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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Britain's Chancellor Rishi Sunak, left, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a press briefing about the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, inside 10 Downing Street in London.  With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized and in intensive care Wednesday April 8, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus, Sunak is among key players in Johnson's Cabinet who will be directing Britain's response to the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus, while their leader is being treated. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

The Latest: Japanese leaders press PM to hasten measures

Apr. 10, 2020 1:50 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 — Japanese leaders press prime minister to hasten emergency...

Taxi driver Nicolae Hent, wearing a protective mask, poses for a photograph before before starting work in New York, Monday, April 6, 2020. A taxi driver's job was already tougher in recent years with the arrival of ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The empty streets during the coronavirus pandemic have made things more difficult. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York

Apr. 9, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early for an average Monday. But with the coronavirus laying siege to New York, today looms as anything but ordinary. Brown runs a meals-on-wheels program for elderly shut-ins and...

Commuters wear masks at a station in Fukuoka, southern Japan Wednesday morning, April 8, 2020. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures including Fukuoka to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: South Korea expects positive economic growth

Apr. 9, 2020 12:43 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 — South Korea’s top central banker expects slow, but...

Gorge highway closure expanded after visitors trespass

Apr. 8, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — All public land is closed within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area because of the coronavirus outbreak, but that hasn’t stopped some people from showing up and trespassing onto parks and trails. Following the influx, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced...

Drivers should expect lane closures on Gene Snyder freeway

Apr. 8, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Drivers should expect lane closures on the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville over the next two weeks as contractors perform geotechnical work, officials said. Crews will be working from mile point 25 through mile point 35, which is between Interstates 64 and 71, according to a...

People walk down a street wearing face coverings Monday, April 6, 2020, in St. Louis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings after recent studies have shown a significant portion of the population can transmit the coronavirus without showing any symptoms. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Most coronavirus deaths in Missouri involving older people

Apr. 7, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Older people have been far more likely to die worldwide from the coronavirus, and statistics from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services show the state is no exception. The health department on Tuesday reported 53 fatalities from COVID-19, the illness caused by the...

Kansas governor signs bill to launch new transportation plan

Apr. 3, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed legislation Friday to launch a new, 10-year transportation program she and other officials see as a $10 billion stimulus to counter the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The program will use use existing funds to pay for $1 billion a year in...

Plan in motion to complete Interstate 49 around Bella Vista

Apr. 3, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Missouri highway officials approved a plan to complete the remaining five miles of the Bella Vista Bypass, also known as the Interstate 49 Missouri/Arkansas Connector. Bella Vista is the only stretch where traffic has to leave I-49 and continue on U.S. 71 to travel north or south. ...

Chesapeake Bay Bridge work finished a year ahead of schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A rehabilitation project on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed this week, more than a year ahead of schedule, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced. The $27 million deck rehabilitation project was slated to last about two years on the west span of the only bridge over the bay...

Possible hazmat crash snarls I-5 in mountains north of LA

Apr. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — Interstate 5 was shut down Wednesday morning in the mountains between Los Angeles and Bakersfield due to a crash possibly involving hazardous materials, the California Highway Patrol said. The Kern County Fire Department was on the scene near Lebec in Tejon Pass, about 65 miles (105...