Prepare for War or Fight Coronavirus? U.S. Military Battles Competing Instincts

WASHINGTON — One of the hallmarks of the United States military is its ability to project…

White House Economists Warned in 2019 a Pandemic Could Devastate America

WASHINGTON — White House economists published a study last September that warned a pandemic disease could…

Who Are the Voters Behind Trump’s Higher Approval Rating?

Justin Penn, a Pittsburgh voter who calls himself politically independent, favored Joseph R. Biden Jr. in…

Navy Hospital Ship Reaches New York. But It’s Not Made to Contain Coronavirus.

WASHINGTON — The enormous hospital ship U.S.N.S. Comfort arrived in New York Harbor Monday morning, a…

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

WASHINGTON — Early on, the dozen federal officials charged with defending America against the coronavirus gathered…

The U.S.’s Slow Start to Coronavirus Testing: A Timeline

Dec. 31 The World Health Organization says that Chinese health officials in Wuhan revealed a “cluster…

Coronavirus relief bill: What it means for business

The $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that the Senate passed on Wednesday will fundamentally transform the…

‘It’s a Wreck’: 3.3 Million File Jobless Claims as Economy Comes Apart

More than three million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, sending a collective shudder throughout…

On Politics: The Bill’s Being Sold. Does It Have the Goods?

Good morning and welcome to On Politics, a daily political analysis of the 2020 elections based…

Fine Print of Stimulus Bill Contains Special Deals for Industries

WASHINGTON — Restaurants and retailers will get a tweak to federal tax law they have been…

At Least 13,500 Americans Abroad Need Help Getting Home, State Dept. Says

WASHINGTON — An estimated 13,500 Americans abroad have asked the State Department for help returning to…

Whatever It Takes: How the Fed Aims to Rescue the Economy

The Federal Reserve on Monday pledged to do, in essence, whatever it takes to keep the…

Used to Meeting Challenges With Bluster and Force, Trump Confronts a Crisis Unlike Any Before

WASHINGTON — During his campaign for the White House in 2016, President Trump’s advisers briefly tried…

The Lessons of the Elections of 1918

Across the country, citizens were ordered to hunker in their homes to avoid catching a deadly…

Idled Cruise Line’s Offer: Use Our Ships as Hospitals. Is That a Good Idea?

WASHINGTON — The idea was floated between friends. At White House news conferences on Thursday and…

Coronavirus Stimulus Package Spurs a Lobbying Gold Rush

WASHINGTON — Restaurants say they need $325 billion in federal assistance. Boeing wants $60 billion. The…

As Pandemic Grows, U.S. Warns Americans Not to Travel Abroad

WASHINGTON — The State Department announced on Thursday that Americans should not travel outside the country,…

Coronavirus Whistle-Blower Reports on U.S. Response to Outbreak

WASHINGTON — Federal health employees interacted with Americans quarantined for possible exposure to the coronavirus without…

Man United, City sweep to big wins in 4th round of FA Cup

Manchester United turned a potentially awkward away match on a poor playing surface into an FA…