Esper defends firing of Navy ship captain over virus warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the military under broad pressure to step up its coronavirus response, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday defended the firing of an aircraft carrier commander who sought hel...

With 1 goal, first-ever MLS game was filled with promise

Before the first-ever Major League Soccer match, a group of San Jose Clash players went to a local restaurant for some pregame bonding. Four of them threw up after the meal, but it had nothing to do w...

Europe sees more signs of hope as Italy's virus curve falls

ROME (AP) — Europe is seeing further signs of hope in the coronavirus outbreak as Italy's daily death toll was at its lowest in more than two weeks and health officials noted with caution Sunday that ...

Daughter of MLK named to Georgia coronavirus outreach group

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the daughters of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will help lead a new outreach committee in Georgia as the state copes with the coronavirus, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Sunday. ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Federal officials waited to order medical supplies until stocks in the U.S. were running critically low as the new coronavirus spread across the country. A review of federal purchasing contracts by Th...

Wuhan coronavirus in the US: Map, case counts and news

Ohio mayor pleads for church to stop in-person services An Ohio mayor pleaded with a local church to “reconsider" holding in-person services amid concerns of the rapid spread of the coro...

Top title games: UConn's '99 win vs. Duke a program changer

Khalid El-Amin remembers Connecticut’s resolve to win a program-changing national championship. The last hurdle to transforming the Huskies into a national power? Edging a dominant ...

Biden raises idea of Democrats holding an online convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the coronavirus, may need to take place online as the pandemic continues to res...

Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way. Foreheads touching, he breathes in the person's ha, or breath. “Fa...

New Yorkers hunker down as city braces for critical phase

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers hunkered down Sunday as the city entered a critical phase in the coronavirus crisis — a period authorities warned would bring soaring death tolls and even more challenges f...

Insider Q&A: 'Everyone will suffer' from US-China spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months ago, the United States and China signed an interim “Phase 1'' trade deal, signaling a cease-fire in the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. China agreed t...

Surgeon general warns US of `saddest week' and `9/11 moment'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeon General Jerome Adams offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be...

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling wi...

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they're afraid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves. They disinfect keypads, freezer ...

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as prices plummet

NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. A...