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Biden describes his phone call with Trump about coronavirus response

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he told President Donald Trump in their phone call that the federal response to the novel coronavirus pandemic is “about taking responsibility.” The call, which took place Monday, marked a rare moment of direct communication between the two political rivals. The President has harshly criticized Biden over…MORE

Hal Willner, longtime ‘SNL’ staffer and music producer, dies at 64

Generations of “Saturday Night Live” talent are paying tribute to Hal Willner, a longtime staff member of the show who is being remembered for his lovable weirdness as much as his musical genius. Willner died Tuesday at age 64, according to Blake Zidell, a spokesperson for Willner. Willner had symptoms consistent with Covid-19 but had…MORE

John Prine, influential singer-songwriter, dies at 73

John Prine, influential singer-songwriter, dies at 73

John Prine, the raspy-voiced singer-songwriter whose homespun, witty and insightful country-folk tunes influenced legions of musicians in a career that spanned five decades, died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was 73. His publicist tells CNN, “Yes, we can confirm on behalf of the Prine family — John died today at Vanderbilt…MORE

Detroit hospital nurses refuse to work without more help, ordered to leave

Detroit hospital nurses refuse to work without more help, ordered to leave

Emergency room nursing staff at a Detroit hospital were told to leave Sunday night after they refused to work and demanded more nurses be brought into their overrun emergency room, health care workers there told CNN. The night shift ER nurses at Sinai-Grace Hospital refused to leave the break room until hospital administrators brought in…MORE

National security officials warn of extremists exploiting coronavirus pandemic

National security officials warn of extremists exploiting coronavirus pandemic

National security officials warned in an intelligence bulletin issued Tuesday that extremist groups are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to incite violence and bolster racist and anti-government narratives. The bulletin — from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center — cites threats from an array of hate groups aimed at minorities, and captures…MORE

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