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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: CFL postpones start of regular season over virus

Apr. 7, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Canadian Football League is the latest sports league to postpone play because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFL, which was scheduled to kick off the regular season on June 11, announced Tuesday that the season won’t...

In this image taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Tommy Gannon, Assistant Supervisor, Facilities, rings the opening bell at the NYSE, and recognizes the Sodexo food services staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in New York. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Global stock rally zooms into Day 2 on hopes for virus peak

Apr. 7, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are climbing on Wall Street Tuesday as markets around the world pile on even more gains following their huge rally a day earlier. The S&P 500 was up 2.6% in early afternoon trading, tacking onto its 7% surge Monday following encouraging signs that the coronavirus pandemic may be...

Riders, some wearing masks and gloves as a protective measure over coronavirus concerns, enter a New York City subway train Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: NFDA looking to help New York funeral directors

Apr. 7, 2020 1:23 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: — New York City records more deaths from virus than 9/11....

This photo shows a hospital bed in one of the temporary rooms at the TCF Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Detroit. The city's convention center was converted to accommodate an overflow of patients with the coronavirus. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction at the TCF Center to create a quarantined hospital setting with 1,000 beds as the pandemic spreads rapidly in the city. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Michigan lawmakers extend emergency declaration in pandemic

Apr. 7, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Tuesday lengthened Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus emergency declaration by 23 days, through April, rather than adopt a 70-day extension she sought into mid-June. Mask-wearing lawmakers approved the shorter extension by...

Health workers collect a specimen at a drive-thru testing and screening facility for the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, April 6, 2020. Authorities in Pakistan's Sindh province established the first ever drive-thru coronavirus testing facility in Pakistan as part of to control the spread of pandemic coronavirus in the province. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Military promises Pakistani doctors gear to fight virus

Apr. 7, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military promised Tuesday that dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for protesting a lack of protective equipment needed to treat the growing number of coronavirus cases will get the equipment they need. The 47 doctors protested in Quetta, the capital of...

Bridget McDonald, right, receives a ballot from poll worker Patty Piek-Groth on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Janesville Mall in Janesville, Wis. Hundreds of voters in Wisconsin are waiting in line to cast ballots at polling places for the state's presidential primary election, ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

Pandemic politics: Wisconsin voting underway despite virus

Apr. 7, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters lined up to cast ballots across Wisconsin on Tuesday, ignoring a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in the state's presidential primary election. The lines were particularly long in Milwaukee, the state's largest city and a Democratic stronghold, where...

Death toll up to 9 from outbreak at Tennessee nursing home

Apr. 7, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nine people have now died in a coronavirus outbreak at a Tennessee nursing home where more than 100 people tested positive, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday. Sumner Regional Medical Center spokesman Kyle Brogdon confirmed the new total of fatalities from the Gallatin Center for...

In this March 31, 2020, photo, Venezuelan police officers present a suspect arrested at a multiday party in Caracas, Venezuela, that violated Nicolas Maduro’s order on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy of Venezuelan Chief Prosecutor’s Office via AP)

Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party in pandemic

Apr. 7, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfies with famous reggaeton artists. But unbeknownst to several children of Venezuela's ruling elite, the coronavirus was...

In this combination of photos, the flag-draped remains of a Sept. 11 victim are carried by New York firefighters during a recovery operation March 8, 2002, left, and at right, a body is unloaded from a refrigerated truck in New York during the coronavirus outbreak on March 31, 2020. New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photos)

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

Apr. 7, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus. At least 3,202 people have died in New York from...

Women wearing face masks to protect from coronavirus walk past a billboard with a work by artist Mark Titchner in east London, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. 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/Matt Dunham)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

With its biggest one-day jump yet, New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. At least 3,202 people have died in New York from COVID-19, according to the count released Tuesday by the city. Across the U.S., the death...