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Fight for US battleground state of Michigan enters final stretch

With less than three weeks to go before the US presidential election, incumbent President Donald Trump has held campaign rallies in two swing states, Michigan and Wisconsin, just hours apart. His Democratic challenger Joe Biden had given two speeches in Michigan the previous day. Biden is leading in many national …

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Pandemic fuels worst economic crisis of US

American cities are in a downward spiral financially as the economy feels the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Even as some jobs return, each week new jobless claims top 800,000, a historically high number. A stimulus bill that could help is held up in Congress and may not get through …

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US election: More than 10 million Americans cast early votes

Many US states are seeing historic levels of early voting three weeks before the November 3 presidential elections. More than 10 million people have already mailed in or dropped off their votes in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump has repeatedly criticised mail-in voting, claiming it leads to …

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Pence, Harris address racism, Supreme Court, COVID-19 in debate

US Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic rival Kamala Harris have squared off over the challenges facing the nation. Standing several metres apart and separated by a transparent screen, they sparred over the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and global warming. But it was much less raucous than last week’s …

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DC residents queue for COVID-19 tests amid rise in White House

As more and more in the Trump administration test positive for the coronavirus, residents in Washington, DC are afraid that the disease might affect the wider community. That has prompted many residents to rush to get tested. Many of them have criticised the president for his cavalier behaviour after contracting …

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White House aide Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19

A senior adviser to President Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, has become the latest member of the administration to test positive for COVID-19. He joins a long list of officials who now have the virus as cases in the capital rise to the highest number in four months. Top Pentagon military …

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US states battle new COVID-19 surge as flu season starts

The US president might be out of hospital, but across the US, cases of coronavirus are on the rise in an outbreak that has already killed at least 210,000 Americans. On Friday, Johns Hopkins University reported 54,000 new infections, the worst day since mid-August. Public health officials are warning of …

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