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A medical worker looks out from the window of a changing room after treating COVID-19 coronavirus patients at a hospital in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province on March 19, 2020. - China on March 19 reported no new domestic cases of the coronavirus for the first time since it started recording them in January, but recorded a spike in infections from abroad. (STR/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

China’s hidden symptom-free virus cases may mean epidemic not over

China’s exclusion of people without symptoms from its official count of confirmed coronavirus cases is renewing concerns

A medical worker looks out from the window of a changing room after treating COVID-19 coronavirus patients at a hospital in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province on March 19, 2020. - China on March 19 reported no new domestic cases of the coronavirus for the first time since it started recording them in January, but recorded a spike in infections from abroad. (STR/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives his daily COVID 19 press briefing at Downing Street on March 22, 2020 in London, England. (Ian Vogler-WPA Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

WHO warns ‘pandemic is accelerating’ as number of coronavirus cases soar

The world’s top health authority warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is picking up pace

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives his daily COVID 19 press briefing at Downing Street on March 22, 2020 in London, England. (Ian Vogler-WPA Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily news conference amid the coronavirus outbreak on Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York City. (Bennett Raglin/Getty Images/TNS)

New York reports more than 20,000 coronavirus cases

More than 20,000 New Yorkers have been infected by the coronavirus

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily news conference amid the coronavirus outbreak on Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York City. (Bennett Raglin/Getty Images/TNS)
Healthcare worker Ludnie Emile prepares to test people Thursday for COVID-19 at a drive-thru coronavirus testing station in Palm Springs. (Greg Lovett/palmbeachpost.com)

‘A mess in America’: Why Asia now looks safer than the U.S. in the coronavirus crisis

“It feels very strange to say that I feel safer here than in my home country,” Grant said.

Healthcare worker Ludnie Emile prepares to test people Thursday for COVID-19 at a drive-thru coronavirus testing station in Palm Springs. (Greg Lovett/palmbeachpost.com)
A woman stands next to a relative’s coffin inside the cemetery of Zogno, Italy, on Saturday, as the country reported a one-day record of coronavirus deaths that saw the country’s toll shoot up to almost 5,000. (Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Italy reports nearly 800 virus deaths, setting new daily record

In its daily bulletin, the Civil Protection Authority in Rome said 4,825 people had died, an increase of 793

A woman stands next to a relative’s coffin inside the cemetery of Zogno, Italy, on Saturday, as the country reported a one-day record of coronavirus deaths that saw the country’s toll shoot up to almost 5,000. (Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
The test sample for COVID-19 is headed to Quest Diagnostic after it was taken Thursday at a drive-thru testing station at FoundCare in Palm Springs.

FDA approves quick-turnaround COVID-19 test

The device is made by Cepheid, a California-based company, which said units would be ready to be shipped next week.

The test sample for COVID-19 is headed to Quest Diagnostic after it was taken Thursday at a drive-thru testing station at FoundCare in Palm Springs.
HUD to suspend all foreclosures and evictions in U.S. through April

HUD to suspend all foreclosures and evictions in U.S. through April

President Donald Trump directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to…

HUD to suspend all foreclosures and evictions in U.S. through April
U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally at the San Jose Convention Center South Hall on March 2, 2020 in San Jose. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Bernie Sanders set to ‘assess’ campaign, top aide says

After getting crushed in another round of presidential primary voting Tuesday, Bernie Sanders keeps pushing on

U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally at the San Jose Convention Center South Hall on March 2, 2020 in San Jose. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Trump says US, Canada agree to close border to ‘non-essential traffic’

“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada

U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS
The U.S. Census helps determine how many representatives a state is allotted and also how federal money is apportioned. (Courtesy photo)

2020 Census takers preparing for challenges in reaching homeless populations

Shelter-in-place orders could make it hard to count vulnerable individuals

The U.S. Census helps determine how many representatives a state is allotted and also how federal money is apportioned. (Courtesy photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump declares National Emergency as he speaks on COVID-19 coronavirus at a news conference with members of the Coronavirus Task Force in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Ken Cedeno/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump declares a national emergency over the coronavirus

President Donald Trump invoked emergency powers Friday, declaring a national emergency over…

U.S. President Donald Trump declares National Emergency as he speaks on COVID-19 coronavirus at a news conference with members of the Coronavirus Task Force in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Ken Cedeno/Abaca Press/TNS)
(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

MLB suspends spring training; regular season delayed by at least two weeks

Add Major League Baseball to the list of sports leagues, professional and…

(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump suspends all travel from Europe to US over ‘horrible’ coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump took the extraordinary step Wednesday of announcing a suspension…

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
March 11, 2020, Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic: A fireman in protective clothing stands in front of a stop sign during a check of travellers at a petrol station on the D8 Dresden-Prague motorway. To prevent the corona virus from spreading, the Czech Republic has started random checks of travellers at the borders to Germany and Austria. (Robert Michael/DPA via ZUMA Press/TNS)

World Health Organization declares coronavirus a ‘pandemic’

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a…

March 11, 2020, Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic: A fireman in protective clothing stands in front of a stop sign during a check of travellers at a petrol station on the D8 Dresden-Prague motorway. To prevent the corona virus from spreading, the Czech Republic has started random checks of travellers at the borders to Germany and Austria. (Robert Michael/DPA via ZUMA Press/TNS)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, left, shakes hand with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Democrats await signal from Sanders as Biden moves toward unifying party

Democrats began looking for signs Wednesday of whether Sen. Bernie Sanders would…

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, left, shakes hand with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Harvey Weinstein attends his arraignment in New York court on Monday, July 9, 2018. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman. Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News/AP

Harvey Weinstein gets 23-year prison sentence in his New York trial

NEW YORK — After dozens of women came forward to share stories…

Harvey Weinstein attends his arraignment in New York court on Monday, July 9, 2018. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman. Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News/AP
US stocks drop 7% as oil war and coronavirus fears slam markets

US stocks drop 7% as oil war and coronavirus fears slam markets

An oil price war triggered by the spreading coronavirus sent already anxious…

US stocks drop 7% as oil war and coronavirus fears slam markets
South by Southwest festival canceled over virus fears

South by Southwest festival canceled over virus fears

Announcement made in response to public pressure, low participation

South by Southwest festival canceled over virus fears
Elizabeth Warren speaks during a rally held on super Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Detroit. (Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/Zuma Press/TNS)

Elizabeth Warren will drop out of presidential race

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren has decided to drop out of the presidential…

Elizabeth Warren speaks during a rally held on super Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Detroit. (Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/Zuma Press/TNS)
Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden takes the stage with his wife, Jill, and sister, Valerie, right, during a campaign rally at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Biden’s Super Tuesday surge proves real, deflating Sanders’ run

Joe Biden spent a year limping through the Democratic campaign, shadowed by questions about his ability to win the presidential nomination.

Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden takes the stage with his wife, Jill, and sister, Valerie, right, during a campaign rally at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)