What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns
The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's essential and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival.
What you need to know today about the virus outbreak
The coronavirus is continuing its relentless spread as the daily number of infections worldwide continues to jump sharply.
Serial killer dubbed Grim Sleeper dies in California prison
Lonnie Franklin, the convicted serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" who terrorized South Los Angeles for decades, has died in a California prison.
Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread
California farms are still working to supply food to much of the United States amid the coronavirus.
Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations
With restaurants closed for all but takeout orders during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of a pizzeria at the Jersey Shore could have shut down and laid off their 20 employees.
Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads
Concerns about the coronavirus are changing the way democracy works in the U.S. In state capitols across the country, lawmakers have ditched decorum and sidestepped traditional public meeting requirements to abide by “social distancing" directives.
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease
Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable.
Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions
Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan appears to have the coronavirus infection contained.
Germany's Merkel shines in virus crisis even as power wanes
Chancellor Angela Merkel has run Germany for more than 14 years and has over a decade's experience of managing crises.
In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare
Nearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and even a devastating new outbreak of locusts have strained Somalia.
The Latest: New York state surpasses 1,000 deaths
New Zealand has reported its first death from the new coronavirus.
As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US
Health authorities have urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infections.
Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirus
Andrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient.
Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions
The coronavirus is not keeping people in Sweden at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place.
John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms
The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday.
Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier
The possibility of a strike by some Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll
The U.S. government's foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.
Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor
As the coronavirus rages through Europe, and major American cities like New York and Los Angeles, more than a third of counties across the U.S. still have not reported a positive test result for infection across what are predominantly rural areas.
Oprah on coronavirus: 'Playing it as safe as I possibly can'
Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders
Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1.3 billion people.