Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler join Honda in closing US factories to slow pandemic

Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler are joining Honda in closing down all of their US factories, sending about 150,000 workers home in an effort to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. Most other automakers are temporarily shutting down US operations as well. Ford and General Motors said in press releases that they […]

Ohio boy found dead in a Mississippi hotel room; mom arrested in Louisiana

An Ohio woman accused of killing her 11-year-old son and leaving his body in a Mississippi hotel room was arrested Wednesday in New Orleans, police said. Latina Marie Oates, 33, of Powell, Ohio, was arrested at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Tommy Cox, police chief of Laurel, Mississippi. Oates has been charged with first-degree murder in […]

Boston’s Marcus Smart says he tested positive for coronavirus

Now there are 10 NBA players known to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus that has shut down both the league and American society. Boston’s Marcus Smart self-identified as the Celtic who tested positive for the disease, taking to Twitter to say he is doing well. Hopefully, his message is heeded by those who […]

Who’s getting sick from coronavirus? Adults of all ages, and people with chronic health problems

As a growing number of Americans are being diagnosed with the coronavirus, doctors are learning more about who may be most susceptible to the most severe complications of the disease. It’s not just the elderly, already known to be at greater risk for this and other viral illnesses. New data from the Centers for Disease […]

Tesla suspends production at U.S. vehicle factory due to coronavirus

Tesla Inc said on Thursday it will suspend production at its San Francisco Bay Area vehicle factory on March 24, ending a standoff with California authorities concerned about the spread of the coronavirus. The company said its New York solar roof tile factory also will temporarily suspend production, while operations at its Nevada battery plant […]

Sony reveals full PS5 hardware specifications

After months of anticipation and drips of details, Sony has finally revealed the specifications and hardware details for the PlayStation 5, its next-generation home console that’s planned for release this holiday season. The PS5 will feature a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) and a custom GPU based on AMD’s […]

After pressure, Trump coronavirus guide is in Spanish on CDC, White House sites

Under pressure from Latino groups, the Trump administration posted a Spanish translation of the president’s latest and strictest coronavirus guidelines on the websites of the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Spanish-language version of “15 Days to Slow the Spread” was posted late Thursday afternoon, three days after it was […]