The Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity joined the voices of other organizations seeking the release of low-risk offenders in city jails to reduce their risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus.
As of Thursday morning, there were 368 coronavirus cases in Delaware. Eleven people have died, and 51 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment. The most recent death, announced Wednesday, was an 84-year-old man from Sussex County who was hospitalized and had significant underlying heal…
WASHINGTON — About half of all working Americans report some kind of income loss affecting themselves or a member of their household due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely to have lost a job, according to a new poll from…
IOWA CITY, Iowa — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that some mom-and-pop shops might get squeezed out.
NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage piles up a…
OAK PARK, Illinois — One Tulsa, Oklahoma, bar owner said more than a dozen motorcyclists showed up unannounced, but he served them a round of shots anyway to celebrate a birthday. Another live-streamed a drag queen show on Facebook while up to 20 people drank inside the locked bar, ignoring…
Delaware’s Chief Public Defender Brendon O’Neill is urging officials to release some people in state prisons as part of its response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
Pennsylvania businesses are running out of time if they want an exemption from Gov. Tom Wolf's shutdown order as state health officials on Thursday reported more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued its first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus test that looks for antibodies in the blood.
Mayor Jim Kenney got his wish for an extra $85 million in emergency funding to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in the city on Thursday.
Sites are offering free, nutritious food in Philadelphia.
NEW YORK — Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year.
When a retired janitor suddenly died in southern Georgia, crowds of relatives and friends flocked to a local funeral home and mourned together. Within weeks, their city was overrun by coronavirus cases.
Philadelphia’s confirmed cases of novel coronavirus surpassed 2,000 on Thursday as hospitals started to see an uptick in patients with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus.
WASHINGTON — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus.
Number of nations imposing limits increases sharply
Amid concerns from advocates and state corrections officers, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections is discussing the possibility of releasing hundreds of prisoners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the system. Two people incarcerated in a Montgomery County prison have now test…
Add trash pickup to your rapidly growing list of things disrupted by the new coronavirus.