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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens to questions during a news conference following a GOP policy meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom

Jul. 7, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader...

In this image provided by the Freedom Initiative Mohamed Amashah is greeted by family members upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., on Monday, July 6, 2020. The American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. (Bushra Soltan/Freedom Initiative via AP)

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

Jul. 6, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. The release of Mohamed Amashah, a dual Egyptian-American citizen from Jersey City, New Jersey, followed...

In this March 2018 photo, Cameron Webb teaches during a section of a health policy class at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. Webb, a political newcomer, says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic and racial unrest, Webb is a Black doctor and lawyer who is the director of health policy and equity at the University of Virginia. “I feel like the moment is one that my campaign is literally built for,

Convincing win in Virginia shows strength of Black vote

Jun. 24, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Cameron Webb says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic and racial unrest, Webb is a Black doctor and lawyer from Charlottesville who is the director of health policy and equity at...

Video surfaces of RCMP officer dragging a woman face-first

Jun. 23, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — A nursing student alleges she suffered physical and emotional injuries at the hands of an Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer after her boyfriend called emergency services to request a health check. Mona Wang alleges Cpl. Lacey Browning’s conduct was ``abusive and...

FILE - In this June 12, 2020, file photo, a health worker draws blood for COVID-19 antibody testing in Dearborn, Mich. A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients published Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests a person's blood type may have some influence on whether they develop severe disease. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

Jun. 18, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were more likely to have severe disease while those with Type O were less likely....

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. apologized Monday, June 8, 2020 for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago, saying his effort to make a political point had been offensive. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Falwell apologizes for tweet that included racist photo

Jun. 8, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago. “After listening to African American LU leaders and alumni over the past week and hearing...

In this photo taken on Thursday, May 7, 2020, medical students Afroditi Gerodimontaki, left, Michaella Alexandrou, center, and Dimitra Siakalli examine a patient at the Pathological Clinic of Sotiria Hospital in Athens. Greece's main hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 is also the focus of a hands-on training program for dozens of medical students who volunteered to relieve hard-pressed doctors from their simpler duties while gaining a close peek at the front lines of a struggle unmatched in modern medical history. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

AP PHOTOS: Medical students help virus hospital in Greece

May. 19, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than a century ago, the Sotiria hospital in Athens was built as a public sanatorium for patients with a feared infectious disease that spread through coughing and killed indiscriminately — tuberculosis. Now Greece’s main hospital for COVID-19 patients, it’s...