Japan will consider issuing a new emergency declaration after governors in the capital region urged action to tackle a record surge in COVID-19 cases, the head of the nation’s pandemic response said on Saturday.
NASA awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space company Space X a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon as early as 2024, the agency said, picking it over Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics. Fred Katayama reports.
California health officials set new rules on Friday that would allow Disneyland and other theme parks, stadiums, and outdoor entertainment venues to reopen as early as April 1 after a closure of nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fred Katayama reports.
U.S. jobs increased more than expected in February amid falling new COVID-19 cases, quickening vaccination rates and additional pandemic relief money from the government, putting the labor market recovery back on firmer footing and on course for further gains in the months ahead. Fred Katayama reports.