CORONAVIRUS LIVE UPDATES: TRUMP SAYS HE WON'T WEAR A MASK, DESPITE C.D.C.'S RECOMMENDATION

The president affirmed that U.S. elections would take place as scheduled on Nov. 3, and he said he would appoint an inspector general...

TRUMP TO FIRE INTELLIGENCE WATCHDOG WHO HAD KEY ROLE IN UKRAINE COMPLAINT

The president notified lawmakers late on Friday, saying he had lost confidence in the inspector general for the intelligence community.

 
 
 

TRUMP PICKS MCCONNELL PROTÉGÉ FOR INFLUENTIAL APPEALS COURT SEAT

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

RANGERS PROSPECT K'ANDRE MILLER FACES RACIAL ABUSE IN A TEAM VIDEO CHAT

Hours after the chat, the Rangers and the N.H.L. condemned the repeated use of a slur by a hacker, but many fans were frustrated that...

 
 
 

AN I.C.U. NURSE'S CORONAVIRUS DIARY

I've started to refer to the time before this as peace time. Because this feels like a war.

ADMINISTRATION TURNS TO PRIVATE FIRMS TO HELP PROCESS SMALL BUSINESS AID

The Small Business Administration is hiring companies, some with political connections, to ensure it can handle the flood of applications...

 
 
 

TENSIONS PERSIST BETWEEN TRUMP AND MEDICAL ADVISERS OVER THE CORONAVIRUS

The president's public refusal to wear a mask was the latest way he has cast doubt on their recommendations.

CORONAVIRUS IN N.Y.: TOLL SOARS TO NEARLY 3,000 AS STATE PLEADS FOR AID

“It is hard to put fully into words what we are all grappling with as we navigate our way through this pandemic,” a hospital official...

 
 
 

LIFE, COVID-FREE, AFTER 22 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL

Mark Frilot, and his wife, Heaven, became ambassadors of a sort - of the seriousness of coronavirus - to their conservative Louisiana...

A DEBATE OVER MASKS UNCOVERS DEEP WHITE HOUSE DIVISIONS

The Trump administration remains deeply divided over whether to tell all Americans to cover their faces in public to stop the spread...

 
 
 

‘WE DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR THIS': AMAZON WORKERS ON THE FRONT LINES

Employees want more wipes and less crowding in sanitized warehouses.

BONUS PAY FOR HAZARDOUS DUTY

A reader says the low-paid workers who are keeping things running and shelves stocked during the crisis deserve special compensation.

 
 
 

WHAT IF CONGRESS CANNOT VOTE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS?

As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting.

STOP USING TOILET PAPER

Why are we hoarding it when experts agree that rinsing with water is more sanitary and environmentally sound?

 
 
 

HOW O.C.D. AND HAND-WASHING AND CORONAVIRUS COLLIDE

For people who have been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, the coronavirus pandemic creates blurry lines between safety...

HOW TO HOLD AN AWARDS SHOW IN A PANDEMIC

Major prizes have been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, but one organization showed that a ceremony could...

 
 
 

NEVER GIVEN A CLOSE LOOK TO HITCHCOCK? START HERE

“Rope” is mostly known for appearing as if it were a single take, but in fact it's an absorbing thriller that will help you appreciate...

MARIE'S CRISIS CAFE IS CLOSED, BUT FRANCA VERCELLONI IS STILL TAKING REQUESTS

With a piano and a camera, Franca Vercelloni of Marie's Crisis Cafe continues to play for the bar's show-tune singalongs on social...

 
 
 

CAN AN OLD VACCINE STOP THE NEW CORONAVIRUS?

A tuberculosis vaccine invented a century ago is cheap and safe, and seems to bolster the body's immune system.

AS THE CORONAVIRUS RAGES, BIRTHDAY PARTIES CELEBRATE LIFE IN ISOLATION

Drive-by parties, cakes left on porches and toasts raised on Zoom: Birthdays are both joyful and poignant as many look for ways to...

 
 
 



President Trump: Government now recommends wearing non-medical face...

President Trump: Government now recommends wearing non-medical face coverings to help slow coronavirus spread

Medical-grade masks, particularly short-in-supply N95 masks, would be reserved for those dealing directly with the sick. Read more ...

White House: Anyone 'in close proximity' to president, vice president will...

White House: Anyone 'in close proximity' to president, vice president will get rapid COVID-19 test

The White House will give rapid COVID-19 tests to anyone who will come in close proximity with either President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Read more ...

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus

Baldwin is the second CNN anchor to test positive for the virus. Chris Cuomo tested positive earlier in the week. Read more ...

Two members of the Kennedy family have gone missing after boating in the...

Two members of the Kennedy family have gone missing after boating in the Chesapeake Bay

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon, disappeared on Thursday. Read more ...

Trump fired the intelligence official who handled Ukraine whistleblower...

Trump fired the intelligence official who handled Ukraine whistleblower complaint

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson will be out of the job in 30 days, according to a letter from President Donald Trump that was reported on Friday... Read more ...

Target to limit number of people in stores as it announces further social...

Target to limit number of people in stores as it announces further social distancing guidelines

Target will begin implementing new guidelines as it tries to keep both customers and its employees safe in the coronavirus outbreak. Read more ...

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died. Read more ...

President Trump Says CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Cloth Masks In Public

President Trump Says CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Cloth Masks In Public

The recommendation tells Americans to cover their mouths and noses in public, though medical-grade masks are just for medical workers. President Trump said mask wearing is... Read more ...

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis

To the shock of many, alcoholic beverage production was listed as a nonessential business during the shutdown to aid social distancing. Then came the beer hoarding. (Image... Read more ...

Hobby Lobby closing stores temporarily, furloughing workers

Hobby Lobby closing stores temporarily, furloughing workers

Stores close at 8 p.m. Friday. Read more ...