Coronavirus: Japan expected to lift state of emergency, but not for Tokyo – National

Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to hold a news conference at 6 p.m. (0900 GMT) when he is […]

California declares state of emergency after new cases linked to cruise ship

China reported a rise in new confirmed cases of coronavirus this morning, reversing three straight days of declines, because of a spike in new infections in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. China had 139 new confirmed cases yesterday, the country’s National Health Commission said on Thursday, bringing the total accumulated number of cases to […]

Dual-language programs grow in a state hungry for them

It’s Arlene Martínez with news to jumpstart your week.  But first, not what a hamburger’s all about: Two members of a group opposed to a new In-N-Out Burger announce a bid for elected office in the Coachella Valley. In California is a roundup of stories from newsrooms across the USA TODAY Network and beyond. Never miss a newsletter by […]

Judge Orders State Department To Provide Withheld Ukraine Documents

A federal judge on Friday ordered the State Department to release documents concerning Ukraine it had previously withheld.  Christopher Cooper, the U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia, said the department arbitrarily limited its search for documents it had previously been ordered to release to the period before Aug. 2 — prior to President Donald Trump lifting […]

State pension: Britons furious at McDonnell’s WASPI spending ‘Don’t believe a word’ | Politics | News

WASPI want to be reimbursed for the thousands of pounds they have missed out on after paying into the system for several years. The Labour Party, should the party come into power following Thursday’s general election, has pledged to compensate the almost 3.8million women to the eye-watering tune of £58billion. But it remains unclear how […]

Regulators Allege Christian-Based Health Care Provider Broke State, Federal Rules : NPR

Keith Meehan is one of an estimated 1 million Americans who get health care coverage through a health care sharing ministry. After his back surgery, Aliera and Trinity HealthShare declined to pay approximately $200,000 in medical bills, saying back pain was a preexisting condition. Todd Bookman/NHPR hide caption toggle caption Todd Bookman/NHPR Keith Meehan is […]