In a world gripped by fear, marble racing proves welcome distraction

(CNN) — Different colored marbles race down a path curved in a sandy beach, crashing into one another as they vie for position. A commentatorRead More

Fauci says he can’t stop Trump from talking at briefings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci says he can’t jump in front of the microphone to stop President Donald Trump from speaking at daily WhiteRead More

Federal Reserve to lend up to $300B to businesses, cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of sweeping, aggressive steps, the U.S. Federal Reserve will lend to small and large businesses and local governments asRead More

Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation

CHICAGO (AP) — For Jalen Grimes, the virus pandemic is stirring up a slew of emotions. “Annoyed” is the first one the 13-year-old Chicagoan mentions.Read More

School districts take unplanned plunge into online learning

NEW YORK (AP) — In a whirlwind week, teachers came up with digital versions of everything from high-school English discussions to kindergarten gym classes, cityRead More

Air Canada lays off 5,000, France tries to save food supply

(AP) — The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unparalleled shock to the world economy. FollowingRead More

Amid virus, humble toilet paper is suddenly a hot commodity

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There’s no denying Tissue Plus is on a roll. As luck would have it, the company launched production of toilet paperRead More

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration official said Sunday that illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet wentRead More

Presidents in health crises: Trump more hands-on than many

WASHINGTON (AP) — Woodrow Wilson was more focused on the end of World War I than a flu virus that was making its way aroundRead More

Hunt for medical gear to fight virus becomes all-consuming

PARIS (AP) — The hunt for ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe on Monday, as new coronavirus infections soared and politicalRead More