Zeke Miller and Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | PostedApr 2nd - 2:09pm
The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending his response to the public health crisis.
When Belarus' president last made a public appearance he wore protective gear, but it wasn't for the coronavirus. Alexander Lukashenko, who derides global concerns over COVID-19 as “mass psychosis,” donned a helmet and knee guards to play ice hockey — at a venue packed with spectators.
Bill Barrow, Associated Press | PostedApr 2nd - 7:23am
The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn't think it would be possible to hold a normal convention in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael Balsamo and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press | PostedApr 2nd - 6:57am
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, owns up to doing some not-so-smart things as he helps lead the White House effort to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. Things like forgetting to eat and not getting enough sleep.
Political opponents, scientists and even usually supportive newspapers lambasted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday over his government’s broken promises on wider testing for the COVID-19 virus.
Two Utah Republicans in Congress took the lead in a letter Wednesday urging the Interior Department to waive or reduce federal royalty payments on oil, gas and coal production on federal lands to help those industries survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael R. Sisak, Lori Hinnant and Mark Sherman, Associated Press | PostedApr 2nd - 12:04am
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage piles up around the world.
Eric Tucker, Associated Press | PostedApr 1st - 10:04pm
Relatives of Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned abroad or held hostage by militant groups say in a report Thursday that the U.S. government must do better in communicating with them, though they cite improvements over the past five years.