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The Latest: NFDA looking to help New York funeral directors

Apr. 7, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — New York City records more deaths from virus than 9/11....

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee about about ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions in Washington, on Capitol Hill. Modly says the captain of the COVID-stricken aircraft carrier who was fired last week had betrayed his service and may have been “too naive or too stupid” to be commanding officer of the ship. Officials are confirming that Modly made the comments Sunday, April 5, 2020, to the ship's crew in Guam. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

More than 500 test positive for virus, shipyard worker dies

Apr. 7, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A civilian worker at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard died from complications associated with COVID-19, the Navy said. The employee, who died on Sunday, was assigned to Submarine Maintenance Engineering, Planning and Procurement Activity at the shipyard in Kittery, the Navy said. "We...

Ford manufactures, ships over 1 million plastic face shields

Apr. 6, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. says it has manufactured and shipped over 1 million clear plastic face shields to hospitals and first responders all over the U.S. The company hit the mark on Saturday and sent the 1 millionth protective shield to New York City as part of a shipment of more than 30,000...

A sign acknowledging the work of doctors and nurses is posted on a traffic control box outside Brooklyn Hospital Center, as a hospital worker, right, waits for a traffic light to change before reporting to duty, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in New York. The Brooklyn hospital is one of several in the area treating high numbers of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NY's death count nears 4,200, but there's a glimmer of hope

Apr. 5, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200. Cuomo said it was too soon to determine whether the pandemic had reached...

Ex-operator of Portland terminal rejects reduced $19M award

Apr. 2, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The former operator of the Port of Portland’s container terminal has rejected a judge’s reduced $19 million award of damages against the longshore workers’ union after a federal jury in November found the union sabotaged shipping traffic and caused productivity to...

Testing capacity increased; Easter Bunny deemed essential

Apr. 2, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Easter Bunny is essential. Gov. Gina Raimondo, in response to a question from a kindergartner who asked if the Easter Bunny was quarantined because of the coronavirus pandemic, reassured the child that rabbits cannot catch the disease. “The Easter Bunny is an essential...

Missouri Supreme Court strikes down anti-picketing law

Mar. 31, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a 2018 law banning public union workers from picketing is unconstitutional. Supreme Court judges unanimously sided with a lower court judge's decision to strike down that provision from law. Public-sector workers are already...

A woman her protective face mask balances her large-sized cup while watching her smart phone in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Companies find a new purpose; workplace rules have changed

Mar. 31, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________ INDUSTRY: Less than a week after saying it planned to reopen five North American assembly...

3 finalists set for Vermont school district top job

Mar. 28, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Three professional educators are vying to become the next superintendent of A Vermont school district. The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports a veteran superintendent, an interim superintendent and a principal with ties to central Vermont are the finalists to become the superintendent...

In this March 24, 2020, photo, farmworkers keep their distance from each other as they work at the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery in Clarksburg, Calif. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses that supply food to California and much of the country as schools, restaurants and stores shutter over the coronavirus. But some workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Steve Heringer, general manager of the 152-year-old family owned business said workers now have more hand sanitizer and already use their own gloves for field work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread

Mar. 28, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of getting to the groves each day puts him and his wife, also a farmworker, at risk, and there’s nothing they...