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Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in U.S. and Canada

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced that it would stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, making the decision after a consumer products “portfolio reassessment related to COVID-19.” The U.S. healthcare conglomerate said it would wind down sales of the product, which makes up about 0.5% of its U.S. consumer health business, in the coming months, but that retailers will continue to sell exi..

NASA human spaceflight chief resigns ahead of launch

Workers pressure wash the logo of NASA on the Vehicle Assembly Building before SpaceX will send two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard its Falcon 9 rocket, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo (Reuters) - NASA’s human spaceflight chief Doug Loverro has resigned, according to an internal memo seen by agency employees on Tuesday, just a week before the agen..

Trump defends his use of unproven treatment as prevention against coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended taking a prescription malaria drug to try to ward off the novel coronavirus despite medical warnings about its use. “People are going to have to make up their own mind,” Trump said about hydroxychloroquine during a visit to the U.S. Capitol. “I think it gives you an additional level of safety.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned about potential serious side eff..

Across U.S., students in lockdown celebrate graduations virtually with celebrity guests

A graduating Masters student from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) stands on campus the day before his graduation ceremony, which is to be held online due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (Reuters) - Graduation ceremonies are a rite of passage in the United States, a chance to don a scholarly cap and..

Arrest warrants issued for NFL players over armed robbery allegations

FILE PHOTO: Apr 25, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Deandre Baker (Georgia) on the red carpet prior to the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Downtown Nashville. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo (Reuters) - Arrest warrants have been issued for National Football League (NFL) players Quinton Dunbar and Deandre Baker in Miramar, Florida, after they were accused of being involved in an armed robbery, local police said late on Thurs..

Seahawks’ Dunbar says witnesses exonerate him of armed robbery charges

(Reuters) - An attorney for the Seattle Seahawks’ Quinton Dunbar says five witnesses have signed statements saying the cornerback was in no way involved in an armed robbery near Miami this week, the Miami Herald reported on Friday. Authorites filed arrest warrants on Thursday for Dunbar, 27, and New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker, 22, after multiple witnesses accused them of robbing guests at gunpoint at a house party in Miramar on Wednesd..

Workers in U.S. auto industry return to jobs amid concerns of second virus wave

DETROIT (Reuters) - Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday, paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict lockdowns are eased across the country. With millions of Americans out of work and much of the economy at a virtual standstill, a growing number of states are ending tough restrictions on commerce and social life put in place to slow the o..

New York governor says some areas outside New York City ready to reopen this...

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that several regions of the state outside New York City could start reopening their economies this weekend after meeting criteria related to hospitalizations and testing for the coronavirus, demonstrating that they are “ready to go.” Cuomo said that the Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier regions in central and western New York meet the seven criteria to reopen, including a two-..

White House directs staff to wear masks after officials contract coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday directed all people entering the West Wing, where the daily operations of President Donald Trump’s administration are carried out, to wear masks after two aides tested positive for the coronavirus, administration officials said. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak press briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2020. REU..

U.S. moves to drop case against Trump ex-adviser Flynn, who admitted lying to FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly asked a judge to drop criminal charges against Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn following mounting pressure from the Republican president and his political allies on the right. The move drew furious criticism from congressional Democrats and others who accused the department and Attorney General William Barr of politicizing the U.S. criminal just..

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