“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...
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 ...
Scientists: Make Coronavirus Research Available to All
2020-03-13 17:28:52 UTC
<p>The Latest on the world’s coronavirus pandemic:</p><p>Science policy leaders from around the globe are calling on publishers to immediately make available all research and data on the new coronavirus.</p><p>The leaders come from a dozen countries, including the United States, Italy, Japa...
Iraq: US Strikes Kill 5 Security Forces, 1 Civilian
2020-03-13 17:19:23 UTC
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s military said five security force members and a civilian were killed early Friday in a barrage of U.S. airstrikes launched hours after a rocket attack killed and wounded American and British servicemen at a base north of Baghdad.
An Iran-backed Shiite militia group vowed ...
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...
Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
2020-03-11 17:23:23 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — 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 Holl...
World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
<p>ROME (AP) — 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 “deeply concerned by the alarming l...
Federal Appeals Court Rules DOJ Must Give Mueller Probe Grand Jury Testimony to Congress
2020-03-11 01:42:55 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department must give Congress secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, giving the House a significant win in a separation-of-powers clash with the Trump administratio...
US Election 2020: Joe Biden Wins Michigan
2020-03-11 01:27:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden won Michigan’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory in Michigan, as well as Missouri and Mississippi, dealt a serious blow to Sanders, ...
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 ...
"Constitutional" Amendment: Putin Plans To Rule Until 2036
2020-03-10 21:45:41 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count.
The constitutional change would pave the way for the 67-year-old Putin to s...
Twitter Strikes Deal with Silver Lake, Elliott to keep Jack Dorsey as CEO
2020-03-10 20:02:41 UTC
San Francisco — Twitter says it’s reached an investment deal with Silver Lake and Elliott Management that will keep Jack Dorsey as the social media company’s CEO.
Twitter Inc. said Monday that Silver Lake will make a $1 billion investment in the company. That money, along with cash on hand, is...
Stocks Rise in Turbulent Trading a Day After Selloff
2020-03-10 19:47:33 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street endured another day of dizzying trading Tuesday, whipping up and down with hopes that the U.S. and other governments will cushion the economy from the pain of the coronavirus.
The S&P 500 surged as much as 3.7% in the morning and recouped nearly half its historic dr...
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 p...
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...
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 Gran...
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 pr...
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...
Meghan Tells Men to Value & Appreciate Women in Their Lives
2020-03-10 06:01:34 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives.
The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The com...
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. ...
Max von Sydow, Who Starred in 11 Ingmar Bergman Films Dies at 90
2020-03-09 15:56:17 UTC
<p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,&rdquo...
Black Monday: Shock To Oil Also Rattled Stock Markets
2020-03-09 14:09:42 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear gripped financial markets around the world Monday as stock prices and bond yields plunge on worries about the effects of a new coronavirus.
The most violent drops came from the oil markets, where prices cratered more than 20%. But moves in stocks and bond yields were near...