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Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus…

The governor of Tokyo is talking about the possibility of using the under-construction Olympic Athletes Village as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients

Stunning Photo Shows White Squat Lobster Under…

A photo shared by the Schmidt Ocean Institute shows a stunning white squat lobster that’s having a rather rough go of things.

New England Patriots' Plane Delivers Masks From…

The plane brought 1.2 million N95 masks to Boston on Thursday. Robert Kraft purchased 300,000 of those to send to New York.

Trump, Schumer Clash Over COVID-19 Response

President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spent Thursday clashing over the administration's coronavirus response, with Schumer criticizing the White House's "tardiness and inadequacy" and Trump firing back in more personal terms. Trump, who was impeached by the House in December, called the Democrat a "bad" senator and told...

Hundreds from cruise ships to fly home

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. (April 3)

Dolly Parton To Donate $1 Million To Tennessee…

Country legend Dolly Parton is stepping amid the coronavirus pandemic and donating her time and money. The music icon announced she will donate $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Parton said her friend Dr. Naji Abumrad at Vanderbilt University was working on a “bridge treatment to save lives.” Parton noted that the research hospital in Tennessee has seen “exciting advancements” in coronavirus research.

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Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death…

Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, the Muslim sabbath when adherents gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down

Amazon Blocks Sale of N95 Masks to Public

Amazon Blocks Sale of N95 Masks to Public The company established a new section of its website where U.S.-accredited hospitals or state or federal agencies can apply for supplies. N95 masks, surgical masks, facial shields, surgical gowns, surgical gloves and large-volume sanitizers are among the restricted items. The decision comes as hospitals and government organizations have struggled to procure medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A spokesperson for the tech giant added that the general public’s access to COVID-19 diagnostic kits will also be restricted. Amazon also noted that it will not make a profit from the orders.

The IRS To Send $1,200 Checks Starting Next Week

The IRS will begin sending out coronavirus stimulus checks as soon as April 9. This is according to an internal distribution plan obtained by The Washington Post. Electronic payments will be sent out next Friday, the internal document said. Paper checks will be mailed out to Americans on a weekly rotation. The plan set priority for paper check distribution to those with the lowest-income. Individual taxpayers making $10,000 or less will get their checks on April 24.

Doctor, Husband Murdered at University's Arboretum

The University of Wisconsin, Madison's police force has opened what it says is its first murder case in "a very long time." Police say Dr. Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre, were found in a ditch at the university's arboretum by a jogger early Tuesday morning, the Wisconsin State...

Auto shop turns into face shield factory

Workers at one auto shop in Central Texas are now using their specialty equipment to create thousands of face shields for doctors and nurses.

Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With…

Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With Coronavirus The CNN anchor hosted Wednesday's episode of 'Cuomo Prime Time' live from his basement. He is self-quarantining one day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo added that he had a fever of around 103 degrees “that wouldn’t quit." Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo said he experienced hallucinations of his late father, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died in Jan. 2015. Chris Cuomo, via CNN

The daily terrors: Improvising in a makeshift ICU…

The tension is palpable in this makeshift ICU in Spain

AP Top Stories April 3 A

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.

Navy Removes Captain Who Sought Help With Outbreak

The captain of a US aircraft carrier has lost his command after asking the Navy to let him evacuate crew members who tested positive for the coronavirus. Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the Navy, said Thursday that he gave the order to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command, the...

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Outbreak's global cost may top $4T; auto insurers…

One of France's largest auto insurers says costs are crashing as drivers stay home in coronavirus shutdowns

Here's Why You Should Ask For Not Slicing Pizza…

Next time your order a pizza for delivery, consider requesting that it be sent out uncut.

Documents Show FEMA Didn't Fill States' Requests…

The House oversight committee released new documents from FEMA that show shortages in supplies for states to fight the coronavirus.

Trump to Sessions: Leave My Name Out of This

Jeff Sessions, who's trying to be elected in Alabama without President Trump's support, has been reminded of the depth of his former boss's non-endorsement. He received a stinging demand letter from the Trump campaign, Reuters reports, saying Sessions seems to be trying to make voters think that they're allies and...

Number of Louisiana virus cases spikes

Tulane University helps process coronavirus tests as number of confirmed cases statewide spikes. (April 3)

Researchers Looking To Nitric Oxide As Possible…

Researchers in Massachusetts and Italy, are investigating a well-known medical treatment as a possible COVID-19 treatment. Clinical trials have begun in order to find out whether inhaled nitric oxide can save critically ill patients from COVID-19. According to Gizmodo, the treatment may even be used preventatively to keep health care workers infection-free. Nitric oxide, or NO, is a key part of our biology and not the same as nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.

Poland divided over having presidential vote…

Poland’s parliament is preparing to vote on legislation that would transform the country’s May presidential election into one conducted exclusively by mail-in ballots

5 Everyday Objects to Avoid Touching as…

5 Everyday Objects to Avoid Touching as Coronavirus Spreads Although coronavirus mainly spreads via respiratory droplets, it is possible to catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces. You should be wary when interacting with these 5 highly-touched surfaces. 1. Cellphones 2. Keys 3. ATMs 4. Money 5. Door handles

Iceland Allows Everyone In The Country To Be…

Iceland, home to about 364,000 people, is taking a different approach to the coronavirus than other countries. According to Reuters, the Icelandic government allows testing for anyone who wants it. Instead of only testing people with symptoms, the country is allowing everyone to be tested. Iceland confirmed its first COVID-19 test in February when a resident tested positive after a trip to Italy. Since then, the number of confirmed cases has risen to 1,319, with two fatalities. Iceland's government website notes that about 20,930 people, or about 6% of the population, have been tested. As of Wednesday, the US had conducted about 1.1 million tests, which accounts for about 0.34% of the US population.

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New Committee to Watch How Stimulus Money Is Spent

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is launching a bipartisan committee to keep an eye on how the $2 trillion in the new stimulus bill is spent. "Where there's money there’s also frequently mischief," Pelosi said Thursday. "We want to make sure there are not exploiters out there." The special committee will...

Police escort essential medical supplies

Trucks carrying medical supplies to help those who have contracted COVID-19 were given a police escort in Paris, France, on April 2.

The show can't go on: Virus halts circus in…

Circus Renz Berlin’s fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter