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A stranded tourist sanitizes her hand as she registers her name to get a rescue flight back to her country during lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 4, 2020. Nepal, home to the highest mountains and hiking trails, is popular with tourists during the spring season when the weather is favorable for climbing. Thousands of tourists are believed to be stranded in Nepal since the government ordered a complete lockdown that halted all flights and road travel to prevent the spread of the virus. Businesses and government offices were also shut. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

The Latest: Americans take last chance to leave Nepal

Apr. 5, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavir us 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: — American nationals and permanent residents take last...

Man killed in plane crash flew to see his new grandchild

Apr. 5, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andy Meyer refused to let a pandemic stop him from seeing his first grandchild. An avid pilot, Meyer considered taking a commercial flight to Philadelphia last week to visit his daughter and her new baby, Aria. But with the coronavirus spreading rapidly, he didn’t want to risk the...

Early yet, but domestic violence on rise

Apr. 5, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As elected leaders issue orders for residents to stay inside, data from local law enforcement shows a simultaneous uptick in domestic violence. To date, the Gainesville Police Department has reported 21 more domestic violence/battery cases than it saw at the same time last year,...

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. From left, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

Apr. 5, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, inmates walk around a recreation yard at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif. A three-judge federal panel refused on procedural grounds Saturday, April 4, 2020, to order California to free thousands of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys representing inmates say could ignite a rapid spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Judges deny California inmate release request, cite US law

Apr. 5, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal judges on Saturday refused on procedural grounds to order California to free thousands of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys representing inmates likened to a “tinderbox” ready to ignite with the rapid spread of the coronavirus. But the three...

The Rev. Michael Amadeo, left, gives Holy Communion during the broadcast and recording of the Palm Sunday Mass at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church for parishioners to watch online Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Ankeny, Iowa. Sunday Masses continue to be available online in response to the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

Apr. 5, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. warned of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead as the global pandemic muted traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm Sunday for many Christians. Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was...

In this March 30, 2020, photo, Alexandra Eagle, left, and Jonathan Hall soak up their last moments hiking the Appalachian Trail in Cosby, Tenn. The couple is postponing the 2,190-mile hike until the coronavirus pandemic ends. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

Apr. 5, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever. Eagle, 33, and Jonathan Hall, 36, had just moved out of their Brooklyn apartment when they married...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, medical personnel wait for a driver to pull up at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients in Seattle. Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information – the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

Apr. 5, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information — the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease. Washington state faced the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in the...

Indiana disinfectant light maker adjusts to surge in demand

Apr. 5, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — Lebanon-based American Ultraviolet Co. Inc. used to sell about 10 handheld disinfecting lights a month before the coronavirus outbreak. Now, its churning out 250 units a week. American Ultraviolet, founded in 1960, engineers, fabricates and manufactures ultraviolet light fixtures that...

SW Indiana plant-based eatery opens amid virus crisis

Apr. 5, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — What’s it like to plan a highly specialized restaurant for literally years, lease and remodel a building, install equipment, test recipes, hire and train staff and then, two days before your soft opening, be told there will be no dining room service? Brandie and Nick Scott...