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How the Fox News presidency has politicized a national health crisis

How the Fox News presidency has politicized a national health crisis

Analysis by Brian Stelter, CNN Business The Fox News presidency has taken a dangerous turn. As the coronavirus crisis deepens all across the United States, the Trump administration is favoring Fox and
Murder charges for California man suspected of shooting pregnant wife

Murder charges for California man suspected of shooting pregnant wife

Arraignment is scheduled Tuesday for a Southern California man suspected of shooting and killing his pregnant wife and then fleeing to Mexico two years ago, prosecutors said.
White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears

White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears

The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a jolt to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of
Here’s why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take note

Here’s why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take note

In countries such as Italy, men represent nearly 60% of people who tested positive for the virus and more than 70% of those who have died, according to the country's National Health Institute.
Marin hits 53 coronavirus cases, official fears thousands

Marin hits 53 coronavirus cases, official fears thousands

"I think it's very reasonable to expect that probably closer to 3,000 individuals in Marin County, or closer to 1% of our population, are becoming infected," said Dr. Lisa Santora, a county health
News of Los Angeles County teen’s coronavirus death sends shudder through region

News of Los Angeles County teen’s coronavirus death sends shudder through region

A Lancaster teenager whose death from the coronavirus was reported on Tuesday was in "good health" prior to falling ill, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday, March 24, though
Wait, did I already have coronavirus? Experts say maybe, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re immune

Wait, did I already have coronavirus? Experts say maybe, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re immune

"It is possible that travelers to or from China may have already been exposed and transmitting COVID-19 to others a few months ago," said Robert Kim-Farley, an epidemiology professor at UCLA.
California billionaire: Coronavirus puts real estate ‘on brink of collapse’

California billionaire: Coronavirus puts real estate ‘on brink of collapse’

Without quick action, Tom Barrack fears "the long-term impact on the economy could be catastrophic."
Orange County reports first coronavirus death as total cases hit 152

Orange County reports first coronavirus death as total cases hit 152

Orange County has created a text alert system for getting the latest information about the coronavirus situation.
Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.
Coronavirus fallout: 17 California metros at severe economic risk

Coronavirus fallout: 17 California metros at severe economic risk

San Francisco, San Rafael and Oakland are metros ranked among the Top 10 at greatest economic risk. Orange County was No. 16 and Los Angeles No. 22.
There’s a simple way Apple and other companies can help the economy

There’s a simple way Apple and other companies can help the economy

Companies can (and should) help the economy by putting their ample cash reserves to work.
More than a foot of snow possible above Lake Tahoe Tuesday-Wednesday

More than a foot of snow possible above Lake Tahoe Tuesday-Wednesday

More than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow is possible in the upper elevations above Lake Tahoe as a late winter storm makes its way into the Sierra.
Can Trump be president indefinitely? Ask the lawyer

Can Trump be president indefinitely? Ask the lawyer

The 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution limits presidents to two terms. The amendment was ratified in 1951, and is applicable today.
How much of a risk does the coronavirus pose to children?

How much of a risk does the coronavirus pose to children?

Data show extremely low rates of serious illness and hospitalization in young people 19 and under, local infectious disease specialists say.
Social distancing means standing 6 feet apart. Here’s what that actually looks like

Social distancing means standing 6 feet apart. Here’s what that actually looks like

We've been advised to stand 6 feet apart from others to lower our risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. But how can we tell whether we're standing just far away enough from people, or if we
Coronavirus: This mayor ordered liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries to close. It didn’t last.

Coronavirus: This mayor ordered liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries to close. It didn’t last.

Liquor stores and recreational marijuana dispensaries are considered non-essential businesses.
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

So, what exactly are these drugs, and what promise do they hold?
CHP seeking public’s help in investigating 2019 murder of Bay Area rapper Big Cholo

CHP seeking public’s help in investigating 2019 murder of Bay Area rapper Big Cholo

The California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division is calling on the public to assist in providing information for its ongoing investigation of the murder of a Vacaville native last summer.
Coronavirus: California’s chief justice suspends jury trials in superior courts statewide for 60 days

Coronavirus: California’s chief justice suspends jury trials in superior courts statewide for 60 days

In an unprecedented order, California’s chief justice on Monday suspended all superior court jury trials for 60 days because of the coronavirus outbreak.