Trump mulls sending all who cross border illegally to Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan to turn back all people who cross the border illegally from Mexico, two administration officials said Tuesday, using powers they say the president has during pandemics like the coronavirus outbreak to mount what would be one of the most aggressive attempts to curtail illegal […]

US men feel expectations ahead of Olympic soccer qualifying

DALLAS (AP) — Knowing the United States men missed out on the 2012 and 2016 Olympic soccer tournament and the 2018 World Cup, American under-23 team coach Jason Kreis understands the expectations going into qualifying for this summer’s Olympics in Japan. “U.S. Soccer thinks it’s very important for us to qualify for this Olympics,” he […]

Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity

ROME (AP) — San Marino needed medical masks. Badly. The tiny republic, wedged next to what would be two of Italy’s hardest-hit provinces in the COVID-19 outbreak, had already registered 11 deaths by March 17 — a sizeable number in a country of just 33,000, and a harbinger of worse to come. So authorities sent […]

Agonizing decisions being made in Spain’s virus hot spots

ZARZA DE TAJO, Spain (AP) — Raquel Fernández watched as cemetery workers lowered her grandmother’s casket into the grave and placed it on top of the coffin of her grandfather, buried just three days earlier. Eusebio Fernández and Rosalía Mascaraque, both 86, are two of Spain’s more than 10,000 fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic. Like […]

US sees coronavirus window to push Taiwan’s global status

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seizing the opportunity of the coronavirus pandemic to push a cause that has long been an irritant in U.S. relations with China: Taiwan. The virus has added yet another dimension to U.S.-China tensions that were already wracked by a trade war and heated discussions over intellectual property, human […]

Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn’t worried about catching the coronavirus when he’s picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of getting to the groves each day puts him and his wife, also a farmworker, at risk, and there’s nothing they can do to change that. […]

Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate the healthy from the sick. But […]

‘We are collapsing’: Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy

MADRID (AP) — By the time Patricia Núñez’s cough started, she was already familiar with the dreaded dry hacking sound tormenting patients who had for weeks been filling the Madrid emergency ward where she works. “We were fed up of hearing it at the hospital, so it was just a matter of time before I […]

A few miles away yet worlds apart, 2 families wait out virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One week in isolation. Two families. Only a few miles away, yet a world apart. For San Francisco lawyer Rebecca Biernat, a mother of three, “sheltering in place” started out in a panic, but her family is now adjusting. She is working from home. Her kids are keeping busy with online […]

Italy expands lockdown, Israel tightens entry to halt virus

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — The battle to halt the coronavirus brought sweeping new restrictions Monday, with Italy expanding a travel ban to the entire country, Israel ordering all visitors quarantined just weeks before Passover and Easter, and Spain closing all schools in and around its capital. Even as workers in Beijing returned to their jobsand […]

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