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Medical workers wearing equipment to protect themselves from coronavirus bring a patient to St Thomas' Hospital in Westminster in London, Monday, April 6, 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/Frank Augstein)

US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down

Apr. 6, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain braced for what could be one of their bleakest weeks in memory Monday as the human and financial toll of the coronavirus outbreak mounted. But new deaths and infections appeared to be slowing in Italy, Spain and France, suggesting that lockdowns and social distancing are...

Authorities: Man's COVID-19 worries prompt murder-suicide

Apr. 6, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside their suburban Chicago home in what authorities say was a murder-suicide that was apparently prompted by the man's concern that the two of them had the coronavirus, authorities said. Deputies who were dispatched to a home in Lockport...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration is moving ahead with plans to buy 10,000 ventilators and 1 million protective masks in the fight against the coronavirus. The effort comes after Evers' administration had clashed with Republican lawmakers over whether he needed their permission to make such purchases. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Wisconsin election still on, but Supreme Court may intervene

Apr. 6, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin moved forward Monday with plans to hold in-person voting for its presidential primary amid the coronavirus pandemic with help from National Guard members staffing the polls, even as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to intervene. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who had...

FILE - This March 17, 2019 file photo shows Lady Gaga at the 2019 Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised millions to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus. Gaga said on Monday that the money was raised in seven days and will benefit The World Health Organization. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

Apr. 6, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus. Gaga said on Monday that the money was raised in seven days and will...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2020 handout photo provided by Number 10 Downing Street, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs the morning Covid-19 Meeting remotely after self isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus, at 10 Downing Street, London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the coronavirus. Johnson’s office says he is being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus. (Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street via AP, File)

UK's Johnson 'in good spirits' in hospital, stays in charge

Apr. 6, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was in good spirits Monday after spending the night in a London hospital where he was admitted with the new coronavirus. Johnson's spokesman said Johnson had spent a comfortable night and remained in charge of government despite being...

County workers practise social distancing and wear masks as they queue to renew their employment contracts in Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday, April 6, 2020. Kenya on Monday increased its restrictions to combat the new coronavirus, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital city, Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and two counties. (AP Photo/John Muchucha)

Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus

Apr. 6, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus on Monday, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital city, Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and two counties. Forty-three of Africa’s 54 countries have closed their borders, according to the Africa Centers for...

This March 2020 photo provided by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato of Castro Valley, Calif., shows her with her husband and children, foreground, singing to her mother-in-law for her 79th birthday at a safe distance due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Hugs and kisses, deferred: Pandemic cuts physical contact

Apr. 6, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

To the lengthy, sorrowful list of losses from the pandemic, add these: hugs unexchanged, visits unmade, hands unheld. Just when many feel they need it the most, the comfort of physical closeness is being denied. Dr. Loren Olson, 77, a psychiatrist in Urbandale, Iowa, misses the hugs and kisses from friends who...

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro speaks during an interview at the White House, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Debate heats up over using an anti-malaria drug for COVID-19

Apr. 6, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and members of his administration are growing emphatic in promoting an anti-malaria drug not yet officially approved for fighting COVID-19, even though scientists say more testing is needed before it’s proven safe and effective against the virus. Trump trade...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, right, answers questions concerning the state's response to the coronavirus Monday, March 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Lee has asked all schools in Tennessee to close by the end of the week due to coronavirus spreading across the state. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee man charged with violating coronavirus order

Apr. 6, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with violating the governor’s stay-at-home coronavirus order after a confrontation with officers at a birthday party. Jeremial Lee, 28, also was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct, marijuana possession and a possessing a gun without a...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

The Latest: F1's ROKiT Williams Racing furloughs workers

Apr. 6, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Formula One race team ROKiT Williams Racing is putting an unspecified number of employees on furlough through the end of May. The team also announced senior management officials and the team’s two drivers, Carlos Sainz of...