May 4, 2017

Mike Pence: "Life is winning in America"

Susan Walsh / AP

Vice President Pence said the pro-life movement is at a "pivotal moment" in a speech at the Susan B. Anthony List's Campaign for Life Gala Wednesday, the night before a vote on the GOP health care bill which would defund Planned Parenthood.

  • Pence: "Life is winning in America." This is "the first time in a long time America has an administration filled top to bottom with pro-lifers," he said.
  • On the health care battle: Pence said the new plan will get people "the world class healthcare they deserve ... the promises of Obamacare haven't held."
  • Tension over Planned Parenthood: SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser has called it "incredibly disappointing that any Republican spending bill would contain continued funding for Planned Parenthood." After Pence's speech, Dannenfelser told Axios while it was "reasonable" for the omnibus bill to include the funding, that made Thursday's vote all the more important.

Go deeper

Coronavirus updates: Market ends worst week since financial crisis

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The stock market ended its worst week since the financial crisis, prompting the Fed to release a statement. Meanwhile, the WHO warned that countries are losing their chance to contain the novel coronavirus and raised its global risk assessment to "very high" Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,860 people and infected about 83,800 others in almost 60 countries and territories outside the epicenter in mainland China. The number of new cases reported outside China now exceed those inside the country.

Go deeperArrowUpdated 11 mins ago - Health

California coronavirus: Woman in new case did not recently travel overseas

Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

A new case of the novel coronavirus in California was announced on Friday after Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that 33 people had tested positive for the virus, noting the risk to the public remains low.

What's new: An adult woman with chronic health conditions in Santa Clara County who "did not recently travel overseas" or come into contact with anyone known to be ill was confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus on Friday by CDC and California Department of Public Health officials.

Go deeperArrowUpdated 27 mins ago - Health

Big video game conference delayed amid coronavirus concerns

Photo: GDC

Next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco became the latest tech event to be cancelled or postponed amid growing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The big picture: A growing number of events are being scrapped, including Mobile World Congress and Facebook's F8 developer conference. Some, like the giant SXSW event in Austin, insist they are moving forward.