Feds to ship millions of virus tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The move to vastly expand U.S. testing comes as confirmed new COVID-19 cases remain elevated […]

Supreme Court vacancy likely to inflame presidential debate

WILMINGTON — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, were already set to fight when they share a stage Tuesday in Cleveland, but the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means things may get tenser even faster. Moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, the 90-minute debate will feature segments on the […]

One COVID-related death, 118 cases reported in Delaware

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced one new COVID-19-related death on Monday, raising the state’s total to 634. The most recent death was an 80-year-old individual from New Castle County, who had an underlying health condition, according to the DPH. It was the 312th COVID-19-related death in New Castle, which leads the […]

Armenia, Azerbaijan keep up deadly fight for disputed region

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijani forces kept fighting Monday over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh after hostilities broke out the day before, with both sides blaming each other for resuming the deadly attacks that reportedly also wounded scores of people. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry claimed that Armenian forces started shelling the town […]

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them […]

Biden to Democrats: Focus on health care, not court expansion

WILMINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants voters to see Republicans’ push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation as an end-run of Congress and the 2010 health care law. In remarks on Sunday, the former vice president sidestepped any talk of expanding the court to counter conservative gains should he defeat President Donald Trump […]

Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment

The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions of others may survive. Ming Wang, 71, and his wife were on a cruise […]

Barrett could be Ginsburg’s polar opposite on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett paid homage to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her White House speech Saturday as a shatterer of glass ceilings. She said she would be mindful of the woman whose place she would take on the Supreme Court. She even commented that her children think their father is the better cook, […]

Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Barrett, a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, said she […]

Man points gun at protesters outside Witzke rally

WILMINGTON — Police are investigating a confrontation in which a man pointed a gun toward protesters outside a campaign rally for a Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware. Lauren Witzke, the Republican challenger to Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, said she saw a video of Thursday’s incident and denounced the behavior of […]