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Reopenings stall as U.S. records nearly 50,000 cases of COVID-19 in single day

2:58am BST

Governors of U.S. states hit hardest by the resurgent coronavirus halted or reversed steps to reopen their economies on Wednesday, led by California, the nation's most populous state and a new epicenter of the pandemic. | Video

Americans more anxious about coronavirus as U.S. cases surge, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows

01 Jul 2020

NEW YORK, July 1 Americans' anxieties over the spread of the coronavirus are at the highest in more than a month, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, as California recorded its biggest single-day spike in cases since the pandemic began.

U.S. fireworks purveyor sees 'perfect storm' of forces behind explosive demand

27 Jun 2020

NEW YORK The piercing boom of illegal fireworks in New York is music to the ears of Joe VanOudenhove, who runs a legal fireworks business in Pennsylvania.

Texas calls halt to reopening as new U.S. coronavirus cases surge

25 Jun 2020

NEW YORK Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Thursday that he was halting his state's phased economic reopening in response to a jump in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, as the number of new daily cases around the country climbed to a near-record high.

Cuomo says New York 'bent the curve' as new COVID-19 cases keep rising in other states

25 Jun 2020

NEW YORK, June 25 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated a new milestone of declining coronavirus hospitalizations in his state on Thursday as the number of new cases elsewhere in the United States kept climbing, especially in the West and South.

U.S. Northeast governors order quarantine of visitors from coronavirus hot spot states

25 Jun 2020

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday ordered travelers from eight other U.S. states to be quarantined for two weeks on arrival, as COVID-19 infections surged in regions spared the brunt of the initial outbreak. | Video

With rockets bursting in air, New York to lower the boom on fireworks kingpins

23 Jun 2020

NEW YORK After weeks of bone-shaking explosions and fired-up night skies, New York officials on Tuesday vowed to lower the boom on the big-time purveyors of the illegal fireworks that have sparked a burst of complaints across the city's five boroughs.

With rockets bursting in air, New York to lower the boom on fireworks kingpins

23 Jun 2020

NEW YORK After weeks of bone-shaking explosions and fired-up night skies, New York officials on Tuesday vowed to lower the boom on the big-time purveyors of the illegal fireworks that have sparked a burst of complaints across the city's five boroughs.

New York City police disband rough street unit amid pressure for reform

16 Jun 2020

NEW YORK The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit, a move aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies, part of a nationwide push for policing reforms following the killing of George Floyd.

Kentucky to remove statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis from Capitol

13 Jun 2020

Kentucky on Friday agreed to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its State Capitol building, the latest action in a renewed drive to take down such monuments in the wake of nationwide protests for racial justice.

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