ABC NEWS: Pence delivering Air Force Academy commencement address

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a commencement address to the U.S. Air Force Academy’s 2020 graduating class on SaturdayBy ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN Associated PressApril 18, 2020, 8:14 PM5 min readAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- In a symbolic nod to normalcy, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a commencement address to the U.S. Air Force…

ABC NEWS: Trump team targets Democratic advantage with people of color

As the election shifts into a new phase, President Donald Trump's campaign is in the early stages of a broad effort to chip away at the Democratic Party’s advantage with African American and Latino votersBy STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political WriterApril 18, 2020, 6:30 PM6 min read For the majority of people of color who…

ABC NEWS: New NY virus deaths under 550 for first time...

The daily increase in coronavirus deaths in New York state has dropped under 550 for the first time in over two weeks as hospitalizations continue to declineBy JENNIFER PELTZ and ANTHONY IZAGUIRREApril 18, 2020, 6:04 PM3 min readNEW YORK -- New York's daily toll of coronavirus deaths hit its lowest point in more than two…

ABC NEWS: Pandemic costing youth sports millions, creating uncertainty

DALLAS -- Less than a month ago, AAU President Roger Goudy watched membership in the long-running youth sports organization drop from 20,000 ahead of last year’s pace to about 3,000 behind in just a week. For now, he hopes a girls volleyball tournament he helped turn into one of the world’s biggest will somehow be…

ABC NEWS: ICU nurse talks how COVID-19 has changed her life

ICU nurse Lindsey Burrell says COVID-19 has created a slew of new challenges.April 18, 2020, 1:03 PM8 min read Lindsey Burrell didn’t always want to be a nurse. That changed nine years ago when her neighbor was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and put on hospice. Burrell, who had her heart set on being…

ABC NEWS: Businesses in parts of Utah allowed to reopen while...

Utah is one of nine states in the country that has not issued a statewide shelter-in-place order -- and while the fear of COVID-19 is widely shared, there has been a broad range of responses varying from county to county within the state. Some local businesses in Northern and Southeast Utah have been allowed to…

ABC NEWS: USDA to try ‘out of the box’ solution to...

Farmers and food banks have struggled with disruptions from coronavirus.April 18, 2020, 4:12 AM9 min read The Trump administration will spend $19 billion on a relief program for farmers struggling during the novel coronavirus pandemic, including a new approach to send billions of dollars of agricultural products to food banks and other organizations around the…

Texas Anti-Lockdown Protesters Are Coming for Fauci Now

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Hundreds of protesters who gathered in Austin, Texas to protest government efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus chanted “fire Fauci” Saturday, slamming president Trump’s top medical adviser just one day after Trump voiced support for their protests. The attacks against Dr.…

ABC NEWS: Coronavirus is ‘a lie’: Hundreds gather in California to...

The demonstration was one of a handful to take place in the U.S. this week.April 18, 2020, 1:45 PM4 min read More than 200 protestors gathered in Huntington Beach, California, in what was the latest demonstration in the United States against stay-at-home orders under the novel coronavirus pandemic. The "March for Freedom" event took place…

There’s One Guy Policing Trump’s $2.2 Trillion Bailout, and He’s Working...

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here.WASHINGTON — As of Friday morning, just one guy was watching over the $2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue package that President Trump couldn’t actually fire. And he didn’t have any staff. “At the moment, it’s me and my laptop, at home,” Bharat Ramamurti,…

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