Live Coronavirus News: World Updates

A group of 34 health experts warned about the perils of new U.S. rules on virus data collection. Penn State is requiring students to sign a waiver absolving the university of liability for exposure to the virus on campus.

Posted on 13 August 2020 | 4:36 am

She Doesn’t Make Animals Cry, but She Collects Their Tears

By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.

Posted on 13 August 2020 | 4:15 am

Could the Beirut Explosion Be a Turning Point for Lebanon?

Chronic corruption must be rooted out.

Posted on 13 August 2020 | 3:44 am

Inside Jimmy Lai's Apple Daily During Hong Kong's Media Crackdown

Apple Daily, a pro-democracy paper known for celebrity gossip and hard-hitting investigations, has become a target in Beijing’s new national security law in Hong Kong.

Posted on 13 August 2020 | 3:33 am

Black Women Asked Their Party for What They Wanted. What Happens After the Kamala Harris Pick?

Kamala Harris is the first woman of color on a major party ticket. For the women who helped get her here, the moment is joyful, and worrisome.

Posted on 13 August 2020 | 3:25 am

Health Experts Warn About Perils of New Virus Data Collection System

An administration shift is putting a burden on hospitals and undercutting the integrity of data on the pandemic, current and former members of a federal advisory panel said.

Posted on 13 August 2020 | 3:18 am

Biden and Harris Pledge a Strong Challenge to Trump and a Path Out of Crisis

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their debut as running mates in Wilmington, Del., offering a vision of recovery from the coronavirus and pressing their case that the president has made things worse at every turn.

Posted on 13 August 2020 | 1:51 am

Google, Facebook and Others Broaden Group to Secure U.S. Election

More tech companies met with government agencies on Wednesday to fight disinformation on social media.

Posted on 13 August 2020 | 12:56 am