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A body wrapped in plastic is prepared to be loaded onto a refrigerated container truck used as a temporary morgue by medical workers due to COVID-19 concerns, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center 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)

Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows

Apr. 4, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible. Med Alliance Group, a medical distributor in...

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center is mostly empty at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla. (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr. 4, 2020 1:29 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: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper prepares to bat during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Harper, Matz latest MLBers to contribute to virus relief

Apr. 3, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts. Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving $500,000 to Direct Relief and Three Square in his hometown of Las Vegas and...

A couple in protective masks during the coronavirus outbreak walk past the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Friday, April 3, 2020. The museum has temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania residents told to wear masks in public

Apr. 3, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

Pennsylvania residents should wear face coverings in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the governor said Friday as the state recorded another single-day high in new cases and surpassed 100 deaths Gov. Tom Wolf urged Pennsylvanians to make their own cloth masks and put them on when they go to the...

The Latest: US Tennis Association says best to not play now

Apr. 3, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a posting on its website on Friday, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective...

FILE - In this Thursday July 19, 2001 file photo, U.S. fugitive Ira Einhorn is taken away by French police in Champagne-Mouton, central France to be extradited to the United States. Ira Einhorn, a former hippie guru who spent years living in Europe after murdering his ex-girlfriend in Philadelphia in the 1970s has died in prison. He was 79. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

Ex-guru Ira Einhorn dies in prison at 79, fled after slaying

Apr. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A former hippie guru who lived the high life in Europe for years after murdering his ex-girlfriend in Philadelphia in the 1970s has died in prison. Ira Einhorn, 79, died early Friday in a state prison in western Pennsylvania of natural causes, according to Susan McNaughton, a...

This April 2, 2017 photo, shows Anick Jesdanun in New York. Jesdanun, 51, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, died in New York City on Thursday, April 2, 2020, of coronavirus-related complications, his family said. For two decades, he was a journalist who helped a generation of readers understand the emerging internet and its impact on the world. (AP Photo/Mae Anderson)

Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51

Apr. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

He ran marathons on every continent, including Antarctica — 83 of them in all, many followed by a visit to an obscure craft brewery. Last year, he watched 365 movies — most of them in theaters. And Anick Jesdanun made sure — always — that when millions of people read his coverage of...

Lions agree to deal with CB Darryl Roberts

Apr. 3, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts. The Lions announced the move Friday. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets. Like many of Detroit's recent acquisitions, he also has ties to the New England Patriots. Roberts has...

Philadelphia officer injured when cruiser, pickup collide

Apr. 3, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer responding to a call was injured when his cruiser and a pickup truck collided, authorities said. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. The officer suffered minor facial injuries and was being treated at a hospital, while the other driver and a passenger in...

A person wearing protective masks due to coronavirus concerns walks in Philadelphia, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Deadline looms for Pennsylvania virus-shutdown waivers

Apr. 2, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

Pennsylvania businesses are running out of time if they want an exemption from Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown order as state health officials on Thursday reported more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19. Wolf ordered all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shutter their physical locations until...