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Mayor makes play to host RNC in Jacksonville as Trump threatens to move it
by Francine Frazier, Jonathan Drew, Associated Press on May 26, 2020 at 3:36 pm
As President Donald Trump is threatening to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina, Mayor Lenny Curry made a play to host the convention in Jacksonville.
Survey: 30% of St. Johns County teachers ‘uncomfortable’ with returning to school in fall
by Travis Gibson, Joe McLean on May 26, 2020 at 3:32 pm
Most teachers said they were comfortable returning to school as the county and the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another Jacksonville death as Florida’s coronavirus fatalities near 2,260
by News4Jax Staff on May 26, 2020 at 3:22 pm
Seven more coronavirus-related deaths were reported across Florida since Monday, including one in Jacksonville, according to data released Tuesday morning by the Florida Department of Health.
Mysterious 'continuously active' object discovered in Jupiter's orbit
A mysterious 'continuously active' object known as a "Trojan asteroid" has been discovered in Jupiter's orbit, making it the first known object like it.
Huge locust swarms hit India, East Africa amid coronavirus pandemic
As the world attempts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, India, Pakistan and a number of countries in East Africa are also battling invasions of desert locusts.
As coronavirus pandemic continues, Novavax starts clinical trial of potential vaccine in Australia
Though there is no known scientific cure for COVID-19, another potential candidate started clinical trials this week, as Novavax began to inject volunteers in Australia.
Ratcliffe sworn in as director of national intelligence
John Ratcliffe was sworn in Tuesday morning as the next director of national intelligence, taking the reins from Richard Grenell who served in an acting capacity at the post for the last three months.
Trump charges voting by mail will result in ‘rigged election’
President Trump is taking aim again at the push by states to expand voting by mail due to health concerns over in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that it will spur voter fraud and result in a “rigged […]
Dems reportedly warning preelection economic surge could boost Trump
As President Trump and the rest of the country grapple with an economic downturn and sky-high unemployment rates amid the coronavirus crisis, some Democrats reportedly worry that an explosive economic recovery in the fall could […]
Canadian coronavirus restrictions limiting protesters makes it a ‘great time’ to build oil pipeline, minister says
A Canadian politician says now is a “great time” to push forward on building a controversial oil pipeline because coronavirus prevention measures are limiting the size of protests.
Cargo ship loses 'about 40 containers' in rough seas off Australia, surgical masks begin washing ashore
Surgical masks have been reported to be washing up on Australia's east coast after a cargo ship lost dozens of containers during heavy seas over the weekend, according to officials.
WHO warns risk of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks complicating efforts to fend off additional misery: report
The risks of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks are complicating efforts to fend off further misery for the many millions who have lost jobs, with a top health expert warning that the world is still in the midst of a “first wave” of the […]
Oklahoma police search for kids, 3 and 2, missing for days; mother arrested
Oklahoma police have ramped up the search for two children missing since Friday, knocking on doors and stopping cars in the neighborhood after sending dive teams to scour nearby ponds.
Video shows mob berating woman without coronavirus mask at Staten Island supermarket
Viral video shot at a supermarket on Staten Island in New York City shows a mob of angry shoppers in coronavirus masks cursing a woman without one.
Tornado in Texas with 100 mph winds slams San Antonio neighborhood over Memorial Day weekend
Homeowners in one Texas neighborhood spent their Memorial Day cleaning up after severe storms over the holiday weekend spawned a tornado on the northwest side of San Antonio.
U.S. Home-Price Growth Accelerated in March
on May 26, 2020 at 1:33 pm
Average home prices increased at a faster rate in March, even as home sales dropped after the coronavirus pandemic shut down economic activity in some regions.
Aston Martin Replaces CEO With Daimler Executive in Bid for Survival
on May 26, 2020 at 12:52 pm
The British sports-car company made famous by James Bond ousted its chief executive in a fresh bid to resuscitate a storied brand that has been on life support.
Weekend Trippers Boost Hotel Occupancy
on May 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Hotel occupancy rates across the country have risen for five straight weeks, offering a glimmer of hope for an industry slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.