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Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron
"Covert nineteen cases from the new variant are emerging outside of southern Africa where it was first identified this very it is spreading around the world with two cases so far identified here in the U. K. British prime minister Boris Johnson announced new measures aimed at containing the spread of the Omicron variant many countries are imposing new restrictions on travel from southern Africa including the U. S. we were so slow to act on delta and the whole world it's such a high price for it Danny Altman is a professor of immunology at imperial college London let's try and be forewarned can do it properly this time so I think I could probably is warranted the good thing is that we have monitoring systems around the world to detect these variants very quickly the world health organization's Maria banker cove already scientists are sharing research with us information with us so that we can take action open questions include the effectiveness of current vaccines against Omicron and whether it causes more severe disease there's been no indication of that so far I'm Ben Thomas
Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points
"The new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa has sent financial markets tumbling I'm Ben Thomas with a look at the numbers New York Stock Exchange closed early on the Friday after thanksgiving just as word was coming from the World Health Organization the new variant of covert nineteen Omicron is a highly transmissible virus of concern with cases being discovered in Hong Kong Belgium in Tel Aviv as well as major south African cities like Johannesburg worry spread that it could reverse progress toward getting the pandemic under control travel and energy stocks were among the biggest losers as the S. and P. five hundred fell two point three percent its worst day since February the Dow lost nine hundred and five points to two point five percent and the nasdaq composite had its worst drop in two months meanwhile the price of oil saw its biggest decline since early in the pandemic falling about thirteen percent I'm Ben Thomas
New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans
"The World Health Organization has classified the new variant of covert nineteen as a highly transmissible virus of concern I'm Ben Thomas with the latest the W. H. O. has named the variant Omicron using the Greek letter the classification as a highly transmissible virus of concern is the first use of that designation in months that's the same category used when the delta variant emerged it went on to become the world's most prevalent Omicron was first detected in South Africa in the panel says early evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection I'm Ben Thomas
FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety
"U. S. health officials say Merck's experimental cope with nineteen pill is effective but the raising questions about its safety during pregnancy I'm Ben Thomas with some details the food and drug administration posted its review ahead of a public meeting next week what outside experts will debate the drug's benefits and risks FDA scientists identified several potential risks including possible toxicity and birth defects they also note mark collected far less safety data overall that has been gathered for other covert nineteen therapies all covered nineteen drugs currently authorized by the FDA require an injection or IV which limits their use if authorized Merck's drug would be the first pill treatment that patients could take it home it's already authorized for emergency use in the U. K. I'm Ben Thomas
Holiday season moves into high gear but challenges remain
"Buoyed by solid hiring healthy pay gains in substantial savings shoppers are returning to stores in splurging industry experts expect record breaking sales this holiday season the national retail federation predicts an increase as much as ten and a half percent compared with last year senior director Catherine Cullen we're expecting you know and we've got a hundred and fifty eight knowing and shoppers adult your people who are already planning to shop Colin says many don't plan to wait until Friday a lot of retailers offered their deals across mobile channels across Europe E. commerce bank that while it's in stores and so there's a little less pressure for consumers to sort of lined up the way they may have in the past the big question with the supply shortages higher prices and staffing issues might leave shoppers disappointed I'm Ben Thomas
Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving
"President Joe Biden is wishing Americans a happy and closer to normal thanksgiving this is always a special time in America but this year the blessings of thanks commuters are specially made for the president and First Lady Jill Biden made their greeting in a video recorded earlier this week after being apart last year we have a new appreciation for those little moments we can't plan or replicate the music of laughter in a warm full kitchen the thump of small feet making big sounds it's the second thanksgiving celebrated in the shadow of the corona virus pandemic which according to Johns Hopkins university's count has seen more than seven hundred and seventy five thousand Americans died from covert nineteen as we give thanks for what we have we also keep in our hearts those who we lost in those lost so much I'm Ben Thomas
Heinicke, Washington spoil Newton's homecoming 27-21
"Cam Newton returned to bank of America stadium for the first time as Panthers quarterback but it was overshadowed by Washington's Taylor Heinicke who threw for two hundred and six yards and three touchdowns in a twenty seven twenty one win hi Nicky Mehta scrambling forcing to completion to tight end John Bates and a fourth down run on a bootleg to set up the go ahead field goal those plays coming back football you can just try to make something happen trying to find a little opening or little leverage on somebody and give a guy shot so night I remember doing that stuff and I was a kid on the backyard halftime Packer game so didn't did provide some big moments throwing two touchdowns and running for a twenty four yard score but he conceded he needs time to master the playbook I'm Ben Thomas
Texans snap 8-game skid, end Titans' 6-game streak 22-13
"Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw for just one hundred seven yards but ran for two touchdowns as a Texan snap NFL's longest active losing streak beating the Tennessee Titans twenty two to thirteen the Texans came in having lost eight straight since winning their season opener Desmond king had two of the Texans for interceptions three of those came in the fourth quarter stuffing out Titans attempts at a rally Houston turn those into fumbled punt into thirteen points Tennessee drops to eight and three on the season but the Titans remain atop the AFC south and still have the best record in the conference I'm Ben Thomas
Rielly scores 2 goals, red-hot Maple Leafs top Rangers 2-1
"The Rangers maple Leafs both came in on four game win streaks Morgan Reilly scored twice is trying to stifle the Rangers attack until the third Dryden hunt banged home a loose puck with three thirty to go setting up a final Rangers push maple Leafs goalie Jack Campbell made twenty seven saves in Toronto has now won five straight and ten of its past eleven games the course has stricken stopped twenty eight shots for New York as the Rangers win streak was halted at four I'm Ben Thomas
Coan's 3 TD throws lead No. 7 Notre Dame past Virginia 28-3
"The fighting Irish have now won twenty three straight regular season games against ACC schools Saturday night was a twenty eight to three no doubt or over the Cavaliers Virginia played without quarterback Brennan Armstrong who leads the nation in total offense but suffered a rib injury two weeks ago Notre Dame's Jack Coan threw three touchdown passes connecting with Michael Maher from six yards Braden Lenzy from four and Kevin Austin from fifteen coach Brian Kelly says his team is ascending you know anytime you try to put a resume together it's about how you play later in the year so you know the I. test is this football team is playing better defensively offensively and you know we're sitting here nine one Notre Dame came into Charlottesville at number nine in the college football rankings I'm Ben Thomas
New York man arrested after death threat to GOP congressman
"A New York man has been arrested for making a death threat against his congressman Republican who voted for the one trillion dollar infrastructure package sixty four year old Kenneth Gasper was arrested Wednesday for a telephone death threats against congressman Andrew Garbarino Nassau County police commissioner Patrick Ryder besides using his displeasure with the congressman's voted on the recent infrastructure bill Hughes some profanity and then he made a threat and it went like this if I see that mother effort in the street I'm going to kill him that tape courtesy WABC TV Garbarino was one of thirteen Republicans who voted for the bill writer says the suspect had no prior record but we have zero tolerance for this type of behavior for any of our residents in a world that we're living today the climate that was out there these threats we take very serious I'm Ben Thomas
Record Number of Workers Quitting Jobs as Openings Remain High
"A record number of Americans quit their job since September it's employers posted a near record number of openings I'm Ben Thomas with a look at the numbers the labor department says four point four million people quit their jobs in September that's about three percent of the nation's workforce meanwhile there were ten point four million job openings just a slight drop from August the figures point to an historic level of turmoil in the job market newly empowered workers are quitting to take higher pay being dangled by increasingly desperate employers rising incomes have spurred spending and economic growth all of which has employer is ramping up hiring to keep pace competition for workers is particularly intense for retailers and delivery companies with what's expected to be a healthy holiday shopping season Ben
Why the stock market is open and the bond market is closed on Veterans Day
"Bond trading is closed for veterans day but the typically steady sober corner of Wall Street has been showing signs of worry lately I'm Ben Thomas with a closer look things look great across most financial markets with everything from stocks to bit coin near record highs not the case in government bonds though think of a bond's yield is what investor demands to be paid for loaning the government money normally the longer it takes to get back the more investor wants in gaps right now though the gap between longer and shorter term yields is shrinking historically it's been a warning sign tougher times may be ahead and extreme movements have been a predictor of recession current bond yields are not close to an extreme gap still market watchers are split over the reasons behind the movements merely
US budget deficit eases to $165B in October, down 42%
"The United States monthly budget deficit fell in October I'm Ben Thomas with the numbers a much improved economy enabled the government to collect more taxes from individuals and corporations last month the treasury department reports the federal deficit came in at one hundred and sixty five billion dollars that's forty two percent lower than October of last year when it rang up a record two hundred and eighty four point one billion in twenty twenty revenues declined while spending to deal with the impact of the corona virus sort for the twenty twenty one budget year which ended September thirtieth the deficit totaled two point seven seven trillion dollars that was the second highest on record behind the year before twenty twenty Ben
Craft brewer Bell's Brewery sold to Australia's Lion
"The US beer industry has one less independent brewer bell's brewery is being acquired by a Straily in brewer lion a subsidiary of Japan's Kirin group line will join the Michigan based brewery with Colorado based new Belgium brewing which it acquired in twenty nineteen together the companies vault to the top of the U. S. craft beer market in off premise that's non restaurant sales volumes edging out competitors like Sierra Nevada and Blue Moon the move comes amid declining U. S. beer sales says young drinkers flock to seltzer is another options the brewers association a trade group for craft brewers says overall beer sales in the U. S. fell three percent last year well craft beer sales plummeted nine percent I'm Ben Thomas
Consumer prices jumped in October, but one indicator says inflation might be peaking
"Inflation continues to ramp up I'm Ben Thomas with the latest numbers the labor department reports prices at the consumer level jumped nine tenths of a percent from September to October and when compared to October of last year consumer prices were up six point two percent the highest inflation rate since nineteen ninety surging costs for food gas and housing let the rice excluding the volatile food and energy categories so called core prices are now up four point six percent compared with the year ago job gains and pay raises have been relatively healthy during the pandemic recovery but surveys have shown inflation is eating away at some of those pay gains and diminishing Americans confidence in the economy Ben
Biden vaccine mandates face first test with federal workers
"About four million federal workers are required to be vaccinated against covert nineteen by November the twenty second deadline is the first test of president Biden's push to compel people to get a shot backs nations have unfolded at even rates across the federal government they've been notably lower in law enforcement and intelligence federal agencies are offering employees time off to get the vaccine and they won't be fired if they don't make the November twenty second deadline however they would receive counseling and be given five days to start the vaccination process after that but could be suspended for fourteen days and eventually terminated that process would take months Ben Thomas Washington
Search for life on other worlds tops astronomy to-do list
"US astronomers put the search for extraterrestrial life at the top of their to do list for the next ten years I'm Ben Thomas with details a survey by the National Academy of sciences finds astronomers stressed the need to continue hunting for potentially habitable planets orbiting other stars they say the coming decades will set humanity down a path to determine whether we are alone the report explains life on earth may be the result of a common process or it may require such an unusual set of circumstances that we are the only living beings within our part of the galaxy or even the universe either answer is profound also ranking highly in the survey exploring the origins and evolution of black holes galaxies and the entire universe the report also encourages greater diversity among science teams I'm Ben Thomas
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P. news minute a couple of states out front in efforts to reopen are seeing a rise in corona about eighteen new I'm a daunting a day after George Rother was on Capitol Hill with the plea to lawmakers the AP soccer Madani has the story felonies Floyd says he's tired of the pain after people are killed during interactions with police I'm here to ask you to make it stop stop the pain he tells the house Judiciary Committee his brother needs to be more than another face on a T. shirt another name on a growing list of people marching in the streets I tell you enough is enough chairman Jerry Nadler's hearing is the first after Democrats introduced a broad police reform and accountability package today we answer their call Republicans are working on their own proposals even as president trump squarely sides with law enforcement Sager make ani Washington chief Medaria Arradondo says the Minneapolis police department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations he wants to see reforms following George Floyd's death there is nothing more debilitating to chief from an employment matter perspective when you have grounds to terminate an officer for misconduct can you dealing with a third party mechanism that allows for that employee to not only be back on your apartment but to be patrolling in your communities he also wants new ways to intervene and spot bad officers treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says the economy needs more help but any legislation should be targeted whatever we do going forward needs to be much more targeted particularly to the industries and small businesses that are having the most difficulty and and re opening as a road the result of covered nineteen retail sales were lower the nation's biggest owner of shopping malls Simon has scrapped a three point six billion dollar deal to buy a major rival the chair of the Republican National Committee says Jacksonville Florida is the front runner to host the GOP convention Charlotte North Carolina backed out after demands from president trump this is ABC news comments about George Floyd have led to a resignation the founder and CEO of crossfit was reportedly caught on as you called it was posted by buzzfeed in which he told some crossfit affiliates we're not mourning for George Floyd I don't think me or any of my staff are if you hours later Greg Glassman made a glib response on Twitter to a post by the institute for health metrics and evaluation which said racism is a public health issue Glassman's reply it's Floyd nineteen in a second tweet he criticized the group's quarantine model accusing it of attempting to model a solution to racism his tweet sparked a social media backlash and a wave of affiliated gyms cut ties with his company Reebok also dropped its affiliation with crossfit on the company's website Glassman said he would retire he had apologized for the tweets saying he had made a mistake and should be more sensitive but he denied being racist I'm Jennifer king Starbucks says it expects to lose more than three billion dollars in revenue in its fiscal third quarter because of the corona virus but expects losses to subside as the year goes on I'm a Donahue APNews corona virus update I made Donahue with an A. P. news minute the corona virus has pushed consumer prices down for the third straight month here's the AP's soccer Madani the government says the consumer price index fell point one percent last month far less of a decline that in the previous two months but when you leave out food and energy prices which bounce around each month core inflation also fell point one percent the first time it's ever dropped in three straight months the numbers are a reflection of American spending less during the virus induced lockdown since weaker customer demand pushes prices down the federal reserve's taken steps to keep the economy from completely imploding but it's not expected to announce more action when its latest meeting ends today Sager mag ani Washington Moscow's mayor says it will take the Russian capital about two months to lift all coronavirus restrictions restrictions on mass gatherings remain a decision to lift them will be made at the beginning of July I bet Donahue a day after George Floyd was buried one of his brothers is making a plea to lawmakers felonies Floyd says he's tired of the pain after people are killed during interactions with police I'm here to ask you to make it stop stop the pain he tells the house Judiciary Committee his brother needs to be more than another face on a T. shirt another name on a growing list of people to watch in the streets I tell you enough is enough chairman Jerry Nadler's hearing is the first after Democrats introduced a broad police reform and accountability package today we answer their call Republicans are working on their own proposals even as president trump squarely sides with law enforcement Sager make ani Washington right now you need dependable internet and endless entertainment Xfinity delivers with reliably fast speeds and wifi coverage throughout your home plus access all your streaming apps in one place.
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"Coronavirus update I'm Ben Thomas with an A. P. news minute while the number of confirmed cases of covert nineteen infections around the U. S. and the world continues to grow in New York the number of lives lost is down to eighty four governor Andrew Cuomo a tragedy no doubt but the fact that it's down as low as it is is really overall good news but other states are seeing spikes I would be clear to Minnesotans Minnesota governor Tim Walz the worst is not yet passed in terms of infections president trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the corona virus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago a fresh sign that he wants the country back to pre outbreak times meanwhile the number of people in the U. S. who have died from covert nineteen infections was approaching ninety seven thousand as of Saturday afternoon that tally from Johns Hopkins University I'm Ben Thomas AP news it's very low with a side of mask as many of California's wineries await state approval to reopen their tasting rooms for customers but customers is taking its toll says Dr new ones Carol reed we cannot that cannot wait to welcome everyone back these ones can't drink themselves how do you ship with a map that you're welcome to take those off once you once you're seated at the table which is six feet apart it's the same over Copeland wineries as CEO Corey back we want you to feel safer here than you do going to Safeway right and if we can do that we've done our job most tasting rooms don't open until phase three of the plan I'm Julie Walker president trump opened his Memorial Day weekend with something he hasn't done in a while golfs the trip Saturday to trump national golf club in northern Virginia is the president's first to one of his private golf properties since early March that trip to his club in west Palm Beach Florida came several days before he declared a national C. over the corona virus pandemic the president has been pushing states to fully re opened businesses an outdoor venue emergency over the corona virus pandemic the president has been pushing states to fully re opened businesses in outdoor venues after they were close to help slow the virus's spread Friday he declared places of worship essential until governors they should allow them to re open the U. S. leads the world with one point six million confirmed covert nineteen cases according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University more than ninety six thousand Americans have died from infections Ben Thomas Washington a man who served eleven presidents in the White House starting as a cleaner passed away after contracting the coronavirus Wilson Roosevelt German died of cold it last Saturday at the age of ninety one according to his family he started at the White House under president Eisenhower was promoted to Butler under president Kennedy held other positions along the way finally retiring under president Obama tributes poured in former First Lady Michelle Obama said with his kindness in care Wilson German help to make the White House home for decades the first families including ours Hillary Clinton tweeted our warmest condolences to his loved ones I'm Julie Walker thank you for listening.
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"News I'm Ben Thomas the number of confirmed covert nineteen cases across the United States is now more than one point five million that's according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University which also shows more than ninety thousand people have died in this country nursing homes have been hit particularly hard given the vulnerability of many residents in the communal setting as parts of the economy start re opening across the country federal authorities are urging extreme caution when it comes to visitation at nursing homes AP correspondent Mike Crossey the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services is urging the nation's governors to go slow on deciding when to allow a resumption of visits at nursing homes the guidance says nursing home visits should not resume before all residents and staff have tested negative for covert nineteen for at least twenty eight days in an interview with the Associated Press CMS director Seema Verma said we're urging governors to proceed with extreme caution because these are the most vulnerable citizens according to an AP count outbreaks in nursing homes and long term facilities have claimed more than thirty two thousand lives in the United States that accounts for more than a third of all corona virus deaths in the US Mike Rossio Washington president trump surprised many yesterday when he announced he's taking Hydroxycut Laura Quinn to ward off the corona virus AP Washington correspondent Sager Madani reports that's despite his government's warning that Hydroxycut Laura Quinn should only be used in hospital or research settings the food and drug administration says there are potentially fatal side effects and the drug has not been shown to actually fight the virus the president says his own doctor did not recommend the drug but he asked for it from the White House physician who released a statement saying after numerous discussions with the president they decided the potential benefit outweighed the relative risks this is ABC news reports the drug company Madonna has found promising results on a vaccine for covert nineteen boosted the stock market yesterday AP correspondent Jackie Quinn investors were lifted by news that Cambridge Massachusetts company modern I think was able to produce an immune response in the small group of healthy volunteers who agreed to test an experimental cobit nineteen vaccine president trump also touted progress being made in finding a queue or for the new coronavirus and drugs to treat sick patients tremendously good positive information on the therapeutics on cures and or vaccines yes are from some of the most respected companies in the world companies are also re opening their doors another good sign for stocks the Dow Jones industrial average gained more than nine hundred points up nearly four percent the S. and P. five hundred was up ninety points while the nasdaq rose two point four percent hi Jackie Quinn I'm Ben Thomas AP news Walt Disney world's getting ready to reopen some parts of its entertainment complex while posting a health warning to its guests Disney springs the entertainment and shopping center adjacent to the theme park is starting a phase three opening Wednesday the complex which used to be called downtown Disney is going to allow some third party shops and restaurants to open but its website says even with enhanced safety measures an inherent risk of exposure to cope with nineteen exists in any public place and it says by visiting Disney springs you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure the website says all visitors and workers will have to wear a mask and undergo a temperature check last week universal Orlando opened about a half dozen shops and eateries hi Jackie Quinn delta airlines says it plans to restart service to several of its destinations in June adding more flights in Atlanta and New York and delta says if the Chinese government permits it plans to add service to China meanwhile fin error a major Kerrier between the European Union and China says it's adding flights and routes beginning in July but budget carrier Allegiant air says it's April traffic fell ninety seven percent with destinations like Las Vegas virtually closed the Irish airline Ryanair is cutting around three thousand jobs and looking at pulling out of a number of airports in Europe I'm Jackie Quinn thank.
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"Ben Thomas the number of people who have died as a result of covert nineteen infections in the U. S. has grown to more than seventy nine thousand as of Sunday afternoon that's out of more than one point three million confirmed cases those numbers are tallied by Johns Hopkins University three leading members of the White House coronavirus task force are now in quarantine including the nation's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci but administration officials are saying that shouldn't affect workers confidence that they can return to their jobs safely economic adviser Larry Kudlow tells ABC's this week why don't we rely heavily on what the business is the free enterprise system could produce companies are very innovative they know the job that has to be done this is more likely to be a slow more gradual recovery also appearing on ABC's this week federal reserve Minneapolis president Neel Kashkari says I would love to see a robust recovery but that would require a breakthrough in vaccines a breakthrough in widespread testing a breakthrough in therapies to give all of us confidence that it's safe to go back the Senate's top Democrat is calling on the department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the corona virus Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the VA recently ordered two hundred and eight thousand dollars worth of hydroxy chloride Quinn in bulk the malaria drug had been pushed by president trump but the FDA last month warned doctors against it for covert nineteen outside of hospitals because of serious risk all right that's being used for clandestine covert nineteen drug testing Schumer another VAT groups want answers including about VA hospital data showing more deaths among patients given hydroxy caloric win versus standard care VA secretary Robert Wilkie in recent weeks has denied that that's were used as test subjects Julie Walker New York this is ABC news British prime minister Boris Johnson has announced a modest easing of the country's coronavirus lockdown thanks to you we protected our NHS and save many thousands of lives all units unit that it would be madness not to throw away that achievement by allowing a second spike in a televised address to the nation Johnson said people who can't work from home such as those in construction or manufacturing jobs should be actively encouraged to go to work this week in a restriction.
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"The news I'm Ben Thomas you could argue that we are past the plateau we were starting to descend which would be very good news New York governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday morning but he tempered that good news with the heavy reality style five hundred and forty people died yesterday five hundred and forty people five hundred and forty families and warned the crisis is far from over across the country more than thirty eight thousand six hundred people have died from covert nineteen infections that's according to Johns Hopkins university's tally as of Saturday night total confirmed cases in the U. S. have reached more than seven hundred and thirty two thousand the White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says the rate of hospitalizations is down and data from the nation's largest metropolitan areas show social distancing is working they were able to decrease the number of cases so that in general most of the metro area's never had an issue of complete crisis care because of all of their hospitals Burke said we've been up here many times talking about it being six ten fifteen additional cities and now we're really just focused on Chicago and Boston governors are going slowly with their efforts to relax precautions against the virus is spread in Florida some local governments have reopened beaches but governor Ron DeSantis is keeping schools closed for the rest of the academic year it's obviously not the ideal situation but given where we are in the school year we felt that that was the best our best decision tests again stay in home waters organized by small government groups and some supporters took place Saturday in several cities including Indianapolis in.
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"I'm Ben Thomas as Christians around the world celebrated an Easter Sunday uniquely apart some here in America found novel ways to mark the holy day Jesus in some locations pastors held drive in services our safety team work they were spread out to the parking lot Matt McGarity is the pastor at relevant church in clover South Carolina to park every other space and stagger those front back so that nobody was next to each other churches have really upped their game they haven't shrunk back and miss Kelly hills says she felt like she would any Easter morning sorry call expecting hopeful president trump offered this message from the White House we're winning the battle we're winning the war we'll be back together in church is right next to each other I'm Ben Thomas as Christians around the world celebrated an Easter Sunday uniquely apart some here in America found novel ways to mark the holy day Jesus in some locations pastors held drive in services our safety team work they were spread out to the parking lot Matt McGarity is the pastor at relevant church in clover South Carolina to park every other space and stagger those front back so that nobody was next to each other churches have really upped their game they haven't shrunk back and miss Kelly hills says she felt like she would any Easter morning sorry for all expectant hopeful president trump offered this message from the White House we're winning the battle we're winning the war we'll be back together in church is right next to each other I'm Ben Thomas thank.
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"Corona virus update I'm Ben Thomas with an A. P. news minute they've now been more than one point seven million confirmed cases of covert nineteen worldwide half a million in the United States the most by far as of Saturday morning the tally by Johns Hopkins University shows the global death toll has surpassed one hundred thousand including nearly nineteen thousand people in the U. S. that second only to Italy but Dr Anthony Fauci of the national institutes of health says we're starting to see the leveling off in the coming down but he cautions this is not the time to feel that since we have made such important advance in the sense of success of the mitigation that we need to be pulling back at all in Britain prime minister Boris Johnson remains in hospital but is said to be making very good progress the fifty five year old Johnson was diagnosed with covert nineteen more than two weeks ago his office says he's been able to take short walks between periods of rest I'm Ben Thomas AP news Iran has begun mass production of diagnostic kits that it says can detect whether a person has ever been exposed to the corona virus or suffered from covert nineteen disease and recovered this is Susie that Iranian vice president for science and technology Serena safari said the results from the serology based tests are precise and accurate even when tested on a symptomatic patients said Terry said six Iranian companies have obtained the health minister's approval and the country cannot produce two million of them every week the blood based serological tests are capable of identifying patients who have been exposed to the corona virus but looking at the immune response I'm sorry I shockingly the corona virus outbreak is taxing New York city's nine one one system like never before with operators picking up a new call every fifteen point five seconds people who can't breathe having heart attacks someone just needing reassurance does it the system is so overwhelmed the city sending out texts tweets urging people only call nine one one for life threatening emergencies paramedic Travis Cassell says a normal twelve hour shift to six or seven calls now it's well made the freeze we know what we signed up for because as much as we may have known we didn't know this we haven't seen this no one S. S. but we know why we signed up for this he says that's to help corona virus update I'm Ben Thomas with an A. P. news minute they've now been more than one point seven million confirmed cases of covert nineteen worldwide half a million in the United States the most by far as of Saturday morning the tally by Johns Hopkins University shows the global teff toll has surpassed one hundred thousand including nearly nineteen thousand people in the U. S. that second only to Italy the Dr Anthony Fauci of the national institutes of health says we're starting to see the leveling off in the coming down but he cautions this is not the time to feel that since we have made such important advance in the sense of success of the mitigation that we need to be pulling back at all in Britain prime minister Boris Johnson remains in hospital but is said to be making very good progress the fifty five year old Johnson was diagnosed with covert nineteen more than two weeks ago his office says he's been able to take short walks.
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"Ray observatory said the blast likely came from a massive black hole in a cluster of galaxies some three hundred ninety million light years away in a report in the astrophysical journal researchers say the explosion was so large it carved out a crater in the hot gas that could hold fifteen milky ways that's five times greater than anything previously recorded by Kohl's don't just draw matter in they also blasted out jets of material and energy and with no signs of such jets currently emerging the explosion is believed to be over by now I'm Ben Thomas a government whistle blowers complaint alleges federal workers that didn't have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help victims of the coronavirus A. Pisa Ben Thomas reports the department of health and Human Services says it's evaluating the report the complaint deals with HHS employee sent to Travis and March Air Force bases in California to assist evacuees from China democratic congressman Jimmy Gomez says the whistleblower contacted his office and alleged retaliation by higher ups for having flagged safety issues in a statement HHS says it takes all whistle blower complaints very seriously and is providing the employee who filed the complaint all appropriate protections under the whistleblower protection act Ben Thomas Washington new Zealand's reporting its first case of the new coronavirus prime minister Jacinda Ardern's as a person in their sixties who recently returned from Iran has tested positive.
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"P. correspondent Ben Thomas reports uses the agency helped prevent a terror attack and to top officials of Russia's federal security service the KGB successor agency Latimer Putin said timely information from the F. B. I.'s we would even the informants led to the detention of two Islamic state supporters who are planning attacks in St Petersburg around the new year the FSB in December announced the detention of two Russian man who confessed to plotting the terror attack I don't know what you're not Hooten told the group we are thankful to our partners for their support and professional solidarity in countering the common threat adding Russia would return the favor use the following up with my teacher thank you I'm Ben Thomas home sales dropped last month but the bigger picture is a little more complicated than that AP correspondent Ben Thomas explains the national association of realtors says sales of existing homes slipped in January down one point three percent from December but over the last year sales have climbed nine point six percent that's in large part thanks to low mortgage rates but the supply of homes is low just over one point four million homes were on the market at the end of January down more than ten percent from a year ago that gives would be buyers fewer options and prices are now rising faster than wage growth the median sales price of a home in January was two hundred and sixty six thousand three hundred dollars Ben Thomas Washington Australia's Qantas airlines will slash flights to Asia as the coronavirus crisis cuts into the airline and travel industries the decision to reduce the carrier's overall capacity to Asia by sixteen percent until at least the end of may is expected to cut between sixty seven million and one hundred million dollars from Qantas's earnings this year the move will affect quanta services to China Hong Kong and Singapore Qantas's secondary carrier Jetstar will cut back services by fourteen percent the airline said the impact of the cuts would be offset by a reduction in fuel prices worldwide also caused by the virus outbreak as other airlines reduce Asian services Qantas flights between Sydney and Shanghai will remain suspended while the Hong Kong Sydney service will be cut from fourteen to seven flights per week AP hi Jackie Quinn is it in trump campaigning in Las Vegas is suggesting that intelligence reporting.
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"P. correspondent Ben Thomas reports seizes the agency helped prevent a terror attack speaking to top officials of Russia's federal security service the KGB successor agency Latimer Putin said timely information from the F. B. I.'s we would even if I what's led to the detention of two Islamic state supporters who are planning attacks in St Petersburg around the new year the FSB in December announced the detention of two Russian man who confessed to plotting the terror attack Hooton told the group we are thankful to our partners for their support and professional solidarity in countering the common threat adding Russia would return the favor use the following up with my teacher thank you I'm Ben Thomas it looks like voters are showing more interest in the democratic presidential contest a peas at Jackie Quinn reports there was a big jump in viewership for Wednesday night's debate the Nielsen company reports nearly twenty million people watched the debate on NBC and MSNBC up from nearly eight million who watched the previous candidate debate earlier this month the fiery contest was the first to feature former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg a late comer to the race quickly pounced upon policies in New York City of stop and frisk substitute one arrogant billionaire for another and a billionaire who takes that money ought to be the the root of all power to more than double jump in viewership is seen as a sign people were curious to see Bloomberg speak after flooding the airwaves with campaign commercials I know how to take on an arrogant con man like Donald Trump super Tuesday approaches in less than two weeks I'm Jackie Quinn home sales dropped last month but the bigger picture is a little more complicated than that AP correspondent Ben Thomas explains the national association of realtors says sales of existing homes slipped in January down one point three percent from December but over the last year sales have climbed nine point six percent that's in large part thanks to low mortgage rates but the supply of homes is low just over one point four million homes were on the market at the end of January down more than ten percent from a year ago that gives would be buyers fewer options and prices are now rising faster than wage growth the median sales price of a home in January was two hundred and sixty six thousand three hundred dollars Ben Thomas Washington president trump downplays Russian interference I'm Jackie Quinn with an AP news minute he's campaigning in Nevada before the democratic caucus and president trump suggested that new reports of Russian interference by president Putin's operatives are a democratic code would you rather have it's a burning when they run that party in Moscow meanwhile Bernie Sanders also admits that he was told his campaign received support from Russia there's a truce between the US and the Taliban calls for second eight of eight reduction of binding the AP's Kathy Gannon reports of it holds a peace accord could be signed at the end of the month guilty of two murders during a racist rant in twenty seventeen and a Portland Oregon commuter train Jeremy Christian today convicted of killing two bystanders coronavirus cases surging in South Korea to nearly three hundred fifty hi Jackie Quinn eight P. digital news back in a moment how to show up with coca Cola energy you're.
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"Correspondent Ben Thomas reports the country's also feeling a little stressed seven of ten people surveyed for the Associated Press and R. C. center for public affairs research poll said grateful describes them extremely well or very well over the holidays well another two intensity describes them moderately well that's nearly ninety percent they cite good health and being surrounded by loving family members this principle reasons at the same time though many of those same people report a significant element of stress in the holidays about seven in ten say it describes them extremely well very well or at least moderately well and there's some sadness and loneliness mixed into with about forty percent reporting some level I'm Ben Thomas industrial hemp a licensing plans for Louisiana Ohio and New Jersey have been approved by the department of agriculture the states are the first to get that kind of approval though thirty four other states have hemp research or pilot projects under twenty fourteen law the federal government last year legalized hemp which is related to and looks like marijuana but contains only traces of THC the chemical in marijuana that gets people hi hemp fiber and seeds are used to produce textiles rope paper because medics fuel and C. B. D. which is often sold as a dietary supplement or included in creams and other personal care products I'm Julie Walker within A. P. news minute two people were killed in a shooting at the west freeway church of Christ in white settlement near fort worth Texas and a third person is in critical condition my trip dollars with the fire department there to the your holiday it's all very tragic five people were stabbed as they gathered at a rabbi's home in Muncie north of New York City to celebrate Hanukkah officials say the suspect Grafton Thomas's pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder Joseph Gluck confronted him in the home he took out his nice words from a holder started hitting people back and forth nothing this ending the U. S. says it has carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for an attack that killed an American contractor in Afghanistan the Taliban says they've agreed to a temporary ceasefire providing a window for a possible peace agreement with the U. S. that would allow Washington to bring home troops from Afghanistan and Davy names it's male and female athletes of the decade lebron James and Serena Williams Julie Walker A. P. news AP digital news back in a moment thank.
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"Flight the peas Ben Thomas reports it spoils the crucial dress rehearsal for launching astronauts next year and lift off the atlas five rocket lifted off with the starliner capsule from Cape Canaveral Florida just before sunrise but while the launch was flawless a half hour into the flight Boeing reported a problem NASA administrator Jim Breitenstein says it appears the timing system had an error that anomaly resulted in the vehicle believing that the time was different than it actually was the result was the council didn't get into the right orbit and burn too much fuel to try the plan talking with the international space station Breitenstein says had astronauts been aboard there was no time at which they would have been unsafe during any of this a fully successful flight could have seen Boeing launching astronaut spice summer that's now in doubt I'm Ben Thomas next year's Tokyo Olympics will cost much more than organizer say according to Japan's national audit board Tokyo Olympic organizers say they're spending one point three five trillion Japanese yen or about twelve point six billion US dollars to stage next year's games and they say the overall expenditures unchanged from a year ago the recent audit prepared for the national legislature lists in added one point zero six trillion yen or nine point seven billion US dollars in Olympic expenses in addition the city of Tokyo had previously said it would spend another eight hundred ten trillion yen or seven point four billion US dollars on Olympic related projects the only non public money being spent on the Olympics is from the five point six billion dollar operating budget a new poll finds most Americans feeling grateful this holiday season but is AP correspondent Ben Thomas reports the country's also feeling a little stressed seven of ten people surveyed for the Associated Press and R. C. center for public affairs research poll said grateful describes them extremely well or very well over the holidays well another two intensity describes the moderately well that's nearly ninety percent they cite good health and being surrounded by loving family members this principle reasons at the same time though many of those same people report a significant element of stress in the holidays about seven in ten say it describes them extremely well very well or at least moderately well and there's some sadness and loneliness mixed into with about forty percent reporting some level I'm Ben Thomas eight Friday December twenty five to McGuire president trump touts record.
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"As Ben Thomas report looks to be heading back to the US demand has spent three days in a no man's land between Turkey and Greece after Ankara try to deport him but Athens refused him entry Turkish media have identified the man as Mohammed dar was beat I thirty nine year old U. S. citizen of Jordanian heritage turkeys Interior Ministry says Washington has now agreed to take him and procedures for his repatriation are under way the move comes a day after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with president trump at the White House Turkey has been pushing to deport foreign I ask members held in Turkish prisons or in Syria since it invaded northeastern parts of that country I'm Ben Thomas a warmer world opens up the possibility of many new health issues for humans the Associated Press is my grass you as a look at a new report shows those threats are especially dangerous for children in a report published Wednesday in the medical journal the lancet doctors say a warmer planet will be in on healthier place for children leading to an increase in diarrhoea diseases Miskito borne diseases such as dengue fever and malaria air pollution and more dangerous heat waves the report says man made global warming is already harming public health around the world according to the report the number of days when conditions are right for the spread of the water borne bacteria Vibrio have doubled since nineteen eighty they brio was a major cause of debilitating diarrhea I'm like Rossio it was all about the women at this year's Country Music Association awards but as a P. music correspondent barges are letter reports it was Garth Brooks who took home the entertainer of the year trophy the CMA started with a female all star medley of country hits and set up the evening for girl power with Garth Brooks stripped the entertainer of the year award for the seventh time Lou combs when the male vocalist award must grades the female vocalist award and actually make bride best new artist bride recalled once playing a tribute show for John Prine who complimented her work the next day he shook my hand and he said you're real good your no Reba what's your real good emerges or a letter school shooting suspect on to McGuire than a P. newsman at a high school junior who turned sixteen today is a suspect in a southern California school shooting that left two other students dead three more wounded he then shot himself in the head and is in critical condition people who know the teens say he is a good student a former boy scout have kept quiet but also had friends in a girl friend police say they have yet to find a motive in any relationship between the government and the victims former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Ivanovic testifies tomorrow in the peach been enquiring she was ousted by president trump in April ahead of what Democrats say was a pressure campaign by trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani to get Ukraine's president order investigations to damage democratic political rival Joe Biden at a campaign rally tonight in Louisiana trump told the crowd think about me.
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"The end of October Ben Thomas Washington with contract negotiations dragging between teachers in the city of Chicago a piece about small reports the Chicago teachers union has voted and is ready to set a strike deadline teachers in the nation's third largest school district who voted to authorize union leaders to call a strike as soon as next month the union in the school district has been in talk. for months over issues including pay benefits and staffing shortages the city's last major teachers strike was back in twenty twelve and lasted seven school days the unions delegates are scheduled to meet next week to set an exact date the earliest a strike could happen is October seventh I'm at small. the turf war with China may be having an effect on factory orders in the U. S. A. P. is a Ben Thomas reports spending on big ticket manufactured goods increased only slightly last month the commerce department said orders for durable goods edged up two tenths of a percent in August after a much bigger two percent gain in July of Alltel commercial aircraft sector dropped sharply in orders in a category used as a proxy for business investment edge down two tenths of a percent the weakest showing since a one point one percent drop in April this category has lacked for most of the year likely reflecting fallout from president trump's trade wars Ben Thomas Washington. wire house speaker Nancy Pelosi warns president trump not to retaliate against a whistle blower complaint is at the center of the impeachment enquiring here's a P. washing corresponded Sager.
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"For president Ben Thomas has more we're headed toward the most predictable financial crisis in the history of our country and that says mark Sanford in a video announcing his campaign is why he's challenging president trump for the Republican nomination I can't sit on the sidelines and not speak up Stanford is a former congressman from South Carolina and a former governor a post he resigned after the exposure of an extramarital affair Sanford says the episode taught him humility something he says president trump black. people hold a different view. but Republican leaders in South Carolina as well as Nevada and Kansas made it harder for Stanford and other long shot GOP candidates over the weekend scrapping their twenty twenty presidential nominating contests Ben Thomas Washington what's on tap for president trump today ABC's Karen Travers at the White House now with more president trump travels to North Carolina today just days after hurricane Dorian swept through causing damage and flooding he's likely to meet with state and local officials to get an update on the storm tonight the president has a campaign rally in Fayetteville North Carolina it was a rally in that same state in July with a chance from trump supporters of center back about Somali born congresswoman ill Hon Omar and the president's reaction sparked weeks of controversy Karen Travers ABC news the White House now a majority of Americans say it's time for stronger gun laws and even more endorse improve mental health monitoring and treatment to that end the bees is Daria all bigger with the findings of a new ABC news Washington post poll eighty nine percent of respondents to an ABC news Washington post poll support background checks for all gun purchases including private and gun show sales eighty six percent back red flag laws that allow police to take guns from those who are determined by a judge to be a danger to the public fifty six percent support a ban on assault weapons down from sixty two percent after the shootings last year in parkland Florida but up from forty five percent in twenty fifteen just over half of the respondents say they support a mandatory buy back program Terry Alden or ABC news and as we said a moment ago congressional Democrats expected to push for an immediate vote on background checks when lawmakers return to work today France's wraps up his last visit in his three country African tour after lashing out against privilege an exclusion on ABC's Meghan Williams one. Francis spoke out against practices that lead to the culture of privilege and exclusion he criticized those who put family ties first which can lead to favoritism patronage and corruption the pope said Frances delivered his message to a crowd of one million worshippers.
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"AP. Correspondent Ben Thomas reports. He's been completely dishonest. The sharpest call came from the chairwoman of the Congressional Black caucus Karen pass who told NBC's meet the press needs to resign immediately that followed a Saturday news conference in which nor them tried to walk back his apparent acknowledgement that he was one of the two people in a photo one medical school yearbook. Pay. It has definitely not me. I've the person in Klan garb nor the one in black face. But he went on to say around the same time he did put shoe polish on his face. I don't know if anybody's ever tried that. But you cannot get shoe polish off to imitate, Michael a dance. Contest them said. He would not resign because it would be. Easy way. Sean extreme. Excellent. Trek? Pain. Can't you say? Still Boeing studio. Five's theme song. What last right? Hi, my band sway. Hi. Tara known. Rob. You win with..
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"In Washington, just hours before crucial Senate, both to end, the partial government, shutdown majority leader Mitch McConnell is making one last pitch for the president's compromise. Members can vote to immediately reopen the entire government with a compromise package. That the president will actually Sean or they can hold out or the democratic leader is dead in proposal that stands no chance of earning the president's signature and ending the partial shutdown the GOP plan includes money for a border wall. Democrats refusing to provide any money for a barrier. The state of the union showdown between President Trump and house. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is over for now. The dispute began when Pelosi recommended postponing the state of the union speech because of the shutdown when the president said he was going to give it anyway, the speaker blocked him from using the house chamber for a joint session of congress last night. Mr. Trump conceded announcing he'll wait to deliver the speech until after the federal government reopened this White House. Correspondent Greg Clugston. Correspondent Ben Thomas reports new report from the Brookings Institution finds it. Artificial intelligence now paving the way for more robots in the workforce. The report finds roughly thirty six million jobs in the US could be mostly performed by machines using current. Technology most likely to be affected. Short haul truck drivers clerical workers and many in food services. The reports lead author says vulnerable workers should think about upgrading their skills. And adding new ones fast. That is been Thomas reporting. The report warns the automation of current jobs could happen swiftly during the next economic downturn. Businesses at such times are frequently eager to implement cost-cutting technologies. Fewer workers are out of work the number of people seeking jobless benefits drop last week to the lowest level since.