From Minneapolis, to New York, to smaller cities such as Omaha, Neb., outrage over police brutality and systemic racism spills into the streets.
From Minneapolis, to New York, to smaller cities such as Omaha, Neb., outrage over police brutality and systemic racism spills into the streets.
The problem goes deeper than police misconduct.
In a Rose Garden address and on a conference call with governors on Monday, the president threatened to send troops to states that didn’t crack down sufficiently on demonstrations.
After U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops pushed demonstrators out of Lafayette Park, President Trump walked from the White House to St. John’s Church where he posed for pictures with a Bible.
The 213-year-old law allows a president to “call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing” an insurrection. Trump threatened to deploy the military to states that don’t quell violent protests.
Officers didn’t have their body cameras turned on, and Police Chief Steve Conrad was later dismissed. National Guard members were also part of the incident and fired shots.
President Trump’s comments came during a contentious phone call with state leaders to discuss protests following the death of George Floyd.
William Barr has directed that riot teams be dispatched to Washington D.C., and Miami to assist local authorities in responding to protests there.
The former president writes in response to protests — some that have turned violent — after the killing of George Floyd.
On Friday, President Trump said he would sever ties — and funding — to the World Health Organization because of its relationship with China. On Monday, WHO offered its first official response.
In Minneapolis, where Floyd died, a semitractor-trailer drove into a crowd of peaceful protesters marching on an interstate. Elsewhere, there were reports of police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.
Montgomery County has emerged as a COVID-19 hot spot. At River City Church, where half the congregation is or once was homeless, outreach programs work to protect their most vulnerable.
The White House promised widespread COVID-19 testing at CVS, Target, Walgreens and Walmart locations nationwide. But months later, testing is being offered at only a tiny fraction of their stores.
President Trump called Floyd’s death a “grave tragedy” that “should never have happened.” But once he was back on Twitter, he again inflamed tensions, with machismo and politics at the forefront.
Somali immigrant Safia Munye opened the Minneapolis restaurant Mama Safia’s Kitchen with her retirement savings. It was destroyed. “This can be replaced. George’s life cannot,” she says.
Gov. Ned Lamont says it’s too soon, but the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes say they are taking numerous steps to ensure that Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun are safe for patrons.
How do you share your car, home or clothing with other people during a pandemic? Companies from Airbnb to Rent The Runway face big challenges convincing customers their services are safe.
Many retail and food workers are losing temporary wage bumps they got during the pandemic. Some say their work hazards are only increasing, while their wage is lower than unemployment benefits.
Access to tests has improved significantly, and in some places, people can now get tested without having to demonstrate any symptoms. We asked experts how much you can really learn from the result.
Officials in Minneapolis promised a stronger response to protests over the death of George Floyd as police and demonstrators across the nation continue to clash.
The successful SpaceX launch has its roots in two previous administrations, but President Trump credited his own leadership.
The order follows a night of angry protests in Minneapolis and nationwide. As many as 800 personnel could move within four hours at the governor’s request, a U.S. official told NPR.
Consensus is growing in Washington to repeal the decades-old law that protects tech platforms from lawsuits. Experts fear unintended consequences.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s liberal bloc in a 5-4 decision issued late Friday. The lawsuit had argued that the state’s limits on attendance discriminated against religion.
After an aborted launch attempt to the International Space Station on Wednesday, the weather cleared and the launch went ahead on Saturday.
NPR’s analysis shows just how stark the impact has been on African-Americans and Latinos. Experts say the pandemic will go on — for everyone — unless we direct resources where they’re most needed.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who planted a knee on the black man’s neck, has been detained by state officials. For days, a video of the arrest has elicited fury across the country.
The so-called passports have been floated as a way to get people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 back to work safely. But a Harvard professor says creating an “immunodeprived” status is unethical.
CDC chief Robert Redfield says that earlier testing for the coronavirus would have been like “looking for a needle in a haystack.” But other health experts dispute his assertion.
The next round of coronavirus aid will be narrowly focused and will not extend federal unemployment assistance, the Senate majority leader says.
In response to the violent protests in Minneapolis, the president tweets a phrase that goes back to the 1960s, used by a white police chief known for inflaming racial tensions in Miami.
The new guidance amounts to a midyear open-enrollment period and applies to firms that buy health insurance to cover their workers as well as to those that self-insure — paying claims on their own.
It’s not yet clear who shot people in the crowd. The mayor says no officers fired weapons on the demonstrations for the black woman killed by police in her home. Two victims required surgery, he says.
Wearing a mask has become political as some state officials have faced backlash for mandating mask use during the coronavirus pandemic.
The legal cases argue that online classes don’t have the same value as on-campus ones.
Even as many other states expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic, Texas officials say they may prosecute voters who ask for an absentee ballot because they’re scared of going to the polls.
Prosecutors say a probe of the unarmed black man’s death in Minneapolis is underway and federal charges are possible. Violent protests erupted for a third night.
Illinois is joining many other Midwest states in reopening some retail shops, restaurants, salons and other businesses Friday. The mayor is delaying until the middle of next week.
The World Food Programme estimates that the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity in this area, where the coronavirus is spreading quickly, could quadruple in 2020.
Tests for the immune response to the coronavirus are revealing thousands of people who were infected but never got severely ill. The findings suggest the virus is less deadly than it first appeared.
In a reverse decision, the judges say that barber Karl Manke, who refused to close his shop in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown order, must shutter.
The Trump administration issued tough export rules this month, which analysts say could spell a death knell for the company’s worldwide mobile network ambitions.
Amazon has hired 175,000 temporary workers to deal with a spike in online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. Now it’s offering most of them permanent jobs.
More than 1 in 4 U.S. workers have lost their jobs since coronavirus shutdowns began. Last week, an additional 2.1 million people filed for unemployment benefits.
More than 60,000 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus, up from 9,000 in April. Workers say they face unnecessary risks because of ongoing shortages of protective gear like masks.
Census Bureau officials say they can no longer meet the current legal deadlines for delivering the 2020 census results. Some House Democrats have introduced a new bill to grant four-month extensions.
Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, owns between $506,043 and $1.64 million in stocks that could present conflicts of interest to his work on the White House Coronavirus response.
The first round of Paycheck Protection Program funding ran out in days, but the second pot of money has more than $140 billion left after a month. Some business owners decided the PPP wasn’t for them.
The National People’s Congress authorized lawmakers to draft and enact a national security law aimed at suppressing dissent in Hong Kong. The U.S. says it means the end of the city’s sovereignty.
All players, officials and staff members will be tested two days before arrival in Utah and subject to consistent coronavirus testing and symptom review through the tournament.
The number of people traveling by air has plummeted more than 90% since the beginning of March. More than half of the employees losing their jobs are being laid off involuntarily.
Neither Floyd’s family nor Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey are satisfied by the firing of four officers, after a video depicting an officer’s knee on Floyd’s neck inspired national outrage this week.
It’s a diverse mix of places — New Zealand, Vietnam, Germany, Costa Rica. We look at the keys to their success in controlling the coronavirus.
The move comes after the World Health Organization halted clinical trials of the drug as a treatment, citing a study that found no benefit and a higher mortality rate for hospitalized patients.
If the weather holds, the space agency and the commercial spaceflight company will send two astronauts on a trip to the International Space Station
Parents from low-income homes are twice as likely to say remote learning is going poorly or very poorly, and 1 in 3 of all parents say they are “very concerned” about children falling behind.
The race to defeat the coronavirus is generating competition among nations and multinational companies that’s being described as “vaccine nationalism.”
Studies show that social media polarizes its users. The pandemic means more Americans are on it than ever. What does that mean to a nation attempting to govern itself?
As businesses reopen, many city dwellers worry about the risks of public transit. Cities are trying to figure out how to safeguard public health, keep people moving, and avoid a gridlock nightmare.
When Doug Hurley launched aboard Atlantis on July 8, 2011, the future of human spaceflight from U.S. soil was uncertain. Nearly a decade later, the astronaut is piloting SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon.
An NPR investigation shows that Black and Latino neighborhoods in four large Texas cities have fewer coronavirus testing sites, leaving communities blind to potential COVID-19 outbreaks.
“The speed with which this has happened is really devastating,” says Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He warns the outbreak will leave no part of the U.S. untouched.
“I feel like a drug dealer standing out here,” Richard Schirripa allegedly said as he was recorded selling 16 boxes of N95 masks to a customer on the street.
In a video, the man repeatedly cries out and says, “I cannot breathe,” while the officer continues to push down on the man’s neck with his knee. The man has been identified as George Floyd.
A dad in Denver tried to do everything right when COVID-19 symptoms surfaced. But he got a surprising bill from his insurer, which had waived cost sharing for treatment of the coronavirus infection.
A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. His video, which has gone viral, shows her telling emergency operators that the man is threatening her and her dog.
Cathy Cody was born and raised in Albany, Ga., a close-knit community pushed to the edge by the outbreak. Albany has seen one of the nation’s highest rates of infection, and she’s found a way to help.
Traders are wearing masks and must undergo a health screening before entering the New York Stock Exchange, which shifted to electronic trading in March because of COVID-19.
Most places where Americans usually register to vote have been closed since March. It’s led to a big drop in new registrations right before an election that was expected to see record turnout.
In recent years, Congress has approved laws formalizing the transition process and ensuring there is buy-in from the two major candidates, even at this stage of the campaign.
Prisoners and their relatives have contradicted state officials about the conditions and medical care inside Indiana prisons. Some say didn’t learn an imprisoned relative had COVID-19 until he died.
With state income and sales tax revenues crashing, one expert predicts, “We’re about to see a school funding crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern history.”
The WHO cited a scientific study published last week suggesting that proposed COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroqine may do more harm than good in halting its study to review data.
The coronavirus pandemic has made a day of contrasts — between joy and commemoration — feel even more confusing. For the most part, weather and official efforts kept the festivities muted.
“Mask usage is going to help us get this economy reopened,” the president’s national security adviser said on Sunday.
A U.S. District judge has ruled that the law, which would have required felons to pay court-related debts before they can register to vote, discriminates against those who cannot afford the payments.
President Trump is barring most non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil in the past two weeks, in an effort to curb infections. Brazil has the world’s highest number of cases after the U.S.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that campgrounds would be able to open on Monday, Memorial Day. He also gave the OK for the state’s professional sports teams to start training camp.
Sun bathing was prohibited and face masks were required. But Venice Beach otherwise felt like its usual eclectic self this Memorial Day weekend.
Demonstrators defied social distancing rules and thronged some of the busiest retail districts Sunday. China’s parliament is planning legislation to tighten its grip on the semi-autonomous territory.
The weather’s warming up and public spaces are starting to reopen. How do you decide what’s safe to do? We have guidance to help you compare and evaluate the risks.
The first woman composer to win an Oscar for best original score is releasing her first album of music not written for a film or stage production.
Dana Nessel, attorney general for the state of Michigan, on Friday said President Trump was gambling with public health through his ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“In America, we need more prayer, not less,” Trump says. “These are places that hold our society together.”
In an at-times tense exchange on the radio show Breakfast Club, former Vice President Joe Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Santana had a brush with major success as a member of the band Malo, and made significant contributions to the breadth of Latin popular music.
A non-gamer discovers peace in the pixelated world of Minecraft, where the horizon stretches on forever, and while there may be zombies, spiders and skeletons — there are also ways to fight them.
Flags will be lowered from Friday through Sunday’s sunset, in a show of national mourning and remembrance.
Indivar Dutta-Gupta, a co-executive director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, explains the U.S. unemployment insurance system’s origins and role today.
Colleges might be able to reopen their campuses if they’re able to frequently test their students. But can they get tests — and with budgets already squeezed, will they be able to afford it?
A poultry processing facility in Wilkesboro, N.C., is the latest to have a coronavirus outbreak among its workers, many of whom did not show any symptoms.
The U.S. education secretary has told public K-12 schools they should use their coronavirus relief money to help private school students, too.
The U.S. government delivered 50 American-made ventilators on Thursday and will send another 150 next week.
Each school and conference will be free to decide how to safely resume athletic operations, the NCAA Division I Council says.
The analysis from Columbia University focused on the period from March 15 to May 3, when states and counties implemented “measures enforcing social distancing and restricting individual contact.”
Temporary store closures during the pandemic hammered nonessential retailers, including Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx and Victoria’s Secret. Shoppers also dramatically cut back on buying clothes.
As more and more people get tested for antibodies to the coronavirus, infectious disease specialists worry that those tested — and their employers — may not understand the limits of the results.
The president with a major social media presence is facing a Democratic challenger with fewer digital resources. Biden’s strategy counts on real-world conditions overcoming Trump’s virtual dominance.
Nursing home experts say priorities need to change, emphasizing quality of life over profits. The stunning COVID-19 death toll brings scrutiny to an industry that many believe is due for an overhaul.
Lyndsay Tucker, who works at a Sephora beauty store in San Jose, Calif., has tech billionaire Elon Musk’s old cellphone number. So every day, she fields calls and texts intended for him.
The National Weather Service calls the event “extremely dangerous” and says it was caused by “catastrophic failures at the Edenville and Sanford dams,” roughly 140 miles north of Detroit.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lashed out about the firing of data scientist Rebekah Jones. DeSantis attacked Jones’ claims that she created the state’s highly praised COVID-19 dashboard portal.
All 50 states have at least partially eased tight restrictions on businesses, with a mix of policies letting restaurants or stores welcome customers.
A top Senate panel wants documents from Blue Star Strategies, a public relations firm with ties to Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that Hunter Biden once served on.
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, 47% of adults say their households have lost employment income and close to 40% have delayed getting medical care, according to early results of a Census Bureau survey.
“I hope she’s not very heavy-handed with the sword, because by then I might be rather a poor old weak soul,” the World War II veteran said of a possible knighthood ceremony with Queen Elizabeth II.
Elections are run by state and local governments, and it’s unclear what legal means the president would have to withhold funds from the states.
Though its stores remained open, Target saw its online sales jump 141% in the past three months, with 5 million shopping on the retailer chain’s website for the first time.
Hotels have been devastated by the pandemic. To survive, they are adapting with extra-deep cleaning and contactless interactions. And it may mean rooms with no notepads and pens — and no minibars.
After failing to get the now-blocked citizenship question onto 2020 census forms, the Trump administration is turning to IRS tax forms, Medicaid data and Interior Department law enforcement records.
Dr. Deborah Birx said data from across the country shows that new hospitalizations have dropped by 50% in the last 30 days, and deaths continue to decrease week over week.
Florida’s top COVID-19 data scientist has been dismissed. Rebekah Jones says she’s been fired for refusing to manipulate data “to drum up support” for the state’s plan to reopen.
The sudden departure of Doug Loverro startles the space community, which has been eagerly anticipating the planned May 27 launch of astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.
By a mutual decision in March, both countries banned nonessential travel across their shared border. Two months later, Canada and the U.S. have agreed for a second time to extend the partial ban.
In the early 2000s, war games about pandemics popped up. But participants say the outbreak threat couldn’t compete with more visible national security concerns such as wars and terrorist attacks.
The social network is positioning its new commerce feature as a way to help small businesses that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Roughly 25% of the 7,152 tests in the most recent 24-hour period resulted in positive COVID-19 diagnoses.
Senators squabbled over how quickly the economy can rebound from the coronavirus shutdown, and whether the government is doing enough to support struggling families and businesses.
U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking the return of the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, purchased by Hobby Lobby for display in the Museum of the Bible, which authorities say cooperated with the investigation.
The retailer says it hired 235,000 staffers to keep up with demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Its online sales jumped 74%. Shoppers visited stores less frequently but spent more on each trip.
Coroners and medical examiners are starting to test for COVID-19 among those who die unexpectedly, including people who die at home. The process could help communities contain their outbreaks.
The Senate Banking Committee is taking its first look at spending under the massive CARES Act, which Congress approved in March.
Car traffic took a big dip beginning in late March, and headlines celebrated clean air around the U.S. But an NPR analysis of EPA data tells a more troubling story.
About 100 Apple Stores, or about a fifth of the tech giant’s worldwide retail locations, are now open, including storefronts in Alabama, Florida, California and Washington state.
The impact of the drug on the virus is being studied, but there is not yet evidence from medical trials — and there have been some warnings about side effects from taking the medicine.
A New Jersey woman is facing charges after five members of her patient’s household got COVID-19. The aide went to work after taking a coronavirus test and being told to stay home, officials say.
Governors around the country have begun slowly allowing stores, restaurants and malls to serve customers again. But it won’t count for much if people are afraid to venture out again.
Amarillo reported over 700 new cases on Saturday. Moore County, just north of Amarillo, has the highest per-capita number of cases in the state. One in every 39 people there have tested positive.
Cambridge, Mass.-based Moderna, Inc., is reporting preliminary data suggesting its COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and appears to be triggering an immune response in test subjects.
President Xi Jinping did not specifically refer to any of President Trump’s criticisms. But he said the pandemic has exposed “weaknesses and deficiencies” in the global health system.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warns it could be another year and a half before the U.S. recovers from the economic fallout of the pandemic. But he says this will not be another Great Depression.
Protesters — including citizens against restrictions, extremists and anti-vaccination groups — have taken to the streets in cities across Germany.
President Trump has alleged criminal activity by the Obama administration, while former President Barack Obama said Saturday that some “so-called grownups” are falling down on the job.
Howard Berkes covered the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens for NPR, and has returned to the volcano for multiple stories over the years. He recalls the massive blast and its aftermath.
Congress authorized $100 billion to reimburse health care providers for losses linked to the pandemic, but much of that money has gone for Medicare patients, with low-income families left behind.
Shkreli argued that his pharmaceuticals experience qualified him to help seek a treatment or cure. Probation officials called that claim “delusional self-aggrandizing behavior.”
The 73rd annual World Health Assembly, which begins Monday, will be held virtually for the first-time ever. It will also be focused on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The speed and scale of the economic crash have drawn comparisons to the Great Depression. But this downturn should be shorter, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and other economic historians say.
An uproar followed comments by Sanofi’s CEO that if the company develops a vaccine, doses would likely go to Americans first. The board president later insisted, “Any vaccine will be a public good.”
There have been four separate measures over the last two months, including payments to individuals, tax breaks for businesses, and funds for public health and state and local governments.
Early reports suggested death rates as high as 90% for COVID-19 patients on ventilators. But some hospitals are now reporting mortality lower than 30%.
In an interview on Thursday, the presidential candidate again denied the allegation of a 1993 sexual assault from a former Senate staffer. He also pledged, if elected, not to pardon President Trump.
The Trump administration has mounted an “inconsistent and incoherent national response” to the COVID-19 pandemic by injecting politics into public health policy, The Lancet says.
Retail sales saw record drops for the second month in a row. Other categories with huge declines included a 59% dive in furniture sales and 29% decreases in department stores and gas stations.
Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams campaigned on fighting voter fraud but says it isn’t very common. He’s now trying to make “the concept of absentee voting less toxic for Republicans.”
As organizers across the country are delaying or scrapping large events due to the coronavirus, Democrats are actively weighing contingency plans for their August convention.
An analysis by NPR finds many nations are tossing aside international health regulations and imposing strict travel restrictions. Experts say the benefits are likely to be small.
Public health has come a long way since the deadly flu, but we find ourselves in an oddly similar moment, using many of the same measures employed in 1918, a medical historian says.
The test has been promoted by the Trump administration as a key factor in controlling the epidemic in the U.S. and is used for the daily testing that is going on at the White House.
The flowchart-like documents released by the CDC ask businesses, schools and workplaces to first and foremost to consider whether reopening is consistent with state and local stay-at-home orders.
New Jersey has more than 142,700 COVID-19 cases, and the rate of positive test results is 22%. But the governor says the spread of the coronavirus has continued to slow.
Rick Bright, who filed a complaint after being removed from his government post working on the coronavirus, said in hearing Thursday he raised alarms about critical supply shortages early on.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is stepping aside during the Justice Department’s investigation, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement on Thursday.
One bar posted an image of a crowd, along with the caption: “45 minutes after the bars open in Wisconsin.”
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been threatened online with violence by opponents who have organized another demonstration at the State Capitol on Thursday.
Nearly 3 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said. It’s the latest grim sign of the economic damage from the coronavirus crisis.
As the pandemic wreaks havoc on the meat industry, hog farmers anticipate they’ll soon be forced to euthanize millions of pigs unable to be sent for processing.
According to the ruling, the orders were “unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable” and any future statewide restrictions will need to be approved by the Wisconsin legislature.
Judge Emmet Sullivan has also asked retired Judge John Gleeson to address whether Flynn should face a contempt hearing for perjury.
President Trump once again broke with Dr. Fauci’s assessment of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the doctor’s observation that reopening too soon would lead to death was “not an acceptable answer.”
Apple and Google are developing smartphone technology to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. But public health authorities in some states are chafing against the tech giants’ rules.
On a per capita basis, the coronavirus has has hit the Navajo Nation harder than nearly any other place in the nation.
Both countries eased some of their intensive rules after new cases slowed to a trickle. But clusters have cropped up again this month, and authorities are ramping up testing to try to curb the spread.
Researchers say the statistics issued about coronavirus cases and deaths do not necessarily reflect the full degree of the pandemic’s impact.
Jerome Powell said the economy should recover once the coronavirus is under control. But the central bank chief cautioned that without more help, many small businesses may not survive that long.
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, is released to home confinement early Wednesday due to concerns of exposure to COVID-19, his lawyer tells NPR.
Republicans once moved in lockstep to support government surveillance. The Russia investigation changed that — and Congress is poised to alter the law in response.
Dozens of members of Congress sleep in their own offices. One longtime opponent, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., argues that it’s particularly important to end the practice now.
At issue is whether states have the power to remove or fine so-called faithless electors. The case could affect not only the 2020 election but all future presidential elections. Listen live.
Projections of deaths from COVID-19 vary wildly. How are we to make sense of the differences? One researcher has developed one model that compares and merges them all.
Gov. Ralph Northam says a higher infection rate in Northern Virginia warrants a delay in the state’s gradual reopening plan.
Widespread testing for COVID-19 is still not happening in the U.S. Although experts have been urging the federal government since February, it took until late April to ramp up production.
Both cases involve subpoenas for some of Donald Trump’s pre-presidential financial records — and the arguments heard Tuesday set the stage for a constitutional battle.
This applies to people who haven’t received a payment and who haven’t checked that the IRS has their information. Those who miss the deadine will get a paper check, which may not arrive until June.
The race is on. What will it take to develop, test and distribute a safe and effective vaccine?
Once there were 100 cases, the government imposed broad confinement measures. More than seven weeks later, with 317 coronavirus-related deaths, Argentina is easing its lockdown outside Buenos Aires.
The nation’s top infectious disease expert spoke remotely during a unique Senate health committee hearing on the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Kristi Noem says she plans to take the Cheyenne River Sioux and Oglala Sioux tribes to federal court for refusing to shutter checkpoints onto their reservations. “Clarity” is needed, she says.
Major League Baseball owners will submit a proposal to the players’ union to start its 2020 season in July without fans. If the proposal is approved, spring training would start in early to mid-June.
More than half of New Jersey’s coronavirus fatalities were at long-term care facilities, including nursing homes. The state’s attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, has opened an investigation.
Joyette Holmes is the first African American woman to serve as Cobb County, Ga., district attorney. She will be the fourth prosecutor to lead the Ahmaud Arbery case since he was killed in February.
As some states turn to internet voting to increase accessibility for vulnerable populations, the federal government sends out an eight-page report detailing the risks.
The pair of cases is the second time in less than a decade that the court has been asked to consider arguments involving discrimination lawsuits from teachers fired by parochial schools.
In Corvallis, Ore, university volunteers are going into neighborhoods and offering residents a free self-test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in hopes of getting a more accurate snapshot of infections.
“Hydroxychloroquine is included in the [Syrian] national case management guidelines for COVID-19,” though there’s no evidence that it’s effective, a World Health Organization representative tells NPR.
China’s diplomacy has taken a strikingly “undiplomatic” turn, analysts say, as it counters U.S. accusations of starting the coronavirus.
Nearly all of the new cluster’s cases are asymptomatic — reflecting the difficulty of detecting the true spread of the coronavirus as lockdowns are lifted.
In recent days, a top Senate Republican has said the coronavirus testing the United States has done so far is “not nearly enough.”
As many firms and academic researchers vie for blood donations from survivors in hopes of isolating components for new treatments, one project is turning for help from 10,000 Orthodox Jewish women.
For decades, lower courts have recognized an exception to the nation’s employment laws for ministers. But how do we define who is a minister and who is not? Listen to the arguments live at 11 a.m. ET.
Chris Carr has asked the Justice Department to investigate the case, which has sparked a national outcry and demands for justice after a cellphone video of the shooting began circulating online.
Asked Sunday whether the nation’s true unemployment rate was close to 25%, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin responded, “we could be.”
“Children, they are paying the highest price relative to their risk of having a complication from coronavirus,” the Louisiana senator tells Weekend Edition. He says testing needs to be targeted.
Community Supported Agriculture programs that sell a weekly box of produce directly to consumers are popular amid concerns about grocery shopping during the pandemic.
Planes are carrying medical personnel, essential workers and people returning from abroad or visiting critically ill relatives. Airlines are blocking middle seats and taking other safety measures.
Beginning on Sunday, each household will be allowed to host up to four other people as long as social distancing is maintained.
The report comes as the government announced all states must now meet federal reporting guidelines. The type of information gathered by states up to now has been inconsistent.
Three members of the White House coronavirus task force — FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, CDC Director Robert Redfield and NIAID Director Anthony Fauci — are isolating themselves for two weeks.
Little Richard was an explosive performer who inspired generations of musicians from Otis Redding to The Beatles to David Bowie. He died Saturday morning.
From a mysterious toilet flush to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking from the hospital, here are the highlights — including audio clips — from a historic week for the high court.
Dr. Anne Zink works from a yurt 40 miles north of Anchorage. She has the ear of the Republican governor and has helped keep the state’s COVID-19 deaths the lowest in the nation.
By Monday, at least 31 states will be open or partially open, often in opposition to guidelines from scientists. President Trump has been pushing for the country to get back to work.
Roy Horn and his partner Siegfried Fischbacher thrilled audiences for decades doing illusions with big cats. Horn died Friday in Las Vegas of complications from COVID-19.
And as summer nears, the question must be asked: Is it risky from a COVID-19 standpoint to go in a swimming pool?
The video has been viewed millions of times on YouTube via links that are replaced as quickly as the video-sharing service can remove them for violating its policy against “COVID-19 misinformation.”
The procedural move gives attorneys for House Democrats until May 18 to respond. They say they’re owed access to confidential evidence and other materials. No, argues the Trump administration.
A trio of Senate Democrats wants to give $2,000 per month to individuals through the end of the health emergency. One Senate Republican proposes covering payroll for companies who rehire workers.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the pandemic as mass “psychosis” — a disease easily cured with a bit of vodka, a hot sauna or spending time playing hockey or doing farm work.
Two men, Gregory and Travis McMichael, have been charged with murder in connection with the killing of an unarmed black man in February. State officials say the investigation remains open.
Congress set aside $350 million to help colleges with “significant unmet needs” related to the pandemic. Most of that money has gone to small schools that serve just a fraction of U.S. students.
U.S. employers shed a record number of jobs in April, as the unemployment rate climbed to the highest since the Great Depression. The coronavirus crisis has locked down much of the economy.
Faced with lost revenue from canceled elective procedures, hospitals laid off more than 40,000 health care workers in March. Thousands more are expected to be included in April’s unemployment figures.
Kay Oxendine of the Haliwa Saponi Tribe in North Carolina, was set to serve as the first woman to emcee of the tribe’s annual powwow — until the event was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Urban planners say cities must make it possible to return to the streets and shop without losing the safety of physical distancing.
The National Weather Service says a low pressure system in the southern Plains is dragging Arctic air south, likely bringing record low temperatures and snow to the upper Midwest and New England.
The Labor Department is expected to report the U.S. lost millions of jobs last month due to the coronavirus. Unemployment likely jumped to its highest level since the Great Depression.
Carlos Escobar-Mejia, 57, had been in ICE custody since Jan. 10, when he was stopped in a car by the Border Patrol in Chula Vista, Calif. Before then, he had been living in the U.S. for 40 years.
Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, have been charged with murder and aggravated assault and are being held at the Glynn County Jail.
After months of wrangling following the Russia investigation, prosecutors aren’t going ahead with the case based on the former national security adviser’s false statements to the FBI.
While the Transportation Security Administration is not mandating that passengers wear face coverings, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is requiring all travelers at LAX to do so starting May 11.
“Unless we take action now, we should be prepared for a significant rise in conflict, hunger and poverty,” the U.N. humanitarian chief said. In total, the aid would reach 63 countries.
The interim guidance lumps such hospitalizations in with disqualifying conditions such as asthma, which can be overcome with a waiver. The memo revises a stricter ban that surfaced this week.
The results sparked immediate concerns about President Trump’s possible exposure to COVID-19, but the president has tested negative.
Across the U.S., convention centers and empty fields were transformed into emergency field hospitals at a cost to federal taxpayers of more than $660 million. Most haven’t treated a single patient.
Mustafa al-Kadhimi was the third candidate that Iraq’s president had asked to try to form a government. Parliament approved the majority of Kadhimi’s cabinet early Thursday morning.
President Trump put a hold on funds to the World Health Organization, but the U.S. is already behind in its dues to the organization by more than a year.
New estimates say the U.S. needs to triple its testing. But how much testing does each state need? Here’s how states compare to each other, and to targets experts say they should hit.
Governors are starting to float ideas for reopening schools. But there are many concerns about what education will look like when that happens.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that she is not sure how much of the accusations against Joe Biden are true, but it is still important to listen to survivors.
An annual survey by the watchdog Freedom House says authoritarian leaders and the influence of China and Russia are undermining democratic progress achieved since the end of the Cold War.
The ride-hailing company is cutting 3,700 jobs. It’s the latest U.S. tech company to turn to layoffs to deal with fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
It’s not just a fever and dry cough. For milder cases of COVID-19, the array of symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, loss of smell and even lesions on the feet known as “COVID toes.”
Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell insists any coronavirus relief bill must protect employers from lawsuits filed by workers who get sick. Workers’ rights advocates oppose such a move.
The legislators say the governor is acting illegally; Whitmer says she is protecting citizens from a global pandemic — and Michigan’s attorney general agrees.
Lesson No. 1: Have “proper precautions in place,” says historian Richard Evans. And don’t “try to hush it up.” Thousands died in Hamburg after the government failed to acknowledge a cholera outbreak.
Is fear of the coronavirus causing ER avoidance? Doctors are seeing an alarming drop in cardiovascular emergency cases. They warn that delayed care can lead to brain damage or even death.
The IRS has delivered more than $207 billion in Coronavirus relief payments to individual taxpayers, but some of the recipients of the relief checks are the bank accounts of people who have died.
Does signing a form expressing a religious objection to providing birth control to employees burden the religious freedom of employers as much as paying for the birth control?
As the wildfire season is beginning, some wild land firefighters are worried their safety could be at risk since the government has been slow to adopt new COVID-19 protocols.
Ginsburg underwent non-surgical treatment Tuesday for a benign gallbladder condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a statement from the U.S. Supreme Court said.
Bright says he was removed from his post as a high-ranking federal scientist focused on vaccines because of his reluctance to promote drugs such as hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients.
Vice President Mike Pence said the task force has begun to talk about a transition plan with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.