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  Experts warn coronavirus could kill up to 240,000 Americans

Officials described a death toll that in a best-case scenario would likely be greater than the more than 53,000 American lives lost during World War I and closer to the 291,000 Americans killed on the battlefield during World War II.

  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

Man hides coronavirus symptoms to visit expectant wife at NY hospital

  CNN’s Chris Cuomo hosts show from basement after testing positive for coronavirus

Watchdog finds new problems with FBI wiretap applications

  Should you wear mask in public if not sick with coronavirus?

  Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

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  ‘Star Wars’ actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus at 76 in Britain

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

Businesses may get COVID-19 relief loans as soon as Friday

FCC implementing new system to combat spoofed robocalls

  VIDEO: Indiana woman creates goofy COVID-19 song to Beatles tune

  At least 28 test positive for COVID-19 in Texas after chartered spring break trip

  Stocks drift, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

The surge of coronavirus cases around the world has sent markets to breathtaking drops since mid-February, undercutting what had been a good start to the year.

US finds major cross-border tunnel used to smuggle drugs

Authorities seized more than two tons of a variety of drugs, a departure from earlier discoveries that consisted largely of marijuana.

  How to strengthen your immune system to combat illnesses

Isolating due to the coronavirus is not the only way you can help keep yourself from getting sick. Boosting your immune system is a good idea to ward off illness and you can do that from the comfort of your own home.

Part of lost continent found under Canada

Baffin Island in northern Canada is known for its stunning mountains and glaciers and it's where scientists uncovered the evidence of a continent hiding in rocks.

  Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

  A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due

Prosecutor: Michigan man who claimed to have COVID-19 at Kroger tested negative

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14 teams

  Tenor Plácido Domingo feels ‘fine’ after coronavirus

  Coronavirus slump expected to rival big recessions in history

  Florida family creates virtual Disney vacation at home

They pulled out all the stops with face-painting, a character-themed breakfast and their own park-inspired attractions.

Marriott says new data breach affects 5.2 million guests

Marriott said Tuesday approximately 5.2 million guests worldwide may have been affected.

  Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washing

The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new animated public service spots reminding young fans to take care while doing such things as washing hands and sneezing.

  Doctors say pink eye a potential symptom of COVID-19

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending doctors take coronavirus precautions when dealing with patients, as several reports suggest the virus can cause conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

  Coronavirus: Walmart to take workers’ temperatures, provide gloves and masks

The company’s policy already asks workers to self-monitor for symptoms of the virus and not come to work if they don’t feel well.

  Dozens of choir members sickened by coronavirus, 2 dead, after early March rehearsal

Before businesses and schools shut down, nearly 60 people in the choir met at a church to practice. The choir said nearly everyone who had shown up was sick days later.

  Fed steps in once again to try to smooth out lending markets

The Fed is trying to facilitate lending and boost confidence that it will do all it can to support the global financial system.

  WATCH: Goats take over Welsh city while people are on lockdown

Local folks in the coastal town west of Liverpool are finding the critters pretty much everywhere, in gardens, backyards and the strolling along Llandudno’s empty streets.

Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push

The Trump administration released a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026.

  Neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from complications of coronavirus

Renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Goodrich died Monday of complications related to coronavirus.

NASA offering fun activities for families stuck at home during coronavirus outbreak

NASA’s website includes dozens of tutorials on different STEM activities for kids and adults alike.

  Calif. phone case company starts making masks as need for medical gear grows

Nomad said their goal is to get as many masks to as many people who need them as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

The royal schism that the couple triggered in January by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give up public funding, seek financial independence and swap the U.K. for North America becomes official on March 31.

  How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

In some states, it would amount to a major revamp of their voting system just eight months before an election.

Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

The legislation prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates and bans transgender girls and women from competing in women's sports.

Suspect in high-speed chase tells troopers he was teaching dog how to drive

The suspect is accused of driving more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 5 in Seattle and hitting two vehicles.

  Daughter says goodbye to mother dying of coronavirus over FaceTime

Knowing her patient would die soon, a charge nurse got dressed in protective gear and used her personal cell phone to help her daughter say goodbye over FaceTime.

‘Strega Nona’ author Tomie dePaola dies at 85

Tomie dePaola worked on over 270 books in more than half a century of publishing. Nearly 25 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide, and they have been translated into more than 20 languages.

  Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier due to coronavirus

The one-day strikes had little impact on consumers, but the unrest called attention to mounting discontent among low-wage workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic.

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The council is made up of college sports administrators representing all 32 D-I conferences, plus two members of the student-athlete advisory committee.

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

  US cities brace for coronavirus spread; Spain’s hospitals at breaking point

The top infectious-disease expert in the United States warned that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing.

US set to extend Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

The Trump administration is poised to renew several waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran that will allow Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran's civilian nuclear facilities without drawing American penalties.

  ‘Goodnight with Dolly’: Country star to read bedtime stories to kids online

The Facebook event “will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.”

  How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

Health care workers are dreading the prospect of such dire scenarios as U.S. hospitals brace for a looming surge in patients who need breathing machines and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply.

  NY Rep. Velazquez diagnosed with ‘presumed’ case of COVID-19

New York Rep. Nydia Velázquez stood within feet of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic and Republican leaders at a signing ceremony after the bill was passed.

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

President Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' single-biggest efforts against climate change.

Photo of health care workers flying to help NY gets love

The photo shows dozens of people, some wearing masks and gloves, holding their hands in the shape of a heart.

  Wall Street pushes higher, led by surging health care stocks

The relatively tentative moves in the market follow last week’s stellar performance, where the S&P 500 surged 10.2% for its biggest weekly gain since the market hit bottom in 2009 following the financial crisis.

Florida pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  FBI: ‘Don’t fall victim to stimulus check scams’

Officials say don’t fall victim to phone calls, texts, e-mails or websites that ask for personal or financial information in order to receive your federal payment.

Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ prompts Fla. sheriff to ask for new leads in cold case

The Netflix documentary series "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" has become the top show in the country on the streaming platform, and a Florida sheriff hopes to use the popularity to get new leads in a cold case.

  How to avoid aches and pains while working from home during coronavirus pandemic

If you’re working from home because of the coronavirus outbreak, there are some things you can do to make sure you don’t strain your body.

  Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says

The singer-songwriter's family said Sunday that Prine was critically ill.

WATCH: Italian twins strike a chord with Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’ in a coronavirus world

Mirko and Valerio have racked up millions of views over the last couple of weeks after recording the song while in isolation during the pandemic.

  At least 130 test positive for coronavirus at Tenn. nursing home, including 2 deaths

At least 130 people, including staff members and residents, have tested positive. At least two people have died from COVID-19.

  Traveling to Florida? You may be stopped at a checkpoint

People entering Florida driving on the Interstate will be screened near the state line as the state looks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

  Time to ‘revenge shop’: China’s coronavirus hot spot reopens

Officials are under orders to revive manufacturing, retailing and other industries while also preventing a spike in infections as people return to work.

  Macy’s to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Macy’s says it will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in response to collapsing sales during the pandemic.

  Student learns she’s school valedictorian at drive-thru window where she works

The high school principal didn't let her school’s closure stop her from announcing this year's valedictorian and salutatorian.

  Phoenix officer killed, 2 others wounded; gunman killed

Officials say a Phoenix police commander was killed and two other officers were injured in a shooting during a domestic violence call.

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says “Spring Garden” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday.

  Prince Charles ends isolation period for coronavirus

Royal officials said last week the 71-year-old heir to the British throne was showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and self-isolating at the royal family’s Balmoral estate in Scotland.

  Is takeout safe to eat during the coronavirus outbreak? Experts explain.

There has not been evidence to show the virus is transmitted by eating food.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded the alarm about what was coming — and already here.

  Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of coronavirus pandemic

Mariners aboard ballistic submarines are habitually spared bad news while underwater to avoid undermining their morale, say current and former officers who served aboard France's nuclear-armed subs.

  Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn't moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which gives the government broad authority to direct companies to meet national defense needs.

  Liberty University denies report of returning students with coronavirus symptoms

Liberty says no students in the residence halls have had “sufficient symptoms” to get tested for the virus after a report from The New York Times claimed "nearly a dozen" had shown symptoms.

  Co-writer of ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ dies from coronavirus complications

Alan Merrill, who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll” that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 69.

  As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms

The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms.

Serial killer dubbed Grim Sleeper dies in California prison

Lonnie Franklin, the convicted serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" who preyed on the women of South Los Angeles for more than two decades, has died in prison. He was 67.

Trump says US won’t pay for Meghan and Harry’s security

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered his opinion on the future of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, insisting the United States government won’t pay for the couple’s security if they live in the United States.

  Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country music star Joe Diffie died of complications from coronavirus at 61.

  Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic.

  Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages amid coronavirus outbreak

For more than a week, governors have pushed back against administration assurances that supplies are available now, bitterly complaining to President Donald Trump that there's no coordination.

  Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable.