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Trump moves to blunt coronavirus' heavy impact on US economy

Trump moves to blunt coronavirus' heavy impact on US economy

WASHINGTON — Ahead of an expected surge in coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to blunt the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy, fundamentally altered by a push for a nation to stay home.
Russian author, political activist Limonov dies at 77

Russian author, political activist Limonov dies at 77

MOSCOW — Eduard Limonov, a Russian author and political activist known for his poignant and controversial writings, died on Tuesday. He was 77.
Manchester bomber's brother convicted of 22 counts of murder

Manchester bomber's brother convicted of 22 counts of murder

LONDON — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was convicted Tuesday of murder for helping to plan the attack.
Cinemas close nationwide, Disney postpones 'Black Widow'

Cinemas close nationwide, Disney postpones 'Black Widow'

NEW YORK — U.S. movie theatres have closed nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, turning dark nearly all of the country's 40,000-plus screens in an unprecedented shutdown.

'Virus at Iran's gates': How Tehran failed to halt outbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Appearing before the cameras coughing and sweating profusely, the man leading Iran's response to the new coronavirus promised it was of no danger to his country..
Scratched: Kentucky Derby now set for September due to virus

Scratched: Kentucky Derby now set for September due to virus

Change does not come easily to the Kentucky Derby. Fans sip mint juleps, don fancy hats and dress clothes and sing to the melancholy strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" as the thoroughbreds step onto the track on the first Saturday in May.
Trump changes his tone, gets real on the coronavirus threat

Trump changes his tone, gets real on the coronavirus threat

WASHINGTON — He called on the country to come together. He warned of pain to come. And he deferred to the nation's public health experts while at least momentarily putting aside petty squabbling.
Volkswagen to close Europe plants for two weeks

Volkswagen to close Europe plants for two weeks

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen said Tuesday it would close most of its European plants for two weeks due to uncertainty about demand for cars and supplies of parts amid the virus outbreak and said it wasn't possible to give a reliable outlook for this year's
Health chief halts Ohio primary; 3 other states forge ahead

Health chief halts Ohio primary; 3 other states forge ahead

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio called off its presidential primary just hours before polls were set to open there and in three other states, an 11th-hour decision the governor said was necessary to prevent further fueling the coronavirus pandemic that has par

Mass escape in at least 4 Brazilian prisons amid outbreak

SAO PAULO — Hundreds of inmates escaped from at least four prisons in the state of Sao Paulo after local officials cancelled their temporary exits because of fears they could bring the new coronavirus back with them upon their return.