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Apr 05, 2020

U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as coronavirus deaths surpass 9,300
The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana and some governors calling for a national stay-at-home order.

Reuters US News
Apr 05, 2020

U.S. defense chief backs Navy ouster amid report captain has coronavirus
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the Navy's controversial decision to remove the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, who was reported on Sunday to have tested positive for COVID-19 as the number of its sailors with the highly-contagious disease also grew.

Reuters US News
Apr 05, 2020

New York governor sees 'return to normalcy' with rapid coronavirus testing
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday he believed there needed to be a mass rollout of rapid testing in order to achieve a "return to normalcy" after the peak of the novel coronavirus crisis passes in the United States in the coming weeks and months.

Reuters US News
Apr 05, 2020

U.S. CDC reports 304,826 coronavirus cases, 7,616 deaths
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 304,826 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 27,621 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,023 to 7,616.

Reuters US News
Apr 05, 2020

Fed's Bullard says another coronavirus economic relief bill may not be needed
A top official at the U.S. Federal Reserve said on Sunday the $2.3 trillion economic relief bill approved by Congress was appropriately sized and that a further relief effort may not be needed if support efforts are well executed.

Reuters US News
Apr 05, 2020

New York state reports 594 coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours
New York state reported 594 deaths from the coronavirus and 8,327 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, increasing the numbers to 4,159 dead and 122,000 cases since the outbreak began, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Apr 05, 2020

Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold 'virtual' presidential convention
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday the party may be forced to host a "virtual" nominating convention in August due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 05, 2020

As Trump administration debated travel restrictions, thousands streamed in from China
In defending his strategy against the deadly coronavirus, President Donald Trump repeatedly has said he slowed its spread into the United States by acting decisively to bar travelers from China on Jan. 31.

Reuters US News
Apr 05, 2020

No parties, no problem: Introverts don't mind sheltering at home
With her painting, baking and near-constant gardening, Stephanie Hollowell kept busy at home even before efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic meant she had to stay inside the Dallas, Texas house she calls her little kingdom.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

United slashes New York-area flights due to coronavirus
United Airlines said late Saturday it will drastically reduce flights to two New York City airports amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Trump says he may take drug to treat coronavirus, questions states' ventilator needs
President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his support for a drug that is still being tested to treat the coronavirus, saying he might take the medicine himself and encouraging others with doctor approval to do the same.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' in U.S. next week from coronavirus
President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

'He's a total disgrace': Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog
President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Trump says thousands of military to be sent to help states battle coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the U.S. government would be deploying thousands military personnel to states to help them deal with the coronavirus epidemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working
When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the 76-seat jet.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Democrats say Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough
U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the new watchdog overseeing $2.3 trillion in coronavirus-related fiscal spending is not independent enough to do the job, congressional Democrats said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus wreaks grimmest toll yet in New York state: 630 dead in a day
Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, in the bleakest 24 hours yet for the U.S. state hit hardest by the pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

New York City ordered to better protect Rikers jail officers
New York City must provide corrections officers at Rikers Island jail with protective masks, monitor their temperatures for signs of coronavirus and increase sanitation of their work spaces after dozens of infections at the facility, a judge has ruled.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

More than 600 dead in New York state in a day from coronavirus
Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, in the worst 24 hours yet for the U.S. state hit hardest by the pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance
In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had been untested for COVID-19, two sources told Reuters.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Number of infected crew on U.S. aircraft carrier rises to 155: Navy
The number of crew on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen 13% in the past 24 hours to 155, the Navy said on Saturday, in the wake of the firing of the carrier's captain.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

The Americans defying Palm Sunday quarantines: 'Satan's trying to keep us apart'
Her house sits on a tidy, peaceful suburban street outside Cincinnati. For the past few weeks, she has been doing everything right: sheltering at home and working out of her makeshift office to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

U.S. CDC reports 277,205 coronavirus cases, 6,593 deaths
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 277,205 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 37,926 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,150 to 6,593.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

American seders go online on a Passover night different from all others
Esther Greenberg loves watching her children and grandchildren gather around the Passover seder table and slurp her matzoh ball soup.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Trump says will ask Congress for more small business funds if money runs out
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would ask Congress for more money to make loans to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak if the original $349 billion allocated in a fiscal stimulus bill runs out.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Top U.S. watchdog vows 'aggressive' oversight of Trump administration after intel firing
The top U.S. federal watchdog vowed on Saturday to continue to conduct "aggressive" independent oversight of government agencies, after President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community late Friday night.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Why U.S. hospitals see promise in plasma from new coronavirus patients
U.S. hospitals desperate to help very sick patients with COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, are trying a treatment first used in the 1890s that relies on blood plasma donated by recovered patients.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics
The job losses suffered in March as the U.S. economy shut down in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic were widespread but still were disproportionately felt in a handful of employment sectors and by women, the young and the less educated.

Reuters US News
Apr 04, 2020

Explainer: Why U.S. hospitals see promise in plasma from new coronavirus patients
U.S. hospitals desperate to help very sick patients with COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, are trying a treatment first used in the 1890s that relies on blood plasma donated by recovered patients.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Trump fires intelligence official involved in his impeachment probe
U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in triggering an impeachment probe of the president last year.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

U.S. attorney general orders release of more federal inmates due to coronavirus pandemic
U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared on Friday that the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is facing emergency conditions due to the fast-spreading coronavirus, paving the way for the agency to begin releasing more inmates out of custody and into home confinement.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

New York in 'race against time' as Trump stresses face masks are voluntary
Two of the principal U.S. coronavirus hot spots - New York and Louisiana - reported their biggest jumps in COVID-19 deaths yet on Friday, as the White House sent mixed messages on whether Americans should cover their face if they venture outdoors.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Trump invokes Defense Production Act to stop export of masks
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an order directing his administration to stop N-95 face masks and other personal protective equipment needed in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic from being exported to other countries.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Trump advises voluntary mask use against coronavirus but won't wear one himself
The U.S. government is now recommending Americans wear cloth face coverings on a voluntary basis to stem the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that he himself would not use one.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

New York in 'race against time' as death tolls jump in U.S. virus hot spots
Two of the main U.S. coronavirus hot spots on Friday reported their biggest jumps yet in COVID-19 deaths, with the number of fatalities so far in New York state alone comparable to the loss of life in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Trump advises voluntary mask use against coronavirus but will not wear one
The U.S. government is now recommending Americans wear cloth face coverings on a voluntary basis to stem the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that he himself would not use one.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Kennedy granddaughter, great-grandson missing in Chesapeake Bay
The granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and her young son were missing on Friday after drifting out into the Chesapeake Bay on a canoe, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Over 120,000 sign online petition to reinstate U.S. Navy carrier commander
More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on the U.S. Navy to reinstate the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier a day after he was relieved of his command for a letter sent to superiors urging stronger measures to halt the outbreak.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Texas 'fully prepared' for coronavirus, does not see New York situation: governor
Texas is fully prepared to meet hospital needs during the coronavirus pandemic and does not expect the kind of capacity problems facing New York, Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Scared, tired New York doctor: 'It's going to get tougher'
A doctor at a New York City hospital had to make a difficult decision last weekend to send his wife and 17-month-old daughter away while he remained on the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus crisis.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Connecticut coronavirus cases spike, governor calls it a hot spot
A total of 64 percent of the people tested for the novel coronavirus in Connecticut in the past 24 hours came back positive, a spike that underscored the state's status as a hot spot for the disease, Governor Ned Lamont said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

'Crazy amounts of chicken' and masks - a small Washington grocer's typical day
A tall, surgical mask-wearing young man stands at the entrance as customers line up outside. A sign at the door - illustrated with stick figures drawn by the co-owner's 6-year-old daughter - warns clients they can only come in three at a time.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Exclusive: Navy probe to decide future of fired U.S. carrier commander
Even as he is hailed as a hero by his crew, the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier is being reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Defense Secretary Esper backed firing of carrier captain Crozier
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper backed the Navy's firing of the commander of a coronavirus-striken aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Friday, amid a backlash from Democrats in Congress as well as the crew of the vessel, who hailed their captain as a hero.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Death tolls jump in U.S. virus hot spots of New York, Louisiana
Two of the main U.S. coronavirus hot spots on Friday reported their biggest jumps yet in COVID-19 deaths, with the number of fatalities in New York state alone comparable to the loss of life in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Anyone near Trump or Pence will be given rapid coronavirus test: White House
With the coronavirus contagion spreading, the White House said on Friday that anyone expected to be near President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will be given a rapid COVID-19 test out of an abundance of caution.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

New England Patriots' truck delivers masks to New York to help coronavirus effort
A truck emblazoned with the colors of the New England Patriots football team was out on the streets of New York on Friday, delivering 300,000 N95 masks to a makeshift hospital set up in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

U.S. Army Corps views over 650 sites for possible retooling for coronavirus fight
The Army Corps of Engineers has looked at more than 650 sites around the United States that could possibly be converted into facilities to handle coronavirus patients or otherwise be used to deal with the growing epidemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Supreme Court postpones April oral arguments over coronavirus
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday postponed oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and is considering alternative options for handling the various outstanding cases.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Senators urge formal probe of Navy carrier commander's firing over coronavirus plea
A group of prominent Democratic senators formally requested on Friday that the Pentagon's independent Inspector General investigate the Navy's firing of the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who called for stronger measures to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Ex-NYU hospital employee who refused flu vaccine sues over his firing
A former employee at NYU Langone Medical Center sued the New York City hospital on Friday, claiming it illegally fired him because he refused on religious grounds to obtain a mandatory flu vaccination.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Two U.S. state AGs seek info on Zoom's privacy practices
At least two U.S. state attorneys have sought information from Zoom Video Communications Inc following multiple reports that questioned the privacy and security of the video-conferencing app.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

U.S. CDC reports 239,279 coronavirus cases, 5,443 deaths
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 239,279 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 26,135 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 930 to 5,443.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Exclusive: Hailed by his crew, fired U.S. carrier captain to be reassigned during probe
Even as he is hailed as a hero by his crew, the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier is being reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

New York braces for COVID-19 onslaught as state's dead nears 9/11 toll
New York state has recorded nearly 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, bringing the statewide total to nearly 3,000, or about the same number killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

New York reports deadliest day from coronavirus, makes plea for help
New York suffered its deadliest single day from the novel coronavirus, with 562 additional deaths in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,935 fatalities, by far the most of any U.S. state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

U.S. expected to cover hospital costs of uninsured coronavirus patients: WSJ
The Trump administration is expected to use coronavirus relief funds to pay hospitals that treat uninsured patients with the novel coronavirus as long as they do not bill them or issue unexpected charges, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

New York public defenders say unable to reach inmates in federal jails
Lawyers representing inmates in New York federal jails said on Friday they had been largely cut off from their clients since in-person visits were halted last month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Two U.S. state attorneys general seek info on Zoom's privacy practices
At least two U.S. state attorneys have sought information from Zoom Video Communications Inc following multiple reports that questioned the privacy and security of the videoconferencing app.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

New York reports deadliest day from virus, makes plea for help
New York suffered its deadliest single day from the novel coronavirus, with 562 additional deaths across the state for a total of 2,935 fatalities, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Dismissed U.S. carrier captain gets hero's ovation from crew
The captain of a U.S. aircraft carrier relieved of his command after seeking stronger measures in response to a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship was given a hero's ovation by his crew when he left the vessel, video posted on Twitter showed.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Trump taps Kavanaugh ally for seat on influential appeals court
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced plans to nominate a vocal ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to an influential federal appeals court in Washington.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Exclusive: Dismissed U.S. carrier captain to be reassigned during probe - acting Navy secretary
The fired commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier that suffered a coronavirus outbreak will not be thrown out of the Navy but rather reassigned, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday, adding that an investigation would determine if he should face disciplinary action.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

New York mayor begs for more U.S. aid as jobs data confirms economic carnage
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded with the U.S. government for more help in expectation of a surge in COVID-19 cases next week, as new statistics emerged confirming that hundreds of thousands of people across the country have lost their jobs.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Two young American doctors spend honeymoon fighting coronavirus
She'd picked her dress, they'd booked their honeymoon and the wedding was set for the end of March. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Americans should cover faces and also keep distance: Dr. Fauci
Americans should cover their face if they have to go in public, but they should still stay isolated as much as possible, the nation's top infectious disease official said on Friday as the Trump administration readies its recommendation on such coverings.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

As pandemic rages, U.S. immigrants detained in areas with few hospitals
U.S. immigration officials say they have a plan if detention centers get hit with coronavirus outbreaks: They will transfer detainees with serious symptoms to hospitals with "expertise in high risk care."

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

3D printers forge face shields for fight against the coronavirus
Oscar Valera likes to use 3D printers to build an assortment of crafts, but he is now turning his hobby toward the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus forces San Francisco to put homeless into hotels
By Nathan Frandino, Shannon Stapleton, Katie Paul and Stephen Nellis

Reuters US News
Apr 03, 2020

Americans urged to wear masks outside as coronavirus pandemic worsens
The Trump administration on Thursday looked set to join local officials in advising Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic, as the U.S. death toll rose by 1,000 in a single day for the first time.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Do social distancing better, White House doctor tells Americans. Trump objects
Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House task force on the coronavirus, had a message for Americans on Thursday: do better at social distancing. President Donald Trump didn't like the message.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Two cruise ships dock in Florida after coronavirus ordeal
An ocean liner forced by a deadly onboard coronavirus outbreak to languish at sea since mid-March pulled into a South Florida port on Thursday, after authorities settled plans for the vessel and its sister ship to dock and most passengers to come ashore.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Biden: Trump administration showed 'poor judgment' in removing warship commander
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Thursday that the Trump administration showed "poor judgment" in relieving the commander of an aircraft carrier who sought stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Rikers Island jail officers union sues New York City over coronavirus
A union representing about 9,000 corrections officers at New York City's Rikers Island jail sued the city on Thursday, demanding better protections from coronavirus after dozens of infections at the complex.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

American Airlines slashes flights but has no plans to halt U.S. service
American Airlines Co said on Thursday it is cutting additional flights this summer as travel demand has drastically shrunk amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Trump negative for coronavirus again, says wearing masks okay
President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a new diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined he has not been infected.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

New York reels at center of pandemic as home-bound Americans feel economic pain
New York City hospitals and morgues bent under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, struggling to treat or bury casualties, as the state's governor offered a grim prediction that the rest of the country would soon face the same misery.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Judge rejects delay of Wisconsin's presidential primary despite coronavirus fears
A federal judge refused on Thursday to postpone next week's U.S. presidential primary in Wisconsin, but extended the time for absentee voting amid widespread worries about health risks from the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action
The U.S. Navy on Thursday relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard his warship.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Trump negative for coronavirus again, orders military to New York
U.S. President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a rapid diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined that he has not been infected.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wall
Uber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state agencies say they are not ready to handle a class of workers who are totally new to the U.S. unemployment system.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Chipotle under pressure in New York over coronavirus sick leave
Less than two months after settling with New York City regulators over paid sick leave, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is under pressure for its policies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Washington, D.C. needs 3,600 hospital beds for coronavirus peak: mayor
Washington, D.C. needs an estimated 3,600 hospital beds within the next two weeks as it braces for a coronavirus outbreak, the mayor wrote in a letter to hospitals in the U.S. capital.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Staff at a NY hospital dump protective gear in outdoor trash can after handling bodies
Staff at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York City were seen disposing of their gowns and caps and other protective wear in a sidewalk trash can on Thursday after wheeling bodies out of the hospital and loading them into a refrigerated truck.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Test maker disputes claim of would-be U.S. seller of 'two-minute' coronavirus diagnostic
BodySphere, which describes itself as a distributor of medical products needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic, has falsely claimed that it has access to a rapid diagnostic test made by Safecare Biotech in China for sale in the United States, the test manufacturer told Reuters.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. Navy relieves commander of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier
The U.S. Navy announced on Thursday it had relieved the commander of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking Navy leadership for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

White House likely to advise people in coronavirus hot spots to wear masks
The White House is expected to issue guidance for people in areas hard hit by the coronavirus to wear face coverings to help stop the spread of the disease, an administration official said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Huge U.S. solar project permit delayed over impact on historic trail
A U.S. government agency has delayed issuing a permit for the Gemini solar power project in Nevada, one of the country's largest proposed solar farms, over concerns about its impact on a historic region traversed by settlers of the American West.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

State Department slams Pakistani court overturning of Pearl murder convictions
The overturning by a Pakistani court of the convictions of four men in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is "an affront to victims of terrorism everywhere," a State Department official said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Some U.S. direct payments will take months to reach Americans: congressional panel
Americans should start receiving direct payments from the U.S. government in mid-April to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, but some may not see the money until mid-September, according to a congressional committee.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. Navy expected to relieve commander of coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier
The U.S. Navy is expected to relieve the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking the Navy for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

In coronavirus fight, oft-criticized Facebook data aids U.S. cities, states
Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook Inc mobile location data to provide daily updates to U.S. cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing orders aimed at slowing the novel coronavirus.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. Army rolls into Seattle with field hospital built for combat
Army Specialist Jordan Acosta thinks his family would have been more comfortable seeing him deploy to Iraq than this field hospital in the U.S. city of Seattle, one of the hardest-hit by the coronavirus.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. officials redistribute protective gear seized from alleged hoarder
U.S. officials said on Thursday they would distribute a stockpile of personal protective equipment, including 192,000 N95 respirator masks, which they seized this week from an alleged hoarder.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Explainer: How an old tuberculosis vaccine might help fight the new coronavirus
There is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, that is spreading rapidly around the world. But scientists in several countries are testing a century-old tuberculosis (TB) vaccine to see if it might boost the immune system to reduce respiratory symptoms in people who get new coronavirus infections.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Trump administration awards $25 billion in emergency transit funding
The Trump administration said on Thursday it was allocating $25 billion in emergency funding grants to public transportation systems facing a massive falloff in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Forecasters see above average 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season could see a greater than average number of major hurricanes because of warmer seas and favorable weather patterns, forecasters from Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Florida to allow two cruise ships to dock after impasse
Florida officials on Thursday said they were prepared to allow two Holland America cruise ships with coronavirus patients aboard dock at a port near Fort Lauderdale, resolving a days-long impasse that drew the attention of President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

Staff at a NY hospital put protective gear in outdoor trash can after handling bodies
Staff at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York City were seen disposing of their gowns and caps and other protective wear in a sidewalk trash can on Thursday after wheeling bodies out of the hospital and loading them into a refrigerated truck.

Reuters US News
Apr 02, 2020

New York has enough ventilators to last six days: governor
New York has enough ventilators in stock to last another 6 days at the current rate they are being used in hospitals to treat coronavirus patients, and is working to convert other machines to address any shortage, the governor said on Thursday.

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