The marker of 100,000 deaths comes less than three months after the first American was reported to have died. The people most ravaged are those whose suffering often is unseen — the elderly, African Americans and working poor.
The secretary of state's declaration sets up potential U.S. actions that could damage the city’s status as a global financial center and trigger a further deterioration in relations between Washington and Beijing.
U.S. officials expect the president to cut troop levels as he seeks to deliver on a promise to end America’s “forever wars.” The troop cuts would follow the withdrawal of several thousand service members since the Trump administration signed a deal with the Taliban on Feb. 29.
New York's governor said after a White House visit that the president “gets it,” but he slammed congressional Republicans for not wanting to inject additional money into states where finances have been pummeled by the virus.
As Mexico’s health-care system has strained, small community hospitals in Southern California, some of the poorest in the state, have been flooded with Americans who have fallen ill and crossed the border.
The move ends waivers that allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to do work at sensitive Iranian nuclear sites, after a battle between Iran hawks and a more aggressive group of hard-liners inside the U.S. government.
The Russian president delegated much of the burden to regional officials who were frightened of drawing attention to local problems and risking Moscow’s wrath. One way to stay under the radar could be to understate deaths, analysts say.
The beginning of NASA’s next chapter of space exploration will have to wait until at least the weekend after space officials postponed the launch because of problematic weather around Kennedy Space Center in Florida and a tropical storm brewing off the coast of the Carolinas.
The changes are intended to ease manufacturers’ supply-chain snags, but advocacy groups say they are concerned that the changes will become permanent and that they will present problems for consumers concerned about tracking the provenance of their food.
“There is always a lot of risk associated with our jobs, like a building fire,” said one Montgomery County paramedic and firefighter. “But this is different. A building fire can't come home with us and hurt our families.”