HEADLINES: • U.S. employers cut 20.5 million jobs in April • Coronavirus: Nine British veterans have died • Researchers says 65% of US cases stemmed from New York City • Oil prices rose on Friday..
MarketWatch: U.S. stocks open higher Friday despite record-breaking April job losses.
AP: Experts worry CDC is sidelined in coronavirus response.
Some public health experts outside the federal government worry that the CDC’s expertise is going to waste amid the pandemic. And now, the AP has revealed that the Trump administration shelved a CDC document with step-by-step advice on how and when to reopen public places.
Fox News: U.S. employers cut 20.5 million jobs in April, a record-shattering number that pushed unemployment to 14.7 percent, the highest level since the Great Depression, evidence of the unprecedented economic catastrophe triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Reuters: Indian train runs over 14 migrant workers who had fallen asleep on the track while walking back to their home village after losing their jobs in a coronavirus lockdown.
CNET: Apple now controls 55% of the worldwide smartwatch market..
ABC News: Man jailed after using Tinder and WhatsApp to try to pay for s** with young girls overseas.
Sky News: Nine British veterans have died with coronavirus, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has announced.
Daily Mail US: New York City nurse, 43, stole coronavirus patient's credit card days before he died.
Xinhua News: Russia has tallied 10,699 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 187,859.
CBS News: House Intelligence Committee releases dozens of transcripts from Russia probe.
ABC News: Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn set to have charges dropped..
CNN International: The novel coronavirus could kill as many as 190,000 people in Africa during the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday.
Reuters: Japan businesses reopen as government eyes end to emergency measures in some regions.
The Guardian: Brian May hospitalised after tearing buttock muscles while gardening.
ABC News: 2 men charged with murder of unarmed Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia..
Two men have been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault for the February shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Business Standard: Oil prices rose on Friday as more countries began easing lockdowns set in place to stop the coronavirus spreading.
Daily Mail US: Researchers says 65% of US cases stemmed from New York City.
ABC News: The U.S. death toll from coronavirus climbs above 75,000 as new research finds virus was circulating in France by mid-January..
New York Daily: Benjamin Smalls, a 72-year-old convict with coronavirus, died behind bars with his bid for medical parole pending.
TMZ: Alabama Cop Body Slams Walmart Customer for Not Wearing Face Mask..
NPR: President Trump put a hold on funding to the World Health Organization. But the U.S. is already behind on payments by more than a year, with close to $200 million past due, experts say.
People: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Fund $1.2M in Teacher Requests for Distance Learning Tools..