Several counties north of New York City entered the first phase of the state's four-part reopening process Tuesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the region had met criteria for reopening including declining deaths and hospitalizations linked to the coronavirus.
By William Brangham
On Friday, President Trump declared houses of worship “essential," calling on governors to reopen them. Some beaches and lakes are also allowing visitors as Americans mark the Memorial Day holiday. But as the pandemic rages on, flags across the country…
By Karen Matthews, Associated Press
Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a set of thresholds Friday. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a short time later that it will be up to the state to make those decisions.
By Josh Boak, Emily Swanson, Associated Press
Many in the US remain unlikely to go out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite officials across the country increasingly allowing businesses to reopen, according to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
By Dánica Coto, Associated Press
The U.S. territory is about to emerge from a two-month lockdown that stifled business activity on an island already beset with economic woes.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to hold up federal funds for two election battleground states that are trying to make it easier and safer to vote during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
U.S. health officials have quietly released more reopening guidance that was created more than a month ago but initially shelved.
By Michael Biesecker, Jason Dearen, Associated Press
Republican political operatives are recruiting what are described as "extremely pro-Trump" doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by public health experts.
By Mike Schneider, Associated Press
Vice President Mike Pence is visiting central Florida as the region's biggest tourist destination begins reopening. Pence visited Orlando on Wednesday to meet with tourism officials, talk to the governor and drop off protective equipment at a nursing home.
By Michelle R. Smith, Colleen Long, Jeff Amy, Associated Press
As large parts of the U.S. ease their lockdowns against the coronavirus, public health officials in some states are being accused of bungling infection numbers or even deliberately using a little sleight of hand to make things look better than…
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