US Health Department's Caputo has cancer, spokesperson says

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Caputo, who is on a 60-day leave from his role as spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after accusing government scientists of sedition, has me...

South Africa lifts spirits with Jerusalema dance amid virus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans of all walks of life are dancing to “Jerusalema,” a rousing anthem to lift their spirits amid the battle against COVID-19. In response to a call fr...

'Are people to be left to die?' Vaccine pleas fill UN summit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19? Many world leaders at this week’s virtual...

World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 23 The Guardian on new customs regulations due to Brexit: ...

Late-stage study of first single-shot vaccine begins in US

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the...

Sierra Leone doctor in dedicated mission against COVID-19

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Dr. Mamadu Baldeh can’t forget the 18-year-old who came into his hospital with COVID-19, gasping for air until the day he died. This suffering was all too real for Baldeh, who ba...

Workforce Agility is the Key to Future Success, say 84% of Companies in Singapore: Aon Survey

Changing market demands due to COVID-19 are driving organisations to evaluate reskilling their workforce. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 September 2020 -  Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global profes...

200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

NEW YORK (AP) — With the nation’s COVID-19 death toll at 200,000, President Donald Trump is engaged in an ongoing war against his administration’s own scientists. Over the past six m...

200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

NEW YORK (AP) — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he ha...

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-f...

As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praised

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent." Then he quoted Ghana's first p...

The Latest: India confirms over 75,00 new coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI — India on Tuesday confirmed over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours. With more than 5.5 million cases, India is behind only the U...

Business Highlights

___ Soaring wealth during pandemic highlights rising inequality WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock m...

US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing in the Americas. The Cruise Lines Internationa...