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Coronavirus vaccine test opens as US volunteer gets 1st shot

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writers SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday -- leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With a careful jab in a ...

5 dead, including officer and gunman, in Missouri shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Five people including a police officer and a gunman have died in a shooting at a Missouri gas station after the gunman went inside and opened fire, police said Monday. The dead also include three citizens, Springfield police Chief Paul Williams announced Monday, and ...

Millions holed up at home as U.S. routines shift profoundly

By TIM SULLIVAN and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans began their work week holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday as the escalating outbreak shifted the nation's daily routines in ways never before seen in U.S. history. With wide swaths of the ...

Stocks lose 6% on Wall Street as more businesses shut doors

By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks lost more than 6% on Wall Street Monday as huge swaths of the economy come closer to shutting down due to the coronavirus outbreak, from airlines to restaurants. Emergency actions taken by the Federal Reserve late Sunday to prop up the ...

Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour. There is no one to admire the treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in ...

Big city, big worry: New Yorkers fret as bustling city slows

By MICHAEL HILL, JENNIFER PELTZ and JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers awoke Friday to find the coronavirus had left their famously bustling city with no Broadway, no basketball games, no big gatherings, and a populace unnerved by an ever-worsening crisis. A dizzying ...

Trump administration: $1.3M for fast virus test development

President Donald Trump's administration announced Friday it is awarding $1.3 million to two companies trying to develop rapid COVID-19 tests that could detect whether a person is positive for the new coronavirus within an hour. The Department of Health and Human Services said it is awarding ...

Iraq army says US strikes kill 5 security forces, 1 civilian

By SAMYA KULLAB and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military said five security force members and a civilian were killed early Friday in a barrage of U.S. airstrikes launched hours after a rocket attack killed and wounded American and British servicemen at a base ...

Stocks claw back some ground on Wall Street; Dow gains 2%

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Stocks are clawing back some of their recent losses Friday morning at the end of a brutal week of selling as the spreading coronavirus heightened fears of a global recession. The gains follow the worst slide for the U.S. market since the Black Monday crash of ...

Warren reevaluates, Bloomberg drops out after Super Tuesday

By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy Wednesday as the winnowing process in the Democrats' 2020 nomination fight ...