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US schools start planning for possible spread of coronavirus

Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking “perfect attendance” awards as they brace for the possibility...

Northern California city at epicenter of coronavirus mystery

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Residents of a Northern California community are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a turning point in the...

Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian authorities on Friday reported the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread...

New coronavirus case escalates US response

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Public health officials were retracing the steps of a Northern California woman on Thursday believed to be the first person...

States ramp up virus preparations, try to reassure public

With worries growing about the new coronavirus in the U.S., state officials are ramping up efforts to prepare for a possible outbreak while simultaneously...

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds

NEW YORK (AP) - About 4 in 10 American adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 is severely so, government researchers said Thursday.The...

Trump says US ‘ready’ for virus threat despite new infection

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as...

Trump faces credibility test as he plays down virus threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump faces a critical personal challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: asking Americans to believe him after...

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as...

Trump faces credibility test as he plays down virus threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump faces a critical personal challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: Asking Americans to believe him after...