• Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the center of Sweden’s capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still chat in groups in parks. Some still greet each other with hugs and handshakes.

    Updated: 2:57 am

  • Germany’s Merkel shines in virus crisis even as power wanes

    BERLIN (AP) — In her first address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calmly appealed to citizens’ reason and discipline to slow the spread of the virus, acknowledging as a woman who grew up in communist East Germany how difficult it is to give up freedoms, yet as a trained scientist emphasizing that the facts don’t lie.

    Updated: 3:21 am

  • New York residents urged to avoid travel as virus spreads

    BEIJING (AP) — Health authorities urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infections there as deaths in the United States and Europe rose and countries including Russia and Vietnam tightened travel and business restrictions.

    Updated: 2:46 am

  • Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows.

    Updated: 10:35 pm

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

  • Canadian PM’s wife has recovered from coronavirus illness

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife said Saturday that she has recovered from being ill from COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus.

  • South Korea says North Korea has fired projectile into sea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea and Japan said, continuing a streak of weapons launches that suggests leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support amid worries about a possible coronavirus outbreak in the country.

    Updated: 8:54 pm

  • Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Climate change is imperiling the world’s largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters.

  • The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

    The world changed remarkably this past week — yet again, just as it did the week before, as the coronavirus marched across the world. No corner of the planet was safe, it seemed: If the virus itself wasn’t upending lives, it was the isolation that spread as the world locked down or the economic repercussions of the fight.

  • What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.

    Updated: 9:00 pm