NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June while cases have skyrocketed.
NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June while cases have skyrocketed.
From correctional officers to TSA employees, federal workers say their jobs are made more dangerous by the coronavirus.
It’s been two weeks since the president signed an executive order to put “America First” on drug prices. But pharmaceutical companies aren’t ready to negotiate.
The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat.
DeWine was tested Thursday as a requirement before a scheduled meeting with President Trump. The antigen test yielded a positive result, but a PCR test later in the day came back negative twice.
What’s driving this death toll? Could anything improve the outlook? How reliable are these predictions anyway? We get into the weeds.
Obama describes having trouble sleeping and periods throughout the pandemic in which she has felt down: “Spiritually, these are not … fulfilling times.”
“We’ve never forecast up to 25 storms,” says a NOAA expert. The expected spate of storms in 2020 could force meteorologists to resort to using the Greek alphabet to name storms later this year.
Zoning for single-family homes has been tied to racial inequity and climate change, but in California, efforts to pass new laws keep falling short.
Congress still doesn’t have a widespread testing program for the coronavirus illness. And they were reminded of that risk when three members tested positive in one week.
As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here’s how to vet your school’s proposals.
A new national poll of teachers from NPR/Ipsos finds broad trepidation about returning to the classroom, with 77% of those surveyed worried about risking their own health.
In Lebanon’s devastated capital, at least 137 people are dead and some 5,000 injured. A question looms over the stockpile of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate believed to have exploded: Why was it there?
Both social networks said the president’s false claims that children are “almost immune” from COVID-19 violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.
Democrats lead Republicans in mail ballot requests in the state by 600,000, leading to pressure on the president to relent in his attack on mail voting.
These two measures were raised in President Trump’s interview this week with journalist Jonathan Swan on Axios on HBO. Here’s what these statistics reveal about a country’s response to the pandemic.
In the lawsuit, former police officer Garrett Rolfe alleges that his firing turned him into a “public spectacle.” He is charged with killing Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden will not travel to host city Milwaukee for the Democratic convention because of the pandemic — and neither will any other speakers.
The massive explosion leveled the city’s port and scattered debris across a road thousands of feet away. The blast killed at least 100 people and injured thousands more.
A key victory in a Senate GOP primary on Tuesday offers a mild reprieve to Republicans working to hold their narrow majority in 2020.
The dramatic blast was caught on numerous videos by people who had been filming a fire that was burning at an industrial port in Lebanon’s capital.
Chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills defended the NFL’s plans to return in September. He tells Morning Edition that the league has an extensive testing program but won’t be instituting a “bubble.”
Thousands of foreign workers who entered the U.S. on temporary work visas received $1,200 pandemic stimulus checks in error, and many of them are spending the money in their home countries.
An NPR/Ipsos poll found broad support for sweeping government action to combat the coronavirus — including temporary limits on immigration. But support for other White House policies has not changed.
Election officials fear a massive shortage of poll workers for the general election as older people opt out of their normal election-year service due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Rep. William Lacy Clay has represented the state’s 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001.
Trump ally and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was defeated by Rep. Roger Marshall, calming Republican leaders’ worst fears in the race against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier.
At least one person has died from the system, from a tornado in North Carolina. The storm is now racing north-northeast at 35 mph.
The former national security adviser says her considerable experience in the executive branch would make her an effective vice president.
With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 is raging.
Two-thirds of Americans believe the U.S. is handling the pandemic worse than other nations, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds. Majorities support more aggressive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Public officials continue to send mixed messages about the pandemic: We’re open for business, but also, stay home if you can. Without clear guidance, people feel confused or stop trying to be safe.
The eye came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach before the system weakened into a tropical storm. It’s expected to linger in North Carolina before swirling up the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Some Republicans worry that Kris Kobach, a polarizing conservative who lost the Kansas governor’s race in 2018, would put a solid GOP Senate seat in jeopardy along with their Senate majority.
Germany has flattened its curve, and unemployment has barely budged. And some Germans living in the U.S. are mystified by how politicized the pandemic has become here.
Under pressure to meet legal deadlines Congress has not changed despite pandemic-related delays, the Census Bureau announced a new end date after NPR reported that door knocking will be cut short.
“We need to do something different,” says Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who leads the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She says the state needs a mask mandate, but knows many people won’t comply.
For many cancer patients, daily life can feel full of risky choices involving work, family, friends and money. Nearly every option pits the risks of catching the coronavirus against other downsides.
More than 60 monuments that celebrate the Confederacy and its military men have come down in cities all across America. But more than 1,700 remain, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Democrats and Republicans met over the weekend, but still appeared far apart on a next relief measure.
With three months until Election Day, Trump’s handling of COVID-19 and race relations have further hurt his reelection chances. States now leaning toward Democrat Joe Biden would be enough to win.
NASA and SpaceX are welcoming home two astronauts who splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico after several months on the International Space Station.
Dr. Deborah Birx said on Sunday that infections are widespread in both urban and rural areas. Adm. Brett Giroir said it is time to “move on” from hydroxychloroquine and focus on effective treatments.
Some parents, particularly moms, are stepping back from the workforce, while others are turning to in-home day cares and “pandemic pods.”
The Third Way report shows Democrats have surged in the suburbs. That could help them get over the finish line in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
After the Trump administration moved hospital COVID-19 data reporting to HHS, bypassing the CDC, the new data system has been rife with erratic updates and anomalies.
The judge unsealed hundreds of pages of documents related to a now-settled defamation suit brought against Maxwell by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers.
Trump also claimed that Republicans hate vote-by-mail, despite a recent poll showing half of all Republicans support allowing all registered voters access to a mail ballot.
“Naming it the John Lewis Voting Rights Act — that is a fine tribute,” former President Barack Obama said. “But John wouldn’t want us to stop there.”
A new study finds that the U.S. places with the most polluted air in the 1980s remain the most polluted today. Poor people and people of color are more likely to live in places with dirty air.
A full panel of judges will consider the unusual situation in which the Justice Department has asked to drop charges against a defendant who has admitted guilt.
Herman Cain had been hospitalized for nearly a month after testing positive for the coronavirus. Cain attended a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., in late June.
NPR has confirmed the Census Bureau will end door knocking at unresponsive homes on Sept. 30, amid growing concerns the White House is pressuring the bureau to stop counting soon for political gain.
Scientists have modified the genes of a squid, and genetically-altered octopuses could be coming soon.
A number of high-ranking Democrats have already said they would not consider an election delay, making the prospect extremely unlikely.
Street clashes have erupted, involving a mix of protesters, authorities, extremists and agitators. With armed factions squaring off, terrorism analysts fear the worse is still to come.
A trillion dollars worth of American farmland will change hands in the coming years. Wealthy investors are likely to buy more of it, with the power to shape rural communities and the environment.
The coronavirus triggered the sharpest economic contraction in modern history. The Commerce Department documents that damage on Thursday, when it releases its first estimate of second-quarter GDP.
As the coronavirus pandemic has upended normal balloting, a need for more information about how to navigate voting by mail could be particularly acute among young people of color.
Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple operate like monopolies and need to be broken up or regulated.
After the state’s testing sites close Thursday evening, they won’t reopen until at least Tuesday morning — part of the safety precautions for Tropical Storm Isaias.
The CEOs plan to tell Congress that the giant American tech companies do not stifle competition, saying the concern that too much power is concentrated in too few companies is unfounded.
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert has tested positive for the coronavirus illness. Gohmert has often rejected taking precautions for the illness.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown called the federal agents sent to Portland acted as “an occupying force & brought violence.” Brown says federal officers will leave starting Thursday.
Critics charge the new postmaster general intends to make the Postal Service “more of a business than a service,” which opponents say could cause disruptions for customers.
An NPR data analysis finds that hospital systems in Louisiana, Idaho and Washington state have had to shuffle patients to try to get everyone the care they need.
Ashtabula County, Ohio, voted for Barack Obama in 2016, then for Donald Trump. New political leaders there hope a younger generation of voters will help decide the 2020 presidential election.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are among those thought to be on Joe Biden’s vice presidential shortlist.
Bloomberg has already spent well over $350 million for Democrats this cycle, according to his team. Some Democrats say he could be doing more.
Scientists are now checking to see if purified blood serum from people who have recovered from COVID-19 might be more than a useful treatment. Perhaps it’s a way to prevent disease in someone else.
Police wrote in an affidavit that the man is a member of Hell’s Angels and specifically sought to incite violence in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, according to local media reports.
The heads of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will face lawmakers’ questions about whether they are using their power to squash competition.
The Trump administration will reject new applications while it undertakes a “comprehensive review” of DACA, a senior administration official said Tuesday during a call with reporters.
Because of COVID-19, the Census Bureau says it can no longer deliver 2020 census results by the current legal deadlines and need four-month extensions. So far, only Democrats have introduced bills.
Kodak has struggled in the age of digital photography. Its stock soared after the Trump administration announced plans to give the company a $765 million loan to create a pharmaceutical line.
Mothers can be powerful forces in activism, and stereotypes about moms, as well as race, have long played a role in shaping that power — as well as who gets to wield it.
The company said Trump Jr.’s account would be limited for 12 hours. It said the president’s son put out a tweet with “misleading and potentially harmful” information about the coronavirus.
Early indications are that Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky could face similar increases to those seen in the South, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells ABC’s Good Morning America. He urges states to be cautious.
“I’m afraid you are starting to see, in some places, the signs of a second wave of the pandemic” in Europe, says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the U.S., some experts say the strategy of testing and tracing can’t contain the pandemic until lockdowns bring case numbers down.
Face coverings are key to stopping spread of the coronavirus, but also slow communication, especially for people who don’t hear well. Volunteers and companies suggest some transparent alternatives.
Democrats questioned and criticized the attorney general in a marathon hearing on Tuesday that covered a wide range of controversies. Barr stood his ground and defended himself and President Trump.
Wall of Moms, Don’t Shoot Portland and others sued several federal agencies on Monday, alleging federal officers in Portland are exceeding their legal authority and violating protesters’ rights.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced incoming funding, strike teams and federal health care workers to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in eight Central Valley counties where hospitals are overwhelmed.
After days of delays, congressional Republicans unveiled their $1 trillion proposal for a fifth wave of pandemic relief. Democrats are not on board — signaling tough negotiations ahead.
Tech companies have led the way on remote work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a workforce that can perform many jobs outside the traditional office.
The late Georgia congressman’s body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. A public viewing for the “conscience of the Congress” will be held outside due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A Marlins-Orioles match-up and a Phillies-Yankees game have both been postponed while the league carries out additional testing. The league’s heavily-modified 2020 season started last week.
The $600 weekly pandemic unemployment payments have single-handedly changed the economic equation in America as people earn more staying home than they did in the jobs they lost.
Robert O’Brien is the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration known to have contracted the virus.
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the U.S. company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health starts its final phase of testing. It’s one of a handful of candidates to reach this stage.
Joe Biden leads President Trump in polls, but there are still a lot of things that could change the dynamic, from the coronavirus and the economy to debates and “October surprises.”
Today’s Department of Justice is supposed to be separate from the White House and politics, but advocates say it needs new rules and practices to restore a tarnished reputation.
Two new human studies back earlier hints that vaccines designed to prevent respiratory infections might also provide some protection against Alzheimer’s disease.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 423,855 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida as of Sunday, compared to 411,736 in New York.
A man carrying an AK-47 was shot and killed in Austin. Police in Seattle and Portland declared that the gatherings had become riots.
President Trump is down in the polls among suburban voters. He’s using fear to try to win them back, but his view of the suburbs seems out of date, as they’ve grown more diverse in recent years.
The former U.N. ambassador and national security adviser is said to be getting serious consideration from the Biden campaign, even though she has never run for elective office.
A growing number of researchers think until there’s an effective vaccine, the coronavirus will simply persist in the population, causing illness indefinitely. Better to squelch the spread instead.
China’s Foreign Ministry ordered the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to shutter one of its five consulates in mainland China. The U.S. ordered China to close its consulate in Houston earlier this week.
The GOP-controlled Senate overwhelmingly approved the measure, which President Trump has threatened to veto because it calls for changing the names of military bases honoring Confederate leaders.
The judge’s order also blocks the defendants from seizing any cameras, audio and video equipment and press passes, as well as from ordering journalists to stop recording or observing a protest.
Delegates to the convention will still meet in North Carolina as planned, but Trump’s keynote Jacksonville speech will no longer take place.
Cohen was returned to prison earlier this month after he was released in May over coronavirus concerns. As part of his home confinement, Cohen was ordered not to speak to the media or publish a book.
In two new polls, a majority of parents say they prefer delaying in-person school reopening, despite the personal and economic toll.
Given the choice between an animal and a human, the Aedes aegypti species prefers … us. A new study explains how that happened.
New claims for unemployment benefits rise to 1.4 million, a sign that the labor market is deteriorating as businesses close their doors again after the pandemic intensifies.
How can communities stop coronavirus case surges without crushing the economy? Some scientists say widespread mask wearing may be more than a helpful precaution — it may the solution.
The agreement, which includes $105 billion for schools, is meant to be a starting point for bipartisan talks on a final bill.
Democratic lawmakers want an FBI briefing on suspected attacks, and former Vice President Joe Biden says a Republican senator investigating him could be receiving disinformation from Russia.
The Washington County prosecutor’s office says Chauvin and his wife underreported their joint income from 2014 through 2019 by $464,433.
The governors of Minnesota, Ohio and Indiana said they would require people to wear face coverings in public, and in the East, Mayor Muriel Bowser expanded mask requirements in Washington, D.C.
Trump says agents will go “into communities plagued by violent crime.” He adds the administration has “no choice but to get involved.”
Acting head of the department Chad Wolf insisted that federal officers would defend the rights of peaceful protesters in Portland, Ore., but promised no let-up against criminal activity.
Chalk up another win for spell check. According to prosecutors, a man tried to escape his sentencing by forging a death certificate — but the alleged ruse unraveled with a few misplaced letters.
Attacks like the one that left Judge Esther Salas’ son dead are rare, but a report shows “threats and inappropriate comments” against federal court workers increased four-fold since 2015.
If the company’s vaccine candidate pans out, Americans can receive it for free under the deal. The arrangement is part of the U.S. government’s push to have a vaccine widely available by January.
Gonzalo, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean, is the earliest “G” storm on record. It has been a busy start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters don’t think it’ll be slowing down.
In a survey of more than 750 museum directors, 33% of them said there was either a “significant risk” of closing permanently by next fall or that they didn’t know if their institutions would survive.
The State Department, in a statement early Wednesday morning, said the move is “in order to protect American intellectual property and American’s (sic) private information.”
More colleges are rolling back their optimistic proclamations of an in-person or hybrid fall. Plans are now more likely to include hefty virtual options, be mostly remote or even entirely online.
Hotel rooms would be “ideal” for housing an overflow of evacuees from shelters practicing social distancing, but few towns have them lined up in the southeast, where coronavirus infections are raging.
A single test that can give false reassurance sounds bad. But a $10 test for the coronavirus, if repeated daily, would discover real infections, say proponents of such tests as screening tools.
Data from the CDC estimates that roughly 10 times the amount of people have the virus than have been documented. The number is still far below what experts say would be needed for widespread immunity.
“State, local and tribal governments are uniquely positioned to determine the level of mitigation required to combat the virus in their communities,” the African American Mayors Association urges.
A historic drop in rates has millions of homeowners refinancing to save money. It’s helping home sales, but it’s not helping the broader economy as much as it would in a normal recession.
The president has been talking a lot about suburbs lately, in particular about an Obama-era rule to limit housing discrimination. It appears to be a fear-based tactic to win swing voters.
The president is calling for unauthorized immigrants to be excluded from census numbers used to divide seats in Congress. The Constitution says the count must include every person living in the U.S.
Larry Householder’s arrest is tied to a racketeering conspiracy, a spokesperson for the federal prosecutor’s office said. Four others, including Ohio’s former GOP chairman, were also arrested.
Joe Biden’s latest policy proposal would spend billions making both child care and elder care more accessible and affordable.
The bill’s most high-profile sections put new limits on police use of force in a bid to increase accountability nearly two months after George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis.
Exhausted leaders emerged from a marathon five days of talks with a massive rescue package to help member states weather their worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
The suit was filed in federal court in Manhattan by two former Fox News employees. Fox hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are also named, accused of sexual misconduct.
The Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran, who’s on Joe Biden’s shortlist for running mates, has drawn new attention after spats with President Trump’s administration and his allies.
With millions out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, fewer payroll taxes are coming in to help keep Medicare’s trust fund intact
The FBI says attorney Roy Den Hollander, who has since died, is a suspect in the shootings of federal judge Esther Salas’ son and husband in North Brunswick, N.J.
A new image of the federal response in Oregon has gone viral: a video showing 53-year-old Navy veteran Christopher David being struck repeatedly with a baton by a federal law enforcement officer.
Leaders in the global group Girl Up went to their annual conference — virtually — last week. We interviewed some of the attendees to see what’s changed during the coronavirus crisis.
President Trump met with GOP congressional leaders, who are pushing for a much smaller relief package than Democrats. Citing TV ratings, Trump said he would resume daily press briefings.
A drop in shipping traffic is reducing underwater noise, so scientists are listening for how whales and other marine life are responding.
The United Arab Emirates successfully launched a Mars orbital probe known as Hope, or “Amal” in Arabic. It is expected to reach the red planet in February and will study the thin atmosphere of Mars.
The RNC raised nearly $37 million in June, according to figures shared first with NPR.
Millions of Americans who lost jobs during the pandemic are in danger of having their incomes cut for a second time. The sudden halt in payments would be felt in households and throughout the economy.
As Congress returns from its recess, the sticking points in another pandemic relief package include unemployment benefits. Plus, here are five more things to watch this week.
Several U.S. states reported new record-breaking coronavirus case counts over the weekend, as President Trump insisted again that the virus would “disappear.”
One survey finds 5% of pastors saying their churches will not resume in-person worship for the remainder of 2020.
The Supreme Court justice revealed she on Friday that she had begun a course of chemotherapy on May 19. In a statement, she said she is still able to do her job “full steam.”
Senate and House Democrats have issued letters calling for the Trump Administration to undo a controversial move reshuffling vital Covid-19 data collection
Adversaries have exploited Twitter from the bottom up and the outside in. Now the case has been proven that it also can be seized from the inside out with implications for the fall election.
Forty Americans die every day from overdoses linked to prescription opioids, but researchers say many doctors and dentists still have a “prescribe and forget” attitude toward the medications.
President Trump gave a foreign aid agency an unusual task: give loans to domestic companies to help refill the depleted U.S. medical stockpile. House appropriators want an independent review.
Congress will vote next week on the annual defense bill. After failing to pass police reform, some lawmakers see a chance to revive the debate about discrimination, but a presidential veto looms.
The launch of the $10 billion spacecraft, which scientists hope will see back to the time when the first galaxies were formed, has been rescheduled for Oct. 31, 2021.
Companies that made hats, socks and teddy bears have started producing surgical masks to protect people from COVID-19. Some sellers exaggerate their standing with the Food and Drug Administration.
Instead, a full set of documents will be published before the end of the month, a CDC spokesperson says.
“Mayor Bottoms does not have the legal authority to modify, change or ignore Governor Kemp’s executive orders,” Kemp argues in the lawsuit intended to stop masks from being required in Atlanta.
The National Security Agency, as well as its counterparts in Britain and Canada, say they’re seeing persistent attempts to hack into organizations working on a potential vaccine.
About 3 million more guns than usual have been sold since the pandemic started. And nearly half of all the sales appear to be to those buying guns for the first time.
Attendance will be limited to delegates for most of the event, a far smaller crowd than President Trump had insisted on. Health and safety protocols will also be in place.
U.S. stores and restaurants got a boost in June as retail sales jumped 7.5%. Spending on clothes doubled. But this was before a new surge in the coronavirus prompted renewed shutdowns in some states.
The fishing port of New Bedford, Mass., is protecting essential workers during the pandemic with a set of enforceable guidelines that experts say could be a model for other cities.
Seven years ago, Republicans wrote a plan for long-term electoral success. Then, President Trump won in 2016 without following some of its key tenets.
Gov. Brian Kemp is overruling directives in cities such as Atlanta and Savannah, insisting that the state’s less stringent guidelines take precedence.
Twitter confirms to NPR that it is investigating the coordinated hack, which attacked the accounts of some of the richest and most popular names on Twitter and may have reaped more than $100,000.
The White House has disavowed a USA Today opinion piece by trade adviser Peter Navarro, who says Fauci has been wrong about the coronavirus. Fauci tells The Atlantic the attacks are “bizarre.”
In an interview with NPR, the president’s niece says the cruelty of the president’s upbringing was eventually mirrored in his own actions, making him unfit for office in her view.
Travelers were stuck without a way to get back to their pets amid coronavirus travel restrictions. Now expats in China are chartering a flight to bring dogs and cats over to their owners.
In a major victory for the tech giant, the European Union’s second-highest court said the tax break received by Apple did not represent an unfair advantage.
Walmart and Sam’s Club join a growing list of retailers to make masks mandatory in stores. The National Retail Federation is urging all stores to adopt the same policy.
The National Academy of Sciences report includes an updated review of the evidence from around the world and a set of recommendations on mitigation strategies for the coronavirus in school settings.
The economy is tanking, with massive layoffs and bankruptcies. But the richest sliver of the country continues to do quite well. The latest evidence: Goldman Sachs said it’s raking in money on trades.
The court’s conservative justices wrote separately a lot, often just for themselves. Meanwhile, the court’s liberals let their victories speak for themselves and dissented as a bloc.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., had demanded proof that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who retired last week, was included on a list of more than 1,000 officers submitted to the White House for promotion.
The charges, filed Tuesday, stem from Watkins registering to vote using the address of a UPS storefront.
Sessions loses to former football coach Tommy Tuberville, who was endorsed by President Trump. He faces Democrat Sen. Doug Jones, considered vulnerable, in November.
A federal judge announced on Tuesday that ICE has reached an agreement with schools that sued it over the rule change. The directive will now be rescinded nationwide.
In an interview with CBS News, the president also said, “I know people that like the Confederate flag, and they’re not thinking about slavery.”
Tulsa officials began a test excavation to determine if land on in city-owned Oaklawn Cemetery is the site of a mass grave of victims of the race massacre. Most of the victims have never been found.
The former vice president’s initiative calls to chart the United States on “an irreversible path” to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The dramatic collapse of the U.S. economy is pummeling America’s largest banks. Wells Fargo has posted its first quarterly loss since 2008 and JPMorgan Chase has set aside billions to cover bad loans.
Florida’s coronavirus cases continue to be near record-levels as officials warn of worsening problems in several parts of the state. Hospitals are concerned about the increases.
Reta Mays is accused of killing seven patients by injecting them with insulin. She worked as a nursing assistant on the night shift at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg.
At the international AIDS conference last week — held virtually — concerns were shared about the impact of the novel coronavirus on efforts to fight AIDS.
Nurses and healthcare workers will get about $208 a month more in their paychecks. The annual Bastille Day celebrations are also being used to thank those on the front lines of the pandemic.
A city health official called the virus’ spread in Hong Kong “a bit out of control,” according to a report from Asia Times. Hong Kong has reported 1,469 cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths.
In the age of COVID-19, most people follow social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines when they enter retail stores and restaurants. But then there are the nightmare customers who won’t comply.
Officials in both Oregon and West Virginia are tightening the limits as coronavirus cases rise in their states.
Restaurants, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses required to suspend their indoor operations statewide under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Monday announcement. Bars must close entirely.
The Trump administration says it will ban international students in the fall if their education is online-only. Colleges and businesses say that decision could devastate the economy.
‘Germicidal’ ultraviolet light technology has a proven track record against indoor transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne viruses. It’s now being used in some restaurants and on subways.
The country has more than 276,000 cases, surpassing Italy, Spain and other hard-hit nations. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the worst is yet to come.
President Trump shared a tweet from game show host Chuck Woolery, who claimed the CDC is lying about the coronavirus pandemic to hurt the president in November’s election.
The fire injured at least 57 people and sent giant plumes of smoke into the sky. It started on Sunday and continues to burn, as firefighters work to get the flames under control.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has barred the lethal injections that were scheduled to commence on Monday, citing the likelihood of “extreme pain and suffering.” A legal conflict is likely.
Pointing to the coronavirus’s disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health threat.
Five Republican Senate incumbents are looking increasingly vulnerable, while fundraising reports provide glimpses of Democratic strength.
Jeff Sessions is trying to reclaim his old Senate seat. But his former boss, President Trump, is backing Sessions’ Republican opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.
An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it’s a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has not ordered a statewide mask mandate, even as coronavirus cases set new records in Florida. Some local officials have imposed their own restrictions to try to slow the spread.
The Founding Fathers intended the presidential pardon power to protect the national interest. Leading clemency experts question Trump’s use of his authority.
Aid groups warn that civilians are in danger, as a humanitarian assistance program that funnels supplies to displaced Syrians in areas outside government control is whittled down yet again.
At least 26 members of Mississippi’s legislature have tested positive for COVID-19. After lawmakers returned to session in May, safety precautions at the Capitol gradually slipped.
“I love masks in the appropriate locations,” Trump said Saturday. The president’s frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.
The president’s decision to grant clemency to his longtime confidant drew vehement criticism from Democratic lawmakers. Republicans largely kept silent, with one notable exception: Sen. Mitt Romney.
For children, the distress shows itself in difficult moods, stomachaches or even regression to behaviors from earlier childhood. Here are seven ideas to help anxious kids feel better.
Researchers say airborne transmission is possible, especially in cramped indoor settings, but it’s unclear how much it contributes to the spread. Here’s how to lower your risks, just in case.
Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 crash of the Malaysian jetliner that killed nearly 300 people. Investigators say it was hit by a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile.
The president has used his clemency power to spare Stone a prison sentence following his conviction in federal court. It’s the latest official intercession in a case involving a Trump friend.
Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered a return to Phase 1 restrictions. But Gov. Brian Kemp quickly pushed back, saying only he has that authority.
In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says “science and community circumstances must guide decision-making.”
Conspiracy theories need the right ingredients to take off, and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. Here’s how fear, wealth and social media all play a role.
The Byzantine-era architectural marvel has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.
An alarming surge in coronavirus cases is forcing more states to require face coverings. Two of the worst-hit states — Florida and Arizona — still don’t have statewide mandates.