North Carolina mom can’t “snuggle and kiss” terminally ill son amid coronavirus fears

Even before coronavirus cases were confirmed in Guilford County, where Mason lives, she knew she couldn’t be coming in and out of her home. There are now more than 70 reported COVID-19 cases in her county, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. A statewide stay-at-home order was issued by the […]

US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

A key determinant of the economy’s future will be whether businesses can survive the shutdown and rehire many of the workers they laid off. If so, that would help the economy snap back and avoid the type of weak recovery that followed the past three downturns.

BTS Postpones North American Tour Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The highly anticipated Map of the Soul tour had been set to kick off April 25 and 26 in Santa Clara, Calif., followed by three days at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in early May and winding through Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Toronto before ending June 5 and 6 at Soldier […]

UK ministers struggle to keep promise of 100k coronavirus tests by end of April

“We have some tests. We haven’t got enough yet,” he said. “We hope to secure our supply chain. We just need to get that in the institute building and then we will be happier. We don’t want to have to suddenly change the test three weeks from now. It is a constant worry. You’d be […]

As Keir Starmer Stands on the Brink of Labour Leadership Victory, Is It the End for Corbynism?

In January Ms Long-Bailey was asked by a journalist to rate Corbyn’s leadership skills and replied: “I thought Corbyn was one of most honest kind principled politicians I’ve ever met … I’d give him 10 out of 10, because I respect him and I supported him all the way through.” Just a reminded to all […]

From Kiribati to Nauru… which country will be the last to get coronavirus?

Coronavirus first originated in China, and is believed to have been spawned in one of the nation’s so-called wet markets – where live animals are kept in cramped conditions, allowing viruses to spread and mutate before passing to humans.

Popular Sedona hiking spots closed for lack of distancing

A lone cyclist crosses an empty street in downtown Phoenix Wednesday, April 1, 2020 during the first full day of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Gov. Ducey is urging Arizonans to be understanding and reasonable as people and businesses face April 1 due dates for bills […]

‘This is hard on your soul’: the coronavirus’s threat to new theatres

Many theatres operate as charities, such as Hope Mill in Manchester, which opened in 2015 and usually receives no arts or government funding. Joseph Houston, its artistic director, says they are now in “a very vulnerable position”. Until the end of last year, Hope Mill had operated as a limited company, but Houston and his […]

Kansas company says it’s hiring 150-plus in West Des Moines

“We opened our office in West Des Moines about a year ago. It’s a strategic market for us,” Anthony Fasl, SelectQuote’s head of talent acquisition and management, told The Des Moines Register.

Brent oil rises above $32 on hopes of output deal

Saudi could drop production down to about 8.5 million bpd but is likely to be reluctant to go below that because of the desire to maintain associated gas production. Russia, meanwhile, is likely to look for some measure of sanctions relief from Washington, said Helima Croft, global head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets.