Disease that began among rich shifts to Latin America's poor

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The passenger from Spain that Sonia Sanchez picked up at the airport in Colombia's capital in March did not seem well. He coughed during the Uber ride in her ...

Taiwanese whizzing by on mobility scooters could soon face fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Users of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs in Taiwan could soon face fines if they exceed a newly proposed speed limit, after legislators on Thursday (May 21) gave...

'Invisible demon': Virus hits even top-rated nursing homes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Abbott Terrace Health Center in Waterbury, where 41 residents have died from the coronavirus, has been cited by regulators for infection control violations and fined three t...

'Germ-fest' party preceded deadly nursing home outbreak

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — In the days before the Life Care Center nursing home became ground zero for coronavirus deaths in the U.S., there were few signs it was girding against an illness spreading rapi...

Pelé in hospital for exams, hopes to be discharged soon

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé is in hospital for what he says are two days of routine physical exams. “I hope to be back home tomorrow and starting my physical therapy. All is good, thank Go...

Guam residents compensated for war atrocities decades later

HAGATÑA, Guam (AP) — For Antonina Palomo Cross, Japan's occupation of Guam started with terror at church. The then-7-year-old was attending Catholic services with her family when the 1941 invasion beg...

No Pelé for unveiling of statue to honor Brazil's 1970 team

SAO PAULO (AP) — Soccer great Pelé did not attend a ceremony Thursday to unveil a statue of him representing Brazil's historic 1970 World Cup winning team. The Brazilian has suffered with mobility pro...

Fever alarms, paranoia as masked passengers fly from China

NEW YORK (AP) — In Bangladesh's biggest airport, workers held up digital thermometers to passengers' heads. A beeping alarm sounded as a passenger walking through a thermal scanner ...

Life, no parole for Virginia man who killed 2 in wheelchairs

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for stabbing to death an elderly couple as they sat in their wheelchairs. Onis Donnell Moon, 52, wa...

Amtrak ends policy resulting in $25,000 bill for activists

CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak has suspended a pricing policy that resulted in a $25,000 travel bill for a group of activists who use wheelchairs heading to an Illinois conference and rally on disability right...

Avant-garde posters unveiled as Tokyo Olympics near

TOKYO (AP) — The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic desi...

Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty I...

'Goodness and humor' celebrated as 'Sesame Street' turns 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets. "Wow, Wanda the...

'Goodness and humor' celebrated as 'Sesame Street' turns 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago marked the debut of a TV show that would make history. The educational and yet silly "Sesame Street" was meant to help young children get ready for sc...

In fading ritual, WWII rescuer reunites with Jews she saved

JERUSALEM (AP) — One by one, the 40 descendants of a group of Israeli siblings leaned down and hugged the elderly Greek woman to whom they owe their very existence, as she sat in her wheelchair and wi...