BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares skidded on Tuesday after U.S. oil futures plunged below zero as storage for crude runs close to full amid a worldwide glut as demand collapses due to the pandemic. Shares fell in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai but New York stock futures edged higher after the S&P 500 sank 1.8% […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A simple gift from a bitter political rival — a medical mask emblazoned with Louisiana’s state seal — has helped Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards pound home a bipartisan plea for people to stay at home and avoid spreading the new coronavirus. The token from Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry — […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked a Korean War-era law as part of his response to the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to boost private industry production of supplies needed for the health crisis. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was signed by President Harry S. Truman amid concerns about supplies and equipment during […]
Gov. Lamont declares civil preparedness, public health emergencies in response to coronavirus. What does that mean for you?
Governor Ned Lamont has signed declarations of civil preparedness and public health emergencies in response to a coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon.
LONDON (AP) — Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers’ markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay indoors, away from falling tree branches. The storm, […]
Puerto Rico’s emergency services director fired after warehouse discovered with supplies from Hurricane Maria
Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez dismissed the island’s director of emergency management after a warehouse was discovered with supplies dating back to Hurricane Maria.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hilary Knight stood among the NHL’s best players and felt a little intimidated by the challenge in front of her. At the time, she was in the glare of the spotlight shooting pucks from the stands at targets on the ice as part of one of the newest events at the […]
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Greta Thunberg isn’t easily intimidated. The 17-year-old Swedish activist wasted little time on Tuesday to push back against U.S. President Donald Trump’s description of climate campaigners as “the perennial prophets of doom” who predict the “apocalypse.” Though Trump didn’t mention her directly in his speech at the World Economic Forum in […]
New Haven-based Knights of Columbus latest local organization to send relief to earthquake victims in Puerto Rico
The New Haven-based Knights of Columbus is the latest local organization to send relief to earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico.
Lawmakers in Washington are urging President Donald Trump to approve a disaster declaration after Puerto Rico was hit by yet another earthquake.