Nation Jun 06Mourners hold memorial for Floyd as more protests gather
Mourners are holding a private memorial service in George Floyd’s North Carolina hometown while the nation’s capital prepares for what is expected to be the city’s largest demonstration against police brutality yet.
Arts May 21Italian woman wins Picasso valued at 1 million euros
An Italian accountant whose son bought her the raffle ticket as a Christmas present has won a 1-million euro ($1.1 million) painting by Pablo Picasso in a charity draw.
Health Apr 03Cuomo to sign order allowing for ventilators to be taken from private companies
With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them.
Economy Apr 03Novel coronavirus ends 50-year-low jobless rate in U.S.
The U.S. government figures do not include the last two weeks, when nearly 10 million thrown-out-of-work Americans applied for unemployment benefits.
World Mar 11WATCH: WHO declares that COVID-19 crisis is now a pandemic
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is “deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity” of the outbreak. He also expressed concern about “the alarming levels of inaction.”…
World Mar 10Virus woes shift from China to Italy as borders slam shut
Starkly illustrating the global east-to-west spread of the new coronavirus, Italy began an extraordinary, sweeping nationwide travel ban on Tuesday while in China, the diminishing threat prompted the president to visit the epicenter and declare: ""We will certainly defeat this…
Health Mar 05WATCH: ‘This is not a drill,’ WHO chief warns of COVID-19
The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal Thursday from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out "all the stops" to slow the epidemic, as it drained color from India's spring festivities, closed Bethlehem's Nativity…
Arts Mar 04Louvre bans cash over virus fears
The Louvre museum in Paris is no longer accepting cash as part of new measures to persuade employees worried about catching the coronavirus to return to work. But the Bank of France said refusing cash is illegal and unnecessary.
World Jan 03Iran general’s killing triggers global alarm
After the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport early Friday that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, global leaders warned that "We are waking up in a more dangerous world."…
World Dec 08Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Hong Kong's streets, their chants echoing off high-rises, in a mass show of support for the protest movement entering its seventh month.