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In Oaxaca, this scientist is a hometown boy made good. The U.S. says he's a Russian spy
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:00:52 -0400

Héctor Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, an acclaimed microbiologist from southern Mexico, is charged in the U.S. with gathering information for Russia on a secret informant.

We can't shelter in place forever: How the coronavirus lockdown might end
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:00:48 -0400

The coronavirus changed our lives. Health experts discuss how we might get back to normal.

How do you build a replica of Monticello? Brick by scavenged brick
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 06:00:35 -0400

Dan Sisson laughs about his ignorance today, about the fact that he had no idea what it would take to build a replica of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's iconic home, in the middle of nowhere in eastern Washington.

Genius or folly? One man's three-decade quest to build a replica of Monticello in the middle of nowhere
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 06:00:28 -0400

Dan Sisson has spent more than three decades planning and building a replica of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's iconic home, in an isolated timberland in eastern Washington.

Trump administration, citing coronavirus, expels 10,000 migrants in less than 3 weeks
Thu, 9 Apr 2020 21:39:36 -0400

Homeland Security officials say CDC guidance on coronavirus and 'public health' outweigh U.S. laws that protect asylum seekers and migrant children.

News of death should not come by phone. Doctors struggle to adapt to coronavirus reality
Thu, 9 Apr 2020 16:31:42 -0400

In New York City's overwhelmed emergency rooms, doctors are using FaceTime to tell loved ones that family members have died of COVID-19.

An ICU nurse sketches the heroes and fighters inside a coronavirus isolation ward
Thu, 9 Apr 2020 15:17:18 -0400

In his off time, medical ICU nurse Oh Young-jun sketches scenes from his job within a coronavirus isolation ward in South Korea.

'A silent explosion': Coronavirus deaths in U.S. climb past 16,000
Thu, 9 Apr 2020 14:13:58 -0400

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. surpass 16,000. In New York, new hospitalizations slow, affirming signs that stay-at-home orders are slowing coronavirus spread.

Brazil's president called COVID-19 'a little flu.' Now his supporters are rebelling
Thu, 9 Apr 2020 06:00:47 -0400

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has dismissed COVID-19 as "a little flu," is losing support from longtime allies.

The best, most hilarious song of the coronavirus quarantine says what we all feel now. You need this
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 18:12:44 -0400

Instagram stars Las Cardachians, a duo of Colombian satirists, capture the zeitgeist of the moment in a song that is brief and to the point.

Coronavirus becomes a weapon of disinformation in Middle East battle for influence
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 18:11:08 -0400

In the battle for regional influence, coronavirus worries make Middle East countries vulnerable to disinformation campaigns.

New York state's coronavirus deaths now more than double 9/11 fatalities
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 15:15:05 -0400

The death toll from COVID-19 in New York state has reached well over 6,000. Social isolation measures were having a positive impact as the number of patients hospitalized there continued to decline.

From caviar to apple juice, coronavirus is changing the way the world feeds itself
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 12:14:37 -0400

The coronavirus pandemic is short-circuiting the global food supply chain, disrupting the seafood, dairy and almond industries.

Bernie Sanders ends his presidential campaign
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 11:24:53 -0400

Bernie Sanders ends a presidential campaign that helped change the course of Democratic politics by energizing a large group of new voters.

A small Georgia hospital battles one of the nation's most intense coronavirus outbreaks
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 11:10:56 -0400

Far from the big coastal hubs, a hospital in Albany, Ga., is struggling with one of the fiercest coronavirus outbreaks in the nation.

New data suggest U.S. coronavirus death toll may not be as high as feared
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 10:52:12 -0400

Data suggest the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus may be around 60,000, which isn't as high as previously projected. But the crisis is far from over.

'Please don't cry, Dr. Kraft': How one doctor is handling the coronavirus pandemic
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 07:00:28 -0400

Dr. Colleen Kraft was part of the Emory University team that successfully cared for America's first Ebola patients. She now is a cool-headed stalwart who is soothing nerves during the coronavirus pandemic.

Column One: Pet parents rejoice: These new products will take pampering to a new level
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:00:48 -0400

Some of the many new contraptions on the market for pets -- or are they really for pet owners?

Column: What will a possible 240,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths mean to you? Trump's projections in perspective
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:00:16 -0400

Counting the coronavirus dead is more than just good public policy. We count to give ourselves the illusion of control.

Is that a cricket in the dog bowl? There's no shortage of exotic and luxury pet food
Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:00:08 -0400

The pet food aisle is about to grow with dog food made from crickets, Serrano bone treats and cat food designed to curtail allergens.

'A crisis within a crisis': Black Americans face higher rates of coronavirus deaths
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 22:18:02 -0400

In Illinois, Louisiana and Michigan, African Americans are dying at higher rates than whites from coronavirus.

Coronavirus has led to thousands of early releases from prisons and jails. Not in Arizona
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 21:22:46 -0400

More states are freeing prisoners due to coronavirus, but Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey claims less drastic health measures are enough for its 42,000 inmates.

A look at coronavirus masks around the world
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 20:23:20 -0400

There's a global shortage of COVID-19 face masks — so people around the world are getting creative in making their own.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews hit disproportionately hard by Israel's coronavirus outbreak
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 20:20:32 -0400

Insular, traditional Jewish community, resistant to state authority, sees spike in COVID-19 cases in Israel.

Attorney general reviewing court ruling to dismiss megachurch leader's abuse case
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 18:08:08 -0400

A California appeals court has ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against Naason Joaquin Garcia, known as the apostle of La Luz del Mundo church, who has been held on charges that include child rape and human trafficking.

In El Salvador, gangs are enforcing the coronavirus lockdown with baseball bats
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 17:38:23 -0400

Street gangs in El Salvador have turned from extortion and killing to enforcing social distancing restrictions, often with threats and baseball bats.

VA and Bureau of Prisons are buying hydroxychloroquine
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:43:38 -0400

The VA and Bureau of Prisons are stocking up on the anti-malarial drug touted by President Trump to fight COVID-19. It's unproven against the coronavirus.

Love him or hate him, Brits rally around a stricken Boris Johnson
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:42:26 -0400

Normally a divisive figure, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is receiving support even from opponents as he battles COVID-19.

Wisconsin voters defy pandemic to cast ballots: 'It would be a dishonor not to'
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 18:45:16 -0400

The Wisconsin primary election, held amid the coronavirus outbreak, followed legal battles between the Democratic governor and Republican lawmakers.

Ventilators for coronavirus patients are in short supply. How scientists might pivot
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:39:48 -0400

Several groups of researchers are testing different methods to divert critically ill COVID-19 patients from needing ventilators in the first place.

U.K.'s Boris Johnson receives oxygen treatment, is in stable condition with coronavirus
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 09:39:55 -0400

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, hospitalized with the coronavirus, remained in an intensive-care unit overnight but was in stable condition, was not on a ventilator and wasn't suffering from pneumonia, a spokesman for his office said Tuesday.

Social distancing during the coronavirus? Not when a family of six shares one room
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 08:00:57 -0400

One Indian family struggles to protect itself from the coronavirus in one of Asia's largest slums, the latest calamity to threaten Mumbai's underclass.

India says it will ship hydroxychloroquine to U.S. after Trump threatens retaliation
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 06:24:19 -0400

India lifts a ban on exporting hydroxychloroquine, which Trump called a possible 'game changer' in the coronavirus fight despite a lack of evidence.

Column: Coronavirus has turned Republican politics upside down. Will that last?
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 06:00:52 -0400

Trump planned to run as a foe of socialism. Now he's handing out direct cash payments to millions of Americans.

As coronavirus rages, nursing homes have ventilators that hospitals desperately need
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 05:00:37 -0400

Coronavirus: Should doctors take people off life support in order to save COVID-19 patients who might recover?

Coronavirus patients can benefit from blood of the recovered, new study shows
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 22:45:02 -0400

A new study of 10 coronavirus patients in China gives further credence to the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy.

If Boris Johnson cannot serve as British prime minister, who steps in?
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 19:26:36 -0400

Who is coronavirus-stricken British Prime Minister Johnson's successor?

In hard-hit Spain, emergency care workers describe coronavirus stress
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 18:52:07 -0400

Coronavirus experiences add to pressure for healthcare workers

Britain's Boris Johnson in intensive care, illustrating U.K.'s growing struggle with coronavirus
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 17:24:12 -0400

Britain's Boris Johnson was slow to sound alarm on coronavirus. Now he is hospitalized in intensive care, and the country's death rate is rising

Coronavirus social distancing around the world
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 13:09:54 -0400

Scenes of coronavirus social distancing around the world.

U.S. designates Russian white supremacist group as terrorist organization
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 11:19:57 -0400

U.S. designates a Russian white supremacist group as a terrorist organization, the first time the label has been applied to such a racially motivated movement.

As coronavirus swamps India, hospitals turn away other sick people
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 10:08:56 -0400

Families say hospitals are rationing medical care for other life-threatening illnesses as India mobilizes its resources to fight the coronavirus.

Foreign doctors on front lines of COVID-19 fear deportation from U.S.
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 07:00:23 -0400

As with many foreign doctors on the front lines of the pandemic in America, Vakkalanka's H-1B visa is tied to his employment, and he fears he could lose his status and get deported if he remains sick.

News Analysis: The coronavirus crisis will change America in big ways. History says so
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 06:00:20 -0400

Disruptive events like the COVID-19 outbreak can end political inertia and result in bold changes

Column: Why can't President Orange Julius be more like Queen Elizabeth?
Sun, 5 Apr 2020 20:12:02 -0400

In this historic moment, the free world is led by a man whose greatest talent is to divide, mock, insult, alienate.

'Hardest, saddest' days ahead in coronavirus outbreak, surgeon general warns
Sun, 5 Apr 2020 17:22:09 -0400

Week ahead will be worst yet for coronavirus deaths, Surgeon General Jerome Adams warns. Outbreak not under control, task force's Fauci says.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with COVID-19
Sun, 5 Apr 2020 17:02:08 -0400

Boris Johnson had been quarantined in his Downing Street residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26.

In coronavirus-stricken Italy, a new field hospital quickly rises with volunteers' help
Sun, 5 Apr 2020 16:30:29 -0400

The coronavirus battle led the Alpini to build a field hospital in Bergamo, Italy.

Coronavirus is America's common enemy, but the states aren't fighting as a team
Sun, 5 Apr 2020 08:00:10 -0400

In fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. is going to live and die by its decentralized public health system.

Aid workers seek to avoid coronavirus outbreak at Matamoros migrant camp
Sun, 5 Apr 2020 07:00:04 -0400

Asylum-seekers camp near the border in crowded conditions, waiting indefinitely as the U.S. puts their cases on hold. Health workers fear an outbreak.

How a discovery that brought us Viagra could help those battling the coronavirus
Sun, 5 Apr 2020 07:00:04 -0400

Inhaled nitric oxide appeared to kill the coronavirus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, and it might work on COVID-19 as well.

Pandemic exposes low pay and scant protections for nursing assistants and home-care aides
Sat, 4 Apr 2020 15:44:48 -0400

Home health aides and certified nursing assistants, the largest category of healthcare workers, lack the equipment and job security nurses have.

North Korea's official coronavirus count: Zero. Why that claim is hard to believe
Sat, 4 Apr 2020 13:20:00 -0400

Experts are skeptical of the no-coronavirus claim from the tightly controlled country so desperate to maintain the status of its border with China.

On the road in the Southwest during the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter in place? Keep driving?
Sat, 4 Apr 2020 13:05:20 -0400

What do you do if you live on the road during a coronavirus pandemic?

Coronavirus claims 1,000 U.S. lives in a single day
Sat, 4 Apr 2020 11:39:15 -0400

The coronavirus pandemic passed a grim marker as the death toll hit 1,000 in a single day. Health experts expect the toll will continue to rise.

Coronavirus kills some people and hardly affects others: How is that possible?
Sat, 4 Apr 2020 10:00:11 -0400

How can the new coronavirus affect people so differently — killing some while leaving others blissfully unaware that they have been infected at all?

The new coronavirus might spread when people talk, but scientists say masks can help
Sat, 4 Apr 2020 07:00:06 -0400

It's possible that the new coronavirus can spread from person to person simply by talking, or even breathing, according to preliminary studies.

Doctor fired after criticizing his hospital for coronavirus response
Sat, 4 Apr 2020 00:10:33 -0400

Dr. Ming Lin was ousted after publicly criticizing coronavirus procedures at his hospital in Bellingham, Wash.

39 million masks never materialized at hospitals, sparking a federal investigation
Fri, 3 Apr 2020 21:52:27 -0400

Hospitals preparing for coronavirus confront empty promises and scams as they try to buy masks and other protective equipment.

Coronavirus killed China's whistleblower doctor. Now the virus has changed how the country can mourn him
Fri, 3 Apr 2020 21:14:29 -0400

On a day when tombs are traditionally swept, China mourns its coronavirus deaths and praises Dr. Li Wenliang, calling him a martyr.

This is how we're getting extra doctors and nurses to fight coronavirus
Fri, 3 Apr 2020 19:35:38 -0400

The COVID-19 pandemic creates a logistical puzzle for the health care workforce

CDC recommends wearing face masks during coronavirus pandemic
Fri, 3 Apr 2020 17:47:01 -0400

The CDC now recommends that the public wear cloth face masks while also urging that high-grade equipment be reserved for medical personnel.

Column: Republicans think guns are essential during the coronavirus lockdown. Women's health? Not so much
Fri, 3 Apr 2020 17:19:16 -0400

A handful of states have tried to suspend access to all abortions, wrongly claiming they are not 'immediately medically necessary.'

Attempts for Middle East cease-fires amid the coronavirus crisis have not stopped the fighting
Fri, 3 Apr 2020 16:15:42 -0400

Calls for coronavirus ceasefires have not halted Middle East battles

Malaria drugs aren't the only ones on the shelf that might help coronavirus patients
Fri, 3 Apr 2020 14:42:29 -0400

Treating patients with "moderate" COVID-19 is a way to stop the disease from progressing to a severe stage that would require mechanical ventilation.

Will New York rebound from the coronavirus pandemic?
Fri, 3 Apr 2020 12:20:37 -0400

New York business owners say the recovery will be harder and longer than the one that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Why China's wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 20:19:50 -0400

China's multibillion-dollar wildlife industry is driven by corporate interests and traditional Chinese medicine companies whose animal-based remedies are prescribed as treatment for the coronavirus.

U.S. stops issuing passports except in emergencies
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 20:17:52 -0400

State Department says it is curtailing passport services over coronavirus pandemic

Trump administration ended pandemic early-warning program to detect coronaviruses
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 19:35:08 -0400

The program had worked with labs in Wuhan, China, and around the world to detect deadly viruses that could jump from animals to humans.

In Louisiana, coronavirus death toll mounts
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 19:18:51 -0400

Cases spiked Thursday, especially in New Orleans; the governor warned they could soon run out of hospital beds and ventilators.

Asian countries impose new restrictions as coronavirus cases come roaring back
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 18:28:17 -0400

After appearing to have the virus under control, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong are imposing new controls as COVID-19 infections continue to rise.

Blood centers begin collecting coronavirus antibodies from COVID-19 survivors
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 13:43:06 -0400

Blood centers are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who recovered from COVID-19 in hopes their coronavirus antibodies could save lives.

A record 6.6 million Americans seek jobless aid as layoffs mount amid coronavirus
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 08:37:51 -0400

The job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession.

Chrystia Freeland leads Canada's coronavirus fight
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 06:00:15 -0400

Chrystia Freeland has been called Canada's 'minister of everything,' in charge of the country's battle against the coronavirus and designated as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's successor if he falls ill.

As the coronavirus spreads in Ecuador, bodies are being left on streets
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 20:50:22 -0400

Coronavirus in Ecuador: Bodies on the streets

This African city has endured war and Ebola. Now comes coronavirus
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 18:08:13 -0400

This city in central Africa has few doctors or ventilators. But it may be better prepared than many other places for coronavirus.

New Orleans social worker who died at 39 did not have coronavirus, test results show
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 17:19:08 -0400

An autopsy is pending, but two tests indicate that New Orleans social worker Natasha Ott, originally from Claremont, did not have the coronavirus.

Can pets get the coronavirus?
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 17:06:38 -0400

We want to protect our loved ones from the coronavirus. For many of us, that includes our pets. Here's what experts know about the risks they face.

Commentary: What L.A.'s future looks like from New York and my coronavirus time machine
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 16:31:35 -0400

Coronavirus has devastated New York City. Los Angeles wants to know if it's in for the same.

Iran, Venezuela and other U.S. foes fight coronavirus amid American sanctions
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 14:51:33 -0400

As the coronavirus spreads, the Trump administration resists pressure to ease sanctions on countries fighting the disease.

Coronavirus has sidelined roughly 9,000 Homeland Security employees, internal report shows
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 13:46:30 -0400

The virus has sidelined over 8,800 Homeland Security employees, about 300 for testing positive and others for possible exposure, the L.A. Times has learned.

Infants and children in the time of coronavirus
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 12:00:23 -0400

What we know about how susceptible they are and how they're treated

WHO is struggling against COVID-19 and a divided world testing its authority
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 11:42:41 -0400

The rise of nationalism and geopolitics is hampering the World Health Organization at a time when global leadership in public health is critical.

'It's like we're expendable': Detroit's first responders fall to COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 10:53:48 -0400

The homicide captain is dead. The jail commander is dead. The police chief is ill. 'You pretty much gotta kill somebody to get arrested,' a sergeant says.

Should the census count black and Latino inmates in rural prisons as area residents?
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 06:00:52 -0400

The census counts inmates as residents of the rural areas where they're imprisoned. Critics say that practice siphons power from the urban areas which the mostly nonwhite inmates consider home.

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits near Boise City, Idaho
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:21:54 -0400

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 5:27 p.m. Pacific time 88 miles from Boise City, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was initially reported as a 4.8 magnitude quake.

Biden says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is on his list for vice president
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:05:41 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is on his shortlist for vice president should he win the Democratic presidential nomination.

Megachurch pastors defy coronavirus pandemic, insisting on right to worship
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:54:33 -0400

The theology and politics of some churches pushes them to keep holding services — in some cases, risking public health and arrest.

'Coronavirus coup'? As outbreak grows, authoritarians around the world seize the moment
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:18:29 -0400

Invoking need for coronavirus control, authoritarian-minded leaders act to consolidate power. Hungary's Orban is only the latest.

He never missed a visit despite her memory loss. Then the coronavirus scare ended visits forever
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:48:09 -0400

Isabel Costales of Spain, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, died March 20 at age 86. Her husband wished for one more kiss.

New coronavirus death rate estimates show how sharply the risk rises with age
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:21:59 -0400

The fatality rate for people infected with the novel coronavirus is estimated to be less than 1%, according to a new study. It's 1.38% for those with COVID-19.

Photos: How the world is mobilizing to make pop-up hospitals
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:40:28 -0400

With the number of coronavirus patients around the world growing at a rapid clip, construction of hospitals and hospital beds has also ramped up around the world.

New rulings amid coronavirus could force Trump to release migrant children and parents
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:00:20 -0400

A federal judge in Los Angeles gives the government until April 6 to deliver a plan to handle 6,900 children held in shelters and family detention facilities. A federal judge in Washington includes their parents.

'What if I am a carrier?' As the coronavirus spreads in Florida, a priest struggles to reach his flock
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:00:06 -0400

The Rev. Michael Sahdev, a 28-year-old priest, is caught between the pull to shelter in place and his calling to tend to his congregation.

Fearing the coronavirus, Michael Avenatti, R. Kelly and other celebrity inmates seek early release
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:24:57 -0400

Citing the COVID-19 outbreak, Michael Avenatti and others are asking judges to let them serve out their sentences in home confinement instead.

Social distancing is slowing the coronavirus in Seattle. But it's not enough, study says
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:05:45 -0400

Health officials warned that Seattle's progress was insufficient, and urged citizens to redouble their commitment to hand-washing, working from home and staying away from anyone but close family members.

Mexican president flouts coronavirus protocol to shake hands with mother of 'El Chapo'
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:22:00 -0400

Mexican President Andres Lopez Obrador angered many when he shook hands with the mother of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Doctors battling the coronavirus in India are being infected, trolled and evicted
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:24:05 -0400

Indian medical workers are treating coronavirus patients without adequate equipment. One doctor warns of 'mass desertion' in the healthcare system.

Coronavirus continues to take a high toll in Italy and Spain
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:24:45 -0400

Over the weekend Spain and Italy death tolls are the largest of the EU countries

A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 22:34:14 -0400

The deadly outbreak among members of a choir has stunned health officials, who have concluded that the virus was almost certainly transmitted through the air from one or more people without symptoms.

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