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Americans adjust to new life, hunker down amid coronavirus

Workers lost their jobs, parents came up with impromptu home lesson plans for children kept home from shuttered schools. Families fretted over dwindling retirement accounts, the health of elderly parents, and every cough and sneeze in their midst. Millions of people settled into new and disrupted routines Thursday as the coronavirus began to uproot almost […]

China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began.

The Latest: Bars, clubs in Seoul closed to halt virus spread

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: — Hostess bars, night clubs, discos in Seoul shut down amid concerns over virus transmissions. […]

Out of medication, US woman finally boards flight from Peru

A 33-year-old American woman running out of her life-saving medication to treat her auto-immune disease finally boarded a flight home Wednesday after being stuck in Peru for about 10 days, but hundreds of other U.S. citizens remained stranded after the South American nation closed its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I could not be […]

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be administered at their homes. Players are expected […]

US airlines seek billions in aid as outbreak cripples travel

U.S. airlines are asking the federal government for grants, loans and tax relief that could easily top $50 billion to help them recover from a sharp downturn in travel due to the new coronavirus. Airlines for America, the trade group representing the carriers, disclosed its request for financial help on Monday, just as more airlines […]

Heartbreak hotel: No Elvis or Route 66 for barred Europeans

PARIS (AP) — A Las Vegas wedding with an Elvis impersonator: Canceled. A 3,500-kilometer (2,200-mile) trans-America road trip, a voyage of a lifetime that took months to prepare: On ice, too. The travel ban announced by U.S. President Donald Trumpto try to reduce the spread of the new coronavirusthrew Europeans’ best-laid plans — family reunions, […]

The Latest: T-Wolves’ Towns donating $100K to Mayo Clinic

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said it expects the money from Towns will help increase capacity for COVID-19 from […]

Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a ‘tale,’ not a case

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer told jurors Thursday that prosecutors in the rape case against him were acting like moviemakers, conjuring up a world “where women had no free will.” “In the alternative universe that prosecutors have created for you, Harvey Weinstein is a monster,” lawyer Donna Rotunno said in her closing argument. […]

NBA suspends season; March Madness going without fans

DALLAS (AP) — The NBA became the first major American sports league to suspend play because of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions Wednesday night about the future of college basketball’s March Madness and other pro sports. It looked as if the NBA might be moving toward playing in empty arenas before it announced that a […]

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