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The president voices hope that cases are "levelling off" in US hotspots, but warns of more deaths.

Coronavirus: Trump predicts ‘a lot of death’ as cases pass 300,000

The US president predicts "a lot of death" but suggests easing social-distancing rules for Easter.

Michael Atkinson: Trump fires intelligence chief involved in impeachment

Intelligence chief Michael Atkinson first alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint.

Coronavirus: Trump to defy 'voluntary' advice for Americans to wear masks

The US president says he does not want to be seen in one, despite Centers for Disease Control guidance.

Coronavirus: US death toll exceeds 5,000

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the US has gone above 5,000, while confirmed cases worldwide are close to reaching one million.


Coronavirus: Harvey Weinstein tests positive

The former producer was convicted of rape and sexual assault last month and is now in a New York prison.

Coronavirus: California issues 'stay at home' order amid virus

The governor projects the virus will soon infect more than half of the 40 million people in his state.

Coronavirus: Could the US do what Italy has done?

Could the US lock down part, or even all, of the country to halt the spread of the deadly virus?

Coronavirus: US Republicans self-quarantine amid outbreak

Five politicians, including Sen Ted Cruz, isolate themselves, as President Trump says he is healthy.

Coronavirus: White House concedes US lacks enough test kits

New York urges the government to send more test kits as the city's caseload doubles overnight.

Deadly tornadoes kill 25 and injure many in Tennessee

The storm was so fast-moving that many people didn't have time to take shelter, officials say.

Chris Matthews: TV host quits with apology for 'compliments'

MSNBC's Chris Matthews bows out with an apology over "compliments on a woman's appearance".

Booby traps: Man in Maine killed by own device

The 65-year-old in the US state of Maine had rigged a door to fire a handgun should anyone enter.

'Everyone passes the buck': despite #MeToo, fashion has a way to go

Industry insiders say progress has been made but problem of sexual abuse has not gone away