Wisconsinites brave coronavirus fears and long lines to vote

Voters around Wisconsin traveled to the polls on Tuesday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s voting comes after days of legal battles over challenges to the election and some state leaders declining to take action to move the…

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Wisconsin voters go to the polls amid coronavirus

Voters in Wisconsin traveled to the polls on Tuesday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. CBS News campaign reporter Adam Brewster says voters went to the polls after days of legal battles over challenges to the election and state leaders failing…

Fundraising for Democratic convention continues amid coronavirus

In the latest indication the Democratic National Committee is moving ahead with plans to hold its nominating convention in August in Milwaukee, organizers continue to hit up major party fundraisers for big bucks with promises of special access. In an…

Gig worker unemployment benefits come with big loopholes

The $2 trillion economic relief bill for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic was intended to expand unemployment benefits for freelancers, “gig” workers and independent contractors — people who are typically excluded from applying for jobless aid.  But the rules…

ICE to consider freeing vulnerable immigrants as coronavirus cases rise

As coronavirus cases among detained immigrants continue to rise, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it has directed officials across the country to consider releasing detainees who are at increased risk of getting severely ill or dying from the…

France’s death toll tops 10,000 as Paris ramps up restrictions

As France begins its fourth week of lockdown, the number of new cases and deaths keep rising. The latest figures show that more than 10,000 people have died in France from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. A slight dip…

Acting Navy secretary resigns amid uproar over leaked speech

Washington — Thomas Modly, the acting secretary of the Navy, submitted his resignation on Tuesday, one day after a recording of him disparaging the ousted captain of an aircraft carrier dealing with a coronavirus outbreak became public. Defense Secretary Mark…

Schiff asks acting intel chief for information on staff changes

House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff sent a letter to acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell requesting written explanations for recent staff changes at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Schiff also asked whether Grennell tried…

Andrea Bocelli to sing at empty Duomo on Easter Sunday

With Easter approaching, many people around the world are struggling with how to observe the holiday during a time of isolation. Families may be separated by social distancing and churches may be closed, but Easter Sunday will be made special…

Trump ousts inspector general tasked with overseeing coronavirus funds

Washington — President Trump has removed the acting inspector general tasked with overseeing more than $2.2 trillion in spending included in the coronavirus relief package approved by Congress, his latest move to reshuffle internal watchdogs at agencies across the government. …