A New York City taxi driver kept working to pay bills. Now he and his family are sick

The Romeros’ other daughter, Sthelyn, is an immigration advocate. She helps people navigate the U.S. court system. She knows how to deal with bureaucracy. She figured she could help her dad get unemployment benefits. Taxi drivers are self-employed. They don’t get sick pay or other benefits.

Hoops dream: Florida walk-on relishes moment years in making

After the season ended abruptly, Sutherland quarantined himself for a few weeks in hopes of making sure he didn’t spread COVID-19 to his mother. He got back into the kitchen and started cooking again — something he hadn’t had the time to do in years — and spent countless hours working on new designs for […]

Coronavirus live updates: Trump blasts naval captain who wrote letter from virus-stricken ship

2:37 p.m. Trump says captain’s letter to sound alarm about coronavirus on Navy ship “not appropriate”: In response to a question about Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, who was relieved of command of the Theodore Roosevelt this week after sounding the alarm about an outbreak of the coronavirus on the ship, President Trump criticized Crozier’s actions […]

Coronavirus live updates: Stanford antibody test close to FDA approval, Newsom says

2:37 p.m. Trump says captain’s letter to sound alarm about coronavirus on Navy ship “not appropriate”: In response to a question about Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native who was relieved of command of the Theodore Roosevelt this week after sounding the alarm about an outbreak of the coronavirus on the ship, President […]

Startups are pummeled in the ‘great unwinding’

By Erin Griffith SAN FRANCISCO: After a crush of travel cancellations in March, WanderJaunt, a short-term home rental startup in San Francisco, laid off 56 of its 240 employees last week. Demand for services from Wonderschool, a startup that helps people find day care and preschool providers, dropped by half, leading it to cut most […]

Inside the coronavirus testing failure: Alarm and dismay among the scientists who sought to help

By the time Greninger sent his email, the FDA was in discussions with dozens of test developers, a number that was growing quickly. But none had managed to complete a formal application to the FDA, according to officials familiar with the agency’s actions. FDA officials interpreted the paucity of applications as a sign of limited […]

Coronavirus pandemic causing massive increase in hungry families, Feeding America CEO says

“One of my great privileges actually, during this crisis, is that I know here are ways that I can help. I can only imagine what it would feel like to be in your home, watching television and seeing how challenging these times are for so many people and not know how to help,” Babineaux-Fontenot said. “I […]

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan headline 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class

Duncan’s career on the court followed a similar path to Kobe’s. He spent 19 seasons with the Spurs, winning five championships like Bryant but edging him out in MVPs by winning back-to-back trophies in 2002 and 2003. The two battled one another in the postseason six times, with the Lakers taking four of those series. Their […]

AI runs smack up against a big data problem in COVID-19 diagnosis

Xu and team had to design an entire “pipeline” for COVID-19 to make it easy for a non-specialist, in collaboration with a trained radiologist, to apply labels to images to bootstrap the training of the network. The system was fed 1,136 cases from Chinese hospitals, 723 of which were positive for COVID-19. Other cases had […]

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett headline 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class

“Coming to Boston was a huge challenge in my life. It was probably one of the biggest decisions I made in my career, and I’m glad I made it,” Garnett said. “We should’ve gotten together a couple years earlier, would probably be sitting on two or three more rings, but I’m glad to be here. […]