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Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:19 AM

SEOUl (AP): The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow, and Berlin, and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks on Monday and hundreds of patients...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 5:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IPhone owners could get $25 from Apple after the company agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle claims over intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve older batteries. Apple and lawyers representing iPhone...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 11:19 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Ken Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed to lead the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency and, as a result, lacked authority to give asylum seekers less time to prepare...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 10:55 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — Long-awaited trade talks between the European Union and Britain kick off Monday amid deep tensions over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s threat to walk away from the talks if not enough progress is made within four months...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 9:41 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus that has sickened people around the globe, state officials announced Sunday. The sick person was a woman in her late 30s who contracted the virus while...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 5:40 PM

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — The coronavirus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state, a preliminary finding that could mean hundreds of undiagnosed cases in the state that’s also home to the nation’s first...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 4:09 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is set to evacuate 151 citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan as a new virus continues to spread across the globe, authorities said Sunday. The South Africans will be evacuated in a military...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 11:17 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A clock starts ticking when the light turns red at Baltimore intersections. Young men huddled on the sidewalk jump into the street, a squeegee in one hand, a bottle of glass cleaner in the other. For these “squeegee...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 9:40 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — With the viral outbreak spreading to more countries, the price of oil has dropped precipitously as global demand weakens even further. That has sent shares tumbling for oil giants like Exxon and Chevron while smaller producers...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 5:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is banning travel to Iran in response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus and elevating travel warnings to regions of Italy and South Korea. Vice President Mike Pence announced the new restrictions...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 3:45 PM

A person has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. State officials issued a terse news release announcing the death, gave no details and scheduled a...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:34 PM

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan that began after 9/11 and allowing US troops to return home from America...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 9:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man slipped into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. Now he would be...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 5:22 PM

Schools across the United States are cancelling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking “perfect attendance” awards as they brace for the possibility that the new coronavirus could begin spreading in their...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s longest war may finally be nearing an end. The United States and the Islamists it toppled from power in Afghanistan are poised to sign a peace deal Saturday after a conflict that outlasted two US ...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 3:35 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials reported the first US drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 11:13 AM

Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren’t sick don’t need to wear them. Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:19 AM

LONDON (AP): Heathrow Airport’s plans to increase capacity of Europe’s biggest travel hub by over 50 per cent were stalled yesterday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:19 AM

BANGKOK (AP): Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines, and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new virus troubled a mushrooming...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:08 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump declared that a widespread US outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn’t inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming. Shortly...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 5:01 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency crews rescued stranded drivers from the roofs of their vehicles on Thursday after a water main break flooded a Houston freeway. The flooding submerged vehicles on an eastern section of Loop 610, a highway that circles...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 2:52 PM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — A new coronavirus case in California could be the first in the United States that has no known connection to travel abroad or another known case, a possible sign the virus is spreading in a US community...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 1:36 PM

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked all elementary, middle and high schools nationwide on Thursday to close until late March to help control the spread of the new virus in the country. The request caught many local officials...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 11:14 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia, turned away by two nations due to fears of a virus outbreak, is being allowed to dock at Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel and passengers will be allowed to disembark, President Andr...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 10:56 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday that it is banning ads that make false claims about products tied to the new coronavirus. The social network said it is removing ads that feature a product and imply a limited supply, seeking...

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