PHOENIX — Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the Coronavirus pandemic, can’t buy groceries online with her food stamps — even though each trip to the store is now a risky endeavor.
LONDON (AP) — The steep rise in Coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition dramat…
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest Coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy’s.
NEW ORLEANS — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new Coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73.
FALMOUTH, Maine — David Driskell, one of the nation’s most influential African American artists and a leading authority on black art, has died. He was 88.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The ACLU said Sunday it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against the new Coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is poised to get over 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon as it scrambles to line up more breathing machines for the sickest Coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Divers and boats resumed on Saturday the search in the Chesapeake Bay for the bodies of the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland police said.
CAIRO — At least 17 medics in Egypt’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the Coronavirus, officials said Saturday, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world’s most populous country.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in Coronavirus cases.
TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that Canada won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures against the United States after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile, the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and supplies, to conform with President Donald Trump’s insistence that it is only a short-term backup for states, not a com…
HAVANA (AP) — For two years the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programs —— state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of soft power that also earns billions in badly needed hard currency.
ATLANTA (AP) — A county prosecutor in Georgia said he will expunge Martin Luther King Jr.’s record for his trespassing arrest during a 1960 sit-in protesting the segregated dining rooms at an Atlanta department store.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison police investigators were working Thursday to determine why a respected physician and her husband were targeted and killed.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials determined to reduce violent crime have approved an eyes-in-the-sky program that uses surveillance planes to create a visual record of everything that can be seen in the streets below.
BRUSSELS (AP) — As the new Coronavirus spreads across Europe, ravaging economies and killing thousands, governments and the European Union are focusing much of their economic rescue efforts on containing a boom in joblessness, particularly by helping companies not fire workers.
NEW YORK — New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the Coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack …
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Wednesday closed its fifth police station in a week, raising concerns about the U.S. territory’s ability to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic as officers accused the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdict…
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to determine where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel Coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards Tuesday, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States’ biggest efforts against climate change.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inspector general has found additional failures in the FBI’s handling of a secretive surveillance program that came under scrutiny after the Russia investigation, identifying problems with dozens of applications for wiretaps.
The first N95 medical masks to reach the U.S. since February are arriving by plane and ship this week, with trucks standing ready to speed them to Coronavirus hot spots around the country.
BERLIN (AP) — European countries trying to keep Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers alive said Tuesday that a system they set up to enable trade with Tehran has finally concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export of medical goods.
WINNSBORO, S.C. — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the Coronavirus outbreak.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.
WUHAN, China (AP) — The city at the center of China’s virus outbreak was reopening for business Monday after authorities lifted more of the controls that locked downs tens of millions of people for two months. “I want to revenge shop,” one excited customer declared as she traversed one of Wu…
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.