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BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces in Syria put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in the country's northeast on Monday, hours after the extremists knocked down doors and dug holes in walls between cells, a Syrian Kurdish spokesman said. Kino Gabriel, a spokesman for the …
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: — Spain surpasses China in coronavirus …
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament on Monday approved a bill giving Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government extraordinary powers during the coronavirus pandemic, without setting an end date for their expiration. The bill was approved by Orban's Fidesz party and other …
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine aviation officials on Monday grounded all aircraft belonging to a company that owns a plane that caught fire while taking off from Manila's airport, killing all eight people on board. All of Lionair Inc.’s aircraft will remain grounded during the …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's Expo 2020 should be postponed to next year over the new coronavirus pandemic, local organizers recommended Monday, pushing back a world's fair that the sheikhdom has bet billions of dollars on to rejuvenate its troubled economy. The ultimate …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales …
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Three days after a photo posted on Facebook showed an Arkansas doctor looking through a glass door to see his 1-year-old son crawl for the first time, the family's home in Jonesboro was destroyed by a tornado. Dr. Jared Burks is keeping himself away from his wife and …
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are shaky in early trading on Monday, as markets around the world made tentative moves amid all the uncertainty about whether global authorities can do enough to nurse the economy through the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 was up close to 1% in the first …
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Manolis Glezos, a Greek World War II resistance hero, who remained active in politics into his nineties, has died in Athens. He was 97. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas expressed the government's condolences minutes after Glezos' death was announced Monday. …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Organizers of Dubai's Expo 2020 recommend postponing the world's fair until next year over the new coronavirus pandemic.
WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak. With routers mounted …
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open about 1% higher on Wall Street in more volatile trading amid uncertainty over economic pain of coronavirus.
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. “The schedule for the …
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch museum that is currently closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus said Monday a painting by Vincent van Gogh on loan for an exhibition was stolen in a raid overnight. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says “Spring Garden” by the …
MADRID (AP) — Spain overtook China on Monday in confirmed coronavirus infections as the pandemic stretched scores of Spanish hospitals to their breaking point. As confirmed virus deaths in New York surpassed 1,000, President Donald Trump extended stay-at-home recommendations for a month in an …
TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen killed a New Zealand miner and wounded six others on Monday near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, police and company officials said. The seven employees of PT Freeport Indonesia were hit by a group of eight gunmen when …
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid.
NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives. But who gets one when there aren't enough to go around? Health care …
LONDON (AP) — Formula One team Mercedes has helped to develop a breathing aid that could keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care and ease some pressure on Britain’s strained health service. As part of a combined effort involving seven Britain-based teams, Mercedes worked with …
President Donald Trump is bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people. Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic. It …

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