Latest 2019-2020 Coronavirus pandemic News

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo,German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, wears a face mask as he waits for the arrival of China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi for a meeting in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Germany’s foreign minister is quarantining himself after a bodyguard tested positive for the coronavirus. Heiko Maas’ ministry said in a statement that Maas took the step on Wednesday. It said that an initial test on the minister himself was negative. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

The Latest: Germany foreign minister Maas in quarantine

Sep. 23, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

BERLIN -- Germany’s foreign minister is quarantined after a bodyguard tested positive for the coronavirus. Heiko Maas’ ministry says an initial test on the minister was negative. The ministry says it is working with local authorities to establish whether other people need to take measures. Germany...

KU Medical Center part of COVID-19 clinical trial

Sep. 23, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Medical Center is part of a nationwide clinical trial looking into different treatments for patients with mild to moderate symptoms of the coronavirus who do not require hospitalization. KCUR-FM reports that the first treatment will involve the use of...

Michigan lawmakers move to pass $62B state budget

Sep. 23, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are moving to pass a $62 billion spending plan about a week before the deadline to enact the next state budget. Bills were made public Wednesday and are expected to win final legislative approval later in the day before going to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. This year's...

Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook.
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Stocks are mixed on Wall Street as September keeps churning

Sep. 23, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

New York (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed in early trading Wednesday, as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn. The S&P 500 was 0.2% higher, but trading has been erratic recently with several sudden turns of momentum, even within the same day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was...

FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, French Defense Minister Florence Parly speaks as she attends the first sheet metal cut ceremony of the C35 force refueling vessel, at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France. France's Defense Minister Florence Parly admitted to lying about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from Wuhan and have been suspected of links to France's first confirmed COVID-19 cluster. (Loic Venance, pool via AP, File)

France's defense chief misled nation on troops' virus safety

Sep. 23, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister has admitted to misleading the nation about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan and have been suspected of links to France’s first confirmed COVID-19 cluster. The revelation...

Health officials concerned as virus cases linked to MSU rise

Sep. 23, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are searching for answers after coronavirus cases linked to Michigan State University students and staff rose to more than 1,200. “I’m kind of feeling like I’m running out of tools in my toolbox. I’ll find some more,” said Linda...

The sun rises behind the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, before a private ceremony and public viewing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Roberts remembers Ginsburg as tough and brave

Sep. 23, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbur g (all times local): 10 a.m. Chief Justice John Roberts is remembering his colleague Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as tough and brave, a fighter and a winner. Roberts was speaking Wednesday during a private...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19 in New York. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Sep. 23, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis. “It is completely unfathomable that...

Indians wearing a face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk at a vegetables market in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

Sep. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier. The country has now confirmed more than 5.6 million cases. The health ministry also reported 1,085 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 90,020. India is...

The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ruth Ginsburg's flag-draped casket arrives at Supreme Court

Sep. 23, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women's rights champion, leader of the court's liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week. Even with the court closed to the public because of the coronavirus...