Author: Meredith St. Henry

CDC to Release new Guidelines for Schools Reopening in the Fall

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to issue new guidelines for reopening schools. Education Secretary Betsy Devos believes schools should reopen this fall, even with COVID-19 cases surging across the country. “Kids need to be in school. They need to be learning. They need to be moving ahead. We cannot be paralyzed and not allow…

First Federal Execution in 17 Years To Proceed, For Now

The first execution of a federal prisoner in 17 years is planned to happen in Indiana on Monday. Daniel Lewis Lee is the convicted killer facing execution. He is a white supremacist who killed a family of three and then dumped their bodies in a lake. The victims’ family filed a petition to delay the execution because they wanted to…

Nearly 40 States Have Increases in COVID-19 Cases

Nearly 40 states are now reporting increases in average new COVID-19 cases compared to two weeks ago. Texas, Florida, Arizona and California are still the country’s coronavirus hotspots. In Arizona, about one in every four tests comes back positive. The state says only about 150 ICU beds are left and supplies are running out. And Florida hit its biggest 24-hour…

Supreme Court Rules Over President Trump’s Financial Records

There’s finally some answers in a years-long battle over the release of President Trump’s tax returns and financial records. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the president can block the release of his records to Congress, returning the case back to the lower courts. But in another case, the Supreme Court upheld New York prosecutors’ demand for President Trump’s tax…

Michael Cohen Returns to Prison

President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is back in federal prison. He was granted at-home confinement because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities say he was sent back to prison because he refused the conditions of his at home confinement. Like wearing an ankle monitor. But Cohen’s lawyer says he never refused to wear an ankle monitor and says he only…

COVID-19 Cases Hit 12 Million Mark Worldwide

Worldwide, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has hit the 12 million mark. And the U.S. continues to lead, surpassing the 3 million mark. Southern states—including Florida, Texas and Arizona—have increasing concerns about intensive care unit capacity. And even more states are rolling back their reopening plans. In New Orleans, the mayor announced plans to ban bar seating. And in Florida’s…

Pres. Trump Advocates for Reopening of Schools in The Fall

Conversations continue on if, and how schools will reopen for the coming school year. Education Secretary Betsy Devos insists schools must reopen and slams plans for a hybrid of alternating days in the classroom. President Trump agrees with her, going as far as tweeting a threat to defund schools that don’t reopen. The president also criticized the Centers for Disease…

Former Officer Charged in George Floyd Case Seeks Dismissal

We have an update in the case involving George Floyd, who died in the hands of Minneapolis Police in May. One of the former police officers charged in the case, Thomas Lane, is asking to dismiss the case against him. His attorney filed the motion Wednesday, saying lane was not aware former police officer Derek Chauvin was committing a crime…

Fauci Says Young People Need To Take COVID-19 More Seriously

There are now nearly 3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. The nation’s top health officials stress young people need to take the virus more seriously. Top Infectious Disease Dr. Anthony Fauci warns even though the confirmed case number has surged and the death toll has not—the virus is still a threat. He calls it a “false narrative” because…

Pres. Trump: US to Withdraw From WHO

The Trump administration told Congress and the United Nations the U.S. will be withdrawing from the World Health Organization. Reports say the U.S. will begin a one-year withdrawal from the organization. President Trump said he was planning on withdrawing back in May, accusing the WHO of helping China cover up the origins of the coronavirus. But that claim has not…