The Latest: Australia media say restrictions to be tightened

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian media are reporting that coronavirus-forced restrictions in Melbourne could be tightened from next week as authorities try to stem the spread of COVID-19. ...

Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas while Florida battens down

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas early Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast, where officials...

Fight goes on: WNBA activism started after 2016 shootings

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Cloud and her WNBA colleagues are staying active in the fight against social injustice and police brutality, participating in protests and sticking with the work they began fou...

Taiwan's Green Island to boost drinking water accessibility to reduce plastic waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Green Island is seeking to wean itself off bottled water in a project that will make drinking water available at 33 spots around the island. In a partner...

New Mexico town near vast US reservation shuts everyone out

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Like clockwork, payday arrives and tens of thousands of people from the Navajo reservation and other rural stretches along the New Mexico-Arizona border flood into Gallup, a freewh...

Prosecutors in Flint water probe: We're still on the case

DETROIT (AP) — Flint's water scandal remains under criminal investigation, prosecutors said Friday, pointing out a “misconception” that time soon will expire for any charges to be filed. ...

Backup coronavirus hospital in Memphis worries residents

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Faced with the threat of overburdened hospitals, states across the country are converting convention centers, sports facilities and performance spaces into backup treatment sites...

Water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

DETROIT (AP) — The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But for millions o...

A few miles away yet worlds apart, 2 families wait out virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One week in isolation. Two families. Only a few miles away, yet a world apart. For San Francisco lawyer Rebecca Biernat, a mother of three, "sheltering in place"...

Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As senior citizens deal with anxiety about the coronavirus, grocery store chains and other retailers have come up with a way to ease their fears: shopping times reserved exclusive...

AP Explains: What exactly is the Defense Production Act?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked a Korean War-era law as part of his response to the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to boost private industry production of supplies needed f...

Americans return to long waits for screenings at US airports

As weary travelers returned to the U.S. amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions, they were greeted with packed, hourslong waits for required medical screenings at airports. Post...

Americans snap to attention on virus as big events canceled

A basketball tournament, with no fans. A St. Patrick’s Day, with no parades. College campuses, with no students. Corporate headquarters, with barren cubicles. The nation snapped to a...

Italy's lockdown reshapes family life in time of coronavirus

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's decision to lock down the entire country brought some welcome clarity to my family life after weeks of growing uncertainty about how to behave in a...

With spreading virus comes fears -- and lots of stockpiling

NEW YORK (AP) — As an Arizonan, Gregory Cohen has never had to stock up ahead of a hurricane or other natural disaster. But fear of the new coronavirus has led the 51-year-old attorn...