• WHO Warns: This Virus May Never Go Away
    2021-12-22 19:27:18 UTC

    <p>GENEVA (Reuters) - The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a &ldquo;massive effort&rdquo; to counter it. &ldquo;It is important to put this on the table: this virus ma...
  • Study: COVID-19 Death Toll in U.S. Worse Than Official Tally
    2021-12-22 19:26:37 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; New York City&rsquo;s death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the tally kept by the city and state, according to an analysis released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between March 11 and May 2, about 24,000 more people died in the city than resear...
  • U.S. Trails Far Behind Europe in Social Safety Response to COVID-19
    2020-05-10 17:17:07 UTC

    The coronavirus pandemic is straining social safety nets across the globe — and underlining sharp differences in approach between wealthy societies such as the United States and Europe. In Europe, the collapse in business activity is triggering wage support programs that are keeping millions on the job, for now. In contrast, in the...
  • Obama Says Trump's Pandemic Response Is "An Absolute Chaotic Disaster"
    2020-05-09 22:34:43 UTC

    WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster” during a conversation with ex-members of his administration, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News. Obama also reacted to the Justice Department dropping its criminal...
  • U.S. Pushes Forward With Emergency Use of Drug For COVID-19
    2020-05-01 21:27:45 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster. It is the first drug shown to help fight COVID-19, which has killed more than 230,000 people worldwide. President Donald Trump announced the news at the White House alongside F...
  • 75 Years Ago: Dachau Concentration Camp Liberation
    2020-04-29 23:03:48 UTC

    On Sunday, April 29, 1945 Colonel Sparks gave the marching orders to the 3rd battalion of his infantry regiment. The US troops came from the West, advancing towards Munich. They didn't know exactly where Dachau, the concentration camp the Nazis set up in 1933, was located. When they discovered it, the troops encountered gruesome sights...
  • COVID-19: U.S. Expects Flood of Business Bankruptcies
    2020-04-27 01:48:54 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court. Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies are seeing signs that more owners are cont...
  • Coronavirus: Wild Animals Move Into Cities and Air Cleans Up
    2020-04-22 06:47:38 UTC

    <p>An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.</p><p>As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India&rsquo;s getting views of sights not visible in decades. Nitrogen di...
  • Trump Plans to Shutdown Immigration to U.S.
    2020-04-21 23:13:43 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his new U.S. immigration ban would last for 60 days and apply to those seeking &ldquo;green cards&rdquo; for permanent residency in an effort to protect Americans seeking to regain jobs lost because of the coronavirus.&nbsp;</p><p>Trump plans to institute the ban thr...
  • U.S. Crude Oil Crashes Below $0
    2020-04-20 21:51:34 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oil futures plunged below zero on Monday, the latest never-before-seen number to come out of the economic coma caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Stocks and Treasury yields also dropped on Wall Street, with the S&P 500 down 1.8%, but the market’s most dramatic action by far was in oil, where the cost to have a barr...
  • Trump's WHO Decision "Selfish, Short-Sighted and Wrong"
    2020-04-16 21:23:54 UTC

    GENEVA (AP) — Nations and health experts worldwide reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. They warned that the move could jeopardize global efforts to stop the coronavirus pandemic. At a briefing in Washington, Trump...
  • Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden and Praises Bernie Sanders
    2020-04-14 19:06:32 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. “Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times, and heal us through a long reco...
  • U.S. Pays Heavily for Trump's Slow Response to COVID-19
    2020-04-13 03:32:15 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the Swiss Alps, the president on Jan. 22 played down the threat posed by the respiratory virus from China, which had just reached American shores in...
  • Trump Quietly Shuts Down U.S. Asylum System
    2020-04-09 07:39:04 UTC

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn’t let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. That confrontation in Texas came just days after the Trump administration quietly shut down the nation’s asylum system for the first time in decades in the name of public heal...
  • The Nastiest General Election Campaign in U.S. History is Underway
    2020-04-09 07:09:55 UTC

    The stage is set for November. Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president’s place on the general election ballot cemented Wednesday by Bernie Sanders’ decision to endhis campaign. Biden likely won’t secure the number of delegates n...
  • California Buys 200 Million N95 Masks on a Monthly Basis
    2020-04-08 17:43:48 UTC

    Can California emerge from coronavirus pandemic stronger? Heroic Leaders and big hearted people offer hope. Dr. Robert Wachter, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, said "The most important was that leaders of all types - whether they were in government or in businesses - took...
  • Bernie Sanders Ended His Presidential Bid
    2020-04-08 19:28:06 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up. T...
  • Coronavirus Cases Top 400,000 in U.S.
    2020-04-08 03:03:20 UTC

    New York — Across the U.S., the death toll neared 13,000, with 400,000 infections. Some of the deadliest hot spots were Detroit, New Orleans and the New York metropolitan area, which includes parts of Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. New Jersey recorded over 1,200 dead, most of them in the northern counties where many residents...
  • Trump Removes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Spending Watchdog
    2020-04-07 22:59:07 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board for the $2.2 trillion economic relief package on the coronavirus, the latest in a series of steps Trump has taken to confront government watchdogs tasked with oversight of the executive branch. In the past four days, ...
  • Online Concert: Golden Gate Park Turns 150 years old
    2020-04-05 07:13:46 UTC

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Park turns 150 years old on Saturday, and the huge party to celebrate San Francisco’s beloved treasure will, for the time being, take place online. Originally, city officials planned a yearlong celebration that included free museum admission, concerts and the participation of more than 150 cultural ...
  • China Donates Ventilators to United States
    2020-04-04 17:50:53 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that China is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to his state, as he continues to shop for more of the lifesaving devices ahead of a growing number of coronavirus patients who are expected to need them. The number of people infected in the U.S. has exceeded a quar...
  • The Focus Will Soon Shift to Makeup of Biden's Cabinet
    2020-04-04 02:24:10 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Friday that he will announce a committee to oversee his vice presidential selection process and is already thinking about whom he’d choose to join his Cabinet. Biden, who holds a significant lead in delegates over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary race but has yet to official...
  • “Modern Piracy”: U.S. Snatches Masks Meant for Germany
    2020-04-04 01:17:16 UTC

    PARIS/BERLIN — The global scramble to secure face masks to shield frontline workers from the coronavirus has turned the marketplace into the “Wild West,” with the United States often ready to outbid buyers who have already signed deals, officials from Europe to the Americas say. In France and Germany, senior officials said the Unite...
  • Putin Sends Medical Gear to U.S. After Trump calls
    2020-04-01 21:19:13 UTC

    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, struggling to fill shortages of ventilators and personal protective equipment,...
  • COVID-19: Chinese Scientists Find 'Effective' Antibodies
    2020-04-01 19:31:49 UTC

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19. There is currently no proven effective treatment for the disease, which originate...