Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC
The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s bigge...
Taylor Swift Sending Money To Fans
2020-03-26 16:28:35 UTC
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medica...
France: No Excuse to Get Out, 1 Baguette at A Time
2020-03-26 15:53:36 UTC
LE VESINET, France (AP) — In France, the fight against COVID-19 is being waged one baguette at a time.
No longer just a mere staple, the iconic loaf and the French daily ritual of buying it have become loaded with moral, civic and public health considerations that could never have been imagine...
The Failure of Coronavirus Testing in America
2020-03-26 03:50:06 UTC
<p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">"Trace, test and treat" has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate.</span></strong></p><p><img alt="The_fai...
Coronavirus Cases Top 220,000 Worldwide - 9,000 Dies
2020-03-18 23:20:08 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies.
The number of people...
The Latest On Coronavirus Pandemic
2020-03-16 21:11:12 UTC
Associated Press — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 180,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. Mor...
Idris Elba Says He Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
2020-03-16 20:41:29 UTC
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into conta...
AP Fact Checks: Falsehoods Around the Coronavirus
2020-03-15 15:49:16 UTC
<p>A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:</p><p>__</p><p>CLAIM: If you don’t have health insura...
Cinemas Across North America Remain Open
2020-03-15 15:30:43 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters have long acted as a refuge in times of war and recession. Their screens have flickered virtually unabated for the last century. But the coronavirus presents a rare case and an acute crisis for a medium already under threat by the advent of streaming servic...
Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Is Stepping Down From Company’s Board to Focus on Philanthropy
2020-03-14 22:02:26 UTC
<p>REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company’s board to focus on <a href="https://apnews.com/b1279711ee234b3ab3916d292d262643">philanthropy.</a></p><p>Gates was Microsoft’s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually s...
Warm Winter: Germany’s Vineyards Will Produce No Ice Wine
2020-03-13 19:45:47 UTC
<p>FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A warm winter means that, for apparently the first time in the history of German winemaking, the country’s fabled vineyards will produce no ice wine — a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine. </p><p>The...
World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
<p>ROME (AP) — Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is “deeply concerned by the alarming l...
You Don't Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home in US
2020-03-10 19:48:35 UTC
Many Americans may be unnecessarily talking themselves out of homeownership. Thirty-seven percent of non-homeowners say not having enough saved for a down payment is holding them back from homeownership, but 62% of Americans incorrectly believe you have to have at least 20% of a home’s purchase p...
Italy Hopes of Not Becoming Next Epicenter of Spreading Coronavirus
2020-03-10 17:46:24 UTC
ROME (AP) — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown Tuesday in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic now that life in China is edging back to norma...
Passengers to Be Let Off Princess Cruise in Oakland
2020-03-10 17:28:18 UTC
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of increasingly bored and restless passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus waited for their turn Tuesday to get off the vessel and go into two weeks of quarantine at military bases around the U.S. Passengers wearing masks trickled out of the Gran...
Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC
MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921.
Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a pr...
US Broken Health Care System Put Coronavirus Fight at Risk
2020-03-10 05:42:14 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer’s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. ...
Max von Sydow, Who Starred in 11 Ingmar Bergman Films Dies at 90
2020-03-09 15:56:17 UTC
<p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,&rdquo...
March 8: Women Filled Streets to Protest Gender Violence, and Inequality
2020-03-09 02:22:45 UTC
<p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Women filled the streets of the world’s largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and inequality on International Women’s Day, with the mothers of murdered girls leading a march in Mexico City and participants in Paris inveighing against the “v...
Scientists: An Experimental Vaccine Against Coronavirus Might Work
2020-03-08 20:03:07 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new <a href="https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak">coronavirus</a> just might work. </p><p>After weeks of round-the-clock research a...
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Will Fulfill their Final Royal Commitment
2020-03-08 18:58:01 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — It’s definitely a farewell. But will it be fond?</p><p>Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will fulfill their final royal commitment when <a href="https://apnews.com/d3fe71bed85977cd687ff14a6670a6e4">they appear Monday</a> at the annual Commonwea...
Quarter of Italy’s Population Is Now Under Quarantine
2020-03-08 05:58:01 UTC
<p>BEIJING (AP) — Italy’s prime minister announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, restricting the movements of about a quarter of the country’s population in a bid to limit contagions at the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak.</p><p>Shortly after midnight, Pri...
McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81.
Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided.
“It is with heavy h...
Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House.
The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not ...
Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.”</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Far...