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  AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded the alarm about what was coming — and already here.

  Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

  Trump extends US coronavirus restrictions; Spain passes China in infections

  City at center of China’s coronavirus outbreak gradually revives

  Phoenix police officer killed, 2 others wounded in shooting

  World shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

  Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier due to coronavirus

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  Liberty University denies report of returning students with coronavirus symptoms

  Co-writer of ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ dies from coronavirus complications

  As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms

Serial killer dubbed Grim Sleeper dies in California prison

Trump says US won’t pay for Meghan and Harry’s security

  Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country music star Joe Diffie died of complications from coronavirus at 61.

  Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic.

  Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages amid coronavirus outbreak

For more than a week, governors have pushed back against administration assurances that supplies are available now, bitterly complaining to President Donald Trump that there's no coordination.

  Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable.

  Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

  World Health Organization encourages playing video games during coronavirus pandemic

  Dog delivers groceries to Colo. neighbor self-isolating due to coronavirus

  Doctor sees son crawl for first time through glass door after coronavirus separates family

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about coronavirus

  ‘Off the charts’: Virus hotspots grow in middle America; Illinois infant with virus dies

The U.S. leads the world in reported cases with more than 112,000, but five countries exceed its roughly 1,700 deaths.

3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks.

Pentagon considers call-up to reservists

Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman says before calling up any members of the National Guard, the department would consult with state officials.

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

Tom Coburn had been diagnosed years earlier with prostate cancer.

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

NASA announced Friday it plans to begin building the moon-orbiting space station in 2022.

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

The tech company says it is giving the World Health Organization and global government agencies $250 million in ad grants.

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval.

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

Lowery founded the civil rights movement in Mobile, Ala., and was often referred to as the “dean of the civil rights movement.”

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

Italy, with by far the most deaths from COVID-19, surpassed China and the U.S. to also record the most infections in the world. With numbers rising in the U.S., though, the grim distinction could be temporary.

US government looks to continue feeding students

The U.S. federal government is turning to public/private partnerships to keep feeding students in need after the global pandemic forced nationwide school closures.

Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn't affect Easter baskets.

  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.

  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

An Iowa college professor accused of murder in the gagging death of her husband has been released from jail because of concerns about the coronavirus.

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

Stocks had soared over the previous three days as the relief bill moved closer to becoming law. It passed the House Friday afternoon and President Donald Trump signed it later in the day.

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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

A 16-year-old wrestling champion helped stop a kidnapping and assault near Las Cruces, New Mexico, by pinning a man to the ground until deputies arrived, authorities said.

  Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters' concerns and help families weather the crisis.

  Boeing may get billions in coronavirus stimulus aid

The aerospace giant qualifies because it's "businesses critical to maintaining national security."

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.