Wuhan coronavirus in the US: Map, case counts and news

Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, incl...

Tie game: Ancient bit of string shows Neanderthal handiwork

NEW YORK (AP) — It looked like a white splotch on the underside of a Neanderthal stone tool. But a microscope showed it was a bunch of fibers twisted around each other. Further exami...

Nation's only doctor governor offers sober voice on virus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his top aides were having a meeting about the coronavirus when the discussion turned to neckties. The governor said he had read a...

US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly as it collapsed

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. ...

Taiwan's innovation bags gold in 2020 Edison Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) received a gold 2020 Edison Award in the Material Sciences & Engineering category with its innovative adhe...

Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood. Their moon-bound spacecraft wrecked by an oxygen tank explosio...

'Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago. Even when their oxygen tank ruptured two days later — on ...

Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. ...

Louisiana responds to coronavirus with rare bipartisanship

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A simple gift from a bitter political rival — a medical mask emblazoned with Louisiana's state seal — has helped Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards pound home a bipartisan plea for pe...

Science row hits EU at height of coronavirus crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has been thrown into a scientific policy dispute at the height of the coronavirus crisis after the head of its top science panel resigned amid claims of red tape and...

Burton to donate 500,000 coronavirus masks across East Coast

The Burton snowboard company is donating 500,000 respirator masks to hospitals across the Northeast, harnessing the company's worldwide footprint to help put a dent in the country's lagging stockpile ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic, Wuhan, reopened Wednesday after 76 days in lockdown. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the new coronavirus gre...

Taiwan, Denmark jointly create 12-minute coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scientists and engineers from Taiwan and Denmark have joined forces to create a rapid Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) test that can provide highly accurate results in as few ...

Head of EU's top science panel quits over COVID-19 response

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union’s top science organization has resigned at the height of the coronavirus crisis, an EU spokesman said early Wednesday. Mauro Ferrari ha...

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic para...