Author: Meredith St. Henry

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…

Gunman Involved in Shooting at Federal Judge’s House Found Dead

We have an update on the shooting at a federal judge’s house in New Jersey. The search is now over for the gunman who police say shot and killed federal Judge Esther Salas’ son and also shot her husband, who is in critical condition but is expected to recover. Police identified the suspect as 72-year-old Attorney Roy Den Hollander. He…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Sol, Ringo & Simba

SOL Show Caption Hide Caption RINGO Show Caption Hide Caption SIMBA Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Sol, Ringo and Simba—just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up, meet Sol! He’s an adult Chihuahua. Sol is very laid back…

NYC Loosens Restrictions, States in The Sunbelt Battle Dramatic Surges in COVID-19 Cases

New York City plans to enter phase four of its reopening on Monday. But the city is planning to keep most restrictions on indoor activities, including indoor dining, theaters and museums. California, Texas and Arizona are continuing to report dramatic surges of new cases. And health experts are now warning about rising infection rates in Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky….