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FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divideState and local leaders are struggling to navigate inconsistent federal guidance and fierce political tribalism that is complicating their responses to the coronavirus outbreak
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 30, 2020. Asian shares started the week with further losses as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surgesAsian shares have opened lower as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus outbreak that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file, photo, a person walks in falling snow in Tokyo. Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city's governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questionsBefore the Olympics were postponed, Japan appears to have the coronavirus infection contained
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast President Donald Trump on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act after claiming that GM wasn't moving fast enough to make much-needed ventilators in response to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Instacart gig worker Summer Cooper, 39, delivers groceries, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Belleair Beach, Fla. Cooper, 39, started working as an Instacart shopper in the Tampa Bay area in Florida recently after losing her position as a server at a hotel restaurant. (AP Photo/Curt Anderson)
Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskierThe possibility of a strike by some Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Trump extends federal social distancing guidance for 30 days as scientists warn virus continues to spreadTrump extends federal social distancing guidance for 30 days as scientists warn virus continues to spread
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Trump Gives Harry, Meghan a WarningDid Harry and Meghan expect the US to foot their security bill? If so, President Trump isn't having it. "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom," Trump tweeted Sunday, per USA Today . "It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom,...
Newser10 hours ago
Congregants exit after services at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central, La., Sunday, March 29, 2020. Pastor Tony Spell has defied a shelter-in-place order by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, and continues to hold church services with hundreds of congregants. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Hundreds at Louisiana church flout COVID-19 gatherings banHundreds of people in Louisiana attended worship services at their church in defiance of the state's ban on gatherings due to COVID-19
The Associated Press13 hours ago
European Council President Charles Michel, left, speaks during a joint media conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, on screen right, after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the European Council adopted a statement on the EU actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP)
Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - This May 23, 2019, file photo shows the logo for the Jefferies Financial Group in New York. Jefferies Financial Group announced Sunday, March 29, 2020, that its chief financial officer, Peregrine C. Broadbent, died Sunday from coronavirus complications. He was 56. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Wall Street executive dies from coronavirus complicationsAn executive at New York-based investment firm Jefferies Group has died from complications of the coronavirus, the company said
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Fauci Projects 'Millions of Cases' in US, 100K DeathsThe US could have 100,000 to 200,000 deaths before the COVID-19 pandemic is through, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. Although the projections could change, the infectious disease expert said, "We're going to have millions of cases," the Hill reports. Fauci, a member of the president's coronavirus task force,...
Newser16 hours ago
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