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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...

A man whose aunt is suffering from symptoms consistent with COVID-19 receives a delivery of medical and food supplies dropped off by workers from the city government, in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City, Thursday, April 9, 2020. To help halt the spread of the new coronavirus, the Mexican megalopolis is making home deliveries to households with a symptomatic person, providing kits containing food staples, face masks, gloves, antibacterial gel, paracetamol, a thermometer, and benefits cards with a balance of 1000 pesos (around $42). (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico City seeks to help home-bound, homeless in pandemic

Apr. 9, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico City government is sending out teams to help the home-bound and the homeless during the shutdown declared to combat the coronavirus, officials said Thursday. Almudena Ocejo, the city’s secretary of social inclusion and welfare, said the program aims to keep people off...

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...

A family, wearing masks due to the virus outbreak, carry drinks as they walk through the empty streets of the village of Exeter, N.H., Thursday, April 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jobless claims up; epidemiologist sees early hopeful signs

Apr. 9, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s top disease expert on Thursday offered glimmers of hope that the state’s coronavirus mitigation efforts are working, as unemployment claims continued to pile up due to the pandemic. More on developments in New Hampshire: COMMUNITY MITIGATION New...

Seattle area Hepatitis A cases up amid coronavirus pandemic

Apr. 9, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 100 people have contracted hepatitis A in the Seattle area since the beginning of January, coinciding with the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials said. Public Health — Seattle & King County previously recorded no more than 16 cases annually over the last...

Democrats stall Trump's $250 billion business virus aid package, want more help for disadvantaged communities

Apr. 9, 2020 10:35 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats stall Trump's $250 billion business virus aid package, want more help for disadvantaged communities.
A woman and her daughter wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, sell fruit and vegetables at the taxi station in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. South Africa and more than half of Africa's 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Half billion more people face poverty due to virus - report

Apr. 9, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Around half a billion people could be pushed into poverty as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic unless richer countries take “urgent action” to help developing nations, a leading aid organization warned Thursday. In the run-up to three key...

A homeless person sits on a wheelchair under rainy weather on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, April 6, 2020. One population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. Officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult. Relatively few of California's 150,000 homeless population have been moved into individual quarters. It's unclear how many even have the highly contagious virus. It's a problem playing out nationwide and it's unclear how many may even have coronavirus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

Apr. 8, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To curb the coronavirus spread, Los Angeles has embarked on a massive effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect them and others from infection. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that money from the federal government would...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 8, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 7 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the new Centers for Disease Control guidance on masks: Last week, the Centers for Disease Control changed its guidelines on homemade coronavirus masks, recommending that Americans wear the cloth...

Tennessee audit finds fraud in low-income kid's meal program

Apr. 8, 2020 2:58 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several organizations tasked with feeding low-income children in Tennessee billed the state for meals they did not serve, a state audit found. According to the report released Monday by Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, four Tennessee operators participating in a food subsidy...