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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

Staff Report WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a statement posted to his Twitter account said. “He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of…

Ford to produce medical equipment amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Scott McClallen DETROIT - Ford Motor Company is teaming with major medical and health-care groups to boost the production of medical gear for the protection of those providing critical services amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The U.S.…

Pandemic: US travel industry expects loss of $355 billion

By Kevin Bessler The Center Square The U.S. Travel Association has released a dire forecast of the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said the pandemic will cost the industry $355…

Just how many Americans will get COVID-19?

By Caroline Chen There’s a pandemic spreading across the U.S., and amid ongoing struggles to scale up testing, it’s still unclear how many people are actually infected. In the absence of real numbers, projections have filled the void, and…

Big 3 automakers shuttered by COVID-19 fears

By Tim Sullivan and David Rising Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to invoke a federal law that allows the government to marshal the private sector to fight the coronavirus epidemic, as the…

Coronavirus fears spur more gun and ammo sales

By Lisa Marie Pane Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The world's largest gun store, in metro Atlanta, has had lines that are six and eight people deep. A gun store in Los Angeles had lines that stretched down the block. And at least…

White House: Foreign disinformation stoking pandemic fears

By Zeke Miller and Colleen Long Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is alleging that a foreign disinformation campaign is underway aimed at spreading fear in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, three U.S.…

CDC: COVID-19 crowd restrictions should last 8 weeks

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person…

US nears complete shutdown amid latest coronavirus fears

By Terry Spencer and Teresa Crawford Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with governors closing restaurants, bars, and schools and…

Flu and COVID-19: Similar symptoms, different fears

By Maryilynn Marchone AP Chief Medical Writer Is it the flu, a cold or the new coronavirus? Patients and doctors alike are parsing signs of illness to figure out who needs what tests or care and how worried they should be. "You have…

Stocks surge on new coronavirus measures

By Alex Veiga and Damian J. Troise AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street roared back from its worst day in 30 years Friday with a broad rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 2,000 points higher — its biggest…