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Trump expands Defense Production Act use to manufacture ventilators

April 2 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will expand use of the Defense Production Act to assist manufacturers in securing supplies to make ventilators for COVID-19 patients. Trump said the order directs the secretaries of ...

Record 6.6 million in U.S. file new unemployment claims

April 2 (UPI) -- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits has soared by a record 6.6 million people, the Labor Department said Thursday. That figure represents the largest single-week filing increase in history. Analysts had ...

Detroit Lions to sign former New York Jets CB Darryl Roberts

April 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a short-term contract with former New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts on Thursday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Roberts agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions. Financial ...

LA, NYC urge use of face coverings in public, White House weighs national advisory

April 2 (UPI) -- The mayors of Los Angeles and New York City on Thursday urged residents to wear face coverings while out in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and the White House is also considering issuing a similar recommendation ...

Boeing nabs $84.7M to build 3 more MQ-25s for Navy

April 2 (UPI) -- Boeing received an $84.7 million contract modification this week to produce three MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy. The deal, announced by both Boeing and the Pentagon Thursday, brings the number of ...

Meteorologists keep eye on Atlantic Ocean storm churning off East Coast

A massive storm is churning and has stalled over the western Atlantic Ocean, just offshore of the East Coast -- and it may acquire some tropical characteristics as it blasts New England with wind, cold air, rain and even wet snow late this week. The ...

New Orleans Saints bring back CB P.J. Williams on one-year deal

April 2 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints agreed to terms with versatile cornerback P.J. Williams, the team announced Thursday. League sources told NFL Media that Williams' contract is for one year and $2 million fully guaranteed. The team didn't ...

World may lack sufficient supply of malaria drugs to treat COVID-19, experts argue

April 2 (UPI) -- Limited supplies of the anti-malarials chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could hinder plans to use them to treat COVID-19, experts warned Thursday. Physicians in Italy, where more than 115,000 people have acquired the virus and ...

Aircraft carrier captain dismissed after sounding alarm on COVID-19 outbreak

April 2 (UPI) -- Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, who earlier this week pleaded with Navy officials to provide more resources for sailors amid a coronavirus outbreak on the USS Theodore Rooosevelt, has been relieved of his position, Acting Secretary of the ...

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry signs franchise tender

April 2 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry signed his $10.2 million franchise tender, the team announced Thursday. With the move, Henry is officially under contract for the 2020 season. Both sides have until July 15 to ...

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