Fire torches top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS — Firefighters battled a massive blaze Monday at the French capital's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral that sent ash pouring onto tourists and flames...

US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up

WASHINGTON — Government relief checks began arriving in Americans’ bank accounts as the economic damage to the U.S. from the coronavirus piled up Wednesday...

WHO declares virus crisis is now a pandemic

ROME — Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

Students worldwide demand climate action

FRANK JORDANS | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN — From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth...

Rebuilding Notre Dame will be long, fraught and expensive

JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT | THE ASSOCIATED PRES LONDON — Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating...

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone; urges users to update app

FRANK BAJAK and RAPHAEL SATTER | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular...

Trump: US, Canada to close border to nonessential travel

TORONTO — The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, and the...

Economic fallout mounts, along with competition for masks

NEW YORK — The economic damage from the coronavirus crisis piled up as an unprecedented 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, and the...

US officials: Foreign disinformation stoking virus fears

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is alleging that a foreign disinformation campaign is underway aimed at spreading fear in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic,...

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

ELAINE GANLEY and SYLVIE CORBET | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre...