Mississippi Capitol outbreak: At least 41 with coronavirus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least 30 Mississippi legislators and 11 other people who work in the state Capitol are now known to have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the state's top public health...

North Macedonia holds first election since changing its name

Vote or stay home? The alarming rate of new coronavirus infections in North Macedonia is confronting many voters with a dilemma in the run-up to the general election on Wednesday. This may well prove ...

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___ White House-backed campaign pushes alternate career paths WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump has unveiled a White House-backed national ad camp...

Court asked to stop work at Formosa Plastics' Louisiana site

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opponents of a Taiwan-based company’s plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex asked a federal judge on Tuesday to stop work at the site in Louisiana. Planned co...

Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaks

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is toughening its punishment for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, including jailing rulebreakers for up to six months — a warning that fo...

The Latest: India's virus cases jump by another 28,000

India’s number of coronavirus cases jumped by another 28,000 on Tuesday and are fast approaching 1 million. The 28,498 cases reported in the past 24 hours took the national total to ...

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus ...

More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students' safety an...

Strong demand for virus testing services; snacking surges

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

US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — The United States was grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world on Monday, as Florida shattered the national record for a state’s largest single-day inc...

The Latest: India adds over 28,000 new coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI — India reported another record surge of coronavirus infections on Monday, adding 28,701 new cases over the previous 24 hours. Authorities in several cities are reinstating...

US, Chinese ambassadors spar on Twitter in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The U.S. and Chinese ambassadors have gotten into a Twitter spat in Brazil, echoing the tense relations between the nations as a whole. It started Friday when...

Coronavirus surge in Eastern Europe causes new restrictions

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Countries in Eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to new restrictive measures such as the mandatory use of face masks in Croatia and trave...

Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases

Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night (July 11) as it holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases. Actors and o...

The Latest: India IT hub Bangalore in lockdown as cases rise

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload is nearing 850,000 with a record surge of 28,637 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to announce a weeklong lockdown in the key southern technology hub...