Coronavirus stimulus package Who will get 1,200 checks and when

CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this article contained outdated information on how much money some low-income Americans would receive under the $2 trillion economic recovery package. A late-hour change to the legislation made Americans with little or no tax liability eligible for $1,200 ($2,400 for joint returns).WASHINGTON – The checks are coming.One-time payments of up…

Bill Gates shot down a conspiracy theory that he wants

Bill Gates on "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell" on July 22, 2020.Screenshot/CBS News Bill Gates has rejected a conspiracy theory that he wants a mass vaccination against the coronavirus so he can...

Michigan closes state Capitol as protesters gather against stay-at-home order

The latest protest and the Capitol's closure came two weeks after protesters, some armed, entered the building and demanded to be allowed into the legislative chambers, which have been closed due to social distancing measures. Photos from the day showed some protesters, many of whom were not wearing masks or standing more than 6 feet…

Florida authorities released footage of a block party with 3,000

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office released video footage showing a huge block party gathering on May 16, despite social distancing guidelines.Facebook/Volusia Sheriff's Office Florida authorities say some 3,000 people gathered for a block party on May 16. On Monday, the police chief noted in a press conference that the public has been urged to avoid…

Enraged New York driver who chased protesters with blades attached

An enraged New York driver who allegedly rushed a group of protesters with two long blades attached to his arm, then chased them in his SUV, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of menacing and other crimes, authorities said.Frank Cavalluzzi, 54, of Queens, faces multiple counts of reckless endangerment, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon,…

Not all black people are African American

Black Lives Matter protests have opened up conversations about the history of privilege, racism, and the lived experiences and identities of black people in America. Now, the distinction between "black" and "African American" has become a prominent conversation on social media.Many people often default to "African American" out of a desire for either political correctness…

Ex-Minneapolis cop told other officers ‘you shouldn’t do this’ during

One of the four former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd’s death tried to warn his fellow officers during the arrest, his attorney claimed in court Thursday.J. Alexander Kueng hadn’t yet completed his third full shift as a police officer when the deadly arrest occurred, his attorney Tom Plunkett claimed. Plunkett says Kueng allegedly told…

Canada and the U

Canada and the U.S. working on extending border closure - The Washington PostsearchmenumenuWashington Post LogoprofileprofilehomeshareShare on FacebookEmail this linkShare on TwitterShare on PinterestShare on LinkedIncommentWashington Post Logo We noticed you’re blocking ads!Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker. Or purchase a subscription for unlimited access to real news you can count on.Try…

New COVID-19 cases in New York coming from people leaving

(Reuters) - New York’s new confirmed COVID-19 cases are predominantly coming from people who left their homes to shop, exercise or socialize, rather than from essential workers, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday.“That person got infected and went to the hospital or that person got infected and went home and infected the other people at…

Florida officer fired for his response during Parkland shooting will

(CNN)One of the Florida sheriff's deputies who was fired for his response during the 2018 Parkland school shooting will be reinstated with back pay and retain his seniority.Sgt. Brian Miller and Scot Peterson were among the officers criticized and fired for their actions on February 14, 2018, when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman…
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