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Trump says states reopening safely, but New York's Cuomo warns against 'acting stupidly'

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 1:33pm
President Donald Trump on Wednesday applauded steps by a handful of Republican-led U.S. states to reopen their economies, but New York's governor, wary of a potential second wave of coronavirus infections, cautioned that it was "no time to act stupidly."
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Joe Biden wins climate change campaigner Al Gore's endorsement on Earth Day

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 1:31pm
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the support of two of his party's most prominent climate change campaigners, including former presidential candidate Al Gore, on Wednesday.
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U.S. House expects to pass $500 billion coronavirus bill, avoids fight over remote voting

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 1:24pm
The U.S. House of Representatives expects to pass a nearly $500 billion coronavirus relief bill on Thursday but will put off any decision on changing its voting rules during the pandemic, avoiding a potential partisan fight.
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Next round of coronavirus business aid to be as fair as possible: Kudlow

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 1:24pm
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Wednesday said the Trump administration would try to fairly distribute the next round of aid for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak, saying demand for the first round of funding was "overwhelming."
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U.S. deaths top 46,000 after near-record increase previous day: Reuters tally

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 12:21pm
U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 46,000 on Wednesday after rising by a near-record single-day number on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally.
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U.S. dentists seeking to conduct coronavirus testing face regulatory, supply hurdles

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:56am
U.S. dental care providers are pushing for permission to test patients for the coronavirus, both to help augment a nationwide effort to combat its spread and shore up their own dwindling business, with most of the country still under stay-at-home orders.
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U.S. to reopen national parks, follow coronavirus guidelines: Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:37am
The Trump administration plans to reopen the country's national parks and other public lands in line with coronavirus guidelines, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, but gave no other details.
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U.S. House will not consider voting by proxy this week: aide

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:33am
The U.S. House of Representatives will no longer consider remote voting by proxy this week, a House Democratic leadership aide said.
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New York to launch tri-state virus tracing program with Bloomberg's help

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:10am
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would work with Connecticut and New Jersey to launch a joint tri-state program to trace the contacts of people with the novel coronavirus in an effort to prevent further spread.
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Washington Governor Inslee endorses Biden, citing ‘reasoned approach’ to economics, climate

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 10:34am
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Wednesday, praising his former Democratic rival's “willingness to follow science” in his approach to governing and tackling climate change.
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Trump touts safety of U.S. states reopening despite warnings of virus resurgence

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 10:22am
President Donald Trump on Wednesday applauded steps taken by a handful of Republican-led U.S. states to start reopening their economies despite warnings of a potential fresh surge of coronavirus infections.
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White House aide to take key U.S. Commerce Department post

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 9:46am
A senior White House aide who has been involved with next-generation 5G networks and the global campaign against China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is moving to the Department of Commerce.
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Georgia tests boundaries of life post-pandemic with 'risky' reopening

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 9:37am
A handful of mostly southern U.S. states will begin loosening economic restrictions this week in the midst of a still virulent pandemic, providing a live-fire test of whether America's communities can start to reopen without triggering a surge that may force them to close again.
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Dealing with the dead: the female undertakers of Harlem

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 8:45am
There are 48 bodies in the basement of the funeral home in Harlem. Forty are in cardboard boxes, ready for cremation. The other eight are in the refrigerator, to be embalmed and buried. It will be weeks or months before they get either.
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Face mask fashionistas get creative in the age of coronavirus

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 8:40am
In the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic put the world into a tailspin, the humble face mask has evolved into an American fashion statement.
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Trump says U.S. states safely reopening despite warnings of virus resurgence

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 8:26am
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that U.S. states are safely starting to reopen businesses, even as some public health officials warned that relaxing restrictions too quickly could trigger a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.
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Texas plans broad reopening during the first week of May: governor

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 8:26am
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Wednesday he will make an announcement next week about a plan to broadly reopen the state's economy during the first week of May after early steps taken so far.
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U.S. House to pass nearly $500 billion more in coronavirus aid on Thursday: Pelosi

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 8:21am
The U.S. House of Representatives will pass Congress' latest coronavirus aid bill on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, paving the way for nearly $500 billion more in economic relief amid the pandemic.
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In a first, Missouri sues China over coronavirus economic losses

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 7:14am
Missouri became on Tuesday the first U.S. state to sue the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus, saying that China's response to the outbreak that originated in the city of Wuhan brought devastating economic losses to the state.
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Trump to sign new immigration ban on Wednesday

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 6:51am
U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet he would sign an executive order curbing immigration later on Wednesday, in a move he has said would protect U.S. workers amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
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