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  • The Latest On Coronavirus Pandemic
    2020-03-16 21:11:12 UTC

    Associated Press — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 180,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 78,000 people have recovered from...
  • Idris Elba Says He Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
    2020-03-16 20:41:29 UTC

    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) &mdash; Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into contact with someone who had been diagnosed w...
  • AP Fact Checks: Falsehoods Around the Coronavirus
    2020-03-15 15:49:16 UTC

    <p>A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:</p><p>__</p><p>CLAIM: If you don&rsquo;t have health insurance and can&rsquo;t afford to take a $3,...
  • Cinemas Across North America Remain Open
    2020-03-15 15:30:43 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Movie theaters have long acted as a refuge in times of war and recession. Their screens have flickered virtually unabated for the last century. But the coronavirus presents a rare case and an acute crisis for a medium already under threat by the advent of streaming services.&nbsp;</p><p>With few exceptions, mov...
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Is Stepping Down From Company’s Board to Focus on Philanthropy
    2020-03-14 22:02:26 UTC

    <p>REDMOND, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company&rsquo;s board to focus on <a href="https://apnews.com/b1279711ee234b3ab3916d292d262643">philanthropy.</a></p><p>Gates was Microsoft&rsquo;s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually scaled back his involvement in the compan...
  • Warm Winter: Germany’s Vineyards Will Produce No Ice Wine
    2020-03-13 19:45:47 UTC

    <p>FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) &mdash; A warm winter means that, for apparently the first time in the history of German winemaking, the country&rsquo;s fabled vineyards will produce no ice wine &mdash; a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine.&nbsp;</p><p>The German Wine Institute said Sunday that ...
  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC

    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity&rdquo; of t...
  • You Don't Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home in US
    2020-03-10 19:48:35 UTC

    Many Americans may be unnecessarily talking themselves out of homeownership. Thirty-seven percent of non-homeowners say not having enough saved for a down payment is holding them back from homeownership, but 62% of Americans incorrectly believe you have to have at least 20% of a home’s purchase price to buy, according to NerdWallet’s 2...
  • Italy Hopes of Not Becoming Next Epicenter of Spreading Coronavirus
    2020-03-10 17:46:24 UTC

    ROME (AP) — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown Tuesday in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic now that life in China is edging back to normal. The travel restrictions that were ...
  • Passengers to Be Let Off Princess Cruise in Oakland
    2020-03-10 17:28:18 UTC

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of increasingly bored and restless passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus waited for their turn Tuesday to get off the vessel and go into two weeks of quarantine at military bases around the U.S. Passengers wearing masks trickled out of the Grand Princess and walked to the bottom of a...
  • Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
    2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC

    MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a princely trove — Nahmad says his Picasso c...
  • US Broken Health Care System Put Coronavirus Fight at Risk
    2020-03-10 05:42:14 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer&rsquo;s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. A parcel delivery driver in Britain worr...
  • Max von Sydow, Who Starred in 11 Ingmar Bergman Films Dies at 90
    2020-03-09 15:56:17 UTC

    <p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) &mdash; Max von Sydow, the self-described &ldquo;shy boy&rdquo;-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic &ldquo;The Exorcist,&rdquo; has died. He was 90.&nbsp;</p><p>His a...
  • March 8: Women Filled Streets to Protest Gender Violence, and Inequality
    2020-03-09 02:22:45 UTC

    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) &mdash; Women filled the streets of the world&rsquo;s largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and inequality on International Women&rsquo;s Day, with the mothers of murdered girls leading a march in Mexico City and participants in Paris inveighing against the &ldquo;virus of the patriarchy.&rdquo;</p><p>Whi...
  • Scientists: An Experimental Vaccine Against Coronavirus Might Work
    2020-03-08 20:03:07 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new <a href="https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak">coronavirus</a> just might work.&nbsp;</p><p>After weeks of round-the-clock research at the <a href="https://www.nih.gov/healt...
  • Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Will Fulfill their Final Royal Commitment
    2020-03-08 18:58:01 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; It&rsquo;s definitely a farewell. But will it be fond?</p><p>Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will fulfill their final royal commitment when <a href="https://apnews.com/d3fe71bed85977cd687ff14a6670a6e4">they appear Monday</a> at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in Lond...
  • Quarter of Italy’s Population Is Now Under Quarantine
    2020-03-08 05:58:01 UTC

    <p>BEIJING (AP) &mdash; Italy&rsquo;s prime minister announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, restricting the movements of about a quarter of the country&rsquo;s population in a bid to limit contagions at the epicenter of Europe&rsquo;s outbreak.</p><p>Shortly after midnight, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decr...
  • McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
    2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81. Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of ja...
  • Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
    2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not be taking up his role in the Giuseppe Ve...
  • Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
    2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Woody Allen&rsquo;s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir &ldquo;Apropos of Nothing.&rdquo;</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday, dozens of Hachette emp...
  • A Major Milestone for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
    2020-03-05 01:38:17 UTC

    <p>From <a href="https://jadserve.postrelease.com/trk?ntv_at=4&ntv_ui=5132b6a7-16bb-4427-85dd-559ee0a3e29c&ntv_a=O7MFA8rZBAniAPA&ntv_fl=ABShnRZ1f3sAzI_-l8bHWZyR5N2WV789kbTC9d9AuaeeFAnB-1WuSTpt9b3elOm2hj3KMdiwdJPe26V2lDJi1w==&ord=499809072&ntv_ht=PVVgXgA&prx_r=https://alzheimersnewstoday.com/2020/02/11/memory-health-awarded-uk-patent-as...
  • Scientists Offer New Hope About Ending Blindness
    2020-03-05 01:07:21 UTC

    Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone&rsquo;s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases. A patient recently had it done at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health &amp; Science University in Portland for an inherited form o...
  • Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
    2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak. Almost nine tim...
  • Shannen Doherty about fighting breast cancer: ‘It’s not always easy’
    2020-03-01 20:42:09 UTC

    <p>Shannen Doherty shared some inspirational words about her fight with breast cancer in a Saturday night <a data-id="161" data-m='{"i":161,"p":100,"n":"partnerLink","y":24,"o":3}' href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KxqqOBCjB/?igshid=1o51q6c4g7hrt" target="_blank">Instagram post</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;After a year of dealing with cancer co...
  • Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
    2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people. The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number of cities, including Mashhad, which is ...