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Economic fallout mounts, along with competition for masks

April 2, 2020, 8:57am Latest News

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage piles up around the world. Read story

Double strike: Tornado, virus push Tennesseans to the limit

April 2, 2020, 8:56am Nation & World

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jose Cojom's house collapsed around his family in a tornado that struck after midnight, he knew his life was going to get much harder. But that was just the beginning. A few weeks later, the restaurant where he cooks closed its doors because of the coronavirus. Read story

Police: Double murder-suicide suspected in 3 Oklahoma deaths

April 2, 2020, 8:56am Nation & World

BETHANY, Okla. — Police in Oklahoma have identified the three people who were found fatally shot near a convenience store and believe the deaths were a double murder-suicide. Read story

Poorer NYC neighborhoods hit hardest by virus

April 2, 2020, 8:55am Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Thursday that the state's supply of breathing machines could be exhausted in six days if the number of people made critically ill by the coronavirus outbreak continues at its current rate. The number of New Yorkers killed by the virus soared again, to 2,373. A majority of the fatalities have been in New York City, but an increasing number of… Read story

Ill-fated cruise ships awaiting approval to dock in Florida

April 2, 2020, 8:54am Nation & World

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Cruise ships carrying dozens of passengers and crew displaying symptoms of the coronavirus awaited final word Thursday on when they would be able to dock at a Florida port after officials gave their tentative approval and the state's governor dropped his previously firm opposition. Read story

Georgia man accused of White House attack plot pleads guilty

April 2, 2020, 8:53am Nation & World

ATLANTA — A Georgia man accused of plotting to attack the White House with an antitank rocket and explosives has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Read story

House Democrats weigh infrastructure package

April 1, 2020, 4:08pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — House Democrats want to enact a massive infrastructure package upgrading the nation’s broadband, road and water systems, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday, in the next installment of Congress’ effort to help the country weather the destructive blows inflicted by the coronavirus outbreak. Read story

Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

April 1, 2020, 4:05pm Latest News

LOS ANGELES — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Read story

Study: COVID-19 can be spread by people who are showing no symptoms

April 1, 2020, 3:31pm Health

NEW YORK — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. Read story

‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

April 1, 2020, 12:25pm Latest News

NEW YORK (AP) — New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. Read story