First Line News Articles for Tuesday, November 10 2020
New daily COVID-19 cases in the United States hit a record 128,000 on Saturday as multiple states reported the highest number of positive infections since the pandemic began, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
US allows 1st emergency use of a COVID-19 antibody drug
President Trump’s reelection campaign is planning new rallies as part of a 30-day legal and media blitz contesting battleground vote counts.
President Trump announced Monday that he has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world desperate for the means to finally bring the catastrophic outbreak under control.
Two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — one in the state of Louisiana and one in the Philippines — will be moving to Phase 2 operations beginning Monday, Nov. 16, with a temple in the United States’ Northeast having dropped back to Phase 1.
The annual #LightTheWorld campaign won’t involve the unique red Giving Machines this year, but an abundance of service opportunities remain.
Church historian Kate Holbrook taught about the weight a legacy can have from the view of a disciple-scholar at the 2020 Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, held online Nov. 7.
Despite its recent troubled past, during which the Torrevieja Homeless charity almost closed its doors, the future now looks far more secure for Reach Out, Extiende de Mano, thanks to a most generous donation of €20,000 and 2,000 facemasks from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Torrevieja.
People who have run marathons know it usually takes months and months of preparation, but how about running more than 50 marathons back to back to back? One Utah couple hit the road a couple months ago to do just that, and to spread awareness about mental health.
The federal deficit for fiscal year 2020 was $3.1 trillion, or 14.9% of gross domestic product, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday, the largest as a share of the economy since World War II.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency late Sunday night, introducing new coronavirus restrictions in an effort to slow the rapidly accelerating spread of the virus and ease the burden on hospitals.
A group of ten Republican attorneys general announced Monday that they are filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in a case challenging mail ballots in Pennsylvania, arguing that the state increased the risk of fraud in the election.
Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.
Georgia’s two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, issued a scathing statement on Monday calling on the state’s GOP secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to resign over what they said was unacceptably poor management of Georgia’s elections last week.
Former President George W. Bush congratulated former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, in a statement Sunday after several outlets projected the Democrats’ election victory.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the latest GOP challenge to ObamaCare, this time with a strengthened conservative majority on the bench.
A federal court on Monday froze construction permits for a contentious interstate gas pipeline project at the request of conservation groups challenging the pipeline.
The Trump administration on Monday submitted a list of projects that will receive funding under a conservation program — a week after it was due to Congress.
Tropical Storm Eta has caused major flooding in Florida after making landfall late Sunday night.
Armenia and Azerbaijan announced an agreement early Tuesday to halt fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan under a pact signed with Russia that calls for deployment of nearly 2,000 Russian peacekeepers and territorial concessions.
Peruvian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday night to remove President Martín Vizcarra from office, expressing anger over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and citing alleged but unproven corruption allegations.
The U.S. State Department has announced sanctions against an additional four Chinese officials over the crackdown on political rights in Hong Kong.
Prosecutors say investigators in several Austrian regions have carried out raids on people and organizations suspected of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas groups
Negotiators from Britain and the European Union are meeting to seek a breakthrough in gridlocked trade talks, with just days until a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal
The European Union will put tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services in response to illegal aid to plane maker Boeing
A judge on Monday said he would hear arguments regarding the protection of confidential information in the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit filed against Google.
Videoconferencing platform Zoom has agreed to implement a security program as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Monday.