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Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

FILE - In this March 18, 2019, photo the logo for IBM appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. IBM is offering up its speedy supercomputer to help combat the new coronavirus. The technology company said Sunday, March 22, 2020, that it is working with the White House and the U.S. Department of Energy to make its computing power more accessible to researchers tackling the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Business Fallout: Supercomputers vs. coronavirus; more masks

Mar. 23, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

The rapid worldwide spread of the coronavirus since it was first revealed in China less than three months ago has dealt an unparalleled shock to the global economy. Following are weekend business developments related to the outbreak as governments attempt to stabilize their economies, companies navigate through...

Travelers walk past canceled flights on a schedule board, some due to the coronavirus, at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan urges against nonessential travel to US

Mar. 22, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 92,300...

2 men plead guilty to laundering $750K from a dating scam

Mar. 20, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two men pleaded guilty in an online dating scheme where a Kentucky woman was scammed out of more than $750,000. Kahad A. Wuupini, of Seattle, Washington, and Thomas D. Inkoom, of Newark, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering,...

Medics and paramedics from China arrive at the Malpensa airport of Milan, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Some 37 between doctors and paramedics were sent along with some 20 tons of equipment, and will be deployed to different hospitals in Italy's most affected area. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

The Latest: Ships going to Honolulu won't let off passengers

Mar. 18, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 218,000 people and killed more than 8,800. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 84,000 people have recovered...

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US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

Mar. 16, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors and mayors...

UPDATES TOURNAMENT CANCELLED - Fans enter The Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a game at the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men's NCAA college basketball games tournament was cancelled. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Rutgers crushed: 1st NCAA spot in 29 years was but days away

Mar. 13, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers seemed to be a only couple of days away from ending a nearly three-decade absence from the NCAA Tournament. Then the coronavirus changed everything. After knocking off then No. 9 Maryland last week and winning at Purdue, all the Scarlet Knights (20-11) had to do was play in...

Pope Francis kisses a child in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican before leaving after his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

Feb. 26, 2020 5:37 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church's Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy over fears of the coronavirus outbreak. Francis and a long line of...

Rail bridge OK'd to seek fed funds; tunnel doesn't make cut

Feb. 11, 2020 12:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two long-delayed New York-area rail projects received mixed reviews from federal officials Monday, as a plan for a replacement for a century-old bridge earned high enough marks to finally qualify for federal funding but a larger project to build a new tunnel under the Hudson River remained...

Censure urged for judge over Playboy remark to plaintiff

Feb. 6, 2020 3:39 PM EST

A New Jersey ethics panel has recommended a high-ranking judge be censured over his behavior in court, including comments in which he told a woman that she should send nude pictures of herself to Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. The state panel on judicial conduct made its recommendation Wednesday in the...