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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y.,

Virus Relief Bill Remains Up in Air as Negotiations Resume

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday ...
Andrea Larson poses at her home

Rent’s Due, Again: Monthly Anxieties Deepen as Aid Falls Off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once ...
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Can the Coronavirus Spread Through the Air?

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of ...
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Can You Get the Coronavirus Twice?

Can you get the coronavirus twice? ...
Passengers wearing face masks

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine is Put to its Biggest Test

The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of ...
the exterior of the Showboat hotel

New Jersey Gives Parents More Options to Keep Kids Home

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials provided more details Friday on the reopening of schools this ...
A signs at the entrance to a clothing store

Hotlines Let Workers Snitch on Bosses Who Break Virus Rules

BOSTON (AP) — Feel like snitching on a boss or business not following public health rules ...
a woman has blood drawn for COVID-19 antibody testing

Virus Antibodies Fade Fast but Not Necessarily Protection

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only ...
East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project spray to control mosquitos

First COVID-19, Now Mosquitoes: Bracing For Bug-Borne Ills

Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found ...
Dimitris Anagnostis opens the door

Texas Coronavirus Cases Include More Than 80 Infants

Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found ...
science teachers Ann Darby, left, and Rosa Herrera check-in students

Millions of Kids Told Full Return to School in Fall Unlikely

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they're unlikely ...
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House

Trump Talks Less About Virus, States Look Inward for Answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis ...
A man shows bottles

In Bolivian City, People Buy Fake – And Toxic – Virus Cure

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (AP) — Long lines form every morning in one of the Bolivian cities hardest ...
Judge Stephen McIntosh explains updates to courtrooms

Courts Get Creative to Restart Jury Trials Amid Pandemic

It was New Mexico's first jury trial since the pandemic crippled the U.S. criminal justice system, ...
Onate High School is pictured in Las Cruces, New Mexico

New Mexico High School to Drop Spanish Conquistador Name

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico high school named after a Spanish conquistador will ...
A health worker takes a sample for a PCR test

Virus Cases Rise in U.S. States Amid New World Restrictions

MIAMI (AP) — Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 25,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday ...
a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

More Than 200 Schools Back Lawsuit Over Foreign Student Rule

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration's ...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Reports Largest, Single-Day Increase in COVID Cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase ...
Jasmin Pierre poses for a photo with her smartphone app

Pandemic, Racism Compound Worries About Black Suicide Rate

CHICAGO (AP) — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on ...
Peter Mindnich and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: President at Braille Institute of America – Peter Mindnich

Peter Mindnich, President of the Braille Institute of America, discusses the importance of mobile and accessible ...
a prototype of their "BFS" prefilled syringe

US Bets on Small, Untested Company to Deliver COVID Vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms ...
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield

CDC Head Sticking to School-Opening Guides Trump Criticized

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won't revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism ...
Virus Outbreak Scramble for Tests

Where Do New Viruses Like the Coronavirus Come From?

Factors smaller than a cell and as large as the planet are at play when a ...
Shania Dod, right, collects a sample at a United Memorial Medical Center

‘A Hot Mess’: Americans Face Testing Delays as Virus Surges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck ...
Tom Alexander holds a cross as he prays prior to rulings outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill

Court OK’s Limiting Free Birth Control on Religious Grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — More employers who cite religious or moral grounds can decline to offer cost-free ...
President Donald Trump

Trump Says He Will Pressure States to Reopen Schools in Fall

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to reopen schools this fall, arguing that ...
medical personnel adjust their personal protective equipment

Protective Gear for Medical Workers Begins to Run Low Again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the ...
ttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, right, inaugurates a day long tree planting campaign

Indians Keep Their Distance in Mass Tree Planting Campaign

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — More than 2 million people gathered Sunday at river banks, farmlands and ...
Indians participate in a health awareness run to mark World AIDS Day in Hyderabad, India

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and ...
Tricia Nora, right, a pediatric nurse practitioner, reads a book to Emilyanne Wade

Amazon Homeless Shelter Boosts Unique Program for Sick Kids

SEATTLE (AP) — After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care ...
Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part ...
Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class

Debates Turn Emotional as Schools Decide How and If to Open

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions ...
Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

Hollowed Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront ...
Violin Viiv performs as 3-year-old

Gyms, Museums, Casinos to Reopen; But a Week Later in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses ...
A dine-in customer looks at a menu next to a dining booth taped off for social distancing

Coronavirus Cases are Rising in 40 of 50 US States

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to ...
demonstrators gather near the White House in Washington

Little Evidence That Protests Spread Coronavirus in US

NEW YORK (AP) — There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd's ...
medical personnel prepare to test hundreds of people lined up in vehicles

Arizona Shuts Bars, Theaters, Parks Amid Virus Resurgence

Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks Monday and leaders in ...
Anita Anderson, left, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and her niece Tawnya Heggins of Houston

Florida Site of GOP Convention Orders Wearing of Masks

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, where mask-averse President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination ...
"No Entry" sign is posted on the door of the Craft Beer Cellar

States Retreat as Confirmed Virus Cases Hit All-Time High

Texas and Florida reversed course and clamped down on bars again Friday in the nation's biggest ...
Colorado Governor Jared Polis wears a face mask

US Virus Cases Near an All-Time High as Governors Backtrack

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus crisis deepened in Arizona on Thursday, and the governor of ...