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WASHINGTON - As the U.S. coronavirus death toll neared 10,000 on Sunday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the coming week would be "the hardest and saddest of most Americans' lives," likening the projected loss of life to "our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment." Joining in that somber assessment was Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious-disease expert, who predicted that the ...

NEW YORK - Only a trickle of cars and bicycles occupy streets that normally would be teeming with traffic and pedestrians. So, on a cool recent midday in Manhattan, FDNY Ladder 26 easily glided its fire engine to the corner of East 79th Street and Third Avenue. A moment later, owner Luigi Militello stepped out of Luke's Bar and Grill with a few of his employees carrying to-go orders – lunch on ...

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Queen Elizabeth II urged Britons to adopt the same discipline and resolve that the U.K. showed during World War II as she sought to comfort the public during the fight against coronavirus. In a rare televised address, the 93 year-old monarch insisted that the sacrifices made during the national lockdown will be worth it, and added that families and friends will be reunited again once the ...

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LOS ANGELES - Amid stories that several megachurch pastors in recent weeks have defied calls to cancel gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump tweeted this weekend that he would be "tuning in" Sunday to listen to Greg Laurie, a Southern California megachurch pastor, online. And so, from his empty Riverside campus at Harvest Christian Fellowship, a church of 15,000 people ...

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With thousands of college athletes forced to evacuate universities across the country and return to their homes in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, athletic departments have been seeking ways to provide support for them. Without access to weight rooms, training tables and nutrition centers, athletes are using anything available to help them maintain their fitness level and mental ...

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SAN DIEGO - The Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Capt. Brett E. Crozier, fired from his post last week, had tested positive, citing two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier's who are close to him and his family. A Navy spokesman ...

SAN DIEGO - In the days after the March 3 primary, Democratic political insiders met to socialize and organize for what was expected to be a bruising November contest. They were unaware that a far more formidable opponent was already in their midst. Chula Vista City Councilman Steve Padilla was the first among his political circle to announce he had fallen ill with the novel coronavirus that ...

The president called a meeting of sports executives. So there was a meeting. And the president said after the meeting he wants fans back at games in August. So did everyone else on the teleconference, no doubt. "They want to get back," President Trump said of the leaders of 12 American sports leagues in the meeting Saturday. "They gotta get back. They can't do this. Their sports weren't ...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Officials in New York and elsewhere have raised alarms about shortages of critical-care hospital space and ventilators, but Florida's emergency management chief said Sunday the state would be able to meet the need. He also said the state has a dedicated team of people assigned to plan for how the state should deal with the threat of a hurricane during a time of ...

CHICAGO - Illinois needs thousands more ventilators than the federal government plans to give them, said Gov. J.B. Pritzker during an appearance on CNN Sunday morning. Pritzker requested 4,000 ventilators from the federal government last Tuesday, and Vice President Mike Pence responded, saying Illinois only needed 1,400, according to the interview on State of the Union with Jake Tapper. On the ...

LOS ANGELES - The voice on the other end of the line was filled with panic. The woman on the phone had come back from the market with a dry cough; she was worried about having COVID-19, worried that she could infect her husband and her children. For a brief moment, she'd forgotten her fears and embraced her kids. "Now I'm afraid they may have gotten it from me," she said. April Rosas comforted ...

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Governors from across the U.S. whose states are at various points in the coronavirus pandemic response spoke out on Sunday, with some critical of the absence of a sweeping federal policy and many in the process of setting up field hospitals for an anticipated rush of patients. Washington state: Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, said "It's ludicrous that we do not have a national effort" against the ...

LOS ANGELES - Concerned about the rise of coronavirus cases, Riverside County has taken the unprecedented step of ordering all residents to cover their faces when leaving home, marking a dramatic escalation by county officials in their attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Despite previous pleas from county officials for residents to socially distance, cover their faces and stay ...

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said the party should consider a virtual nominating convention this summer because the coronavirus has led to limits on public gatherings. "We're going to have to do a convention, we may have to do a virtual convention," Biden said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "I think we should be thinking about that right now. The idea of holding a convention is ...

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With no campaign events to headline and the public's attention consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, Joe Biden is struggling to stay relevant and acknowledging frustration at being on the sidelines of a devastating national crisis. So the Democratic presidential front-runner has built a shadow war room of public health and economic experts to keep him engaged on the issue, with academics, ...

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LOS ANGELES - As the pandemic has washed over the U.S., the coronavirus has faced an inconsistent set of defenses in recent weeks, with state borders often marking the difference between whether millions of Americans - and therefore the virus - are free to move about or not. The lack of strong direction from the Trump administration has left many life-and-death decisions in the hands of state ...

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned Americans on Sunday to brace for a hard week of coronavirus deaths. "This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be localized, it's going to be happening all over the country and I want America to understand that," Vice Admiral Jerome Adams said on "Fox News Sunday." "I want Americans to understand that as hard ...

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that he supported acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's decision to fire the Navy captain who wrote a letter to his superiors about his concerns of the coronavirus pandemic aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. "I think acting Secretary Modly made a very tough decision, a decision that I support. It was based on his view that he had lost faith and ...

TORONTO - At a world-renowned cancer center in Houston, a woman was told her lung-cancer surgery, booked weeks ago, could be canceled last-minute. In New York City, none of the doctors' offices at a major hospital system are doing procedures. In Toronto, operating rooms sat empty at a hospital specializing in organ transplants and cardiac care, and surgeons rested at home as wards were cleared ...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's evening virus briefings have been a big TV ratings hit, but missing from that audience is a critical demographic: the younger generation of people who tuned out of broadcast and cable television a long time ago. So Trump's top public health officials, Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, are going where young people go - to social media, podcasts, online video ...

BEIRUT - It was always rush hour at Barbar. The restaurant sprawls over several buildings in Beirut's Hamra district, where you could glimpse white-clad workers at all hours slicing shawarma meat, frying up falafel or prepping smoothies with Carmen Miranda-like crowns of fruit. Barbar never opened its doors because they were perpetually open. Now they're closed. And a vital part of this city's ...

PHILADELPHIA - U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick has been a foe of Joe Exotic for years. Fitzpatrick, a Republican who represents Bucks County, Pa., is a lead co-sponsor of the Big Cat Public Safety Act, which would ban the private ownership of lions, leopards, tigers and related species. It would also ban circuses and zoos from allowing direct contact with cubs, such as petting or feeding. There ...

LOS ANGELES - With the traditional start of California's dreaded wildfire season rapidly approaching, the spread of the coronavirus has threatened to complicate state firefighting efforts. Although top emergency officials say they are hopeful that the spread of COVID-19 will taper off by the time serious fire weather arrives in the fall, the outbreak has already forced departments to put a ...

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WASHINGTON - Rural hospitals nationwide are bracing for a wave of high-risk coronavirus patients that could break an already fragile health care system, one facing shortages of supplies and a scarcity of doctors so dire that some centers might have to shut down if a single physician contracts the disease. "There is literally no room for error here," said Alan Morgan, chief executive officer of ...

DON'T MISS: "AMC Presents: Our Country" - With the annual AMC Awards show postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, country music artists are still finding ways to connect with fans. This two-hour special promises at-home acoustic performances, along with some intimate conversation, by some of the genre's biggest stars. The impressive talent list includes Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, ...

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LOS ANGELES - They've been stuck inside, leaving their Ladera Ranch home only for periodic trips to the physical therapist. They check in with coaches through computer screens and study film via screen sharing. They listen to virtual lectures at the kitchen table and follow virtual workouts on Instagram. Everything is changing for college football in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with ...

NEW YORK - The break-in lasted just minutes. At 3 a.m. on Monday, a thief - or thieves - forced open the glass doors of the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands and headed straight for its prize exhibit: a Van Gogh oil painting. By the time police arrived, the burglars were gone, along with the artwork. The smash-and-grab of "Spring Garden, the Parsonage Garden in Nuenen in Spring" ...

HAMBURG, Germany - European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has brought millions of protective face masks to Europe from China as part of its so-called air-bridge mission during the new coronavirus pandemic, the company announced early Sunday morning. An A350-1000 aircraft picked up the masks during a stopover in the Chinese city of Tianjin and landed in Hamburg on Saturday with the face masks ...

SAN JOSE, Calif. - When will sports resume? Everyone has a thought. The North American professional sports leagues are hoping for late May, early June. Per ESPN, President Trump told commissioners Saturday that he hopes leagues can resume - with fans in the stands - in August or September. Yes, it's his hope that the NFL starts, with fans in the stands, on time. California Governor Gavin ...

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. coronavirus death toll neared 10,000 on Sunday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the coming week would be "the hardest and saddest of most Americans' lives," likening the projected loss of life to "our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment." Joining in that somber assessment was Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious-disease expert, who predicted that the ...

NEW YORK - Only a trickle of cars and bicycles occupy streets that normally would be teeming with traffic and pedestrians. So, on a cool recent midday in Manhattan, FDNY Ladder 26 easily glided its fire engine to the corner of East 79th Street and Third Avenue. A moment later, owner Luigi Militello stepped out of Luke's Bar and Grill with a few of his employees carrying to-go orders – lunch on ...

Queen Elizabeth II urged Britons to adopt the same discipline and resolve that the U.K. showed during World War II as she sought to comfort the public during the fight against coronavirus. In a rare televised address, the 93 year-old monarch insisted that the sacrifices made during the national lockdown will be worth it, and added that families and friends will be reunited again once the ...

LOS ANGELES - Amid stories that several megachurch pastors in recent weeks have defied calls to cancel gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump tweeted this weekend that he would be "tuning in" Sunday to listen to Greg Laurie, a Southern California megachurch pastor, online. And so, from his empty Riverside campus at Harvest Christian Fellowship, a church of 15,000 people ...