Mexico records near-record daily deaths, coronavirus cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico recorded 836 more confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 7,051 more coronavirus cases Tuesday, both among the highest figures the country has registered as continued high infecti...

Best Buy to require customers to wear masks amid virus spike

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its stores nationwide, even in states or localities that don't requir...

Burger King addresses elephant in the room, and it's a cow

Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows. The chain has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemon grass in a bid to limit bovines contributions to climate ...

Borgata to reopen July 26, last of Atlantic City's 9 casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Borgata casino will reopen on July 26, the last of Atlantic City's nine gambling resorts to resume operating amid the coronavirus outbreak. The casino ...

NZ opposition chooses new leader after shock resignation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Long-serving lawmaker Judith Collins will lead New Zealand's opposition National Party into a general election against a popular government in just over two months, taki...

Okinawa shocked at cluster of coronavirus cases on US military bases

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki is to fly to Tokyo on Wednesday morning to call on the US ambassador and representatives of the Japanese government to halt the transfer of any more US military personnel...

Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19

HAYWARD, California (AP) — Robots that can cook - from flipping burgers to baking bread - are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. ...

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...

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 ...

Pence heads to Louisiana amid renewed surge in virus cases

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence travels Tuesday to Louisiana, which has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after seeming to contain its outbre...

Small businesses around the world struggle to survive

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced him to shut down his business — a shop ...

Small businesses around the world struggle to survive

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced Shekhar to shut down his business — a n...

Hong Kong Disneyland closes, indoor dining limited amid resurging coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong Disneyland is closing for the second time this year, and tightened rules have been imposed on the city’s residents amid a fresh surge in coronavirus cases....

New Zealand opposition leader quits 2 months from election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of New Zealand’s opposition National Party, Todd Muller, has quit, citing health reasons just over two months from a general election and 53 days after taking...

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 ...