Krzysztof Penderecki, Boundary-Breaking Polish Composer, Dies At 86

KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI, BOUNDARY-BREAKING POLISH COMPOSER, DIES AT 86

Known early on for his avant-garde works, the composer's challenging music nevertheless found fans far beyond traditional classical...

'Project Airbridge' To Expedite Arrival Of Needed Supplies, White House Says

'PROJECT AIRBRIDGE' TO EXPEDITE ARRIVAL OF NEEDED SUPPLIES, WHITE HOUSE SAYS

Sunday's planeload comes as the Trump administration faces criticism over its distribution of medical supplies that are in short supply...

 
 
 
Fauci Estimates That 100,000 to 200,000 Americans Could Die From the Coronavirus

FAUCI ESTIMATES THAT 100,000 TO 200,000 AMERICANS COULD DIE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

Fauci's comments underscore just how far away from the projected peak of the outbreak. As of early Sunday afternoon, there were 125,000...

U.S. Sees Exponential Growth In Coronavirus Death Toll

U.S. SEES EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL

In just two days, the number of coronavirus deaths in the country has doubled from 1,000 fatalities over the course of a month to more...

 
 
 
University Grad Students Step Up To Fill U.S. Coronavirus Testing Void

UNIVERSITY GRAD STUDENTS STEP UP TO FILL U.S. CORONAVIRUS TESTING VOID

Universities around the country are revamping research labs to help process the backlog of coronavirus tests, thanks to help from student...

WEEK IN POLITICS: PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Donald Trump seems reluctant to fully exercise the powers of the presidency, even though he has touted them in the past.

 
 
 
Facing Likely Defeat, Bernie Sanders' Campaign Found A New Cause

FACING LIKELY DEFEAT, BERNIE SANDERS' CAMPAIGN FOUND A NEW CAUSE

It looked like Sanders was about to drop out of the Democratic primary, until the coronovairus crisis gave his agenda a boost and turned...

Pandemic Delays Return Of Arctic Researchers

PANDEMIC DELAYS RETURN OF ARCTIC RESEARCHERS

The COVID-19 crisis is throwing off the complex logistics of a year-long Arctic research expedition. A team of researchers set to rotate...

 
 
 
Animal Shelters Urge Humans Confined To Home By Coronavirus Outbreak To Adopt

ANIMAL SHELTERS URGE HUMANS CONFINED TO HOME BY CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK TO ADOPT

As states issue stay-at-home orders, animal shelters have had to close their doors. They're coming up with new ways to find homes as...

Facing Likely Defeat, Bernie Sanders' Campaign Found A New Cause

FACING LIKELY DEFEAT, BERNIE SANDERS' CAMPAIGN FOUND A NEW CAUSE

It looked like Sanders was about to drop out of the Democratic primary, until the coronovairus crisis gave his agenda a boost and turned...

 
 
 
Census Field Operations Further Delayed Until April 15 By COVID-19 Pandemic

CENSUS FIELD OPERATIONS FURTHER DELAYED UNTIL APRIL 15 BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Census Bureau says it's suspending for two more weeks the hiring of temporary workers and in-person visits in remote communities...

WHO Reviews "Available" Evidence On Coronavirus Transmission Through Air

WHO REVIEWS "AVAILABLE" EVIDENCE ON CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION THROUGH AIR

A scientific brief from the World Health Organization says "current evidence" points to infectious respiratory droplets passed in "close...

 
 
 

WHAT'S IN $2.2T CORONAVIRUS RESCUE PACKAGE

In a rare and overwhelmingly bipartisan move, Congress has approved a $2 trillion package to rescue the economy.

WHAT'S IN $2.2T CORONAVIRUS RESCUE PACKAGE

In a rare and overwhelmingly bipartisan move, Congress has approved a $2 trillion package to rescue the economy.

 
 
 

OP-ED WRITER ON HOW 'ESSENTIAL' BUSINESS DESIGNATIONS AFFECTS MINORITIES

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Solomon Jones of The Philadelphia Inquirer about how "essential business" designations affect minority...

Apple's New Tool Let's You Screen Yourself For COVID-19

APPLE'S NEW TOOL LET'S YOU SCREEN YOURSELF FOR COVID-19

A new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the Centers...

 
 
 
Former Sen. Tom Coburn, Fiscal Hawk And 'Dr. No,' Dies At 72

FORMER SEN. TOM COBURN, FISCAL HAWK AND 'DR. NO,' DIES AT 72

The Republican from Oklahoma died Saturday after a fight with prostate cancer. During his time in Congress, Coburn earned a reputation...

Small, Far-Flung Pacific Islands Are Combating COVID-19 Just Like The Rest Of Us

SMALL, FAR-FLUNG PACIFIC ISLANDS ARE COMBATING COVID-19 JUST LIKE THE REST OF US

As many island nations attempt to keep the coronavirus out, they also risk getting cut off from the outside world their economies depend...

 
 
 
One Way to Help Strapped Hospitals? Print PPE Using 3D Printers

ONE WAY TO HELP STRAPPED HOSPITALS? PRINT PPE USING 3D PRINTERS

As coronavirus cases soar globally and medical workers face a dearth of protective gear, citizens are stepping up in unique ways to...

Opinion: Remembering Some Of Those We've Already Lost To The Pandemic

OPINION: REMEMBERING SOME OF THOSE WE'VE ALREADY LOST TO THE PANDEMIC

We often think of fatality rates as statistics - numbers on a chart. But each one represents a real person. NPR's Scott Simon reflects...

 
 
 



‘Up to 200,000 DEATHS': Trump health chief Fauci predicts MILLIONS of...

‘Up to 200,000 DEATHS': Trump health chief Fauci predicts MILLIONS of Covid-19 cases in US

President Trump's Covid-19 czar Dr. Anthony Fauci has issued a dire coronavirus prediction: “Millions of cases,” and “100,000 to 200,000” deaths in the US. More than 2,200... Read more ...

Treasury Secretary says Americans can expect stimulus checks to be direct...

Treasury Secretary says Americans can expect stimulus checks to be direct deposited within 3 weeks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that Americans could expect checks from the historic $2 trillion stimulus bill to be direct deposited in their accounts within... Read more ...

Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000

Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000

The U.S. government's foremost infection disease expert says the U.S. could have more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Gov. DeWine calls on Trump to urge FDA to approve sterilization of masks in Ohio

Gov. DeWine calls on Trump to urge FDA to approve sterilization of masks in Ohio

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to give an update on the state's COVID-19 cases and discuss the Food and Drug Administration decision to limit an Ohio company's capability of... Read more ...

New York State coronavirus cases hit nearly 60,000, death toll reaches 1,000

New York State coronavirus cases hit nearly 60,000, death toll reaches 1,000

Nearly 60,000 coronavirus cases and 1,000 deaths have now been documented across New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday, as he extended the closure of non-essential... Read more ...

CA State Parks close vehicle access to all 280 sites as visitation surges

CA State Parks close vehicle access to all 280 sites as visitation surges

Officials with California State Parks announced Sunday they would be closing vehicle access to all 280 sites due to a surge of visitations amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more ...

38 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported by IDPH Sunday

38 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported by IDPH Sunday

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19 Sunday. Read more ...

CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

The CDC said this advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial... Read more ...

Nancy Pelosi: Trump's Slow Response To Coronavirus Pandemic Was 'Deadly'

Nancy Pelosi: Trump's Slow Response To Coronavirus Pandemic Was 'Deadly'

“As the president fiddles, people are dying,” the House speaker said. Read more ...

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates in 2021 for games

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates in 2021 for games

TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Read more ...