Author: Associated Press

Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

NEW YORK -- Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk. The decision prompted a…

FDA clears test that can quickly detect coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new rapid test from Abbott Laboratories, which the company says can detect the coronavirus in about 5 minutes. Medical device maker Abbott announced the emergency clearance of its…

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families…

US coronavirus cases top 92,000, most in world

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States continues to lead the world in coronavirus infections even after a spike of new cases reported in Italy. According to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. has more than 92,000…

Idaho COVID-19 cases increase by over 50%

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Idaho has jumped by more than 50% Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after Gov. Brad Little announced a statewide stay-at-home order. According to a running count kept by…

Washington state's stay-at-home order at a glance

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered the state’s more than 7 million residents to stay home unless necessary and for non-essential businesses to close for at least…