News: U.S. and World News Headlines NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.

News

A medical staff member checks on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. President Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are locked in a dispute about New York's need for ventilators amid the coronavirus. Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump signs the CARES Act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office on Friday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

China's national liquor offered bottles of their premium product as a reward to health-care workers who traveled to Wuhan to help fight coronavirus. But there was a catch. Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

The Rev. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction during the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Rev. Joseph Lowery, 'Dean' Of The Civil Rights Movement, Dies At 98

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/517545662/823096678" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

President Trump signs the CARES act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's no evidence that pets can contract or spread the coronavirus. But you still may want to keep your dog away from other people right now. Max Posner/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Max Posner/NPR

The closest fans can get to Major League Baseball during the coronavirus hiatus — a statue outside Great American Ball Park yesterday in Cincinnati. USA Today Sports via Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
USA Today Sports via Reuters

What's In The $2 Trillion Bill For Health Care?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/822666582/822728446" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Maria Fabrizio for NPR

With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/821926032/822728452" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Andrea Schry (right) fills out the buyer's part of legal forms to buy a handgun as shop worker Missy Morosky fills out the vendor's parts after Dukes Sport Shop in New Castle, Pa., reopened on Wednesday. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Keith Srakocic/AP

President Trump's approval rating has risen, but it's certainly not the kind of increase other presidents have seen in other rally-around-the-flag moments. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday that a member of her staff died from COVID-19, as the number of positive cases of coronavirus climbed to 271 in the nation's capital. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images