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The Latest: Brazil has new high in COVID deaths, with 1,473

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil has reported 1,473 more COVID-19 deaths, the biggest 24-hour increase in the country's death toll since the outbreak began....

COVID: Washington unemployment fraud might be $650 million

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington officials said Thursday they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid...

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises

WASHINGTON (AP) - One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she’s worried the city's 18-bed hospital can't handle a second Covid-19 wave. Many...

Trump cuts WHO funding as US economy clouds speedy recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) - Grim employment and spending numbers darkened the prospects for a speedy recovery in the U.S. as the economic devastation from the...

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) - With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump on Friday took aim...

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) - With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump on Friday took aim...

U.S. spending, virus cases after reopenings cloud outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) - Plummeting U.S. consumer spending and rising coronavirus cases in some parts of the country that are reopening businesses highlighted Friday the...

US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and...

New Zealand near eradication, but virus has grim global hold

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand on Friday had all but eradicated the coronavirus from its shores with just one person in the...

Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.1 million Americans out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around...