US wants WHO review of COVID-19 response to start 'now'

GENEVA (AP) — The United States says it wants the World Health Organization to start work “now” on a planned independent review of its coordinated international response to the COVID-19 outbreak, at a...

In reversal, White House tells CDC to post church guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) — After refusing for weeks to release reopening guidance for churches, the Trump administration on Thursday abruptly changed course — with the president saying he had instructed health...

US seeking industry cooperation on future medical supplies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical suppl...

Philippine police raid illicit hospital for virus patients

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police raided a clandestine hospital and drugstore that was secretly treating Chinese nationals suspected of being infected with the coronavirus, police officials...

Taiwan reports 13th day without new coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 20) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the 13th straight day without a...

The Latest: Philippine police raid illegal hospital

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 m...

Democrats protest removal of Transportation watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are protesting President Donald Trump's decision to remove the Transportation Department's acting inspector general, the latest in a string of actions by Trum...

Business Highlights

___ Mnuchin and Powell push differing priorities to aid economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell offered ...

Concerns erupt over integrity of Florida's COVID-19 website

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The chief architect of Florida’s coronavirus website was fired Monday after an apparent disagreement over what information should be made public, underscoring how entwined pub...

Mayor: New Yorkers crowded outside bars put lives in danger

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who flouted coronavirus restrictions for a weekend night on the town got the mayor's wrath on Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio admonished people seen crowding...

The Latest: UN chief: LGBTI vulnerable during pandemic

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 m...

Pandemic planning becomes political weapon as deaths mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first three years of his presidency, Donald Trump did not publicly utter the words “pandemic” or “preparedness.” Not in speeches, rallies or his many news conferences, planne...

NYC health chief under fire for alleged remark about police

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor expressed concern Thursday over a heated phone call in March between his health commissioner and a top police commander over what was then a dangerously thin stoc...

Court ruling opening Wisconsin brings concern, Trump praise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A court ruling tossing Wisconsin's stay-at-home order threw communities into chaos Thursday as local leaders were forced to decide whether to issue their own restrictions or allow...

US immunologist warns of 'darkest winter' if virus rebounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — America faces the “darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus, says a government whistleblower who alleges he was ousted ...