California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a $150 million plan to quickly shelter the state’s massive homeless population in wake of virus quarantine orders. Newsom signed an executive order this week, which will allocate $100 million to local governments for emergency housing support and $50 million to buy trailers and other housing arrangements.
Texas authorities have taken a man into custody for suspicion of murder and aggravated assault. 28-year-old Roberto Fuentes was arrested by Corpus Christi police Tuesday night in connection with a deadly bar shooting.
A Lebanese-American who has been held behind bars for months is now a free man. Amer Fakhoury was released from jail on Thursday.
Vice President Mike Pence has highlighted his latest efforts to expand the scope of coronavirus testing across the U.S. On Thursday, the vice president confirmed testing kits are now available in all 50 states.
The State Department has issued its highest travel advisory amid coronavirus concerns. The department announced the Level 4 alert on Thursday, which told Americans not to travel abroad for the time being.
Magna, a township in Utah, was the epicenter of a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that reportedly occurred on Wednesday morning. This was followed by a series of aftershocks that shook Salt Lake County throughout the day.
Longshot Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has suspended her campaign. Gabbard announced the move over social media on Thursday.
The National Guard is mobilizing to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. On Thursday, the head of the National Guard announced that “tens of thousands of troops” could be activated in various states in the coming weeks.
Two representatives in the House have tested positive for coronavirus and are now warning the rest of their colleagues to be concerned. Florida Republican Mario Diaz-Balart and Utah Democrat Ben McAdams became the first lawmakers to announce they contracted the virus on Wednesday.