Kent Covington

Friday morning news – May 29, 2020

Trump signs order to pull liability shield from social media companies » President Trump used his pen Thursday to fire back at Twitter and other social media platforms. He signed an executive order that he said is aimed at holding social media companies accountable for policing speech in a politically partisan way. 

Thursday morning news – May 28, 2020

Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China » Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo notified Congress on Wednesday that in the eyes of the Trump administration, Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from mainland China.

Wednesday morning news – May 27, 2020

Deaths drop in N.Y. as trading floor reopens on Wall St. » In a Tuesday press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state is turning the corner in the battle against the coronavirus. 

Tuesday morning news – May 26, 2020

U.S. bans travel from Brazil amid COVID-19 outbreak » The White House has announced that it’s banning travel to the United States from Brazil.  The move came just hours after National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien noted a worsening COVID-19 crisis there.

Monday morning news – May 25, 2020

All 50 states now taking steps to reopen » All 50 states have now at least partially reopened to some extent easing coronavirus lockdowns. 

Friday morning news – May 22, 2020

North Carolina, Michigan, Nashville among areas taking new steps toward reopening » North Carolina is moving to Phase 2 today—allowing restaurants, salons and other businesses to reopen at limited capacity.

Thursday morning news – May 21, 2020

Flood waters overtake Michigan dams » Record high flood waters have overtaken dams in central Michigan, sending a wall of water downstream and forcing 10,000 people to flee the area.

Wednesday morning news – May 20, 2020

Trump to WHO: Shape up or lose U.S. funding » President Trump said Tuesday that he’s sending a letter to the World Health Organization with a clear ultimatum…

Tuesday morning news – May 19, 2020

Many states loosen coronavirus restrictions this week » It’s a big week for reopening across the country. Almost half of all states are loosening restraints in some form this week.

Monday morning news – May 18, 2020

HHS secretary says reopening is successful this far, ambitious vaccine push is realistic » So far, so good for states reopening for business. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Sunday that right now health authorities are not seeing spikes of COVID-19 cases in areas that are reopening. He told CBS’s Face the Nation…