What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19?

What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19? The goal of contact tracing is to alert people who may have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus, and prevent the...

Is it safe to visit the dentist during the pandemic?

Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus. ...

Housing market heats up, cruise industry in murky waters

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and t...

Millennial Money: Lessons learned while sheltering at home

Shelter in place. Lockdown. Quarantine. Whatever you call it, it’s been a few months since the COVID-19 pandemic taught us what staying home for an extended period of time actually ...

How risky is dining out during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How risky is dining out during the COVID-19 pandemic? There is some risk, but health officials say there are precautions you can take to minimize the chances you'll be exposed to th...

The Latest: India's infections soaring in rural areas

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections soar in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major cities have returned in recent weeks. India’s h...

From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits 'biggest piece'

NEW YORK (AP) — From Macy’s “Miracle on 34th Street” store to the World Trade Center's office towers, New York City hits a key point Monday in trying to rebound from the nation’s deadliest coronavirus...

Thai restaurants on thin ice despite return of alcohol sales

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's battered restaurant sector had two reasons to celebrate Monday as the country further eased its coronavirus restrictions. Bangkok’s many eateries, which reopened in May after...

World watches as South Korea cautiously returns to life

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The baseball league is on. Students have begun returning to school. And people are increasingly dining out and enjoying nighttime strolls in public parks. ...

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AP-NORC poll: Many in US won't return to gym or dining out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly allowing bu...

Trump to tour Ford's ventilator assembly plant near Detroit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening to withhold funds over Michigan's mail-in ballot effort, President Donald Trump was set to visit the electoral battleground Thursday to learn how the medical ...

Shanghai to restart classes as New Orleans diners return

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — China's commercial hub of Shanghai announced the restart of classes for younger students amid falling virus cases, while New Orleans's famed restaurants were allowed to reopen with ...

Governor: Face covering order 'went too far,' was reversed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An order for people to wear face coverings while in stores was reversed last week because it “went too far," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday. DeWine reversed ...

US restaurants expect big changes when their doors reopen

The days of standing shoulder-to-shoulder at a bar or sharing a meal at a table for 10 are gone for now — and could take a long time to return even after the coronavirus pandemic ends. ...