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Nurses work in protective clothing in a hospital room where a COVID-19 patient from France is being treated at the University Hospital in Essen, Germany, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Today patients infected with the coronavirus and seriously ill with Covid-19 were flown from France to Essen.  For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

The Latest: Washington, D.C., has 586 cases of coronavirus

Apr. 1, 2020 11:38 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: ___ — District of Columbia announces 91 new positive...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: China reports 36 new COVID-19 cases

Apr. 1, 2020 1:33 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: — White House projects between 100,000 and 240,000 U.S....

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters and journalists as he arrives to give a news conference on the new coronavirus at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, March 27, 2020. Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Bolsonaro is calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. (AP Photo/Andre Borges)

Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus claims

Mar. 31, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who have lined up against his controversial stance regarding the new coronavirus. Facebook and Instagram removed posts by the far-right leader...

US appeals court: Attack on gay man enough for asylum claim

Mar. 31, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An asylum seeker from Ghana who said he was attacked by a mob led by his father because of his sexuality has shown a valid fear of persecution, a U.S. appeals case said in a case argued by two law students. The petitioner, a gay man in his late 20s from Accra, said he had a secret...

Judge dismisses charges against man in ricin possession case

Mar. 31, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock man accused of making the deadly toxin ricin will not stand trial because possession of the substance was not illegal when he was charged, a federal judge has ruled. Alexander Joseph Jordan, 23, was scheduled for trial in June. He was indicted in March 2018 for...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a bird flies among wind turbines near King City, Mo. The Trump administration is moving to scale back criminal enforcement of a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species. The former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told AP billions of birds could die if the government doesn't hold companies liable for accidental bird deaths. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Ex-wildlife chief: Trump rule could kill billions of birds

Mar. 31, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — At a former open pit copper mine filled with billions of gallons of toxic water, sirens and loud pops from propane cannons echo off the granite walls to scare away birds so they don’t land. After several thousand migrating snow geese perished in the Berkeley Pit's acidic,...

FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018, file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is rolling back tough Obama-era mileage standards and gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts to slow climate change. The administration released its relaxed mileage rules Tuesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push

Mar. 31, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks, but the government's own estimates show big costs, too — more Americans dying from air pollution, more climate-damaging tailpipe exhaust and more...

Supreme Court accepts case on police immunity from lawsuits

Mar. 31, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by police officers who believe they deserve immunity from a lawsuit filed by college student who says he was beaten up in a case of mistaken identity. The court agreed Monday to hear the case, which may help clarify questions over...

Sheriff: Gunman killed outside North Carolina courthouse

Mar. 31, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

A gunman exchanged fire with officers outside a North Carolina courthouse on Tuesday before authorities shot and killed him, a sheriff said. A deputy responding to the scene in the city of Asheville was hurt but expected to survive, said Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller. He indicated that the injury wasn't...

Gov: Rhode Island needs more doctors, nurses amid pandemic

Mar. 31, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

Rhode Island is looking to bolster its ranks of frontline responders to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday called on health care workers who are not working full time or are retired to contribute to the response effort. The Democrat said the state is in “desperate need” of...