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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Trump team eyes school funds boost in next virus aid bill

July 14, 2020 5:41 pm

Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos want schools up and running in fall, part of a broader effort by the administration to continue reopening the economy despite record-breaking numbers of new COVID cases in several states.

Clinical trials for Ayurvedic formulations against COVID-19 to be initiated in India, US

July 09, 2020 2:37 pm

The Indo-US Science Technology Forum (IUSSTF) has always been instrumental in promoting excellence in science, technology, and innovation through collaborative activities. To address COVID-19-related challenges, the IUSSTF had given a call to support joint research and start-up engagements.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in US are rising in 40 of 50 states

July 03, 2020 1:10 pm

The outbreaks are most severe in Arizona, Texas and Florida, which together with California have re-closed or otherwise clamped back down on bars, restaurants and movie theaters over the past week or so.

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

July 03, 2020 11:11 am

All leading U.S. airlines now require passengers to wear masks, but regulators have refused a request by the airlines to make it a federal rule.

Oil falls as growing coronavirus cases stoke fuel demand worries

July 03, 2020 11:02 am

Gasoline demand will be closely watched as the United States heads into its July 4 holiday weekend as many Americans are expected to hit the road.

Trump says coronavirus will ‘fade away’ even without vaccine

June 19, 2020 12:20 pm

“We’re very close to a vaccine and we’re very close to therapeutics, really good therapeutics. But even without that, I don’t even like to talk about that, because it’s fading away, it’s going to fade away, but having a vaccine would be really nice and that’s going to happen", said Trump.

Downplaying virus risk, Trump gets back to business as usual

June 12, 2020 5:21 pm

At the White House, the coronavirus task force has dramatically scaled back both its visibility and its operations. It now meets once or twice a week on an as-needed basis instead of every day. White House officials say that, because response systems have already been put in place and a strategy developed, there's no longer a need for a whole-of-government response.

US jets intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska: Report

June 10, 2020 4:15 pm

Russia said the 11-hour flight, carried out by its Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers, complied with international law.

Citing jobs, Donald Trump claims victory over coronavirus, economy collapse

June 06, 2020 10:10 am

In lengthy White House remarks amid sweeping social unrest, a still-rising virus death toll and Depression-level unemployment, the Republican president focused on what he said was improvement in all areas. He was quick to seize the positive jobs report at a time when his political standing is at one of the weakest points of his presidency less than five months before the general election.

China asks Western nations to stay out of its internal matters in Hong Kong

May 29, 2020 8:07 pm

A joint statement issued by US, UK, Australia and Canada stated that China's decision to impose the new national security law on Hong Kong lay in direct conflict with its international obligations under the principles of the legally binding, UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration and said that it would undermine the "one country, two systems" framework.


President Obama leaves for his landmark trip to India

January 27, 2015 10:42 am

Barack Obama will be the first US President to be a Chief Guest at Indian Republic Day.


NYT Opinion | New! A hotline for racists

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Niecy Nash hosts a satirical infomercial advocating for people to stop calling 911 to harass black citizens and to call 1-844-WYT-FEAR instead.

Why some employees at Disney Land cannot pay their rent

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

They are struggling to get by and they’re fighting to pass a living wage ballot measure in California, they hope will change that.