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A member of the Iranian army walks past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

Mar. 29, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic. Syria meanwhile reported the first fatality from...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with supply chain distributors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Trump extends federal stay-at-home guidelines

Mar. 29, 2020 6:22 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: —Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard Military Police directs a motorist with New York license plates at a checkpoint on I-95 near the border with Connecticut where New Yorkers must pull over and provide contact information and are told to self-quarantine for two weeks, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hope Valley, R.I. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Saturday ordered anyone visiting the state to self-quarantine for 14 days and restricted residents to stay at home and nonessential retail businesses to close Monday until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Expanded visitor order in RI; Connecticut gets federal help

Mar. 29, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus around New England. CONNECTICUT President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut, allowing federal help for state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in parts of the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration, which was...

Feds approve disaster declaration for Connecticut

Mar. 29, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus in Connecticut. DISASTER DECLARATION President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut allowing federal help for state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in parts of the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration, which...

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump adds 30 days to distancing guidelines as virus spreads

Mar. 29, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S. The initial 15-day period of social distancing urged by the federal government expires Monday and Trump had expressed interest in relaxing...

A paramedic transports a patient into the Trauma Center at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. 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/Mary Altaffer)

Sirens a constant as NY state near 1,000 coronavirus deaths

Mar. 29, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's coronavirus death toll is nearing 1,000, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The state accounts for more than 40% of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. The number of disease-related deaths in the state jumped to 965 from 728 on Saturday, Cuomo said. The vast majority have been in...

A man walk alone on the promenade under the FDR drive in Lower Manhattan, Sunday, March 29, 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/Mary Altaffer)

Up to 200K US deaths foreseen as more cities stricken

Mar. 29, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hot spots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director...

TCF Center in Detroit, is shown on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The federal government said it will create a 900-bed hospital for coronavirus victims inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Ed White)

Detroit convention center to become makeshift hospital

Mar. 29, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A convention center in Detroit will be turned into a 900-bed hospital in response to the coronavirus, the federal government said Sunday. Construction at TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Center, will begin after contracts are wrapped up in 24 to 36 hours, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

In this photo from Friday, March 28, 2020, the parking lot of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library sits empty with the library closed in Topeka, Kan. because of the coronavirus outbreak. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has issued a stay-at-home order for all 2.9 million of the state's residents. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Top Kansas lawmakers let governor's stay-at-home order stand

Mar. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature agreed Sunday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's statewide stay-at-home order is necessary to help check the spread of the new coronavirus, allowing it to take effect Monday as planned. The top seven legislative leaders, five of...

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, left, assures Mississippi citizens that

Analysis: Virus upends Mississippi budget writing process

Mar. 29, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are supposed to set a state spending plan before the new fiscal year begins July 1. The coronavirus pandemic has scrambled most of the planning that budget writers have done the past few months, leaving uncertainty about how a shaky economy will affect tax...