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New York City mayor outlines first reopening step, lawmakers push for outdoor dining

29 May 2020

NEW YORK New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday outlined the first steps for reopening the United States' most populous city, envisioning up to 400,000 people heading back to their workplaces, an easing of the lockdown that began in March.

California eases pandemic restrictions; New York Stock Exchange opens

27 May 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California, the most populous U.S. state, took another step on Tuesday toward ending sweeping lockdowns imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, allowing barber shops and hair salons in most counties to operate for the first time in more than two months. | Video

Enjoying your 'to-go' cocktail? New York bill would keep it going beyond pandemic

23 May 2020

NEW YORK For many New Yorkers, one of the only good things to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is a temporary relaxation of some state regulations, allowing people to buy to-go wine and cocktails or get them delivered.

Michigan flooding displaces thousands, encroaches on chemical plant

21 May 2020

MIDLAND, Mich. Rising floodwaters unleashed by two dam failures submerged parts of the central Michigan town of Midland on Wednesday, displacing thousands of residents and spreading into a Dow Chemical Co plant in the riverfront city. | Video

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Michigan hit with '500-year' flooding in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

21 May 2020

May 20 Rising floodwater, already as high as 5 feet (1.50 metres), submerged parts of the central Michigan town of Midland on Wednesday after days of heavy rain led to the failure of two dams and the evacuation of thousands of people.

'Life-threatening' flood submerges central Michigan city after two dams breached

20 May 2020

Flood waters as high as five feet submerged parts of the city of Midland in central Michigan on Wednesday after heavy rain caused a swollen river to overflow its banks and breach two nearby dams, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. | Video

Coronavirus deadliest in New York City's black and Latino neighbourhoods, data shows

19 May 2020

NEW YORK Some New York City neighbourhoods have seen death rates from the novel coronavirus nearly 15 times higher than others, according to data released by New York City's health department on Monday, showing the disproportionate toll taken on poor communities.

Promising virus vaccine results reported as Trump takes anti-malaria drug

19 May 2020

NEW YORK The phased reopening of U.S. business and social life gained traction on Monday with more Americans emerging from coronavirus lockdowns and financial markets boosted by promising early results from the first U.S. vaccine trial in humans. | Video

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