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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...

People and policemen bow their heads during a national moment of mourning for victims of coronavirus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Saturday, April 4, 2020. With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-staff, China on Saturday held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially

Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens

Apr. 4, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U.S. and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” The governor of New York state, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, vowed to seize unused ventilators...

Glass, 3D artists making ventilators splitters, face shields

Apr. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sanctuary Arts School and Glass Studio, in Shreveport, is leading a statewide initiative to donate emergency-use equipment to hospital workers and first responders caring for coronavirus COVID-19 patients. Ark-La-Tex 3D Technology, also in Shreveport, is collaborating with the...

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)

US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out

Apr. 3, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York’s governor took his own dramatic step to fight the coronavirus — vowing to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and companies....

Debbie Fagnano, the calliope player for the riverboat Natchez, plays a 15-minute hymn and gospel medley, Friday, April 3, 2020 as a tribute to jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, who died Wednesday of pneumonia brought on by COVID-19. A steamboat company spokeswoman said that since the calliope carries a long way, the Natchez may play brief concerts on Friday as morale-boosters. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)

New Orleans calliope tribute for jazz great Ellis Marsalis

Apr. 3, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tourist riverboat calliope blasted hymn and gospel tunes across New Orleans' French Quarter on Friday as a tribute to the late jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis. Marsalis, who taught generations of jazz players, including four of his six sons, died Wednesday of pneumonia brought...

FILE - This Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 file photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans.  A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall's deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans, Friday, April 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

OSHA cites companies in deadly New Orleans hotel collapse

Apr. 3, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall’s deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans. They include an engineering firm charged with a “willful” violation involving the design and approval...

Swarnamala Ratnayaka prepares RNA for testing for the new coronavirus at the molecular pathology lab at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The test is identical to the PCR test being used by the Centers for Disease Control to ease the testing crisis and stop the spread of COVID-19, which has hit the New Orleans area especially hard. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana hospitals, medical staff stretched thin amid virus

Apr. 3, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana's coronavirus outbreak exceeded 10,000 confirmed cases Friday, the state's hospitals and health care workers worry if they'll have enough people and equipment to meet the ever-growing demands of an epidemic expected to start overwhelming some medical facilities within a...

Spillway opening Friday to safeguard New Orleans levees

Apr. 3, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mississippi River is so high that a spillway west of New Orleans must be opened to safeguard the city's levees, an Army Corps of Engineers official announced Thursday. That will make an unprecedented third straight year, and the sixth time this decade, that the Bonnet Carré...

Couple released after trespassing charged in man's death

Apr. 3, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana couple cited for trespassing and released were charged three hours later in connection with the fatal beating of a man, authorities said. New Orleans police were investigating a report of strangers outside of a home about 1:30 a.m. Thursday when they encountered Jason...

Police: Louisiana man charged with murder in father's death

Apr. 3, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man with a long history of violence against his 69-year-old father beat him to death, authorities said. Miker Ginorio was charged with second-degree murder for the killing of Carlos Ginorio Sr. on Wednesday, Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported. “It was a...