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President Donald Trump arrives to speak, with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, center, and Adm. Brett Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health, during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US officials: Foreign disinformation is stoking virus fears

Mar. 16, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is alleging that a foreign disinformation campaign is underway aimed at spreading fear in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, three U.S. officials said Monday. On Sunday, federal officials began confronting what they said was a deliberate effort by a...

Journalists and White House staff's body temperature are checked by White House medical staff before they enter the White House perimeter, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

White House moves to protect Trump, staff from coronavirus

Mar. 16, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists and staff entering the White House complex Monday received a welcome designed for the age of the coronavirus: a thermometer placed near the forehead to check their temperatures. The temperature readings are among new measures the White House has put in place to protect...

President Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, right listen. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump disbanded NSC pandemic unit that experts had praised

Mar. 14, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health and national security experts shake their heads when President Donald Trump says the coronavirus "came out of nowhere" and “blindsided the world.” They've been warning about the next pandemic for years and criticized the Trump administration's decision in 2018...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 13, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT CT canceling CIAC tournaments was right call New Haven Register March 11 Sports always comes down to numbers, whether they are points or measurements of time. By definition, numbers are cold, factual, indisputable. Sports is often the opposite of that. It is...

The Latest: US advises Americans to reconsider travel abroad

Mar. 12, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. The extraordinary global health advisory late Wednesday followed President Donald Trump's announcement of European travel restrictions. Earlier in the...

President Donald Trump gestures for Vice President Mike Pence to speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump wants payroll tax relief to calm virus-spooked markets

Mar. 9, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday his administration will ask Congress to pass payroll tax relief and other quick measures as a public health and economic maelstrom brought on by the coronavirus drew closer to him personally. Intending to calm the fears of financial markets over the...

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a signing of a spending bill to combat the coronavirus, at the White House, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Virus threat prompts cancellation of SXSW

Mar. 6, 2020 5:36 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local to Seoul): 7:10 a.m. Austin city officials have canceled the South by Southwest arts and technology festival. Mayor Steve Adler announced a local disaster as a precaution because of the threat of the novel coronavirus,...

A Carabinieri (Italian paramilitary police) officer on patrol at former military hospital Baggio, which reopened a ward to hospitalize patients recovering from the COVID-19 virus, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, March 2, 2020. The strain on Lombardy's health system has forced authorities to seek to bring doctors out of retirement, accelerate graduation dates for nursing students, and incorporate doctors and hospital beds from the private sector to ease the strain on public hospitals. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: China reports slight drop in new virus cases

Mar. 3, 2020 9:09 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 9:50 a.m. China has seen another slight drop in new cases of the virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people. Authorities Wednesday reported 119 new cases, a drop from 125 the day before. Another 38 deaths from COVID-19 were...

FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in a tasting room in Purcellville, Va. American dairy farmers, distillers and drug makers have been eager to break into India, but it look like they'll have to wait. Indian is the world’s seventh-biggest economy but it's also a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people. Trade talks between the Trump administration and New Delhi were intended to forge at least a modest deal in time for President Donald Trump’s visit to India that begins Monday. But the talks appear to have fizzled for now. It's important to remember that Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are fierce nationalists who favor protecting their own producers over opening their markets to foreign competition. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as Trump visits

Feb. 22, 2020 12:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people. Looks like they’ll have to wait. Talks between the Trump administration and New Delhi, intended...

FILE  - In this Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, welders work on Iowa-side columns for the new Interstate 74 bridge in Bettendorf, Iowa. In the midst of an election year, President Donald Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion infrastructure plan. This time, the Republican president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending to reach his goal, a fundamental change that is praised by some state transportation officials and industry groups, even though Trump's proposal doesn't spell out how to pay for it all. (Todd Mizener/The Dispatch – The Rock Island Argus via AP, File)

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Feb. 21, 2020 10:19 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would use tax incentives to spur private investment in public works projects. He has so far failed to persuade Congress to pass anything like that. In another election year, Trump...