Coronavirus: Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething caught swearing at colleague on virtual Assembly session

Wales’ health minister has been caught on video launching into a sweary tirade against a colleague.  Vaughan Gething was heard complaining about her after accidentally leaving his microphone on during a virtual session of the Welsh Assembly on coronavirus. Speaking

U.S. CDC reports 802,583 coronavirus cases, 44,575 deaths

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 802,583 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 26,490 from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 2,817 to 44,575.

Joe Biden wins climate change campaigner Al Gore's endorsement on Earth Day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the support of two of his party’s most prominent climate change campaigners, including former presidential candidate Al Gore, on Wednesday. The endorsements of Gore and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee came

McConnell says he favors state bankruptcy over more federal aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets.

Georgia tests boundaries of life post-pandemic with 'risky' reopening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A handful of mostly southern U.S. states will begin loosening economic restrictions this week in the midst of a still virulent pandemic, providing a live-fire test of whether America’s communities can start to reopen without triggering a

Michigan governor says she has not spoken with Biden about VP role

DETROIT (Reuters) – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Tuesday she had not had any conversation with presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden about being his running mate in the 2020 election. Whitmer, speaking in a live, online Washington Post