• Sidewalk notes bring smiles to hospital staff during virus

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The messenger is anonymous — but the messages are heartfelt, and appreciated.

  • Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.

  • US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy’s.

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives

  • What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    Federal officials waited to order medical supplies until stocks in the U.S. were running critically low as the new coronavirus spread across the country. A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment urgently needed by front-line health care workers.

  • Island mayor battles Georgia governor over virus limitations

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A small coastal city in Georgia that thrives on tourism closed its beach, fearing carefree crowds of teenagers and college students posed too great a risk for spreading the new coronavirus. Two weeks later, the state’s governor has reversed that decision, saying people weathering the outbreak need fresh air and exercise.

  • States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

    SEATTLE (AP) — Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information — the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease.

  • Amid coronavirus pandemic, black mistrust of medicine looms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the new coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, gym members in New York City frantically called the fitness center where Rahmell Peebles worked, asking him to freeze their memberships.

  • Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story April 4, 2020, about The Church of Jesus Christs of Latter-day Saints’ conference, The Associated Press erroneously reported that church membership increased in 2019 for the first time since 2012. It should have said the annual rate of membership growth increased in 2019 for the first time since 2012.

  • Queen: History will remember your actions in virus crisis

    In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain’s head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a time of crisis.