Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Elaine:

Governments step up testing as number of new coronavirus cases surges

The United States on Monday reported 38,800 newly confirmed infections, with the total surpassing 2.5 million. → Read More

Governments step up testing as number of new coronavirus cases surges

The United States on Monday reported 38,800 newly confirmed infections, with the total surpassing 2.5 million. → Read More

Nurse facing charges in teen’s restraint death said she thought he was faking

Staff at Kalamazoo's Lakeside academy restrained Cornelius Fredericks for 12 minutes, and he died two days later. His death is ruled a homicide. → Read More

Governments step up testing as number of new coronavirus cases surges

Florida, Texas and other states have paused their pandemic reopenings, ordering mandatory use of masks in public places and closing down restaurants and bars in hopes of stemming a resurgence in cases. → Read More

Testing stepped up as number of new coronavirus cases surges

NEW DELHI (AP) — Governments were stepping up testing and warily considering their next moves Monday as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases surges in many countries. India reported → Read More

Verizon joins ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content

Verizon is joining an escalating movement to siphon advertising away from Facebook in an effort to pressure the company into doing more to prevent racist and violent information from being shared on its social networking service. → Read More

Trump administration supports another set of coronavirus stimulus payments

The Trump administration is open to a second round of stimulus payments. → Read More

Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

The epidemic in Congo began in August 2018. → Read More

Masks, travel restrictions, testing ramp up as coronavirus cases surge

American hospital administrators and health experts warn that politicians and a public tired of being cooped up are letting a disaster unfold. → Read More

US ambassador confirms American among UK terror victims

An American man was among the three victims stabbed to death in a park in the English town of Reading that is being treated as a terror attack, the U.S. ambassador to Britain confirmed Monday. → Read More

Coronavirus cases surge in US, India, but slow in China, Korea

The World Health Organization reported late Sunday the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours. → Read More

Coronavirus cases surge in US, India, but slow in China, Korea

The World Health Organization reported late Sunday the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours. → Read More

Singapore opens gyms, dining out as China outbreak steadies

The pandemic is waxing and waning in many places, with numbers of cases soaring in Indonesia and India, Brazil and Mexico but appearing to be under control or contained in Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and New Zealand. → Read More

ADPH addresses delays to COVID-19 data reporting

The Alabama Department of Public Health is addressing some issues that are causing delays to its COVID-19 data reporting site. → Read More

After historic casino closure, gambling returns to Las Vegas

The casino coronavirus closure has ended. → Read More

US virus cases surge amid protests; pandemic hits poorest hard around globe

In the U.S., where a wave of protests is adding to concerns over possible additional outbreaks, new cases of the coronavirus have been surging just weeks after many businesses were allowed to reopen. → Read More

UK hosts vaccine summit amid calls for free virus vaccine

LONDON (AP) — The British government is hosting a vaccine summit Thursday, hoping to raise billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries and to discuss how any potential vaccine against the new coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly. The event is a pledging conference for the vaccines alliance GAVI, which says the funds will be used to vaccinate about 300… → Read More

US virus cases surge amid protests; pandemic hits poorest hard around globe

In the U.S., where a wave of protests is adding to concerns over possible additional outbreaks, new cases of the coronavirus have been surging just weeks after many businesses were allowed to reopen. → Read More

Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a "people's vaccine" to protect everyone against the coronavirus. Their appeal came ahead of a vaccine summit in London organized by the Global Vaccine Alliance that is seeking to mobilize billions of dollars of funding for a COVID-19 vaccine. The "people's… → Read More

Hong Kong on borrowed time as China pushes for more control

Hong Kong has been living on borrowed time ever since the British made it a colony nearly 180 years ago → Read More