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Mexico confirms first 2 cases of coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's assistant health secretary announced Friday that the country now has two confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. Hugo Lopez-Gatell...

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...

Shifting demographics drive GOP nosedive on US West Coast

BEND, Ore. (AP) - In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated in the...

How deadly is new coronavirus? It’s still too early to tell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is - and deepening the mystery,...

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans plan to participate in census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Most Americans say they are likely to participate in the 2020 census, but some doubt that the U.S. Census Bureau...

Who is No. 1? Whoever gets to fill out 2020 Census...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks...

California governor: Lower bar for forced mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California should lower the legal bar for providing forced treatment to the mentally ill and building more homeless shelters, Gov....

Is the new virus more ‘deadly’ than flu? Not exactly

What's more deadly - the flu, SARS or the new coronavirus discovered in China?There are different ways to look at it and even knowledgeable...

Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a...

Pete Buttigieg’s next test: Winning over minority voters

So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy.The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president...