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Cars drive in a highway in northern Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 20, 2020, on the first day of Iranian New Year, called Nowruz, or

Iran's leaders take upbeat tone even as virus deaths climb

Mar. 20, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's leaders vowed to overcome the coronavirus outbreak in upbeat messages marking the Persian New Year on Friday, even as the Health Ministry announced 149 more fatalities, bringing the country's death toll to 1,433. Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, with...

A man walks along the shores of Lake Erie at Sims Park during the coronavirus outbreak, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Euclid, Ohio. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio Guard to distribute food; unemployment claims top 100K

Mar. 19, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has activated 300 members of the Ohio National Guard to help ensure needy communities get food, while the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said it received 111,055 unemployment insurance benefit applications online in the past four days. A look at...

Judie Shape, center, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, but isn't showing symptoms, presses her hand against her window after a visit through the window and on the phone with her daughter Lori Spencer, left, and her son-in-law Michael Spencer, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home, which is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the United States. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Disruption frenzy: Nations try to slow virus, aid economies

Mar. 18, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Mass disruptions shuddered around the globe as governments struggled to slow the spread of the coronavirus while trying to keep afloat their economies. The impact included border traffic jams in Lithuania, the deaths of 17 elderly residents in one Madrid nursing home and a bus service halt in...

A man unknowingly attempted to board his SMART bus at 9 Mile and Woodward in Ferndale, Mich., from the front Tuesday, March, 17, 2020. Passengers have been requested to enter from the back of the busses due to Coronavirus threat. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Michigan lawmakers approve $125M for virus outbreak

Mar. 17, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan lawmakers late Tuesday approved $125 million in emergency relief to fight the coronavirus outbreak, including $50 million to help expand the health care system's capacity amid rising cases during the pandemic. The spending would be on top of $25 million the Legislature OK'd last...

Peter Pan to continue allowing immigration checks on buses

Mar. 3, 2020 12:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Peter Pan Bus Lines, a major Northeast carrier, will continue to allow federal immigration officials on its buses to conduct routine checks for immigrants living in the country illegally, saying it could help stem human trafficking, the company said this week. Peter Pan, based in Springfield,...

Honolulu proposes increase to senior, disabled bus fares

Feb. 17, 2020 2:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Rate Commission proposed an increase in the city's bus fares for riders including those who are 65 and older, riders holding Medicare cards and passengers with disabilities. Riders in the senior, Medicare and disabled category would pay a maximum of $60 annually, an increase of...

Staff workers of the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding cry outside the children's home, the morning after a deadly fire broke out at the facility in Kenscoff, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. A fire swept through this orphanage run by a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group, killing 13 children, according to health care workers. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Haiti officials say 15 children died in residence fire

Feb. 14, 2020 8:08 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A fire swept through a Haitian children's home run by a Pennsylvania-based religious nonprofit group, killing 15 children, officials said Friday. Rose-Marie Louis, a child-care worker at the home, told The Associated Press that the fire began around 9 p.m. Thursday and...

Investigators are seen outside of a Greyhound bus after a passenger was killed on board on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Lebec, Calif. A gunman killed one passenger and wounded multiple others on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. (AP Photo/Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting on Greyhound bus in California

Feb. 4, 2020 12:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man cursing and muttering incoherently opened fire aboard a packed Greyhound bus in Southern California early Monday, killing one person and wounding five others in a seemingly random attack before passengers disarmed him, authorities and a witness said. The driver of the Los...