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Reuters US News
Apr 08, 2020

Trump holds support of political base in virus-prone states
Earl Kerr, a 57-year-old electrical contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, says he fears for his 80-year-old mother, who entered an assisted living facility just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. And he says he worries that the tanking economy will sink his small business.

Reuters US News
Apr 08, 2020

From deliveries in Arizona to fish markets in California, coronavirus changes how we buy our food
Eric Cohn used to wear a respirator mask, goggles and gloves only to protect against mold and asbestos as he restored homes in Tucson, Arizona. Now he dons the same gear in his new job - shopping for quarantined customers.

Reuters US News
Apr 08, 2020

U.S. coronavirus restrictions create split among religious liberty advocates
When an evangelical Christian pastor was arrested in Florida for flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the new coronavirus, a conservative religious liberty group was quick to leap to his defense.

Reuters US News
Apr 08, 2020

Trump says 'China-centric' WHO 'really blew it' on coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticised the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak and saying he would put a hold on U.S. funding for the agency.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

'Hardest day': New York's Cuomo sees virus slowing despite record death toll
Even as medical teams struggled to save an onslaught of gravely ill coronavirus patients and deaths hit new highs, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations seemed to be leveling off in New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows
The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to disparities in health and healthcare access.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Aggressive restrictions notably slow coronavirus in California tech hub
California's Santa Clara County, the technology hub hit hard by some of the first American cases of the coronavirus, dramatically slowed the illness with early and aggressive shelter-at-home rules, public health officer Sara Cody said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Alaska's RavnAir may face bankruptcy fight over jets grounded by coronavirus
Alaska's North Slope Borough government has moved to seize the assets of RavnAir Group after it declared bankruptcy due to the coronavirus, aiming to protect its region's air service but also setting up a potential legal battle with the airline's lender.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

'I own it:' U.S. Navy secretary resigns over handling of coronavirus-hit carrier
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Disney might check visitors' temperatures when theme parks reopen, chairman says
Walt Disney Co might require theme park visitors to have their temperatures checked when they reopen after coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings are lifted, Executive Chairman Bob Iger said in an interview published on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

U.S. immigration officials evaluate vulnerable detainees for possible release amid pandemic
U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

At-home COVID-19 deaths may be significantly undercounted in New York City
The daily tally of New York City residents who died at home with coronavirus-like symptoms exploded from 45 on March 20 to 241 on April 5, according to Fire Department of New York data - suggesting the city may be significantly undercounting COVID-19 deaths.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Most Americans, unlike Trump, want mail-in ballots for November if coronavirus threatens: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Most Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the government to require mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election if the coronavirus outbreak still threatens the public this autumn, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump says he did not see memos by adviser Navarro warning of coronavirus risks
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had not seen memos by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro warning of coronavirus risks, and that he retained confidence in Navarro.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump says U.S. may be getting to top of coronavirus curve
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States might be getting to the top of the "curve" of the coronavirus outbreak and reiterated that he wants to get the U.S. economy reopened soon.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump says 110,000 ventilators will be added in coming weeks
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the federal government had 8,675 ventilators in a national stockpile available to states who need them while another 110,000 are to be delivered in coming weeks.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Pulitzer prizes to be announced two weeks late as journalists cover pandemic
The Pulitzer Prizes for 2020 will be announced two weeks later than scheduled as journalists who serve on the board that awards them cover the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus outbreak
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

House panel asks Trump's acting spy chief to explain spate of firings
The House Intelligence Committee chairman on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trump's acting spy chief to explain the removals and resignations of top intelligence officials and whether he ever tried to block probes by the intelligence community's recently fired internal watchdog.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump removes top coronavirus watchdog, widens attack on inspectors general
President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the government's $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, the spokeswoman for the inspector general's office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about how his administration would manage the package.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Acting U.S. Navy secretary resigns after ridiculing commander of coronavirus-hit ship
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Pentagon chief accepts acting Navy Secretary's resignation
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that he had accepted Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's resignation.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

White House looks to bolster small business lending program
The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week, as some of the nation's largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

New York's Cuomo sees coronavirus crisis slowing despite record daily death toll
New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, is seeing some leveling out in the number of hospital patients, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, a hopeful sign even as deaths there and in neighboring New Jersey hit single-day highs.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

White House to hold call with banks as hundreds struggle to access small business loans
The White House was due to speak with banks on Tuesday, as the administration's $350 billion program to support ailing businesses continued to confront hurdles, with some of the nation's largest lenders sitting on the sidelines and others unable to access the system.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Acting U.S. Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of coronavirus-hit carrier
Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation following criticism of his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, two U.S. officials and a congressional aide told Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

U.S. deports 400 migrant children under new coronavirus rules
U.S. immigration officials have rapidly deported nearly 400 migrant children intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border in the past two weeks under new rules billed as seeking to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to government data seen by Reuters.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

White House spokeswoman Grisham switches to first lady's staff
In a White House communications shakeup, press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced plans to leave on Tuesday and administration officials said she was expected to be replaced by a spokeswoman for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, Kayleigh McEnany.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of carrier crisis
Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation after coming under fire for his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, a U.S. official and a congresssional aide told Reuters on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

House Speaker wants Navy leader's removal, despite apology
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Tuesday for the removal of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, despite Modly's apology for ridiculing the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump removes inspector general overseeing $2.3 trillion coronavirus response
U.S. President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tasked with overseeing the government's coronavirus response, including $2.3 trillion in economic relief, the spokeswoman for that inspector general's office said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump administration seeks $250 billion more in aid for small U.S. businesses: Mnuchin
The Trump administration on Tuesday asked Congress for an additional $250 billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for passage as soon as Thursday.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Special Report: How federal snafus slowed testing at a top U.S. hospital
The lab directors at the University of Virginia Medical Center felt powerless.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

United Airlines drastically cuts California flights to match demand
United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it was temporarily, but significantly, reducing daily flying in and out of Los Angeles and San Francisco airports to better match demand that has dropped due to the new coronavirus.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

New U.S. coronavirus infections may level out sooner than predicted: Housing secretary
The U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development said on Tuesday that hopeful signs of a slowdown in the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States suggests new cases could level out sooner than predicted.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

New York's Cuomo sees coronavirus plateau approaching even as daily death toll hits high
New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus, is nearing a plateau in number of patients hospitalized, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, a hopeful sign even as deaths in his state and neighboring New Jersey hit single-day highs.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump slams U.S. watchdog's report on shortages at coronavirus-hit hospitals
President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the U.S. Health Department's inspector general of having produced a "fake dossier" on American hospitals suffering shortages on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

In apparent swipe at China, Pompeo calls for transparency in coronavirus fight
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged all countries to be transparent and honest as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, a thinly veiled swipe at China, which reported no deaths from the illness for the first time since the outbreak began.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

U.S. appeals court hands win to Trump plan to resume federal executions
The Trump administration's effort to resume federal executions got a boost on Tuesday from a U.S. appeals court, which tossed a district judge's injunction that blocked four death penalty sentences from being carried out.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

U.S. CDC reports 374,329 coronavirus cases, 12,064 deaths
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported 374,329 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 43,438 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 3,154 to 12,064.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

The Americans defying Palm Sunday quarantines: 'Satan's trying to keep us apart'
(The April 4 story corrects paragraph 12 to show the location of Lone Star Baptist Church is Greers Ferry, Arkansas; corrects paragraph 17 to show Rob McCoy is the former mayor of Thousand Oaks)

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump removes inspector general overseeing $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief: Politico
President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general who was named to oversee implementation of the $2.3 trillion coronavirus economic relief, Politico reported on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

New York state overtakes Italy, has coronavirus cases second only to Spain: Reuters tally
New York state overtook Italy on Tuesday, reporting overall coronavirus cases second in the world only to Spain, according to a Reuters tally.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

New York suffers deadliest day in coronavirus crisis
New York has suffered its deadliest day in the novel coronavirus pandemic, with 731 fatalities in the last 24 hours, although Governor Andrew Cuomo said hospitalizations were reaching a plateau in a promising sign for the hardest-hit state.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

New York records deadliest day in coronavirus crisis
New York reported its deadliest day in the coronavirus pandemic, with 731 new deaths in the state to a total of 5,489 fatalities even as Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that hospitalizations appeared to be reaching a plateau.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Hopeful signs emerge in U.S. coronavirus outbreak, but racial disparities come to light
With early signs that the coronavirus outbreak is plateauing in New York and other hot spots, some U.S. health officials say the pandemic may kill fewer Americans than recent projections, while racial disparities in the death toll have started to emerge.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump campaign spokeswoman McEnany to become White House press secretary: CNN
A spokeswoman for President Donald Trump's campaign, Kayleigh McEnany, will become the new White House press secretary, CNN reported, in the latest shakeup of the president's communications office.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

White House spokeswoman Grisham switches to first lady staff
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving to become chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump, the White House said on Tuesday, in a move seen as a sign of the internal influence of new White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump says WHO is China-centric, 'really blew it' on coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of being too cozy with China and issuing bad advice during the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Trump administration to keep critical medical supplies in U.S.: Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced an additional $225 million in U.S. aid for global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but said the Trump administration will keep critical medical supplies in the United States given the domestic need.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Congress presses Trump administration to fix small business relief program
U.S. lawmakers have urged the Treasury Department to clarify and streamline the government's small business loan program, after hearing gripes from local businesses.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Estate of Walmart worker who died from COVID-19 sues for wrongful death
The family of a Walmart Inc employee in Illinois who died after contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has filed a lawsuit accusing the retail giant of failing to adequately screen and protect workers.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

U.S. health officials say death toll may fall short of most dire projections
Two senior U.S. health officials have said they now believe the coronavirus outbreak may kill fewer Americans than some recent projections, pointing to tentative signs that the death toll was starting to level off in New York and other hot spots.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Vice President Pence to brief U.S. lawmakers on coronavirus
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to brief Congress on the nation's coronavirus outbreak in conference calls on Wednesday and Thursday, his spokeswoman said.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Eli Lilly lowers insulin costs as coronavirus crisis deepens
Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co said on Tuesday it has capped the out-of-pocket cost for insulin to $35 per month to help diabetes patients across the United States, many of whom are facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters US News
Apr 07, 2020

Body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend recovered, search for her son to continue
The body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend, the granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, was recovered on Monday evening and the search for her son will continue, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey, but vigilance urged
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau in their states but warned against complacency as the death toll nationwide approached 11,000.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

UPS employee dies of COVID-19 infection in Kentucky
A United Parcel Service Inc worker employed in Kentucky died over the weekend from a COVID-19 infection, Gov. Andy Beshear said at a public health briefing on Monday.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Acting U.S. Navy secretary apologizes to carrier commander after rebuke
Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly issued an apology on Monday to the former commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier after sharply criticizing him in a speech to his crew, just days after firing him.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Trump says may jump into Navy furor after captain ridiculed in speech
U.S. President Donald Trump said he may get involved in a deepening crisis in the Navy after its top civilian on Monday ridiculed a revered former commander whose letter pleading for help for his coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier was leaked to the public.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Trump says he had 'very friendly' call with political rival Biden
President Donald Trump said he had a "very friendly" conversation with Joe Biden on Monday after the Democratic presidential front-runner called to discuss the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Vigilance urged as outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey
Governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau but warned against complacency as the death toll nationwide topped 10,000 and the number of known infections surpassed 360,000.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Key House Democrat calls for removal of acting U.S. Navy head
The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, a Democrat, called on Monday for the removal of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly and said he had lost confidence in him over his firing and rebuke of the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court limits absentee voting in Wisconsin
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a Republican request to limit absentee voting in Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary amid restrictions on residents because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Wisconsin's Supreme Court orders primary to proceed as planned on Tuesday
The Wisconsin Supreme Court put the state's presidential primary back on track, ruling on Monday that Democratic Governor Tony Evers cannot postpone in-person voting to June despite the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Former Fox executives indicted in U.S. FIFA corruption probe
U.S. prosecutors on Monday accused two former 21st Century Fox Inc executives of paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure lucrative media and marketing rights to soccer matches, the latest charges in a long-running investigation of corruption surrounding FIFA, soccer's world governing body.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Coronavirus spread may be leveling off in New York, New Jersey; vigilance urged
The governors of New York and New Jersey pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak was starting to plateau but warned against complacency as the nationwide death toll topped 10,000 and the number of known U.S. infections surpassed 350,000.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Biden and Trump 'had a good call' on coronavirus: aide
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and "had a good call" about the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, an aide to Biden said in a statement on Monday.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Trump says he, others will be tested regularly
President Donald Trump said on Monday that he and others, without specifying who, would be regularly tested for the coronavirus, a pandemic disease that has killed more than 10,000 Americans and throttled the U.S. economy.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Three meat plants shut in Iowa and Pennsylvania as coronavirus outbreak spreads
Major U.S. meat companies said on Monday they shut three facilities that produce pork and beef in Iowa and Pennsylvania in the latest disruption to the country's food supply chain from the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Four workers at ADM Clinton, Iowa, corn facility test positive for coronavirus
Four workers at an Archer Daniels Midland Co corn processing facility in Clinton, Iowa, have tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Wisconsin's Supreme Court rules governor cannot push back Tuesday's election: AP
Wisconsin's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Democratic Governor Tony Evers cannot postpone the state's presidential primary scheduled for Tuesday despite the coronavirus crisis, the Associated Press reported.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Acting U.S. Navy head tells coronavirus-hit crew that commander's action was naive or stupid
The acting head of the U.S. Navy, in a surprise speech to the crew of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, castigated their former commander for writing a leaked letter that demanded the Navy take stronger action to halt the spread of the illness.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

U.S. agency rejects group's request to probe Trump coronavirus broadcasts
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Monday it was rejecting a petition that sought an investigation into broadcasters that aired statements U.S. President Donald Trump made in news conferences about the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

California to send ventilators to national stockpile: governor
California will send 500 ventilators to the federal government's national stockpile for distribution to states - such as New York - that are dealing with an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases in their hospitals.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

South Carolina becomes latest U.S. state to issue 'stay at home' orders
The governor of South Carolina on Monday ordered all residents of the state to remain at home except for visits with family members or essential outings to get groceries, medicine or exercise, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

U.S. to give prosecutors more leeway on bail in coronavirus crisis
The United States on Monday gave federal prosecutors more leeway to keep people accused of non-violent crimes out of jail before their trials, saying the new coronavirus pandemic presents unique health risks that must be weighed in each case.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

U.S. banks grapple with system glitches, paperwork snags as small-business program ends fourth day
The U.S. government's $350 billion small-business rescue program was plagued by paperwork and technical issues as it lurched to the end of a fourth day on Monday, with some banks experiencing major glitches with the processing system, according to industry groups, bankers and an email seen by Reuters.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Tiger with COVID-19 gets meds, TLC from New York's Bronx Zoo keepers
Nadia, the tiger who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New York, and six other big cats who developed a dry cough at the Bronx Zoo appeared to be on the mend on Monday after doses of medication and tenderness.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

One in five U.S. children with coronavirus may need hospital care: CDC
Up to 20% of U.S. children infected by the novel coronavirus require hospitalization, with infants under age 1 most likely to be in that group, according to the government's first in-depth analysis of the disease in the youngest patient population.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Wisconsin's Democratic governor seeks delay of Tuesday's election, Republicans challenge move
Democratic Governor Tony Evers moved on Monday to postpone Wisconsin's primary election from Tuesday until June 9, citing health risks from the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans said they would challenge the order in the state Supreme Court.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

New York, New Jersey see early signs of coronavirus 'flattening'
The governors of New York and New Jersey said on Monday their states were showing tentative signs of a "flattening" of the coronavirus outbreak, but they warned against complacency as the nationwide death toll topped 10,000 and the number of cases reached 350,000.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

African Americans more likely to die from coronavirus illness, early data shows
Early data from U.S. states shows African Americans are more likely to die from COVID-19, highlighting longstanding disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care, experts said.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Acting U.S. Navy head tells coronavirus-hit crew their commander's action was naive or stupid
The acting head of the U.S. Navy, in a surprise speech to the crew of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, castigated their former commander for writing a leaked letter that demanded the Navy take stronger action to halt the spread of the illness.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

U.S. prosecutors charge former Fox executives, others in FIFA corruption probe
U.S. prosecutors on Monday announced new criminal charges against two former executives of 21st Century Fox Inc and others stemming from a long-running investigation of corruption surrounding FIFA, soccer's world governing body.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Trump speaks with pharmaceutical, biotech CEOs about coronavirus therapies - spokeswoman
President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with the heads of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to discuss developments in therapeutics to fight coronavirus, according to White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Milken conference pushed back again as coronavirus crisis deepens
The Milken Institute said on Monday its global conference has been pushed back again to October from July as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the United States.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Top U.S. chefs seek restaurant help from Congress
Top chefs including Tom Colicchio on Monday wrote to the U.S. Congress, seeking more help for independent restaurants amid the coronavirus crisis, including changes to the small-business rescue loan program they say does not work as intended.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Facebook asks users about coronavirus symptoms, releases friendship data to researchers
Facebook Inc said on Monday it would start surveying some U.S. users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating "heat maps" of self-reported coronavirus infections.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

In fight for masks, hospital janitors sometimes come last
Katina McDavis spends 40 hours a week cleaning hospital rooms at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Masks are in short supply these days. So, too, is information.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Cryptocurrency issuers, exchanges face U.S. class action lawsuits
Investors have brought class action lawsuits in federal court against seven cryptocurrency issuers and four exchanges, claiming they sold billions of dollars in unregistered assets in violation of U.S. securities laws.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

Two Iowa meat plants close as coronavirus outbreak spreads
Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it shut an Iowa hog slaughterhouse after more than 24 cases of COVID-19 involving employees at the facility, in the latest disruption to the U.S. food supply chain from the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

FCC rejects group's request to probe Trump coronavirus broadcasts
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Monday it was rejecting a petition that sought an investigation into broadcasters that aired statements U.S. President Donald Trump made in news conferences about the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

New York Governor says coronavirus crisis may have hit plateau
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that recent data on the novel coronavirus including hospitalizations and deaths suggest the crisis now hitting the state may be hitting a plateau.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

With hospitals stressed, U.S. enters 'peak death week' in coronavirus crisis
The United States entered what an official called the "peak death week" of the coronavirus on Monday while a watchdog report said hospitals were struggling to maintain and expand capacity to care for infected patients.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

U.S. death toll from coronavirus tops 10,000: Reuters tally
The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 10,000 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

FCC will not investigate Trump coronavirus press conference broadcasts
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Monday it was rejecting a petition that sought an investigation into broadcasters that aired statements U.S. President Donald Trump made about the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters US News
Apr 06, 2020

U.S. small-business rescue loan program enters fourth day plagued by technical problems
The U.S. government's $349 billion small-business rescue program entered its fourth day on Monday, plagued by ongoing technology and processing problems that are delaying disbursements to businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus, according to industry groups, bankers and an email seen by Reuters.

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