Pandemic job losses hit tourism-dependent states hardest

HONOLULU – The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly brutal to the tourism-dependent economies of Nevada and…

Denver mail hub stays open despite coronavirus closure order

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – A U.S. Postal Service distribution facility in Denver that handles 10 million…

Chicago Latinos see higher rates of COVID-19 infections

CHICAGO – When Erendira Martinez’s husband started feeling sick at the beginning of April, he brushed…

‘Godfather of Grass’ seeks prison release over virus concern

LISBON, Ohio – The “Godfather of Grass,” who was sentenced on drug charges after eight years…

Even where virus accelerates, lockdowns are cracking open

NEW DELHI – The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America, Russia and the Indian subcontinent on…

Arrivals to UK face 14-day quarantine under government plan

LONDON – People arriving in the U.K. will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days and…

India struggles with twin challenges of cyclone and pandemic

NEW DELHI – In the middle of a pandemic, if a cyclone comes hurtling toward you,…

China congress precautions now include virus tests for media

BEIJING – At 5:40 a.m. on an overcast morning, I was on my way to cover…

Concerns about virus in Tanzania grow amid lack of data

NAIROBI, Kenya – On just one day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for…

UK’s COVID-19 study aims to vaccinate more than 10,000

LONDON – British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced…

Grand jury charges man with threatening to spread virus

TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida man accused of coughing on and spitting at police officers while…

Rights group: Egypt arrested 10 reporters since virus hit

CAIRO – The Egyptian government has arrested at least 10 journalists since the coronavirus was detected…

USOPC eliminates 51 in response to COVID-related shortfall

DENVER – The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is eliminating 51 positions and furloughing 33 more…

US begins crackdown on unvetted virus blood tests

WASHINGTON – U.S. regulators are moving ahead with a crackdown on scores of antibody tests for…

Michigan governor wins legal fight with lawmakers over virus

DETROIT – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prevailed Thursday in a high-stakes challenge from Republican lawmakers who sued…

Feds say man lied to his employer about having COVID-19

ATLANTA – A Georgia man faces charges after authorities say he lied to his employer that…

Pentagon drops waiver requirement for some COVID recruits

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Thursday that it has rescinded a policy that banned the enlistment…

Guatemala president fumes over infected deportees from US

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala’s president questioned his country’s relationship with the United States, revealing frustration over…

After new coronavirus outbreaks, China imposes Wuhan-style lockdown

In Shulan, a city in China’s northeast, the streets are eerily quiet, devoid of taxis and…

‘We’re expendable’: Russian doctors face hostility, mistrust during COVID-19 crisis

MOSCOW—There are no daily public displays of gratitude for Russian doctors and nurses during the coronavirus…

Texas base put on lockdown after reports of shooter

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A naval air station in Texas went on lockdown Thursday morning after…

Deliberative Senate declines to debate more coronavirus aid

WASHINGTON – As Americans confront a crisis unlike any in modern times, the Senate, which prides…

Iran: More than 10k health care workers infected with virus

TEHRAN, Iran – The coronavirus has infected more than 10,000 health care workers in hard-hit Iran,…

AstraZeneca secures orders for COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON – Drug maker AstraZeneca secured its first agreements Thursday for 400 million doses of a…

Detective, nurse, confidant: Virus tracers play many roles

SALT LAKE CITY – Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone…

Pandemic knocks out large sections of Hawaii’s economy

HONOLULU – In normal times, Roland Chang and his three sons start their day at dawn,…

Pomp and masks: Graduations draw thousands despite pandemic

HOOVER, Ala. – High schools nationwide have cancelled or postponed traditional graduation ceremonies to avoid worsening…

U.S. aircraft carrier returns to sea after coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON⁠—After nearly two months sidelined in Guam with a coronavirus outbreak, the USS Theodore Roosevelt has…

Brazil expands use of unproven drug as virus toll rises

RIO DE JANEIRO – President Jair Bolsonaro unveiled rules Wednesday expanding the prescription of chloroquine, the…

In Brazil Amazon, help a flight away for many virus patients

SANTO ANTONIO DO ICA, Brazil – Residents of Santo Antonio do Ica hid from the sun…