MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Wednesday reported 17 new deaths from the coronavirus, the highest one-day death toll in two months.
Minnesota's daily death figures usually have been in single digits in recent weeks. The new fatalities raised the state's death toll to ...
NEW ULM — Brown County reached more than 100 cases of confirmed COVID-19 among residents Aug. 19, since the first reported case in March.
Brown County currently has 10 cases in isolation and actively infectious, 88 have recovered and are considered non-infectious, and two cases have been ...
By STAN CHOE, ALEX VEIGA and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
AP Business Writers
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is not the economy.
Rarely has that adage been as clear as it is now. An amazing, monthslong rally has put the S&P 500 back to where it was before the coronavirus slammed the U.S, ...
By MATTHEW PERRONE
AP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely used coronavirus test is under scrutiny this week after federal health officials warned that it could deliver inaccurate results if laboratory technicians don't follow the latest updates from the manufacturer.
The Food and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 cases in U.S. nursing homes jumped nearly 80% earlier this summer, driven by rampant spread across the South and much of the West, according to an industry report released Monday.
"The case numbers suggest the ...
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
North Carolina's flagship university canceled in-person classes for undergraduates just a week into the fall semester Monday as college campuses around the U.S. scramble to deal with coronavirus clusters linked in some cases to student housing, ...
By DAVID CRARY
AP National Writer
Churches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious ...
By AAMER MADHANI, JOSH BOAK and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's push to cut Social Security payroll taxes for the rest of the year — and even arguing for a permanent cut — would do little to bolster the coronavirus-battered economy ...
By LISA MASCARO
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall.
Negotiations over a new virus relief package have all but ended, with the White House and congressional leaders far apart on ...
Double in six weeks
By MARK STEVENSON, NICKY FORSTER and MICHELLE R. SMITH
It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.
The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections ...
By GEOFF MULVIHILL
State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted.
It's now clear that anxiety will last a ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not about to blink.
The Democratic leader has been here before, negotiating a deal with the White House to save the U.S. economy, and lessons from the Great Recession are now punctuating the coronavirus talks. With Republicans again balking at big ...
By SHARON COHEN
AP National Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century, leaving her jobless and marooned in an uncertain ...
By MARCY GORDON
AP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amanda Cohen is a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group of chefs and restaurants that was formed in response to the viral pandemic. Professionally, Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining ...
By MATTHEW BARAKAT
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to ...
By NICOLE WINFIELD and LISA MARIE PANE
ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm ...
By FARNOUSH AMIRI and DAN SEWELL
Report for America/
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to his Twitter page.
By ANDREW TAYLOR
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol Thursday night generated lots of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators. ...
By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL and PAUL
AP Business Writers
An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with ...
By ANDREW TAYLOR
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week's worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. Negotiators are still stuck, but still trying.
A combative meeting Wednesday involving ...