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  • What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    President Donald Trump is raising the idea of what he's calling a quarantine involving New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, states hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But there are questions as to whether the federal government has the power to do so.
  • SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisis

    NEW YORK - The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments this weekend related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.
  • Govt under fire after 1st Puerto Rican coronavirus death

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Government officials faced heavy criticism for their response to the coronavirus outbreak in Puerto Rico as details trickled out about the newest death reported Friday in the U.S. territory, which was the first for a resident.
  • Trump considering quarantine for NY, NJ and Connecticut

    NORFOLK, Va. - President Donald Trump said he was considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, though it wasn't clear whether he had the power to order state residents to stay put.
  • The Latest: Conte eyes strong EU response to coronavirus

    The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
  • NY delays presidential primary; Trump eyes a quarantine

    NEW YORK - As coronavirus cases kept rising in the national epicenter of New York, President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering a quarantine affecting residents of the state and neighbouring New Jersey and Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he wasn't sure what the president meant but didn't “like the sound of it.” Meanwhile, Cuomo postponed New York's presidential primary from April to June, and nurses made anguished pleas for more protective equipment and rebuffed officials' claims that supplies are adequate. With New York cases expected to mushroom toward a mid-to-late-April peak, Cuomo took a manual-pump air mask in hand to show what might lie in store if needed ventilators don't arrive.
  • Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firm

    MOSCOW - Russia's Rosneft has transferred its assets in Venezuela to a company fully owned by Vladimir Putin's government, a move apparently intended to shield Russia's largest oil producer from U.S. sanctions while Moscow continues showing support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of a U.S. narcotics indictment.
  • 'Off the charts': Virus hotspots grow in middle America

    DETROIT - As the United States led the world with confirmed coronavirus cases, cities such as Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans grew as hotspots Saturday, while the virus continued to pummel New York City and made its way into rural America.
  • Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

    JOHANNESBURG - Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons.
  • 3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

    SALT LAKE CITY - 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.

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