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Dozens of public health officials across the U.S. have resigned or been fired amid COVID-19

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or been fired since the coronavirus outbreak began. Dr. Sonia Angell, seen at a February news conference in Sacramento, is leaving her role as director and state public health officer for the California Department of Public Health. (Randall Benton/The Associated Press) Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become. One of the latest departures came Sunday, when California’s public health...

Lebanese government resigns as explosion fallout continues

Lebanon’s prime minister on Monday announced the resignation of his government nearly a week after a deadly explosion in Beirut that stirred public outrage and spurred a string of ministers to step down. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab speaks at the government palace in Beirut during his address to the nation. (Tele Liban/Reuters) Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday announced the resignation of his government nearly a week after a devastating explosion in Beirut that stirred public outrage and spurred a string of ministers to step down. Diab announced the resignation of the entire cabinet in a televised evening address to the nation, characterizing the detonation of highly explosive material warehoused at the capital’s port for the past seven years as being...

Trump abruptly escorted out of briefing room after shooting nearby

U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from the White House briefing room Monday after a security incident outside. U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly taken from the White House briefing room Monday, but returned minutes later to explain what happened. 1:30 U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent from the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.” “There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said. The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement. He said he believed the individual who was shot was a...

Alstom expresses concern over finances at Bombardier’s rail unit, but takeover will likely go through

French rail giant Alstom SA is warning that problems at Bombardier’s train division may affect negotiations to buy it, but says it still plans to go ahead with the takeover deal. Alstom says that “negative developments” around Bombardier’s rail operations have prompted the would-be buyer to “take into account the consequences” during upcoming discussions over the planned $8.2B purchase of the unit. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) French rail giant Alstom SA is warning that problems at Bombardier’s train division may affect negotiations to buy it, but says it still plans to go ahead with the takeover deal. Alstom says that “negative developments” around the train unit’s operations and finances revealed in Bombardier’s quarterly ...

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers

Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy. Puerto Ricans are furious after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots. (Eric Rojas/AFP/Getty Images) Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy. The island’s elections commission remained silent as anger and embarrassment spread across Puerto Rico one day after hundreds of voters were turned away from shuttered centres that for unknown reasons received ballots ...

Trump abruptly escorted out of briefing room after security incident outside

U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from the White House briefing room Monday after a security incident outside. U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly taken from the White House briefing room Monday, but returned minutes later to explain what happened. 1:30 U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent from the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.” “There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said. The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement. He said he believed the individual who was shot was a...

Dozens of public health officials across the U.S. have resigned or been fired amid COVID-19

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired since the coronavirus outbreak began. Dr. Sonia Angell, seen at a February news conference in Sacramento, is leaving her role as director and state public health officer for the California Department of Public Health. (Randall Benton/The Associated Press) Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become. One of the latest departures came Sunday, when California’s pub...

Alstom expresses concern over finances at Bombardier’s rail unit, but takeover will likely go through

French rail giant Alstom SA is warning that problems at Bombardier’s train division may affect negotiations to buy it, but says it still plans to go ahead with the takeover deal. Alstom says that “negative developments” around Bombardier’s rail operations have prompted the would-be buyer to “take into account the consequences” during upcoming discussions over the planned $8.2B purchase of the unit. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) French rail giant Alstom SA is warning that problems at Bombardier’s train division may affect negotiations to buy it, but says it still plans to go ahead with the takeover deal. Alstom says that “negative developments” around the train unit’s operations and finances revealed in Bombardier’s quarterly ...

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers

Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy. Puerto Ricans are furious after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots. (Eric Rojas/AFP/Getty Images) Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy. The island’s elections commission remained silent as anger and embarrassment spread across Puerto Rico one day after hundreds of voters were turned away from shuttered centres that for unknown reasons received ballots ...

COVID-19 lays waste to entry-level job market and young people will pay the price for years

COVID-19 has thwarted hopes of landing first jobs as around the world, young people armed with new degrees, diplomas and professional qualifications are struggling to enter the workforce as the pandemic pushes the global economy into recession. Fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger hoped to land a job in the industry this spring, but she says she’s applied for about 40 positions and gotten nowhere. (Shannon Davidson/AP) British fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger’s dream of landing a job at a design label is on hold. Like many others in the global Class of 2020, the pandemic is clouding her career ambitions. The coronavirus forced the cancellation of her university graduating class’s final-year fashion show, removing the chance to show her knitwear collection to p...

Trump abruptly escorted out of briefing room after security incident outside

U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from the White House briefing room Monday after a security incident outside. U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly taken from the White House briefing room Monday, but returned minutes later to explain what happened. 1:30 U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent from the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.” “There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said. The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement. He said he believed the individual who was shot was a...

Dozens of public health officials across the U.S. have resigned or been fired amid COVID-19

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired since the coronavirus outbreak began. Dr. Sonia Angell, seen at a February news conference in Sacramento, has announced she is leaving her role as director and state public health officer for the California Department of Public Health. (Randall Benton/The Associated Press) Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become. The latest departure came Sunday, when California&#...

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