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Coronavirus live updates: Japan declares state of emergency over outbreak

(NEW YORK) -- A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 10,993 people in the United States.The United States is among the the hardest-hit countries with more than 368,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had a “wonderful, warm” conversation about the nation’s coronavirus response on Monday afternoon, the president said during a press briefing.“We had a really wonderful, warm conversation,” Trump said at Monday's coronavirus task force briefing. “It was a very nice…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is forging ahead on her plans to develop another coronavirus-related relief package to address the ongoing public health crisis, including more direct payments to Americans and increased unemployment benefits.Pelosi, in a letter addressed to House members, said she hopes to craft the legislation and…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has taken the historic step of designating a white supremacist group as a global terrorist organization, sanctioning a Russian organization and three of its leaders Monday.The new designation is an escalation in tactics, giving the U.S. government increased enforcement tools against what experts have warned…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro, who the president recently tapped to help implement the Defense Production Act amid the coronavirus crisis, is publicly pushing back against the nation's top infectious disease expert.After Navarro reportedly lashed out at Dr. Anthony Fauci over the weekend, he went on…... Read More

(LOS ANGELES) -- Take two for Lady Gaga, who redeemed herself on Monday after last Wednesday's frazzled phone call on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  The "Stupid Love" singer apologized to Jimmy Fallon about the odd exchange, explaining "We weren't quite ready and we appreciate you being so nice about it."  Now, with all her ducks in…... Read More

Colbie Caillat and her longtime fiancé Justin Kawika Young recently announced that they've ended their relationship, but will remain best friends and musical collaborators -- which is a good thing, considering that they're quarantining together during the COVID-19 pandemic.  But as Colbie tells ABC Audio, they're managing very well. "Right…... Read More

A new authorized biography of late Who bassist John Entwistle, titled The Ox, is out today. The book was written by veteran British rock journalist Paul Rees with the full cooperation of Enwistle's family, who gave the author access to John's own notebooks and notes for a planned memoir he'd…... Read More

Singer and actress Rita Wilson has teamed up with 90s hip-hop group Naughty by Nature for a remix of its signature hit, "Hip Hop Hooray." The song will be available on streaming services on Friday, with proceeds going to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.  Tenille Townes has released a reflective new tune, "The Most Beautiful…... Read More

The audiobook version of Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine's new autobiography, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir, hits stores today. As previously reported, the release includes a companion soundtrack album featuring new songs inspired by some of the book's chapters. "It was an enormous achievement and I'm really…... Read More

Two years ago this month, Jordan Davis managed his first number one with his debut release, "Singles You Up." This week, the Louisiana native claims his third chart-topper with "Slow Dance in a Parking Lot."  The romantic tune's basically a crash course for a perfect date. "I kinda wrote you a study…... Read More