AP News In Brief At 11:04 P.m. EDT

AP News In Brief At 11:04 P.m. EDT

Pence spends weekend at home after exposure to infected aide

▶우리계열 No.1 ★가입쿱2만★ 입뽀10%오링5% ◀WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence was self-isolating Sunday after an aide tested positive for the coronavirus last week, but he planned to return to the White House

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An administration official said Pence was voluntarily keeping his distance from other people in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19 since his exposure but was following the advice of medical

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His action came after three of the nation´s top scientists took their own protective steps following possible exposure to a White House staffer infected by the co

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"Vice President Pence will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is not in quarantine," spokesman Devin O´Malley said Sunday. "Additionally, Vice President Pence has tested negative every single day and plans to be at the White House

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Pence has been at home since returning to Washington from a day trip to Iowa on Friday and did not appear at President Donald Trump's meeting with military leaders Saturday at the White House. Pence was informed of the aide's positive test shortly before departing for

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Trump advisers cite need to stop 'permanent' economi

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Donald Trump´s top economic advisers emphasized on Sunday the importance of states getting more businesses and 파라오카지노 offices open even as the pandemic makes its way to the White House complex, forcing three members of the administration´s coronavirus task force into se

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The president and governors who will decide when to reopen their states are facing competing pressures. More economic activity and travel will likely lead to more people contracting COVID-19. But tight restrictions on which businesses can operate are causing millions of people to join the ranks of the unemployed. Decisions about how fast to reopen come with a general election less than six months away, and Trump and other incumbents facing the prospects of seeking another term in the midst of a public health and ec

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"If we do this carefully, working with the governors, I don´t think there´s a considerable risk," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on "Fox News Sunday." "Matter of fact, I think there´s a considerable risk of not reopening. You´re talking about what would be permanent economic damage to the Ame

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Another 3.2 million U.S. workers applied for jobless benefits last week, bringing the total over the last seven weeks to 33.5 million as states restrict activities to slow the spread of the virus. Mnuchin said the jobless numbers "are probably going to get worse before they get better," but he expected the economic numbers to improve in the second half of 2020 and that next year would be a

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Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, announced this past week that his state´s bars and restaurants can fully reopen in two weeks, on May 21, with outside dining allowed a few days earlier. Barbershops, hair salons, 우리카지노 nail salons and day spas will also reopen t

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Becoming 'King of Ventilators' may result in unexpected

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WASHINGTON (AP) - As requests for ventilators from the national stockpile reached a crescendo in late March, President Donald Trump made what seemed like a bold claim: His administration would have 100,00

days.

At the time, the Department of Health and Human Services had not ordered any new ventilators since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in January. But records show that over the following three weeks, the agency scrambled to turn Trump´s pledge into a reality, spending nearly $3 billion to spur U.S. manufacturers to crank out the breathing machines at an u

pace.

An analysis of federal contracting data by The Associated Press shows the agency is now on track to exceed 100,000 new ventilators by around July 13, about a week later than the 100-day deadline Trump first

ch 27.

By the end of 2020, the administration is expected to take delivery of nearly 200,000 new ventilators, based on the AP´s review of current federal purchasing contracts. That would more than double the estimated 160,000 ventilators hospitals across the U.S. had be

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"We became the king of ventilators, thousands and thousands of ventilators," Trump boasted in a

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HOUSTON (AP) - Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday as life within the White House reflected the stark challenges still posed by the pandemic, with Vice President Mike Pence "self-isolating" after one of his aide

itive.

A balancing act was playing out the world over, with leaders starting to loosen lockdowns that have left millions unemployed while also warning of the threat of a second w

tions.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin predicted the American economy would rebound in the second half of this year from unemployment rates that rival the Great Depression. Another 3.2 million U.S. workers applied for jobless benefits last week, bringing the total over the last seven week

llion.

"I think you´re going to see a bounce-back from a low standpoint," said Mnuchin, speaking on

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But the director of the University of Washington institute that created a White House-endorsed coronavirus model said the moves by states to re-open businesses "will translate into more cases and deaths in 10 days from now." Dr. Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said states where cases and deaths are going up more than expected include Illinois, Arizona, Flori

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Nations struggled to balance public and economic health Sunday, feeling pressure to reopen shuttered businesses and aspects of life amid worries that relaxing restrictions too much could ignite a second wave of coron

tions.

South Korea, China and Germany, all seen as nations with success in clamping down on COVID-19, have seen small upticks. Yet Germany, like much of Europe, is continuing to loosen restrictions. Britain, which has the continent's most deaths from the virus and a prime minister who came close to dying from it himself, announced a modest easin

kdown.

In Washington, where three members of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force are in self-quarantine, some of the president's top economic advisers emphasized the importance of getting more businesses a

pened.

Here are some of AP´s top stories Saturday on the coronavirus pandemic. Follow APNews.com/VirusOutbreak for updates through the day and APNews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak for stories explaining some of

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As Trump pulls back from virus, Congress race

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WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump tries to move on from the coronavirus, Congress is rushing to fill the void and prepare the country for the

ahead.

Compelled by the lack of comprehensive federal planning as states begin to reopen, lawmakers of both parties, from the senior-most senators to the newest House member, are jumping in to develop policies and unleash resources to prev

wave.

In the House and Senate, lawmakers are pushing sweeping proposals for a national virus testing strategy. One seasoned Republican wants a war-like public health fund. A New Jersey freshman launched neighboring colleagues on a regional bipartisan task force to help guide Northeastern st

work.

"This is going to be on us," said Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., a former Navy helicopter pilot in her first

gress.

The legislative branch is stepping up in the absence of a consistent, convincing White House strategy, in much the way governors have been forced to go it alone during the nation´s

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Schumer calls on VA to explain use of unprove

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate´s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at

risk.

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to provide Congress more information about a recent bulk order for $208,000 worth of hydroxychloroquine. President Donald Trump has heavily promoted the malaria drug, without evidence, as a treat

ID-19.

Schumer's request comes after a whistleblower complaint filed this past week by former Health and Human Services official Rick Bright alleged that the Trump administration, eager for a quick fix to the onslaught of the coronavirus, wanted to "flood" hot spots in New York and New Jersey with the drug. Major veterans organizations have urged VA to explain under what circumstances VA doctors initiate discussion of hydroxychloroquine with veterans as a

ption.

"There are concerns that they are using this drug when the medical evidence says it doesn´t help and could hurt," Schumer said in an interview with The

Press.

He said given the fact the malaria drug, despite being untested, had been repeatedly pushed publicly by Trump, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie must address whether anyone at the department was pressured by the White House or the administration to use hydroxychloroq

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Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - When the Kalispel Tribe of Indians closed its casino as the coronavirus took hold in Washington state, it essentially shut

onomy.

That difficult choice has played out nationwide as some 500 Native American casinos have voluntarily closed during the pandemic, often taking away tribes' main source of income in an effort to protect people's health in communities with limited

urces.

The U.S. government authorized $8 billion for tribes in a coronavirus relief package in March, when most casinos closed, but it's been slow to distribute the money, deepening the woe

tions.

"We can't fund any programs without the casino" - no health care, education, law enforcement or fire protection, said Phil Haugen, chief operating officer of the Kalispel Tribal E

ority.

Its Northern Quest Casino near Spokane closed for nearly two months, costing the tribe millions of dollars. But with restrictions starting to loosen nationwide, the casino reopened Tuesday with limits on the number of customers, frequent cleaning, and fewer slot machines and chairs at table games to ensure

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Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran throu

rhood.

Arbery was shot and killed Feb. 23. No arrests were made until this month after national outrage over the case swelled when video surfaced that appeared to

oting.

"We are committed to a complete and transparent review of how the Ahmaud Arbery case was handled from the outset," Attorney General Chris Carr said in a statement. "The family, the community and the state of Georgia deserve answers, and we will work with others in law enforcement at the state and federal level to fi

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Attorneys for Arbery's mother and father applauded Carr for reaching out to fede

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"We have requested the involvement of the DOJ since we first took this case," attorneys S. Lee Merritt, Benjamin Crump and L. Chris Stewart said in a statement. "There are far too many questions about how this case was handled and why it took 74 days for two of the killers to be arrested and charged in Mr.

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US virus patients and businesses sue China

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Before the coronavirus outbreak, Saundra Andringa-Meuer was a healthy 61-year-old mother of six who never smoked or drank alcohol. Then she became seriously ill with the disease after traveling from her Wisconsin home to help her son move from colle

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She was hospitalized in March, ending up in a coma and on a ventilator for 더나인카지노 14 days. Doctors told her family she had a slim chance to live. When she emerged, she was told she was the sickest COVID-19 patient

n survive.

Now Andringa-Meuer has joined with dozens of other American virus patients and some U.S. businesses in taking a new legal step: They are attempting to sue China over the spread of the virus, which has killed at least 75,000 people

ed States.

"I do feel that they hid it from the world and from Americans," she said. "I don´t feel we had to have the loss of life. I don´t think we had to have the economy shut down. It disrupted all of American lives. I do believe we need to right

e wrongs."

So far, at least nine lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. against China claiming authorities there did not do enough to corral the virus initially, tried to hide what was happening in the outbreak center of Wuhan and sought to conceal their actions and what they knew.