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Trump raises idea of quarantines affecting NY, NJ and Conn.

  THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

Pentagon considers call-up to reservists

Former Sen. Tom Coburn, known as a political maverick, dies

NASA selects SpaceX to supply agency’s planned lunar space station

Google donates $800 million, provides ad grants as part of coronavirus response

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Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

  Trump seeks to force GM to produce ventilators; Infections worldwide top 590,000

Couple celebrates 71 years of marriage through window due to coronavirus crisis

US government looks to continue feeding students

Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

Attorneys general at the state and federal level begin cracking down and investigating reports of price gouging and hoarding of critical supplies.

  Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

4-year-old Lee Co. girl located safe after missing for 48 hrs.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones confirmed Friday afternoon that Evelyn Vadie Sides has been located and is with her mother.

  Apple releases COVID-19 app, opens pandemic website

Apple released a new coronavirus screening tool on Friday, along with a COVID-19 website.

Iowa professor charged in gagging death released from jail

  Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Deputies: Teen wrestling champ body slams suspect, stops kidnapping of children

  Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

  Boeing may get billions in coronavirus stimulus aid

  New flu cases drop; death toll tops 24K

While the number of confirmed flu cases in the United States is going down, the number of Americans seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing.

‘Baby Shark’ reworked for the coronavirus outbreak

Sorry parents, ‘Baby Shark’ is making a comeback — for a good cause.

  British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19.

Vince Gill, Amy Grant headlining Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

The Grand Ole Opry will broadcast around the world for its 4,917th consecutive Saturday night.

NYC subway driver killed in fire being investigated as crime

Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

  Pants optional? Walmart has more sales of tops, not bottoms in new work-from-home era

With so many people adapting to working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, Walmart said it is seeing an interesting new trend.

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

A Thursday court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put Kelly’s life at risk.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

  More than $35,000 of groceries tossed after woman allegedly coughed on them, saying she had coronavirus

Police said Margaret Cirko went into Gerrity’s Supermarket on Wednesday afternoon and deliberately and violently coughed and spit on food throughout the store before trying to steal a case of beer.

  A New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many people are dying alone’

While the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, it can lead to more severe illnesses, including pneumonia and death for some, like those who are older or have underlying health issues.

  Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate the healthy from the sick. But some scientists have challenged their accuracy.

  This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill

The income levels are based on tax returns for 2019. For those who have not yet filed their taxes, it will be based on 2018 returns.

  US leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.

California man arrested in tout for coronavirus ‘cure’

he FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication, federal prosecutors said.

  Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill approved by the Senate will pass the House on Friday with “strong bipartisan support.”

Trump says feds developing new guidelines for coronavirus risk

President Trump said the new guidelines are meant to enable state and local leaders to make “decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other measures they have put in place.”

  Klobuchar’s husband back home after virus hospitalization

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's husband has been released from a hospital where he was being treated for low oxygen and pneumonia as a result of the coronavirus, the senator said Thursday.

On NYC’s front lines, health workers worry they will be next

At New York City-area hospitals that are on the front lines of the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the nation, hospital workers are increasingly concerned about the ravages of the illness in their own ranks.

Texas man charged for threatening to shoot Speaker Pelosi, other government officials

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison.

  Space Force launches its 1st mission with virus precautions

The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the coronavirus pandemic.

2 earthquakes rattle West Texas; largest is magnitude 5.0

The first tremor registered at a magnitude 3.0 early Thursday. The second was a magnitude 5.0 about six hours later, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

  A church in Italy is being used as a makeshift cemetery for up to 80 coffins

Rows of coffins can be seen next to pews in an Italian church, and it is just another sign of the toll the coronavirus pandemic has had on the European country.

  Stocks surge again after relief bill passed; indexes up 6%

Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday, putting the market on track for its first three-day rally in six weeks, even as the astonishing scale of the downturn slamming the economy because of the coronavirus becomes more apparent.

‘Curly’ Neal of Harlem Globetrotters dies at 77

Former Harlem Globetrotter Fred “Curly” Neal died Thursday at his Texas home. He was 77.

  Puppies take over Georgia Aquarium

The Atlanta Humane Society took a pair of adorable pups named Caramel and Odie on a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium to visit their fishy friends.

  3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is doing to the economy. Filings for unemployment aid generally reflect the pace of layoffs.

Mother charged after newborn found alive in plastic bag near Union County home

The mother of a newborn baby found inside a plastic bag near a Union County home Wednesday is charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse.

Indianapolis 500 postponed for coronavirus

The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

Texas Roadhouse CEO gives up salary for rest of year as coronavirus outbreak hurts restaurant industry

As restaurants across the country are losing business because of the coronavirus outbreak, a CEO of a popular chain has decided to stop taking a salary for the remainder of 2020.

  Coronavirus takes toll on US military as it tries to aid civilians

The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse.

  Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota seek to restart factories

The plants would reopen in early or mid-April, restoring the largest source of cash for automakers that generally book revenue when they ship vehicles to dealerships.

Dyson founder designs new ventilator in 10 days; first ones ready in early April

Founder James Dyson designed the “CoVent” ventilator in just 10 days at the request of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  World leaders vow to coordinate coronavirus response in video call

The unusual video call in lieu of a physical gathering comes as governments around the world stress the importance of social distancing to curb the spread of the highly infectious virus, which has prompted closures, curfews and lockdowns globally.

Drew Brees pledges $5 million, 10k meals a day during stay-at-home order

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany are doing their part to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Whatawedding: Florida couple gets married in front of favorite restaurant

A bride traded in her wedding gown for an orange dress Wednesday as a Florida couple got married outside their favorite restaurant -- Whataburger.

US indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on narcoterror charges

The indictments from prosecutors in Miami and New York, which will encompass money-laundering and drug-trafficking charges, will be announced at a news conference by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

  VIDEO: Nebraska trooper learns daughter’s dance routine after coronavirus cancels competition

The daddy-daughter dance video is racking up tens of thousands of views online.

  Starbucks giving free coffee to first responders fighting coronavirus outbreak

The company says it’s giving free coffee to the doctors, nurses, hospital staff, police officers and firefighters helping to fight the virus.

  Company uses cell phone data to track social distancing

States such as Nevada, Illinois and Minnesota received “A” ratings from the website, indicating that people are obliging to social distancing measures.

  Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus

If civil libertarians aren't yet sounding alarms, many have their hands hovering over the button.

  FBI: Mo. man killed in confrontation was planning to bomb a hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

Timothy Wilson was reportedly upset with the government’s actions toward the spread of coronavirus and was planning a bombing at a Kansas City-area hospital that was providing critical care during the current coronavirus pandemic.

  Trump’s push to open economy could come at cost of lives

Trump has targeted a return to a semblance of normalcy for the economy by Easter Sunday, April 12.

Amber Alert canceled for Kentucky twin girls

An AMBER Alert has been issued for two abducted 7-year-old twins from Kentucky.

  New York struggles with coronavirus, US deaths top 1,000

More than 423,000 people worldwide have been infected by the virus.

  Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll.

  Highlights of Congress’ economic relief plan

Partial highlights of a roughly $2 trillion package to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Loughlin, Giannulli: College bribery charges must be tossed

“Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of “extraordinary” misconduct.

New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday.

Family: US believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson has died

The family said in a statement posted on Twitter that it did not have information about how or when Levinson had died, but that it occurred before the recent coronavirus outbreak.

LA County no longer sure virus killed teen

“Though early tests indicated a positive result for COVID-19, the case is complex and there may be an alternate explanation for this fatality" and the case will need evaluation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the statement said.

Mayo clinic doctors spread joy and hope with Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

The chief residents at the Mayo Clinic are capturing hearts around America in the middle of a pandemic with their rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began

With widening swaths of the economy shutting down and layoffs mounting, economists are sure a steep drop-off is coming. What's unsure is how long it will last. That uncertainty has led to wild swings in the stock market over the last month.

Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil.

Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong are scheduled to take part in the event.

  Amazon cracks down on price gouging

Amazon is suspending nearly 4,000 accounts for allegedly price gouging customers out of things like cereal and Emergen-C powder.

‘Top Chef’ winner Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 of coronavirus complications

Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus.

  Biden calls for ‘meticulous oversight’ of virus aid package

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way,” but he said it requires “meticulous oversight” and isn’t all-encompassing.