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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump look to the first lady's box before delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington,  as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi watch. Trump and Pelosi have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken

Apr. 3, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington haven't spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century, one that has already killed more than 6,000 Americans and put 10 million others out of work. President Donald Trump and House Speaker...

Hawaii government struggling with idle workers due to virus

Apr. 2, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s state government is attempting to determine how to make more workers productive amid prohibitions on less essential work that cannot be done during the coronavirus outbreak. Some state senators were frustrated after learning executive branch leaders are unaware how many...

Medical personnel screen a patient at Hartselle Family Practice, organized by Decatur Morgan Hospital, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Hartselle, Ala. Those who meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing are sent to another site. (Dan Busey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Governor's office: 'Shelter-in-place' order not needed yet

Apr. 1, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is not ready to issue a shelter-in-place order as other governors have, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, arguing the state has already taken aggressive action to curb the spread of coronavirus. Republican governors in Florida, Mississippi and Georgia on Wednesday...

In a pool photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Monday, March 30, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

Trump allies warn against feud with swing state governor

Apr. 1, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation's most important swing states. Both sides have tried to...

People prepare places to sleep at a makeshift camp for the homeless Monday, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of a parking lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for coronavirus. 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 Locher)

Homeless area set up as Nevada seeks supplies amid outbreak

Mar. 31, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — People unable to use a shelter tied to a coronavirus case were laying out blankets on white-lined patches of pavement in Las Vegas as officials nationwide work to protect residents who cannot stay in homes to help slow the spread of the illness. Residents were preparing to sleep in areas...

Workers prepare the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall J on Friday, March 27, 2020, in New Orleans after Louisiana state health officials said they are planning to put more than 1,100 beds in the makeshift hospital for patients with the coronavirus. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP)

Louisiana 'stay at home' order to be extended through April

Mar. 30, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he will extend Louisiana's “stay at home” order through the end of April, in line with President Donald Trump's most recent guidance, as the number of Louisiana residents who have died from COVID-19 jumped significantly...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 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: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (right, at podium) speaks to reporters at Memphis International Airport about the state's response to the new coronavirus on Friday, March 27, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).

Governor: dozens at Tennessee nursing home have virus

Mar. 29, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

An outbreak of the new coronavirus at a Tennessee nursing home has forced the facility to be temporarily closed for cleaning with dozens of residents and staff members sent into quarantine, Gov. Bill Lee's office and a hospital said Sunday night. The hospital said without elaborating that two of the residents...

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the deployment of a field hospital at CenturyLink Field Event Center on Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Seattle, Wash. This field hospital is expected to create at least 150 hospital beds for non-COVID-19 cases. (Amanda Snyder/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

Inslee: Washington needs more coronavirus test supplies

Mar. 29, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that Washington state still has a shortage of coronavirus testing kits and again suggested the shutdown of most businesses and extreme social distancing would likely have to be extended to fight the disease. Inslee appeared on CNN's “State of the...

Visitors to Baltimore's Inner Harbor practice social distancing as they enjoy the waterfront Thursday March 26, 2020, in Baltimore Md. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

66 test positive for COVID-19 at Maryland nursing home

Mar. 28, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor said Saturday night that a nursing home in that state has been struck by an outbreak of COVID-19 that includes 66 positive cases and 11 hospitalizations. Gov. Larry Hogan also said in a news release that Maryland recorded five more deaths statewide, bringing the total...