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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)

Easter observed at home as virus divisions surface in Japan

Apr. 10, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

ALBANY, New York (AP) — People around the world began celebrating Good Friday and Easter 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...

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...

Bishop William Joensen proceeds down the main aisle at the conclusion of Holy Thursday Mass in a near empty St. Ambrose Cathedral, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. COVID-19 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/Charlie Neibergall)

US job losses surge as world leaders urge Easter distancing

Apr. 9, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A staggering 16.8 million Americans lost their jobs in just three weeks, a measure of how fast the coronavirus has brought world economies to their knees. Meanwhile, religious leaders worldwide Thursday urged people to celebrate Good Friday and Easter from the safety of their homes. In...

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: Dougie Hamilton ready to play if season resumes

Apr. 9, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery and had been...

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2014 file photo shows retail mogul Leslie Wexner, at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. A review released by Ohio State University on Thursday, April 9, 2020 identified $336,000 in donations and pledges that the university received from Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, a sum the school said it was donating immediately to fight human trafficking. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Epstein tied to $336K donated to Wexner Center at Ohio State

Apr. 9, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review released by Ohio State University on Thursday identified $336,000 in donations and pledges that the university received from Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, a sum the school said it was donating immediately to fight human trafficking. All the donations went to the Wexner...

Disney, Six Flags and Big Lots rise; Costco falls

Apr. 9, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: JPMorgan Chase & Co., up $8.46 to $102.76. The Federal Reserve announced more aggressive measures to support lending to companies, households and local governments. Walt Disney Co., up $3.43 to $104.50. The company's Disney...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, a bison walks through the snow in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley near Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo. The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says it likely won’t reopen until May 2020 or later, delaying the start of its traditional summer season for millions of tourists because of the coronavirus outbreak. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park have been closed since March 24, 2020, because of the virus. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File )

Yellowstone closure likely to delay summer tourist season

Apr. 9, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park likely won't reopen until May or later, delaying the start of its traditional summer season for millions of tourists because of the coronavirus outbreak, a park official said. “I don’t foresee us opening in the month of April,” park...

In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 photo, Mayor Phil Stang stands on the front porch of his home with a friendly message to anyone passing by in Kimmswick, Mo. The tiny town along the banks of the Mississippi River, normally bustling with out-of-town visitors this time of year, is virtually empty as the economic ravages of the coronavirus has shuttered shops and restaurants in the community. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri tourism industry hopes to rebound after pandemic

Apr. 9, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Kimmswick Mayor Phil Stang looks out at his empty Missouri town, a tiny, scenic Mississippi River community normally bustling with visitors, and sees the economic ravages of the coronavirus. The artist shops and restaurants are closed, and there’s little chance the popular...

Florida governor OK's stricter thresholds on ballot measures

Apr. 9, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a slate of bills into law Wednesday, including one that would make it more difficult to place citizen initiatives on the ballot and another that would extend the life of the agency that promotes tourism in a state already hard-hit by the coronavirus...

Whales filmed having whale of a time during lockdown

Apr. 9, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — With humans away, the whales will play. In another sign that wild animals are roaming more freely while locked-down people are sheltering indoors from the coronavirus, a maritime patrol has filmed remarkable images of whales powering through Mediterranean waters off the coast of...