HEADLINES: • China Dares Trump to Hit Back With Hong Kong Power Grab • Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Reaches Advanced Trial Stages in UK • U.S. Jobless Rate Rose in All 50 States in April..
Wall Street Journal: U.S. Jobless Rate Rose in All 50 States in April, Labor Department Says..
Nevada had the highest jobless rate last month, at 28.2%, and Connecticut was lowest, at 7.9%, said a new report detailing the coronavirus impact.
Bloomberg: China Dares Trump to Hit Back With Hong Kong Power Grab..
Xi Jinping just sent a clear message to Donald Trump: We’re going to do what we want in Hong Kong..
CBS News: Russia welcomes coronavirus "good will" delivery of ventilators from U.S. agency it banned.
Delivery of 50 ventilators comes in exchange of "sincere humanitarian gestures," but it also highlights ongoing tension between Washington and Moscow..
New York Times: Biden Says Black Voters "Ain't Black" If They're Considering Trump..
Joe Biden said on Friday that black voters torn between voting for him or President Trump “ain’t black.” His comments came at the end of a testy exchange with Charlamagne Tha God on “The Breakfast Club.”
ABC News: Study shows coronavirus patients treated with Trump-touted antimalarial drug at higher risk of death..
A study of more than 96,000 coronavirus patients in hospitals around the world found those treated with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine had a considerably higher risk of death than those who did not receive the antimalarial drugs..
NBC News: Brazil records another new record in daily death toll..
Brazil suffered a record of 1,188 daily coronavirus deaths on Thursday and is fast approaching Russia to become the world's No. 2 coronavirus hot spot behind the US..
Washington Post: More evidence emerges on why covid-19 is so much worse than flu..
Researchers who examined the lungs of patients killed by covid-19 found evidence that it attacks the lining of blood vessels there, a critical difference from the lungs of people who died of the flu..
Fox News: Jerry Sloan, legendary NBA head coach, dies at 78..
Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame NBA head coach who was at the helm when the Utah Jazz took on the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls, died after a battle with Parkinson's disease and dementia, the Jazz announced Friday.
Sky News: Hong Kong's 'One Country, Two Systems' freedoms threatened by China's new security law..
China has announced new national security legislation for Hong Kong that could threaten the city's traditional freedoms..
Washington Post: Trump bashes Michigan AG after she calls him ‘a petulant child’ for refusing to wear mask..
President Trump lashed out at Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) in a pair of late-night tweets on Thursday.
NBC News: Experimental coronavirus vaccine reaches advanced trial stages in U.K..
An experimental coronavirus vaccine for COVID-19 under development at Oxford University progresses to advanced stages of human trials.
It will be tested in 10,000+ volunteers across the UK to determine how effective it is at preventing infection.
Sky News: Jamal Khashoggi's son says family forgives journalist's killers..
The family of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have forgiven the people who killed him, according to his son..
Reuters: Taiwan urges China to start dialogue with Hong Kong people..
Taiwan urged China on Friday to "sincerely start a dialogue" with people in Hong Kong after China proposed new national security legislation for the former British colony.
Bloomberg: Banks are preparing for a flood of applications for loan forgiveness under the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program..
Business Insider: Oil slips 9% as China's economic recovery looks shakier than hoped..
Daily Beast: A passenger plane carrying more than 100 people has crashed into a residential area near Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city, according to multiple reports..
Reuters Business: Global equity markets have shuffled up about 1% this month despite the world starting to re-open after the coronavirus-driven lockdowns and U.S. and European economic data showing glimmers of a recovery..
Fox News: Trump orders flags on federal buildings lowered for 3 days in memory of those killed by coronavirus..
President Donald J. Trump said Thursday that he ordered all flags on federal buildings to be lowered to half-staff for three days in memory of Americans lost to coronavirus.
Washington Post: Man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s death arrested on murder charges, Georgia authorities say..
Georgia authorities on Thursday arrested a third person connected to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, the black 25-year-old whose family says was killed in February after being pursued two white men in a pickup truck.
MSNBC: FBI says it believes shooting at US Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday morning is "terrorism-related;" the FBI did not state why they have made that conclusion..
NBC News: Mississippi church fighting coronavirus restrictions burned to the ground.
"Bet you stay home now you hypokrits" was written in the parking lot of a church that had sued the city over its public health orders.