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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: South Korea reports 27 new coronavirus cases

Apr. 9, 2020 11:02 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 — South Korea reports 27 new cases, 9th straight day below...

A attendant wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns pulls closed a fence intended to conceal the movement of bodies beside refrigerated trailers serving as makeshift morgues at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York state posted a record-breaking number of coronavirus deaths for a third consecutive day even as a surge of patients in overwhelmed hospitals slowed, while isolation-weary residents were warned Thursday the crisis was far from over. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Even as toll grows, NY hospitals hope fever is breaking

Apr. 9, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New hospitalizations are the lowest they’ve been since the coronavirus crisis hit New York. The volume of 911 calls has fallen. Ventilators remain in supply. Even as the state reeled Thursday from its deadliest day of the pandemic, health professionals and public officials saw signs...

Taxi driver Nicolae Hent, wearing a protective mask, poses for a photograph before before starting work in New York, Monday, April 6, 2020. A taxi driver's job was already tougher in recent years with the arrival of ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The empty streets during the coronavirus pandemic have made things more difficult. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York

Apr. 9, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early for an average Monday. But with the coronavirus laying siege to New York, today looms as anything but ordinary. Brown runs a meals-on-wheels program for elderly shut-ins and...

Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York. On Thursday, New York City’s medical examiner confirmed that the city has shortened the amount of time it will hold on to remains to 14 days from 30 days before they will be transferred for temporary internment at a City Cemetery. Earlier in the week, Mayor Bill DeBlasio said that officials have explored the possibility of temporary burials on Hart Island, a strip of land in Long Island Sound that has long served as the city’s potter’s field.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

As virus kills, NYC shortens deadline for claiming dead

Apr. 9, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City deals with a mounting coronavirus death toll and dwindling morgue space, the city has shortened the amount of time it will hold unclaimed remains before they are buried in the city's public cemetery. Under the new policy, the medical examiner’s office will keep...

FILE - In this March 28, 2019, file photo, a large flag is unfurled during the national anthem before an opening day baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers at $3.4 billion.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Yanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimates

Apr. 9, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers at $3.4 billion. The Yankees are second among all sports in Forbes’ evaluations to the Dallas Cowboys, listed at...

South Carolina guard Jair Bolden (52) defends Auburn guard J'Von McCormick (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

South Carolina guard Bolden leaving program for final season

Apr. 9, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Jair Bolden is leaving the men's basketball program and will play his final season elsewhere. The school confirmed Bolden's departure. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound point guard from Brooklyn, New York will join his third school as a graduate transfer and be eligible to...

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Virus casts a dark cloud over once-thriving home market

Apr. 9, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Rebeka McBride and her husband put their home in Washington state on the market in early March, the coronavirus outbreak was just taking hold in the United States. They managed to hold two open houses and a smattering of private viewings before accepting an offer. But with the U.S....

Taxi driver Nicolae Hent cleans and disinfects his cab before starting work in New York, April 6, 2020. A taxi driver's job was already tougher in recent years with the arrival of ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The empty streets during the coronavirus pandemic have made things more difficult. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Docs, nurses give taxi driver rare fares during pandemic

Apr. 9, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolae Hent often would begin his day at JFK Airport, where he could clean his taxi while awaiting what might be a $70 fare before driving into Manhattan. No reason to go to the airport now. Nor does he see any point in heading to Manhattan earlier, instead. “No one wakes up before...

Concierge Joe DeLuca, poses for a photograph at the front desk of an apartment building in New York, April 6, 2020. While tens of thousands of New Yorkers work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, people like DeLuca keep the city running amid the lockdown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

For concierge, work and family provide focus during pandemic

Apr. 9, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe DeLuca’s daily commute starts in the blue-collar enclave of Staten Island and ends at one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, a journey that takes him away from his wife and three school-age children at a time when tens of thousands of New Yorkers are working from...

Alex Batista, co-owner of Deli-licious delicatessen in the Queens borough of New York, April 6, 2020, makes a sandwich at the store. In the days of coronavirus and sheltering in place,

Bodega owner: Coffee, food but no customers in 'ghost town'

Apr. 9, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shelves are stocked, the coffee percolating at Deli-licious delicatessen. The only thing missing are the customers — the office workers who would come by for breakfast or lunch, the neighborhood residents stopping in for a quick purchase of a drink or a snack. But in the days of...