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A woman prays at the San Ramon Nonato church after an Easter Holy Week procession was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, April 9, 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/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Spaniards staying home during Holy Week

Apr. 9, 2020 11:04 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 — Dr. Fauci: Don’t assume virus fades in warm weather....

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is docked along Kilo Wharf of Naval Base Guam in Sumay,  Friday, April 3, 2020. The aircraft carrier, with a crew of nearly 5,000, is docked in Guam, and the Navy has said as many as 3,000 will be taken off the ship and quarantined by Friday. More than 100 sailors on the ship have tested positive for the virus, but none is hospitalized.  (Rick Cruz/The Pacific Daily via AP)

General says coronavirus likely to affect more Navy ships

Apr. 9, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus is likely to strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific infected more than 400 sailors, a top general said Thursday. Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said one member...

Iowa hospitals ordered to give daily COVID-19 data to state

Apr. 9, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Weeks into the coronavirus outbreak, Iowa hospitals have been ordered to report daily statistics to the state on the number of patients they’re treating and whether they have enough resources. The Iowa Department of Public Health issued an order April 3 requiring hospitals to...

Commuters wear face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus as they walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, April 9, 2020. China's National Health Commission on Thursday reported dozens of new COVID-19 cases, including most of which it says are imported infections in recent arrivals from abroad and two

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 9, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost jobs in just the past three weeks. Meanwhile, a spike in deaths in Britain and New York and surges of reported new infections in Japan and India’s...

In this photo taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Chief Security Officer Kevin Fitzgibbons rings the opening bell at the NYSE, while recognizing Randy Timmons in Albany, Ga., and thousands of employees of the Proctor & Gamble Company, Thursday, April 9, 2020. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Wall Street climbs after Fed stuns markets again with aid

Apr. 9, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in morning trading on Wall Street Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched its latest unprecedented effort to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak. The central bank undertook actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to households, local governments and...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, Visitors to the Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns in New York. Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

Apr. 9, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak. The figures collectively constitute the largest and...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a firefighter sprays water on a controlled burn while fighting a wildfire in Magalia, Calif. The outbreak of the coronavirus is making the U.S. Forest Service and others change strategies for fighting wildfires, as the need for isolation and social distancing comes into play against the necessity of having firefighters work and live closely together. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

Apr. 9, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters must work in close quarters for weeks at a time. Wildfires have already broken out in Texas and...

The Latest: South Dakota unemployment claims rise to 7,916

Apr. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Unemployment claims once again surged in South Dakota last week with 7,916 people making new claims for unemployment help, the Department of Labor and Regulation announced on Thursday. As the global...

Honolulu Zoo earns accreditation from national organization

Apr. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums after years of efforts to recapture the designation. The zoo announced Wednesday that the facility has sought to renew its accreditation since 2016, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The association...

Customers wear a variety of protective masks as they wait some six-feet apart to enter a Trader Joe's store, where the number of customers allowed inside at any one time was limited because of the coronavirus outbreak, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Virus sparks prison riot, hits more WA long-term care homes

Apr. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Inmates at a Washington state prison staged a large protest following new coronavirus diagnoses at the facility and and health officials say they continue to see large numbers of cases in the state's long-term care facilities. More than 9,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and at...