Novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.4 million people around the world. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 2:
The number of deaths officially attributed to the new coronavirus topped 200,000 globally, a figure widely believed to understate the actual total.
While the Covid-19 illness is killing thousands of Americans daily, stay-at-home orders and business closures have thrown more than 26 million people out of work, a level of unemployment not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for May delivery was up $38.73 at $1.10 a barrel by 0117 GMT after settling down at a discount of $37.63 a barrel in the previous session.
A resounding victory in South Carolina has thrust Joe Biden back into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but that could all change in two days when voters go to the polls in 14 "Super Tuesday" states.
Storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas due to icy weather, in Alabama from a deadly tornado and in Louisiana, where winds were so strong that a trailer home was lifted off its foundation and carried several hundred feet.
Johnson & Johnson became the fourth drugmaker to settle claims ahead of the Federal Court trial against multiple manufacturers and distributors in Cleveland scheduled for later this month
"If she was black, she would have been shot before she pulled off," one tweet pointed out.
The first civil trial that could hold a drug company responsible for the US opioid epidemic began in Oklahoma, a landmark case that could impact thousands of others like it. Johnson & Johnson and two other drug companies named in the lawsuit.
Experts argue that Washington is likely to end up hurting its own policies if it does not intervene and stop its allies in northern Syria from a resource grab.
Melania Trump visits FETO-linked Dove School of Discovery in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday.
President Donald Trump's order aimed at ending his controversial policy of separating immigrant children prompted a request for more prison beds and that pushed up the share prices of private prison operators as investors expect w windfall
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