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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his top aide Dominic Cummings Sunday, saying he acted “responsibly and legally,” a day after allegations emerged that the adviser broke lockdown to travel 250 miles to visit his parents when he suspected he was infected with COVID-19. Read more: EU frustrated with sluggish Brexit negotiations Johnson — who himself contracted …

Underlying health conditions in the United States, especially among minorities, have augmented the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Sunday. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Azar said that the U.S. population has “significant unhealthy co-morbidities that do make many individuals in our …

Romney’s comments came in response to Trump’s Friday firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick — the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs that have come in the wake of the President’s acquittal on two articles of impeachment earlier this year. “The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing …

Instead, as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) knew, they were just celebrating the apparent end of his power over them — at least for now. “We’re the Wild West,” Evers told MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on Wednesday night, reacting to the state Supreme Court’s ruling and the scenes of people partying in bars all across Wisconsin. …

Police unions are livid and demanding New York City’s Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot resign or be fired after she reportedly gave an emphatic rejection when the NYPD sought more face masks for officers. In late March, Barbot had a phone call with Chief of Department Terence Monahan regarding additional PPE for police, as the department …

The previous stance on work was that people should only go to work if they must, Johnson said. “We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home … can go to work,” he said, naming jobs in construction and manufacturing as examples. Also from Wednesday, people in the UK will be able …

The state is making sure it has the resources to handle the increased volume of people reaching out for help. DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said the Colorado Crisis Services line had a record-breaking volume on inquiries in February, March and April of this year. In March, the crisis …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tens of millions of animals are farmed for their fur around the world, including raccoon dogs Mink have contracted coronavirus, adding to the list of animals known to be at risk of catching the virus. Mink at two fur farms in The Netherlands tested positive for Covid-19 a week …

GCHQ is asking members of the public to report suspicious emails they have received amid a wave of scams and hacking attacks that seek to exploit fear of Covid-19 to enrich cybercriminals. Epidemics of infectious diseases behave in different ways but the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people is regarded as a key …

Governors from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced Saturday the reopening of boatyards and marinas for personal use. Strict social distancing and sanitization protocol must still be followed, the governors said, and chartered and rental services will not resume. Restaurants at those location can serve only takeout and delivery. The news comes amid a …