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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans are breaking with President Donald Trump’s attempts to falsely declare victory in the election and halt vote counting in Pennsylvania and other states, leaving him without key voices of support as he continues to trail Democrat Joe Biden in his bid for reelection. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Trump …

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has always looked for the silver lining in Britain’s response to the pandemic. Last spring, he promised to “send coronavirus packing” in 12 weeks. In the summer, he cajoled people to return to their offices and restaurants, even offering to subsidize their meals. On Tuesday, however, an uncharacteristically somber …

A panel of three federal judges in New York on Thursday prohibited the Trump administration from moving forward with plans to exclude undocumented immigrants from the count used to determine the number of seats states receive in the House of Representatives. The decision temporarily halts an unprecedented proposal with potentially seismic political ramifications. At the …

The government has pledged to fix within a week bugs that have caused operation of its coronavirus contact-tracing smartphone app to be halted, the health minister Katsunobu Kato said Tuesday. The free app, which was launched Friday and had been downloaded around 3.71 million times as of Tuesday morning, erroneously accepts reference numbers not issued …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oliver trees have become popular with gardeners in recent years Severe restrictions will be placed on imports of some very popular trees and plants in an effort to halt a deadly infection. Xylella fastidiosa has wreaked havoc on olive plantations in parts of Italy and has also been found …

“We regret the decision of the President of the United States to order a halt in funding to the World Health Organization,” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news conference Wednesday in Geneva. Trump announced Tuesday he is halting funding to the WHO while a review is conducted. CNN reported Wednesday that the administration …

The legal fight over Quibi’s mobile technology escalated on Wednesday as media and technology company Eko said it would request an injunction to block Hollywood’s newest streaming service from launching on Monday. Eko, a New York-based company, says that Quibi’s app has a feature that uses technology stolen from Eko. The Quibi feature, called “turnstyle,” …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered Britons to stay at home to try to halt the spread of coronavirus, imposing curbs on everyday life without precedent in peacetime. All but essential shops will close and people should no longer meet family or friends or risk being fined, Johnson said on Monday in a televised …

A Colorado sheriff’s office has responded to the coronavirus outbreak with a tongue-in-cheek Facebook post asking criminals to stop their unlawful antics until further notice. “We appreciate your anticipated cooperation in halting crime and thank criminals in advance,” says the post that was written Monday by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. “We will update you when …

After weeks of turmoil over the economic toll of the coronavirus, U.S. stock indexes entered a bear market, signaling an end to their 11-year winning streak. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jeenah Moon/Getty Images After weeks of turmoil over the economic toll of the coronavirus, U.S. stock indexes entered a bear market, signaling …