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Trump declares emergency; world steps up fight against virus

Trump declares emergency; world steps up fight against virus

WASHINGTON — The United States declared a state of emergency Friday as many European countries went on a war footing amid mounting deaths as the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic.
Some US colleges cancel, postpone graduation over virus

Some US colleges cancel, postpone graduation over virus

BOSTON — A growing number of U.S.
Stocks roar back on hopes for government's virus plan

Stocks roar back on hopes for government's virus plan

NEW YORK — Wall Street roared back from its worst day in 30 years Friday with a broad rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 2,000 points higher — its biggest point gain ever — after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pa
Visits halted in fed prisons, immigration centres over virus

Visits halted in fed prisons, immigration centres over virus

WASHINGTON — Inmates at all 122 federal correctional facilities across the country will no longer be allowed visits from family, friends or attorneys for the next 30 days, in response to the threat of the coronavirus, officials told The Associated Pr
Trump says top cruise ship companies stopping trips from US

Trump says top cruise ship companies stopping trips from US

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that four major cruise ship companies have agreed to suspend trips from the U.S. for 30 days, effective at midnight.
Police officer serving warrant is killed; fugitive arrested

Police officer serving warrant is killed; fugitive arrested

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia police officer was shot and killed early Friday as he served a homicide warrant at a home, and several people were arrested, including the fugitive being sought, officials said. Cpl.
On the heels of Italy, Spain to go drastic in battling virus

On the heels of Italy, Spain to go drastic in battling virus

MADRID — With Italy already submerged in a national quarantine, Spain took a major step Friday toward a similar lock-down as it struggles to ride the wave of the coronavirus pandemic spawning illness and fear around the globe.
What's Happening: Life feels surreal; emergency measures

What's Happening: Life feels surreal; emergency measures

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred leaders to take emergency action and lent a surreal quality to the lives of millions of people around the globe.
Author Roth weighed in on 'Plot Against America' TV series

Author Roth weighed in on 'Plot Against America' TV series

LOS ANGELES — David Simon, the creative force behind stellar TV including “The Wire," “Show Me a Hero” and “Treme,” found himself in unfamiliar territory with his latest series, HBO’s “The Plot Against America.
Author Roth weighed in on 'Plot Against America' TV series

Author Roth weighed in on 'Plot Against America' TV series

LOS ANGELES — David Simon, the creative force behind stellar TV including “The Wire," “Show Me a Hero” and “Treme,” found himself in unfamiliar territory with his latest series, HBO’s “The Plot Against America.