The United States is entering what a senior official warned on Sunday would be the "hardest" week of the coronavirus crisis as the death toll mounted, but some saw glimmers of hope from a slight slowing of fatalities in hard-hit New York. | Video
NEW YORK The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the city's desperate fight. | Video
NEW YORK New York hair stylist Vanessa Karim has not worked since March 21, when the state closed all salons to slow the spread of the coronavirus. She only has enough cash on hand to cover half of her $1,400 April rent.
NEW YORK, March 31 New York hair stylist Vanessa
Karim has not worked since March 21, when the state closed all
salons to slow the spread of the coronavirus. She only has
enough cash on hand to cover half of her $1,400 April rent.
(This March 26 story corrects paragraph 18 to say a majority of emergency room patients arrive with coronavirus-like symptoms instead of 80%) | Video
New York/Washington Weltweit sind die USA nunmehr das Land mit den meisten gemeldeten Coronavirus-Infektionen.
The most powerful earthquake to hit Utah in 28 years shut down Salt Lake City's airport for much of the day, knocked out a coronavirus hotline and forced the evacuation of an oil refinery on Wednesday, officials said.
A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state's voter identification law from going into effect, finding it was a discriminatory attempt to suppress the black vote, in a victory for Democrats and voting rights advocates.
More than 300 Americans who had been stuck on a cruise ship affected by the coronavirus were back in the United States on Monday, flown to U.S. military bases for two more weeks of quarantine after spending the previous 14 days docked in Japan.
Floodwaters in central Mississippi appeared to hit their peak on Monday, potentially allowing the area around the state capital Jackson to avoid any casualties after the Pearl River reached its highest level in 37 years, officials said. | Video