Wilderness camps to $50,000 RV rentals: Luxury travelers in pandemic ready to pay for privacy

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Melanie Burns and her husband between them had planned five trips between April and September, including three to Europe. The exterior of the Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah, is pictured in this an undated photo obtained by Reuters on May 21, 2020. Courtesy AMAN/Handout via REUTERS With only one still …

A pregnant doctor navigates COVID-19 fight in low income Los Angeles

After putting a coronavirus patient onto a ventilator to help him to breathe, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria noted to herself that her baby never kicked during emergency procedures. Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit’s Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, removes a tracheostomy tube from …

Americans make low-key Memorial Day tributes, coronavirus overshadowing events

Americans paid a low-key tribute to those who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces on Monday, with many Memorial Day events canceled because of the coronavirus epidemic that has killed nearly 100,000 people in the United States alone. A U.S. Army soldier stands guard in front of rows of graves as U.S. President Donald …

California opens places of worship, in-store retail businesses: health officials

California retail with in-store shopping and places of worship that were closed under one of the most restrictive coronavirus containment rules in the United States may now open, health authorities announced on Monday. The California Department of Public Health said that businesses and churches, synagogues, mosques can reopen at 25 percent occupancy capacity, and with …

U.S. marks hushed Memorial Day holiday as virus deaths near 100,000

Americans paid a mostly low-key tribute to those who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces on Monday, with many Memorial Day events canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed nearly 100,000 people in the United States alone. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley stands near members of …

Old-fashioned milkman makes the rounds as U.S. shoppers stay home

The milk truck can be heard more than a block away, chugging along the narrow tree-lined streets of Washington’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. Milkman Seth Burmeister is making the first of the day’s 150 home deliveries of milk, eggs and ice cream produced at South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland, some 60 miles (100 km) …