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Hikers on the Appalachian Trail face difficult decisions as the coronavirus pandemic worsens: postpone a dream or ignore warnings and keep hiking.
Colorful chalk messages reading, ‘thank you for what you’re about to do’ and ‘you’re extraordinary,’ are left for hospital workers on sidewalk in New Orleans.
A cruise ship with coronavirus patients onboard, including two fatalities docked in Florida on Saturday - the third liner to do so in the last 48 hours.
US facing tough weeks in fight against virus; Sweden's virus strategy under scrutiny; UK clothes factory pivots to making PPE; Pope warns against profitting from pandemic
State medical and emergency officials are preparing for Monday's opening of the Morial Convention Center, which is being converted into a medical support facility to help local hospitals care for patients infected with the new coronavirus.
President Donald Trump said Saturday the United States was heading into what could be its "toughest" weeks as cases of the new coronavirus swell nationwide.
More than 100 people from around the world virtually sing together in the Corona Community Chorus. It seeks to ease anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak through music.
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President Donald Trump says his administration is “doing our best” for New York, and the state should have ordered more ventilators years ago on a day when Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to seize unused ventilators in the state to fight the coronavirus p...
The owner of a 3-D print and design firm in Washington state has developed a medical visor and face shield that's easy to make. The design of the visor has been approved by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Grief in Isolation: Woman plays calliope in honor of Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans jazz pianist and teacher who died of pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus.
Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were finally allowed to touch dry land for the first time in weeks. They disembarked in Fort Lauderdale Friday and buses took people healthy enough to travel directly to the airport to board chartered flights home.
President Donald Trump says his administration is encouraging many Americans to wear face masks in public, though he stresses that the recommendation is optional and is conceding that he will not be complying with it.
New York City law enforcement has been authorized to seize ventilators and other medical equipment from private hosptials and companies that aren't using them. It's one of the most aggressive steps to relieve severe shortages of equipment needed t...
California is trying to aid small businesses affected by a statewide lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses will have a year to give the state up to $50,000 in sales taxes they collect from customers.
New Yorkers have reacted with differing views on the use of protective face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mixed messages about whether people should be wearing protective face masks has left many confused and frustrated.
It’s a scene playing out all over the world. The empty streets, the silent playgrounds and the lone commuter. Rush hour feels more like hush hour. From above, life on earth looks different.
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers, said Friday his organization is assigning eight contracts to add about 10,000 temporary patient beds.
A family in West Virginia took their 6-year daughter's birthday party on the road to celebrate outside of her grandmother's nursing home while it was on lockdown due to positive cases of COVID-19.
Here's the latest for Friday, April 3rd: NY Gov. Cuomo signs order to redeploy ventilators; Cruise ship passengers finally disembark; Chicago turns convention center into coronavirus hospital; Soul singer Bill Withers dies at 81.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state is seeking 15,000 hotel rooms for the homeless during the coronavirus crisis. The state has already obtained nearly 7,000 hotel rooms and is working with local agencies to get the homeless into them.
As stay-at-home orders and social distancing persists, funeral homes are adapting their services. Only five family members attended J. Robert Colemans funeral in South Carolina on Friday, but his son said he wouldnt have wanted much else.
Sidewalks and streets in one of Washington's usually busy neighborhoods are nearly empty after DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered residents to stay at home.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says that rescuers are searching for two missing boaters - the daughter and grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - after their canoe was found in Chesapeake Bay.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the biggest issue for the the state right now is getting enough ventilators during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana confirmed a 42% spike in coronavirus cases Thursday.
A truck owned by the New England Patriots delivered a shipment of 300,000 N95 face masks to the Javits Center in New York on Friday to help medical personnel there.
Henry Ford Health System in Detroit will lead a 3,000-person U.S. study to determine the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing COVID-19 infections.
With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday he will sign an executive order to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren't using them.
Democratic senators are demanding that benefits find their way to newly unemployed workers within two weeks after a record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s including Lean On Me, Lovely Day and Aint No Sunshine, has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81.
Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19; Leonardo DiCaprio helps launch Americas Food Fund; "Top Gun: Maverick" release postponed to December due to coronavirus.
The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.
South Florida officials say 1,200 from two docked cruise ships will fly to their home countries. Those who are mildly ill will be quarantined on board and some are being hospitalized locally.
Here's the latest for Friday April 3rd: Over 6,000 Americans dead from coronavirus; Trump administration works on guidance recommending face masks in public; France rushes medical crews to Paris; Cruise ship passengers in South Florida to fly home.
Tulane University helps process coronavirus tests as number of confirmed cases statewide spikes.
When Tiffany Pinckney was seriously ill with the coronavirus, all she could do was pray that she didn't give it to her two sons or her co-workers. Now that she is recovered, she's hoping there's something in her blood that will help others.
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A plane carrying supplies of vital personal protective equipment for health workers battling the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday.
President Donald Trump says he was tested again for coronavirus Thursday. The White House said Trump's latest test returned a negative result in 15 minutes, and said Trump was healthy and without symptoms.
A cruise ship that's been floating at sea with coronavirus patients aboard for two weeks after being turned away from South American ports has finally been allowed to dock in Florida.
WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT++ Funeral homes in New York are in crisis as demand surges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Funeral Services NYC is equipped to handle 40-60 cases at a time but on Thursday, the roster numbered 185.
New York City's Javits Center will receive COVID-19 patients, and so will temporary hospital facilities at the New Orleans and Dallas convention centers in a change announced by President Donald Trump Thursday.
An Arizona caterer and event planner is feeling the impact of the virus pandemic, with almost all of her events cancelled or postponed.
A Detroit-area woman is having a tough time getting through to anyone to apply for unemployment benefits. More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week.