HEADLINES: • US government whistleblower 'demoted for warning about COVID-19' • Pence says White House is looking to wind down coronavirus task force • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized..
NBC News: Georgia District Attorney vows to bring shooting of unarmed black man to grand jury.
Georgia prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to present evidence to a grand jury for possible charges against men who chased, and eventually gunned down, an unarmed black man they believed was a burglar — but whose family say was simply jogging.
Sky News: Carbon emissions fall by more than a third in Coronavirus lockdown.
Analysis of energy usage by Sia Partners says the UK's daily CO2 emissions have gone down by 36% since those restrictions started.
Fox News: New Jersey cemetery employee trapped after grave collapses: report..
A gravedigger was preparing a grave for a funeral when it collapsed on him, pinning him for nearly a half-hour.
Global News: Facebook removes accounts linked to QAnon far-right conspiracy theory..
QAnon is a right-wing conspiracy theory centered on the baseless belief that Trump is waging a secret campaign against enemies in the “deep state”..
Sky News: US government whistleblower 'demoted for warning about COVID-19'.
US government scientist, Rick Bright, has alleged he was ousted after he raised concerns about COVID19 and a malaria drug pushed by Donald Trump.
NBC: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for gallbladder condition.
BBC News: Scientist quits role after 'undermining' lockdown.
Prof Ferguson, who advised the UK government on lockdown measures, quit after allowing a woman to visit his home.
Bloomberg: Most U.K. businesses could be up and running days after restrictions are lifted, according to the British Chambers of Commerce..
Reuters: El Salvador clamps down on shopping trips to curb coronavirus spread..
CNN: The WHO says 108 potential Covid-19 vaccines are in development around the world, according to documents posted on its website. Dr. Peter Hotez, of Texas Children’s Hospital, says once a vaccine is approved, it will be a “Manhattan-style project” to distribute to the masses.
Washington Post: Pence says White House is looking to wind down coronavirus task force.
Reuters: Liquor will cost more in India's capital New Delhi as the government imposed a 70% 'corona tax' on alcohol to deter large crowds.
NBC: Coronavirus cases in US total 1,198,467, with at least 70,419 deaths. Highest reported state case totals: • New York: 327,283 • New Jersey: 130,593 • Massachusetts: 69,087 • Illinois: 63,840 • California: 56,144 • Pennsylvania: 52,992 (As of 2:10 p.m. ET, May 5)
WDRB News: United Airlines tells staff to take 20 unpaid days off before October and will lay off 30% of them.
The Independent: UK may accept tariffs on goods to strike trade deal with EU, Michael Gove says.
Bloomberg: Trump says Fauci was blocked from testifying to House lawmakers this week because the chamber is controlled by Democrats.
Reuters Business: The U.S. and Britain launch trade talks via videoconference as both countries struggle with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and aim to shore up domestic supply chains.
Haaretz.com: Iran significantly reducing forces in Syria, Israeli defense official says.
E! News: Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their first child together, and Elon announced the happy news saying that Grimes and the baby are both "all good!".
NBC News: Dallas salon owner gets 7 days in jail for reopening during coronavirus lockdown.
A Dallas salon owner was sentenced to 7 days behind bars for disobeying coronavirus shutdown orders..