Italy's front-line coronavirus heroes, in portraits

The doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their masks, scrubs, gloves and hairnets — the flimsy battle armor donned at the start of each shift as the only barrier to contagion.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine

BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Iran refuses to U.S. help against the coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory claiming the virus could be man-made by America.