Trump signs virus aid order after talks collapse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president spoke to reporters on Saturday from his golf club in New Jersey US President Donald Trump has taken executive action to provide economic aid to millions of Americans hit by the pandemic, saying he was forced to do so after talks at Congress broke down. The directives include[…]

Months after Hard Rock collapse in New Orleans, worker’s body recovered

NEW ORLEANS — Crews on Saturday recovered the body of one of two construction workers that had been trapped nearly 10 months ago in the collapse of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Family watched as the remains of Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, were lowered from the complex using a platform and a[…]

Newcastle fans ‘confused and heartbroken’ by takeover collapse

Newcastle have been owned by Mike Ashley since 2007 Newcastle United fans say they are “confused” and “heartbroken” following the collapse of the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover. A consortium, led by the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), agreed a £300m deal to buy the club from Mike Ashley in April but has now pulled out. Greg[…]

Hong Kong leader warns hospital system could collapse as city on verge of ‘large-scale’ outbreak

Hong Kong adopted its “most stringent” measures yet to stem the spread of the coronavirus Wednesday, as Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned of a potential “large-scale” outbreak. The city has mandated face masks, banned dine-in services at restaurants and public gatherings of more than two people as cases continue to rise. Gyms, bars and salons have also[…]