U.S. Surpasses 20 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Health care worker Demetra Ransom comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ward at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston last month. The U.S. has since surpassed 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images Health care worker Demetra Ransom comforts a patient in the…

Coronavirus updates: California extends stay-at-home orders; $600 stimulus payments start

CLOSE President-elect Joe Biden called the lack of cooperation from the Trump administration irresponsible. USA TODAYUSA TODAY is keeping track of the news surrounding COVID-19 as a pair of vaccines join the U.S. fight against a virus that has killed more than 335,000 Americans since the first reported fatality in February. Keep refreshing this page for…

Senator Schumer announces increased Covid-19 relief aid for New York

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today that after numerous discussions with President-elect Joe Biden and his team, his incoming administration’s FEMA will deliver roughly $2 billion MORE to New York State for COVID-19 relief.   Schumer,...

Statement from Attorney General James on Tax Lien Reform

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement on reforms to the tax lien sale: “Over the last few months, I have worked hard with stakeholders and lawmakers to address...

Utica community chooses logo for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2021 Winning...

UTICA, January 14, 2021 – America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk was one of the area’s last in-person events of 2020. We’ve all pivoted, and the work of the community continues – even if...

Congress Overturns Trump Veto On Defense Bill After Political Detour

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the Capitol on Wednesday. The Senate voted Friday to override President Trump's veto on the annual defense bill. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the Capitol on Wednesday. The Senate voted Friday to override President Trump's veto on the…

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies of COVID-19

Greg Hilburn, Monroe News-Star Published 10:02 p.m. ET Dec. 29, 2020 | Updated 11:07 a.m. ET Dec. 30, 2020CLOSE Luke Letlow, who won the 5th Congressional District seat in Louisiana, died with COVID-19. USA TODAYLouisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died of COVID-19 on Tuesday at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.Letlow, 41, was transferred from St. Francis Medical Center…

Utica Phoenix Radio Owner Debuts WNPR Game Show

By Jess Szabo CHL Newest Panelist on NPR’s Says You! “A public radio game show of bluff and bluster, words and whimsy”   On January 2, 2021, National Public Radio’s famous talk show, “Says You” offered a special...

Attorney General James Ready to Take Legal Action Against Insurrectionists or Domestic Terrorists Who...

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement in response to reports that insurrectionists and domestic terrorists are considering riots at the New York state Capitol in Albany...

Governor Cuomo Updates State on Covid-19 Fight

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Three additional cases of the UK variant have been identified in Warren County, bringing the total number...
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