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Crowds Pour Into Streets to Mark Lifting of Curfew

Spain ends national state of emergency over coronavirus

(Newser) - Impromptu street celebrations erupted across Spain as the clock struck midnight on Saturday, when a six-month-long national state of emergency to contain the spread of coronavirus ended and many nighttime curfews were lifted. In Madrid, police had to usher revelers out of the central Puerta del Sol square, per the...

An Olympic Visit Illustrates COVID Tensions in Japan

IOC president's planned visit to Tokyo is likely to be canceled because of lockdown

(Newser) - The International Olympic Committee president is supposed to attend a torch relay ceremony in Japan in days, though the visit is looking less and less likely because of COVID. Broadcaster NHK reported Friday that Thomas Bach's visit was likely to be canceled, reports Reuters , the latest development in growing...

Amid 'Dire Circumstances,' a New COVID Record

United States registers record number of deaths from virus, 2 days in a row

(Newser) - The United States saw its deadliest day of the pandemic on Wednesday, with 3,865 new COVID deaths registered, per Johns Hopkins stats—beating the previous record of 3,775 deaths, which had been registered only the day before, ABC News reports. In an additional two-day streak, the nation saw...

This Governor Didn't Want a Mask Mandate. Now He's Doing It

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has declared state of emergency, instituted new restrictions on COVID

(Newser) - Utah has been seeing an alarming surge in hospitalizations in a week where COVID-19 records are being broken across the country. Now, the state's governor is taking further action to try to control the spread, declaring on Sunday night a state of emergency and putting in place new restrictions,...

Storm That's Already Set a New Record Churns Toward Fla.

Isaias is the earliest 'I' hurricane of any recorded hurricane season

(Newser) - The earliest "I" storm of any hurricane season is barreling toward the US Southeast, with Florida first in its path. Fox News reports that Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for all of the Florida's counties along the Atlantic shoreline as Hurricane Isaias makes it...

After 2 Dams Fail, Mich. Gov. Warns of 9 Feet of Water

Whitmer urges thousands in affected areas of Midland County in Michigan to evacuate

(Newser) - Two dams have failed in a Michigan county, leading the state's governor to declare a state of emergency and issue dire warnings to residents to evacuate affected areas. AccuWeather reports that the Edenville and Sanford dams in Midland County breached Tuesday night after heavy rains and flash flooding, and...

Unfazed Governor Extends Michigan's State of Emergency

GOP lawmakers had refused to do so

(Newser) - The Republican-led Michigan Legislature refused Thursday to extend the state's coronavirus emergency declaration and voted to authorize a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's authority and actions to combat the pandemic. The governor, unfazed, responded with orders stating under one law that an emergency still exists, while declaring...

Some Upset by Michigan Governor's Tough Stance

GOP blasts governor's moves

(Newser) - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's decision to toughen one of the nation's strictest stay-home orders in response to the coronavirus is hitting opposition in her home state, where Republicans who backed her moves initially are now ratcheting up their criticism. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey took to Facebook to...

Kansas Governor Gets Pushback on Her Virus Move

Republicans in Kansas seek to limit Laura Kelly's emergency powers amid coronavirus outbreak

(Newser) - As most of the US raced to get ahead of the coronavirus pandemic, conservative Republican lawmakers in Kansas moved Wednesday to limit their Democratic governor’s emergency powers, including the ability to establish quarantine zones if the need arises. Conservatives are angry with Gov. Laura Kelly's order to close...

SF Declares State of Emergency Over Coronavirus

Move is made with preparedness in mind

(Newser) - San Francisco has yet to record a coronavirus case, but that hasn't stopped Mayor London Breed from declaring a state of emergency . It's a move taken with preparedness in mind, she says, one that will allow the city to pull together extra resources and funding, speed up planning,...

Pro-Gun Rally Brings Thousands to Richmond
Pro-Gun Rally Brings
Thousands to Richmond
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Pro-Gun Rally Brings Thousands to Richmond

Large protest underway in Virginia

(Newser) - Gun-rights supporters gathered en masse at Virginia's state Capitol in Richmond Monday, and things have been peaceful in the early going. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of the march, which is taking place amid a heavy police presence and temperatures in the 20s. "...

Va. Preps for Gun Rally With 'Enormous Potential to Go Bad'

Capitol Square gun rights demonstration expected Monday in Richmond

(Newser) - Law enforcement agencies in Virginia are planning a "strong presence" Monday as gun rights advocates are set to converge upon the state's capital of Richmond to protest proposed gun control measures. The rally is happening amid a governor-issued state of emergency barring weapons from Capitol grounds through Tuesday...

Why This City's Workers All Turned Off Their Computers

State of emergency declared in New Orleans after cyberattack

(Newser) - New Orleans got an unwelcome surprise on Friday the 13th, starting before the sun came up, and it has prompted a state of emergency. At a presser, the city's chief information officer said that "suspicious activity" and phishing attempts were detected on the city's network around 5am,...

Potentially 'Devastating' Michael Could Slam Florida as Hurricane

States of emergency declared in 26 counties before tropical storm, which may turn into hurricane

(Newser) - The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs through Nov. 30, and it looks like Florida may be about to get socked with at least one more. CNN reports Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Michael as it heads away from...

East Coast, Here Comes Florence
East Coast,
Here Comes Florence

East Coast, Here Comes Florence

Carolinas, Virginia bracing for hurricane later this week

(Newser) - Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, reports the AP . Florence crossed the 74mph threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane Sunday morning. Forecasters in the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Florence was expected...

It Kills in the Water, Is Like 'Tear Gas' on Land

Florida's algae bloom prompts state of emergency

(Newser) - Under increasing pressure to handle Florida's brutal red tide , a toxic algae bloom killing hordes of marine animals and causing respiratory issues for some people, Gov. Rick Scott made the call. Late Monday, he declared a state of emergency in seven counties along the state's southwestern coast, setting...

Charlottesville, One Year Later: 'You Don't Get to Silence My Kid'
A Year Later, Charlottesville
Braces for Trouble
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A Year Later, Charlottesville Braces for Trouble

State of emergency in effect as city marks one-year anniversary of racial violence

(Newser) - Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., and city officials are trying to avoid any repeat. States of emergency have been declared for the city and the entire state, and downtown Charlottesville will be under heavy watch from city, state, and federal law enforcement...

Maldives Declares 15-Day State of Emergency

Former leader, 2 judges arrested

(Newser) - The Maldives opposition leader and two Supreme Court judges were arrested early Tuesday, hours after the government declared an emergency in the Indian Ocean nation that has been increasingly in turmoil in the days since the court ordered several jailed politicians to be freed. The charges against opposition leader Maumoon...

State of Emergency in California as Wildfires Rage

Evacuations in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties

(Newser) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties because of wildfires he says are threatening thousands of homes. Brown issued the declaration on Monday, as multiple fires forced people to evacuate their homes, the AP reports. Napa County Fire Chief Barry Biermann...

Emergency in New Orleans Over Failing Pumps

Mayor's office says fire-damaged turbine is responsible

(Newser) - Schools closed for the week, and the mayor of New Orleans urged residents to park their cars on high ground. It's a familiar routine for the city during hurricane season, but this time the threat isn't churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana's governor declared a state...

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