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McConnell: Impeachment 'diverted attention' from coronavirus

McConnell: Impeachment 'diverted attention' from coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump's impeachment trial distracted the federal government from the novel coronavirus as it reached the United States in January, despite warnings at the time from public heal
US death toll from the virus eclipses China's official count

US death toll from the virus eclipses China's official count

NEW YORK — The U.S.
'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

LOS ANGELES — The red carpets are rolled up in storage, the A-listers holed up in mansions, multiplex doors are closed. For now, at least, the coronavirus has shut down much of Hollywood.
Stocks drift, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

Stocks drift, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

NEW YORK — Stocks are drifting in subdued trading Tuesday, a rare calm day in what is likely to be Wall Street's worst quarter of performance since the 2008 financial crisis.
In shadow of COVID-19, Army Field Band plays on for America

In shadow of COVID-19, Army Field Band plays on for America

For members of the U.S. Army Field Band, it has never been merely about the music. Yes, they wanted to please the ear, but they played for the Army. For America.
Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday.
Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirus

Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirus

MEXICO CITY — Tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is resting at home after catching the new coronavirus. Domingo said in a statement that he is "at home and I feel fine.
Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to — well, it’s unclear.
China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fire

China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fire

BEIJING — Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and hundreds of reinforcements were sent to fight the blaze and evacuate nearby residents, officials and state media reported Tuesday.
Asian stocks rise after Wall Street health-care-led rally

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street health-care-led rally

TOKYO — Asian shares surged Tuesday after a rally in U.S. stocks, mostly spurred by health care companies' announcements of developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% in morning trading to 19,243.