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A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 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: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

Employees meet outside the U.S. Postal Service distribution facility Friday, May 22, 2020, in east Denver. The facility, which handles 10-million pieces of mail daily for Colorado and Wyoming, is still open despite being ordered to shut down by city health officials because of a coronavirus outbreak investigation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Denver mail hub stays open despite coronavirus closure order

May. 22, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service distribution facility in Denver that handles 10 million pieces of mail a day for Colorado and Wyoming remained open Friday despite being ordered to shut down by city health officials because of a coronavirus outbreak investigation. The agency said it is...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, thousands of Afghan refugees walk as they enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in the western Herat Province. An international aid group says Friday, May 22, 2020 that some 661,000 people in 19 countries have been displaced by armed conflict in the two months since the U.N. secretary general called for a global cease-fire to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian Refugee Council says in a report Friday that the bulk of the newly displaced were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that large numbers were also uprooted in Yemen, Afghanistan, Chad and Niger. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)

The Latest: UN again urges global cease-fire to fight virus

May. 22, 2020 1:28 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: — U.N. again urges global cease-fire to help tackle COVID-19...

In this Wednesday, May 6, 2020, photo, Postmistress Donna DeWitt carries mail at the tiny post office on Isle Au Haut, Maine. The post office serves the 70 or so year-round island residents. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Post offices, beloved community hubs, fight virus-era threat

May. 17, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For some of the 2,000 or so year-round residents of Deer Isle, Maine, the fraying American flag outside the post office this spring was a reminder of the nation’s mood. The flag was in tatters. It twisted in the wind from a single hook. But it was stuck in the up position, so the...

In this Wednesday, May 6, 2020, photo, Postmistress Donna DeWitt carries mail at the tiny post office on Isle Au Haut, Maine. The post office serves the 70 or so year-round island residents. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Post offices, beloved community hubs, fight virus-era threat

May. 17, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For some of the 2,000 or so year-round residents of Deer Isle, Maine, the fraying American flag outside the post office this spring was a reminder of the nation’s mood. The flag was in tatters. It twisted in the wind from a single hook. But it was stuck in the up position, so...

A man wearing a face mask walks by a screen showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S.Korea: Rules stay relaxed despite virus spike

May. 13, 2020 1:46 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: — South Korea: No plans to backtrack on relaxed rules despite...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks to speak about the so-called Heroes Act, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

Highlights of Democrats' $3 trillion-plus virus relief bill

May. 13, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House have unveiled a $3 trillion-plus coronavirus relief bill — the fifth coronavirus response legislation so far — and are planning to pass the measure on Friday. The legislation replenishes existing accounts to respond to both the COVID-19 health...

Disenfranchised: Ohio says 318 ballots delivered too late

May. 12, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio elections officials say 318 voters in Butler County won't have their ballots counted for the April 28 primary because of a U.S. Postal Service delivery delay. Although the ballots were postmarked by the April 27 deadline, they didn't get to the Butler County elections board until...

A United States Postal worker makes a delivery with gloves and a mask in Philadelphia, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The U.S. Postal Service is keeping post offices open but ensuring customers stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart. The agency said it is following guidance from public health experts, although there is no indication that the new coronavirus COVID-19 is being spread through the mail. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

House rescue package includes $25 billion for Postal Service

May. 12, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new coronavirus aid package released Tuesday by House Democrats includes $25 billion for the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, which could run out of money by the end of September without a taxpayer bailout. Mail volume is down by more than 30% from last year because of the pandemic,...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks to speak about the so-called Heroes Act, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

Highlights of Democrats' $3 trillion-plus virus relief bill

May. 12, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House have unveiled a $3 trillion-plus coronavirus relief bill — the fifth coronavirus response legislation so far — and are planning to pass the measure on Friday. The legislation replenishes existing accounts to respond to both the COVID-19 health...