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'Officers are scared out there': Coronavirus hits US police

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — More than a fifth of Detroit’s police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police. For the 2,200-person department, that has meant officers working doubles and swapping between units to fill patrols. ... Read More »

Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirus

ROME (AP) — Andrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient. At 33, he was in perfect health, with no history of respiratory disease. And he was in top physical shape, thanks to regular workouts, including water polo training. Still, Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a ... Read More »

Biden says Trump's rising approval ratings are 'a typical American response' to crisis

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Former Vice President Joe Biden isn't surprised by President Trump's rising approval ratings, even as many argue his administration is floundering in their efforts to respond to the novel coronavirus crisis.” data-reactid=”19″>Former Vice President Joe Biden isn’t surprised by President Trump’s rising approval ... Read More »

Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water

In this March 3, 2020, photo, Barbara Austin, a homeowner who lives along the edge of the reservoir created by the Copco 1 Dam, walks along the shore at sunset near Copco, Calif. A plan to demolish four dams on California’s second-largest river to benefit threatened salmon has sharpened a ... Read More »

Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads

FILE – In this March 25, 2020 file photo, Vermont House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, left, wears a mask while talking to a lawmaker in the Vermont house chamber at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. In state capitols across the U.S., lawmakers have ditched decorum and sidestepped traditional public meeting requirements ... Read More »

Specter of 100K-plus virus deaths as Trump seeks reopening

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., his foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” ... Read More »

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women. And as cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, ... Read More »

A missing boy and a freezing swamp test tracker's instincts

In this March 5, 2020 photo, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Warden Austin Schumacher stands on the edge of a marsh in Edgerton, Wis., where a 13-year-old boy disappeared after running away from school in November 2019. Schumacher used old-school tracking skills to find and rescue the child moments before ... Read More »

Coronavirus: latest global developments

The Colisseum in Rome on March 28, 2020, during the country’s lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic More Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis. <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="- Death toll passes 30,000 –More than 30,000 people have ... Read More »

Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America. For more than four decades after the death ... Read More »

The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

This March 26, 2020 photo shows I-95 at the Aramingo interchange. with very little traffic due to concerns with the spread of coronavirus in Philadelphia. Gov. Tom Wolf is expanding his order for residents to stay at home in most circumstances to almost one-third of Pennsylvania’s counties. The governor’s office ... Read More »

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

A view of La Boqueria market closed down in downtown Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) ... Read More »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. Bolsonaro says ... Read More »

Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm

In this March 11, 2006 photo provided by the New England Aquarium, a whale swims off the coast of Georgia with fresh propeller cuts on its back. The whale is assumed to have died from its injuries, as it was never seen again. Ship strikes are one of the biggest ... Read More »

Coronavirus roils every segment of US child welfare system

FILE – This Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo shows a closed sign near an entrance to a playground at an elementary school in Walpole, Mass., amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Child welfare agencies in the U.S. have a difficult mission in the best of times, and now they’re scrambling ... Read More »

Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick, dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn was stubborn as a mule and conservative to his core. But the Oklahoma family doctor, known for railing against federal earmarks, didn’t let political differences dictate whom he called friends — even if it didn’t sit well with some of his ... Read More »

Analysis: Virus pulls federalism debate into 21st Century

FILE – In this March 19, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump attends a teleconference with governors at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington. Trump has framed his fight against the pandemic as a war, and himself a wartime president. But rather than fully lever the power of ... Read More »

A Virus to Kill Populism, Or Make It Stronger

(Bloomberg) — The last global crisis paved their way to power. The question is whether the latest one will loosen their grip on it. Fallout from the 2008 financial meltdown produced an electoral earthquake that upended postwar party politics, brought a new breed of populists to government and decisively shifted ... Read More »