• 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: 12:06 am

  • In Egypt, transgender activist fights battle on many fronts

    CAIRO (AP) — Malak el-Kashif left home on her birthday seven years ago. Walking into an uncertain future, she was underdressed for the weather and armed with little— except for some makeup, a few women’s accessories and 50 Egyptian pounds (at the time about six American dollars).

    Updated: 11:21 pm

  • 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

  • Fear behind bars as the coronavirus spreads

    Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news: A civilian chef was among those who tested positive for the coronavirus.

    Updated: 9:31 pm

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

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

    Updated: 9:04 pm

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Latest: Sri Lanka arrests thousands for violating curfew

    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.

    Updated: 8:34 pm