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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as a limited number of traders returned to the historic floor for the first time since March. The coronavirus pandemic in New York City has been particularly severe. The city has suffered some 20,000 deaths, about a fifth of the total across the whole of the United States. The exchange floor closed after an outbreak of several cases within the building....

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President Donald Trump has accused Twitter of interfering in the 2020 U.S. election scheduled for Nov. 3 after the microblogging service provider tagged his tweet as misleading. Trump also lashed out at the company for “completely stifling free speech”, saying he would never let that happen as president. “@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. “They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect,...

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Blood and other biological specimens from COVID-19 patients treated in Seattle area hospitals are helping scientists build a massive “biobank” to examine the virus’s long-term impacts on the human body. The biobank is to help scientists examine why the virus affects some people more severely than others. Disease doctors and researchers hope to use what they learn from the data to help figure out what drugs and therapies are most effective in treating those sick with COVID-19...

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ATLANTA (AP) — Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol. They are now Georgia’s most influential African American women. Bottoms, the 50-year-old Atlanta mayor, is a top surrogate for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Abrams is the 46-year-old voting rights activist who nearly became the first black female governor in American history. Now, the pair...

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There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a coffee shop and buys the New York Times. On the front page is the story in which she and two others accuse the...

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Three Republican groups have sued Gov. Gavin Newsom over his executive order to send mail-in ballots to California’s 20.6 million voters in November. The suit was brought by the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced the lawsuit via Twitter late on Sunday. “His radical plan is a recipe for disaster that would create more opportunities for fraud & destroy the confidence Californians deserve to have in their elections,” McDaniel said. Newsom issued...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave Westchester and the Hudson Valley the green light to reopen starting on Tuesday as the coronavirus death toll dipped below 100 for the first time since the crisis erupted in March. The governor also suggested hard-hit Long Island could start the reopening process on Wednesday if the death toll and case numbers keep dropping in Nassau and Suffolk counties. “What’s safe in Buffalo is safe in Albany is safe in New York City,” Cuomo said on Saturday. The death toll dropped to 84 people Friday, the first time...

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The New York Times has filled the front page of its Sunday edition with the names of those who have died from the novel coronavirus. All of the usual articles, photographs and graphics were replaced by the list of names and excerpts from their obituaries to memorialise the dead as the U.S. approaches the “grim milestone” of 100,000 coronavirus fatalities, the news outlet wrote. The assistant editor of the paper’s graphics desk Simone Landon said...

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U.S. President Donald Trump has noted a significant decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country in recent days. “The number of coronavirus cases is strongly trending downward throughout the U.S., with few exceptions. Very good news, indeed!” Trump said on Twitter. According to the latest data of the John Hopkins University, a total of 1,486,423 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S. The number of fatalities stands at 89,550 and...

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Former United States’ President, Barack Obama urged graduating students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to be in charge as they step into the real world. He added that if they want to see real change, it won’t come from current leaders. Obama spoke at the virtual commencement speech on Saturday to the HBCU students. Obama stated that the coronavirus pandemic has “more than anything … fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea...