China locking down cities with 18 million to stop virus

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effortRead More

Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world’s mostRead More

Virus outbreak that has afflicted hundreds of people may wallop economy, financial markets

BANGKOK (AP) — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial marketsRead More

Outbreak from new virus rises to 440 in China, with 9 dead

BEIJING (AP) — The number of cases of a new virus has risen to 440 in China and the death toll has risen to 9,Read More

US stocks close lower amid jitters over virus outbreak

Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets, prompting investors to shift assets into bonds andRead More

Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington stateRead More

CDC to screen at three US airports for signs of new virus from China

(CNN) — More than 100 staffers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being deployed to three US airports to check passengersRead More

Billionaire prince among dozens arrested in Saudi sweep

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of princes, senior military officers, businessmen and top officials, including a well-known royal billionaire withRead More

UN health chief: Zika virus is ‘spreading explosively’

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," chief of the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of independent expertsRead More

1st US MERS patient could leave hospital soon

Health officials said Monday they expect the first patient in the United States diagnosed with a mysterious virus from the Middle East to be releasedRead More