Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, became the second U.S. lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19. McAdams, 45, said that he started developing mild symptoms on Saturday after returning from Washington, D.C., and immediately began isolating himself after consultation with his doctor... Earlier Wednesday, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first known member of Congress to contract the virus.
Bitcoin is, according to some, facing its first great test—whether it can perform as a store of value during a wider market crash... Bitcoin is, regardless of its extreme price volatility, consistency in inconsistent times.
“In the next 48 hours, we will identify any inmates who need to be brought out because of either their own health conditions — if they have any preexisting conditions, etc. — or because the charges were minor and we think it’s appropriate to bring them out in this context,” de Blasio said on WCBS radio Wednesday evening.
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The Dutch health minister collapsed today in parliament because of 'fatigue from intense weeks' of working against the coronavirus crisis. Bruno Bruins, 56, fell behind the speaker's lectern while taking questions and was helped up by fellow ministers. He took a sip of water and was seen leaving the room unassisted.
Simon Property Group said the closings start at 7 p.m. local time Wednesday. The malls are expected to re-open March 29... The closings come after such major mall tenants around the country — including Macy's, J.C. Penney, Nordstrom, Gap, Victoria's Secret and Sephora — have announced they are temporarily closing locations.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As the jury found, Peter Bright attempted the basest type of crime, arranging to engage in sex with young children. Thanks to the FBI, Bright is in custody and facing serious prison time.”... In May 2019, BRIGHT met the undercover agent at a public park in New York, New York, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with the Minors. As BRIGHT and the undercover agent began walking to the Minors’ residence, BRIGHT was arrested... BRIGHT is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29, 2020, at 11:30 a.m.
The two ships will specifically focus on trauma cases if deployed, given the limited amount of space aboard the ships, Esper said. The plan is to alleviate the burden on traditional hospitals dealing with a high number of patients with the coronavirus.
President Trump announced Wednesday he will invoke the Defense Production Act, which would allow the administration to force American industry to ramp up production of medical supplies that are in short supply in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,350 points, or 6.4%, to 19887 in midday trading. The S&P 500 dropped 5.6% and the Nasdaq Composite declined 4.6%. All three indexes are down about 30% from their mid-February highs. Oil, meanwhile, plunged 14% to its lowest level in more than 17 years.
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