News from: BBC, CNN & Reuters
Coronavirus: Trump signs into law largest bailout in US history
on 2020-03-30 at 15:56
The $2 trillion boost is the largest ever as virus cases continue to rise, hitting the economy.
Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter
on 2020-03-30 at 15:35
The US president extends social distancing rules after a warning that 200,000 Americans could die.
Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
on 2020-03-30 at 08:36
The virus is spreading around the world, but what is it and what are the symptoms?
Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know
on 2020-03-30 at 00:18
All your questions about sex in the time of coronavirus, answered.
Trump says Harry and Meghan must pay for security
on 2020-03-29 at 21:29
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly moved from Canada to the US amid the virus outbreak.
Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro in denial and out on a limb
on 2020-03-29 at 11:37
The president is isolating himself from other world leaders as he downplays the coronavirus pandemic.
Close-up footage of Arkansas tornado
on 2020-03-29 at 08:09
An active weather front brings a rapid developing and destructive tornado to Arkansas
Lockdown, what lockdown? Sweden’s unusual response to coronavirus
on 2020-03-29 at 06:56
While swathes of Europe are under lockdown, Sweden is allowing life to go on much as normal.
Coronavirus: Trump backs away from New York quarantine
on 2020-03-29 at 02:00
The US president now says the move is not necessary, after the idea was labelled “preposterous”.
Introducing the soaring melodies of Azure Ryder
on 2020-03-29 at 00:48
How one of pop’s brightest new voices found confidence by taking control of a plane.
Joseph Lowery: Veteran US civil rights leader dies aged 98
on 2020-03-28 at 06:06
Joseph Lowery, a former “dear friend” of Martin Luther King Jr, was a champion for civil rights.
Coronavirus: Lack of medical supplies ‘a national shame’
on 2020-03-28 at 01:57
Doctors in the United States share the difficulty of obtaining gear to treat patients with Covid-19.
Coronavirus: Trump orders ‘time-wasting’ General Motors to make ventilators
on 2020-03-28 at 01:35
The US president orders the car maker to help manufacture medical devices and attacks its CEO.
How the UK’s coronavirus epidemic compares to other countries
on 2020-03-28 at 00:09
Comparing the UK’s epidemic to other countries after Friday saw the biggest rise in deaths so far.
Coronavirus: Tesla donates hundreds of ventilators to New York
on 2020-03-27 at 19:20
New York has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the US and a shortage of ventilators.
Designer brand Ralph Lauren to make masks and gowns
on 2020-03-27 at 01:49
Luxury fashion brands are shifting manufacturing to make vital medical wear for the coronavirus effort.
Coronavirus: A college course world wants to study right now
on 2020-03-27 at 01:12
More than one million people have enrolled in a Yale course on well-being. So what’s its secret?
Coronavirus: Tears, fears and anxiety amid job losses
on 2020-03-27 at 00:32
Rosie Alumbaugh lost both her jobs this month. She’s one of more than 3 million Americans unemployed because of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: A snapshot of American life under lockdown
on 2020-03-26 at 15:07
How much your life has changed because of the coronavirus depends a lot on where in the US you live.
Coronavirus: Words at the window from those in isolation
on 2020-03-26 at 00:25
Portraits of families self-isolating in Brooklyn to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus: How to go for a walk safely, without getting shamed
on 2020-03-25 at 17:13
There are ways to stay safe – and politely avoid others – when you go outside to exercise.
Coronavirus: The struggle of being a ride-share driver
on 2020-03-25 at 14:37
Julie Davis is a ride-share driver in the virus hotspot of Seattle – watch her emotional video diary.
The Village People’s YMCA is preserved for posterity
on 2020-03-25 at 12:21
The disco hit is deemed historically important enough to enter the US National Recording Registry.
Celebrating a birthday party by video chat
on 2020-03-25 at 00:37
With social distancing measures in place, many are adjusting to the new normal online.
Coronavirus: Reopening the US by Easter ‘a beautiful timeline’
on 2020-03-24 at 23:48
President Trump says he wants to open the US for business again by Easter – the weekend of 12 April.
Coronavirus: Texas says abortions ‘non-essential’ amid pandemic
on 2020-03-24 at 19:27
Facing medical supply shortages, two US states impose restrictions – critics warn move goes too far.
Coronavirus: Man dies taking fish tank cleaner as virus drug
on 2020-03-24 at 17:19
Health officials are warning people not to self-medicate with the common malaria drug.
Coronavirus: Carmakers answer pleas to make medical supplies
on 2020-03-24 at 15:27
The car industry is pledging to help tackle a shortage of ventilators and masks as virus spreads.
Coronavirus update:: Why does staying at home help?
on 2020-03-24 at 05:33
After Boris Johnson brings in new measures, the BBC explains why staying in is a matter of life and death.
‘I bought a winery and it caused a US-French row’
on 2020-03-23 at 00:13
When US entrepreneur Michael Baum bought a famous French vineyard it caused a trans-Atlantic spat.
How Marsha Hunt fought Hollywood blacklisting
on 2020-03-23 at 00:10
The 102-year-old is one of the last people still alive who was named as a communist sympathiser.
60 days of coronavirus in the US – in 60 seconds
on 2020-03-21 at 00:45
The first case of Covid-19 in the United States appeared in Seattle, Washington on 21 January.
Coronavirus: How close are we to a vaccine or drug?
on 2020-03-20 at 10:57
We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.
Does pandemic offer US and Iran chance for partial reset?
on 2020-03-19 at 02:15
Jonathan Marcus looks at whether the crisis might lead to some rapprochement between the arch-foes.
Why Texas is saying ‘no’ to all new refugees
on 2020-03-16 at 19:22
Texas’ longstanding reputation for hospitality has taken a hit as it embraces a new Trump refugee plan.
Minecraft ‘loophole’ library of banned journalism
on 2020-03-13 at 23:01
How the popular video game Minecraft is being used as a way for journalism to beat global censors.
Harvey Weinstein: How a Hollywood giant faced his reckoning
on 2020-03-11 at 17:20
The judge said this was not a referendum on #MeToo. But at times, his trial felt like one.
Harry and Meghan’s final royal duties before ‘stepping back’
on 2020-03-09 at 19:34
The couple are completing their last engagements before stepping back as working royals from 31 March.
State Department says it’s retrieved over 18,000 US citizens stranded abroad amid coronavirus pandemic
on 2020-03-29 at 20:19
The US State Department has repatriated more than 18,000 Americans who had been stuck abroad amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
These NYU students want tuition reimbursement. Their dean said no refunds, offering a dance video of herself instead
on 2020-03-29 at 02:16
This month, New York University, like many colleges and universities across the country, announced it would transfer to remote classes as the coronavirus epidemic spreads.
Tornado rips through Arkansas city
on 2020-03-29 at 21:10
A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, injuring six people and leaving a trail of flattened homes and buildings.
Four ‘older’ guests died on cruise ship where 2 people tested positive for coronavirus
on 2020-03-28 at 00:27
At least four “older guests” have died on the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam, where two individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus, the cruise line said in a Friday news release.
The Point: How long will Trump’s poll surge last?
on 2020-03-30 at 14:53
The 2020 race, publicly at least, has largely halted as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are off the campaign trail. As is President Donald Trump, although his daily coronavirus task force briefings have begun to resemble campaign events.
The presidential race isn’t on hold — it’s playing out right before us
on 2020-03-27 at 12:47
The campaign rallies are a distant memory. The final chapter of the primary calendar is awash in uncertainty. The summer political conventions are in doubt.
The history behind Trump and Cuomo’s hot and cold relationship
on 2020-03-27 at 03:13
Donald Trump, the President from Queens running the country, is keeping a close eye on Andrew Cuomo, the governor from Queens running his home state.
These Americans say $1,200 isn’t enough. But it’s better than nothing
on 2020-03-30 at 14:14
As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on people’s financial lives, the federal government is sending some help. A $2 trillion stimulus package, which includes direct payments to many Americans, aims to bolster the economy and provide a safety net for those who are struggling to get by.
Zoom’s ‘overnight success’ took 9 years
on 2020-03-27 at 16:20
When you think of a social network, you probably imagine news feeds, birthday reminders and baby photos. But the social network of the moment — the one that’s currently getting more app downloads than either Snapchat or TikTok — looks a little different: It’s a videoconferencing service called Zoom, where many peoples’ work and social lives now unfold.
Why the ‘TJMaxx of groceries’ is succeeding right now
on 2020-03-26 at 15:23
The coronavirus is crippling most American industries. But it’s also creating opportunities for some unexpected businesses.
It’s not too late to set up a decent home office
on 2020-03-30 at 16:21
Workers across the country are getting settled into their new home offices.
Friends and family surprise “just married” couple from a distance
on 2020-03-31 at 02:15
Man charged with DWI after crashing into cop car
on 2020-03-31 at 02:15
Coronavirus patient shares ER story to help others
on 2020-03-31 at 02:15
Community rallies around local animal shelter
on 2020-03-31 at 02:15