• Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public health hazard in a century, they still put th...
  • Trump Wanted to Deploy 10,000 Troops for Challenging Protesters
    2020-06-07 04:13:24 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI’s Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans changed with an unexpected call to divert immediately. Go the White House. President Donald Trump wanted a briefing from him and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of ...
  • Black Lives Matter: More Protesters Pour Into Streets
    2020-06-07 04:12:49 UTC

    RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — Washington prepared for what was expected to be the city’s largest demonstration yet against police brutality. Military vehicles and officers in fatigues closed off much of downtown Washington to traffic ahead of the planned march, which was expected to attract up to 200,000 people outraged by George Floyd’s dea...
  • 'I Can't Breathe': US Protesters Stage Fiery Clash With Police
    2020-05-31 02:13:33 UTC

    <p>In cities across the United States, protesters angered over the killing of George Floyd faced off against heavily-armed officers, with some smashing police cars, ransacking businesses and setting fires that smoldered through the night.</p><p>Fears of another cycle of violence were palpable on Saturday as cities from Atlanta to Minne...
  • Surviving COVID-19 May Result in Immunity from Reinfection
    2020-05-20 20:35:31 UTC

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign that vaccines under development may succeed, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. Although scientists have assumed that antibodies produced in r...
  • US Announces COVID-19 Vaccine with Encouraging Results
    2020-05-18 18:31:14 UTC

    WASHINGTON — An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday. Study volunteers given either a low or medium dose of the vaccine by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc. h...
  • 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...
  • Father and Son Arrested in Murder Investigation of Ahmaud Arbery
    2021-11-25 02:23:00 UTC

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was shot to death while jogging on a Sunday afternoon, Georgia investigators concluded that the facts show enough evidence to jail a white father and son on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault. <hr><h2><a href="">3 Whi...
  • A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC

    REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in humans will likely begin later this year. ...
  • UK Coronavirus Death Toll Is the Second-Highest Worldwide Behind U.S.
    2020-05-05 19:11:55 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, figures released on Tuesday showed. The high death toll could increase political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who waited longer than other European leaders to order a lockdow...
  • COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
    2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are pursuing vaccines with nearly a dozen i...
  • UK to Start System to Trace COVID-19 Contacts
    2020-05-03 23:55:24 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will trial a new coronavirus tracing programme next week on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Sunday as the government looks at how to minimise the risk of a second wave of infection. Suffering one of the worst death tolls in Europe from COVID-19...
  • Juliet Was Fighting For Her Life: 'I Died and Came Back'
    2020-05-01 18:27:28 UTC

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married and have her own children? Driving a...
  • New Drug: Scientists Announce Effective Treatment Against COVID-19
    2020-05-01 01:28:20 UTC

    Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. government said it is working to make the antivir...
  • Coronavirus May Turn Overcrowded Prisons Into Inferno
    2020-04-27 18:57:42 UTC

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening to turn them into an inferno. The Puente Alto prison in downtown Santiago, Chile, had the largest of Latin America’s largest prison virus outbreaks so far, with more than 300 reported ca...
  • California: “More People Will Be Sick, and More Will Die”
    2020-04-27 01:52:09 UTC

    Southern California — Los Angeles county beaches, trails and playgrounds were closed, and officers on horseback were patrolling those areas to enforce social distancing rules. The city also opened cooling centers for people “who might not be able to survive the heat wave at home,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Everyone else should stay...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama Launches Series of Online Reading for Kids
    2020-04-20 21:52:25 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators. “Mondays with Michelle Obama” is part of the PBS KIDS Read-...
  • New COVID-19 Forecasts for Asia: Singapore Reports 942 New Cases
    2020-04-18 13:52:37 UTC

    BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore reported 942 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total number of infections to 5,992, including 11 deaths. The number of cases in Singapore has more than doubled over the past week amid an explosion of infections among foreign workers staying in crowde...
  • Chris Cuomo Won't Analyze Anymore Trump, “Who We All Know Is Full of Shit by Design”
    2020-04-14 20:35:42 UTC

    Chris Cuomo used his SiriusXM show to vent about his role as CNN anchor, and said his battle with coronavirus had made him rethink his values and question his position as a public figure. He said: “I don’t like what I do professionally… I don’t think it’s worth my time.” Cuomo said he missed the freedom to tell his critics to “go t...
  • UK Is Significantly UnderReporting Covid-19 Deaths
    2020-04-14 18:32:21 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s true death toll from the novel coronavirus far exceeds estimates previously published by the government, according to broader official data that include deaths in the community such as in nursing homes. Even before the new figures, the official British death toll was the fifth-highest globally...
  • Should you wear a mask? Wipe down the groceries?
    2020-04-15 02:01:26 UTC

    Should you wash your hands? Are you going out to get the mail? Should you touch the mailbox? Should you touch the mail? Should you clean the mail? Should you take a walk? Should you wear a mask? What about gloves? What about neighbors — stay six feet away? Ten? Will they approach? What will you do? Will you be standoffish, or lau...
  • More Than Half of Coronavirus Patients Improved After Receiving Experimental Drug
    2020-04-11 07:11:46 UTC

    <p>More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there&rsquo;s no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug because there was no comparison group, doctors reported Friday.</p><p>The <a href="
  • COVID-19: Some Doctors Moving Away From Using Breathing Machines
    2020-04-29 21:06:04 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators, and some doctors worry that the ma...