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Denial and dysfunction plagued US government as coronavirus raged – The Washington Post – The Washington Post

By the time Donald Trump proclaimed himself a wartime president — and the coronavirus the enemy — the United States was already on course to see more of its people die than in the wars of Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined. The country has adopted an array of wartime measures never employed collectively in…

‘He shouldn’t be talking that way in a letter’: Trump says he agrees with Navy Capt. Crozier’s firing – USA TODAY

CLOSE President Trump defended the firing of Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, calling Crozier's letter asking for help for sick crew members "not appropriate." USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump defended the firing of Navy Capt. Brett Crozier during a coronavirus task force press conference Saturday afternoon, calling Crozier's letter asking for help for the sailors of…

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett elected to Basketball Hall of Fame – The Washington Post

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are officially headed to Springfield, Mass.In a long-anticipated move, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Saturday that the NBA legends, who combined for 11 championships and four MVP awards, will be inducted together as first-ballot selections in the 2020 class. The nine-person class also includes women’s…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says state not ready for “high point,” as coronavirus death toll rises – CBS News

Doctor on the importance of masks amid virus New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that more than 3,500 people in the state have died due to the coronavirus. More than 113,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state, which is the U.S. epicenter of the outbreak.  Cuomo says New York is "not at the…

Coronavirus in N.Y.: Live Updates – The New York Times

New York City reported 305 new deaths due to the virus on Friday evening, which brought the city’s death toll to 1,867 in the biggest single-day jump so far.“It’s hard to go through this all day, and then it’s hard to stay up all night, watching those numbers come in and the number of deaths…

China mourns thousands who died in country’s coronavirus epidemic – Reuters

BEIJING/WUHAN, China (Reuters) - China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment. The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, the central bank…

Singer Pink Says She Had Coronavirus, Will Donate to Philadelphia Hospital – NBC 10 Philadelphia

Coronavirus PandemicFull coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak and how it impacts you The Bucks County, Pennsylvania native tweeted that she would give to a health care fund in Philadelphia, where her mother worked for years By NBC10 Staff • Published 5 hours ago• Updated 5 hours ago Mauricio Santana/Getty Images One of pop music's biggest…

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis – NPR

A man stores beer in a shop in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state on Friday. Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP via Getty Images A man stores beer in a shop in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state on Friday. Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP via Getty Images Mexican authorities ordered the shutdown…