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Florida man arrested for intentionally coughing on store employee
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Florida man arrested for intentionally coughing on store employee
April 8 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a man for intentionally coughing on a retail store employee out of disdain over the establishment's social distancing practices.
Poll: 70% of Americans believe U.S. economy in either recession or depression
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Poll: 70% of Americans believe U.S. economy in either recession or depression
April 8 (UPI) -- Amid economic turbulence due to the COVID-19 outbreak, 70 percent of Americans believe that the U.S. economy is either in a recession or depression, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
CDC: Essential workers can return to work if they are asymptomatic
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
CDC: Essential workers can return to work if they are asymptomatic
April 8 (UPI) -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield outlined new guidance Wednesday stating that essential workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 can return to work if they are asymptomatic.
Divers find body of RFK's great-grandson Gideon McKean
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Divers find body of RFK's great-grandson Gideon McKean
April 8 (UPI) -- The body of Gideon McKean, Robert F. Kennedy's great-grandson, was discovered after a nearly weeklong search, officials announced Wednesday.
Syrian air force used chemical weapons in three 2017 attacks, probe finds
World News // 14 hours ago
Syrian air force used chemical weapons in three 2017 attacks, probe finds
April 8 (UPI) -- Syria's Assad regime used sarin and chlorine gas in three attacks on opposition forces in March 2017, a chemical weapons oversight group said in a report released Wednesday.
Pompeo: U.S. has repatriated 50,000 amid coronavirus travel restrictions
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Pompeo: U.S. has repatriated 50,000 amid coronavirus travel restrictions
April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that 50,000 Americans have returned to the United States from more than 90 countries during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinton impeachment whistle-blower Linda Tripp dies at 70
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Clinton impeachment whistle-blower Linda Tripp dies at 70
April 8 (UPI) -- Linda Tripp, who shared conversations with Monica Lewinsky that contributed to the impeachment trial of of former President Bill Clinton, died at the age of 70 on Wednesday, her family said.
Lockdown measures in China controlled first wave of COVID-19, study finds
Health News // 16 hours ago
Lockdown measures in China controlled first wave of COVID-19, study finds
April 8 (UPI) -- China's aggressive -- some would call them "Draconian" -- control measures appear to have stopped the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in areas outside Hubei province, the epicenter of the global pandemic.
Saudi Arabia announces 2-week cease-fire in Yemen
World News // 16 hours ago
Saudi Arabia announces 2-week cease-fire in Yemen
April 8 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced a two-week cease-fire in the Yemeni civil war amid fears of the coronavirus spreading in the region.
School closures could increase childhood obesity
Health News // 18 hours ago
School closures could increase childhood obesity
One side effect of the coronavirus pandemic could be long-lasting: U.S. school closures may worsen the child obesity crisis, experts warn.
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