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Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection | WTOP

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 10 [...] Read full article: Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into ban...→

Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection | WTOP

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 10 [...] Read full article: Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into ban...→

Virginia votes in primary elections amid coronavirus restrictions | WTOP

Virginia votes in primary elections amid coronavirus restrictions | WTOP

Virginia voters cast their choice for the primary elections on Tuesday, with social distancing and restrictions in place. Read full article: Virginia votes in primary elections amid...→

Massachusetts municipal leaders push state for more school funding amid coronavirus financial woes

Massachusetts municipal leaders push state for more school funding amid coronavirus financial woes

Leaders of Gateway Cities who once expected a “game changing” influx in state education funding this year fear the well will dry up due to the financial hit of [...] Read full article: Massachusetts municipal leaders push sta...→

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag on | WTOP

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag on | WTOP

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season. Read full article: Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as ne...→

Watch live: Trump holds rally in Tulsa despite coronavirus concerns | WTOP

President Trump will be holding his first campaign rally in Tulsa since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday. Read full article: Watch live: Trump holds rally in Tulsa d...→

Solidarity or frugality? EU leaders discuss coronavirus plan | WTOP

BRUSSELS (AP) — As they brace for the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, leaders of the European Union’s 27 member states are to discuss the b [...] Read full article: Solidarity or frugality? EU leaders disc...→

After $55 million debt default, South Side apartments land in bankruptcy

A big portfolio owned by the troubled Better Housing Foundation could be sold in Chapter 11 to a California investment firm.  Read full article: After $55 million debt default, South Si...→

Fauci says ‘we’re still in a first wave’ of coronavirus pandemic | WTOP

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, says the United States is still in its first wave of the coronavirus pandemic – a warning that c [...] Read full article: Fauci says ‘we’re still in a first wave’...→

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and state Rep. Mike Zalewski say the city would be the perfect host as the league eyes a return to action after three months. Read full article: Power play? Pols push for Chicago to ser...→

Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus aerosols 3 feet into air, study reveals

Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus aerosols 3 feet into air, study reveals

In a world still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, going to the bathroom may never be quite the same. Read full article: Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus...→

Coronavirus death rate is higher for those with chronic ills | WTOP

Death rates are 12 times higher for coronavirus patients with chronic illnesses than for others who become infected, a new U.S. government report says. The Cen [...] Read full article: Coronavirus death rate is higher for tho...→

DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Two update expected later this week | WTOP

DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Two update expected later this week | WTOP

D.C. continues to expand its testing capabilities, Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a news conference Monday, adding more sites to the District. Read full article: DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Tw...→

Why a 2nd shutdown over coronavirus might be worse than the 1st — and how to prevent it | WTOP

It’s an outcome no one wants, but could become a “harsh reality”: a second wave of shutdowns. Weeks after lifting stay-at-home orders, some states are seeing r [...] Read full article: Why a 2nd shutdown over coronavirus migh...→

Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in age of coronavirus | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months away from the campaign trail, President Donald Trump plans to rally his supporters this coming Saturday for the first time since [...] Read full article: Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in a...→

Fauci: 2nd wave ‘not inevitable’ as coronavirus cases climb in some states | WTOP

Coronavirus cases are on an upswing in several states and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases could rise this summer as states reopen. [...] Read full article: Fauci: 2nd wave ‘not inevitable’ as coro...→

An existing polio vaccine could help protect against coronavirus, top experts say | WTOP

As the world works to produce an effective Covid-19 vaccine, some experts suggest an existing vaccine that almost everyone already gets might help. Read full article: An existing polio vaccine could help pro...→

Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion Stock in Bankruptcy

Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion Stock in Bankruptcy

Car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is asking a bankruptcy judge to let it take advantage of the quixotic surge in its stock by selling up to $1 billion [...] Read full article: Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion ...→

DC area must remain vigilant as coronavirus numbers fall, expert says | WTOP

“This is the moment to really double down on the public health response so we’re better prepared for whatever could come in the fall,” a health expert said. Read full article: DC area must remain vigilant as coronavi...→

Johns Hopkins faculty push against cuts prompted by pandemic | WTOP

Faculty at Johns Hopkins University are demanding that the Baltimore school provide a detailed report of its finances. Read full article: Johns Hopkins faculty push against cuts ...→

Prince says UK owes Caribbean community ‘debt of gratitude’ | WTOP

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to Britain’s Caribbean community Monday on Windrush Day, the 72nd anniversary of the [...] Read full article: Prince says UK owes Caribbean community ...→

‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates plasma, gives advice after recovering from the coronavirus | WTOP

Dr. Ira Rabin at MedStar Washington Hospital Center had the coronavirus back in March. He has now donated his plasma to help those recovering from the virus. Read full article: ‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates...→

Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $1B after stock sale nixed

Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $1B after stock sale nixed

Hertz Global Holdings is in talks for a bankruptcy loan of up to $1 billion to fund its business reorganization after suspending its plan to sell new shares, T [...] Read full article: Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $...→

Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants | WTOP

An advisory commission has approved a recommendation to the EPA that Pennsylvania’s power plants must add more pollution control measures. Read full article: Md., other states push EPA to force stri...→

Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagnosis during TV show | WTOP

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and now is in quarantine. The 63-year-old Jarrett broke the news during [...] Read full article: Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagn...→

White House steps up effort to downplay coronavirus concerns | WTOP

White House steps up effort to downplay coronavirus concerns | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has long been fond of crafting his own version of the facts. But when he said “if we stop testing right now we’d have ve [...] Read full article: White House steps up effort to downplay ...→

24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, citing

24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, citing "devastating" coronavirus hit

Gym chain also closing 100 locations nationwide, but plans to keep other facilities running while in Chapter 11. Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, cit...→

24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gyms, file for bankruptcy protection

24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gyms, file for bankruptcy protection

San Ramon-based 24 Hour Fitness said Monday it will close 13 Bay Area clubs among the 100 locations it is shuttering as part of its filing for Chapter 11 bankr [...] Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gym...→

Virginia museums begin to reopen after coronavirus shutdowns | WTOP

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Museums in Virginia have started reopening after being shuttered for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Phase 2 of Gov. Ralph [...] Read full article: Virginia museums begin to reopen after c...→

New York says it’s ‘tamed’ coronavirus while other states see record hospitalizations | WTOP

The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have gone up in some states, a bleak reminder that the pandemic that’s infected more than 2 million people [...] Read full article: New York says it’s ‘tamed’ coronavirus w...→

Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves for coronavirus space | WTOP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest metropolis has an unorthodox plan to free up space at its graveyards during the coronavris pandemic: digging up the bones of [...] Read full article: Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves fo...→

Hogan asks for ‘vigilance’ even as Md.’s positive coronavirus test rate trends down | WTOP

Even as Maryland’s rate of positive coronavirus tests drops, Gov. Larry Hogan wants residents to stay on guard as the state reopens. Read full article: Hogan asks for ‘vigilance’ even as Md.’s...→

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus | WTOP

New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race pos [...] Read full article: New York City Marathon canceled because ...→

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus | WTOP

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus | WTOP

Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. Read full article: Novak Djokovic tests positive for corona...→

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert | WTOP

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to [...] Read full article: Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight corona...→

Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley tests positive for coronavirus after collapsing onstage in Nashville | WTOP

Actor, comedian and former CNN anchor D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for coronavirus after collapsing on stage during a show in Nashville. Read full article: Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley tests positi...→

Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursing homes spurred emergency push to inspect all of them

Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursing homes spurred emergency push to inspect all of them

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment rushed in April and May to inspect all 232 nursing homes in the state f [...] Read full article: Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursin...→

WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After Suspending Stock Sale

WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After Suspending Stock Sale

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is in talks for a bankruptcy loan of up to $1 billion to fund its business reorganization after suspending its plan to sell new shar [...] Read full article: WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After S...→

Coronavirus survivor wants to become a disease detective | WTOP

Jordan Tautges wants to be contact tracer in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic — but first she had to beat COVID-19. Read full article: Coronavirus survivor wants to become a d...→

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections | WTOP

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections | WTOP

As nations grapple with new outbreaks and spiking death tolls from the coronavirus, a commonly available drug appeared Tuesday to offer hope that the most seri [...] Read full article: A drug offers hope amid spikes in corona...→

Flush carefully. Study suggests coronavirus could spread in spray from toilet | WTOP

At least one researcher not involved in the study said it made some sense, even if it’s theoretical. Read full article: Flush carefully. Study suggests coronavi...→

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treati [...] Read full article: US revokes emergency use of malaria drug...→

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus | WTOP

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday [...] Read full article: Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony beca...→

24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Blames Coronavirus Pandemic

24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Blames Coronavirus Pandemic

National gym chain 24 Hour Fitness, based in San Ramon, has filed for bankruptcy after the Covid-19 pandemic forced its facilities shut for months. Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Bl...→

US stock futures fall, suggesting continued fear of a coronavirus second wave | WTOP

US stock futures fell sharply during premarket trading Sunday night, indicating that Wall Street may be headed for another rocky week as investors grapple with [...] Read full article: US stock futures fall, suggesting contin...→

Minnesota Democrats push for police reform while Republicans prioritize coronavirus response

Minnesota Democrats push for police reform while Republicans prioritize coronavirus response

Minnesota House Democrats are looking to overhaul police practices in the wake of the death of George Floyd, but their measures could be stopped short by lawma [...] Read full article: Minnesota Democrats push for police refo...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduc...→

Companies Push for Virus Legal Protection, Prompting Worker Concern

Companies Push for Virus Legal Protection, Prompting Worker Concern

Businesses are lobbying Congress for protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits, but unions and Democrats fear a liability shield would encourage reckles [...] Read full article: Companies Push for Virus Legal Protectio...→

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus | WTOP

New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race pos [...] Read full article: New York City Marathon canceled because ...→

Johns Hopkins faculty push against cuts prompted by pandemic | WTOP

Faculty at Johns Hopkins University are demanding that the Baltimore school provide a detailed report of its finances. Read full article: Johns Hopkins faculty push against cuts ...→

Massachusetts municipal leaders push state for more school funding amid coronavirus financial woes

Massachusetts municipal leaders push state for more school funding amid coronavirus financial woes

Leaders of Gateway Cities who once expected a “game changing” influx in state education funding this year fear the well will dry up due to the financial hit of [...] Read full article: Massachusetts municipal leaders push sta...→

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert | WTOP

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to [...] Read full article: Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight corona...→

‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates plasma, gives advice after recovering from the coronavirus | WTOP

Dr. Ira Rabin at MedStar Washington Hospital Center had the coronavirus back in March. He has now donated his plasma to help those recovering from the virus. Read full article: ‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates...→

Watch live: Trump holds rally in Tulsa despite coronavirus concerns | WTOP

President Trump will be holding his first campaign rally in Tulsa since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday. Read full article: Watch live: Trump holds rally in Tulsa d...→

Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursing homes spurred emergency push to inspect all of them

Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursing homes spurred emergency push to inspect all of them

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment rushed in April and May to inspect all 232 nursing homes in the state f [...] Read full article: Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursin...→

Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $1B after stock sale nixed

Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $1B after stock sale nixed

Hertz Global Holdings is in talks for a bankruptcy loan of up to $1 billion to fund its business reorganization after suspending its plan to sell new shares, T [...] Read full article: Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $...→

After $55 million debt default, South Side apartments land in bankruptcy

A big portfolio owned by the troubled Better Housing Foundation could be sold in Chapter 11 to a California investment firm.  Read full article: After $55 million debt default, South Si...→

Coronavirus survivor wants to become a disease detective | WTOP

Jordan Tautges wants to be contact tracer in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic — but first she had to beat COVID-19. Read full article: Coronavirus survivor wants to become a d...→

Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagnosis during TV show | WTOP

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and now is in quarantine. The 63-year-old Jarrett broke the news during [...] Read full article: Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagn...→

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and state Rep. Mike Zalewski say the city would be the perfect host as the league eyes a return to action after three months. Read full article: Power play? Pols push for Chicago to ser...→

Flush carefully. Study suggests coronavirus could spread in spray from toilet | WTOP

At least one researcher not involved in the study said it made some sense, even if it’s theoretical. Read full article: Flush carefully. Study suggests coronavi...→

Coronavirus death rate is higher for those with chronic ills | WTOP

Death rates are 12 times higher for coronavirus patients with chronic illnesses than for others who become infected, a new U.S. government report says. The Cen [...] Read full article: Coronavirus death rate is higher for tho...→

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus | WTOP

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday [...] Read full article: Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony beca...→

24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gyms, file for bankruptcy protection

24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gyms, file for bankruptcy protection

San Ramon-based 24 Hour Fitness said Monday it will close 13 Bay Area clubs among the 100 locations it is shuttering as part of its filing for Chapter 11 bankr [...] Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gym...→

Why a 2nd shutdown over coronavirus might be worse than the 1st — and how to prevent it | WTOP

It’s an outcome no one wants, but could become a “harsh reality”: a second wave of shutdowns. Weeks after lifting stay-at-home orders, some states are seeing r [...] Read full article: Why a 2nd shutdown over coronavirus migh...→

US stock futures fall, suggesting continued fear of a coronavirus second wave | WTOP

US stock futures fell sharply during premarket trading Sunday night, indicating that Wall Street may be headed for another rocky week as investors grapple with [...] Read full article: US stock futures fall, suggesting contin...→

New York says it’s ‘tamed’ coronavirus while other states see record hospitalizations | WTOP

The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have gone up in some states, a bleak reminder that the pandemic that’s infected more than 2 million people [...] Read full article: New York says it’s ‘tamed’ coronavirus w...→

Fauci: 2nd wave ‘not inevitable’ as coronavirus cases climb in some states | WTOP

Coronavirus cases are on an upswing in several states and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases could rise this summer as states reopen. [...] Read full article: Fauci: 2nd wave ‘not inevitable’ as coro...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduc...→

Hogan asks for ‘vigilance’ even as Md.’s positive coronavirus test rate trends down | WTOP

Even as Maryland’s rate of positive coronavirus tests drops, Gov. Larry Hogan wants residents to stay on guard as the state reopens. Read full article: Hogan asks for ‘vigilance’ even as Md.’s...→

Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion Stock in Bankruptcy

Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion Stock in Bankruptcy

Car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is asking a bankruptcy judge to let it take advantage of the quixotic surge in its stock by selling up to $1 billion [...] Read full article: Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion ...→

DC area must remain vigilant as coronavirus numbers fall, expert says | WTOP

“This is the moment to really double down on the public health response so we’re better prepared for whatever could come in the fall,” a health expert said. Read full article: DC area must remain vigilant as coronavi...→

Virginia votes in primary elections amid coronavirus restrictions | WTOP

Virginia votes in primary elections amid coronavirus restrictions | WTOP

Virginia voters cast their choice for the primary elections on Tuesday, with social distancing and restrictions in place. Read full article: Virginia votes in primary elections amid...→

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus | WTOP

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus | WTOP

Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. Read full article: Novak Djokovic tests positive for corona...→

Prince says UK owes Caribbean community ‘debt of gratitude’ | WTOP

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to Britain’s Caribbean community Monday on Windrush Day, the 72nd anniversary of the [...] Read full article: Prince says UK owes Caribbean community ...→

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag on | WTOP

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag on | WTOP

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season. Read full article: Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as ne...→

Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley tests positive for coronavirus after collapsing onstage in Nashville | WTOP

Actor, comedian and former CNN anchor D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for coronavirus after collapsing on stage during a show in Nashville. Read full article: Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley tests positi...→

Solidarity or frugality? EU leaders discuss coronavirus plan | WTOP

BRUSSELS (AP) — As they brace for the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, leaders of the European Union’s 27 member states are to discuss the b [...] Read full article: Solidarity or frugality? EU leaders disc...→

WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After Suspending Stock Sale

WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After Suspending Stock Sale

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is in talks for a bankruptcy loan of up to $1 billion to fund its business reorganization after suspending its plan to sell new shar [...] Read full article: WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After S...→

Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants | WTOP

An advisory commission has approved a recommendation to the EPA that Pennsylvania’s power plants must add more pollution control measures. Read full article: Md., other states push EPA to force stri...→

Fauci says ‘we’re still in a first wave’ of coronavirus pandemic | WTOP

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, says the United States is still in its first wave of the coronavirus pandemic – a warning that c [...] Read full article: Fauci says ‘we’re still in a first wave’...→

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections | WTOP

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections | WTOP

As nations grapple with new outbreaks and spiking death tolls from the coronavirus, a commonly available drug appeared Tuesday to offer hope that the most seri [...] Read full article: A drug offers hope amid spikes in corona...→

White House steps up effort to downplay coronavirus concerns | WTOP

White House steps up effort to downplay coronavirus concerns | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has long been fond of crafting his own version of the facts. But when he said “if we stop testing right now we’d have ve [...] Read full article: White House steps up effort to downplay ...→

Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus aerosols 3 feet into air, study reveals

Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus aerosols 3 feet into air, study reveals

In a world still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, going to the bathroom may never be quite the same. Read full article: Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus...→

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treati [...] Read full article: US revokes emergency use of malaria drug...→

24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, citing

24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, citing "devastating" coronavirus hit

Gym chain also closing 100 locations nationwide, but plans to keep other facilities running while in Chapter 11. Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, cit...→

DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Two update expected later this week | WTOP

DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Two update expected later this week | WTOP

D.C. continues to expand its testing capabilities, Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a news conference Monday, adding more sites to the District. Read full article: DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Tw...→

24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Blames Coronavirus Pandemic

24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Blames Coronavirus Pandemic

National gym chain 24 Hour Fitness, based in San Ramon, has filed for bankruptcy after the Covid-19 pandemic forced its facilities shut for months. Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Bl...→

Virginia museums begin to reopen after coronavirus shutdowns | WTOP

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Museums in Virginia have started reopening after being shuttered for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Phase 2 of Gov. Ralph [...] Read full article: Virginia museums begin to reopen after c...→

Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in age of coronavirus | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months away from the campaign trail, President Donald Trump plans to rally his supporters this coming Saturday for the first time since [...] Read full article: Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in a...→

Minnesota Democrats push for police reform while Republicans prioritize coronavirus response

Minnesota Democrats push for police reform while Republicans prioritize coronavirus response

Minnesota House Democrats are looking to overhaul police practices in the wake of the death of George Floyd, but their measures could be stopped short by lawma [...] Read full article: Minnesota Democrats push for police refo...→

Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves for coronavirus space | WTOP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest metropolis has an unorthodox plan to free up space at its graveyards during the coronavris pandemic: digging up the bones of [...] Read full article: Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves fo...→

An existing polio vaccine could help protect against coronavirus, top experts say | WTOP

As the world works to produce an effective Covid-19 vaccine, some experts suggest an existing vaccine that almost everyone already gets might help. Read full article: An existing polio vaccine could help pro...→

Companies Push for Virus Legal Protection, Prompting Worker Concern

Companies Push for Virus Legal Protection, Prompting Worker Concern

Businesses are lobbying Congress for protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits, but unions and Democrats fear a liability shield would encourage reckles [...] Read full article: Companies Push for Virus Legal Protectio...→

DC area must remain vigilant as coronavirus numbers fall, expert says | WTOP

“This is the moment to really double down on the public health response so we’re better prepared for whatever could come in the fall,” a health expert said. Read full article: DC area must remain vigilant as coronavi...→

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus | WTOP

New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race pos [...] Read full article: New York City Marathon canceled because ...→

Virginia votes in primary elections amid coronavirus restrictions | WTOP

Virginia votes in primary elections amid coronavirus restrictions | WTOP

Virginia voters cast their choice for the primary elections on Tuesday, with social distancing and restrictions in place. Read full article: Virginia votes in primary elections amid...→

Johns Hopkins faculty push against cuts prompted by pandemic | WTOP

Faculty at Johns Hopkins University are demanding that the Baltimore school provide a detailed report of its finances. Read full article: Johns Hopkins faculty push against cuts ...→

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus | WTOP

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus | WTOP

Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. Read full article: Novak Djokovic tests positive for corona...→

Massachusetts municipal leaders push state for more school funding amid coronavirus financial woes

Massachusetts municipal leaders push state for more school funding amid coronavirus financial woes

Leaders of Gateway Cities who once expected a “game changing” influx in state education funding this year fear the well will dry up due to the financial hit of [...] Read full article: Massachusetts municipal leaders push sta...→

Prince says UK owes Caribbean community ‘debt of gratitude’ | WTOP

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to Britain’s Caribbean community Monday on Windrush Day, the 72nd anniversary of the [...] Read full article: Prince says UK owes Caribbean community ...→

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert | WTOP

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to [...] Read full article: Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight corona...→

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag on | WTOP

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag on | WTOP

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season. Read full article: Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as ne...→

‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates plasma, gives advice after recovering from the coronavirus | WTOP

Dr. Ira Rabin at MedStar Washington Hospital Center had the coronavirus back in March. He has now donated his plasma to help those recovering from the virus. Read full article: ‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates...→

Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley tests positive for coronavirus after collapsing onstage in Nashville | WTOP

Actor, comedian and former CNN anchor D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for coronavirus after collapsing on stage during a show in Nashville. Read full article: Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley tests positi...→

Watch live: Trump holds rally in Tulsa despite coronavirus concerns | WTOP

President Trump will be holding his first campaign rally in Tulsa since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday. Read full article: Watch live: Trump holds rally in Tulsa d...→

Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursing homes spurred emergency push to inspect all of them

Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursing homes spurred emergency push to inspect all of them

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment rushed in April and May to inspect all 232 nursing homes in the state f [...] Read full article: Coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado nursin...→

Solidarity or frugality? EU leaders discuss coronavirus plan | WTOP

BRUSSELS (AP) — As they brace for the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, leaders of the European Union’s 27 member states are to discuss the b [...] Read full article: Solidarity or frugality? EU leaders disc...→

Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $1B after stock sale nixed

Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $1B after stock sale nixed

Hertz Global Holdings is in talks for a bankruptcy loan of up to $1 billion to fund its business reorganization after suspending its plan to sell new shares, T [...] Read full article: Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan of up to $...→

WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After Suspending Stock Sale

WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After Suspending Stock Sale

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is in talks for a bankruptcy loan of up to $1 billion to fund its business reorganization after suspending its plan to sell new shar [...] Read full article: WSJ: Hertz Seeks Bankruptcy Loan After S...→

After $55 million debt default, South Side apartments land in bankruptcy

A big portfolio owned by the troubled Better Housing Foundation could be sold in Chapter 11 to a California investment firm.  Read full article: After $55 million debt default, South Si...→

Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants | WTOP

An advisory commission has approved a recommendation to the EPA that Pennsylvania’s power plants must add more pollution control measures. Read full article: Md., other states push EPA to force stri...→

Coronavirus survivor wants to become a disease detective | WTOP

Jordan Tautges wants to be contact tracer in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic — but first she had to beat COVID-19. Read full article: Coronavirus survivor wants to become a d...→

Fauci says ‘we’re still in a first wave’ of coronavirus pandemic | WTOP

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, says the United States is still in its first wave of the coronavirus pandemic – a warning that c [...] Read full article: Fauci says ‘we’re still in a first wave’...→

Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagnosis during TV show | WTOP

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and now is in quarantine. The 63-year-old Jarrett broke the news during [...] Read full article: Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagn...→

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections | WTOP

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections | WTOP

As nations grapple with new outbreaks and spiking death tolls from the coronavirus, a commonly available drug appeared Tuesday to offer hope that the most seri [...] Read full article: A drug offers hope amid spikes in corona...→

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and state Rep. Mike Zalewski say the city would be the perfect host as the league eyes a return to action after three months. Read full article: Power play? Pols push for Chicago to ser...→

White House steps up effort to downplay coronavirus concerns | WTOP

White House steps up effort to downplay coronavirus concerns | WTOP

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has long been fond of crafting his own version of the facts. But when he said “if we stop testing right now we’d have ve [...] Read full article: White House steps up effort to downplay ...→

Flush carefully. Study suggests coronavirus could spread in spray from toilet | WTOP

At least one researcher not involved in the study said it made some sense, even if it’s theoretical. Read full article: Flush carefully. Study suggests coronavi...→

Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus aerosols 3 feet into air, study reveals

Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus aerosols 3 feet into air, study reveals

In a world still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, going to the bathroom may never be quite the same. Read full article: Flushing the toilet may push coronavirus...→

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treati [...] Read full article: US revokes emergency use of malaria drug...→

Coronavirus death rate is higher for those with chronic ills | WTOP

Death rates are 12 times higher for coronavirus patients with chronic illnesses than for others who become infected, a new U.S. government report says. The Cen [...] Read full article: Coronavirus death rate is higher for tho...→

24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, citing

24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, citing "devastating" coronavirus hit

Gym chain also closing 100 locations nationwide, but plans to keep other facilities running while in Chapter 11. Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, cit...→

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus | WTOP

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday [...] Read full article: Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony beca...→

DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Two update expected later this week | WTOP

DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Two update expected later this week | WTOP

D.C. continues to expand its testing capabilities, Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a news conference Monday, adding more sites to the District. Read full article: DC expands coronavirus testing; Phase Tw...→

24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gyms, file for bankruptcy protection

24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gyms, file for bankruptcy protection

San Ramon-based 24 Hour Fitness said Monday it will close 13 Bay Area clubs among the 100 locations it is shuttering as part of its filing for Chapter 11 bankr [...] Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness to close 13 Bay Area gym...→

24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Blames Coronavirus Pandemic

24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Blames Coronavirus Pandemic

National gym chain 24 Hour Fitness, based in San Ramon, has filed for bankruptcy after the Covid-19 pandemic forced its facilities shut for months. Read full article: 24 Hour Fitness Files For Bankruptcy, Bl...→

Why a 2nd shutdown over coronavirus might be worse than the 1st — and how to prevent it | WTOP

It’s an outcome no one wants, but could become a “harsh reality”: a second wave of shutdowns. Weeks after lifting stay-at-home orders, some states are seeing r [...] Read full article: Why a 2nd shutdown over coronavirus migh...→

Virginia museums begin to reopen after coronavirus shutdowns | WTOP

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Museums in Virginia have started reopening after being shuttered for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Phase 2 of Gov. Ralph [...] Read full article: Virginia museums begin to reopen after c...→

US stock futures fall, suggesting continued fear of a coronavirus second wave | WTOP

US stock futures fell sharply during premarket trading Sunday night, indicating that Wall Street may be headed for another rocky week as investors grapple with [...] Read full article: US stock futures fall, suggesting contin...→

Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in age of coronavirus | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months away from the campaign trail, President Donald Trump plans to rally his supporters this coming Saturday for the first time since [...] Read full article: Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in a...→

New York says it’s ‘tamed’ coronavirus while other states see record hospitalizations | WTOP

The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have gone up in some states, a bleak reminder that the pandemic that’s infected more than 2 million people [...] Read full article: New York says it’s ‘tamed’ coronavirus w...→

Minnesota Democrats push for police reform while Republicans prioritize coronavirus response

Minnesota Democrats push for police reform while Republicans prioritize coronavirus response

Minnesota House Democrats are looking to overhaul police practices in the wake of the death of George Floyd, but their measures could be stopped short by lawma [...] Read full article: Minnesota Democrats push for police refo...→

Fauci: 2nd wave ‘not inevitable’ as coronavirus cases climb in some states | WTOP

Coronavirus cases are on an upswing in several states and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases could rise this summer as states reopen. [...] Read full article: Fauci: 2nd wave ‘not inevitable’ as coro...→

Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves for coronavirus space | WTOP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest metropolis has an unorthodox plan to free up space at its graveyards during the coronavris pandemic: digging up the bones of [...] Read full article: Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves fo...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduc...→

An existing polio vaccine could help protect against coronavirus, top experts say | WTOP

As the world works to produce an effective Covid-19 vaccine, some experts suggest an existing vaccine that almost everyone already gets might help. Read full article: An existing polio vaccine could help pro...→

Hogan asks for ‘vigilance’ even as Md.’s positive coronavirus test rate trends down | WTOP

Even as Maryland’s rate of positive coronavirus tests drops, Gov. Larry Hogan wants residents to stay on guard as the state reopens. Read full article: Hogan asks for ‘vigilance’ even as Md.’s...→

Companies Push for Virus Legal Protection, Prompting Worker Concern

Companies Push for Virus Legal Protection, Prompting Worker Concern

Businesses are lobbying Congress for protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits, but unions and Democrats fear a liability shield would encourage reckles [...] Read full article: Companies Push for Virus Legal Protectio...→

Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion Stock in Bankruptcy

Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion Stock in Bankruptcy

Car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is asking a bankruptcy judge to let it take advantage of the quixotic surge in its stock by selling up to $1 billion [...] Read full article: Hertz Surges on Plan to Sell $1 Billion ...→