Wisconsin worried about spike in virus cases due…

Wisconsin’s forging ahead with an election in the middle of a pandemic has public health officials, and those who showed up at the polls, worried about whether it will result in a spike in cases of the coronavirus

'Graffiti Highway' Is Being Buried

Pennsylvania's "Graffiti Highway" is history, apparently thanks to a stream of trespassers and worries about liability. The colorful stretch of Route 61 through Centralia, closed to traffic since 1993, is being covered with dirt by a local coal company, CNN reports. Over the decades it had been covered in graffiti...

Hail lines the sides of the road

Severe weather left a trail of hail along the roads of Springfield, West Virginia, on April 8.

It’s Alan Yang’s story, but ‘Tigertail’ was…

“Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang makes his feature directorial debut with “Tigertail,” which is loosely based on his Taiwanese father’s immigration story

The Ominous Day in the US Just Changed

A well-regarded coronavirus forecasting model now says the most ominous coronavirus day in the US won't be in a week's time but this Sunday—the date on which the daily death rate in the US is projected to peak at 2,212 deaths. The Tuesday night update to the University...

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of…

Whether dog, cat, or, yes, a hedgehog named Quillie Nelson, pets are proving to be just what the doctor ordered during lockdown. (April 8)

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Police: Body of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's…

Authorities have recovered the body of a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, two days after the body of the boy’s mother was found in the water after a canoeing accident

A 'Staggering' Number Tied to the Virus

A lot of Americans failed to pay rent this month. As of Sunday, nearly a third of US apartment renters hadn't paid any amount of their rent, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing data from 13.4 million rental apartments, excluding single-family homes and subsidized affordable housing. Just 69% of...

Frequent lightning flashes over Pennsylvania

The storms early in the morning of April 8 came with frequent lightning, as these time-lapse videos from State College, Pennsylvania, show.

Wisconsin's pandemic election puts focus on state…

Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court need look no further than the lines of mask-wearing voters that stretched for hours in Milwaukee during an election held during a pandemic

Zoom Hid Security Flaws: Shareholder

Shares in videoconferencing app Zoom hit record highs at the end of last month as COVID-19 forced people to work and socialize from home. Then came the drop, coinciding with concerns about " zoombombing " and other security and privacy issues. Another drop in stock price came Tuesday, with shares closing at...

National Guard increasing troops to combat virus

The National Guard is expected to increase the number of its troops by more than 10,000 in the next week or two in the fight against the coronavirus, the commander of National Guard Bureau said Wednesday. (April 8)

Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams…

As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population _ black Americans

When Will Kids Go Back to School? Fauci Predicts

The White House coronavirus task force press briefings have become an almost daily occurrence, and Americans often look to hearing Dr. Anthony Fauci speak about his expectations on when to expect relief from the virus and its associated restrictions. Parents in particular have a pressing question amid all the school...

Storm pounds Michigan with large hail

Large hail dotted the ground in Ostego, Michigan, after a thunderstorm pushed through the area on April 7.

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At emergency March meetings Fed pledged to use…

Federal Reserve officials pledged at two emergency meetings last month to use their full arsenal to bolster the U.S. economy being brought to its knees by the coronavirus outbreak

WeWork Sues Erstwhile Buyer Over 'Buyer's Remorse'

WeWork is suing the Japanese bank that offered to save it from insolvency before backing out of a $3 billion stock takeover . In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the special committee of WeWork's board said SoftBank and CEO Masayoshi Son took "desperate" actions to back out of the tender offer agreed...

Detroit bus riders given free surgical masks

Those riding Detroit’s public buses are being given a free surgical mask when they board. (April 8)

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CDC Nixes 'Highly Unusual' Wording on…

What Reuters calls "highly unusual guidance" on two drugs President Trump has been pushing to treat the coronavirus has been removed from the CDC site almost as quickly as it went up. The original guidance on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which showed up over the weekend under "Therapeutic Options," read: "Although...

Supermoon peaks through storm clouds

The supermoon peered through the clouds in Ostego, Michigan, on April 7.

EPA proposes buyout of homes contaminated by…

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to buy several arsenic-contaminated homes in upstate New York as part of a $5.8 million Superfund cleanup plan at an old mine site

A Lot of New Yorkers Are Dying at Home. That's a…

New York City's coronavirus death toll exceeded 4,000 on Tuesday—eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 by more than 1,000—but that number could be hugely undercounting the true number of deaths related to COVID-19. That's because, as Gothamist puts it, a "staggering"...

Newsom hopes to aid states with PPE, ventilators

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he hopes to increase the state's stockpile of PPE and ventilators in the coming weeks and that he hopes they will eventually be able to aid nearby states as needs arise amid the coronavirus outbreak. (April 8)

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Flood risk remains a concern along eastern…

The National Weather Service says flooding remains a concern in several states along the Missouri River, even though the weather has been kind so far this spring

Car Insurers Are Giving Americans Their Money Back

"Less driving means fewer accidents," says Allstate CEO Tom Wilson, whose company is giving refunds to millions of American drivers with nowhere to go. Allstate says it is giving $600 million back to customers after a steep drop in car accidents amid coronavirus prevention lockdowns, the BBC reports. The company,...

Heavy rain and hail pour down on West Virginia

Heavy rainfall and pebble-sized hail pelted Sissonville, West Virginia, on April 8. You can see the small hail litter the back porch of this house.