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Countries take harsh steps as they struggle to contain virus

Countries take harsh steps as they struggle to contain virus

Posted 2:24 PM 2/27/2020

By MATT SEDENSKY and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new (More)

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Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

Posted 6:27 PM 2/26/2020

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn’t inevitable even as top health authorities at his (More)

2/24/2020

‘Time is everything’: World braces for spread of new virus

‘Time is everything’: World braces for spread of new virus

Posted 12:46 PM 2/25/2020

By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press

China’s massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new virus.

But with troubling outbreaks now (More)

2/23/2020

Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

Posted 2:27 PM 2/24/2020

By ANITA SNOW Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix (More)

2/22/2020

S. Korea leader: ‘Unprecedented’ steps needed to fight virus

S. Korea leader: ‘Unprecedented’ steps needed to fight virus

Posted 11:11 AM 2/23/2020

By HYUNG-JIN KIM

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and ordered officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral (More)

2/20/2020

DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

Posted 2:55 PM 2/21/2020

Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighting.

The FBI (More)

2/19/2020

New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

Posted 2:39 PM 2/20/2020

By KEN MORITSUGU

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over the deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as fears nagged communities far from the (More)

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