US health official says pandemic clearly can be controlled

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said “we’re not going to control the pandemic,” a top Trump administration health official said Monday that Americans have already...

Whitmer: Michigan at 'dangerous moment' as virus cases spike

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned Wednesday that Michigan has more confirmed cases of the coronavirus than ever, noting a sharp increase since the state Supreme Court invalidated her ...

The Latest: Fishing crews arriving in New Zealand have virus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A number of fishing crew who flew into New Zealand on chartered planes have the coronavirus. Health officials said Tuesday that 11 have tested positive so f...

New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Ardern&r...

New Zealanders go to the polls as Ardern seeks 2nd term

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Polling places have opened on election day in New Zealand as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks a second term. Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to ...

Tourists return to Hawaii amid ever-changing pandemic rules

HONOLULU (AP) — Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands on Thursday without being required to self-quar...

New Zealand election: Ardern vs. conservative challenger

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is holding a general election on Saturday, and opinion polls indicate Jacinda Ardern is on track to win a second term as prime minister. Her popularity soare...

COVID spike arrives late, hits hard in rural Kansas county

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As rural northwestern Kansas communities endured some of the state's biggest spikes in COVID-19 cases last week, a county sheriff who was among those testing positive found himself...

Sri Lanka widens curfew, bans gatherings as virus surges

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Authorities in Sri Lanka on Wednesday widened a curfew and warned of legal action against those evading treatment for COVID-19 after reporting an escalating cluster centered ...

The Latest: 321 infected at garment factory in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka confirmed more than 300 garment factory workers have been infected with the coronavirus, after reporting its first community infection in two months. ...

Asia Today: Virus confirmed in 321 Sri Lanka garment workers

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Tuesday confirmed a cluster of more than 300 garment factory workers infected with the coronavirus, days after reporting its first community i...

Asia Today: Remote-learning begins in virus-hit Philippines

Grade and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home Monday (Oct. 5) after the coronavirus pandemic forced remote-learning onto an educational system already struggling to fund scho...

Siblings, grandparents to be let in to Canada amid COVID-19

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Siblings, grandparents and adult children of Canadians and permanent residents are among those who will soon be exempt from COVID-19 border restrictions in Canada. ...

Harvest workers among COVID world's last regular travelers

ROCCA DE' GIORGI, Italy (AP) — Her hands were hardly visible, so quickly did they press the clippers before dropping grape clusters into red plastic bins. Some distance behind her, in the next row ove...

Trump's plans for rally in western Wisconsin up in the air

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to have canceled a planned appearance in western Wisconsin amid calls from the city's mayor and the state's governor, both Democrats, that he not ho...