US service sectors slows in March

US service sector slows in March to index reading of 52.5 with bigger virus-related declines ahead

Trump Administration To Issue Coronavirus…

The policy will reportedly be targeted towards Americans living in areas with a large number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

Jared Kushner Is Now Under a Giant Spotlight

At Thursday's White House press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak, presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner appeared at the podium for the first time during the crisis, notes Forbes . Among other things, Kushner said he was taking control of the White House effort to make sure states received masks, ventilators,...

Auto shop turns into face shield factory

Workers at one auto shop in Central Texas are now using their specialty equipment to create thousands of face shields for doctors and nurses.

With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2…

Walt Disney Co. officials announced they'll start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California

Roy Moore Is Advising Church Defying Coronavirus…

After losing heavily in his bid to run for a Senate seat again, former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore is riding into battle once more—against measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Moore appeared Thursday at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central City, Louisiana, which has...

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Lean On Me, Lovely Day singer Bill Withers dies…

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s including Lean On Me, Lovely Day and Aint No Sunshine, has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. (April 3)

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers…

Singer Bill Withers has died

Small Businesses Can Start Applying For…

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged small business owners to use the money to bring employees back to work.

Jobless Report Is Out: 'There's No Comparison to…

For the last 113 straight months, the first Friday of each month came with a question: How many new jobs were created over the previous 30 days? No more, thanks to the coronavirus. The epic streak came to an abrupt end with Friday's unemployment report for March, which shows that...

Police escort essential medical supplies

Trucks carrying medical supplies to help those who have contracted COVID-19 were given a police escort in Paris, France, on April 2.

Feeding the front lines, one duck confit at a time

A group of tech-savvy, entrepreneurial San Francisco friends wanted to help two groups devastated by the coronavirus pandemic

Doctor, Husband Murdered at University's Arboretum

The University of Wisconsin, Madison's police force has opened what it says is its first murder case in "a very long time." Police say Dr. Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre, were found in a ditch at the university's arboretum by a jogger early Tuesday morning, the Wisconsin State...

On This Day: 3 April 2007

Halle Berry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (April 3)

Arrest made in slaying of Wisconsin doctor…

Police say an arrest has been made in the slaying of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband whose bodies were found in the school’s arboretum

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Parents In College Admissions Scandal Ask Judge…

One motion says the charges can't stand because the mastermind behind the scandal was pressured to lie in recorded calls with the defendants.

As Trump, Schumer Clash, a 'Nasty' Letter Is Sent

President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spent Thursday clashing over the administration's coronavirus response, with Schumer criticizing the White House's "tardiness and inadequacy" and Trump firing back in more personal terms. Trump, who was impeached by the House in December, called the Democrat a "bad" senator in what...

Weather making changes in outdoor COVID-19…

Warm conditions affecting nurses wearing layers of protective gear have forced officials in Tampa to shorten hours for outdoor testing at Raymond James Stadium.

What you need to know today about the virus…

A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy

56% of Coronavirus Deaths Occurred in Just 3…

On March 26, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide hit 500,000. A week later, it reached 1 million , according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker . Almost a quarter of the cases—and 6,000 of the more than 53,000 COVID-19 deaths—are in the US. The true...

ShowBiz Minute: Tekashi 6ix9ine, DiCaprio, Cruise

Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19; Leonardo DiCaprio helps launch Americas Food Fund; "Top Gun: Maverick" release postponed to December due to coronavirus. (April 3)

Commission seeks clarity on absentees for…

The Wisconsin Election Commission says a federal judge who ordered an extension for absentee voting in Tuesday’s election should ensure that no results are reported until all absentee ballots are in

Florida Reaches Agreement With Cruise Ships To…

Florida officials have reached a conditional agreement with two Holland America ships that will allow more than 200 sick people on board to disembark.

All New Yorkers Urged to Wear Face Masks

Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged all New York City residents to wear face masks when they go out in public—even if they have to make the masks themselves. "It doesn’t have to be fancy to work. It can be real homegrown," the mayor said Thursday, stressing that New...

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French bulldog battles with a hailstorm

This French bulldog battled it out against a hailstorm in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 31. It doesn't look like he's winning this battle.

NYC mayor urges national enlistment program for…

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses to handle an expected surge in coronavirus cases in New York and other places around the country

Navy Removes Captain Who Sought Help With Outbreak

The captain of a US aircraft carrier has lost his command after asking the Navy to let him evacuate crew members who tested positive for the coronavirus. Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the Navy, said Thursday that he gave the order to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command, the...