WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sports are on hold, theaters are closed and so are amusement parks, a disaster-movie scenario that has Hollywood reeling. But Americans held captive at home by the coronavirus can turn to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other streaming services, outliers in an entertainment industry brought to an unprecedented standstill.

A U.S. regulatory agency on Thursday approved a controversial natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal project in Oregon, with one member saying the environmental impacts are acceptable considering the public benefits that will be provided by the project.

One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores were accused of selling $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store offered toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign reading: “This is not a joke.”

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid.

The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

ROME (AP) — The Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold reported no new homegrown cases Thursday, while the death toll in Italy was poised to overtake that of China in a dramatic illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States.

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to engage in planning for alternate medical facilities, in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday as the two nations work to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed.

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A semitrailer from a disaster cleanup company is backed into place, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Washington state.

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A semitrailer from a disaster cleanup company is backed into place, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Washington state.

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Kirkland Fire and Rescue ambulance workers work near an ambulance after a patient was loaded for transport, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Washington state.

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A notice hangs near the cash register at a bagel shop, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in New Rochelle, N.Y. With business slowed since a cluster of coronavirus cases hit the New York City suburb, the shop will be closed beginning Thursday for the two weeks when the state enforces a containment a…

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Kirkland Fire and Rescue ambulance workers walk back to a vehicle after a patient was loaded into an ambulance, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Washington state.

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Carmen Gray, left, visits her mother, Susan Hailey, 76, right, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, through a window, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Was…

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A worker wearing protective gear is seen through a window as she works in the room of Susan Hailey, 76, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, as Hailey's daughters look in from outside the window, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. T…

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Kirkland Fire and Rescue ambulance workers walk near thier ambulance after a patient was loaded for transport, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Washington state.

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A worker wearing protective gear is seen through a window as she works in the room of Susan Hailey, 76, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the…

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A customer walks out of a bagel shop after picking up coffee and a breakfast sandwich early Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in New Rochelle, N.Y. State officials are shuttering several schools and houses of worship for two weeks in the New York City suburb and sending in the National Guard to hel…

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Kirkland Fire and Rescue ambulance workers work near an ambulance after a patient was loaded for transport, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Washington state.

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Kirkland Fire and Rescue ambulance workers walk back to a vehicle after a patient was loaded into an ambulance, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Washington state.

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Susan Hailey, 76, at right in background, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, visits through a window with her daughters, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus i…

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Susan Hailey, 76, at right in background, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, visits through a window with her daughters, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus i…

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A Kirkland Fire and Rescue ambulance worker walks near a second ambulance after a patient was loaded into another vehicle for transport, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus…

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A view of the empty Juventus stadium, as a measure against coronavirus contagion, prior to the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Inter, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to su…

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Serenus Hoffner, of Bismarck, North Dakota, places his ballet in the ballet box after voting at the North Dakota Democratic NPL Presidential Caucus at the AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

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Ridgeland, Miss., precinct worker Cliff Smith offers people a "I Voted" sticker as they exit after voting in the party presidential primary, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

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