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Trump administration rules gun shops ‘essential’ amid virus

March 30, 2020, 1:40pm Latest News

The Trump administration has ruled that gun shops are considered “essential” businesses that should remain open as other businesses are closed to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. Gun control groups are balking, calling it a policy that puts profits over public health after intense lobbying by the firearms industry. Read story

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

March 30, 2020, 12:53pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States’ single-biggest efforts against climate change. Read story

Spain’s hospitals at breaking point, U.S. cities brace

March 30, 2020, 10:07am Latest News

MADRID — Bells tolled in Madrid’s deserted central square and flags were lowered in a day of mourning Monday as Spain raced to build field hospitals to treat an onslaught of coronavirus patients. In the U.S., the government’s top infectious-disease expert warned that smaller cities are about to see cases “take off” the way they have in New York City. Read story

Dutch museum says van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

March 30, 2020, 10:05am Latest News

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. Read story

Grandma’s not here: Coronavirus keeps kids from older family

March 30, 2020, 9:59am Nation & World

SALT LAKE CITY — A few weeks ago, Debbie Cameron saw her grandsons most days, playing the piano, making after-school snacks or singing nursery rhymes with the baby in her Chandler, Arizona, home. Read story

Court: Grand jury records from lynching can’t be released

March 30, 2020, 9:55am Nation & World

ATLANTA — The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said. Read story

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

March 30, 2020, 9:54am Latest News

WASHINGTON — Siding with public health experts’ dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people. Read story

Man, 72, wounded in Hanukkah stabbings dies from injuries

March 30, 2020, 9:53am Nation & World

MONSEY, N.Y. — A man who was among the five people stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City has died three months after the attack, according to an Orthodox Jewish organization and community liaison with a local police department. Read story

Celebrities, civil rights groups form coalition on census

March 30, 2020, 9:52am Nation & World

ORLANDO, Fla. — Civil rights groups, lawmakers, attorney generals, former Census Bureau directors, former Commerce Department secretaries and actors like Rita Moreno and George Takei said Monday they were forming a coalition to monitor and protect the confidentiality of the 2020 census. Read story

Phoenix police officer killed, 2 more wounded in shooting

March 30, 2020, 9:50am Nation & World

PHOENIX — A Phoenix police commander was killed and two other officers were wounded Sunday night after they responded to calls about a dispute between roommates. Read story