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President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, walk as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort takes off from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 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: — WHO warns COVID-19 epidemics “far from over”...

Joe Mehr works with instructor GraceMarie Tellone during a Rock Steady Boxing program class Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at Downtown Gym & Fitness in St. Cloud, Minn. The program is designed to help people suffering from Parkinson's disease. (Dave Schwarz/The St. Cloud Times via AP)

Rock Steady Boxing: Fighting back against Parkinson's

Mar. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three years ago, Joe Mehr started to "walk clumsy," he said. The 68-year-old St. Cloud resident started developing tremors and having trouble balancing — telltale signs of Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that has no cure. With Parkinson's, symptoms gradually...

Restaurant chefs band together to make meals for unemployed

Mar. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — As the COVID-19 outbreak puts people out of work, restaurant employees — many of whom are out of work themselves — are stepping up to help. Jeff Bacon, the vice president and executive director of Providence, sent out an email last week to about 100 culinary...

Indiana woman's lead testing company gets clients nationwide

Mar. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Megan Glover was growing concerned about her water. Four years ago, the country was on the heels of a water crisis in Flint, Michigan, that had alerted many to the dangers of lead poisoning and water safety. In Zionsville, Glover was acutely aware of the issues just a state away. As...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland and acting White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, speaks with reporters as he walks to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

Mar. 25, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the...

A woman wearing face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, March 16, 2020. Asian stock markets and U.S. futures fell Monday after the Federal Reserve slashed its key interest rate to shore up economic growth in the face of mounting global anti-virus controls that are shutting down business and travel. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Financial markets in turmoil over fear of virus lockdowns

Mar. 16, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks fell sharply Monday after central bank moves to shore up economic growth failed to dispel investor's fears over virus controls that are shutting down global business and travel. There were no glimmers of optimism: European and Asian stock indexes were down as much as 10%, as...

Members of the Madison's homeless population make their way through a dinner line at a men's homeless shelter at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Because of limited space, the men have to eat in shifts. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Madison leaders seek to replace men's homeless shelter

Mar. 16, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At dusk on a frigid night in late February when the temperature will drop below zero, dozens of homeless men form a ragged line in the courtyard of Grace Episcopal Church on Capitol Square. It’s a potentially volatile mix of some the city’s most vulnerable adults: from...

Abby Aitkin, right, a five-year-old Daisy Girl Scout, examines the awards given to Marian Seabold, 102, at a gathering in White Bear Lake, Minn. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The Girl Scouts were there to honor Seabold with a Lifetime Achievement award for her 65 plus years of service with the Girl Scouts. Seabold, who turns 103 on March 14, joined the Girl Scouts when she was 10, returning to lead when her daughter attended, then again when her granddaughter joined. (Deanna Weniger/Pioneer Press via AP)

Girl Scouts honor 102-year-old Minnesota woman

Mar. 16, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Marian Seabold remembers when her mom baked Girl Scout cookies at home for her to sell. They weren’t anything fancy like today’s Thin Mints or Tagalongs, just plain sugar cookies packaged in wax paper bags, sealed with a sticker and sold for 25 cents per dozen. A...

FILE - In this Friday, March 13, 2020, file photo, a trader walks on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during President Donald Trump's televised speech from the White House, in New York. Stock markets are set for another week of turbulent trading as U.S. index futures fell sharply after the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates and more companies and governments took action over the weekend to shut down European and American society. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian stock markets, US futures sink after Fed's rate cut

Mar. 15, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets and U.S. futures fell Monday after the Federal Reserve slashed its key interest rate to shore up economic growth in the face of mounting global anti-virus controls that are shutting down business and travel. Sydney's benchmark plunged 7% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 2%....

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020 file photo, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday, March 15 said he has decided to give Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government following an inconclusive national election this month. Rivlin's office announced his decision late Sunday after consulting with leaders of all of the parties elected to parliament. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Netanyahu rival Gantz chosen to form new Israeli government

Mar. 15, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz will be given the first opportunity to form a new government after an inconclusive national election this month, the country’s president said Sunday, raising questions about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future. The...