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Bodies are wrapped in protective plastic in a holding facility at Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The company is equipped to handle 40-60 cases at a time. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was taking care of 185 Thursday morning. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surgeMany funeral homes in New York and around the globe are in crisis as they try to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Los Angeles Fire Department officials wearing protective gear deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Los Angeles Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Testing issues cloud scope of California's virus outbreakCalifornia is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as a backlog of nearly 60,000 pending tests grows
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A woman watches from a park bench as the Samaritan's Purse crew and medical personnel work on preparing to open a 68 bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in New York. 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. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Central Park houses hospital ward as NY races to add bedsNew York state is racing to roughly triple its hospital capacity as coronavirus cases surge
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, speaks to reporters after Mayor Lori Lightfoot nominated him to be Chicago's next Police superintendent, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Mayor taps ex-Dallas chief to head Chicago police forceChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she has selected former Dallas police Chief David Brown to be the next police superintendent in the nation's third-largest city
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Waukesha settles on one polling place for in-person voting for Election Day due to the coronavirus Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Waukesha. Waukesha city officials announced Monday all voters will be directed to the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St. The city is reducing the number of polling places from the usual 13 sites. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
Judge won't delay Wisconsin election but extends voting A federal judge has decided not to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary but will give people more time to file absentee ballots
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This Dec. 16, 2009, file photo, shows the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y., as seen from across the Hudson River in Tomkins Cove, N.Y. U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials outlined the temporary shift extensions to nuclear power officials on Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemicU.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Pedestrians walk 111th street Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Corona section of the Queens borough of New York. Data released by city health officials show that residents in the immigrant-rich Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona sections of Queens have tested positive for the coronavirus at higher rates than in wealthy, mostly white parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Virus hits NYC hardest in a few working-class neighborhoodsNew data shows that the coronavirus pandemic is hitting especially hard in some New York City neighborhoods
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, vials of blood for testing and a donated bag of blood will be sent for testing and use at an American Red Cross blood drive at the Carbondale YMCA in Carbondale, Pa. On Thursday, April 2, 2020, the U.S. government eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men and other key groups because of a drop in the nation's blood supply triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)
US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortageThe U.S. is making it easier for gay men and other groups to give blood because of the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press9 hours ago
An entrance sign is shown Thursday, April 2, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. Federal authorities on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, proposed a fine of more than $600,000 for the Seattle-area nursing home connected to at least 40 deaths from the new coronavirus. State regulators and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted an inspection of the facility on March 16, 2020, and found serious infractions that they said placed residents in immediate danger, but a follow-up inspection found that Life Care had at least partially fixed the most serious problems, and Wednesday's announcement said the fine could be adjusted up or down based on how Life Care continues to correct the remaining problems. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Feds propose $611,000 fine at Seattle-area nursing home Federal authorities have proposed a $611,000 fine for a Seattle-area nursing home connected to at least 40 coronavirus deaths
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Lauren Friel, owner of Rebel Rebel Wine Bar, in Somerville, Mass., stands for a portrait at the wine bar, Thursday, April 2, 2020. An Associated Press review of the small business aid passed by Congress as part of its coronavirus stimulus package shows that larger companies could quickly claim a disproportionate share of the money, squeezing out many small, locally-based businesses. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Stimulus aid for 'small business' will go to some big chainsAs the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that some mom-and-pop shops might get squeezed out
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this April 1, 2020, photo, AP correspondent Dan Sewell in Cincinnati plays in a tournament at home using the Strat-O-Matic baseball board game while self-isolating due to the coronavirus outbreak. With no real baseball being played, fans are getting their fixes with conference call chats, trivia contests and fantasy games. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)
VIRUS DIARY: Fantasy baseball, when real ball is the fantasyRight now, there’s no watching from lawn chairs the grandkids’ games of tee-ball, with kids piling on each other fighting for the ball while a coach windmills his arm to a confused runner
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A passenger claps from his balcony after a crew announcement aboard the cruise ship Rotterdam as passengers wait to disembark at Port Everglades, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A cruise ship that has been floating at sea with coronavirus patients aboard for two weeks after being turned away from South American ports was finally allowed to dock in Florida. The Zaandam and a sister ship sent to help it, the Rotterdam, were both given permission to disembark passengers after days of negotiation with local officials who feared it would divert needed resources from a region that has seen a spike in virus cases. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Ships with coronavirus patients dock in FloridaA cruise ship that had at least two passengers die of coronavirus and others sickened while barred from South American ports has finally docked in Florida
The Associated Press14 hours ago