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In this image taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Tommy Gannon, Assistant Supervisor, Facilities, rings the opening bell at the NYSE, and recognizes the Sodexo food services staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in New York. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Global stock rally zooms into Day 2 on hopes for virus peak

Apr. 7, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are climbing on Wall Street Tuesday as markets around the world pile on even more gains following their huge rally a day earlier. The S&P 500 was up 2.5% in early afternoon trading, tacking onto its 7% surge Monday following encouraging signs that the coronavirus pandemic may be...

In this combination of photos, the flag-draped remains of a Sept. 11 victim are carried by New York firefighters during a recovery operation March 8, 2002, left, and at right, a body is unloaded from a refrigerated truck in New York during the coronavirus outbreak on March 31, 2020. New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photos)

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

Apr. 7, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus. At least 3,202 people have died in New York from...

Women wearing face masks to protect from coronavirus walk past a billboard with a work by artist Mark Titchner in east London, Tuesday, April 7, 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/Matt Dunham)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

With its biggest one-day jump yet, New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. At least 3,202 people have died in New York from COVID-19, according to the count released Tuesday by the city. Across the U.S., the death...

A woman wearing a sanitary mask to protect against coronavirus picks tulip flowers to be home delivered, in the

The Latest: Italy’s new coronavirus cases continue to drop

Apr. 7, 2020 12:38 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: — New York City records more deaths from virus than 9/11....

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Churchill Downs delays reopening stables

Apr. 7, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Churchill Downs has delayed reopening stables at the track and training center to April 28 and postponed its spring meet that was scheduled to open April 25. The track last month postponed the 146th Kentucky Derby from May 2 to...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, declares a state of emergency during a meeting of the task force against the coronavirus at the his official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Abe declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle

Apr. 7, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures on Tuesday to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. But the move came in the form of a stay-at-home request — not an order...

Japan's PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic.

Apr. 7, 2020 4:50 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic.
People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong Monday, April 6, 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/Vincent Yu)

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 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: — Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners indefinitely...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Asian shares are rising, echoing the rally on Wall Street fueled by signs of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle

Apr. 6, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, echoing the rally on Wall Street, amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to 18,808.53 while South Korea's Kospi gained 1.2% to 1,812.87. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7% to 23,907.52, while...

Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment wheel bodies to a refrigerated trailer serving as a makeshift morgue at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn 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/John Minchillo)

Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

Apr. 6, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated....