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Taxi driver Nicolae Hent, wearing a protective mask, poses for a photograph before before starting work in New York, Monday, April 6, 2020. A taxi driver's job was already tougher in recent years with the arrival of ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The empty streets during the coronavirus pandemic have made things more difficult. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York

Apr. 9, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early for an average Monday. But with the coronavirus laying siege to New York, today looms as anything but ordinary. Brown runs a meals-on-wheels program for elderly shut-ins and...

Researchers analyze genomes to track coronavirus in Arizona

Apr. 9, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man associated with Arizona State University who was one of the first people in the United States to test positive for the then-new coronavirus in January does not appear to have spread it to anyone else, researchers report. But the virus was able to take root weeks later. In late...

Shoppers walk in and out of a Meijer store for grocery shopping during the coronavirus outbreak as they wear masks and gloves in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, April 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Panic grocery buying slows; iPhone sales plummeted in March

Apr. 9, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ___________________ GLOBAL SHOCK: There is no place on earth inhabited by humans that is not being hit by...

A man wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, runs past a mural on the street in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, April 9, 2020. South Africa and more than half of Africa's 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. 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/Themba Hadebe)

Africa must not be 'neglected' in virus fight, officials say

Apr. 9, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African officials objected Thursday to the global jostling to obtain medical equipment to combat the coronavirus, warning that if COVID-19 is left to spread on the continent the world will remain at risk. “We cannot be neglected in this effort,” the head of the Africa...

Mississippi newspaper closing after long loss of ad revenue

Apr. 9, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A newspaper in the Mississippi Delta is closing at the end of April because of economic difficulties exacerbated by the loss of advertising income to social media sites, its owner says. The Bolivar Commercial has been in business for 104 years in Cleveland, Mississippi. It currently...

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory, shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Defense wants to build a prototype advanced mobile nuclear microreactor at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho. Comments are being taken through April 30, 2020, to determine the scope of an environmental impact statement on the plan aimed at building microreactors the department says are needed to ensure the military's energy supply. (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, File)

U.S military wants to build mobile microreactor in Idaho

Apr. 9, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense wants to build a prototype advanced mobile nuclear microreactor at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho, saying they are needed to ensure the military’s energy supply. The microreactor would be capable of producing one to 10 megawatts. A...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event in San Francisco.   Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together. Airbnb, which just weeks ago was planning for a bombshell initial public offering, is reportedly shedding millions of dollars and facing harsh blowback from hosts who relied on its platform for income.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Virus outbreak delivers tech darlings a harsh reality check

Apr. 9, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together. Since the beginning of March, for instance, Uber shares have lost a quarter of their value. Rival Lyft is down 28 percent. Over the same...

FILE- In this March 18, 2020, file photo a few people walk on Wall Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. There are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of the economic collapse that occurred in just a few weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly as it collapsed

Apr. 9, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There are emerging signs that...

FILE - In this April 21, 1970 file photo, Apollo 13 commander James A. Lovell Jr., left, opens the astronauts televised news conference at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, by saying

Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

Apr. 9, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood. Their moon-bound spacecraft wrecked by an oxygen tank explosion on April 13, 1970, the astronauts urgently radioed, “Houston, we’ve had a problem here.”...

Commuters wear masks at a station in Fukuoka, southern Japan Wednesday morning, April 8, 2020. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures including Fukuoka to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: South Korea expects positive economic growth

Apr. 9, 2020 12:43 AM 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 — South Korea’s top central banker expects slow, but...