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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wearing a face mask listens to a lawmaker's question during a session of the upper house in Tokyo Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 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. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
The Latest: Adidas reverses, will pay rent on closed stores Adidas has changed its mind and will make rent payments on closed shops after criticism from the German government and others
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Citing the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, city officials across California are asking Newsom to suspend or delay numerous state laws, saying they can't comply with everything from environmental regulations to public records laws that allow the public to see how the government spends public money. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)
California cities want transparency rules waived in pandemicHundreds of California cities are asking the governor to suspend or delay a host of state laws, citing the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Unused rental cars are stored in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium as downtown Los Angeles is seen in the background, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium are housing the cars as companies are left with a surplus of unused vehicles and limited capacity to store them. 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. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
More than 50 infected with virus at California nursing homeA Southern California nursing home has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with more than 50 residents infected — a troubling development amid cautious optimism that cases in the state may peak more slowly than expected
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirusCensus Day arrives Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump says 'life and death' at stake in following guidelinesPresident Donald Trump is urging Americans to heed his administration's guidelines for responding to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “a matter of life and death.”
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In a pool photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Monday, March 30, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
Trump allies warn against feud with swing state governorPresident Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to navigate presidential politics during a global pandemic
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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