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Stadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the LG Twins baseball team's intrasquad game in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 5, 2020. The intrasquad game is aired live through the team's YouTube channel for its fans. The Korea Baseball Organization has postponed the start of new season to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
The Latest: Denmark looks to begin gradual ease of lockdownDenmark says it is planning to reopen next week kindergartners and primary schools for pupils aged up to 11 in a gradual lifting of the country’s coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A homeless person sits on a wheelchair under rainy weather on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, April 6, 2020. One population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. Officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult. Relatively few of California's 150,000 homeless population have been moved into individual quarters. It's unclear how many even have the highly contagious virus. It's a problem playing out nationwide and it's unclear how many may even have coronavirus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; hopes rise in US, EuropeBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care and was receiving oxygen for treatment of his coronavirus illness
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Monday, April 6, 2020, photo, a report delivered to the city of Austin, Texas, on COVID-19 health care demand is photographed in Frederick, Md. The latest statistical models forecast fewer deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic before August. But there’s huge uncertainty in these models because health officials are still trying to get a handle on how the virus acts, how carefully people stick with social distancing and other restrictions, and treatment of the disease. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'The latest statistical models show a glimmer of hope, forecasting fewer deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic before August
The Associated Press4 hours ago
HHS Found a Supply Shortage. 'It's Wrong,' Trump SaysThe nonpartisan inspector general's office in the Department of Health and Human Services called 323 hospitals to see if they have enough supplies to care for their COVID-19 patients. They don't, says the report, which lists severe shortages. Asked about the report in his press briefing Monday, President Trump said,...
Newser8 hours ago
Traffic is extremely light in front of Chase Field, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks would have hosted the Atlanta Braves in their season-opening baseball game Thursday, but the start of the MLB regular season is indefinitely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in ArizonaPeople familiar with the discussion tell The Associated Press that putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed by Major League Baseball and the players’ association
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Cancer Patient Says Death Toll Doesn't Tell Full COVID-19 StoryAs far as he knows, retired mechanical engineer Mike Miles does not have COVID-19. But he fears that the outbreak will end up killing him and many thousands of others whether they have been infected or not. The North Carolina grandfather writes in Politico that he was diagnosed with advanced...
Newser9 hours ago
Medical supplies sit on a shelf at the TCF Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Detroit. The White House said Monday, April 6, that some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, pushing back against criticism that the distribution of vital equipment has been chaotic. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
White House: States need to better calibrate supply requestsThe White House says some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Trump, Biden Talk About Pandemic in Phone CallAfter days of back and forth—"I'd love to speak to him" and "I’m happy to hear he’ll take my call"—President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden talked by phone Monday about the pandemic. The brief conversation was pronounced "a good call" by a Biden aide, Politico reports....
Newser10 hours ago
NYC Official Shares Contingency Plan: Mass Grave in ParkOne of New York City's top health officials warned Monday that the city may need to prepare for a "gruesome reality" as COVID-19 deaths mount: the burial of bodies in a city park, with "trenches dug for 10 caskets in a line." "It will be done in a dignified, orderly—...
Newser13 hours ago
FILE - In this April 27, 2019, file photo, fans attend the final day of the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
NFL going with virtual format for upcoming draftThe NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee about about ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions in Washington, on Capitol Hill. Modly says the captain of the COVID-stricken aircraft carrier who was fired last week had betrayed his service and may have been “too naive or too stupid” to be commanding officer of the ship. Officials are confirming that Modly made the comments Sunday, April 5, 2020, to the ship's crew in Guam. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Navy leader calls fired carrier captain 'naive' or 'stupid'Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says the captain of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier who was fired last week betrayed his service and may have been “too naive or too stupid” to be commanding officer of the ship
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this April 2, 2020 file photo, an adult and a child, both wearing face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak, carry bags in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. The first U.S. national data on COVID-19 in children suggest that while the virus usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment. The new information is in a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Monday, April 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Virus is mostly mild and rarely fatal for US kids, data showThe first nationwide report on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggests that while the virus usually is mild and rarely fatal in kids, some do require hospital treatment
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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