Infectious diseases

FILE- In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, robots work on an electric car ID.3 body at the assembly line during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up despite a deeply painful recession, mainly thanks to the action of governments. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
July 15, 2020 - 6:43 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up better than the overall market amid a deeply painful recession, mainly thanks to the action of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. A European Union high court on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 ruled in favor of technology giant Apple and Ireland in its dispute with the EU over 13 billion euros, 15 billion US dollars in back taxes. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
July 15, 2020 - 6:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc’s attempts to rein in sweetheart tax deals between multinationals and individual member countries when it ruled that technology giant Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to...
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In this 1998 photo, Wesley Ira Purkey, center, is escorted by police officers in Kansas City, Kan., after he was arrested in connection with the death of 80-year-old Mary Ruth Bales. Purkey was also convicted of kidnapping and killing a 16-year-old girl and is scheduled to be executed on July 15, 2020, in Terre Haute, Ind. (Jim Barcus/The Kansas City Star via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 6:09 am
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The man next on the list to be executed by the federal government after a nearly 20-year hiatus ended this week may have a better chance of avoiding lethal injection, legal experts say, because he suffers from dementia and so, his lawyers say, can no longer grasp why he’s...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, a person dressed as Mickey Mouse poses in front of the castle of Sleeping Beauty at Disneyland Paris, in Chessy, France, east of Paris. The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most frequented theme park resort, is partially re-opening to the public, four months after it closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
July 15, 2020 - 5:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most frequented theme park resort, is partially re-opening to the public, four months after...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and family members of coup victims walk to place a bouquet of flowers at the "Martyrs Monument" outside his presidential palace, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Turkey is marking the fourth anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government, with prayers and other events remembering its victims. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
July 15, 2020 - 5:48 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is marking the fourth anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government, with ceremonies and events remembering its victims. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, accompanied by civilian “veterans” who fought against the coup, laid a wreath at a...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 15, 2020 - 5:46 am
The nation’s largest health insurer more than doubled its profit in the second quarter, as COVID-19 shutdowns kept patients out of doctor’s offices and off operating tables. UnitedHealth Group Inc. earned $6.64 billion in the three-month window that ended June 30, with adjusted earnings totaling $7...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 15, 2020 - 5:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure, a move that critics are describing as the dismantling of a 50-year-old environmental protection law...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 15, 2020 - 4:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump transformed an event that was supposed to highlight his China policy into an impromptu campaign rally, delivering an expansive and often meandering broadside against Democratic rival Joe Biden on trade, policing and his son's business practices, among other...
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Visitors wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a walk at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 15, 2020 - 3:48 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virus restrictions once lifted are being reimposed, shutting businesses and curbing people's social lives as communities try to curb a disease resurgence before it spins out of control. Residents of Australia’s second-largest city were warned on Wednesday to comply with...
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike speaks during a meeting monitoring the new coronavirus situation, at the Metropolitan Government Office Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Tokyo. Experts on Tokyo’s coronavirus task force have raised caution levels for the infections in the Japanese capital to the highest on a scale of four, and urged officials to step up effort to secure more beds, increase testing capacities and raise awareness among the residents about the urgency. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 3:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Renewed restrictions took effect in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with restaurants limited to takeout after 6 p.m., as the Asian financial center battles a resurgence of the coronavirus. Mask-wearing has been made compulsory on public transport for the first time, with fines of up to 5,...
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