Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday called the coronavirus a "pandemic," using a term that has not been used by the White House or government health agencies as the Trump administration struggles to stay on message in response to the virus' outbreak.
In a striking contradiction to White House assertions that the coronavirus is under control, the Pentagon's chief of personnel is sharply warning that the virus poses an increased "threat" in areas where US troops and defense personnel are located around the globe.
President Donald Trump suggested his supporters in South Carolina cast their primary ballots for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during his rally Friday, the second straight Democratic primary in which he's suggested his supporters get involved.
President Donald Trump's advisers huddled on Friday to begin developing plans that would both stanch the economic effects of the spreading coronavirus outbreak and impose new restrictions on travelers from Japan and South Korea, according to people familiar with the matter.
As the number of women who accuse a former Columbia University gynecologist of sexual assault keeps growing -- it currently stands at 78 -- new evidence has emerged that indicates university officials were warned about his behavior decades ago.
An explosive claim by the US State Department last weekend that there are thousands of Russian-linked social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter spreading disinformation about the coronavirus made headlines around the world.