Kent Covington

Friday morning news – August 7, 2020

Beirut struggles in aftermath of devastating blasts » Beirut remains a city on its knees following Tuesday’s devastating explosions at a port warehouse. More than a quarter of a million people in the city are now homeless and hospitals are overwhelmed. 

Thursday morning news – August 6, 2020

Rescuers search for survivors, investigators hunt for clues in Beirut » Rescuers in Beirut were still digging through piles of twisted steel and concrete Wednesday, looking for more survivors of Tuesday’s massive explosions. 

Wednesday morning news – August 5, 2020

Deadly explosions rock Beirut » AUDIO: [Explosion]

Friday morning news – July 31, 2020

Economy takes record dive in most recent quarter » The U.S. economy plunged by a record-shattering 32.9 percent annual rate in the last quarter, ending in June. 

Wednesday morning news – July 29, 2020

Attorney general testifies on protest response, high profile prosecutions » Attorney General William Barr faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday. He defended the federal law enforcement response to civil unrest.  BARR: Obviously, as I’ve said from the beginning, these peaceful protests in many places are being hijacked by a very hard core of instigators, violent...

Tuesday morning news – July 28, 2020

GOP senators unveil new coronavirus relief proposal » Senate Republicans unveiled their vision for a new coronavirus relief package Monday.  It would include another round of $1,200 stimulus payments to many Americans. And Senator Chuck Grassley said the plan would continue a federal boost to jobless benefits, but not at the same level. GRASSLEY: We...

Monday morning news – July 27, 2020

Republicans set to unveil coronavirus relief package » Republicans are set to unveil their proposal today for the next coronavirus relief package. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said it will include another federal boost to jobless benefits but it won’t extend the $600 per week benefit. 

Friday morning news – July 24, 2020

Trump calls of Fla. segment of GOP convention » President Trump announced Thursday that he’s canceling his in-person speech at the Republican National Convention … and other RNC activities in Florida.

Thursday morning news – July 23, 2020

U.S. orders closure of Chinese consulate in Houston » The U.S. government has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston … as tensions between the two countries continue to rise. 

Wednesday morning news – July 22, 2020

DOJ: Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 research » The Justice Department on Tuesday indicted two Chinese suspects … on charges of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars in intellectual property and trade secrets from companies around the world. John Demers is assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s National Security Division. He said the Chinese plot...