Author: Meredith St. Henry

Pres. Trump, Congressional Republicans Reach Agreement on Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief

As Florida continues to be one of the epicenters for the coronavirus, President Trump is canceling part of the Republican National Convention that was planned for Jacksonville, Florida. And the Trump administration and congressional Republicans say they have now reached a fundamental agreement on the phase four coronavirus relief bill. In the trillion-dollar proposal, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says it includes…

Hostess Recalls Some Raspberry Zingers Products Over Mold Concerns

Hostess is voluntarily recalling some batches of its Raspberry Zingers. The company says the snack may grow mold before the “best by” date. The recalled products were sold in stores across the U.S. and it includes fresh, frozen, and grocery store packs. The not frozen recalled products have best by dates in late August and the frozen ones don’ts, o…

COVID-19 Vaccine Creater Pfizer Makes Deal with White House

Wednesday, during President Trump’s coronavirus briefing, he announced the White House came to an agreement with the drug company Pfizer, which is testing a COVID-19 vaccine. He says they came to agreement with Pfizer to produce and deliver a 100 million doses of its vaccine, immediately following its approval. President Trump also says there is a national testing strategy but…

Pres. Trump Doubles Down on Sending Federal Officers to More Cities

President Trump is continuing to push his plans forward on sending federal officers into cities across the U.S. The program is called Operation Legend and the purpose is to send federal law enforcement to cities to stop crime. Wednesday night in Portland, federal law enforcement officers sprayed protesters with tear gas, including Mayor Ted Wheeler. Now the White House has…

China Vows Retaliation After US Orders Closure of Houston Consulate

China is vowing retaliation against the U.S. after the international relationship quickly deteriorated over the last 24-hours. This comes after the u-s gave china a 72-hour notice to close its consulate in Houston, Texas. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the decision is in response to China stealing intellectual property. The U.S. Justice Department also indicted two Chinese hackers accused…

US COVID-19 Cases Approach 4 Million, Pres. Trump Stresses Importance of Masks

The U.S. is approaching 4 million confirmed coronavirus cases. But a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns the number of people who have actually been infected is probably twice as many as confirmed. That’s because of an increasing number of positive antibody tests. Government scientists say this means many Americans have been spreading the virus without…

Senate Negotiations on New COVID-19 Relief Bill Snag on Pres. Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut

The Trump administration and Congress are continuing negotiations on the phase four coronavirus relief bill. It’s estimated to cost a trillion dollars. Senate Republicans are focused on three main goals for the bill: Funding to safely reopen schools. Tax credits and incentives for businesses. And stimulus checks to Americans. There is one thing President Trump wants included in the bill,…

European Union Comes to Agreement on COVID-19 Relief Funds

Early Tuesday morning, European Union leaders wrapped up one their longest summits to date. After four days and nights, they agreed on a fund to help rescue European economies from the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders agreed on a 750 billion-euro stimulus plan, which is equivalent to $857 billion U.S. dollars. Money will be sent as loans and grants to the countries…

Replacement Nominee for Congressman John Lewis Announced

Georgia Democrats have officially named the nominee who will run to fill the congressional seat of the late Rep. John Lewis. Georgia state Sen. Nikema Williams’ name will be on the ballot this November to fill Lewis’ fifth district seat. She is also the state’s Democratic Party chairwoman, and her husband is a former aide to Congressman Lewis. Former Congressman…