The coronavirus outbreak continues to aggravate in the United States as it recorded 35,112 new cases and 445 virus-related deaths on Aug 17, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The world’s largest economy has already seen more than 5.4 million coronavirus cases along with at least 170,000 fatalities. Per […]

MILTON, GA — Milton’s popular Crabapple Fest will not take place this fall, as planned, in the interest of ensuring vendors, residents and visitors’ good health and safety. The City of Milton and Crabapple Community Association determined the annual family-friendly art and antique street festival will not occur this Oct. […]

MANILA, Philippines — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the virus and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital. The Department of Health reported a record-high daily tally of 5,032, bringing […]

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and concerted anti-trust scrutiny, big tech companies reported blowout June-quarter earnings on Jul 30, surpassing Wall Street expectations. Apple Inc. AAPL, Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN, Alphabet Inc. GOOGL and Facebook, Inc. FB together racked up profits of almost $29 billion on sales of nearly $200 billion in […]

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Masked pilgrims arrived Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near Islam’s holiest site, to pray and repent on the most important day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every […]

By Iain Withers, Anna Irrera and Tom Wilson LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Aritra Chakravarty, founder of London-based online accounts and investments provider Dozens, admits it’s a tough time to be seeking up to 15 million pounds ($19 million) for a start-up. “It’s definitely a bearish market” said Chakravarty, who is […]

See Full Image Gallery >> To the ever-growing list of auto shows, live vehicle unveilings and other in-person fixtures of the automotive calendar that have fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic, add the 2021 CES. Organizers said Tuesday the annual tech (and automotive tech) confab in Las Vegas will move […]

Leaders of historically Black colleges and universities are grappling with a challenge others in higher education don’t fully share: how to reopen their campuses to a population that has proven especially vulnerable to Covid-19. Black people are dying at 2.5 times the rate of white people, according to the Covid […]

The dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases in the states of Texas, Florida, Arizona, and California this summer has many scratching their heads. The summer months were supposed to slow infections due to activities taking place outdoors and more in-home ventilation, such as windows being opened up. This hypothesis has thus […]

Photograph: Martín Mejía/AP For months Gustavo Andrade has been battling to convince his parishioners to take Covid-19 seriously. Related: Desperate Bolivians seek out toxic bleach falsely touted as Covid-19 cure “This town is full of infected people. Two or three die every day,” said the priest, from the town of […]

By Doina Chiacu and Rich McKay (Reuters) – With just weeks to go before U.S. schools begin to open, federal health and education officials on Friday stressed the need for children to get back into the classroom despite parents’ fears about safety as coronavirus infections surge. Administration officials said reopening […]