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University of Louisville to furlough employees, cut pay

Apr. 10, 2020 4:43 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville will furlough employees and implement hiring freezes and pay cuts, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The university’s president, Neeli Bendapudi, announced the move in a campus-wide email to staff and students on Thursday, news outlets...

Yemen has 1st confirmed virus case, more than 10k in Israel

Apr. 10, 2020 4:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government Friday announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the war-torn country, stoking fears that an outbreak could devastate an already crippled health care system. The national emergency committee for the COVID-19 disease in...

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The Latest: Boris Johnson's father: PM needs to 'rest up'

Apr. 10, 2020 4:32 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 — Good Friday observed at home as Japan virus divide surfaces....

People wear masks at a traditional market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 10, 2020. Authorities began stricter measures to halt the new coronavirus' spread in Indonesia's capital Friday, with its normally congested streets empty after death toll spiked in the past week. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Mosques, streets quiet as Indonesia's capital tightens rules

Apr. 10, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mosques usually filled for Friday prayers and streets normally clogged with cars and motorcycles were empty as authorities in Indonesia’s capital enforced stricter measures to halt the coronavirus’ spread after deaths spiked in the past week. President Joko Widodo...

Southeast Asian ministers endorse plans for pandemic fund

Apr. 10, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers have endorsed the setting up of a regional fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and discussed a planned video summit of their leaders with counterparts from China, Japan and South Korea. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said...

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 31, 2020, desert locusts swarm over a tree in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years, and now the second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is arriving. (Sven Torfinn/FAO via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa

Apr. 10, 2020 3:59 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years. Now the second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is...

University gives back ventilators it received from hospital

Apr. 10, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — A Virginia university that received donated ventilators to help train its nursing students is returning the favor. Shenandoah University in Winchester said Thursday it has donated three ventilators back to Valley Health, which operates small hospitals in Woodstock, Luray and...

The sun sets behind an idle pump jack near Karnes City, Texas, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Demand for oil continues to fall due to the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Mexican standoff imperils proposed 10M-barrel OPEC+ oil cut

Apr. 10, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A deal between OPEC and nations including Russia to boost oil prices involves a 10 million barrels per day cut until July, then an 8 million barrels per day cut through the end of the year, though the cartel said Friday its approval hinges on Mexico's agreement. A...

The Mass of the Lord's Supper is live-streamed from St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel, Calif., Thursday, April 9, 2020, with no parishioners present. Without the ability to have public Mass and visitors due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the parish live-streams its services. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Good Friday observed at home as Japan virus divide surfaces

Apr. 10, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

ALBANY, New York (AP) — People around the world began observing Good Friday from the safety of their homes, as rare divisions surfaced in Japan over how to tackle the growing coronavirus outbreak there. Politicians and public health officials have warned that the hard-won gains against the pandemic must...

Feds in Memphis concerned about coronavirus supply gouging

Apr. 10, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in West Tennessee has asked hospital leaders to tell authorities about cases of hoarding or price gouging of medical supplies used in the coronavirus fight. Memphis-based U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release Thursday that his office is...