Latest 2019-2020 Coronavirus pandemic News

Malea Anderson, who has suffered headaches, fatigue and other symptoms she suspects are related to the coronavirus, is shown at her home in Erie, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. In Colorado, Anderson and dozens of people report a wide range of lingering COVID-19 symptoms that last for weeks, even months, but little is known about the reasons why. (Hart Van Denburg/Colorado Public Radio via AP)

COVID 'long haulers’ suffer symptoms weeks, months, Later

Sep. 20, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In the early hours of an April morning, at her home in Erie, Malea Anderson woke up with what felt like an explosion of ice water up her spine and into her head. She had a massive headache and tried to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, but her limbs wouldn’t cooperate. She feared...

A woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus gets her nails done at a nail salon at Vallecas neighborhood in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Authorities in Madrid, the European capital experiencing the worst second-wave outbreak, are introducing new curbs on social gatherings starting Monday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Madrid protesters decry new virus restrictions

Sep. 20, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MADRID — Spaniards are protesting in Madrid against the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the city's regional head, who has placed new restrictions on neighborhoods with the highest contagion rates. Wearing face masks and trying to maintain social distancing, protestors clapped in unison while...

The crescent moon sets behind the Commerzbank building in Frankfurt, Germany, late Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Public sector strikes to hit Germany next week over wages

Sep. 20, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Public sector workers in Germany will start staging short-term warning strikes after the latest round of wage negotiations failed to produce an agreement, their union said Sunday. The Ver.di union, which represents some 2.3 million federal and local employees, said strikes will start Tuesday....

Court to decide if electronic signatures OK for initiatives

Sep. 20, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is asking a court to declare that electronic signatures are not acceptable of initiative petitions. Wyman filed the request in Thurston County Superior Court last week. She has previously said she believes the Legislature should weigh in before...

A pastor wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus prays during a service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. South Korea's new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge in India

Sep. 20, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. It was the second day in a row new infections fell below 30, after 21 were reported on Saturday, the lowest daily...

President Donald Trump wraps up his speech at a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Analysis: US to hit 200K dead; Trump sees no need for regret

Sep. 20, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic began bearing down on the United States in March, President Donald Trump set out his expectations. If the U.S. could keep the death toll between 100,000 to 200,000 people, Trump said, it would indicate that his administration had “done a very good...

A man casts his ballot at a polling station, in Rome, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. On Sunday and Monday Italians are called to vote nationwide in a referendum to confirm a historical change to the country's constitution to drastically reduce the number of Members of Parliament from 945 to 600. Eighteen million of Italian citizens will also vote on Sunday and Monday to renew local governors in seven regions, along with mayors in approximately 1,000 cities. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Italians vote in 7 regional contests shaped by pandemic

Sep. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians in seven regions headed to the polls Sunday for two days of voting shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters were required to wear masks and maintain social distancing as they cast ballots in regional contests originally scheduled for the spring but delayed due to the pandemic. Italy's...

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo employees socially distance due to the coronavirus as they have a drink after work, in Stockholm. Sweden's relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world's attention when the pandemic first hit Europe. Now, as infection numbers surge in much of Europe, Sweden has some of the lowest numbers of new cases and there are only 14 people being treated for the virus in intensive care in the country of 10 million. (Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency via AP, File)

Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain

Sep. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones. Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls — places where face masks are commonly worn in much...

Fred Poddig, from left, and Andrew Gryspeerd, members of Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech, talk to first-year forestry student Braden Berridge during the first K-Day event of the year at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the university's annual K-Day event, where students get a Friday afternoon off to travel to a local beach and learn about campus activities, was held on-campus and divided into several days. (Garrett Neese/The Mining Journal via AP)

Michigan Tech moves 'Involvement Zone' event to campus

Sep. 20, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — With COVID-19, student organizations face obstacles both in getting the word out, and in conducting their usual activities. They got help with the first of those Sept. 11 with Michigan Technological University’s first K-Day event, branded “The Involvement Zone.”...

Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

Sep. 20, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of NASCAR's playoffs in a championship that is clearly his to lose. Harvick held off a charging Kyle Busch over the final 40 laps Saturday night at...