The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 7.8%, its steepest drop since the financial crisis of 2008, as a free-fall in oil prices and worsening fears of fallout from the spreading coronavirus outbreak seize markets.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
There are riots in at least two-dozen lock-ups and officials confirmed six prisoners died after they broke into an infirmary and overdosed on methadone.
By Michelle R. Smith, Collin Binkley, Associated Press
Districts around the country are making plans to shift online if the virus arrives, with some providing tablets and WiFi hotspots to students.
By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
Saudi Arabia has closed off air and sea travel to 14 countries affected by the new coronavirus while Israel announced plans to place anyone arriving from overseas into quarantine.
By Rebecca S.B. Fischer, The Conversation
Simply put, the difference between these three scenarios of disease spread is a matter of scale.
By Douglass K. Daniel, Alan Fram, Associated Press
The Capitol's attending physician said Monday that members of Congress had contact with a person who attended a recent political conference and who subsequently developed the illness caused by the new coronavirus.
By Joe McDonald, Associated Press
Trading in Wall Street futures was halted for this first time since the 2016 U.S. presidential election after they fell more than the daily limit of 5%.
By Olga R. Rodriguez, Christopher Weber, Associated Press
About 1,100 crew on the ship, 19 of whom have tested positive for the new virus, will be quarantined and treated aboard the ship, which will dock elsewhere, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said.
By Associated Press
Oil prices are plunging amid worries that an OPEC dispute will lead an economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., the National Institute of Health on Sunday advised vulnerable people, particularly the elderly with underlying health conditions, to avoid large crowds and trips. ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen, who has been…
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