United States

Halifax non-profit offers new skills to seniors in nursing homes amid COVID-19 – Halifax

Seniors make cards pre-COVID-19 through the Seniors with Skills card-making program.

Once a week, Global News will feature our local community partners to highlight how they are handling day-to-day operations during the novel coronavirus pandemic and how you can help. With recent news of living conditions in nursing homes and growing-concerns of how seniors are coping in self-isolation due to COVID-19, …

Read More »

U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China – National

U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China - National

The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. The administration of President Donald Trump stopped short of imposing restrictions on Chinese air …

Read More »

Coronavirus: U.S. expected to report worst jobs numbers in over 70 years – National

Coronavirus: U.S. expected to report worst jobs numbers in over 70 years - National

The U.S. government on Friday is poised to report the worst set of jobs numbers since record-keeping began in 1948, a snapshot of the devastating damage the coronavirus outbreak has inflicted on the economy. The unemployment rate for April could reach 16% or more, according to economists surveyed by the …

Read More »

Whistleblower alleges U.S. failed to prepare for coronavirus, ‘blindly’ sought quick fix – National

Whistleblower alleges U.S. failed to prepare for coronavirus, ‘blindly’ sought quick fix - National

The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a senior government scientist alleged in a whistleblower complaint Tuesday. Dr. Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, alleges he was …

Read More »

People emerge from their homes as countries ease COVID-19 restrictions – National

People emerge from their homes as countries ease COVID-19 restrictions - National

From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and springtime temperatures climb. But the global coronavirus pandemic took a turn for the worse in other places. India on Sunday reported more than …

Read More »

Trump says U.S. looking at screening airline travellers from coronavirus hotspots – National

Trump says U.S. looking at screening airline travellers from coronavirus hotspots - National

President Donald Trump said his administration is considering requiring travelers on certain incoming international flights to undergo temperature and virus checks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. “We’re looking at doing it on the international flights coming out of areas that are heavily infected,” Trump said Tuesday at …

Read More »

Trump says coronavirus testing ‘not going to be a problem’ under new rules – National

Trump says coronavirus testing ‘not going to be a problem’ under new rules - National

The White House released new guidelines Monday aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on “reopening” the nation. Still, there were doubts from public health experts that the White House’s new testing targets were sufficient. …

Read More »

Trump’s role in coronavirus briefings may be reduced after disinfectant remarks: sources – National

Trump’s role in coronavirus briefings may be reduced after disinfectant remarks: sources - National

For the first time, President Donald Trump cut off his daily coronavirus task force briefing on Friday without taking any questions from reporters. It may not be the last time. There have been discussions within the White House about changing the format of the briefings to curtail the president’s role, …

Read More »

Trump says no $10B loan for U.S. Postal Service unless it raises rates for Amazon – National

Trump says no $10B loan for U.S. Postal Service unless it raises rates for Amazon - National

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he won’t approve a $10 billion loan for the U.S. Postal Service unless the agency raises charges for Amazon and other big shippers to four to five times current rates. “The Postal Service is a joke because they’re handing out packages for Amazon …

Read More »

U.S. Congress passes nearly $500B more in coronavirus aid for businesses, hospitals – National

U.S. Congress passes nearly $500B more in coronavirus aid for businesses, hospitals - National

The United States Congress delivered a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending Thursday, rushing new relief to employers and hospitals buckling under the strain of a pandemic that has claimed almost 50,000 American lives and one in six U.S. jobs. The measure passed almost unanimously, but the lopsided tally …

Read More »