What you need to know today about the virus outbreak
The coronavirus is continuing its relentless spread as the daily number of infections worldwide continues to jump sharply.
Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations
With restaurants closed for all but takeout orders during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of a pizzeria at the Jersey Shore could have shut down and laid off their 20 employees.
Serial killer dubbed Grim Sleeper dies in California prison
Lonnie Franklin, the convicted serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" who terrorized South Los Angeles for decades, has died in a California prison.
What to know about the coronavirus numbers in New York
The official statistics reported by health authorities around the world would seem to show that the United States has more coronavirus infections than any other country.
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease
Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable.
Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads
Concerns about the coronavirus are changing the way democracy works in the U.S. In state capitols across the country, lawmakers have ditched decorum and sidestepped traditional public meeting requirements to abide by “social distancing" directives.
Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washing
Elmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on.
Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide
State and local leaders are struggling to navigate inconsistent federal guidance and fierce political tribalism that is complicating their responses to the coronavirus outbreak.
Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier
The possibility of a strike by some Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.
Grandma is gone: Coronavirus keeps kids from older family
For grandparents all over the world, being protected from the coronavirus pandemic has meant a piercing distance from their loved ones.
John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms
The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday.
Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions
Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan appears to have the coronavirus infection contained.
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll
The U.S. government's foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Latest: Nepal extends nationwide lockdown by a week
New Zealand has reported its first death from the new coronavirus.
Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirus
Andrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient.
As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US
Health authorities have urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infections.
Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders
Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1.3 billion people.
What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns
The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's essential and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival.
Virus coordinator Birx is Trump's data-whisperer
Dr. Deborah Birx has emerged as one of the most important voices in the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money
White House candidates aren't usually bashful about asking for money.