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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest:Trump again touts drug to treat coronavirus

Apr. 4, 2020 6:00 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: — President Trump warns of “toughest” weeks...

A pedestrian in a mask during the coronavirus outbreak walks by a mural of the late actor James Dean on Hollywood Boulevard, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Hollywood section of Los Angeles. 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/Mark J. Terrill)

California COVID-19 testing backlog cut by two-thirds

Apr. 4, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has cut its COVID-19 testing backlog by more than two-thirds, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday, but has still managed to test less than one half of 1% of the state's nearly 40 million residents. “I own that. I have a responsibility as your governor to do...

The empty Zell B. Miller Learning Center on the campus of the University of Georgia, in Athens, Ga, on Thursday, April 2, 2020. UGA moved all classes online for the remainder of spring and summer semesters as well as canceling spring commencement In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and coronavirus. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Virus deaths top 200 in Georgia as stay-home order kicks in

Apr. 4, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Coronavirus deaths in Georgia exceeded 200 on Saturday as people statewide spent their first full day under the governor's emergency order to stay home. The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that at least 201 people have died from illnesses related to the coronavirus as of...

Corpus Christi mayor asking tourists to not visit amid virus

Apr. 4, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Officials in Corpus Christi said they’re looking at ways to discourage vacationers from visiting the popular South Texas city amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Mayor Joe McComb is looking at possibly restricting...

Kentucky Derby Milliners use hat supplies for face masks

Apr. 4, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fancy hats and protective face masks. Kentucky Derby milliners across the country have swiveled their talent to protect America’s health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. A month and a half before May 2, the biggest day at Churchill Downs —...

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...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a news conference at Liberty Plaza across the street from the Georgia state Capitol building in downtown Atlanta, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Kemp says he will issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to prevent spread of the coronavirus and shut down public schools for the rest of the year. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia stay-at-home order rolls back local restrictions

Apr. 4, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Local officials are expressing concern that a statewide stay-at-home order from Georgia's governor that took effect Friday evening will actually loosen some restrictions that cities and counties had put in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, including rolling back park and beach...

A worker leaves the the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears

Apr. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attempt to conduct an election in the midst of a coronavirus crisis lurched forward Friday, with a Democratic governor pushing for an all-mail election to replace in-person voting and Republican leaders refusing to budge. Just three days before Tuesday's spring primary...

A homeless person sits on the street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Since the beginning of an international pandemic, officials in California have said one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to others: the homeless. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'

Apr. 3, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors. On Friday,...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built  in New York.  De Blasio is calling for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses, on Friday, April 3,  to handle an expected surge in coronavirus cases in New York and other places around the country. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Cuomo orders shift in ventilators to overwhelmed hospitals

Apr. 3, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would order the redistribution of critically needed ventilators. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses. And the coronavirus outbreak picked up speed with more deaths and more hospitalizations....