Live Coronavirus World News Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFuneral home workers transporting the body of someone suspected to have died from coronavirus in the Philippines.Credit…Jes Aznar for The New York Times As cases top 2 million worldwide, some countries ease lockdowns and others brace for worse. The coronavirus pandemic passed 2 million confirmed infections and 120,000 deaths…

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UnitedHealth Reports Profit, Citing Falling Demand for Elective Care

UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s major insurers, reported on Wednesday that its earnings actually increased this past quarter, adding that the costs of the coronavirus pandemic were offset by the cancellations of routine medical appointments and elective surgeries for hip replacements and other conditions. The company’s report provided an early glimpse of how the…

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Three-Ingredient Cookies, Fresh From Your Pantry

Cookies have great range: They can be complex and multidimensional, like a good Italian rainbow cookie, textured like chocolate chip, or trim and one-note, like English shortbread. Simplest of all, three-ingredient cookies maximize downsized ingredient lists to deliver the same sweet satisfaction without the supplies of an expansive baker’s pantry. Varying combinations of fat, sugar…

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