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Austrian ministers, with from left: Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Minister for Social Affairs Rudolf Anschober arrive for a news conference about the coronavirus situation in Austria, in Vienna, Austria, Monday, April 6, 2020.  The COVID-19 coronavirus causes less serious symptoms for most people, but for some it causes severe illness and even death.(Helmut Foringer/Pool via AP)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 6, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

The United States is bracing for a painful week, with a wave of coronavirus deaths expected across the nation. “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment,” U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said. New York City, the U.S. epicenter, New Orleans and Detroit face especially worrying...

Medical workers wearing equipment to protect themselves from coronavirus bring a patient to St Thomas' Hospital in Westminster in London, 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/Frank Augstein)

US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down

Apr. 6, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain braced for what could be one of their bleakest weeks in memory Monday as the human and financial toll of the coronavirus outbreak mounted. But new deaths and infections appeared to be slowing in Italy, Spain and France, suggesting that lockdowns and social distancing are...

Wearing his personal protective equipment, emergency room nurse Brian Stephen leans against a stoop as he takes a break from his work at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in New York. Located in downtown Brooklyn, the hospital is one of several in the New York area that has been treating high numbers of coronavirus patients during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Most New Yorkers abiding COVID-19 rules, staying home: Poll

Apr. 6, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new poll shows most New York state residents are abiding by social distancing rules, though New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked the city's Hasidic Jewish community for better compliance after a large crowd gathered for a funeral. Yet another field hospital is being planned in the...

This undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows Nadia, a Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Nadia has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday, April 5, 2020. (Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Apr. 6, 2020 6:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday. The 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia — and six other tigers and lions...

The Latest: South Korea health minister urges vigilance

Apr. 6, 2020 1:40 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: — 13 hospitalized, 1 dead from cruise ship with coronavirus...

A sign acknowledging the work of doctors and nurses is posted on a traffic control box outside Brooklyn Hospital Center, as a hospital worker, right, waits for a traffic light to change before reporting to duty, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in New York. The Brooklyn hospital is one of several in the area treating high numbers of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NY's death count nears 4,200, but there's a glimmer of hope

Apr. 5, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200. Cuomo said it was too soon to determine whether the pandemic had reached...

Medical personnel wearing personal protective equipment remove bodies from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Thursday, April 2, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  As coronavirus hot spots and death tolls flared around the U.S., the nation's biggest city was the hardest hit of the all, with bodies loaded onto refrigerated morgue trucks by gurney and forklift outside overwhelmed hospitals, in full view of passing motorists.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 5, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

Federal officials waited to order medical supplies until stocks in the U.S. were running critically low as the new coronavirus spread across the country. A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator...

Supply of donated meat for Nevada animal sanctuary dries up

Apr. 4, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Twice per week Lynda Sugasa makes one of the most substantial grocery runs in Nevada. She drives to Winnemucca to pick up hundreds of pounds of donated meat for tigers, lions, cougars and other cats that live at the Imlay-based Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary. But that meat supply suddenly...

In this March 25, 2020, photo, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Bengal tiger is shown. Authorities seized animals including a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, kinkajou, porcupines, llamas, emus and deer after finding them at a residence near Mercedes, Texas, while executing a search warrant last week. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

Tiger among animals officials find in search of Texas home

Apr. 3, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

MERCEDES, Texas (AP) — Authorities seized animals including a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, kinkajou, porcupines, llamas, emus and deer after finding them at a South Texas residence while executing a search warrant last week. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Sammy Parks said Friday that the...

‘Tiger King’ animals rescued in 2017 at Colorado sanctuary

Apr. 2, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

KEENESBURG, Colo. (AP) — The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, has for several years been home to dozens of animals rescued from the roadside zoo in rural Oklahoma featured in the newly released Netflix documentary, "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness." Thirty-nine tigers and three black...