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A stay-at-home order in response to the new coronavirus has meant little traffic on Pittsburgh's busiest streets, as seen with this sparse assortment of cars on the Parkway North during rush hour on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Pennsylvania to seize medical supplies for COVID-19 fight

- Associated Press

Pennsylvania emergency management officials will be permitted to commandeer N95 face masks, ventilators and other crucial medical equipment for use in the fight against COVID-19 under an order signed Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf.

N. Carolina tech company to create close to 1,200 new jobs

Associated Press

A North Carolina company that sells communications software to technology firms for conferencing and message applications plans to create nearly 1,200 jobs in the state over the next eight years, the state Commerce Department announced on Tuesday.

This March 14, 2012, photo, provided by Sanford Health, shows Tim Brookins, principal software engineer at the Fargo, N.D. Microsoft campus and CEO of sports app software company ProudCrowd, in Fargo. Brookins came up with the popular Bison Tracker app to track the movements of North Dakota State fans on their way to a national championship game in Texas. Now he has taken that idea to design an app meant to help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus by retracing the steps of people who test positive for the virus. (Courtesy of Sanford Health via AP)

Microsoft engineer adapts fan-tracking app for COVID-19 use

- Associated Press

A Microsoft engineer who designed an app to track North Dakota State University football fans on their annual trek to Texas for the national championship has taken that concept and applied it to contact tracing for the coronavirus.

FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, Tulsa Health Department director Dr. Bruce Dart takes part in a news conference about local response to the coronavirus pandemic in Tulsa, Okla. The department said Tuesday, April, 7, 2020, that 67 Oklahomans have now died and 1,472 have tested positive for the virus. Dart said he is "starting to hate" the virus and urged residents to stay home, wash their hands and distance themselves socially. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP, File)

Oklahoma governor again calls for more virus testing

- Associated Press

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday again called for more residents to be tested for the coronavirus while saying the state has an ample stockpile of personal protection equipment for medical workers and others who treat infected patients.

Customers wear face masks as they line up to enter a supermarket keeping social distancing following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long festival. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Twitter's Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

- Associated Press

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

FILE - In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 file photo, people stand in an aisle of empty shelves in a supermarket in London,  amid panic-buying due to the coronavirus outbreak. A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand. After panic buying left store shelves stripped of staples like pasta, canned goods and toilet paper, many shoppers quickly found online grocery delivery slots almost impossible to come by, too. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand

- Associated Press

A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand.

Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls

- Associated Press

Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her. Someone parroted her words. Then Britney Spears music came on, and someone told Weber to shut up. Someone threatened to rape her.

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

- Associated Press

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

A man wearing a mask amid the coronavirus outbreak rides a bike near the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign along the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nevada to get more ventilators as virus spreads, need grows

- Associated Press

As Nevada's coronavirus cases have grown, the number of the state's ventilators in use has climbed slightly, with just under half of the machines in use, Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday,

Phyllis Slay prays in her car during a Palm Sunday parking lot service at Famiily Worship Center in Beckley, W.V., Sunday, April 5, 2020.  (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

W.Va. judge allows ankle monitors for virus scofflaws

- Associated Press

A West Virginia judge in the county with the state's highest coronavirus caseload has approved strapping ankle monitors to people who test positive but refuse to quarantine, officials said Monday.

This image released by Legacy Recordings shows "Shapeshifting" by Joe Satriani. (Legacy Recordings via AP)

Say hello to 'Trolls,' farewell to 'Modern Family' this week

- Associated Press

This week's entertainment offerings have a decidedly familial feel to them, and not the Force Family Fun kind. On television, viewers have the chance to say goodbye to the Roses of “Schitt's Creek” and visit one last time with the “Modern Family” crew. “Parasite,” the Oscar best-picture winner, arrives on streaming this week, while “Trolls: World Tour” - which had its theatrical release quashed by the coronavirus pandemic - arrives for home rental. The Strokes are back with their sixth album, this one produced by Rick Rubin, while a host of friends including Christopher Guest helps Joe Satriani on his 18th record.