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The Latest: WHO renews praise for China in response to virus

May. 25, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — World Health Organization officials renew praise for China...

FILE - This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. The World Health Organization said Monday May 25, 2020, that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments because its experts need to review all available evidence. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing

May. 25, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the anti-malarial drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking — from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments, saying that its experts need to review all available evidence...

Wisconsin nurse reflects on treating NYC COVID-19 patients

May. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For 20 days in April, nurse Elizabeth Riley’s day would begin by looking for coverings for her shoes. Then, she would put a shower cap on her hair and secure her one N95 mask that would need to last for the next five days. Over the N95 mask, Riley and her colleagues would layer...

President Donald Trump listens to the music before speaking during a

AP FACT CHECK: Faulty Trump claims on virus drug, vote fraud

May. 25, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump doesn't like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump's lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He...

Another 487 Hoosiers have COVID-19; total tops 31,000

May. 24, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Another 487 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, raising Indiana's total to 31,376, state health officials said Sunday. With 12 additional deaths, a total of 1,824 Hoosiers now are confirmed to have died from disease caused by the coronavirus, the Indiana State Department of...

In this undated photo provided by Dzemal Grcic, Elvir Alicajic, right, is seen with his friend Grcic at his home in Waterloo, Iowa. Doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics believed that Alicajic was likely within hours of succumbing to the coronavirus last month, before he made a remarkable recovery. Still, Grcic says the experience has been a

Iowa father, 35, recovering after nearly dying of COVID-19

May. 24, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The 35-year-old Iowa father was in critical condition and unconscious last month when doctors warned he was likely within hours of succumbing to the coronavirus. A friend and neighbor shared the grim prognosis with the family. His mom and wife wept. His 7-year-old boy kept asking,...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump trashing virus science he doesn't like

May. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump doesn't like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump's lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He...

Virus rules push bell ringing chemotherapy ceremony outside

May. 23, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — As the spring sun warmed the courtyard outside Banner North Colorado Medical Center’s cancer unit, Casey Pearson was simply relieved. Pearson, who was celebrating his final chemotherapy treatment with the traditional ringing of the bell ceremony Monday, had been surprised...

A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...