The Latest On Coronavirus Pandemic
2020-03-16 21:11:12 UTC
Associated Press — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 180,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. Mor...
Global Stocks Fall Sharply as Virus Cases Spread Around the World
2020-03-16 20:33:23 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply around the world Monday as the coronavirus forced huge swaths of the economy to the edge of a standstill, from parked airplanes to the nearly empty restaurant around the corner.
The Dow industrials took a 2,999-point nosedive on Monday as fears deepen that ...
Biden-Sanders 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Debate
2020-03-14 21:29:35 UTC
<p>And then there were two. </p><p>Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are set to meet Sunday night in their first one-to-one presidential primary <a href="https://apnews.com/179ecd9019b259ce800707389a127a96">debate </a>after months of Democratic free-for-alls that presaged a dramatic culling ...
Global Shares Plunge: Worst Day Since '87
2020-03-13 02:06:33 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Shares have plunged in Asia, with Japan’s benchmark sinking 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. </p><p>Markets worldwide have retreated as fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis deepen and the mel...
Bear Market: Dow dives more than 1,400 points
2020-03-11 20:19:29 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street, erasing more than 1,400 points from the Dow industrials, as investors wait for a more aggressive response from the U.S. government to economic fallout from the coronavirus. The Dow has now fallen 20% from its recent high, a...
Updates: Joe Biden Wins Mississippi and Missouri
2020-03-11 01:21:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden delivered decisive wins in Missouri and Mississippi on Tuesday, dealing an early blow to Bernie Sanders on a night when six states were up for grabs.
Both men were focused intensely on Michigan, the night’s biggest prize. That’s where the Vermont senator scored an ...
Democratic primaries: Make Up Ground Quickly or Fall Behind
2020-03-10 18:14:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A quirk in how delegates are won under Democratic Party rules is raising the stakes for Tuesday’s elections, allowing a candidate to make up ground in the race quickly — or fall further behind.
Five states — Michigan, Washington, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho — hold Democra...
US Began Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan
2020-03-10 16:53:42 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s promise to start releasing Taliban prisoners after he had delayed for...
US Broken Health Care System Put Coronavirus Fight at Risk
2020-03-10 05:42:14 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer’s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. ...
Michigan Could Redefine Democratic Primary
2020-03-09 12:57:12 UTC
DETROIT (AP) — Ask Arlene Williams about President Donald Trump’s promises to bring back auto industry jobs that have evaporated across Michigan and she’ll point with irony to the Chevy Blazer.
General Motors is now remaking the iconic American SUV after a lengthy hiatus — but building parts o...
Coronavirus Fuels Dramatic Fall in Oil Price
2020-03-09 01:49:08 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.</p><p>Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1%, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday a...
Nothing Can Pull Markets Out From Undertow
2020-03-06 20:41:47 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks kept falling Friday, and bond yields took more breathtaking drops as a brutal, dizzying couple weeks of trading showed no sign of letting up. </p><p>Even a better-than-expected <a href="https://apnews.com/1d187742ff0d4a44bf235fd00c665fb7">report on U.S. jobs</...
Elizabeth Warren Drops Out
2020-03-05 18:16:58 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, days after the onetime front-runner <a href="https://apnews.com/fc56521fb4375ffa5375fd6daae3be5b">failed to win a single Super Tuesday state,</a> not even her own.</p><p>For much of the past y...
Elizabeth Warren reevaluates, Bloomberg drops out
2020-03-04 21:06:31 UTC
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy Wednesday as the winnowing process in the Democrats’ 2020 nomination fight lurched forward after a consequential Super Tu...
Bernie Sanders Wins Big in California Primary
2020-03-04 05:35:07 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgent Joe Biden scored sweeping victories across the country with the backing of a diverse coalition and progressive rival Bernie Sanders seized Super Tuesday’s biggest prize with a win in California as the Democratic Party’s once-crowded presidential field suddenly transf...
Klobuchar and Buttigieg United Behind Joe Biden
2020-03-03 03:31:43 UTC
<p>DALLAS (AP) — Rivals no more, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg united behind Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Monday as the Democratic Party’s moderate wing scrambled to boost the former vice president just hours before voting began across a series of high-stakes Super Tuesday...
Amy Klobuchar to End Presidential Bid, Endorse Joe Biden
2020-03-02 19:20:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and plans to endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president’s White House bid.
She is flying to Dallas and plans to join Biden at his rally Mo...
Analysis: Biden positions himself as leading moderate
2020-03-01 13:40:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden bought himself time. It’s unclear how much.
Biden’s victory in South Carolina on Saturday was emphatic enough to let him make the claim that it had reordered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He can now credibly argue he is the overwhelming favori...
Biden Wins South Carolina
2020-03-01 00:27:27 UTC
<p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden scored a convincing victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary on Saturday, riding a wave of African American support and ending progressive rival Bernie Sanders’ winning streak.</p><p>The victory came at a a crucial moment in Biden’s...
South Carolina primary 2020: Polls, News, Maps and Results
2020-03-01 00:37:55 UTC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden fought to rescue his presidential ambitions — and blunt Bernie Sanders' momentum — on Saturday as voters across South Carolina made their mark on the Democrats' nomination fight.
There were no reports of voting problems throughout the day. Polls across the state w...
US Signs Peace Agreement with Taliban
2020-02-29 15:41:25 UTC
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war.
Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,60...
Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
2020-02-29 01:00:24 UTC
<p>SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dealing a significant blow to a signature Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can no longer make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.<br><br>The government face...
Biden hopes South Carolina win could propel him to Super Tuesday
2020-02-28 22:22:28 UTC
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is confident that he is poised for victory in Saturday’s first-in-the-South primary, just weeks after his third presidential campaign left New Hampshire badly wounded and close to broke.
The question is whether Biden is correct that a win in South Caroli...
Dow Jones Falls Nearly 1,200 Points
2020-02-27 21:12:47 UTC
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 1,200 points Thursday, deepening a weeklong global market rout caused by worries that the coronavirus outbreak will wreak havov on the global economy. Bond prices soared again as investors sought safe places to park money, sending the yield on the 10-y...
Mitt Romney Says He Will Vote to Convict Trump
2020-02-05 19:39:14 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate, bringing an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history in a vote at the start of the tumultuous campaign for the White House.
A majority of senators have now expressed unease with...