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Azar visit to Taiwan is fresh thorn in prickly US-China ties

The visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan comes against the backdrop of tensions between Washington and the island's rival China over issues from the South China Sea to TikTok

10 Aug 2020 1:51 pm
California public health director resigns from department

The head of California's public health department has resigned

10 Aug 2020 1:22 pm
The Latest: China sees drop in new locally transmitted cases

New locally transmitted cases of coronavirus in China fell to just 14 over the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission reported Monday

10 Aug 2020 11:03 am
US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm

With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. reaching 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe

9 Aug 2020 8:39 pm
Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. reach 5 million, the highest in the world

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. reach 5 million, the highest in the world

9 Aug 2020 7:39 pm
Fire kills 11 patients in southern India's COVID-19 facility

A fire has killed 11 coronavirus patients at a southern Indian hotel being used as a COVID-19 facility in the second such incident this month

9 Aug 2020 1:09 pm
Asia Today: Sources of many cases in Victoria untraceable

The premier of Australias Victoria state says more than 2,700 active cases have no known source and remain the primary concern of health authorities

9 Aug 2020 11:16 am
The Latest: Australia state can't trace source of many cases

The premier of Australias Victoria state says more than 2,700 active cases have no known source and remain the primary concern of health authorities

9 Aug 2020 9:41 am
New Zealand marks 100 days of virus elimination

New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease

9 Aug 2020 8:58 am
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine again tests negative for coronavirus

The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after the governor received conflicting positive and negative results ahead of a scheduled meeting with President Trump on Thursday

9 Aug 2020 1:49 am
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative again for COVID-19, after previous conflicting results before Trump meeting

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative again for COVID-19, after previous conflicting results before Trump meeting

9 Aug 2020 1:25 am
Spanish police hit the discos to enforce virus health rules

One Spanish town as turned to deploying special police units whose job it is to enforce health regulations meant to check a surge in the coronavirus

9 Aug 2020 12:55 am
Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic

There are few visible signs of the coronavirus pandemic that's changing the world at the massive annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota

9 Aug 2020 12:36 am
France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is now requiring face masks outdoors

8 Aug 2020 9:53 pm
Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

Doctors, hospitals and medical students are ramping up efforts to register voters as part of a nationwide campaign this month

8 Aug 2020 7:58 pm
Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts

The Census Bureau has another challenge as widespread door-knocking for the 2020 survey begins next week

8 Aug 2020 6:38 pm
Second person dies from plague in China's Inner Mongolia

A patient in northern China has died from the plague, the second death from the disease in the country's Inner Mongolia region this week

8 Aug 2020 1:58 pm
The Latest: Some travelers to Germany face mandatory testing

Travelers arriving in Germany from most non-European Union countries and some regions within the bloc that have high numbers of coronavirus cases will have to undergo compulsory testing from Saturday

8 Aug 2020 1:33 pm
4 US deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitizers

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help stop the coronavirus from spreading, but drinking the products turned out to be deadly for four people in two states

8 Aug 2020 5:27 am
Court lifts block on 4 Arkansas abortion restrictions

A federal appeals court has lifted a judges ruling that has blocked four Arkansas abortion restrictions from taking effect, including a ban on a common second trimester procedure

8 Aug 2020 3:22 am
Governor tests negative; Kansas COVID-19 cases jump past 30K

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has tested negative for the coronavirus

8 Aug 2020 3:06 am
Canadian held at Virginia immigration detention center dies

A federal official says a 72-year-old Canadian man held in custody at an immigration detention center in Virginia that was the site of the largest coronavirus outbreak among such facilities has died

8 Aug 2020 1:40 am
Ohio governors COVID-19 results show tests imperfections

The Ohio governor's positive-then-negative test results for the coronavirus serve as a reminder that no test is definitive

8 Aug 2020 1:33 am
Judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid suits

A federal judge overseeing the massive opioid litigation in Cleveland has ruled against a request by five retail pharmacy chains to dismiss lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties

8 Aug 2020 12:58 am
US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

Two new sobering government reports show racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children

8 Aug 2020 12:54 am
Big jump in Italy's daily new cases driven by travel

The number of daily new coronvirus cases in Italy has jumped higher, with 552 confirmed infections on Friday, a roughly 38% jump compared to the previous day

7 Aug 2020 11:10 pm
Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads

A six-state yard sale that stretches from Alabama to Michigan is being held this weekend despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic

7 Aug 2020 9:35 pm
Belarusian leader's virus swagger fuels anger ahead of vote

Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is facing massive opposition protests as he runs for a sixth term in Sunday's election

7 Aug 2020 5:46 pm
Australia leader refuses to attack political foes over virus

Australias prime minister has rejected demands from within his own conservative party to publicly attack the center-left Victoria state government over its flawed handling of the nations worst coronavirus outbreak

7 Aug 2020 3:54 pm
India hits 2 million cases as health volunteers strike

India's Health Ministry has recorded more than 2 million cases of coronavirus while deaths exceed 41,000

7 Aug 2020 1:46 pm
The Latest: Number of cases on Norwegian ship rises to 62

The number of people on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 62

7 Aug 2020 1:37 pm
S. Korean doctors strike over med school plan amid pandemic

Thousands of young doctors in South Korea are striking in protest of the governments plan to expand medical school admissions to resolve a shortage of doctors

7 Aug 2020 1:24 pm
Russia's race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West

Russia is boasting that its about to be the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical trials

7 Aug 2020 12:49 pm
US kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science

Six thousand U.S. parents and kids are doing DIY nasal swabs twice a week to answer some of the most vexing mysteries about the coronavirus

7 Aug 2020 10:49 am
Health ministry says 2 million Indians have been infected with the coronavirus, country's death toll exceeds 41,000

Health ministry says 2 million Indians have been infected with the coronavirus, country's death toll exceeds 41,000

7 Aug 2020 9:52 am
Asia Today: Australian state's infections 'relatively flat'

The coronavirus infection rate in Australias hard-hit Victoria state has been relatively flat in the past week, a state health official said

7 Aug 2020 9:16 am
US stops advising against global travel, but hits Mexico

The U.S. State Department has dropped it's global Level 4 do not travel warning, but promptly re-imposed that same advisory on Mexico

7 Aug 2020 8:55 am
Humira maker to settle California lawsuit for $24 million

The maker of the drug Humira will pay $24 million to settle a California lawsuit that alleged it violated the state;s insurance fraud law

7 Aug 2020 7:26 am
Ohio Gov. DeWine tests negative for COVID-19 after positive test earlier in the day, just before he was to meet Trump

Ohio Gov. DeWine tests negative for COVID-19 after positive test earlier in the day, just before he was to meet Trump

7 Aug 2020 7:16 am
Judge orders COVID-19 tests at California detention center

A federal judge has ordered immigration officials to conduct weekly coronavirus testing for more than 100 men held at a California detention center

7 Aug 2020 5:33 am
Georgia man accused of hoarding face masks, price-gouging

Federal prosecutors say a Georgia businessman is accused of hoarding face masks as the COVID-19 pandemic spread and of price-gouging by selling them for about double what he paid

7 Aug 2020 5:09 am
'Worst nightmare': Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

Around the country, across industries and occupations, millions of jobless Americans are straining to afford the basics now that an extra $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits has expired

7 Aug 2020 1:55 am
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit

Ohio's governor has tested positive for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump

7 Aug 2020 1:16 am
US rescinds global 'do not travel' coronavirus warning

The Trump administration has rescinded its warning to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic

7 Aug 2020 12:42 am
NYC begins registering travelers at COVID-19 checkpoints

Travelers arriving in New York City by car and train are being reminded to quarantine for two weeks if they have been to states with high rates of coronavirus infection

6 Aug 2020 11:04 pm
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus ahead of planned meeting with President Donald Trump

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus ahead of planned meeting with President Donald Trump

6 Aug 2020 10:13 pm
Playing electoral defense, Trump to promote recovery in Ohio

President Donald Trump has been forced to play defense in states he led comfortably months ago, and on Thursday he's set his sights on Ohio

6 Aug 2020 9:40 pm
N. Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

North Korea says is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a city locked down over coronavirus concerns

6 Aug 2020 1:56 pm
New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city

A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbournes first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden

6 Aug 2020 1:43 pm
The Latest: Virus cases on Norwegian cruise ship reach 53

The number of people on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has reached 53

6 Aug 2020 1:29 pm