Over 1.5 billion globally told to stay home to avoid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — With masks, ventilators and political goodwill in desperately short supply, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or...

US and Mexico to curb border travel to control coronavirus

SAN DIEGO — Mexico and the U.S. announced plans Friday to sharply limit travel over their busy shared border as part of efforts to...

Italian virus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads

ROME — The Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold reported no new homegrown cases Thursday, while the death toll in Italy was...

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...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will close his country’s border to non-citizens...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will close the border to anyone not a citizen or a permanent resident amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau...

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,...

WHO chief: Europe now center of virus pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization says Europe, not China, is now the epicenter of the world's coronavirus pandemic. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told...

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,...

Trading quarantines, Americans from cruise land in US

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at military bases in California and Texas overnight,...

In Mexico, thousands more names added to border wait lists

TIJUANA, Mexico — The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning...