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Trump administration backs lawsuit challenging Illinois coronavirus curbs

23 May 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday weighed in on a lawsuit brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus stay-at-home orders, with a rare federal court filing in support of the legal challenge he faces over his emergency powers.

UPDATE 2-Trump administration backs lawsuit challenging Illinois coronavirus curbs

23 May 2020

WASHINGTON, May 22 The Trump administration on Friday weighed in on a lawsuit brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus stay-at-home orders, with a rare federal court filing in support of the legal challenge he faces over his emergency powers.

Reinforcements sent to California border hospital hit by coronavirus surge

22 May 2020

LOS ANGELES Emergency medical reinforcements began work on Thursday at a small Southern California hospital straining to cope with a recent surge in coronavirus patients, some of them turned away from overwhelmed hospitals across the border in Mexico.

California border hospitals hit by surge in COVID-19 cases from Mexico

21 May 2020

LOS ANGELES The only two hospitals in Southern California's rural Imperial County were forced to close their doors to new coronavirus patients on Tuesday, after admitting scores believed stricken with the virus from across the border in Mexico, officials said. | Video

Two California border hospitals hit by surge in COVID-19 cases from Mexico

20 May 2020

LOS ANGELES, May 19 The only two hospitals in Southern California's rural Imperial County were forced to close their doors to new coronavirus patients on Tuesday, after admitting scores believed stricken with the virus from Mexico's nearby border town of Mexicali, officials said.

U.S. denies full protection for Pacific fisher, relative of the weasel

15 May 2020

LOS ANGELES The Trump administration on Thursday denied Endangered Species Act protection to a weasel-like woodland mammal called the Pacific fisher across most of its West Coast range, except for a dwindling population in California's southern Sierras.

Wisconsin Supreme Court invalidates state's COVID-19 stay-at-home order

14 May 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down a statewide coronavirus stay-at-home order on Wednesday, siding with a legal challenge from Republican lawmakers who said the state's top public health official exceeded her authority by imposing the restrictions. | Video

Trump cheers Wisconsin ruling as tensions flare over coronavirus lockdowns

14 May 2020

May 14 President Donald Trump on Thursday applauded the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to strike down a coronavirus lockdown order in his latest move to encourage states to reopen, even after the top U.S. infectious disease expert urged caution.

Yellowstone, Grand Canyon join national parks set for limited reopenings

14 May 2020

Two of the most popular national parks in the American West - Yellowstone and Grand Canyon - will welcome back visitors on a limited basis over the next several days after lengthy closures due to the coronavirus, the government announced on Wednesday.

Researchers revise U.S. COVID-19 death forecast upward again

13 May 2020

A newly revised coronavirus mortality model predicts more than 147,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 by early August, up nearly 10,000 from the last projection, as restrictions for curbing the pandemic are relaxed, researchers said on Tuesday.

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