The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, South Korea 12

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. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China reports 1 new coronavirus case, South Korea 12. — Military member near Trump […]

17 bodies found inside New Jersey nursing home amid COVID pandemic

The grisly discovery of 17 bodies stored inside a New Jersey nursing home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic has prompted the state to investigate the facility. Police said they found the bodies after a request came through for 25 body bags to be delivered to the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover, New Jersey. Officials initially discovered […]

Backup of bodies overwhelms nursing home amid outbreak

An extraordinary number of coronavirus-related deaths overwhelmed a nursing home in northern New Jersey where police found 18 bodies in what the governor called a “makeshift morgue” on two consecutive days earlier this week. Police got an anonymous tip Monday that a body was being stored outside the home, Andover Township Police Chief Eric Danielson […]

‘Heartbreaking’ report shows virus ravaging NY nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York, by far the nation’s leader in coronavirus nursing home deaths, released details Friday on outbreaks in individual facilities after weeks of refusing, revealing one home in Brooklyn where 55 people died and four others with at least 40 deaths. “Every death is heartbreaking,” said Dr. Roy Goldberg, medical director […]

US job losses mount as Trump presses plan to reopen business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s unemployed swelled toward Great Depression-era levels Thursday, and President Donald Trump reacted to the pressure on the economy by outlining a phased approach to reopening parts of the country where the coronavirus is being brought under control. Trump told the nation’s governors that restrictions could be eased to […]

‘Old school’ technique helps expert ID remains from 1969

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thanks to an old-fashioned fingerprint-matching technique, the remains of a shooting victim found alongside a New Hampshire highway 50 years ago have been identified as a Vermont man who had been released from prison three months earlier, authorities said Monday. The body of Winston “Skip” Morris was discovered by a work […]

Utility to pay $53M for blasts that damaged homes, killed 1

BOSTON (AP) — A utility company will pay the largest criminal fine ever imposed for breaking a federal pipeline safety law — $53 million — and plead guilty to causing a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes, federal officials said Wednesday. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts […]

China’s Communist Party faces its biggest crisis since SARS

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party needs to make a politically fraught decision: Admit a viral outbreak isn’t under control and cancel this year’s highest-profile official event. Or bring 3,000 legislators to Beijing next month and risk fueling public anger at the government’s handling of the disease. The party was already facing criticism of […]

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