• Federal aid assigned to rural New Mexico hospital

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Rural hospitals that have suspended non-urgent procedures as they brace for a surge in coronavirus patients have begun receiving a temporary financial lifeline from the federal government, members of New Mexico’s congressional and U.S. Senate delegation announced Wednesday.

  • Rural Indiana virus worry: ‘What more could I have done?’

    GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic surged into Sean Durbin’s farm-speckled Indiana county much faster than most other parts of rural America, contributing to at least 10 deaths and dozens of serious illnesses.

    Updated: 10:01 pm

  • Taiwan protests WHO leader’s accusations of racist campaign

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that it condoned racist personal attacks on him that he alleged were coming from the self-governing island democracy.

  • Girl who inspired Charlotte’s Web marijuana oil dies

    DENVER (AP) — A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families of children with similar health problems to Colorado for treatment has died after being hospitalized and treated as a likely coronavirus patient, her mother said Wednesday. Charlotte Figi was 13.

    Updated: 8:32 pm

  • New Mexico’s senior US senator endorses Joe Biden

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s senior U.S. senator is throwing his support behind Joe Biden in the race for president.

  • Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans

    As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans.

    Updated: 9:05 pm

  • Several Kirtland base missions being moved to Space Force

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base says some of its missions will soon come under control of the U.S. Space Force.

  • Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working remotely, no one thought about the pillow.

    Updated: 6:09 pm

  • Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of business shutdowns from the coronavirus. The number will likely keep increasing, in part because many states are still clearing out backlogs of applications for unemployment aid. And with more companies running through their cash cushions as the virus-related shutdowns persist, they are resorting to layoffs to save money.

  • Doctor’s death highlights limits of coronavirus death count

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass’ family begged him to work from home. He refused, pointing to his patients at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol treatment center where he served as medical director.

    Updated: 3:52 pm