New Jersey will release some county inmates until the coronavirus epidemic subsides

(Reuters) – New Jersey said Monday that it plans to temporarily release low-risk inmates serving prison terms in the county to limit the spread of coronavirus, following similar movements by some cities and counties in the United States. The announcement was followed by an order on Sunday evening by the New Jersey chief of justice […]

Reports that U.S. Republican Senators unloaded shares before coronavirus market crash triggers resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Republican senators addressed requests for resignation on Friday, media reports reported that they sold substantial stocks before the global coronavirus-induced market crash after receiving private information about the outbreak. Unoccupied chairs and tables remain outside a closed cafeteria in the Dirksen Senate office building, ahead of a Senate lunch meeting on […]

United States, Mexico, working on travel restrictions to curb the coronavirus: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that he was working with his Mexican counterpart on travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The United States could announce restrictions on travel across the U.S.-Mexico border as soon as Friday, limiting crossings to essential travel, two officials informed on the […]

To limit exposure to coronavirus, US airport security screens are pushing for better masks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A union representing US airport security screeners is urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide more effective masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus, union leadership told Reuters Tuesday. PHOTO FILE: people wait in line to reach the TSA immigration process at John F. Kennedy International Airport in […]

Tear gas fired on the Greek-Turkish border as migrant tensions ignite

Greek riot police officers walk through the clouds of tear gas near the Turkish border crossing at Pazarkule, in Kastanies, Greece, on March 7, 2020. REUTERS / Florion Goga KASTANIES, Greece (Reuters) – Tear gas and smoke bombs were launched across the border between Turkey and Greece on Saturday with a new blaze of tension […]