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A woman walks past a store advertising sales at 70 percent off, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Cleveland. More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and sent the economy into a deep recession. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Nearly 39 million have lost jobs in US since virus took hold

May. 21, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the two months since the coronavirus took hold in the U.S. has swelled to nearly 39 million, the government reported Thursday, even as states from coast to coast gradually reopen their economies and let people go back to work....

In this May 14, 2019 photo, packages of frozen beef filets from Australia, left, the United States, center, and Canada, right, are for sale at a supermarket in Beijing. China has too much at stake to destroy its trading relationship with Australia entirely but is using sanctions to send a sharp warning to the South Pacific nation about its calls for a robust coronavirus inquiry, an expert says. China has suspended beef imports from four Australian slaughterhouses and is threatening to impose huge tariffs on barley after Australia called for independent inquiry into the origins of the virus. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Australia says it doesn't want trade war with China

May. 19, 2020 6:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s trade minister said Tuesday that his country does not want a trade war with China, but maintained Beijing had erred by imposing stiff tariffs on Australian barley in what is widely seen as punishment for advocating an investigation into the coronavirus...

In this photo taken on Saturday, May 9, 2020, a patient suspected of having the coronavirus infection breathes with the aid of an oxygen mask at the regional hospital in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. The hospital lacks a centralized oxygen supply and has to rely mostly on refillable oxygen masks, reflecting a pitiful state of Ukraine's underfunded health care system that was quickly overwhelmed by the coronavirus even with a relatively low number of infections. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine's overburdened doctors in desperate virus fight

May. 18, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

CHERNIVTSI, Ukraine (AP) — A breathing machine at a Ukrainian hospital breaks down, leaving a coronavirus patient gasping helplessly for air. Dr. Olha Kobevko rushes from room to room to see if there is an electrician among her other patients who can fix it. Eventually, she figures out a way to get the...

In this photo taken on Friday, May 1, 2020, doctor Ivan Venzhynovych, wearing special suit to protect against coronavirus, poses for a photo after morning examination patients with coronavirus at a hospital in Pochaiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's troubled health care system has been overwhelmed by COVID-19, even though it has reported a relatively low number of cases. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine's hospitals under strain, even with few virus cases

May. 11, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

CHERNIVTSI, Ukraine (AP) — Medical workers in homemade protective masks and suits, with plastic bags over their shoes. A hospital intended for 150 coronavirus patients now holding 250. A lack of filtration systems that forces autopsies to be done outside, under the trees, instead of in the hospital morgue....

Syria reduces fuel subsidies as economic crisis deepens

May. 9, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's oil and mineral resources ministry announced Saturday a reduction in automobile fuel subsidies, the latest government measure to tackle a deepening economic crisis. The ministry said it was revising down its fuel subsidies, excluding from its ration system users of cars with engines...

The Latest: Guterres: Pandemic nearing "human rights crisis”

Apr. 23, 2020 1:20 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 Secretary-General says pandemic is becoming human rights...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 1997 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jane Hull, nearing her 100th day in office, poses from a state capitol balcony which overlooks Phoenix. Hull, the first woman elected governor of Arizona and the state's first female House speaker, has died. She was 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Friday, April 17, 2020 saying, “Governor Hull dedicated 25 years to principled public service.” (AP Photo/Nancy Engebretson, file)

Jane Hull, first woman elected Arizona governor, dies at 84

Apr. 17, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jane Hull, Arizona's first woman elected governor and part of the “Fab Five” celebrated as the nation's first all-female elected state executive branch leadership group, has died. She was 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Twitter on Friday, praising Hull's 25 years of...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Senate Democrats on Thursday stalled President Donald Trump's request for $250 billion to supplement a

New pressure on lawmakers as virus aid for firms hits limit

Apr. 16, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers struggled Thursday to break a stalemate over President Donald Trump’s $250 billion emergency request for a small-business program, stoking uncertainty about when additional support will be available in a key rescue program now exhausted of funds. A Senate session quickly...

In this image provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, the website for HealthCare.gov is seen. The Trump administration’s opposition to “Obamacare” could become an obstacle to helping millions of uninsured people in the coronavirus outbreak, as well as many workers who are losing coverage because of the economic shutdown. Experts say the Affordable Care Act’s insurance markets provide an infrastructure for extending subsidized private coverage in every state. (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service via AP)

Trump's disdain for 'Obamacare' could hamper virus response

Apr. 13, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s unrelenting opposition to “Obamacare” could become an obstacle for millions of uninsured people in the coronavirus outbreak, as well as many who are losing coverage in the economic shutdown. Experts say the Affordable Care Act's insurance...

This photo provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority shows CEO Jeff Lyash. On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, President Donald Trump took a swipe at Lyash's compensation, suggesting the executive's pay was too high. (Courtesy of Tennessee Valley Authority via AP)

Trump criticizes TVA president, says pay is too high

Apr. 8, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump took a swipe at the compensation of the Tennessee Valley Authority's president during his daily coronavirus briefing Wednesday, suggesting the executive's pay was too high. In response to a reporter’s question, who said the head of TVA “made $8...