports arenas attempt to provide newer safety measures to accommodate fans in a post-coronavirus world. Read full article: Virus-proofing sports facilities present...→

Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases | WTOP

Protests around the U.S. against police brutality have sparked fears of a further spread of the coronavirus. Read full article: Protests spark virus fears in US; South ...→

Massive US protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks | WTOP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out [...] Read full article: Massive US protests raise fears of new v...→

Protesters in D.C. converge on White House, scuffle with Secret Service over George Floyd killing | WTOP

Protesters in D.C. converge on White House, scuffle with Secret Service over George Floyd killing | WTOP

People in D.C. protesting Minnesota man George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer have diverged from their central point outside the Wh [...] Read full article: Protesters in D.C. converge on White Hou...→

Odessa-based farm provides equine therapy for patients with disabilities, professional athletes

Odessa-based farm provides equine therapy for patients with disabilities, professional athletes

From professional athletes to people with medical conditions, horseback riding provides a much-needed mental and physical break. Read full article: Odessa-based farm provides equine therap...→

House Approves Changes to Business Virus Aid Subsidy Program

House Approves Changes to Business Virus Aid Subsidy Program

The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new "paycheck protection" program for businesses that have suffered COVID-relat [...] Read full article: House Approves Changes to Business Virus...→

House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts | WTOP

For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic. Read full article: House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Rep...→

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening | WTOP

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening | WTOP

South Korea announced a spike in new coronavirus infections Wednesday and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions. Read full article: Spike in South Korea virus cases shows p...→

Review: Nora Roberts’ thriller cured my virus reading block | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — Nora Roberts, “Hideaway” (St. Martin’s Press) Never have I ever wanted to escape in a book more than the last few months, when life as we know [...] Read full article: Review: Nora Roberts’ thriller cured my ...→

White House Report: Virus Testing Being Left Up to States

White House Report: Virus Testing Being Left Up to States

The Trump administration plans to buy 100 million swabs used in coronavirus testing and distribute them to states by the end of the year in the ongoing battle [...] Read full article: White House Report: Virus Testing Being ...→

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet | WTOP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronav [...] Read full article: White House goal on testing nursing home...→

Europeans soak up the sun but virus travel rules a mishmash | WTOP

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are [...] Read full article: Europeans soak up the sun but virus trav...→

Turkey, Russia cooperate on virus vaccine | WTOP

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia have agreed to cooperate in the development of a coronavirus vaccine and plan to carry out joint clinical trials, the T [...] Read full article: Turkey, Russia cooperate on virus vaccin...→

Mfume wins Democratic primary for full term in House | WTOP

Maryland Rep. Kweisi Mfume has won the Democratic nomination for a full term in the U.S. House seat once held by Elijah Cummings. Read full article: Mfume wins Democratic primary for full t...→

Roads around White House closed | WTOP

Roads around the White House are being closed to traffic until further notice. Read full article: Roads around White House closed | WTOP...→

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises | WTOP

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she’s worried the city’s 18-bed hospital can’t handle a second Covid-19 wave. Many co [...] Read full article: States, cities plead for virus aid as Co...→

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged | WTOP

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged | WTOP

Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, s [...] Read full article: Trump took shelter in White House bunker...→

Multiple fires set near White House minutes before DC curfew begins | WTOP

Multiple fires set near White House minutes before DC curfew begins | WTOP

A third night of protests in D.C. over the death of George Floyd culminated overnight Sunday in some business windows being smashed, a fire in the lobby of the [...] Read full article: Multiple fires set near White House minu...→

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks | WTOP

Protests across the U.S. following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have elevated fears that it will lead to a new surge in coronavirus cases. Read full article: US cities fear protests may fuel new wav...→

Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation h [...] Read full article: Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-...→

New Zealand near eradication, but virus has grim global hold | WTOP

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Friday had all but eradicated the coronavirus from its shores with just one person in the nation of 5 million kno [...] Read full article: New Zealand near eradication, but virus ...→

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return | WTOP

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return | WTOP

Reporters from The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen athletes from around the globe to get a sense of how concerned or confident they are about res [...] Read full article: AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus,...→

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting | WTOP

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a day that’s shaping up as one for the history books: For the first time, House lawmakers intend to vote by proxy, a move to avoid the r [...] Read full article: History in the making as House is poised...→

DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid for private schools | WTOP

DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid for private schools | WTOP

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary sch [...] Read full article: DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid ...→

Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’ | WTOP

Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’ | WTOP

Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big” or hit “pause.” Read full article: Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on viru...→

Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus | WTOP

At least 79 residents of a veterans home in Paramus, New Jersey, have died from COVID-19, making the state-run facility one of the nation’s worst hot spots for [...] Read full article: Memorial Day even more poignant as veter...→

Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence | WTOP

Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence | WTOP

For weeks, President Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now the White House fears the mass protests over the death of [...] Read full article: Protests eclipse pandemic, but White Hou...→

Turkey, Russia cooperate on virus vaccine | WTOP

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia have agreed to cooperate in the development of a coronavirus vaccine and plan to carry out joint clinical trials, the T [...] Read full article: Turkey, Russia cooperate on virus vaccin...→

Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better | WTOP

Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better | WTOP

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s chief epidemiologist showed contrition Wednesday as criticism mounted over the Scandinavian country’s hotly debated method of fightin [...] Read full article: Scientist admits Sweden could have battl...→

French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy | WTOP

PARIS (AP) — France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease, bec [...] Read full article: French virus tracing app goes live amid ...→

Roads around White House closed | WTOP

Roads around the White House are being closed to traffic until further notice. Read full article: Roads around White House closed | WTOP...→

Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March | WTOP

MADRID (AP) — Spain is reporting no deaths in a 24-hour period from the new coronavirus for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernand [...] Read full article: Spain reports no virus deaths for first ...→

UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases need | WTOP

Aid organizations are making an urgent plea for funding to shore up their operations in war-torn Yemen, saying they have already been forced to stop some of th [...] Read full article: UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as v...→

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged | WTOP

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged | WTOP

Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, s [...] Read full article: Trump took shelter in White House bunker...→

Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases | WTOP

Protests around the U.S. against police brutality have sparked fears of a further spread of the coronavirus. Read full article: Protests spark virus fears in US; South ...→

As COVID-19 forces camp closure, DC’s Hope House seeks new ways to help | WTOP

Hope House DC runs summer camps that let children spend time bonding with their incarcerated dads. That isn’t happening this year, but the organization is find [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 forces camp closure, DC’s Ho...→

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks | WTOP

Protests across the U.S. following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have elevated fears that it will lead to a new surge in coronavirus cases. Read full article: US cities fear protests may fuel new wav...→

Protesters in D.C. converge on White House, scuffle with Secret Service over George Floyd killing | WTOP

Protesters in D.C. converge on White House, scuffle with Secret Service over George Floyd killing | WTOP

People in D.C. protesting Minnesota man George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer have diverged from their central point outside the Wh [...] Read full article: Protesters in D.C. converge on White Hou...→

US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong | WTOP

US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coron [...] Read full article: US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes actio...→

New Zealand near eradication, but virus has grim global hold | WTOP

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Friday had all but eradicated the coronavirus from its shores with just one person in the nation of 5 million kno [...] Read full article: New Zealand near eradication, but virus ...→

House Approves Changes to Business Virus Aid Subsidy Program

House Approves Changes to Business Virus Aid Subsidy Program

The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new "paycheck protection" program for businesses that have suffered COVID-relat [...] Read full article: House Approves Changes to Business Virus...→

Athletes contemplating return to play are wary about virus

Athletes contemplating return to play are wary about virus

"There’s certainly an element of the unknown," New Jersey Devils defenseman Connor Carrick said. "This has not been studied all that long still, even thought i [...] Read full article: Athletes contemplating return to play ar...→

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting | WTOP

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a day that’s shaping up as one for the history books: For the first time, House lawmakers intend to vote by proxy, a move to avoid the r [...] Read full article: History in the making as House is poised...→

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening | WTOP

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening | WTOP

South Korea announced a spike in new coronavirus infections Wednesday and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions. Read full article: Spike in South Korea virus cases shows p...→

Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising | WTOP

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s government defended its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic on Tuesday despite the Scandinavian country now reporting one of the [...] Read full article: Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus to...→

Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’ | WTOP

Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’ | WTOP

Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big” or hit “pause.” Read full article: Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on viru...→

White House Report: Virus Testing Being Left Up to States

White House Report: Virus Testing Being Left Up to States

The Trump administration plans to buy 100 million swabs used in coronavirus testing and distribute them to states by the end of the year in the ongoing battle [...] Read full article: White House Report: Virus Testing Being ...→

CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion | WTOP

In some places, there have been data gaps that leave local leaders wondering whether they should loosen or tighten restrictions. In others, officials are accus [...] Read full article: CDC, states’ reporting of virus test dat...→

Europeans soak up the sun but virus travel rules a mishmash | WTOP

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are [...] Read full article: Europeans soak up the sun but virus trav...→

Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized and simplified | WTOP

Japanese media published several versions of virtually the same story citing unnamed sources: Next year’s Olympics will be “downsized,” “simplified,” or “very [...] Read full article: Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsi...→

AP sources: White House softens on sending troops to states | WTOP

AP sources: White House softens on sending troops to states | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be privately backing [...] Read full article: AP sources: White House softens on sendi...→

Mfume wins Democratic primary for full term in House | WTOP

Maryland Rep. Kweisi Mfume has won the Democratic nomination for a full term in the U.S. House seat once held by Elijah Cummings. Read full article: Mfume wins Democratic primary for full t...→

Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations near the White House | WTOP

Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations near the White House | WTOP

Capital Bikeshare, the region’s bicycle sharing system, is closing 20 D.C. stations located within three blocks of the White House. Read full article: Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations ...→

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients | WTOP

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients | WTOP

A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COV [...] Read full article: Gilead says drug helped moderately ill c...→

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises | WTOP

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she’s worried the city’s 18-bed hospital can’t handle a second Covid-19 wave. Many co [...] Read full article: States, cities plead for virus aid as Co...→

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge | WTOP

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge | WTOP

As pandemic restrictions are eased, sports arenas attempt to provide newer safety measures to accommodate fans in a post-coronavirus world. Read full article: Virus-proofing sports facilities present...→

Speaker creates police accountability workgroup in the House | WTOP

Speaker creates police accountability workgroup in the House | WTOP

Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones and House Judiciary Chairman Luke H. Clippinger said Saturday that they were forming the Workgroup to Address P [...] Read full article: Speaker creates police accountability wo...→

Multiple fires set near White House minutes before DC curfew begins | WTOP

Multiple fires set near White House minutes before DC curfew begins | WTOP

A third night of protests in D.C. over the death of George Floyd culminated overnight Sunday in some business windows being smashed, a fire in the lobby of the [...] Read full article: Multiple fires set near White House minu...→

Massive US protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks | WTOP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out [...] Read full article: Massive US protests raise fears of new v...→

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas | WTOP

Trump has expressed anger at the World Health Organization for weeks over what he believes was an weak response to the initial coronavirus outbreak. Read full article: Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kon...→

Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation h [...] Read full article: Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-...→

Odessa-based farm provides equine therapy for patients with disabilities, professional athletes

Odessa-based farm provides equine therapy for patients with disabilities, professional athletes

From professional athletes to people with medical conditions, horseback riding provides a much-needed mental and physical break. Read full article: Odessa-based farm provides equine therap...→

White House punts economic update as election draws near | WTOP

The White House has taken the unusual step of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast as planned this year, a fresh sign of the administration’s a [...] Read full article: White House punts economic update as ele...→

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return | WTOP

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return | WTOP

Reporters from The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen athletes from around the globe to get a sense of how concerned or confident they are about res [...] Read full article: AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus,...→

House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts | WTOP

For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic. Read full article: House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Rep...→

White House letter doesn’t explain why Trump fired watchdogs | WTOP

White House letter doesn’t explain why Trump fired watchdogs | WTOP

The White House said President Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general but offered no new details about why they were let go. Read full article: White House letter doesn’t explain why T...→

DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid for private schools | WTOP

DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid for private schools | WTOP

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary sch [...] Read full article: DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid ...→

Review: Nora Roberts’ thriller cured my virus reading block | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — Nora Roberts, “Hideaway” (St. Martin’s Press) Never have I ever wanted to escape in a book more than the last few months, when life as we know [...] Read full article: Review: Nora Roberts’ thriller cured my ...→

States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies | WTOP

An Associated Press survey of all 50 states found a hodgepodge of public information about the purchase of masks, gloves, gowns and other hard-to-get equipment [...] Read full article: States give few details on billions spen...→

Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus | WTOP

At least 79 residents of a veterans home in Paramus, New Jersey, have died from COVID-19, making the state-run facility one of the nation’s worst hot spots for [...] Read full article: Memorial Day even more poignant as veter...→

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet | WTOP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronav [...] Read full article: White House goal on testing nursing home...→

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil | WTOP

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil | WTOP

President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is secon [...] Read full article: White House imposes coronavirus travel b...→

Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence | WTOP

Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence | WTOP

For weeks, President Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now the White House fears the mass protests over the death of [...] Read full article: Protests eclipse pandemic, but White Hou...→

Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized and simplified | WTOP

Japanese media published several versions of virtually the same story citing unnamed sources: Next year’s Olympics will be “downsized,” “simplified,” or “very [...] Read full article: Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsi...→

Turkey, Russia cooperate on virus vaccine | WTOP

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia have agreed to cooperate in the development of a coronavirus vaccine and plan to carry out joint clinical trials, the T [...] Read full article: Turkey, Russia cooperate on virus vaccin...→

AP sources: White House softens on sending troops to states | WTOP

AP sources: White House softens on sending troops to states | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be privately backing [...] Read full article: AP sources: White House softens on sendi...→

Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better | WTOP

Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better | WTOP

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s chief epidemiologist showed contrition Wednesday as criticism mounted over the Scandinavian country’s hotly debated method of fightin [...] Read full article: Scientist admits Sweden could have battl...→

Mfume wins Democratic primary for full term in House | WTOP

Maryland Rep. Kweisi Mfume has won the Democratic nomination for a full term in the U.S. House seat once held by Elijah Cummings. Read full article: Mfume wins Democratic primary for full t...→

French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy | WTOP

PARIS (AP) — France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease, bec [...] Read full article: French virus tracing app goes live amid ...→

Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations near the White House | WTOP

Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations near the White House | WTOP

Capital Bikeshare, the region’s bicycle sharing system, is closing 20 D.C. stations located within three blocks of the White House. Read full article: Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations ...→

Roads around White House closed | WTOP

Roads around the White House are being closed to traffic until further notice. Read full article: Roads around White House closed | WTOP...→

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients | WTOP

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients | WTOP

A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COV [...] Read full article: Gilead says drug helped moderately ill c...→

Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March | WTOP

MADRID (AP) — Spain is reporting no deaths in a 24-hour period from the new coronavirus for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernand [...] Read full article: Spain reports no virus deaths for first ...→

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises | WTOP

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she’s worried the city’s 18-bed hospital can’t handle a second Covid-19 wave. Many co [...] Read full article: States, cities plead for virus aid as Co...→

UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases need | WTOP

Aid organizations are making an urgent plea for funding to shore up their operations in war-torn Yemen, saying they have already been forced to stop some of th [...] Read full article: UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as v...→

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge | WTOP

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge | WTOP

As pandemic restrictions are eased, sports arenas attempt to provide newer safety measures to accommodate fans in a post-coronavirus world. Read full article: Virus-proofing sports facilities present...→

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged | WTOP

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged | WTOP

Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, s [...] Read full article: Trump took shelter in White House bunker...→

Speaker creates police accountability workgroup in the House | WTOP

Speaker creates police accountability workgroup in the House | WTOP

Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones and House Judiciary Chairman Luke H. Clippinger said Saturday that they were forming the Workgroup to Address P [...] Read full article: Speaker creates police accountability wo...→

Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases | WTOP

Protests around the U.S. against police brutality have sparked fears of a further spread of the coronavirus. Read full article: Protests spark virus fears in US; South ...→

Multiple fires set near White House minutes before DC curfew begins | WTOP

Multiple fires set near White House minutes before DC curfew begins | WTOP

A third night of protests in D.C. over the death of George Floyd culminated overnight Sunday in some business windows being smashed, a fire in the lobby of the [...] Read full article: Multiple fires set near White House minu...→

As COVID-19 forces camp closure, DC’s Hope House seeks new ways to help | WTOP

Hope House DC runs summer camps that let children spend time bonding with their incarcerated dads. That isn’t happening this year, but the organization is find [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 forces camp closure, DC’s Ho...→

Massive US protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks | WTOP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out [...] Read full article: Massive US protests raise fears of new v...→

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks | WTOP

Protests across the U.S. following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have elevated fears that it will lead to a new surge in coronavirus cases. Read full article: US cities fear protests may fuel new wav...→

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas | WTOP

Trump has expressed anger at the World Health Organization for weeks over what he believes was an weak response to the initial coronavirus outbreak. Read full article: Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kon...→

Protesters in D.C. converge on White House, scuffle with Secret Service over George Floyd killing | WTOP

Protesters in D.C. converge on White House, scuffle with Secret Service over George Floyd killing | WTOP

People in D.C. protesting Minnesota man George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer have diverged from their central point outside the Wh [...] Read full article: Protesters in D.C. converge on White Hou...→

Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation h [...] Read full article: Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-...→

US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong | WTOP

US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coron [...] Read full article: US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes actio...→

Odessa-based farm provides equine therapy for patients with disabilities, professional athletes

Odessa-based farm provides equine therapy for patients with disabilities, professional athletes

From professional athletes to people with medical conditions, horseback riding provides a much-needed mental and physical break. Read full article: Odessa-based farm provides equine therap...→

New Zealand near eradication, but virus has grim global hold | WTOP

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Friday had all but eradicated the coronavirus from its shores with just one person in the nation of 5 million kno [...] Read full article: New Zealand near eradication, but virus ...→

White House punts economic update as election draws near | WTOP

The White House has taken the unusual step of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast as planned this year, a fresh sign of the administration’s a [...] Read full article: White House punts economic update as ele...→

House Approves Changes to Business Virus Aid Subsidy Program

House Approves Changes to Business Virus Aid Subsidy Program

The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new "paycheck protection" program for businesses that have suffered COVID-relat [...] Read full article: House Approves Changes to Business Virus...→

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return | WTOP

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return | WTOP

Reporters from The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen athletes from around the globe to get a sense of how concerned or confident they are about res [...] Read full article: AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus,...→

Athletes contemplating return to play are wary about virus

Athletes contemplating return to play are wary about virus

"There’s certainly an element of the unknown," New Jersey Devils defenseman Connor Carrick said. "This has not been studied all that long still, even thought i [...] Read full article: Athletes contemplating return to play ar...→

House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts | WTOP

For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic. Read full article: House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Rep...→

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting | WTOP

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a day that’s shaping up as one for the history books: For the first time, House lawmakers intend to vote by proxy, a move to avoid the r [...] Read full article: History in the making as House is poised...→

White House letter doesn’t explain why Trump fired watchdogs | WTOP

White House letter doesn’t explain why Trump fired watchdogs | WTOP

The White House said President Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general but offered no new details about why they were let go. Read full article: White House letter doesn’t explain why T...→

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening | WTOP

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening | WTOP

South Korea announced a spike in new coronavirus infections Wednesday and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions. Read full article: Spike in South Korea virus cases shows p...→

DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid for private schools | WTOP

DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid for private schools | WTOP

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary sch [...] Read full article: DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid ...→

Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising | WTOP

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s government defended its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic on Tuesday despite the Scandinavian country now reporting one of the [...] Read full article: Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus to...→

Review: Nora Roberts’ thriller cured my virus reading block | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — Nora Roberts, “Hideaway” (St. Martin’s Press) Never have I ever wanted to escape in a book more than the last few months, when life as we know [...] Read full article: Review: Nora Roberts’ thriller cured my ...→

Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’ | WTOP

Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’ | WTOP

Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big” or hit “pause.” Read full article: Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on viru...→

States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies | WTOP

An Associated Press survey of all 50 states found a hodgepodge of public information about the purchase of masks, gloves, gowns and other hard-to-get equipment [...] Read full article: States give few details on billions spen...→

White House Report: Virus Testing Being Left Up to States

White House Report: Virus Testing Being Left Up to States

The Trump administration plans to buy 100 million swabs used in coronavirus testing and distribute them to states by the end of the year in the ongoing battle [...] Read full article: White House Report: Virus Testing Being ...→

Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus | WTOP

At least 79 residents of a veterans home in Paramus, New Jersey, have died from COVID-19, making the state-run facility one of the nation’s worst hot spots for [...] Read full article: Memorial Day even more poignant as veter...→

CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion | WTOP

In some places, there have been data gaps that leave local leaders wondering whether they should loosen or tighten restrictions. In others, officials are accus [...] Read full article: CDC, states’ reporting of virus test dat...→

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet | WTOP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronav [...] Read full article: White House goal on testing nursing home...→

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil | WTOP

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil | WTOP

President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is secon [...] Read full article: White House imposes coronavirus travel b...→

Europeans soak up the sun but virus travel rules a mishmash | WTOP

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are [...] Read full article: Europeans soak up the sun but virus trav...→