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US virus deaths top 2,000, doubling in 72 hours

The coronavirus continued its unrelenting spread across the United States, pummeling major cities like New York, Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago, where an infant that tested positive for the virus died Saturday. It made its way, too, into rural America,…

Congress sends $2.2 trillion virus aid package to Trump

The U.S. House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice…

US now leads world in coronavirus cases

This breaking news story will be updated. The United States now leads world in number of confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. Meanwhile, the human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday…

Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

LONDON — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence…

Trump, Congress finally reach deal on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed…

Japan says Olympics will be postponed one year

This breaking story will be updated. Japanese Prime Minister Abe says the games' IOC president has agreed “100%” to proposal of postponing Olympics for about one year. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during…