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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)
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 Monday in San Jose. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Bernie Sanders wins California on Super Tuesday

California, the marquee prize of the 14-state voting bonanza of Super Tuesday, has sided with Sen. Bernie Sanders

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 Monday in San Jose. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference with members of the Coronavirus Task Force on Tuesday at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Coronavirus deaths in U.S. increase; official warns of many more cases

World Health Organization officials warned the virus could be far more dangerous than the flu

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference with members of the Coronavirus Task Force on Tuesday at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
Voters make their way up to a polling station at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Joe Biden edges Bernie Sanders in Minnesota presidential primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden won a surprising come-from-behind victory in the Minnesota Democratic presidential primary Tuesday night

Voters make their way up to a polling station at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
In line for a rally at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center on Tuesday, Ramona Tolliver joins elated supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden after news broke that he won North Carolina and Virginia as polls begin to close on Super Tuesday. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Update: Biden wins eight states, Sanders takes three on Super Tuesday

Biden, who had been all but written off after a stumbling start in early contests, swept across much of the South

In line for a rally at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center on Tuesday, Ramona Tolliver joins elated supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden after news broke that he won North Carolina and Virginia as polls begin to close on Super Tuesday. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A person walks in Downtown LA near the corner of 7th and Figueroa wearing a protective mask on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Washington state patient becomes first person in US to die from COVID-19

One person in King County has died due to a novel coronavirus…

A person walks in Downtown LA near the corner of 7th and Figueroa wearing a protective mask on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times/TNS)