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Los Angeles mayor recommends everyone in the nation's second-largest city wear a mask to combat the coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 7:14pm

Los Angeles mayor recommends everyone in the nation's second-largest city wear a mask to combat the coronavirus.

Grand Canyon National Park closes to visitors amid pandemic

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 5:25pm

The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 4:56pm

A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there to help during the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

A Port of Los Angeles train engineer is charged with stealing locomotive, crashing it near the hospital ship Mercy.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 4:51pm

A Port of Los Angeles train engineer is charged with stealing locomotive, crashing it near the hospital ship Mercy.

‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 4:05pm

Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza Hittman wanted to make a film where the highest hurdle isn’t deciding to have an abortion. It’s getting it.

Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days amid virus

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 2:27pm

The federal Bureau of Prisons is locking all its 146,000 inmates in their cells for the next two weeks in an unparalleled effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the focus shifts to a Louisiana compound, where three inmates have died and nearly 20 others remain hospitalized.

Wild goats take over Welsh town amid coronavirus lockdown

Aleesha Khaliq, CNN  |  Posted Apr 1st - 2:10pm

A coastal town in north Wales has found a whole new meaning to the phrase herd immunity, after goats were spotted roaming its quiet streets.

Trump: US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 12:55pm

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, under pressure, abandons partial measures and issues statewide stay-at-home order

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 11:31am

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, under pressure, abandons partial measures and issues statewide stay-at-home order.

Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

Carla K. Johnson and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 11:04am

Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way.

Federal judge signals he won't postpone Wisconsin election

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 10:54am

A federal judge signaled Wednesday that he won't postpone or make any major changes to Wisconsin's presidential primary to alleviate concerns that voters and poll workers could contract the coronavirus.

West Virginia governor reschedules state's May 12 primary election for June 9 over fears about the coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 10:53am

West Virginia governor reschedules state's May 12 primary election for June 9 over fears about the coronavirus.

States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 10:42am

President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide what type of restrictions to impose on their citizens to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate their own affairs.

Virus data: What's known and not known about China's numbers

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 9:58am

Every few days brings another grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak. First Italy and Spain surpassed China in reported deaths. Then, this week, the U.S. and France did.

3 people fatally shot at central Oklahoma convenience store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 9:23am

Three people were killed and one was wounded early Wednesday in a shooting at a convenience store in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, police said.

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 9:05am

known for its carefully manicured grass, its Royal Box at Centre Court, its rules about wearing white, its strawberries and cream and, alas, its rain delays — joins the growing list of major sports events called off in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Boy, 8, dies after shots fired into house in Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 8:26am

An 8-year-old Indianapolis boy died overnight after he was struck by stray gunfire when shots were fired into a house, police said Wednesday.

Triple-slaying suspect surrenders after standoff; child safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 7:01am

After a prolonged standoff, Florida state troopers arrested a Georgia man accused of fatally shooting three people in his child's mother's family and kidnapping his child, authorities said Wednesday.

New York state's virus deaths jump to more than 1,900

Robert Bumsted, Marina Villeneuve and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 6:51am

Coronavirus deaths soared. New York City playgrounds were targeted for shutdown to help slow an outbreak projected to grow worse for another month. Overtaxed hospitals began transferring patients north of the city. And residents near one struggling hospital have become all too used to ambulance sirens.