Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as new US spy chief

Republican ally of Trump takes control of sprawling US intelligence agencies after partisan purge of top officials. President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next United States spy chief, John Ratcliffe, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. The Senate

Study: NYC coronavirus death toll higher than official tally

Between mid-March and early May, about 24,000 more people died in New York than researchers would normally expect. New York City’s toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities higher than the official tally kept by the city and

US struggles to reopen as coronavirus cases hit 1 million mark

Infrequent testing and concerns over health threats cause many to hesitate as some US states begin opening. State and national leaders in the United States signalled an increasing willingness to curtail coronavirus-related lockdowns even as increased testing showed that the