Latest 2019-2020 Coronavirus pandemic News

FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, French Defense Minister Florence Parly speaks as she attends the first sheet metal cut ceremony of the C35 force refueling vessel, at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France. France's Defense Minister Florence Parly admitted to lying about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from Wuhan and have been suspected of links to France's first confirmed COVID-19 cluster. (Loic Venance, pool via AP, File)

France's defense chief misled nation on troops' virus safety

Sep. 23, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister has admitted to misleading the nation about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan and have been suspected of links to France’s first confirmed COVID-19 cluster. The revelation...

Health officials concerned as virus cases linked to MSU rise

Sep. 23, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are searching for answers after coronavirus cases linked to Michigan State University students and staff rose to more than 1,200. “I’m kind of feeling like I’m running out of tools in my toolbox. I’ll find some more,” said Linda...

The sun rises behind the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, before a private ceremony and public viewing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Roberts remembers Ginsburg as tough and brave

Sep. 23, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbur g (all times local): 10 a.m. Chief Justice John Roberts is remembering his colleague Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as tough and brave, a fighter and a winner. Roberts was speaking Wednesday during a private...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19 in New York. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Sep. 23, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis. “It is completely unfathomable that...

Indians wearing a face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk at a vegetables market in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

Sep. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier. The country has now confirmed more than 5.6 million cases. The health ministry also reported 1,085 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 90,020. India is...

Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook.
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Wall Street opening higher led by big gain for Nike

Sep. 23, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

New York (AP) — Stocks are rising on Wall Street Wednesday, adding to the day-earlier gains ahead of a second day of testimony by the Fed chairman. Nike rose more than 10% after it reported soaring online sales of its sneakers and workout clothes. Rival Under Armour is also up, rising 7%. Tesla fell 5%...

The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ruth Ginsburg's flag-draped casket arrives at Supreme Court

Sep. 23, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women's rights champion, leader of the court's liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week. Even with the court closed to the public because of the coronavirus...

Worker completed nursing home shift despite virus symptoms

Sep. 23, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

MADISON, Maine (AP) — An employee at a nursing home where a coronavirus outbreak has killed seven residents worked an overnight shift while she had COVID-19 symptoms, a newspaper reports. The certfied nursing assistant at Maplecrest Rehabilitation & Living Center in Madison documented her symptoms...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016 file photo, the sun rises over the city skyline with the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, on a foggy day in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai is tapping the global financial market to potentially raise billions of dollars for the first time in years. That's according to a bond prospectus seen on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, by The Associated Press. It reveals the deepening toll of the coronavirus pandemic on Dubai's economy. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Reports: Kuwait and the UAE in economic pain amid pandemic

Sep. 23, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two oil-rich Arab Gulf states suffered severe economic blows on Wednesday, as a major credit agency downgraded Kuwait for the first time and the United Arab Emirates acknowledged its economy would contract to a level last seen in 2009. The agency, Moody’s Investors...

CCRI laying off 45 staff in effort to cut costs

Sep. 23, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Community College of Rhode Island is laying off 45 full-time, non-faculty staff and is looking at other cost-cutting measures in response to economic challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. President Meghan Hughes also asked the Council on Postsecondary Education to...