• Italy Passes China in Coronavirus Deaths
    2020-03-19 18:39:28 UTC

    ROME (AP) — The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtook China’s on Thursday, and infections in the United States climbed past 10,000, in a stark illustration of how the crisis has pivoted toward the West. Italy, with a population of 60 million, recorded at least 3,405 deaths, or roughly 150 more than in China — a country w...
  • Coronavirus Cases Top 220,000 Worldwide - 9,000 Dies
    2020-03-18 23:20:08 UTC

    BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people infected worldwide crested the 220,000 ...
  • 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. More than 78,000 people have recovered from...
  • AP Fact Checks: Falsehoods Around the Coronavirus
    2020-03-15 15:49:16 UTC

    <p>A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:</p><p>__</p><p>CLAIM: If you don&rsquo;t have health insurance and can&rsquo;t afford to take a $3,...
  • Cinemas Across North America Remain Open
    2020-03-15 15:30:43 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Movie theaters have long acted as a refuge in times of war and recession. Their screens have flickered virtually unabated for the last century. But the coronavirus presents a rare case and an acute crisis for a medium already under threat by the advent of streaming services.&nbsp;</p><p>With few exceptions, mov...
  • Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
    2020-03-11 17:23:23 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue.</p><p>After two of his accusers confronted him again in a Manhattan court, the 67-year-old former Hollywood mogul broke his courtroom silence ...
  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC

    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity&rdquo; of t...
  • You Don't Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home in US
    2020-03-10 19:48:35 UTC

    Many Americans may be unnecessarily talking themselves out of homeownership. Thirty-seven percent of non-homeowners say not having enough saved for a down payment is holding them back from homeownership, but 62% of Americans incorrectly believe you have to have at least 20% of a home’s purchase price to buy, according to NerdWallet’s 2...
  • Italy Hopes of Not Becoming Next Epicenter of Spreading Coronavirus
    2020-03-10 17:46:24 UTC

    ROME (AP) — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown Tuesday in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic now that life in China is edging back to normal. The travel restrictions that were ...
  • Passengers to Be Let Off Princess Cruise in Oakland
    2020-03-10 17:28:18 UTC

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of increasingly bored and restless passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus waited for their turn Tuesday to get off the vessel and go into two weeks of quarantine at military bases around the U.S. Passengers wearing masks trickled out of the Grand Princess and walked to the bottom of a...
  • Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
    2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC

    MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a princely trove — Nahmad says his Picasso c...
  • US Broken Health Care System Put Coronavirus Fight at Risk
    2020-03-10 05:42:14 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; 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&rsquo;s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. A parcel delivery driver in Britain worr...
  • March 8: Women Filled Streets to Protest Gender Violence, and Inequality
    2020-03-09 02:22:45 UTC

    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) &mdash; Women filled the streets of the world&rsquo;s largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and inequality on International Women&rsquo;s Day, with the mothers of murdered girls leading a march in Mexico City and participants in Paris inveighing against the &ldquo;virus of the patriarchy.&rdquo;</p><p>Whi...
  • Quarter of Italy’s Population Is Now Under Quarantine
    2020-03-08 05:58:01 UTC

    <p>BEIJING (AP) &mdash; Italy&rsquo;s prime minister announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, restricting the movements of about a quarter of the country&rsquo;s population in a bid to limit contagions at the epicenter of Europe&rsquo;s outbreak.</p><p>Shortly after midnight, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decr...
  • McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
    2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81. Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of ja...
  • Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
    2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Woody Allen&rsquo;s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir &ldquo;Apropos of Nothing.&rdquo;</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday, dozens of Hachette emp...
  • A Major Milestone for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
    2020-03-05 01:38:17 UTC

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  • Scientists Offer New Hope About Ending Blindness
    2020-03-05 01:07:21 UTC

    Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone&rsquo;s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases. A patient recently had it done at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health &amp; Science University in Portland for an inherited form o...
  • Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Increase in US
    2020-03-03 21:56:26 UTC

    <p>SEATTLE (AP) &mdash; Tensions over how to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus intensified Tuesday in the United States as the death toll climbed to seven and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government&rsquo;s ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal with the crisis.</p><p>All of the deaths &mdash; including the latest ...
  • Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
    2020-02-29 01:00:24 UTC

    <p>SAN DIEGO (AP) &mdash; 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 faced a setback from a three-judge panel of ...
  • New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
    2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC

    BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China. Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva. He says it is reassuring that the number of daily cases appea...
  • Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
    2021-12-22 19:25:23 UTC

    <p>As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. These gases trap heat, which means that...
  • Scientists Find Micro Plastic in Arctic Ice
    2019-08-14 23:33:28 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet. The researchers used a helicopter to land on ice floes and retrieve the samples during an...
  • US Seeks to Cut Legal Immigration by Half
    2019-08-13 01:28:48 UTC

    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that some experts say could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor. The long-anticipated rule, pushed by Trump’s leading aide on immigration, Stephen Miller...
  • Ebola Virus: WHO Vaccinates Over 1,300 People in Goma
    2019-08-11 16:00:28 UTC

    GOMA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban center. A year-long Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at le...