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10 days for test results, 160,000 backlogged tests: The struggle to keep pace with the pandemic in the US

As the US health care system has scrambled to track the spread of coronavirus, one of the nation's largest commercial labs has faced a backlog of tests that ballooned in the last two weeks, and has delayed results in some cases up to 10 days.

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Putin Sends Military Plane With Coronavirus Aid to Help U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- A Russian military plane brought much-needed medical equipment to the U.S. on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin offered

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Saudi oil supply hits record high despite U.S. pressure-sources

By Rania El Gamal DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crude supply rose on Wednesday to a record of more than

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Trump doubles U.S. military assets in Caribbean, bolstering drug fight after Maduro indictment

By Matt Spetalnick and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was deploying more U.S.

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Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures

President Donald Trump cast doubt Wednesday on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report, accused Beijing of a cover up.

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Asian Stocks Set to Drop as Economic Worries Mount: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Asia looked primed for more declines, following steep losses on Wall Street, as countries moved to

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Trump orders Pentagon to boost drug interdiction efforts

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was directing the Pentagon to join drug interdiction efforts in the eastern Pacific and Caribbean, saying traffickers were trying to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus is dividing blue cities from their red states

The struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic has opened a new front in the long-running conflict between blue cities and red states.

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Trump to Meet With Oil Executives Reeling From Price Drop

(Bloomberg) -- Oil company executives reeling from a massive drop in prices were set to meet with President Donald Trump

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Last rounds of protective gear in national stockpile being shipped

The Strategic National Stockpile is deploying the last round of shipments in its inventory, depleting the bulk of its protective gear, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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White House press secretary invites far-right personality to attend coronavirus briefing in violation of new social distancing rules

A fringe personality for a small right-wing media organization attended President Donald Trump's coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday at the personal invitation of White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.

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California governor urges state leaders to issue stay-at-home orders: 'What are you waiting for?'

California Gov. Gavin Newsom had a pointed question Wednesday for state leaders who haven't yet issued stay-at-home orders amid the novel coronavirus pandemic: "What are you waiting for?"

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Pentagon Seeking 100,000 Body Bags for Civilians in Crisis

(Bloomberg) -- The Pentagon is seeking to provide as many as 100,000 military-style body bags for potential civilian use as

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Trump says U.S. will increase counter-narcotics efforts in East Pacific, Caribbean

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will deploy Navy ships in the

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Climate summit in Glasgow postponed to 2021 because of coronavirus pandemic

By Kate Abnett and Matthew Green LONDON (Reuters) - A climate summit that had been due to take place in

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Your Evening Briefing

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. intelligence agencies alleged in a secret report that China has concealed the true extent of its coronavirus

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis cites Trump's changed 'demeanor' in issuing stay-at-home order

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made clear Wednesday when issuing a statewide stay-at-home order that he is taking his cues from one man: President Donald Trump.

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Climate Talks Delayed; China Hid Outbreak’s Extent: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- A pivotal United Nations climate summit was postponed, dealing a blow to international efforts to fight climate change.

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Trump spreads optimism for potential coronavirus drugs while public health officials cautiously wait for proof

There is a glaring messaging gap between President Donald Trump and top public health officials regarding medicines being used to treat coronavirus. While Trump touts them as miracle drugs that are on the brink of saving lives, experts are cautiously waiting for scientific evidence.

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Wall Street dives 4% as virus pandemic fears intensify

By Sinéad Carew New York (Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes fell more than 4% on Wednesday, after President

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Calling the fight against coronavirus a "war" can motivate but also mislead

Using the language of war to talk about the efforts to stop coronavirus can help inform and motivate the public, but they can also mislead policy-makers.

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Challengers rev their engines to fight Trump's auto emissions weakening

By David Shepardson and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just two months after taking office, President Donald Trump in March

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Trump invites oil chiefs to discuss help for ailing industry

By Jeff Mason and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has invited oil executives to the White

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Trump warns Iran against possible 'sneak attack' on U.S. in Iraq

By Phil Stewart and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran or its

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Equities drop as evidence mounts of deep global recession

By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - World equity markets began the new quarter with steep losses on Wednesday as

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