Skip to content

World News

Macy's to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers

NEW YORK — Macy's will furlough a majority of its 130,000 workers with its stores dark. The company on Monday said it is transitioning to an ‘’absolute minimum workforce" needed to maintain basic operations. Online operations won't be hit as hard.
Wall Street pushes higher, led by surging health care stocks

Wall Street pushes higher, led by surging health care stocks

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are pushing higher Monday, led by big gains for health care companies announcing developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak.
US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak

US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak

BALTIMORE — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession.
Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus

Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai's Expo 2020 should be postponed to next year over the new coronavirus pandemic, local organizers recommended Monday, pushing back a world's fair that the sheikhdom has bet billions of dollars on to rejuvenate its t
Spain passes China in infections; Trump extends US lockdown

Spain passes China in infections; Trump extends US lockdown

MADRID — In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York from the new coronavirus passed 1,000.

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

WASHINGTON — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death tol
Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

LOS ANGELES — Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66.
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

WASHINGTON — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more di

'I Love Rock and Roll' co-writer dies of virus complications

NEW YORK — Alan Merrill — who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 69.
City at centre of China's virus outbreak gradually revives

City at centre of China's virus outbreak gradually revives

WUHAN, China — Shopkeepers in the city at the centre of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months.