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In this March 27, 2020 photo, Shelly Clayton, center, walks up the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., with her children Audrey Kuhar, 11, left, and Cooper Kuhar, 11. The park has closed restaurants, lodges, visitor centers, campgrounds and other services as it awaits approval from the federal government for a full shutdown. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP)

Calls mount to close Grand Canyon after resident gets virus

Mar. 31, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker. The man who tested positive for COVID-19 lived at a dorm within the park and worked at one of the...

A UNC Hospitals employee screens visitors to the UNC Medical Center Emergency Department, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. These screening procedures started about two weeks earlier in an effort to prevent patients with respiratory symptoms of the new coronavirus from coming in contact with other patients in the emergency department. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

North Carolina hospitality industry says 370K out of work

Mar. 31, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's restaurant and hotel operators pleaded Tuesday for state financial aid and tax relief as closings and travel restrictions from the new coronavirus have thrown more than 370,000 of their employees out of work. Speaking to a state House committee on the virus-induced...

The Latest: Evers: Wisconsin receives 2nd PPE shipment

Mar. 31, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday that Wisconsin has received its second shipment of personal protective equipment to help health care workers and emergency medical workers in the fight against COVID-19. Evers...

People prepare to sleep in areas marked by painted boxes on the ground of a parking lot at a makeshift camp for the homeless Monday, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of the ot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Las Vegas marking parking places for homeless encampment

Mar. 31, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Homeless people in Las Vegas have been directed to sleep in rectangles painted on the pavement in a makeshift parking lot camp as a way to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a move that is stirring outrage by some on social media. Former Obama administration housing chief Julian Castro...

Phu Dang, left, the owner of i5 Pho restaurant, gets help from a contractor as he boards up his business, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Seattle's downtown Pioneer Square neighborhood. Dang closed his business to dine-in customers earlier in the month and had tried doing takeout only food in response to the new coronavirus pandemic, but he said his location did not attract enough customers for take out and he decided to fully close for the time being. He said his decision to board up came after a nearby business was broken into over the weekend. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Job cuts pile up, Ford to make ventilators at parts plant

Mar. 30, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. _______ AIR CARE: Britain’s health service is asking airline cabin crew who have been laid off to...

A store employee waits for customers at a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Monday, March 30, 2020. Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)

Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopens

Mar. 30, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — The city at the center of China's virus outbreak was reopening for business Monday after authorities lifted more of the controls that locked downs tens of millions of people for two months. “I want to revenge shop,” declared an excited customer at one of Wuhan's major...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 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: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

A semi-truck drives down a highway passing an Arizona Department of Transportation public service display Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz. 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/Ross D. Franklin)

Massive layoffs hit Arizona as virus staggers economy

Mar. 27, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona is ramping up its unemployment insurance operations as it sees an unprecedented flood of new claims as the coronavirus staggers industries that are key to the state's economy. The state saw nearly 30,000 new filings last week, a 760% increase from the week before. It is...

Closed stores are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer says the state's tourism industry will continue to suffer amid COVID-19 restrictions and vowed the state will do what it can to help hotels, tourist spots, and businesses recover once restrictions are lifted. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico cancels national tourism campaign amid virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M (AP) — The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered, and the fate of the summer art market season is uncertain. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen...

This photo shows a deserted baggage claim lobby at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Thursday, March 26, 2020 as the state of Hawaii imposed a 14-day traveler quarantine to slow the coronavirus. Travelers landed in Hawaii to a new requirement that they hole up in hotel rooms or their homes for 14 days to fight the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Travelers landing in Hawaii find tough quarantine rules

Mar. 26, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Travelers landing in Hawaii Thursday found a new requirement that they hole up in hotel rooms or their homes for 14 days to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Most tourists stayed away, having received the message to avoid one of the world's most popular visitor destinations after Gov....