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Forest Gauthier, an emergency services medical assistant, walks through a tent set up outside the Emergency Department at the Harborview Medical Center before it opened for patients, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Seattle. The tent, which was recently put in place, is used to examine walk-up and other patients who arrive at the emergency room with respiratory symptoms possibly related to the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Washington extends stay-at-home through May 4

Apr. 2, 2020 8:56 PM 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: — Washington extends orders to keep non-essential business...

Two South Dakota weeklies fold under virus downturn

Apr. 2, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

DeSMET, S.D. (AP) — Two longtime South Dakota weekly newspapers have folded under pressure from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Lake Preston Times and The DeSmet News both printed their final editions Wednesday after over 100 years of continuous publication. Publisher Dale...

Newspaper apologizes after April Fools' prank causes panic

Apr. 2, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma newspaper has apologized and retracted a story intended as an April Fools' prank that claimed all students in one Tulsa-area school district must repeat their current grade level. All schools in Oklahoma have been ordered closed until the end of the school year to curb the...

FILE - In this April 15, 2007, file photo, Dr. Judea Pearl, father of American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was killed by terrorists in 2002, speaks in Miami Beach, Fla. A Pakistani court on Thursday, April 2, 2020, overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

Apr. 2, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and...

FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019 file photo shows composer and executive producer Andrew Lloyd Webber attending the world premiere of

Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosed

Apr. 2, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...

Law enforcement investigating pop-up coronavirus test sites

Apr. 2, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Law enforcement is investigating several pop-up coronavirus test sites in Louisville that the Metro Council president called “scams,” The Courier Journal reports. The sites, which have been at various locations including outside churches and a gas station, are operated...

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Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

Apr. 2, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week. TV programs across the dial recorded superlatives last week with a captive audience of millions of Americans told to stay home because of the coronavirus. Few were as...

In this photo provided by the French Army Thursday, April 2, 2020, medical staffs evacuate a patient infected with the Covid-19 virus, Wednesday April 1, 2020 at Orly airport, south of Paris. The operation aims at relieving hospitals in the Paris region, hardly hit by the 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. (Julien Fechter/DICOD via AP)

UN: 95% of Europe's virus dead over 60 but young not immune

Apr. 2, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — More than 95% of those who have died of coronavirus in Europe have been over 60 but young people should not be complacent, the head of the World Health Organization's office in Europe said Thursday. Dr. Hans Kluge said age is not the only risk factor for getting a severe case of the virus...

Defense lawyer says Pakistani court has overturned murder conviction in slaying of US journalist Danny Pearl

Apr. 2, 2020 2:43 AM EDT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Defense lawyer says Pakistani court has overturned murder conviction in slaying of US journalist Danny Pearl.
Wearing a mask amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19 a woman pushes a basket full of groceries out of a store in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Virus spreads and car sales, energy prices, markets tumble

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________ THINGS WE VALUED: The outbreak has reshuffled the pecking order of what holds value and...