Category Archives: National News

Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday postponed this summer’s Tokyo Games for a year as coronavirus deaths mounted around the world and U.S. lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to help cushion the economic damage from the crisis.MORE

As crisis deepens, congressional rescue deal teeters

As crisis deepens, congressional rescue deal teeters

Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House teetered Sunday on a nearly $1.4 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisis deepened and President Donald Trump called for a deal to steady a shuttered nation.MORE

New York joins California in locking down against the virus

New York joins California in locking down against the virus

“We’re going to close the valve, because the rate of increase in the number of cases portends a total overwhelming of our hospital system,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as cases in the state climbed to more than 7,000.MORE

California locks down 40M as Europe’s health system buckles

California locks down 40M as Europe’s health system buckles

California’s 40 million people were all but confined to their homes Friday in the nation’s biggest lockdown yet, as America’s governors watched with growing alarm as southern Europe buckled under the strain of the coronavirus outbreak.MORE

What you need to know today (Friday, 3/20) about the virus outbreak

What you need to know today (Friday, 3/20) about the virus outbreak

The death toll from the global pandemic surpassed 10,000 people worldwide and the effects of a global economy grinding to a halt because of the pandemic were beginning to show, from millions of unsold flowers rotting in piles in Kenya to the slow emptying of the world’s skies. The U.N. chief warned of a looming global recession…MORE

$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in US

$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in US

One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores were accused of selling $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store offered toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign reading:…MORE

How long will Americans be fighting the coronavirus?

How long will Americans be fighting the coronavirus?

“In many ways, this situation is unprecedented – we’re trying to take some actions to curb the spread and timing of this pandemic,” said Stephen Morse, a disease researcher at Columbia University in New York.MORE

Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

President Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to invoke a federal law that allows the government to marshal the private sector to fight the coronavirus epidemic, as the economic damage mounted with word that Detroit’s Big Three automakers agreed to shut down all their factories to protect workers.MORE

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