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

US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have topped 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wrea...

Florida orders Louisiana arrivals into quarantine

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered Friday that anyone arriving in the state from Louisiana must self-quarantine like those arriving from New York already must because of th...

Lack of social distancing leads to closure of parks, trails

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — It was a sunny day, the first in about a week when temperatures had climbed past the 50-degree mark, and people in Chicago did what they always do on such a day: They flocked to ...

Asia tourists troubled by canceled flights, borders closing

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights...

Vietnam orders non-essential businesses to close for 2 weeks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's government on Friday ordered all non-essential businesses to close for at least two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Mi...

Federal prisons struggle to combat growing COVID-19 fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a federal correction officer geared up for duty recently at a Florida prison complex, he added an N95 mask amid coronavirus fears. He has a sister who had an organ transplant an...

Asia tourists troubled by canceled flights, borders closing

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as...

China bars most foreigners to curb imported coronavirus cases

BEIJING (AP) — China says it is temporarily barring most foreigners from entering the country as it seeks to curb the number of imported coronavirus cases. The foreign ministry announced late...

A new beat for police across US: Enforcing social distance

NEW YORK (AP) — In New York City, they've started dismantling basketball hoops to prevent people from gathering in parks and playing. In Lakewood, New Jersey, police broke up a wedding being held in v...

74,000 Floridians seek jobless benefits, a tenfold increase

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 74,000 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week, a tenfold increase from the previous week, as the spread of the novel coronavirus shut down the state's th...

Restaurant growth screeches to a halt amid pandemic shutdown

The virus pandemic gripping the nation is slamming the restaurant industry after years of steady growth amid the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. Restaurants and bars face...

Coronavirus delivers tough blow to Lebanon’s dying economy

BEIRUT (AP) — Through 15 years of civil war and various bouts of violence since, Lebanon's Barbar eatery never closed its doors, serving up sandwiches to customers even if it meant doing so from behin...

US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients

SEATTLE (AP) — With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola bars. Last week's ultrasound, she said, showed “this baby is head down and...

US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have topped 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and established routin...

Trump's push to open economy could come at cost of lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contrast could hardly be more stark. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has said that if all of his sweeping, expensive measures to stem the corornavirus saved one life, it would be w...