What you need to know today about the virus…

Federal officials waited to order medical supplies until stocks in the U.S. were running critically low as the new coronavirus spread across the country

CDC Officially Recommends Americans Wear…

The CDC is recommending Americans wear nonmedical cloth face coverings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Loeffler Hasn't Backed Up Her Defense on Stock…

Accused of profiting off insider information, Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler defended her stock deals by saying they were made by financial consultants acting on their own. So far, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, she's presented no evidence of that. Loeffler and her husband, Jeff Sprecher, sold stocks in a list of...

Beneficial rain, mountain snow persist over…

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 quarantine, anyone looking to get outdoors this weekend to take a walk will likely need to wear a rain jacket.

Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii…

People in Hawaii are changing how they express aloha in the time of coronavirus

Coronavirus Hits the Lottery

With fewer people out and about during the pandemic, lottery ticket sales are decreasing. It only follows that jackpots would be next. Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots now will be based on ticket sales and interest rates, Quartz reports, with previously guaranteed minimum jackpots on their way out. Until now,...

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Virus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

Hikers on the Appalachian Trail face difficult decisions as the coronavirus pandemic worsens: postpone a dream or ignore warnings and keep hiking. (April 4)

NY's death count nears 4,200, but there's a…

Coronavirus deaths in New York state climbed to nearly 4,200

California Fire Victims Seek Updated Settlement…

They asked a federal judge on Thursday to make the company guarantee the promised value of stock, despite falling share prices.

Legendary Kicker Dies of Coronavirus

Tom Dempsey, the kicker who made a 63-yard field goal that stood as the NFL record for more than 40 years, died Saturday of COVID-19. Dempsey, 73, lived in a New Orleans senior center, where he tested positive for the coronavirus in March, USA Today reports. At least 14 other...

Firefighter climbs ladder to visit hospitalized…

A coronavirus-affected firefighter in Miami, Florida, was visited by a colleague via a fire engine ladder on April 3.

Sidewalk notes bring smiles to hospital staff…

In recent days, workers at New Orleans’ Ochsner Medical Center who take the familiar stroll from the parking lot to the main entrance have been greeted with expressions of gratitude from an unnamed artist, sketched out in chalk on the sidewalk

The Note Said They Were Dead, Had Hidden Their…

Eric and Pam Bealer met in the early 1980s and never looked back. They loved the wilderness and ended up settling on four acres outside the small Alaskan fishing village of Pelican. They collected their own water, raised animals, canned the vegetables they grew, made their own clothes, foraged for...

Sidewalk messages left for hospital workers

Colorful chalk messages reading, ‘thank you for what you’re about to do’ and ‘you’re extraordinary,’ are left for hospital workers on sidewalk in New Orleans. (April 3)

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And…

Grocery workers across the globe are working the frontlines during lockdowns meant to keep the coronavirus from spreading

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Jason Rezaian Talks About Living in Isolation

Jason Rezaian spent 554 days in an Iranian prison, he talks about how to survive self-isolation.

Germany Hurls Big Accusation at Trump Over N95…

German officials are accusing the Trump administration of "modern piracy" after 200,000 high-quality masks were apparently seized before reaching Germany, the Wall Street Journal reports. Seems the N95 masks—sought after by medical professionals for protection against the coronavirus—were made by the US company 3M's factory in China...

Early-season storm to linger along West Coast

Rain and mountain snow will spread across California this weekend, bringing a prolonged stretch of unsettled weather.

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as…

The global economic crisis caused by coronavirus has devastated the oil industry in the U.S., which pumps more crude than any other country

Uh, About Those Coronavirus Checks

Those coronavirus checks might be a while. A congressional memo has already warned that Americans who haven't given the IRS direct deposit information may have to wait up to five months. Now experts and US officials tell USA Today that antiquated technology and reduced staffing at the agency might also...

Another ship with virus victims docks in Florida

A cruise ship with coronavirus patients onboard, including two fatalities docked in Florida on Saturday - the third liner to do so in the last 48 hours. (April 4)

No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker…

Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it’s still too risky

Memo: Some Americans May Not Receive Coronavirus…

The federal government expects to issue 60 million coronavirus relief payments starting this month, but checks for others could be delayed for months.

Kennedys Died Trying to 'Retrieve a Ball'

The Kennedys grappled with yet another tragic loss Friday after Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean—Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter—and her 8-year-old son, Gideon, were feared dead in a canoe accident, USA Today reports. "She was my everything," her husband, David McKean, writes on Facebook . "She was my best friend and...

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Storm to unleash downpours across southern Plains

The heaviest rain will be located across Texas, but other parts of the South will get some showers as well.

Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine…

A planned public gathering on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades was shelved

Trouble Looms for USPS Amid Virus Outbreak

Lots of things we used to take for granted—going to work and school, gathering with friends at a party or bar, even making a trip to the grocery store—have all but disappeared during the coronavirus pandemic. There may soon be another addition to that list: getting mail, as...