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Monarch butterflies drop 53 percent in wintering area officials say

Monarch butterflies drop 53 percent in wintering area officials say

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsMEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds decreased about 53 percent this year, Mexican officials said Friday.Some activists called the decline “heartbreaking,” but the Mexico head of the World Wildlife Fund said the reduction “is not alarming.”WWF Mexico director Jorge Rickards said the previous year’s large numbers were “atypical” and the monarchs had returned to their average population levels of recent years.The...

March 13, 2020
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WATCH LIVE: Trump gives coronavirus update alongside White House task force

WATCH LIVE: Trump gives coronavirus update alongside White House task force

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsPresident Donald Trump is asserting that he is the ultimate decision-maker for determining how and when to relax the social distancing guidelines put in place because of the coronavirus.The news briefing is expected to begin at 5 pm ET. Watch in the video player above.Trump’s claim that he could force governors to reopen their states comes after he spent weeks arguing that he didn’t believe he should pressure states that hadn’t imposed stay-at-home restrictions to do...

April 13, 2020
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U.S. will send aid to Palestinians to fight virus

U.S. will send aid to Palestinians to fight virus

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON — The Trump administration has announced it will provide $5 million to the Palestinians to help them combat the coronavirus pandemic.It’s the first new U.S. assistance to the Palestinians since the administration slashed and then virtually eliminated all aid to them as it moved to coordinate its policy with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman announced the move in a tweet on Thursday. He said the money would go to...

April 16, 2020
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Read the White House's guidelines for reopening public life in phases

Read the White House's guidelines for reopening public life in phases

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON — The Trump administration has issued new guidelines for states, individuals and employers on how to ease up on social distancing to deal with the coronavirus in areas where COVID-19 are on the decline.Read the full guidelines below.The guidelines distributed to governors are published under the headline “Opening Up America Again.”The guidelines say states or regions should meet certain criteria before moving to a phased opening. For example, there needs to be a...

April 16, 2020
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Thousands return to protest George Floyd's death near White House

Thousands return to protest George Floyd's death near White House

Thousands of protesters in the nation’s capital knelt and sang “Amazing Grace” on Wednesday, the sixth night of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. “We are not going anywhere,” the protesters chanted. As the protesters sang and chanted, law enforcement officers in riot gear stood watching over the crowd, which stretched down 16th Street near the White House. The crowd knelt silently as the time neared for a virtual town hall by former President Barack Obama to discuss Floyd’s death, policing and the protests that have engulfed the country. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel...

June 3, 2020
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