As vaccine eligibility opened to people 18 and older on Saturday, several states reported shortages. India has faced global records for daily coronavirus cases, limited oxygen supplies and a series of deadly hospital accidents.
Four astronauts splashed down off the coast of Panama City, Fla., early Sunday in a Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Resilience, returning safely to Earth from a mission in November to the International Space Station.
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.
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