Coronavirus

  Outbreak’s global cost may top $4T; auto insurers get break

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed.

  Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

  Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

  VIDEO: New York firefighters support, thank hospital workers

  Ships with coronavirus patients dock in Florida

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  Kentucky college student makes coronavirus masks for deaf community

  Stocks end another whipsaw day solidly higher, led by energy

  Memo: Some in US may not get stimulus checks until August

  Democrats delay nominating convention amid coronavirus concerns

US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage

  AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus

  Feds propose $611,000 fine at Seattle-area nursing home

Authorities said Life Care had at least partially fixed the most serious problems by the time they conducted follow-up inspection in last weekend.

  Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

A wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too late or were not rigorous enough.

  SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

It'll be bring-your-own popcorn and the barbecue won’t be as good, but Austin's SXSW Film Festival is partnering with Amazon to move online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.

  Oregon veteran celebrates 104th birthday after coronavirus recovery

An Oregon veteran has overcome his latest battle, and he was able to celebrate his 104th birthday as a result.

Menards bans children, pets in stores due to COVID-19 outbreak

Powerhouse Gym in Stuart offers ‘lending library’

Palm Beach County’s second Coronavirus testing site coming early next week

Child care help available to Palm Beach Co. first responders

  What to know if you’re pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic

Sheriff urges public to comply with ‘stay at home’ order

Florida to offer paper applications for unemployment benefits

There will soon be a new way to file for unemployment benefits in Florida.

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

The Treasury announced in a reversal Wednesday, that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically receive the $1,200 payment.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft helps Mass. receive N95 masks with team plane

The New England Patriots are helping Massachusetts receive much-needed N95 masks to keep frontline workers safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Boca Raton girl uses creativity to help health care workers

A 9-year-old Boca Raton girl is combining her passion for art and kindness to help equip medical staff who are fighting the deadly coronavirus.

Study: Audiences will be slow to return after pandemic

Many Americans will be a little leery of going back to large concerts and sporting events following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Howard Stern announces free access to SiriusXM

The popular SiriusXM host has announced that the service will be free for North American listeners through May 15.

  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

Billy Joel donates $500K to support NY health care workers

The recording artist says the Joel Foundation will donate $500,000 to purchase personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

  Hobby Lobby in Colo. remains open despite stay-at-home order

One Hobby Lobby employee quit his job of seven years after his store remained open.

  Local sailor aboard Navy ship with COVID-19 cases

A Treasure Coast mother says her son is among the nearly 5,000 sailors on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean, carrying dozens of sailors who have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Q&A: How to get aid for a small business hit by coronavirus crisis

Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Boca Raton Airport wait for guidance on screening NY, NJ, CT fliers

A FOX 29 investigation has found that some fliers from COVID-19 hot spots are not being screened when arriving in the Palm Beach County area, even though a week has passed since Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order requiring that take place.

#HealthcareHeroes written out with beach chairs

At Marriott Singer Island, their beaches and pools may be closed, but that doesn't keep folks from using the sand as a canvas.

  Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

Trump said Wednesday he wants to give governors' "flexibility" on whether a stay-at-home policy is the best option for their constituents but acknowledged that he's looking at limiting air and rail travel between hot spots within the United States.

Man accused of killing Nev. trooper was paranoid over coronavirus, court documents say

Police say the suspect fatally shot a Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant, who believed he was helping a motorist with a broken down car, then stole his uniform and squad car.

  Couple replaces wedding guests with cardboard cutouts due to coronavirus

Thanks to the cardboard cutouts, all the family and friends that aren’t able to attend the wedding in person because of COVID-19 can still fill the pews.

  Mo. doctor buys camper to live in to protect family from coronavirus

The doctor and her husband used money designated for a home extension to instead buy a camper to protect their family from COVID-19.

Emmy-winning musician Adam Schlesinger dies from coronavirus

Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus, his attorney said.

Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

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 amid the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Grand Canyon National Park closes to visitors amid pandemic

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

  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.

  How will Florida’s ‘stay at home’ order be enforced?

The governor has now adopted new rules that only allow for a handful of essential activities like gas, groceries and some recreation.

Newborn baby dies from COVID-19 related complications in Connecticut, governor says

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont tweeted Wednesday that a 6-week-old in the state has died from coronavirus-related complications.

  Severe coronavirus cases on pace to overwhelm ICU availability in urban and rural areas

Some counties in the country have zero ICU beds; others are on pace to need more than available for COVID-19 cases. Part of the reason may be legislation prohibiting expansion.

More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus

Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier.

Palm Beach County real estate agency using virtual reality to sell homes

COVID-19 has forced many businesses to shutdown. However, one Palm Beach County real estate agency is using the pandemic as an opportunity to go virtual.

Doctor and nurse are now TikTok famous

Dr. Rose Marie Leslie and nurse Miki Rai have over 1 million followers between them as they educate them about coronavirus.

  Democrats proposing commission to study US pandemic response

House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Booze buying surges in US during coronavirus outbreak

Many Americans appear to be turning to alcohol to occupy their time during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research

Parton said she hopes her donation encourages “people that can afford it to make donations.”

  Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak

In a memo to Navy leaders, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said that the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating and that removing all but 10% of the crew is a "necessary risk" in order to stop the spread of the virus. The ship is docked in Guam.

  Stocks skid as physical, economic toll of virus worsens

Global shares skidded Wednesday as reports of rising numbers of coronavirus cases deepened the gloom over the likely impact on the world economy.

Gray Television equips employees with face masks

Gray Television sent a message to its employees Wednesday that it would be shipping them reusable cloth face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

What ‘stay at home’ order means for Floridians

Starting on Friday, a sweeping "stay at home" order will go into effect for the entire state of Florida.

NFL to begin season as scheduled in September

During a conference call Tuesday, league officials announced the season will start in September and teams will play their full 16 game schedule with fans in attendance. International games are also still planned.

  AP-NORC poll: Less than half back Trump’s pandemic response

Less than half of Americans approve of the job done thus far by President Donald Trump and the federal government in confronting the virus, per a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  Ohio man uses bucket truck to see mom on third floor of her assisted living home

Charley Adams went out on a limb, so to speak, using a bucket truck to visit his mother.

Why health experts aren’t warning about coronavirus in food

Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health officials warning people about eating food contaminated with the new coronavirus?

Gov. Ron DeSantis issues ‘stay at home’ order for Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a sweeping ‘stay at home’ order for the entire state of Florida on Wednesday to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

  April 1, rent’s due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

Many renters are without jobs - nearly 3.3 million people in the U.S. filed for unemployment the week of March 16, about five times the previous high in 1982.

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

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

  States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

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.

Novak Djokovic and brother play tennis in living room with frying pans

The Djokovic brothers set up a makeshift court, using fry pans for racquets and furniture to make a net.

  Home Depot, Costco adjust hours, limit number of customers amid coronavirus outbreak

Costco and Home Depot announced measures to limit the number of customers inside their stores at the same time, to promote social distancing.

  After coronavirus recovery, Prince Charles pays tribute to healthcare workers

The UK’s Prince Charles made his first public appearance Wednesday since recovering from COVID-19.

  Kroger announces ‘Hero Bonus’ for frontline employees

Grocery chain Kroger will be paying many of its employees more money for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus

The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020.

  You can’t unsee Jack Black’s TikTok video, but why would you want to?

Jack Black's “Quarantine Dance” features high kicks, spins, and even a dodgy attempt at the “Russian Doll Dance” from “The Nutcracker.”

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

Payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

  Truck carrying toilet paper crashes, burns on Texas interstate

Texas Department of Transportation officials said the load of toilet paper “burned extensively."

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

Now is the time to prep your finances and plan. The best use of your relief money depends on your individual circumstances.

  A nurse worked for a week while infected with the coronavirus. The hospital wasn’t testing staff.

A nurse says she worked for about seven days at two hospitals in New York City while infected with the coronavirus.

Karaoke family puts fresh spin on ‘Sweet Caroline’

A Wellington family with a love for karaoke decided to put their own spin on a classic Neil Diamond song to provide a little comic relief while practicing social distancing.

  Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following coronavirus guidelines

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.

  Rural areas fear spread of coronavirus as more hospitals close

While the nation's coronavirus hot spots so far have been big cities like New York and New Orleans, officials fear inadequate testing and the lack of medical resources linked to hospital failures will catch up with smaller population centers.

  Minn. state trooper gives doctor masks instead of speeding ticket

The N95 masks that health care workers need to protect themselves while treating coronavirus patients are in dangerously short supply.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misfires on virus death rates, tests

President Donald Trump is making premature assertions about relatively low death rates in the U.S. and revising history about how seriously he viewed the threat, including the need for ventilators.

  Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

The Census Bureau is required by federal statute to send the president the counts that will be used to carve up congressional districts — a process known as apportionment — and draw state legislative districts by Dec. 31.