Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC
The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s bigge...
Taylor Swift Sending Money To Fans
2020-03-26 16:28:35 UTC
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medica...
3.3 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Aid in A Single Week
2020-03-27 00:45:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.
The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral out...
U.S. Auto Sales Plummet 80 Percent
2020-03-26 04:24:17 UTC
(Reuters) - Vehicle sales in U.S. states that implemented lockdown orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus will drop 80% or more, analysts said on Wednesday.
Auto retail sales through the week of March 22 declined 22% nationwide on a yearly basis and as much as 40% in some cities on the ...
The Failure of Coronavirus Testing in America
2020-03-26 03:50:06 UTC
<p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">"Trace, test and treat" has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate.</span></strong></p><p><img alt="The_fai...
New York Mobilizes Against A Potential Public Health Disaster
2020-03-25 21:12:28 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after New York leaders ordered people to stay home, authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster Wednesday, with the city’s emergence as the nation’s biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning flare — and perhaps a cautionary tale — for the rest of th...
U.S. Immigration Detainees: “People Are In Fear and Panicking"
2020-03-25 20:39:20 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the viru...
US Announces $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Bill
2020-03-25 06:49:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure i...
US Governors Reject Trump’s Timeline for Reopening Economy
2020-03-25 03:45:51 UTC
<p>AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Governors across the nation on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump’s new accelerated timeline for reopening the U.S. economy, as they continued to impose more restrictions on travel and public life in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. <...
Asian Markets Opened Sharply Higher
2020-03-25 03:14:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares opened sharply higher in Asia on Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 with Congress and the White House nearing a deal on injecting nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 inde...
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket to 35,000
2020-03-23 06:56:01 UTC
Global-Gathering — The total number of known U.S. cases has climbed past 35,000 in a surge that health officials attributed in large part to an increase in diagnostic testing. More than 460 Americans have died.
More than 340,408 people have been infected across the world and 14,573 have died, ...
The Latest Developments in Coronavirus Outbreak
2020-03-22 18:54:16 UTC
(Reuters) - As coronavirus cases ballooned in Europe, several countries imposed or planned new restrictions to try to curb the spread. Britain told panic-buyers to calm down. California and three other U.S. states directed tens of millions of people to stay at home.
Dow Ends Week With a 17.3% Loss
2020-03-21 00:53:35 UTC
<p>Wall Street ended the week the same way it began: in full retreat from the coronavirus.</p><p>Stocks fell sharply and the price of oil sank Friday as federal and state governments moved to shut down bigger and bigger swaths of the nation’s economy in the hope of limiting the spread of th...
Chaos Amid U.S. Coronavirus Testing Incapability
2020-03-20 23:31:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some of the coronavirus tests didn’t work. Then there weren’t enough to go around. Now, just as the federal government tries to ramp up nationwide screening, laboratory workers are warning of a new roadblock: dire shortages of testing supplies.
The shortages are the la...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Orders 40M Residents to Stay at Home
2020-03-20 03:29:47 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system.
“This is a moment we need to make to...
Cannes Film Festival Postponed Its 73rd Edition
2020-03-20 00:56:07 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — France’s Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic. </p><p>Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to ...
America: Celebrities, Politicians Getting Tested with Ease and Quick Turnaround Times
2020-03-19 21:44:03 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms.</p><p>That’s fueling a perception that the wealthy a...
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...
Joe Biden Has Been Declared the Winner of Democratic Presidential Primary
2020-03-17 02:46:07 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has been declared the winner of last week’s Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, giving him victories in five out of six states that voted March 10.</p><p>After nearly a week of counting votes, the former vice president on Monday held ont...
Idris Elba Says He Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
2020-03-16 20:41:29 UTC
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into conta...
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 Says He Will Choose A Woman VP
2020-03-16 01:56:52 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest from the Sunday night Democratic debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (all times local):</p><p>9:40 p.m.</p><p>Bernie Sanders is accusing Joe Biden of not going far enough on his plans to combat climate change.</p><p>To Biden...
“But Only For the U.S.”: Trump Attempts to Pay German Scientists to Get Coronavirus Vaccine
2020-03-15 20:38:26 UTC
<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine.</p><p>German government sources told ...
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’t have health insura...
Cinemas Across North America Remain Open
2020-03-15 15:30:43 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — 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 servic...