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A body wrapped in plastic that was unloaded from a refrigerated truck is handled by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn borough of New York. The body was moved to a hearse to be removed to a mortuary. 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/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Coronavirus deaths in US surpass China's

Mar. 31, 2020 12:42 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: — Italy hits “plateau” in its infection rate....

The Olympic rings are seen Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Latest: Dr. Vivek Murthy to talk on Twitter to NBA fans

Mar. 31, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general of the United States under President Barack Obama and someone who has advised the NBA throughout the global coronavirus pandemic, will take questions from NBA fans later this week....

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a street sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, as investors close out a brutal month of March. The S&P 500 is headed for its biggest quarterly decline since the last quarter of 2008.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks drift, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

Mar. 31, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting in subdued trading Tuesday, a rare calm day in what is likely to be Wall Street's worst quarter of performance since the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P 500 is close to flat in midday trading after flipping between modest losses and gains, putting its loss for the...

A herd of goats walk the quiet streets in Llandudno, north Wales, Tuesday March 31, 2020. A group of goats have been spotted walking around the deserted streets of the seaside town during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus. (Pete Byrne/PA via AP)

Un-baaaaa-lievable: Goats invade locked-down Welsh town

Mar. 31, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Un-baaaaa-lievable: This wild bunch is completely ignoring rules on social distancing. With humans sheltering indoors to escape the new coronavirus, mountain goats are taking advantage of the peace and space to roam in frisky clumps through the streets of Llandudno, a town in North Wales. ...

A sparsely occupied Fifth Avenue, usually bustling with traffic, appears at midday on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in history

Mar. 31, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus-related recessions around the world are going to be bad — and for some of the world's major industrial nations the worst that anyone alive has experienced, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank. In a wide-ranging report using data that in parts goes back 800 years, Jim...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, leave Windsor Castle in a convertible car after their wedding in Windsor, England, to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are ending their lives as senior members of Britain’s royal family and starting an uncertain new chapter as international celebrities and charity patrons. In January the couple shocked Britain by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give up public funding, seek financial independence and swap the U.K. for North America. The split becomes official on March 31. (Steve Parsons/pool photo via AP, File)

Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

Mar. 31, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to — well, it’s unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons, global influencers? The royal schism that the couple triggered in January by...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, a health worker in the intensive care ward observes a COVID-19 patient at a hospital in Belgium. Experts say Europe has some of the world’s best health systems, but many hospitals have been overwhelmed with coronavirus patients and are ill-equipped to handle the pandemic. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemic

Mar. 31, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world’s best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic. Outbreak experts say Europe’s...

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, walk as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort takes off from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 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: — WHO warns COVID-19 epidemics “far from over”...

Phu Dang, left, the owner of i5 Pho restaurant, gets help from a contractor as he boards up his business, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Seattle's downtown Pioneer Square neighborhood. Dang closed his business to dine-in customers earlier in the month and had tried doing takeout only food in response to the new coronavirus pandemic, but he said his location did not attract enough customers for take out and he decided to fully close for the time being. He said his decision to board up came after a nearby business was broken into over the weekend. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Job cuts pile up, Ford to make ventilators at parts plant

Mar. 30, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. _______ AIR CARE: Britain’s health service is asking airline cabin crew who have been laid off to...

Deserted streets due to the coronavirus restrictions in Belfast city centre, Northern Ireland, Monday, March, 30, 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 of death. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Long-standing UK restaurant chain goes bust as sector reels

Mar. 30, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Well-known food and retail chains in Britain are calling in bankruptcy administrators and struggling to pay bills after the government ordered shops and restaurants closed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Carluccio's, a restaurant chain that served Italian fare in the U.K. for the best part...