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Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

Klobuchar's husband back home after virus hospitalization

Mar. 26, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's husband has been released from a hospital where he was being treated for low oxygen and pneumonia as a result of the coronavirus, the senator said Thursday. Klobuchar, a former Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement that her husband, John...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden and senior adviser Symone Sanders participate in a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa. Biden's status as Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting means the party will choose another man for an office never held by a woman. But he's running with plenty of women behind him, including a yet-to-be-named vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Joe Biden's inner circle: No longer a boys club

Mar. 26, 2020 6:10 AM EDT

Weeks before Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign, he released a social media video to address allegations from women who said his uninvited displays of affection had made them uncomfortable. “Social norms have begun to change. They've shifted,” said the former vice president, then 76....

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters outside the Senate chamber after Democrats blocked a coronavirus aid package on Capitol Hill, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Negotiators close on a nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

Mar. 24, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional and White House officials emerged from grueling negotiations at the Capitol over the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package saying they expected to reach a deal Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they had...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori listens questions from journalist during a press conference Monday, March 23, 2020, in Tokyo. As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal

Mar. 24, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 101,000 people have recovered so...

A man crosses the street in a nearly empty Times Square, which is usually very crowded on a weekday morning, Monday, March 23, 2020 in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered most New Yorkers to stay home from work to slow the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

In global fight vs. virus, over 1.5 billion told: Stay home

Mar. 23, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With masks, ventilators and political goodwill in desperately short supply, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or urged to stay in their homes Monday at the start of what could be a pivotal week in the battle to contain the coronavirus in the U.S. and Europe. ...

FILE - In this April 1, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, left, and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan speak at the state Capitol in St Paul, Minn. Gov. Walz put himself into quarantine Monday, March 23, 2020, after a member of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The announcement followed an Instagram post by Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan late Sunday that her brother died of the disease in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski File)

Walz self-quarantines; wrestles with shelter-in-place order

Mar. 23, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz quarantined himself Monday after a member of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19, but the governor said he's still wrestling with whether to order residents to shelter in place. Walz said he felt fine with no symptoms but would lead by example and work from...

In this image from video, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Sen. Rand Paul kept working for six days after virus test

Mar. 23, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he was tested a week ago for the novel coronavirus, but continued working at the Capitol because he had no symptoms of the illness and believed it was "highly unlikely” he was sick. Paul also said he did not have direct contact with anyone who tested...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, gets a kiss from husband John Bessler, upon arriving at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa. Sen. Klobuchar announced Monday, March 23 that her husband has tested positive for the coronavirus.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar File)

Klobuchar says husband hospitalized with coronavirus

Mar. 23, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Monday that her husband, John Bessler, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former Democratic presidential candidate said in a statement that Bessler began feeling sick when she was in Minnesota and he was in Washington, D.C., and that he...

Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

'Bigger than any one of us': Biden, Sanders tackle pandemic

Mar. 16, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in the Democratic debate to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic, uniting in their criticism of President Donald Trump's response to the fast-moving coronavirus but diverging in how...