Here are some of today’s biggest news stories.
President Donald Trump wants to move on. “Wartime” leadership in a national crisis no longer fits his political timetable.
Trump officials try to enlist foreign allies in pressure campaign against China over coronavirus response
With the general election just six months away, and the global economy in shambles because of the coronavirus, there is increasing urgency inside the White House and among President Donald Trump’s Republican allies to blame China over its failure to stem the spread of the disease early on.
The Covid-19 coronavorus has been spreading in people since late last year, a new genetic analysis shows.
Masks and face coverings are recommended, even required, in many US supermarkets now.
Lufthansa is locked in crunch talks with the German government on the terms of a rescue deal, as it fights to avoid bankruptcy while keeping state influence at bay.
The UK has suffered more deaths from coronavirus than any other country in Europe, reaching a grim milestone that piles further scrutiny on the response to the pandemic by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government.
Tom Cruise wants fly into outer space in the name of filmmaking, and NASA says it’s happening.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed the White House coronavirus task force will be winding down, with Vice-President Mike Pence suggesting it could be disbanded within weeks. “We are bringing our country back,” Mr Trump said during a visit to a mask-manufacturing factory in Arizona.
The coronavirus pandemic could cost three major sports almost £700m in the UK. With more than 29,400 coronavirus-related deaths in the UK, live sport understandably remains on hold. Leading figures from cricket, football and rugby union spoke of the potential impact of that as they appeared in front of the government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee on Tuesday.
Tennis’ governing bodies have confirmed the creation of a Player Relief programme to support players affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund, which is already worth at least $6m (£4.8m), will target around 800 singles and doubles players from the ATP and WTA Tours.
Constant notifications on your phone. TV news specials and debates in place of your favourite sports show. WhatsApp and Messenger stacking up with Covid-19 articles your former flatmate or estranged aunt just “had to share”. Sound familiar?
Walt Disney Co suffered a $1.4bn (£1.1bn) hit to profits in the first three months of the year, as it closed its parks, cancelled movie releases and reduced advertising sales. Every part of its business was affected by coronavirus, nearly wiping out profits for the quarter.
Two of the biggest names in video gaming have seen demand jump as virus lockdowns force people to stay at home. The makers of popular games Call of Duty (COD) and FIFA say player numbers have soared during the pandemic. That’s boosted the financial performance at Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts for the first three months of this year.
Tom Cruise could be going to space. Really. On Tuesday, NASA Administrator Representative Jim Bridenstine confirmed rumors that the Academy Award nominee and Top Gun star is working with agency scientists and engineers to produce a project from the International Space Station – reportedly an action adventure to be the first ever narrative movie filmed in space.
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Celebrity couple Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their new child to the world late Monday or early Tuesday. Musk posted to Twitter the two had a baby boy, and that Grimes and the child were healthy. He also answered a Twitter user who asked about the baby’s name. And well…
Celebrities around the world are teaming up to reread Harry Potter. Spotify announced on Tuesday that a new chapter of the first Harry Potter book will be released weekly on its channels, read by a different actor from the wizarding world (and David Beckham).