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Italy, Spain ICU pressures decline, but emotional…

The pressures on intensive care units in Italy and Spain may have eased in recent days as new coronavirus cases decline

Arnold Schwarzenegger Recruits Daughter To Help…

Arnold Schwarzenegger is polishing his cowboy boots amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Toyota To Help Secure Up To 20,000 Ventilators…

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said the country has about 8,000 ventilators but would like as many as 15,000 more.

Cats Can Get the New Virus. Vets Have Some Advice

After news broke that a Bronx Zoo tiger tested positive for the new coronavirus, articles have been appearing pointing out that, yes, cats can apparently contract the virus that causes COVID-19. So, should you be worried? Not necessarily, but the British Veterinary Association is recommending people keep their pets indoors...

US hospital doctor offers glimpse of virus battle

A doctor on the front lines of New York City's coronavirus outbreak gave a rare glimpse into how hospitals are coping with the emergency. (April 7)

Soccer Player Carli Lloyd Speaks Out About Tokyo…

Toykyo was supposed to host the Summer Olympics in July 2020 but now it might be rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the Olympics would be held “by the summer of 2021.” According to Allure, two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd was set to compete in the Olympics for soccer. Lloyd said while she was disappointed about the changes, she’s “thankful” they were delayed and not cancelled. She said: “Our team has been playing very well under our new head coach Vlatko, and I knew we would go into the Olympics prepared and ready.”

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Guirantes headed back to Rutgers instead of WNBA…

Arella Guirantes is headed back to Rutgers instead of choosing to enter the WNBA draft

6 Books Recommended by the 2020 Quarantine Book…

6 Books Recommended by the 2020 Quarantine Book Club After realizing how many book events would be canceled due to shelter-in-place orders, Texas author and librarian Pamela Skjolsvik founded the 2020 Quarantine Book Club on March 15. "They are books by, or about, women facing monumental challenges, which is kind of like all of us right now," Skjolsvik said. These are some of her picks. 1. 'The Yellow Bird Sings,' by Jennifer Rosner 2. 'Wildland,' by Rebecca Hodge 3. 'You and Me and Us,' by Alison Hammer 4. 'Kept Animals,' by Kate Milliken 5. 'No Bad Deed,' by Heather Chavez 6. 'The Big Finish,' by Brooke Fossey

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Heading to the Store in LA? You'll Soon Need a…

Visiting or working at an essential business in Los Angeles? You'll probably need to be wearing a face covering. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the order Tuesday night, explaining, "Cover up, save a life—it’s that simple." Starting Friday, residents must wear a mask, bandanna, or something else that covers...

Storms erupt across Michigan

Lightning flashed in the sky in Moline, Michigan, as thunderstorms passed through on April 7.

The Latest: British PM spends second night in ICU…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care unit as his condition remained stable while he fought the new coronavirus

Trump lashes out at critics over flu comparison

US President Donald Trump lashed at out critics on Tuesday for his comments comparing the coronavirus to the flu. Speaking at the White House daily briefing, the President said the US had taken the lead in practising social distancing which was having a positive impact in the fight against the pandemic. (April 7)

John Prine Dies of COVID-19 Complications

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Prine died Tuesday of COVID-19 complications, his family says. The 73-year-old folk-country artist was admired by such big-name colleagues as Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson, and, as Rolling Stone reports, he helped shape the Americana genre, whose current stars Jason Isbell and Brandi Carlile, among others, were...

AP Was There: Faldo wins a Masters known for…

A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on what they considered the best Masters in history

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Behold The 6,100-Year-Old Winery

There’s a winery in Armenia that’s 6,100 years old.

Glenn Fine Will No Longer Lead Stimulus Package…

The president has replaced Fine as acting DOD inspector general, meaning he can't chair the COVID-19 stimulus package oversight panel.

Navy Boss Resigns After Insulting Captain

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday after facing a backlash over his attack on Capt. Brett Crozier , who was fired for asking his superiors for permission to evacuate crew members ill with COVID-19 from the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Modly, who initially stood by his remarks but apologized late Monday,...

Trump criticizes World Health Organization

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned he would “put a hold” on U.S. funding for the World Health Organization, before backtracking and claiming, “I’m not saying I’m going to do it.” (April 7)

Schools Banning Use Of Zoom

New York's virus toll tops 9/11, while Wuhan ends…

New York City has faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000, more than the number killed in the 9/11 attacks

Domino's Is Donating 10 Million Slices of Pizza…

Domino's Is Donating 10 Million Slices of Pizza Across the US The pizza chain recently announced its plan to feed Americans in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. Domino's, via press release Domino's, via press release All 6,126 Domino's locations across the country are expected to chip in. Domino's, via press release Domino's, via press release Domino's, via press release

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Car Insurers Are Giving Americans Their Money Back

"Less driving means fewer accidents," says Allstate CEO Tom Wilson, whose company is giving refunds to millions of American drivers with nowhere to go. Allstate says it is giving $600 million back to customers after a steep drop in car accidents amid coronavirus prevention lockdowns, the BBC reports. The company,...

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Psychologist offers mental health advice for…

In a daily dose of sunshine, Dr. Erik Fisher, PhD offers advice on how your mental health relates to your online "diet" during the coronavirus pandemic.

Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest…

If you’re a census slacker and haven’t yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal government is trying another way to get in touch with you

Trump: Modly resigning an 'unselfish thing to do'

President Donald Trump called Tuesday's resignation of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, who stepped down after upbraiding of the captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt, an “unselfish thing to do." (April 7)