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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveils the NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award during a news conference Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virusPresident Donald Trump has met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic
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Germany Hurls Big Accusation at Trump Over N95 MasksGerman officials are accusing the Trump administration of "modern piracy" after 200,000 high-quality masks were apparently seized before reaching Germany, the Wall Street Journal reports. Seems the N95 masks—sought after by medical professionals for protection against the coronavirus—were made by the US company 3M's factory in China...
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Uh, About Those Coronavirus ChecksThose coronavirus checks might be a while. A congressional memo has already warned that Americans who haven't given the IRS direct deposit information may have to wait up to five months. Now experts and US officials tell USA Today that antiquated technology and reduced staffing at the agency might also...
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He Went Missing, but Friends Didn't Buy Family's StoryJake Millison disappeared in May 2015, and it made no sense to the 29-year-old's friends in the small town of Gunnison, Colo. His mother, Deb, told them he'd dropped his phone in an irrigation ditch, which is why he wasn't answering. When police came around, she told them he'd gone...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 1978 file photo shows Patricia Bosworth in New York. Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died, Thursday, April 2, 2020, due to the coronavirus. She was 86. Bosworth’s stepdaughter, Fia Hatsav, told The New York Times that pneumonia brought on by the virus was the cause of death for the actress-author.  (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal, FILE)
Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The casket of The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery departs Cascade United Methodist church by horse and carriage, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Atlanta. For more than four decades after the death of his friend and civil rights icon, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the fiery Alabama preacher was on the front line of the battle for equality, with an unforgettable delivery that rivaled King's — and was often more unpredictable. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Civil rights hero Lowery honored at private Atlanta funeralThe family of the Rev. Joseph Lowery is saying farewell to the civil rights veteran with a private funeral kept small because of the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press6 hours ago
This April, 9, 2018 photo shows South Dakota State Rep. Bob Glanzer in Huron, S.D. After the South Dakota lawmaker became one of the first people in the state to be sickened by the coronavirus from an unknown source, his hometown of Huron acted quickly to blunt the infection rate, but they couldn't stop the disease from spreading among his extended family. Within days of the 74-year-old Glanzer testing positive for the coronavirus, his wife, brother, and sister-in-law all had confirmed infections. Several other relatives have symptoms, according to Tom Glanzer, the lawmaker's son. (The Daily Plainsman via AP)
South Dakota lawmaker dies of coronavirusA South Dakota lawmaker who contracted the coronavirus along with several other family members has died
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Search resumes for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandsonDivers and boats are back searching in the Chesapeake Bay for the bodies of the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend after they didn't return from a canoe ride
The Associated Press7 hours ago
First responders sanitize their ambulance after transporting a patient to the Verdun Hospital, Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Montreal. The hospital has seen a sharp spike in the number of COVID-19 cases among patients and staff. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Trudeau says Canada won't retaliate for US mask export banCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks
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Pedestrians pass closed stores on Roosevelt Avenue Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. 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/Frank Franklin II)
NY gets 1,100 ventilators with help from China, OregonGov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has secured a planeload of ventilators from China, and Oregon is sending a shipment of its own to battle the coronavirus pandemic at its U.S. core
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Kennedys Died Trying to 'Retrieve a Ball'The Kennedys grappled with yet another tragic loss Friday after Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean—Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter—and her 8-year-old son, Gideon, were feared dead in a canoe accident, USA Today reports. "She was my everything," her husband, David McKean, writes on Facebook . "She was my best friend and...
Newser7 hours ago
In this photo made on, April 2, 2020, nurse anesthetist Jessica Poole poses for a photograph as she sits on the porch of her home in Greensburg, Pa. Poole, until a couple weeks ago, worked for a private anesthesia practice that serves the Pittsburgh area until she was laid off. She is one of the tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobsTens of thousands of U.S. medical workers are suddenly out of work as casualties of measures to prioritize coronavirus patients at hospitals and of the economic troubles the crisis is creating
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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