Italy extends lockdown but hopes to turn corner

Published: 2020-03-30 23:27:29 UTC

[BBC News] The number of new daily coronavirus infections is 1,648, down from 3,815 on Sunday.

'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

Published: 2020-03-30 22:58:12 UTC

[Associated Press] CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died...

US in good shape to meet virus 'peak' - Trump

Published: 2020-03-30 22:55:53 UTC

[BBC News] The US president says hospitals will have enough ventilators to cope wit the outbreak.

Countries crack down on basic rights amid virus pandemic

Published: 2020-03-30 22:30:26 UTC

[Associated Press] BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of bunks for those...

FBI reaches out to Sen. Burr over stock sales tied to virus

Published: 2020-03-30 22:17:53 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.The...

UK coronavirus measures 'making a difference'

Published: 2020-03-30 21:38:41 UTC

[BBC News] People are heeding the advice to stay home to keep pressure off the NHS - and it's working, says adviser.

Another plunge takes crude benchmarks to lowest levels since 2002

Published: 2020-03-30 21:35:01 UTC

[Reuters] Global oil benchmark Brent crude plunged to its cheapest level in almost 18 years on Monday and U.S. crude briefly tumbled below $20 a barrel as investors faced the growing prospect that the global coronavirus shutdown could last for months, further squeezing…

Coronavirus outbreak at Marine Corps boot camp infects dozens of recruits, staff members

Published: 2020-03-30 21:08:44 UTC

[The Washington Post] The service has suspended the arrival of additional recruits, officials announced Monday.

How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump's Easter plan

Published: 2020-03-30 21:06:44 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing,...

New York governor begs for help as coronavirus death toll climbs

Published: 2020-03-30 21:04:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] US Navy hospital ship arrives in New York City to help relieve the crisis that has killed more than 1,200 in the city.

New York's Cuomo pleads for doctors, nurses from other states to aid its hospitals

Published: 2020-03-30 20:56:24 UTC

[Reuters] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Monday for healthcare workers elsewhere to help the state's overwhelmed hospitals battle the coronavirus and made a plea for bipartisanship and "partnership" with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Gas is cheap, but for many motorists there's nowhere to go

Published: 2020-03-30 20:51:48 UTC

[Associated Press] DALLAS (AP) — U.S. gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years, and they are almost sure to go lower as oil prices plunge.Price-tracking services put the national...

New York cheers arrival of hospital ship as coronavirus cases soar

Published: 2020-03-30 20:20:16 UTC

[Reuters] People cheered the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort as it sailed into New York on Monday, a beacon of the national effort to stanch the coronavirus outbreak at its U.S. epicenter as the number of cases soared.

California COVID-19 hospitalizations double in four days: governor

Published: 2020-03-30 20:20:16 UTC

[Reuters] California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state had nearly doubled over the past four days and the number of ICU patients tripled during that time.

The good that can come out of an upside-down world

Published: 2020-03-30 20:09:25 UTC

[BBC News] There are reasons to believe the world may emerge from this upheaval enhanced, writes Matthew Syed.

Florida sheriff charges megapastor who kept church open, said closings are for ‘pansies’

Published: 2020-03-30 20:06:00 UTC

[The Washington Post] Rev. Rodney Howard-Browne, who has prayed with Trump at the White House, faces charges of unlawful assembly and violation of a public health emergency order.

Meet the Museum Security Guard Who’s Now an Internet Sensation

Published: 2020-03-30 19:59:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Tim Tiller was roped into managing social media for the Oklahoma City cowboy museum shut down by coronavirus, and ‘#HashtagTheCowboy’ was born

Hogan, Northam, Bowser order residents in Maryland, Virginia, D.C. to stay at home

Published: 2020-03-30 19:58:49 UTC

[The Washington Post] Walks and outdoor exercise are permitted, along with essential business. But people should not gather with others.

The Fed Transformed: Jay Powell Leads Central Bank into Uncharted Waters

Published: 2020-03-30 19:23:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] The 107-year-old institution has moved faster and farther in just weeks than it did during the entire 2008 financial crisis

'You prepare for the worst as a nurse but not this'

Published: 2020-03-30 18:32:10 UTC

[BBC News] A New York City nurse tells the BBC what it's really like on the front lines.


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