Boeing worker at Everett plant dies from coronavirus: Seattle Times

A worker at Boeing Co’s Everett factory outside Seattle who had the coronavirus has died, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday, citing co-workers, a union official and a Facebook post by the man’s brother. Reuters reported last week that the U.S. planemaker has been considering a temporary work stoppage at the Everett factory, where it makes twin-aisle jetliners, due to the spread of the coronavirus. According to the newspaper, the worker’s job was to oversee … Read more

Lionel Richie Thinks It’s Time to Bring Back ‘We Are the World’ for Coronavirus Victims

In March 1985, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross and more than 40 other A-list recording artists came together to sing “We Are the World.” The cause: African famine. The sales: $63 million. The chorus: “There’s a choice we’re making, we’re saving our own lives.” Those words became part of a unifying, legendary anthem. Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the 35th anniversary of the release of the hit song, … Read more

Opera Singer Plácido Domingo Tests Positive for Coronavirus After ‘Fever and Cough Symptoms’

Opera singer Plácido Domingo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spanish tenor, who rose to global fame as part of The Three Tenors alongside Italian Luciano Pavarotti and fellow Spaniard José Carreras, is currently in self-isolation. “I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive for COVID19, the coronavirus. My family and I are all in self isolation for as long as it is deemed medically necessary,” … Read more

Trump predicts victory over coronavirus ‘much sooner’ than expected

As the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. soared past 400 on Sunday, President Donald Trump reassured Americans that everything would be OK and that it would all be over soon. Even as he acknowledged the novel coronavirus as an invisible enemy that’s attacking more than 140 countries, the self-proclaimed wartime president predicted “a great victory” in America. “It’s gonna be a victory that, in my opinion, will happen much sooner than originally expected,” … Read more

Remote voting? Rand Paul COVID-19 diagnosis prompts more discussion

Despite congressional leaders’ position that Congress does not need to consider remote voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the diagnosis of Sen. Rand Paul with COVID-19 has kept the topic alive at the highest levels — including at the White House. President Donald Trump on Sunday endorsed the idea of Congress setting up remote voting procedures “on a temporary basis” after Paul, a Kentucky Republican, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “I would certainly … Read more

Occidental nears deal with activist Icahn on proxy battle: source

The agreement could put an end to a bitter fight over Occidental’s ill-timed purchase of rival Anadarko Petroleum last year, a bet on the continued growth of U.S. shale. After closing that deal, the market turned against Occidental, with oil prices diving more than 60% this year as the global coronavirus outbreak cut oil demand and OPEC and Russia launched an oil-price war. If the settlement talks conclude successfully, Icahn associates Andrew Langham and Nicholas … Read more

Coronavirus toll soars despite lockdowns as doctors overwhelmed

Coronavirus deaths soared across Europe and the United States on Sunday despite heightened restrictions, as Germany banned gatherings of more than two people and Chancellor Angela Merkel went into quarantine. In the US, President Donald Trump ordered emergency medical stations for hotspots, hospitals scrambled to find ventilators, and a trillion-dollar proposal to rescue America’s reeling economy crashed to defeat. Germany and Greece became the latest countries to tighten curtailments on movement as the virus kept … Read more