• The Latest: India sees record jump of COVID-19 cases

    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: 8:48 am

  • Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

    Wall Street is moving modestly higher in early trading Thursday as a strong rally from earlier this week loses steam.

    Updated: 8:24 am

  • Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.

    Updated: 7:22 am

  • Many more likely sought US jobless aid even as layoffs slow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in the face of a deep recession even as more businesses reopen and rehire some laid-off employees.

    Updated: 6:41 am

  • Patrons under plastic: Restaurants get creative in virus era

    PARIS (AP) — Dining at a table where each person is enclosed by a clear plastic shield might look and sound futuristic, but it could be one way for some restaurants to reopen. It also might help out if your companion orders escargots, heavy on the garlic.

  • Croatian charity offers help as lives turn during outbreak

    PULA, Croatia (AP) — Winding stone streets, usually packed with tourists, silent as a graveyard. Restaurants closed. Beaches deserted. Hotels bolted shut.

  • ‘Didn’t give a damn’: Inside a ravaged Spanish nursing home

    MADRID (AP) — Zoilo Patiño was just one of more than 19,000 elderly people to die of coronavirus in Spain’s nursing homes but he has come to symbolize a system of caring for the country’s most vulnerable that critics say is desperately broken.

  • Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

    HONG KONG (AP) — Three pro-democracy lawmakers were ejected from Hong Kong’s legislative chamber Thursday morning, disrupting the second day of debate on a contentious bill that would criminalize insulting or abusing the Chinese national anthem.

    Updated: 11:37 pm

  • House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

  • Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account — where else? — to tweet his threats.