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  • UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the anti-malarial drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking — from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments, saying that its experts need to review all available evidence to date. In a press briefing, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom […]
  • Trump honors fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

    BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus. Eager to demonstrate national revival from the pandemic, Trump doubled up on his public schedule Monday, while threatening to pull the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte in August […]
  • White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

    President Donald Trump announced a ban on entry of non-United States citizens traveling from Brazil, a hotspot for coronavirus.
  • Sessions, running for Senate, rejects Trump’s criticism

    Jeff Sessions pushed back at President Donald Trump Saturday, saying Trump was "damn fortunate" Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation.
  • Record virus infections, deaths are ravaging Latin America

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A surging coronavirus is ravaging parts of Latin America, setting records for cases and deaths Friday in some countries in the world’s most unequal region even as the pandemic’s march slows in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. Latin America’s two largest nations — Mexico and Brazil — […]
  • Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

    Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back. Medical experts warn that the virus won’t take a holiday for the unofficial start […]
  • AP-NORC poll: Many in US won’t return to gym or dining out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly allowing businesses to reopen, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That hesitancy in the wake of the coronavirus […]
  • How should I clean and store my face mask?

    Cloth face masks worn during the coronavirus pandemic should be washed regularly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Asian shares fall on US friction with China, Hong Kong fears

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in Asia on Friday as tensions flared between the U.S. and China and as more job losses compounded the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong’s benchmark led regional losses, dropping 3.9% to 23,332.78 after the central government in Beijing said China’s ceremonial parliament will consider a bill that […]
  • Nearly 39 million have lost jobs in US since virus took hold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the two months since the coronavirus took hold in the U.S. has swelled to nearly 39 million, the government reported Thursday, even as states from coast to coast gradually reopen their economies and let people go back to work. More than 2.4 million […]

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