Senate races to finish negotiations on massive coronavirus stimulus package

Senate Republicans tried to break the impasse on Saturday morning, delivering their latest bid to Democrats on the biggest remaining sticking point: Unemployment insurance. The two sides huddled separately as Republicans and White House officials await the next steps from Democrats, who are seeking longer-term benefits for furloughed workers, rather than direct payments as GOP […]

Kenny Rogers dead at 81; “Islands in the Stream” singer had been in hospice

Kenny Rogers, the appealing, gritty voice behind such ’70s and ’80s pop and country hits as “The Gambler,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream,” has died at age 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a rep for the singer told Variety. […]

How many coronavirus cases are in your area? Use our tool to find out

The coronavirus pandemic has now reached most corners of the country, with dozens of local authorities reporting a rise in cases. So far, Hampshire and central London – including Southwark, Lambeth and Westminster – have seen the most recorded cases, as the number of cases in the UK enters the thousands. Tens of thousands of people across […]