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A bronze theatre mask on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, in Edinburgh, Scotland,  Wednesday April 1, 2020. Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh plays host to some of the funniest and talented — not to forget the strangest — artists from the U.K. and the wider world. Not this year, as organizers made the decision Wednesday to cancel the city's festivals as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

Not so funny: Edinburgh festivals canceled for first time

Apr. 1, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh plays host to some of the funniest and most talented — not to forget strangest — performers from the U.K. and the wider world. Not this year. Organizers canceled the city's collection of late summer festivals Wednesday as a result...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: France's national institute of sport offers help

Apr. 1, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ France's national institute of sport is helping with the needs of caregivers and homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic. The Paris-based INSEP will lodge nursing staff coming far from their homes to assist medical teams...

Dr. Sherry Yu demonstrates a free-standing booth for COVID-19 testing, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. The isolation booths were created by a collaboration of the hospital's clinical leaders and engineering team, inspired by a South Korean research design. The booths separate clinicians from patients, protect front line providers, and reduce the need for personal protective equipment. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

2nd Massachusetts veterans' home reports COVID-19 death

Apr. 1, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A resident of another veterans care center in Massachusetts has died of COVID-19, officials said Wednesday. The confirmation of the death at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home came a day after the state officials reported 13 resident deaths, at least six of which are coronavirus-related, at the...

FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Gen. Esmail Ghaani speaks in a meeting at the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini just outside Tehran, Iran. Iraqi officials said Ghaani arrived in Baghdad this week to try and unify Iraq's fractured political leaders as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts the chances the country's latest prime minister-designate can form a government. Ghaani, head of Iran's expeditionary Quds Force, arrived in Iraq on his first public visit to the country since succeeding slain Iranian general Qassim Soleimani. (Hossein Zohrevand/Tasnim News Agency via AP, File)

Iran general visits Baghdad, tries to forge political unity

Apr. 1, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A top Iranian general arrived in Baghdad this week to try and unify Iraq's fractured political leaders, Iraqi officials said Wednesday, as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts the chances the country's latest prime minister-designate can form a government. Esmail Ghaani, head of...

FILE - In this July 14, 2019, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy during the presentation after he defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. The All England Club says it plans to make a decision next week whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic.  (Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus

Apr. 1, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020....

FILE - This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

Apr. 1, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. The virus's...

Laundromat owner Jesus Vazquez pauses before closing his shop to comply with the government's curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus, which is shuttering all non-essential businesses for two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico shutters police stations amid COVID-19 curfew

Apr. 1, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Wednesday closed its fifth police station in a week, raising concerns about the U.S. territory's ability to respond to the coronavirus pandemic as officers accused the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdiction to...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford says it wants to reopen five North American assembly plants in April 2020 that were closed due to the threat of coronavirus. The three Detroit automakers suspended production at North American factories March 19 ago under pressure from the United Auto Workers union, which had concerns about members working closely at work stations and possibly spreading the virus.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Survey: US manufacturing slides in March

Apr. 1, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturing slid last month for the first time since December, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Wednesday that its manufacturing index fell to 49.1 in March after...

Cruise ships are docked at PortMiami, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

Apr. 1, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus pandemic. The new rules require daily updates on each ship's coronavirus caseload for...

FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange.  Global stock markets are sharply lower on deepening worries over damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks fell in Paris, London and Frankfurt on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks skid worldwide as coronavirus infections keep soaring

Apr. 1, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide downdraft Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 dropped close to 3% in midday trading after President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for “one of the roughest...