Virus fears close down France’s famed Louvre Museum

PARIS (AP) — The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France’s Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its ...
16:21 1 March 2022

House approves bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people, the House has approved a bill to ban the sale of ...
17:52 28 February 2022

Italy blasts virus panic as it eyes new testing criteria

ROME (AP) — With tourism tanking and panic rising, Italy tried to control the coronavirus in the realm of public percept...
20:34 27 February 2022

Amid virus, Saudis close Islam’s holiest sites to foreigners

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims ov...
18:21 27 February 2022

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantin...
21:01 26 February 2022

Epidemic vs. pandemic? Glossary of terms for virus outbreak

OUTBREAK: A sudden rise in cases of a disease in a particular place. EPIDEMIC: A large outbreak, one that spreads among ...
22:55 24 February 2022

China’s Xi says epidemic ‘grim,’ calls for action on economy

BEIJING (AP) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for m...
15:18 23 February 2022

China’s leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fight

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leadership sounded a cautious note Friday about the country’s progress in halting the spread of t...
13:07 21 February 2022

China’s virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

BEIJING (AP) — Protective suit-clad inspectors in the epicenter of China’s viral outbreak went door-to-door Wednesday to...
8:28 19 February 2022

Trump vows to ‘clean up’ LA at Olympic meeting briefing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday veered into politics during a briefing on preparations for the 2028...
2:48 19 February 2022

Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

BEIJING — A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the ...
9:31 16 February 2022

WHO chief praises China’s virus fight, urges more from world

MUNICH — The head of the World Health Organization is urging governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the COVID-19 virus and says “it’s imp...
14:55 15 February 2022

Questions complicate efforts to contain new virus from China

WASHINGTON — Reports one day suggest the respiratory outbreak in China might be slowing, the next brings word of thousands more cases. Even the expert...
14:40 15 February 2022

UN: Congo’s Ebola outbreak slows but still global emergency

GENEVA — The World Health Organization said although signs are now “extremely positive” in Congo that the Ebola outbreak is winding down, the epidemic...
19:58 12 February 2022

Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

BEIJING — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer...
18:58 12 February 2022

WHO chief ‘very encouraged’ by dip in Congo Ebola cases

DAKAR, Senegal — The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are "very encouraged” after only three new cases of Ebola have be...
19:06 11 February 2022

Doctor’s death highlights dangers on front lines of outbreak

LONDON — The death of a doctor who issued an early warning about the new virus in China represents a grim reminder that the first health care workers ...
19:10 7 February 2022

Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

BEIJING — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak d...
20:54 6 February 2022

The Latest: WHO seeks $675M to fight new virus

BEIJING — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local):
15:58 5 February 2022

UK, France urge citizens out of China; Belgium sees 1st case

LONDON — Britain on Tuesday urged all of its citizens in China to leave the country because of the outbreak of a respiratory illness from a new virus,...
22:34 4 February 2022

The Latest: France warns against all travel to China

BEIJING — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):
15:01 4 February 2022

Buttigieg endorsed by major California, Nevada LGBTQ group

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the backing of Equality California, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ membership organization...
11:01 30 January 2022

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING — Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “sev...
9:16 26 January 2022

New virus mutes Lunar New Year celebrations worldwide

BEIJING — A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia and the world hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat.
16:36 25 January 2022

UN agency: China virus ‘too early’ for emergency declaration

LONDON — A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down at least three cities...
20:09 23 January 2022

Years after SARS, a more confident China faces a new virus

BEIJING — As a viral outbreak spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan this week, the ruling Communist Party's political and legal affairs commis...
12:25 22 January 2022

Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge

WASHINGTON — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for ...
16:43 21 January 2022

AP Explains: The virus behind China’s pneumonia outbreak

BEIJING — Since late last year, people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have been infected with a viral pneumonia whose cause was unknown. The out...
15:44 9 January 2022

Local authorities: Mysterious illness in China is not SARS

BEIJING — The mysterious respiratory illness that has infected dozens of people in a central Chinese city is not SARS, local authorities said Sunday.
13:46 5 January 2022

Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response" level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease th...
3:22 4 January 2022