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Illinois is joining many other Midwest states in reopening some retail shops, restaurants, salons and other businesses Friday. The mayor is delaying until the middle of next week.
We don't always behave the way economic models say we will. We don't save enough for retirement. We give money to charity. This week, why we act in ways that go against our "rational" self-interest.
Nearly 41% of jobs in the state's food and accommodation industry have been lost. The overall levels are comparable to the Great Depression, says David Schmidt, a state economist.
Here are some key points about what the latest moves by Beijing and Washington may mean for Hong Kong.
President Trump signs an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets.
Richard Collins III was given the honorary promotion to first lieutenant, three years after he was stabbed to death on the campus of University of Maryland in 2017.
The World Food Programme estimates that the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity in this area, where the coronavirus is spreading quickly, could quadruple in 2020.
They told lawmakers at a congressional hearing Thursday that federal agencies reacted swiftly, giving updated guidelines to employers at hospitals, nursing homes, meat-packing plants and warehouses.
Democrats in Pennsylvania's House say they were kept in the dark for a week when a Republican colleague, who had been working in the State Capitol, tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a reverse decision, the judges say that barber Karl Manke, who refused to close his shop in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's shutdown order, must shutter.
As more healthcare moves to online and telemedicine, some patients seeking abortions using pills are running into obstacles.
With its health-care system already in dire condition, conflict-ridden Yemen faces what Doctors Without Borders is calling a potential "catastrophe" as COVID-19 spreads.
Cyprus "is committed to taking care of all travelers who test positive during their stay, as well as their families and close contacts," the government says.
Amazon has hired 175,000 temporary workers to deal with spike in online shopping during the pandemic. Now it's offering most of them permanent jobs.
More than 1 in 4 U.S. workers have lost their jobs since coronavirus shutdowns began. Last week, an additional 2.1 million people filed for unemployment benefits.
In some states, recruiters are reporting an uptick in the number of people who are expressing interest in joining the Guard.
More than 60,000 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus, up from 9,000 in April. Workers say they face unnecessary risks because of ongoing shortages of protective gear like masks.
Relations between the economic giants have gone downhill fast since they signed a preliminary trade pact four months ago. The latest tussles over the coronavirus and Hong Kong add to the friction.
Civilian labs and the Army say they've had trouble getting big machines that run hundreds of coronavirus tests at once. Public health experts say that's holding the U.S. back from ramping up testing.
Since March, the U.S. has blocked nonessential travel along the U.S.-Canada border to limit the spread of COVID-19. But in northern Maine, the move cut off many longstanding social and economic ties.
An estimated 860,000 people were set to become citizens this year – with many also expected to become first-time voters. But the pandemic has put a temporary halt to naturalization ceremonies.
Delivery rooms are more empty. Here’s how one family found support for birth in the midst of the pandemic.
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The LA Report
Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard.
President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.
What's a graduation without putting on a funny hat and gown, listening to speeches, and walking across a stage to get your diploma in front of your classmates, teachers and family?
Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin started announcing plans Wednesday to lure back customers beginning June 4, with one downtown Las Vegas hotel owner buying more than 1,000 one-way airline tickets to boost interest around the country.
KPCC’s senior politics reporter Libby Denkmann joins Larry to talk about the biggest local politics news.
As of Wednesday afternoon, L.A. County had at least 2,151 deaths and more than 47,900 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The U.S. has now had more than 100,000 deaths.