New York state, epicenter of America's coronavirus crisis, set another single-day record of COVID-19 deaths, as veteran doctors and nurses voiced astonishment at the speed with which patients were deteriorating and dying.
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California developer says virus an act of God, sues Exxon over stalled deal
A California retail developer claims the state's coronavirus lockdown was an act of God that prevented it from completing a $4.2 million property acquisition, asking a court to prevent owner Exxon Mobil Corp from selling to any other buyers.
Asian shares rise as investors pin hopes on pandemic peaking
Asian shares rose on Thursday on hopes the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing a peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus measures to support their economies, while expectations of a deal to cut oil production bolstered crude prices.
U.S. Democrats, Republicans at odds over next coronavirus aid
Efforts to push a further $250 billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments.
Russia, Saudi to debate oil output cuts as U.S. resists joining
OPEC and Russia meet on Thursday to try to agree to record oil output cuts but their efforts to address the slump in prices wrought during the coronavirus pandemic have been complicated by mutual animosity and the reluctance of the United States to join the action.
Chaotic Wisconsin election signals virus-related voting battles ahead
Shavonda Sisson said she requested a mail ballot to vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary election in Wisconsin well ahead of the election.
Clinton sex scandal whistleblower Linda Tripp dies at age 70: reports
Linda Tripp, the former U.S. civil servant whose secretly taped telephone conversations with a former White House intern documented the sex scandal that led to then-President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, died on Wednesday at age 70.
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