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Guatemala teacher pedals his classroom to students

SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHE, Guatemala - When the novel coronavirus closed Guatemala's schools in mid-March, teacher Gerardo Ixcoy invested his savings in a secondhand, adult tricycle. But this is not just transportation. It's also a mobile classroom, … more

U.S. officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the … more

U.S. to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) - Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon … more

Trump defends disproved virus treatment on social media

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump issued a stout defense Tuesday of a disproved use of a malaria drug as a treatment for the coronavirus, hours after social media companies moved to take down videos promoting its use as potentially harmful … more

Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve expressed concern Wednesday that the persistent viral outbreak will act as a drag on the economy and hiring in the coming months and said it plans to keep … more

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial … more

Storm pummels Caribbean with heavy wind, rain en route to US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Heavy rains pummeled the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday due to a weather system headed to Puerto Rico and other islands that was expected to develop into a tropical … more

U.S. is expected to report a record-breaking economic plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having endured what was surely a record-shattering slump last quarter, the U.S. economy faces a dim outlook as a resurgent coronavirus intensifies doubts about any sustained … more

Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid U.S. tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. … more

Poll: Anxiety props up Biden, Trump voters fervent

WASHINGTON - Murtice Sherek is not excited about Joe Biden. The Minnesota Democrat, a 79-year-old retired nurse, preferred another candidate in the presidential primary. She also worries about Biden's age, 77. But anxious about another four years … more

Head of China CDC gets injected with experimental vaccine

BEIJING (AP) - The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved. "I'm going to reveal … more

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer's disease

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer's disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of … more

Here's how Trump's opposition to mail voting hurts the GOP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Republicans once dominated voting by mail in Florida. But that was before President Donald Trump got involved. After months of hearing Trump denigrate mail-in balloting, Republicans in the critical battleground state now find … more

U.S.-China antagonisms rattle world, prompting calls for unity

BEIJING (AP) - Antagonisms between the United States and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of "Cold War 2.0" and Kenya's president to appeal for unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Global … more

GOP's jobless benefit plan could mean delays, states warn

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of the coronavirus shutdown could result in weeks or even months of delayed payments in some states. Older computer systems that took weeks to set up for … more

Target joins Walmart in closing on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade-long tradition of jump starting Black Friday doorbuster sales. The move, announced Monday, comes as stores are rethinking the Black Friday … more

Experimental vaccine for COVID-19 put to its biggest test in 30,000 Americans

The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves to receive shots created by the U.S. government as part of the all-out global race to stop the … more

As Congress fights, analysts warn economy needs help

WASHINGTON - As Congress and the White House resume their efforts to agree on a new economic aid package, evidence is growing that the U.S. economy is faltering. And so is concern that the government may not take the steps needed to support hiring … more

1st COVID-19, now mosquitoes: Bracing for bug-borne ills

Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her bed one morning last fall. Doctors ultimately diagnosed the then-5-year-old Sudbury, Massachusetts, resident with … more

Utah sees virus surge - not in county with mask order

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah is among the many U.S. states battling a surge in coronavirus cases, but officials said Wednesday the Salt Lake City area is bucking the trend after the county issued a mandate a month ago for people to wear … more
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