Gov. Cuomo issues order allowing gatherings of up to 10 people

Gov. Cuomo issues order allowing gatherings of up to 10 people

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statewide executive order Friday night that now allows any gathering of up to 10 people, so long as social distancing is observed. The surprise order permits “any non-essential gathering of ten or fewer individuals, for any lawful purpose or reason, provided that social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols … Read more

Portuguese soak up the sun on first state-sanctioned beach weekend

Portuguese soak up the sun on first state-sanctioned beach weekend

LISBON (Reuters) – Surfboards, beach buckets and picnic baskets in tow, Portuguese flocked to the ocean in droves on Saturday for their first state-sanctioned beach weekend of the year. People walk on Carcavelos beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Cascais, Portugal May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante “It’s so great to see the sea … Read more

The drive-in movie stages a comeback in U.S. in coronavirus era

The drive-in movie stages a comeback in U.S. in coronavirus era

(Reuters) – The drive-in movie, dismissed by many as a relic of an earlier time in America, is making a comeback as entertainment seemingly designed for the coronavirus era. People leave after watching a movie at a drive-in theatre while keeping social distancing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, … Read more

NYC churches hit by coronavirus react to Trump’s reopening plan

NYC churches hit by coronavirus react to Trump's reopening plan

Pastors of city neighborhood churches hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic reacted cautiously to President Trump’s call Friday to reopen houses of worship. Pastor Adolphus Lacey of Bethany Baptist Church in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section Brooklyn said Trump has good intentions, but it’s too risky to have regular services now. “I will not put my congregants … Read more

Trump administration did not give ‘adequate response’ to probe into watchdog’s firing: aide

Trump administration did not give 'adequate response' to probe into watchdog's firing: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House and the State Department did not provide an “adequate response” to lawmakers’ requests for documents related to the firing of the department’s inspector general, a congressional aide said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs after briefing House and Senate Intelligence committees at the … Read more

Severe storms to impact Plains through holiday weekend

Severe storms to impact Plains through holiday weekend

After damaging storms blew through portions of the Plains on Friday, the threat for more severe weather will persist over the area through the weekend. Late Friday afternoon, severe thunderstorms fired up from Texas to Oklahoma and Arkansas. These storms produced hail, some of it more than 2 inches in diameter, and damaging winds across … Read more

Lockdown-weary Americans hit the road to U.S. holiday weekend

Lockdown-weary Americans hit the road to U.S. holiday weekend

(Reuters) – Americans are back on the road after more than two months of coronavirus lockdowns that kept them homebound, with beach-area traffic tripling since the low point in mid-April, reports released on Friday showed. As the country heads into the long Memorial Day holiday weekend that traditionally kicks off the summer vacation season, traffic … Read more