President Trump tours Arizona mask factory, skips mask

By Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville | Associated Press PHOENIX — Making himself Exhibit A for reopening the country, President Donald Trump visited an Arizona face mask factory Tuesday, using the trip to demonstrate his determination to see an easing of stay-at-home orders even as the coronavirus remains a dire threat. Trump did […]

Ratcliffe tells Senate he will resist pressure from Trump

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for national intelligence director sought at his confirmation hearing Tuesday to shed his reputation as a loyalist to the president, insisting to skeptical Democrats that he would carry out the job free of political influence or partisan bias. The […]

Haiqeem is at the forefront of Dallas’ up-and-coming rock scene

Hakeem is an Alternative Rock Singer/Songwriter, and the leader of his eponymous Hard Rock Band, ‘Haiqeem’. Alternative singer and songwriter, Haiqeem was born in Oklahoma City, in the early nineties. Creator of the single ‘Sorrow’, Haiqeem has been practicing music ever since he was nine years old. Throughout his childhood, he played music in various […]

Whistleblower: US bungled response to coronavirus outbreak

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a senior government scientist alleged in a whistleblower complaint Tuesday. Dr. Rick Bright, former director of […]

Alameda businesses get creative to survive COVID-19 lockdown

The city of Alameda has hit upon a marketing plan to enlist the community and support local businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown. Calling it “One Alameda Strong,” the City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Alameda Business Association and West Alameda Business Association are combining their efforts by collaborating, sharing resources, hosting information sessions and providing […]