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Gun Retailers Deemed 'Essential Service'

Washington, DC (WJLA) - Stores that sell guns and ammo are now considered essential services. That's the latest guidance from the government over the weekend. That means building, selling, importing, and distributing guns along with shooting ranges are now…

Joshua Tree National Park Closed

(CNN) - Joshua Tree National Park is completely closed to visitors, effective Wednesday. The shutdown of the California park is an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. That's according to a notice on the park's website. Park rangers…

FCC To Require Tech To Combat Robocalls

Springfield, MO (KYTV) - Ever get a call from a local area code, and you answer it, only to find it's actually a robocall? It's called spoofing, in which a local phone number is fraudulently imitated. It's an illegal…

Study: Audiences Will Be Slow To Return After Pandemic

(CNN) - It might take a while for some people to return to concerts and professional sports games. The coronavirus pandemic has put a halt on live events and those industries will likely be reeling. According to consulting firm…

Bottoms Up! Booze Buying Surges During COVID Crisis

(CNN) - Americans are drinking their way through the coronavirus pandemic. According to Nielsen, sales of booze jumped 55% in the third week of March compared to the same time last year. That was the week several states issued…

Gas Price Average Falls Below $2 Nationwide

(CNN) - As economy takes a hit from the coronavirus outbreak; consumers can at least find some consolation at the pump. AAA says the nationwide average for a gallon of regular gas is now below $2.00. That's the lowest…

NASA Offering Fun Activities For The Whole Family

(CNN) - NASA is bringing the universe straight to your living room! The space agency is offering help to families cooped up at home because of the coronavirus. NASA's website includes dozens of tutorials on different stem activities for…

Sauce Voluntarily Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen

(CNN) - A sauce sold at Whole Foods market has been recalled. The FDA says Winter Gardens Quality Foods is voluntary recalling its Whole foods market vodka sauce. It has an undeclared allergen which is milk. The recalled products…

Oil Prices Dive On Lockdown Extensions

(CNN) - Oil prices are tanking on fears of an extended coronavirus lockdown. As of Monday morning, Brent Crude is hovering at around $26 a barrel. Lows that haven't been seen in almost two decades. Prices are also suffering…

FDA Issues Guidance On COVID Drug Treatments

(CNN) - There may soon be some medical tools to fight the coronavirus. The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. They'll be used to treat COVID-19 patients; despite little scientific evidence these…

Census Bureau Delays Field Work Again

(CNN) - The coronavirus is further disrupting the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau says it is extending its suspension of fieldwork until April 15th 2 weeks longer than originally planned. That means a freeze on hiring and training of…

WHO Encourages Playing Video Games

(CNN) The World Health Organization is encouraging people to play video games amid the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. ambassador to WHO tweeted his support, asking people to help continue social distancing efforts by picking up a game and helping…

Fed: Beware Of Stimulus Check Scams

(CNN) - While Americans wait for their stimulus checks to arrive; the FBI and other government agencies are warning people not to fall for scams. Government officials say scammers are already trying to steal people's money by asking for…

Americans Panic Buying Pet Food

(CNN) - Americans who are panic buying food and other essentials; appear to be worried about all members of their households. Pet food is on the list of items people are hoarding. Nielsen's recent data show sales of dog…

EPA Dials Back Enforcement During Pandemic

(CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is relaxing the enforcement of laws during the coronvirus pandemic. The EPA says it recognizes companies might not be able to meet all federal requirements at this time. But it still expects public…

Earth Hour For Changing Planet

(CNN) - This weekend millions of people across the world will be left in the dark... On purpose. Saturday at 8:30 PM is Earth Hour, where everyone is encouraged to turn off all the lights. The annual event, organized…

Ralph Lauren Donates $10M

(CNN) - Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is donating $10 million toward COVID-19 relief. The funds are coming from the Ralph Lauren corporate foundation. Some of the money will go toward Ralph Lauren colleagues needing medical, eldercare or childcare needs.…

Powerball To Lower Jackpot

(CNN) - Even games of chance are struggling due to the coronavirus. The group that oversees the Powerball says if Wednesday night's jackpot is won; the next jackpot will be set to $20 million. That's half the usual starting…

CDC Says Separate Newborns From Moms

(CNN) - New CDC guidelines say hospitals should consider separating new moms who have the coronavirus from their newborns. That means they could be separated for up to two weeks. The goal is to keep newborns from contracting the…

3M+ File Unemployment Claims

(CNN) - The U.S. has posted a staggering jobs number, as businesses lay off employees and try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Department of Labor 3.28-million people filed for unemployment benefits last week; that's…

FDA Warns Of Possible EpiPen Malfunction

(CNN) - The FDA is warning about the possibility of EpiPen malfunctions. EpiPens are devices that deliver life-saving medication in cases of severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. According to the FDA, manufacturing defects or user error could prevent them…

Egg Prices Skyrocket Because Of Panic Buying

(CNN) - Americans are stockpiling eggs during the coronavirus pandemic; as they cook more meals at home. And that's leading to supply shortages and a spike in prices at some supermarkets. According to the most recent Nielsen data, egg…

COVID: Test Results Could Take Up To A Week

(CNN) - As millions of coronavirus tests have become available; the turnaround for results is still taking days. Quest Diagnostics, one of the largest clinical laboratories in the U.S. says the average turnaround time for coronavirus tests is four…

Illegal Border Crossings Drop

(CNN) - Travel on the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico has dropped in the past week; as the Trump administration attempts to slow the spread of coronavirus. An official from the Department of Homeland Security says lawful vehicle…

White House Deal Reached On Stimulus Proposal

(CNN) - The White House says it has reached a deal with Congress for a stimulus package to help jolt the struggling economy as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Days of marathon negotiations have resulted in a $2 trillion proposal;…

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