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Librarian Holly Ryckman smiles as she chats with 81-year-old Dell Kaplan from the Davis Library in Plano, Texas Friday, May 15, 2020. Ryckman is participating in a program that have popped up across the U.S. during the pandemic to help older adults with a simple offer to engage in small talk. Ryckman said the calls have been

Just a chat: Calls offered for older adults staying home

May. 18, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — For 81-year-old Dell Kaplan, the offer to get calls from a stranger just to chat while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic was immediately appealing. “It gets pretty lonely here by yourself,” said Kaplan, a suburban Dallas resident who has been missing meals out with...

In this April 7, 2020, handout photo, Japneet Singh, right, delivers pizza to health care workers at Kings County Hospital in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  Singh estimates 1,000 pizzas were delivered to essential workers since the end of March. (Courtesy of the New York Sikh Council via AP)

In Detroit, NYC, kindness comes one slice of pizza at a time

May. 17, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the pandemic, Shalinder Singh spent Sundays at his gurdwara, helping serve a community meal for 300 people or more at the Sikh place of worship in suburban Detroit. Now, he’s all about pizza. Singh and his family have paid for and delivered hundreds of pies to hospitals,...

A New York Police Officer patrols Central Park during the coronavirus pandemic Saturday, May 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cuomo says car and race tracks in NY can reopen with no fans

May. 16, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In another step toward reopening its economy going into the summer, New York will allow horse racing tracks and Watkins Glen International car track to reopen with the coronavirus outbreak easing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. But the Democrat was quick to add a caveat: “No...

The Sligo Creek Golf Course in Silver Spring, Md., is opened Monday, May 11, 2020, as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan opened golf courses in the initial stage in easing coronavirus shutdown. As states push for some return to normal business operations, elected officials in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs surrounding Washington, D.C., are unwilling to quickly reopen, as they confront COVID-19 infection and fatality numbers that are the highest in their states. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Virginia, Maryland suburbs aligned with DC in COVID response

May. 13, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The allure was tempting: Haircuts were to be had, as was the chance to drink a beer at an outdoor bar after governors in Maryland and Virginia agreed to loosen weekslong lockdown restrictions because of the coronavirus. But unlike other areas of the country that are itching to...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam smiles as he gives updates on the Coronavirus during his press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Monday, May 11, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Northam says most of Virginia still set to reopen Friday

May. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says the state is still on track to begin its gradual reopening this week amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the exception of the population-dense Washington suburbs. Northam said at a news conference Monday that the state continues to see positive trends...

Daniel Hsu, a Chinese American, poses for a portrait near the apartment he has been renting in Shanghai, China on Monday, April 13, 2020. He has been kept from leaving China by an exit ban issued by the Chinese authorities in hopes of pressuring his father to return to China to face criminal charges. (AP Photo)

'No remedy, no rights': China blocks foreigners from leaving

May. 5, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mandy Luo was supposed to get on a plane back to Seattle with her mother and finish high school like everyone else. But at the airport in Shanghai, a security officer told Luo’s mother, Jodie Chen, that she could not leave China. Neither could her stepfather, a U.S. citizen named...

Saint Therese Senior Services in New Hope, Minn., on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A suburban Minneapolis nursing home said 47 residents have died from complications of COVID-19, the most at any long-term care facility in Minnesota. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Minnesota nursing home reports 47 deaths from coronavirus

Apr. 30, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis nursing home said 47 residents have died from complications of COVID-19, the most at any long-term care facility in Minnesota. St. Therese of New Hope also said Wednesday that 130 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, while 65 staff members have shown...

FILE- In this March 20, 2020 file photo customers wearing protective masks and gloves wait in line at a Stop & Shop supermarket in Teaneck, N.J., that opened special morning hours to serve people 60-years and older due to coronavirus concerns. The virus's rampage through the New York metro region, from the well-to-do towns along Connecticut's coastline to the bedroom communities of northern New Jersey and Long Island, offers a counterweight to the notion of the suburbs, with their plentiful open spaces, as havens safe against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COVID-19 showing suburbs are just as vulnerable as cities

Apr. 29, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Haunting images of an empty Times Square and the daily accounting of hundreds of fatalities in New York City have reinforced the idea of the coronavirus as an urban contagion. That may obscure an equally sobering truth: Many of the city's suburbs have been hit just as hard. In some, there...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, residents arrive to collect soap, vegetables, fruits and other staples distributed by volunteers from community organizations of ACLEFEU in Clichy-sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris. Open-air markets are closed, supermarket prices are skyrocketing and people are out of jobs. Putting food on the table is yet another challenge for the disenfranchised residents of France’s housing projects, where the fallout of the national lockdown over the coronavirus is raising concerns about social unrest. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Virus lockdown raises tensions in France's poorest areas

Apr. 26, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France (AP) — Joining more than 1,000 others, Djemba Diatite stood for hours in line to feed her growing family, grateful for handouts of fruits, vegetables and soap. It was her first time accepting charity, but she had no choice. The coronavirus pandemic has turned her world upside down....

An Indian fruit vendor wearing a face mask as a precaution against the new coronavirus waits for customers during lockdown in Bangalore, India, Friday, April 24, 2020. As governments around the world try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, India has launched one of the most draconian social experiments in history, locking down its entire population, including an estimated 176 million people who struggle to survive on $1.90 a day or less. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India announces easing of lockdown restrictions

Apr. 25, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Navy recommends reinstatement of fired carrier captain....