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Editorial Roundup: US

May. 27, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tweets: After President Trump’s fevered conspiracy tweets about Joe Scarborough’s former intern Lori Klausutis, her widower, T.J. Klausutis, begged the...

President Donald Trump pumps his fist while boarding Air Force One as he departs Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump will visit a Ypsilanti, Mich., Ford plant that has been converted to making personal protection and medical equipment. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP-NORC poll: Trump approval remains steady during pandemic

May. 21, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, Americans’ views of the federal and state government response to the crisis are starting to sour — yet President Donald Trump’s personal approval rating has remained steady. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Rep. Cory Wilson, R-Madison, discusses a transportation issue during a House Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The American Bar Association is rating the Mississippi judge as “well qualified” to serve on one of the most conservative federal appeals courts. But Wilson’s nomination is drawing opposition from groups that advocate voting rights and support the 2010 health care law signed by then-President Barack Obama. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on Wilson’s nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which handles cases for Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Dems question judicial nominee about past partisan remarks

May. 20, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday repeatedly asked a federal appeals court nominee from Mississippi about derisive comments he made in newspaper opinion pieces and on social media about former President Barack Obama and his signature health care...

This undated photo provided by the Harris County District Attorney's Office shows Leslie Ann Caron. Prosecutors in Houston said Wednesday, May 20, 2020, that Caron, the girlfriend former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, was arrested on charges of injuring the longtime Republican officeholder in an alleged attack that broke two of his ribs. Caron was charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony in Texas. (Harris County District Attorney's Office via AP)

Girlfriend accused of injuring ex-Texas lieutenant governor

May. 20, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Houston said Wednesday that the girlfriend of former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was arrested on charges of injuring the longtime Republican officeholder in an alleged attack that broke two of his ribs. Dewhurst, 74, called police Tuesday when X-rays confirmed his injuries,...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer seeks during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Restaurants, bars and other retail businesses can reopen in much of northern Michigan starting Friday, May 22, Gov. Whitmer announced Monday — a key step for the tourism-dependent region before the Memorial Day weekend and summer season. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

Texas salon owner travels to Michigan to back defiant barber

May. 18, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — A Texas salon owner who was sent to jail for opening her business during the coronavirus outbreak called Michigan's governor a “tyrant” on Monday as she stood next to a barber whose license was suspended for cutting hair. “Gretchen, the state of Michigan will vote...

FILE- In this Jan. 21, 2020 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz is working on a book, to be published in October, about the Supreme Court. Regnery Publishing announced Monday, May 11 that the Texas Republican would draw upon his long legal background to provide an inside look at key court decisions. The new book is called “One Vote Away.”   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Sen. Ted Cruz writing book on Supreme Court cases

May. 11, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz is working on a book, to be published in October, about the Supreme Court. Regnery Publishing announced Monday that the book was called “One Vote Away” and would draw upon the Texas Republican's long legal background to provide an inside look at key court...

A man wear a face mark as he fishes near docked oil drilling platforms, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Port Aransas, Texas. Texas' stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has eased restrictions on many businesses, churches, state parks and beaches. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Virus restrictions reimposed amid patchwork re-openings

May. 8, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

As coronavirus-induced economic pain grew around the world, some U.S. states moved forward Friday with plans to reopen their economies, while European countries held muted commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on the continent. Around the U.K., residents were encouraged to stand...

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10 takeaways from the worst jobs report in US history

May. 8, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brutal. Horrific. Tragic. Choose your description. The April jobs report showed, in harrowing detail, just how terribly the coronavirus outbreak has pummeled the U.S. economy. Most obviously, there's the 14.7% unemployment rate, the highest since the Great Depression. And the shedding of...

Salon owner Shelley Luther, center right, walks with her boyfriend Tim Georgeff, left, and lawyer Warren Norred after she was released from jail in Dallas, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Luther was jailed for refusing to keep her business closed amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Ted Cruz gets haircut at salon whose owner flouted orders

May. 8, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday got his hair cut at a Dallas salon that became a rallying cry for conservative protests against coronavirus lockdown orders in Texas after the owner refused to shut down and ultimately went to jail. Cruz, who spent two weeks in self-isolation in March after...

This Tuesday, May 5, 2020 booking photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Shelly Luther. Luther was ordered to spend a week in jail after she continued to operate her business despite being issued a citation last month for keeping open her Dallas salon due to restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Luther's hearing occurred as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott relaxed more restrictions statewide, allowing barbershops and hair salons to reopen Friday. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Dallas salon owner jailed for defying virus shutdown order

May. 6, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' Republican governor and top law enforcement officer on Wednesday came to the defense of a Dallas hair salon owner who was jailed for keeping her business open in defiance of the governor's restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Shelley Luther was booked in the Dallas...