Tampa Veterans Affairs nurses protest coronavirus safety hazards

Union members protesting the Veterans Affairs decision to eliminate hazard pay during the COVID-19 pandemic gathered outside James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa this week. The Florida demonstration was one of more than 200 National Nurses United protests across the country demanding better protection for veterans and nursing staff at VA facilities amid a reported shortage of personal protective[…]

Kent Ingle: Campus life during coronavirus pandemic — 3 ways to prepare your kids

The fall semester is just around the corner, and with this school year starting during a global pandemic, it presents some unique challenges for both parents and students. For every parent who isn’t concerned, there are those who are worried and confused about sending their students back to college. As president of Southeastern University, I’m[…]

Kerstin Lindquist: ‘Back to school’ during coronavirus pandemic — 7 ways to help your kids adjust

We are going back to school. The uncertainty over how may be weighing heavy, but we have little control over that aspect. What we can do is shift our focus and embrace the things we can orchestrate this fall. A recent chat with the oldest of my three kids, my rising sixth-grader, revealed these children[…]

Ohio Gov. DeWine tells ‘Your World’ positive coronavirus test ‘certainly scared me’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine‘s experience of testing positive for the coronavirus Thursday before testing negative in a follow-up test “certainly scared me,” the Republican told “Your World” Friday. “I went to Cleveland, drove to Cleveland to meet the president,” DeWine told host Neil Cavuto. “Then, of course, when you go meet the president, you get a test[…]

Andy Puzder: Trump policies driving continued economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic

At his news conference Friday night, President Trump rightfully hailed the July jobs report released earlier in the day by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that the strong economic recovery from coronavirus shutdowns is continuing. And to keep the recovery going, the president announced that, if his administration can’t reach an agreement with congressional[…]

Trump shoots down reporter claim NJ club members violating coronavirus guidelines: ‘It’s a peaceful protest’

President Trump dismissed claims Friday evening that members of his New Jersey golf club who attended his press conference were not abiding by state coronavirus guidelines. During the question-and-answer period at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, Washington Post reporter Toluse Olorunnipa challenged Trump’s assertion that the virus is “disappearing.” “We lost 6,000 Americans this week,” Olorunnipa told the president.[…]

Sturgis rally roars ahead despite coronavirus concerns

Crowds of motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in Sturgis, S.D., Friday for the start of the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic that has led to cancellations of other large-scale gatherings since the outbreak. The rally could become the largest gathering since the pandemic began. Organizers were expecting 250,000 people from all over the country[…]

Christie slams NJ Gov. Murphy for ‘outrageous,’ ‘monumental’ mistake in coronavirus response

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy made an “outrageous” and “monumental” mistake by requiring state nursing homes to take in coronavirus patients, his predecessor Chris Christie told Fox News Radio’s “Guy Benson Show” Friday. “Think about this,” Christie told host Guy Benson. “New Jersey, as you know, has the second most [coronavirus] deaths of any[…]

Trump says coronavirus relief executive order could come by the end of the week ‘if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage’

President Trump threatened to take coronavirus relief into his own hands “if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage.” Trump said if coronavirus negotiations continued to stall, he would sign an executive order deferring the payroll tax until the end of the year, starting July 1 retroactively and would extend enhanced unemployment benefits. He did not[…]

Emergency coronavirus funds worth £1.5bn unclaimed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than £12.3bn was given to local authorities to pass on to eligible small businesses across England Emergency coronavirus funding for firms will go back to the Treasury at the end of the month if it is not claimed, business leaders have said. Four months after £12bn was released[…]