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    America

    A Shattering Blow to America’s Troubled Democratic Image

    The mob in Washington attempting to disrupt the peaceful transition of American power also posed a threat to all democracies.

    1 America, 1 Pandemic, 2 Realities

    Journeys through two states found Americans leading starkly different lives in the pandemic. New Mexico feels at a standstill. In South Dakota, life is going right on.

    One Day in America: More Than 110,000 Virus Cases

    Thursday brought more coronavirus infections than in any other day of the pandemic. Around the country, the virus left its mark.

    America’s Death Gap

    And what else you need to know today.
    All countries
    94,315,331
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 16, 2021 5:41 am
    Italy
    2,352,423
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 16, 2021 5:41 am
    Spain
    2,252,164
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 16, 2021 5:41 am
    Iran
    1,318,295
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 16, 2021 5:41 am
    Germany
    2,023,802
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 16, 2021 5:41 am

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Virus Siphons $2.5 Billion in N.Y.C. Property Tax Revenue

    The value of office buildings and hotel properties, which have all but emptied out since the pandemic began, is expected to take a nosedive.

    ¿Cómo será el coronavirus en el futuro?

    Los científicos predicen que, cuando la inmunidad en adultos sea extendida, el mortífero virus llegará a ser parecido al resfriado común.

    A Global Tour of a Record-Hot Year

    Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been...

    Consumer Groups Target Amazon Prime’s Cancellation Process

    A Norwegian group filed a complaint with regulators, saying Amazon had deliberately made it difficult to end memberships to its Prime service. Groups in...

    Your Friday Briefing

    Trump faces a Senate trial.

    Lynn Gray, Who Fought for Youths Left Behind, Dies at 78

    Mr. Gray started or worked on programs designed to give young people a decent education in a troubled school system. He died of complications...