• 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

  • UK’s Johnson virus positive as new outbreaks appear in US

    DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus continued its unrelenting spread across the United States with fatalities doubling in two days and authorities saying Saturday that an infant who tested positive had died. It pummeled big cities like New York, Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago, and made its way, too, into rural America as hotspots erupted in small Midwestern towns and Rocky Mountain ski havens.

    Updated: 7:36 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.

    Updated: 3:30 pm

  • Coronavirus is roiling every part of child welfare system

    NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges that the coronavirus is posing for caseworkers, kids and parents.

    Updated: 3:20 pm

  • 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.

  • Former Sen. Tom Coburn, known as a 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 supporters.