U.S. Auto Sales Plummet 80 Percent
2020-03-26 04:24:17 UTC
(Reuters) - Vehicle sales in U.S. states that implemented lockdown orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus will drop 80% or more, analysts said on Wednesday.
Auto retail sales through the week of March 22 declined 22% nationwide on a yearly basis and as much as 40% in some cities on the ...
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...
New York Mobilizes Against A Potential Public Health Disaster
2020-03-25 21:12:28 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after New York leaders ordered people to stay home, authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster Wednesday, with the city’s emergence as the nation’s biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning flare — and perhaps a cautionary tale — for the rest of th...
U.S. Immigration Detainees: “People Are In Fear and Panicking"
2020-03-25 20:39:20 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the viru...
US Governors Reject Trump’s Timeline for Reopening Economy
2020-03-25 03:45:51 UTC
<p>AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Governors across the nation on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump’s new accelerated timeline for reopening the U.S. economy, as they continued to impose more restrictions on travel and public life in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. <...
Asian Markets Opened Sharply Higher
2020-03-25 03:14:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares opened sharply higher in Asia on Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 with Congress and the White House nearing a deal on injecting nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 inde...
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket to 35,000
2020-03-23 06:56:01 UTC
Global-Gathering — The total number of known U.S. cases has climbed past 35,000 in a surge that health officials attributed in large part to an increase in diagnostic testing. More than 460 Americans have died.
More than 340,408 people have been infected across the world and 14,573 have died, ...
Chaos Amid U.S. Coronavirus Testing Incapability
2020-03-20 23:31:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some of the coronavirus tests didn’t work. Then there weren’t enough to go around. Now, just as the federal government tries to ramp up nationwide screening, laboratory workers are warning of a new roadblock: dire shortages of testing supplies.
The shortages are the la...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Orders 40M Residents to Stay at Home
2020-03-20 03:29:47 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system.
“This is a moment we need to make to...
Cannes Film Festival Postponed Its 73rd Edition
2020-03-20 00:56:07 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — France’s Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic. </p><p>Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to ...
Global Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 10,000
2020-03-19 22:06:18 UTC
Worldwide, the death toll soared toward 10,009 as the total number of infections topped 244,526, including nearly 87,709 people who have recovered.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe pleaded with people to keep their distance from one another to avoid spreading the virus, even as the crisi...
Coronavirus: Putin's Media Waging Fake News to Undermine Public Confidence in Europe
2020-03-19 17:25:12 UTC
<p>BRUSSELS (AP) — Russian state media and news outlets supporting President Vladimir Putin are waging a fake news campaign aimed at undermining public confidence in the ability of European health care systems to cope with the coronavirus, according to a European Union analysis.</p><p>The r...
Trump, A Racist Trapped in His Endless Lying
2020-03-19 00:06:32 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” — or the “kung-flu,” as one administration official reportedly called it — puts Asian Americans at risk of retaliation despite growing reports they are facing virus-related discrimination.
Dow Erases All Its Gains Since Trump’s Inauguration
2020-03-18 23:34:43 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled more than 5% on Wall Street Wednesday, and the Dow erased virtually all its gains since President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration. Even prices for investments seen as safe during downturns fell as the coronavirus outbreak chokes the economy and investors rush to ra...
U.S. Seeks $850B Economic Stimulus Amid Coronavirus Crisis
2020-03-17 15:37:45 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was asking Congress on Tuesday to approve a sweeping emergency stimulus package to help businesses and taxpayers cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the most far-reaching economic rescue package since the Great Recessio...
Joe Biden Has Been Declared the Winner of Democratic Presidential Primary
2020-03-17 02:46:07 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has been declared the winner of last week’s Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, giving him victories in five out of six states that voted March 10.</p><p>After nearly a week of counting votes, the former vice president on Monday held ont...
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...
Global Stocks Fall Sharply as Virus Cases Spread Around the World
2020-03-16 20:33:23 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply around the world Monday as the coronavirus forced huge swaths of the economy to the edge of a standstill, from parked airplanes to the nearly empty restaurant around the corner.
The Dow industrials took a 2,999-point nosedive on Monday as fears deepen that ...
Biden Says He Will Choose A Woman VP
2020-03-16 01:56:52 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest from the Sunday night Democratic debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (all times local):</p><p>9:40 p.m.</p><p>Bernie Sanders is accusing Joe Biden of not going far enough on his plans to combat climate change.</p><p>To Biden...
“But Only For the U.S.”: Trump Attempts to Pay German Scientists to Get Coronavirus Vaccine
2020-03-15 20:38:26 UTC
<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine.</p><p>German government sources told ...
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...
Biden-Sanders 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Debate
2020-03-14 21:29:35 UTC
<p>And then there were two. </p><p>Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are set to meet Sunday night in their first one-to-one presidential primary <a href="https://apnews.com/179ecd9019b259ce800707389a127a96">debate </a>after months of Democratic free-for-alls that presaged a dramatic culling ...
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...