Signs of the times: Oakland businesses share updates, messages of solidarity

Many mechanics are open for business, like this one on International Boulevard, but customers are advised to practice social distancing. Photo: CB Smith-Dahl With streets and sidewalks across Oakland emptied out, a flurry of new signs has appeared on storefronts across the city to help businesses keep their customers updated, or just to share a…

Two Thousand SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Launches for the Price of One SLS Launch

Two Thousand SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Launches for the Price of One SLS Launch Brian Wang | March 6, 2020 | One SpaceX Starship will cost about $5 million as SpaceX will mass-produce nearly one hundred in 2021. Each Starship and Super Heavy booster will cost less than about $40 million. The development costs of…

FDA eases restrictions on mask-sterilizing technology amid coronavirus shortages

Marty Schladen Columbus DispatchPublished 5:00 PM EDT Mar 29, 2020COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Sunday afternoon said federal officials have promised to ease restrictions on a technology to clean and reuse the masks deemed the safest for healthcare workers and first responders in the coronavirus outbreak.U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Steve Hahn…

Jimmie Johnson considering IndyCar/NASCAR double at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Marshall Pruett RACERPublished 3:53 PM EDT Mar 29, 2020NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson is hoping to do a modified version of ‘The Double’ by partaking of his first NTT IndyCar Series race during the July 4 weekend where NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 will take to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval while IndyCar and NASCAR’s Xfinity Series make…

New York is at war with the coronavirus. Expect the same across the US, experts warn.

Joel Shannon, David Robinson and Lorenzo Reyes USA TODAY NETWORKPublished 4:25 PM EDT Mar 29, 2020NEW YORK – New York City has rapidly become the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, paralyzing a city famous for never standing still as its leaders liken the crisis to war.The city’s bustling streets, thriving public transit and dense population made it uniquely vulnerable to…

CBS mourns longtime journalist Maria Mercader, who died at 54 from coronavirus

Hannah Yasharoff USA TODAYPublished 4:51 PM EDT Mar 29, 2020CBS News is mourning Maria Mercader, a longtime journalist with the news outlet who died in a New York hospital at 54 after battling coronavirus. In a news release shared Sunday afternoon, CBS remembered Mercader as a “network veteran who covered breaking news for nearly three decades and, most…