28 University of Texas students test positive for coronavirus after Mexico spring break trip, officials say

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas says 28 students who returned to Austin from a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico have tested positive for the coronavirus. Public health officials say dozens more are being monitored. Officials said Tuesday a group of about 70 people in their 20s departed on a […] Read more »

Federal prison officials order system-wide lockdown in bid to limit coronavirus spread

WASHINGTON – Federal prison officials ordered a system-wide lockdown across the agency’s 122 facilities in an attempt to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The directive, issued by Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal, takes effect Wednesday and will last for at least 14 days. “Inmates in every institution will be secured in their […] Read more »

Opinion: Fishing thrives in the age of coronavirus, with people seeking a calming distraction

MEMPHIS — Kevin Glona placed the catfish on the counter and slammed a hammer into its head, prompting a question over the din of Jimi Hendrix playing from the speaker. Why exactly, on a Sunday afternoon in the middle of a pandemic, was he slamming a hammer into the head of a fish that had […] Read more »

Curbside pickup is growing due to coronavirus: Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michaels add option

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Coronavirus battle rips up soldiers’ playbook: forces Army to forget routines, focus on health

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A’s minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus

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Coronavirus travel restrictions around the world: A country-by-country list

As the world works to slow the spread of coronavirus, countries have imposed a variety of travel restrictions. The measures range from suspending international flights and banning travelers from impacted countries, to requiring citizens or foreign nationals to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Government officials across the globe say the travel bans are critical […] Read more »

Fact check: Study projects coronavirus peak, then moves the dates

Specifics have been hard to come by in this pandemic. We don’t know how many people are infected, how fast the coronavirus is spreading or how long we may need to quarantine. So the first study to project a date when each state’s cases would peak drew a lot of interest — especially since Wisconsin […] Read more »

Captain of aircraft carrier asks U.S. Navy to evacuate crew amid ‘accelerating’ COVID-19 outbreak

The captain of an aircraft carrier is asking the U.S. Navy to step in to evacuate and isolate its crew as cases of the coronavirus have broken out among members. In a four-page letter dated Monday and first obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, Navy Captain Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said that […] Read more »

Lakers say all players ‘currently symptom-free of COVID-19’ after 14-day quarantine

The Los Angeles Lakers’ players completed a 14-day home isolation after two unnamed players tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month. The Lakers reported that all players are “currently symptom-free of COVID-19.” The players who tested positive March 19 remain nameless, but LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Quinn Cook and JaVale McGee […] Read more »

NASCAR industry steps up to produce PPE’s in COVID-19 crisis

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US airlines must continue flying if they accept coronavirus relief

Struggling U.S. airlines must keep flying if they accept coronavirus aid, with proposed minimum service levels spelled out by aviation regulators Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Transportation said in a filing that participating airlines must maintain flights to all U.S. destinations served before March 1 unless they are granted an exemption. The requirement would be […] Read more »

College admissions scandal: Mom gets 7 months in prison despite her COVID-19 health concerns

BOSTON — Even during a global pandemic, the blockbuster “Varsity Blues” college admissions case goes on. In an unprecedented move to follow new social distancing requirements, Elizabeth Henriquez was sentenced Tuesday during a Zoom video conference call to seven months in prison for paying more than $500,000 in bribes to help get her two daughters […] Read more »

‘We’re assuming people who get sick have COVID’: Holland America’s MS Zaandam still in limbo

Holland America’s MS Zaandam and MS Rotterdam cruise ships – one with ill people on board – have crossed the Panama Canal and are headed to Florida. But whether the coronavirus-infected ship and its sister vessel will be able to dock remains a question. William Burke, chief maritime officer of Carnival Corp, which owns Holland […] Read more »

Uber to offer 10 million free rides, deliveries to health care workers, seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

Uber says it will offer 10 million free rides and deliveries to health care workers, seniors and people in need as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement Tuesday the ride-hailing service is already offering free rides and meals to health care workers in the UK. “Thank you […] Read more »

Barack Obama takes veiled swipe at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic

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‘Panic and neglect’: Scientific improvements help fight pandemics like coronavirus, but funding lags between emergencies

WASHINGTON — One virus came from an unusual kind of cat and killed hundreds of people. Another was blamed on pigs and killed 18,000 people worldwide, two-thirds of them in the U.S. A third came from camels, killed hundreds, and remains more lethal than the others. Each of these respiratory viruses, which sparked worldwide panics […] Read more »

Coronavirus’ ‘social distancing’ is a scammer’s dream. Here’s how to not be a victim

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Should you still celebrate April Fools’ Day amid coronavirus?

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Belarus president plays hockey, says global coronavirus measures are result of ‘psychosis’

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko is holding firm in his belief that the global response by other countries to the coronavirus pandemic is a product of “psychosis.” As a result, Belarus, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia, is one of the world’s only places where professional sports have not been postponed or canceled. […] Read more »

Should we all wear face masks to fight coronavirus? CDC says no, guidelines remain unchanged

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been consistent with guidelines regarding masks amid national efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. But questions have emerged as to whether those guidelines about to change. A CDC official who spoke to the Washington Postunder the condition of anonymity confirmed to the paper that […] Read more »

Patrick McEnroe, ESPN tennis commentator, tests positive for coronavirus

ESPN tennis commentator and former men’s singles player Patrick McEnroe has tested positive for the coronavirus, he said in a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “The good news is I feel fine. My symptoms have passed,” the 53-year-old said. “I feel 100 percent.” McEnroe, who won a singles title and 15 doubles championships in […] Read more »

An emergency field hospital to treat COVID-19 patients is opening in NYC’s Central Park

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Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus; Gov. Andrew Cuomo says brother ‘is going to be fine’

CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo has tested positive for coronavirus. The 49-year-old brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a tweet Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed to people who are infected. Cuomo has extensively covered the coronavirus pandemic on the cable news network during his show “Cuomo Prime Time.” […] Read more »

F1 rule changes approved amid coronavirus disruption

PARIS (AP) — Rule changes aimed at adding flexibility to the heavily disrupted Formula One season during the coronavirus outbreak were approved on Tuesday. The first eight of 22 scheduled races this year have been called off, with the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the showpiece Monaco GP canceled altogether. There is currently no start […] Read more »

New Jersey high school baseball coach, 30, dies from coronavirus complications

A 30-year-old New Jersey high school baseball coach has died suddenly from complications related to the coronavirus. Ben Luderer, the coach of Cliffside Park, was the starting catcher for the 2008 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, New, Jersey) baseball team that finished 33-0 and was crowned as national champions by multiple news organizations. Cliffside Park superintendent […] Read more »

Couple married over 50 years die within hours of each other amid the coronavirus

A Washington state couple married more than 50 years died on the same day from complications due to the new coronavirus, local media reports say. Merle and Delores Tofte had celebrated Dolores’ 85th birthday with family just weeks ago, but on March 16 they died within hours of each other, the Oregonian and KATU-TV reported. […] Read more »

Neiman Marcus: ‘Large portion’ of 14,000 employees to take furloughs, pay cuts

Neiman Marcus says it will introduce furloughs and temporary pay cuts, the latest retailer to deploy cost-saving measures during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Neiman Marcus Group CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck said the company will extend the closures of its stores until April 30, and possibly longer, to help curb the spread of COVID-19. […] Read more »

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to become temporary 350-bed hospital in coronavirus battle

The USTA is stepping up to help New York hold serve in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. As increased hospitalizations to treat COVID-19 crowd the region’s hospitals, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the site of the U.S. Open, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will be converted into a 350-bed medical facility, with construction […] Read more »

New union contract with AT&T is a model for shared economic progress in coronavirus crisis

The AT&T-CWA contract proves that good decisions are possible in hard times. It shows we can work together toward long-term shared prosperity. Read more »

Famed neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, dies from coronavirus

Famed pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James T. Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, died Monday. Einstein College of Medicine in New York City attributed his death to complications associated with COVID-19. He was 73. A pioneer in his field, Goodrich developed a special method to separate twins conjoined at the skull — employing a multi-stage approach to […] Read more »

What does furlough mean? Can I leave my home under shelter-in-place? Coronavirus terms, explained

Most people know what social distancing is by now. They’ve heard that the coronavirus outbreak has been declared a pandemic. But what does it mean when you hear New York is the “epicenter” in the United States? And do health care professionals say they need ventilators or respirators – or both? Three weeks ago, USA […] Read more »

Emergency hospital going up in Central Park as coronavirus cases rise

Members of the international Christian humanitarian organization Samaritans’s Purse, put the finishing touches on a field hospital in New York’s Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City. The group, which is led by Franklin Graham, has deployed to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in New York. Samaritan’s Purse will open a 68-bed […] Read more »

Shopping while quarantined: Here’s what people are ordering online during coronavirus

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Dad hid coronavirus symptoms to visit his wife in the maternity ward. Now, she’s sick too

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Defense Department watchdog to oversee $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill – live updates

WASHINGTON — Glenn Fine, the inspector general for the Defense Department, was appointed to head the committee that will oversee the largest rescue package in U.S. history. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump last week, provides more than $2 trillion to help stave off […] Read more »

‘Much of it was junk’: Trump, Pelosi claim credit for beating back bad ideas in coronavirus stimulus

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Fighting the coronavirus pandemic: The economic front

The government should announce that it’s targeting the total dollar income size of the economy, which could help focus the efforts around an explicit goal. Read more »

Former NFL record-setting kicker Tom Dempsey tests positive for coronavirus, his daughter says

Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey, who set an NFL record that stood for four decades with a 63-yard field goal, has tested positive for coronavirus, his daughter told The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. Ashley Dempsey told the newspaper her father, who is battling Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, contracted the virus during an outbreak at […] Read more »

Former LSU, Denver Broncos receiver Orlando McDaniel dies of coronavirus at age 59

Former Denver Broncos and LSU wide receiver Orlando McDaniel has died due to complications from the coronavirus at the age of 59. He passed away on Friday after visiting family in Washington, D.C., recently. McDaniel led LSU in receiving in 1981 with 41 catches for 719 yards and was second in the Southeastern Conference with […] Read more »