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WHO says would be ‘highly speculative’ to say COVID did not emerge in China

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Friday it would be “highly speculative” for the (More…)

U.S. CDC reports 259,005 deaths from coronavirus

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 12,498,734 cases of the new coronavirus, (More…)

Delta pilots vote for pay cuts in deal that avoids furloughs through 2022

(Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc pilots voted in favor of a deal that avoids furloughs through Jan. 1, 2022 (More…)

Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham (More…)

U.S. hits highest death toll since May with hospitals already full

By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) -Daily U.S. deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 2,000 for the first time since May and with hospitals (More…)

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise as COVID-19 infections surge

By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits increased further last week, (More…)

To reopen or not to reopen – That is the fraught question for U.S. schools

By Kristina Cooke, Benjamin Lesser and M.B. Pell

(Reuters) – After a two-week deluge of calls and messages from parents (More…)

Explainer-When and how will COVID-19 vaccines become available?

By Julie Steenhuysen and Carl O’Donnell

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc have (More…)

Severe storm in Arlington, Texas causes damage to property

(Reuters) – Authorities in Arlington, Texas were responding to reports of collapsed buildings and flying debris after strong winds swept (More…)

California regulator flags concerns over PG&E’s wildfire safety measures

(Reuters) – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has raised concerns over certain deficiencies that it says could affect PG&E (More…)