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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Britain's Chancellor Rishi Sunak, left, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a press briefing about the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, inside 10 Downing Street in London.  With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized and in intensive care Wednesday April 8, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus, Sunak is among key players in Johnson's Cabinet who will be directing Britain's response to the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus, while their leader is being treated. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

The Latest: Japanese leaders press PM to hasten measures

Apr. 10, 2020 1:50 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 — Japanese leaders press prime minister to hasten emergency...

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)

Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

Apr. 9, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis. Many regional markets were closed. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1% lower to...

This Feb. 25, 2020 shows Preterm executive director Chrisse France in the procedure room, in Cleveland. Court decisions in two U.S. states Monday, April 6, allowed abortions to continue after the procedure was caught in the crosshairs of governors’ orders suspending non-essential elective surgeries due to the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Judge blocks ban on some Texas abortions during outbreak

Apr. 9, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that Texas abortion clinics may continue to perform abortions in some cases, either those using medication or those involving patients for whom delays would pose an essential ban. The ruling came in a 16-page opinion filed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Lee...

A man whose aunt is suffering from symptoms consistent with COVID-19 receives a delivery of medical and food supplies dropped off by workers from the city government, in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City, Thursday, April 9, 2020. To help halt the spread of the new coronavirus, the Mexican megalopolis is making home deliveries to households with a symptomatic person, providing kits containing food staples, face masks, gloves, antibacterial gel, paracetamol, a thermometer, and benefits cards with a balance of 1000 pesos (around $42). (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico City seeks to help home-bound, homeless in pandemic

Apr. 9, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico City government is sending out teams to help the home-bound and the homeless during the shutdown declared to combat the coronavirus, officials said Thursday. Almudena Ocejo, the city’s secretary of social inclusion and welfare, said the program aims to keep people off...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards gives an update on the spread of coronavirus in the state of Louisiana, Thursday, April 9, 2020, at GOHSEP in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)

Edwards: K-12 schools likely to stay closed for school year

Apr. 9, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday he's likely to keep Louisiana's K-12 public schools shuttered for the rest of the school year because of the coronavirus, in response to calls from state education leaders not to reopen them because of public health risks. Edwards' school closure...

The Latest: New dashboard to track medical readiness

Apr. 9, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 5 p.m. The Wisconsin Hospital Association has unveiled an enhanced website to get out more data about the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The dashboard has information on hospital admissions and bed...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1999, file photo, Ricky Bell, then the warden at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn., gives a tour of the prison's execution chamber. An attorney said her team has lost “critical time” in representing a Tennessee death row inmate slated for execution in June, 2020, due to the new coronavirus and restrictions in place to curb its spread. The attorney for inmate Oscar Smith gave the update in a state Supreme Court filing recently to argue further that his execution should be put on hold due to the health pandemic. Smith's legal team asked for the stay of execution due to COVID-19 in March, 2020.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Death row inmate attorney: 'Critical time' lost amid virus

Apr. 9, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The legal team fighting for a delay in the June 4 execution of a Tennessee death row inmate says it has lost "critical time" due to the new coronavirus and restrictions to curb its spread. In a state Supreme Court filing Wednesday, the attorney for inmate Oscar Smith cited...

Officials close Indiana state parks, trails to contain virus

Apr. 9, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials have closed trails at some of Indiana's most popular state parks and campgrounds in response to large crowds gathering outdoors disregarding social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. As warmer weather draws more residents outside, the state's Department of...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the Pentagon. On Thursday, April 9, 2020, a cease-fire proposed by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone into effect, potentially paving the way for an end to the more than 5-year-old conflict. Saudi officials announced late on Wednesday that the cease-fire would last for two weeks and that it comes in response to U.N. calls to halt hostilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Prince Khalid bin Salman tweeted on Thursday that the cease-fire “will hopefully create a more effective climate to deescalate tensions” and enable the sides to work toward a political settlement. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Saudi cease-fire takes effect in Yemen, rebels suspect ploy

Apr. 9, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A cease-fire proposed by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen went into effect Thursday, potentially paving the way for peace talks to end the more than 5-year-old conflict. Houthi rebels, who control northern Yemen and the capital, Sanaa, quickly dismissed the...

A man wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, runs past a mural on the street in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, April 9, 2020. South Africa and more than half of Africa's 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. 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/Themba Hadebe)

Africa must not be 'neglected' in virus fight, officials say

Apr. 9, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African officials objected Thursday to the global jostling to obtain medical equipment to combat the coronavirus, warning that if COVID-19 is left to spread on the continent the world will remain at risk. “We cannot be neglected in this effort,” the head of the Africa...