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Winfrey chooses "Hidden Valley Road" for book club

Apr. 7, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six of 12 children were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Winfrey says she will continue picking books during the coronavirus outbreak, and will seek new ways...

FILE - In this Jan 11, 2020 file photo, Selena Gomez attends the premiere of

Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis to Miley Cyrus

Apr. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder during a social media chat with Miley Cyrus. Gomez spoke about her diagnosis during a 20-minute conversation Friday on Cyrus’ “Bright Minded” series on Instagram. The singer says she “realized...

The Latest: US Tennis Association says best to not play now

Apr. 3, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a posting on its website on Friday, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective...

Pat Marmo, owner of Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home, walks through a viewing room set up to respect social distancing, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. He and other funeral directors are seeing a surge of clients because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'We need help': Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

Apr. 2, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks in the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and the public health crisis deepened in New York City, where a funeral home in a hard-hit neighborhood had 185 bodies...

** HOLD FOR STORY ** In this April 11, 2019, photo, provided by Davis Thompson, University of Georgia student-athletes and roommates from left: Ashley Andersen, Morgan Coppoc, Tyler Armistead and Dalaney Hans pose before attending a concert together in Athens, Georgia. Georgia tennis player Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, back home and hundreds of miles away from campus, lost without her routine and her teammates. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches with both updates for the entire team with latest details about the coronavirus and individual check-ins. The UGA counseling also office got in touch with Coppoc immediately and then again to offer sessions by phone that she would have typically attended in person. (Davis Thompson via AP)

Coaches find ways to support young athletes feeling adrift

Mar. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, hundreds of miles away from campus and lost without her routine and her tennis teammates at Georgia. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches for individual check-ins as...

Mark Andersen, 60, co-director of the nonprofit organization,

For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways

Mar. 27, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he's already “here past the welcome.” A third, old enough to remember the aftermath of the 1918 flu epidemic, turns to her faith in challenging times. For older Americans, some...

This undated image released by Maggie Hellman shows Hellman with her husband Jeremy and their three children, from left, Gili, 2, Yehuda, 7, and Elisheva, 5, at their New Jersey home. The coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on couples and their relationships. Maggie Hellman created a Facebook group for her friends to blow off their own steam. (Abbie Sophia Photography/Maggie Hellman via AP)

Couples in quarantine: Stress, anxiety, fear of the unknown

Mar. 27, 2020 4:04 AM EDT

The 60-something husband works in the food industry and still insists upon leaving every day for work, saying he needs to keep his business afloat. His frightened wife desperately wants him to stay home. For another couple, in the midst of a separation, the bitterly fought issue is the kids and whether they can...

In this photo provided by Brett Seidl, Jonathon Seidl sits in his home office in Dallas on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. He said he wasn't worried about the coronavirus despite his anxiety disorder. But that changed. The 33-year-old digital media strategist, who takes medication, said his concern was less about getting sick than about the battering the economy could sustain. Would he be able to feed his family? Would there be a run on food stores? He could not shake his worries. (Brett Seidl via AP)

They already had an anxiety disorder. Now comes a pandemic.

Mar. 25, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At first, Jonathon Seidl wasn't worried about the coronavirus despite his anxiety disorder. But that changed. The 33-year-old digital media strategist from Dallas, who takes medication, said his concern was less about getting sick than about the battering the economy could sustain. Would he...

President Donald Trump speaks with Fox News Channel Anchor Bill Hemmer during a Fox News Channel virtual town hall, at the White House, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims rising suicides if US stays shut

Mar. 25, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a baseless claim of surging suicides if the U.S. economy remains mostly shut due to the spread of the coronavirus. There's no evidence that suicides will rise dramatically, let alone surpass potential coronavirus deaths. Historically in a crisis, suicides...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the Tokyo Games on hold because of the coronavirus, the retired swimming great worries that some athletes may have trouble coping with this unprecedented postponement. “It's a total bamboozle,” Phelps told The Associated Press on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. “There's such a wave of emotions. I can't imagine what these athletes are going through right now.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

With Olympics on hold, Phelps worries about mental health

Mar. 24, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

Michael Phelps has been open about his mental health struggles, even as he became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. Now, with the Tokyo Games on hold because of the coronavirus, the retired swimming great worries that some athletes may have trouble coping with this unprecedented postponement....