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In this image from video, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

McConnell sets Senate showdown on virus aid payroll rescue

Apr. 7, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will attempt to swiftly pass additional funds for small businesses to keep making payroll as Congress rushes to provide more aid during the coronavirus crisis. The Republican leader plans a vote this week to supplement...

Riders, some wearing masks and gloves as a protective measure over coronavirus concerns, enter a New York City subway train Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: NFDA looking to help New York funeral directors

Apr. 7, 2020 1:23 PM 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: — New York City records more deaths from virus than 9/11....

In this combination of photos, the flag-draped remains of a Sept. 11 victim are carried by New York firefighters during a recovery operation March 8, 2002, left, and at right, a body is unloaded from a refrigerated truck in New York during the coronavirus outbreak on March 31, 2020. New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photos)

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

Apr. 7, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus. At least 3,202 people have died in New York from...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, declares a state of emergency during a meeting of the task force against the coronavirus at the his official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Abe declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle

Apr. 7, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures on Tuesday to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. But the move came in the form of a stay-at-home request — not an order...

People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong 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/Vincent Yu)

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 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: — Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners indefinitely...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump and Pelosi have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill

Apr. 7, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Donald Trump indicated that Americans will need more aid during the stark pandemic and economic shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said another $1 trillion is needed, beyond the just-passed...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Asian shares are rising, echoing the rally on Wall Street fueled by signs of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle

Apr. 6, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, echoing the rally on Wall Street, amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to 18,808.53 while South Korea's Kospi gained 1.2% to 1,812.87. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7% to 23,907.52, while...

Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment wheel bodies to a refrigerated trailer serving as a makeshift morgue at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. 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/John Minchillo)

Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

Apr. 6, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated....

Trump approves flood disaster declaration, funding available

Apr. 6, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Oregon will receive federal help for flooding and storms that happened in February in the northeastern section of the state. Federal disaster assistance will supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by...

The quarantined Italian cruise ship Aidadiva that is hit by coronavirus and is docked in Skagen harbour at the most northern point in Denmark, Monday April 6, 2020.  Authorities have said that the ship is set to stay for a month at the port, and the hundreds of crew members are kept isolated and cannot disembark from the ship. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

US weighs 'war bonds'; Facebook launches virus survey

Apr. 6, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. _____________ CENTRAL BANKS AND GOVERNMENT: The White House is considering coronavirus “war...