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FILE - In this April 18, 2019 file photo, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan attends the opening bell at Nasdaq as his company holds its IPO in New York.  Millions of people are now working from home as part of the intensifying fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Beside relying on Zoom, the video conference service, more frequently as part of their jobs, more people are also tapping it to hold virtual happy hours with friends and family banned from gathering in public places.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Singapore stops Zoom for online education as hackers strike

Apr. 10, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore has suspended the use of Zoom for online education after hackers hijacked a lesson and showed obscene images to students. In what is known as “Zoombombing,” two hackers interrupted a geography lesson a day after Singapore closed schools on Wednesday as part of...

Lone Mountain State Forest closed over coronavirus concerns

Apr. 10, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lone Mountain State Forest was closed due to concerns about the coronavirus after personnel noticed an increase in visitors, Tennessee officials said. Many visitors have been gathering in parking lots and trail heads and not following guidelines to maintain social distancing, the...

In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Aurelie Gouel, an ICU doctor, poses during a break in her shift treating COVID-19 patients at Bichat Hospital in Paris. Gouel was infected by the new coronavirus in March but rushed back to work as soon as she recovered from her high fever, cough and other symptoms because she felt compelled to rejoin the fight to save lives.  The coronavirus has infected so many doctors, nurses and other health workers that some are now returning to work hoping that they are now armed with some degree of immunity. (AP Photo/John Leicester)

Rising from sick beds, COVID medics head back to front lines

Apr. 10, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — “Be strong, mum, we really love you," is what Dr. Aurelie Gouel's kids tell the ICU physician when she sets off for long hospital shifts trying to save critically ill coronavirus patients. Although aged just 4 and 6, Gouel's children are acutely aware of how dangerous the disease can...

Josefa Ribas, 86, who is bedridden, looks at nurse Alba Rodriguez as Ribas’ husband, Jose Marcos, 89, stands by in their home in Barcelona, Spain, March 30, 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak. Ribas suffers from dementia, and Marcos fears for them both if the virus enters their home.

AP PHOTOS: Spain's elderly suffer as virus tears safety nets

Apr. 10, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

BARCELONA (AP) — The elderly of Barcelona’s working-class Poble Sec neighborhood, the generation who survived widespread hunger after the Spanish Civil War, started out vulnerable. Drawn to Spain’s industrial heartland a generation ago, they relied in retirement on free lunches from...

The Mass of the Lord's Supper is live-streamed from St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel, Calif., Thursday, April 9, 2020, with no parishioners present. Without the ability to have public Mass and visitors due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the parish live-streams its services. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The Latest: Easter observed at home, economies hit hard

Apr. 10, 2020 3:03 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 — Easter observed at home, world economies hit hard by...

In this photo provided by Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Chief Executive Akio Toyoda speaks during a video meeting at his office in Nagoya, central Japan, Friday, April 10, 2020. Toyoda promised Friday the Japanese auto industry would protect jobs, as it braces to overcome the unfolding crisis set off by the coronavirus pandemic. Toyoda, speaking as head of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said he was worried the Japanese economy might be destroyed before the world can win the fight against the sickness caused by COVID-19. (Toyota Motor Corp. via AP)

Japan auto industry vows to protect jobs amid virus crisis

Apr. 10, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Chief Executive Akio Toyoda promised Friday that the Japanese auto industry would seek to protect jobs worldwide as it endures the coronavirus pandemic. Toyoda, speaking as head of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said he was worried the Japanese economy might be...

In this Monday, April 6, 2020 photo, volunteer Einat Kedem, left, speaks with emergency room doctor Maayan Bacher, after delivering her a home-cooked meal, in the Israeli city of Raanana. More than 10,000 people have responded to Israeli Adi Karmon Scope’s Facebook plea to help overworked health-care professionals on the frontline of the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic. An army of volunteers is doing their grocery shopping, delivering home-cooked meals, babysitting for children and even walking pets. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israelis looking out for overworked healthcare professionals

Apr. 10, 2020 2:43 AM EDT

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — While hunkering down at home and keeping three young children entertained in coronavirus isolation, Adi Karmon Scope had a thought: How much harder was it for those on the front lines of the pandemic? So Karmon Scope, a 44-year-old startup entrepreneur took to Facebook to ask...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the pandemic. Now the seven-time All-Star forward is home for dinner each night with his family. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

On-the-go sports stars embrace family time during shutdown

Apr. 10, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the pandemic. Now the seven-time All-Star forward is home for dinner each night with his family. And for the activities, all...

War-ravaged Yemen announces 1st confirmed coronavirus case

Apr. 10, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government on Friday announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the war-torn country, stoking fears that an outbreak could devastate an already crippled health care system. The national emergency committee for the COVID-19 disease in...

The Mass of the Lord's Supper is live-streamed from St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel, Calif., Thursday, April 9, 2020, with no parishioners present. Without the ability to have public Mass and visitors due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the parish live-streams its services. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Easter observed at home as virus divisions surface in Japan

Apr. 10, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

ALBANY, New York (AP) — People around the world began celebrating Good Friday and Easter from the safety of their homes, as rare divisions surfaced in Japan over how to tackle the growing coronavirus outbreak there. Politicians and public health officials have warned that the hard-won gains against the...