Record coronavirus deaths in New York, New Jersey amid fear of toll undercount

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus cases in New York state alone approached 150,000 on Wednesday, surpassing Spain for the most infections anywhere in the world, even as...

Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in five-year Yemen war

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it was halting military operations nationwide in support of U.N. efforts to end a five-year war...

Quarantine like jail joke brings fierce backlash for Ellen DeGeneres

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s most popular TV personalities, faced a barrage of criticism on Wednesday after comparing her self-isolation in a multimillion-dollar mansion to being...

Zoom hires former Facebook security chief as Google bans desktop app

(Reuters) - Zoom Video Communications Inc has tapped former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser to improve the privacy and security of its rapidly growing video-conferencing app amid...

Exclusive: U.S. Treasury wants details on airline debt, liquidity, loyalty programs – sources

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury officials have asked airlines seeking government payroll support to provide additional detailed information on capital structure, liquidity and loyalty programs, people briefed on the matter...

France’s coronavirus daily hospital death toll slows

FILE PHOTO: A lone jogger looks at gendarmes on horses as he makes his way on the Champs de Mars in Paris during a lockdown imposed to slow the spread...

Wall Street ticks up amid unsettled trading around the world

NEW YORK -- Stocks ticked higher in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday. Maybe this time it will last. Trading remained unsettled around the world, with Asian stock markets mixed and...

White House looks to bolster small business lending program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week, as some of...

Making plans, defiantly, amid the chaos and madness

As owners of a wedding and event-planning business, Karina Lopez and Curtis Rogers have always known how the best-laid plans can go awry. But there’s no way they could have...