At least 16 patients and two health care workers were killed in a blaze that burned through a Covid-19 ward in western India early Saturday, adding grief as the country faces a staggering second coronavirus wave.
President Biden spoke at a rally in Duluth on Thursday, thanking voters for electing the Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to the Senate and pitching his plans for longer-term investments in the economy.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York set a goal on Thursday for a full reopening of city businesses on July 1, but his authority to lift restrictions was somewhat limited. Capacity limits have been set by the state.
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, said on Wednesday that the nation would need to show greater progress toward substantial recovery before policies designed to bolster the economy would be lifted.
Lawyers and the family of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed in police custody in Elizabeth City, N.C., said a private autopsy revealed that Brown Jr. was hit by five bullets from police and killed by a shot to the head.
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a Justice Department investigation into the police in Louisville, Ky., and the county government on Monday. The inquiries show the Biden administration seeking stricter oversight of local departments amid a national outcry over police abuse.
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