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The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus hit 100,000 on Friday as Christians around the globe marked a Good Friday unlike any other — in front of computer screens instead of in church pews.Public health officials and religious leaders alike warned people against violating lockdowns and …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's budget deficit for the first half of this budget year totaled $743.6 billion, up 7.6% from last year, and well on its way to topping $1 trillion even before the impacts of the coronavirus were felt.The Treasury Department reported Friday that the …
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Democrats are deciding their choice for the party's presidential nominee, as just one major candidate — former Vice President Joe Biden — remains actively campaigning.Results are expected Saturday in the party-run primary, which became an …
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In Mexico, beach towns have begun blocking off roads — in some cases, constructing barricades of rubble across roadways — to seal themselves off from the outside world in a bid to stop the new coronavirus from entering. The Gulf of California beach town of …
DENVER (AP) — It starts with a few people letting loose with some tentative yelps. Then neighbors emerge from their homes and join, forming a roiling chorus of howls and screams that pierces the twilight to end another day’s monotonous forced isolation.From California to Colorado to …
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR— Worldwide coronavirus death toll hits …
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo’s prosecution office charged 19 former senior officials on Friday with abuse of power for allegedly causing at least 13.7 million euros ($15 million) in losses to the public budget.A statement said the ex-officials, including four former ministers, …
Apple and Google launched a major joint effort to leverage smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. New software the companies plan to add to phones would make it easier to use Bluetooth wireless technology to track down people for who may have been infected by coronavirus carriers. …
Two leaders of the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. are in self-quarantine as the Navajo Nation prepares for a weekend-long curfew aimed at curbing the coronavirus outbreak.The virus has swept with ferocity through the Navajo Nation, which spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. …
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday overturned five of the ethics convictions that ended the political career of former House Speaker Mike Hubbard, while upholding six others. The all-Republican court's long-awaited ruling in the corruption case against the once …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal budget deficit totals $743.6 billion budget over 6 months before coronavirus impact.
NEW YORK (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus hit 100,000 as Christians around the globe marked a Good Friday unlike any other — in front of computer screens instead of in church pews — and some countries tiptoed toward reopening segments of their battered …
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials said a large fire was blazing Friday at a prison in Siberia where inmates and guards have clashed.There was no official information about casualties or damage at the prison in Angarsk, 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) east of Moscow. But Pavel Glushenko, a local …
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — After nearly a decade of helping communities in distress abroad, Sean Penn is joining the fight against the coronavirus much closer to home. The Oscar winner’s disaster relief organization CORE has teamed up with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office …
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a sign of humble obedience, Pope Francis prostrated himself for a few minutes on the floor of a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica in a Good Friday service, where the papal preacher said the coronavirus has reminded people that they are mortal, not …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians are commemorating Jesus' crucifixion without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, marking Good Friday in a world locked down by the coronavirus pandemic.The chanting of a small group of clerics inside Jerusalem's Church of the Holy …
NEW YORK (AP) — Worldwide death toll from coronavirus hits 100,000, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of people surged for food aid in a brief stampede Friday in Kenya's capital, desperate for help as coronavirus restrictions keep them from making a living. Police fired tear gas and injured several people, witnesses said.Residents of Nairobi's Kibera slum, …
NEW YORK (AP) — They let trains that look too crowded pass by. If they decide to board, they search for emptier cars to ride in. Then they size up fellow passengers before picking the safest spot they can find to sit or stand for commutes sometimes lasting an hour or more.This quiet …
NEW YORK (AP) — New York COVID-19-related deaths jumped yet again by more than 700 in a day, while hospitals battling the outbreak reported encouraging news. On the economic front, New York tried to improve its overwhelmed unemployment insurance website.New York developments in the …

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