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Tyler Peoples, left, and Jason Horn, of the Springs Rescue Mission, set up cots in the City Auditorium, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as the Colorado Springs, Colo., rescue mission sets up an isolation shelter for homeless people with symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, or who are discharged from hospitals after having been treated for it. The shelter, which opens Wednesday night, will hold up to 100 people. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

Colorado buys millions of masks, gloves as virus surge nears

Apr. 1, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is buying millions of masks, gloves and other personal protective gear from Chinese and domestic manufacturers and is preparing a multi-tier system to cope with the imminent surge of coronavirus patients, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday. But Polis insisted the purchases aren’t...

Jade Brooks at her apartment, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Boston. It's the first of the month and everybody knows the rent's due. Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus turned the economy upside down. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

Apr. 1, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

It's the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent's due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down. Many of those renters are without jobs - nearly 3.3 million people in the U.S. filed for...

Inspectors find invasive moth eggs on ship at Baltimore port

Apr. 1, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Agriculture specialists discovered eggs from a nonnative species of moth known to harm plant life onboard a cargo ship that docked at the Port of Baltimore this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday. U.S. Department of Agriculture experts determined the eggs were laid...

Wisconsin dairy farmers hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak

Mar. 30, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus has delivered a severe blow to Wisconsin dairy farmers who rely on selling milk to restaurants, schools and the hospitality industry. About one-third of Wisconsin dairy products, mainly cheese, are sold in the food service trade, the Journal Sentinel reported. “The...

Chicago chef starts effort to help laid-off food workers

Mar. 30, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Celebrity chef Rick Bayless has launched an effort to help restaurant workers who have been laid off during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the award-winning Chicago chef's restaurants that's currently closed, Frontera Grill, will host an operation paying laid-off workers to make 30-pound...

Lauren and Christoph Herby make walnut syrup at their farm in McDowell. The couple prides themselves on sustainable living. Any wood used for the evaporator to boil the syrup comes from felled trees on their land. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

"Liquid gold' brings new attention to Virginia county

Mar. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

MCDOWELL, Va, (AP) — Christoph Herby stands inside his 96-square-foot sugar shed and watches the sap hauled from his black walnut trees boil. Steam rises from the evaporator and the air smells of buttered popcorn. “That’s our liquid gold,” he says, noting the intense labor that goes...

Flour donation allows Utah bakery to continue bread giveaway

Mar. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Brett Borg thought the offer for free flour was a joke. He was busy baking the bread Schmidt’s Pastry Cottage has been giving away each day since the economic impacts of the new coronavirus started hitting Utah, so when a call came in offering free flour, he asked his co-worker to...

In this photo taken March 24, 2020, Mia Grace, right, holds a package of toilet paper as she and her dog Breezy observe social distancing chalk marks on the sidewalk while waiting to get in to The Reef Capitol Hill, a marijuana store in Seattle, which was limiting the number of people in the store at one time to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Earlier in the week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered nonessential businesses to close and the state's more than 7 million residents to stay home in order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. In Washington and several other states where marijuana is legal, pot shops and workers in the market's supply chain were deemed essential and allowed to remain open. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

Mar. 28, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's “essential” and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Attempting to slow the spread of the virus, authorities in many places are determining what shops and services can remain open. They're...

South Dakota restaurant goes retro by offering TV dinners

Mar. 28, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota restaurant that has been limited to take-out and delivery orders because of the coronavirus has revived a 1960s staple to boost business. The Colonial House Restaurant & Bar in Rapid City is advertising TV dinners. Restaurant owner Kevin Beshara and his staff are...

In this March 18, 2020, photo, using the back of his hunting knife, Dan Wowak, scrapes downward on a ferro rod, which creates a very hot, glowing spark that will ignite the dry grass he has on the ground and start the process of building a fire in the woods, in Ringtown, Pa. Wowok is a survival guru who runs camps for teaching the skills of survival and has a YouTube channel where he shares his knowledge and skills. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Survivalists feel vindicated by coronavirus outbreak

Mar. 28, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Dan Wowak went to live alone in the wilds of Patagonia in 2016 for a chance to win a half-million dollars on reality television, he was allowed to bring 10 items. Toilet paper wasn’t one of them. Wowak, a Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, native, did bring an ax and saw, a...