Skip to content

World News

Illinois governor imposes stay-at-home order to curb virus

Illinois governor imposes stay-at-home order to curb virus

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday ordered all state residents to remain in their homes except for essentials, joining similar dramatic efforts in California and New York to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
1st Ohio coronavirus death; 11 nursing home cases suspected

1st Ohio coronavirus death; 11 nursing home cases suspected

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed the state's first death from the coronavirus was a 76-year-old attorney from the Toledo area who recently travelled to California.
Placido Domingo resigns from opera union, donates $500,000

Placido Domingo resigns from opera union, donates $500,000

SAN FRANCISCO — Superstar Plácido Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers and will contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis, the union said Friday.
USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

DENVER — The head of USA Swimming urged the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games, signalling the first fissure between powerful American factions attempting to manoeuvr the U.S.
Indiana's May 5 primary postponed due to coronavirus threat

Indiana's May 5 primary postponed due to coronavirus threat

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s political leaders announced Friday that they agreed to push back the state primary by nearly a month, to June 2, and to allow all voters to cast mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov.
Italy sees biggest day-to-day rise in coronavirus deaths

Italy sees biggest day-to-day rise in coronavirus deaths

ROME — Italy has recorded its highest day-to-day-rise in the number of deaths of people infected with the new coronavirus.
Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread

Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread

NEW YORK — In a world suffering a pandemic, cash is no longer king.
Johnny Depp's libel case against UK tabloid stalled by virus

Johnny Depp's libel case against UK tabloid stalled by virus

LONDON — Johnny Depp’s libel suit against British tabloid The Sun was put on hold Friday as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

WASHINGTON — The income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
Dutch court convicts tram shooter of deadly terror attack

Dutch court convicts tram shooter of deadly terror attack

A Dutch court convicted a radicalized Muslim man Friday of murder with a terrorist motive and sentenced him to life imprisonment for opening fire on a tram and killing four people last year.