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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....

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...

In this handout photo released by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy, left, Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin, centre, and Ivan Vagner, members of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), walk prior the launch of Soyuz MS-16 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 9, 2020. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service via AP)

Astronauts leave virus-plagued planet for space station

Apr. 9, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three astronauts flew to the International Space Station on Thursday, departing the virus-plagued planet with little fanfare and no family members at the launch site to bid them farewell. NASA’s Chris Cassidy and Russians Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner arrived at the...

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: There will be basketball to watch this weekend

Apr. 9, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and ESPN will stream a HORSE tournament on ESPN’s app. The NBA HORSE Challenge will have eight participants. The quarterfinals are to be shown Sunday and the semifinals...

People gather to watch the sun set behind the Throgs Neck Bridge at LIttle Bay Park Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. While New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York could be reaching a

16.8M Americans thrown out of work as economic toll rises

Apr. 9, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the terrifying speed with which the coronavirus outbreak has brought world economies to a near standstill. Meanwhile, world leaders and health officials are fervently warning...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses a press conference about the update on COVID-19 at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Taiwan's foreign ministry on Thursday, April 8, 2020 strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that it condoned racist personal attacks on him that he alleged were coming from the self-governing island democracy.  (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)

Taiwan protests WHO leader's accusations of racist campaign

Apr. 9, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that the self-governing island was linked to and condoned racist personal attacks on him. A ministry statement expressed “strong dissatisfaction and a high...

A woman holds a packet of contraceptive pills,  in Harare, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs. Confined to their homes with husbands and others, they face unwanted pregnancies and little idea of when they can reach the outside world again. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Lockdowns mean millions of women can't reach birth control

Apr. 9, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The callers were in tears. One by one, women in homes across rural Zimbabwe had a pleading question: When would family planning services return? Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth...

A resident gets a ride from her dog along a retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Released from their apartments after a 2 1/2-month quarantine, residents of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the street but say they still go out little and keep children home while they wait for schools to reopen. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Virus-hit Wuhan cautiously revives amid thicket of controls

Apr. 9, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — Released from their apartments after a 2 1/2-month quarantine, residents of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the streets. But they say they still go out little and keep their children home while waiting for schools to...

An Israeli man stands on his hands on an empty road during a lockdown following government measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's virus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long Jewish holiday of Passover. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

AP Week in Pictures, Middle East

Apr. 9, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between April 2-8, 2020. This week’s selection includes scenes across the region, where the coronavirus has changed the course of daily...

In this April 7, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump calls on a reporter for a question as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. First, it was the media that was at fault. Then, Democratic governors came under fire. China, President Barack Obama and federal watchdogs have all had a turn in the crosshairs. And now it’s the World Health Organization that's to blame.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

As pandemic deepens, Trump cycles through targets to blame

Apr. 9, 2020 6:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First, it was the media that was at fault. Then, Democratic governors came under fire. China, President Barack Obama and federal watchdogs have all had a turn in the crosshairs. And now it’s the World Health Organization that's to blame. President Donald Trump is falling back on a...