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President Donald Trump, with members of the President's Coronavirus Task Force, holds a paper about countries best and least prepared to deal with a pandemic, during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

Feb. 27, 2020 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming. Shortly after Trump spoke, the government announced a...

President Donald Trump with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, right, and other members of the president's coronavirus task force speaks during a news conference at the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

Feb. 26, 2020 10:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming. Shortly after Trump spoke, the government announced a...

Turkish backed Syrian fighter fires at a frontline near the town of Saraqib in Idlib province, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Syrian government forces have captured dozens of villages, including major rebel strongholds, over the past few days in the last opposition-held area in the country's northwest. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

Syrian army hits civilian sites in relentless Idlib campaign

Feb. 26, 2020 7:22 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces bombed civilian targets in the northwestern Idlib province Wednesday, pushing ahead with a fierce military campaign that has sent nearly a million people fleeing from their homes and killed hundreds over the past three months. Backed by Russian air power, President...

Bill would allow nursing homes to give medical cannabis

Feb. 26, 2020 6:29 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers continue to fine tune legislation that aligns with the state’s growing medical cannabis program by advancing two Senate bills facilitating the work of caregivers and lab employees. SB 185 sponsored by Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, would allow employees...

Auditor criticizes assisted living and nursing home board

Feb. 26, 2020 5:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Auditor General's Office found several shortcomings with a board overseeing assisted living and nursing home directors. The auditor general's office released a report Tuesday outlining perceived problems with the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution...

Colorado health care provider ends community alliance talks

Feb. 26, 2020 4:59 PM EST

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's largest health care provider ended negotiations to enter a community health care alliance in southwest Colorado. Centura Health has effectively dropped out of negotiations to collaborate with Southwest Health Alliance to negotiate rates with insurers and provide plans...

Split Michigan Senate OKs changes to regulation of hospitals

Feb. 26, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A split Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to let hospitals do multimillion-dollar construction projects or add psychiatric beds without needing state regulatory approval. The five Republican-sponsored bills, which were passed 21-16 on party lines, were sent to the GOP-led House for...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

Staff of an artificial intelligence company GumGum Japan work at their office Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that companies should allow employees to work from home and hospitals must expand their treatment capacity in order for Japan to control its virus outbreak. GumGum Japan, an artificial intelligence company that already allowed flexible hours, now is telling all of its employees to work from home. It also banned unessential business trips and hopes to communicate with business partners via phone and video conferences.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Abe: Flex hours, work style among key steps to fight virus

Feb. 25, 2020 8:00 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that companies should allow employees to work from home and hospitals must expand their treatment capacity in order for Japan to control its virus outbreak. “We are at an extremely important time in ending the spread of infection at an...

In this Jan. 23, 2020 photo, the new $52 million Southwell Hospital opened its doors in Adel, Ga. In 2017 officials shut down the old hospital after it had trouble recruiting doctors, had an outdated building and a sizable patient population with no health insurance. The new hospital opened its doors in October. But there was one catch: there was no emergency room, a major financial drain on the old hospital. (AP Photo/ Sudhin S. Thanawala)

Rural Georgia hospital is reborn but without its costly ER

Feb. 25, 2020 6:05 PM EST

ADEL, Ga. (AP) — For years, the hospital in this small, south Georgia city was in grave financial trouble. Like other rural American hospitals, Cook Medical Center was saddled with an outdated building, trouble recruiting doctors and a patient population short on health insurance. In 2017, hospital...