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Man blamed for nearly half Sri Lanka virus cases speaks out

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - For months he’s been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the...

Asia Today: India’s cases jump, transmission rate increases

NEW DELHI (AP) - India reported nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections Thursday and its transmission rate is increasing for the first time since March.The...

The Latest: Texas’ surging virus numbers not slowing opening

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas’ surging coronavirus numbers are not slowing down the state’s reopening.Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday instead prescribed a renewed emphasis...

The Latest: Coronavirus cases spike in Idaho amid reopening

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho is experiencing a sharp increase in confirmed coronavirus cases, with 544 new cases reported in a five-day span. That brings...

The Latest: Hatred, threats against health workers rising

LOS ANGELES -- The head of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department says expressions of hatred and daily threats against herself and public...

The Latest: Demand for tests grows in Arizona communities

PHOENIX - Demand for tests has been growing especially in underserved communities of color in Arizona, which the COVID Tracking Project says has now...

The Latest: France to make painkiller rationed under virus

PARIS - France announced a plan on Thursday to resume domestic paracetamol production for the first time in more than a decade, to reduce...

Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

SEATTLE (AP) - Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way. His dad is recovering...

Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from...

Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money...