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World Jul 27Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month, UN finds
In a study published Monday, four U.N. agencies said failing to act now will have devastating long-term consequences not just for the children, but for society as a whole.
World Jun 15France backs off chokehold ban, adds stun guns for police
France's government is testing stun guns for wider use and backing off a ban on police chokeholds after French police staged protests around the country last week. The government says it will allow chokeholds until a better immobilization tactic emerges,…
Economy Apr 16U.S. job losses mount as economic pain deepens worldwide
The ranks of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus ballooned Thursday to more than 20 million in just four weeks, an unprecedented collapse fueling widening protests and propelling President Donald Trump's push to relax the nation's social distancing…
Economy Apr 14States confront practical dilemmas on reopening economies
As governments grapple with when and how to reopen their countries for business, the IMF projected that the world economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression.
Health Apr 07WATCH: Cuomo holds news briefing as NYC deaths exceed 9/11 toll
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, its biggest one-day jump yet, for a statewide toll of nearly 5,500, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Health Apr 06Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths appear to be holding
The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to leveling off in a faint glimmer of hope in the nation's epicenter,the governor said Monday, warning residents they must continue to adhere to social distancing and lockdown measures that…
Health Apr 06U.S., UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down
The United States and Britain braced for one of their bleakest weeks in living memory on Monday as the social and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic deepened.
Health Mar 30Hospitals dread the prospect of deciding whom to treat first
U.S. hospitals are bracing for a surge in coronavirus patients who need ventilators and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply.
Health Mar 23Over 1.5 billion globally asked to stay home to escape virus
The hunt for masks, ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe, as more than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world's population — were asked or ordered to stay home on Monday to try to blunt…
Health Mar 23Hunt for medical gear to fight virus becomes all-consuming
The hunt for ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe on Monday, as new coronavirus infections soared and political paralysis stalled efforts for a quick aid package from Congress.