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  Walmart to limit customers in stores to reduce risk of spreading coronavirus

Retail giant Walmart is the latest to announce new restrictions inside its stores to help promote social distancing and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Small biz rescue off to slow start; some banks not ready

  Trump administration changes national stockpile definition amid coronavirus response

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

  Many college students not eligible for stimulus checks

  Corona stops beer production

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin tests positive for COVID-19

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  HBO free programming offers more incentive for people to stay home

  Florida finally takes passengers of coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, some on stretchers

  Target to limit customers in stores, give employees face masks and gloves

  Stocks drop as coronavirus crunches the job market, economy

  Hobby Lobby stores in Dallas forced to close after resisting coronavirus executive order

UN: 11 countries considering global cease-fire

  US flu activity drops sharply; death toll holds at 24K

While the U.S. flu season is ebbing, it’s still not over.

  Hospitals cancel surgeries, ration care as influx of coronavirus patients continues

With so many medical resources being diverted to the coronavirus, doctors are having to make choices about who gets care and who does not.

  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died on Monday in Los Angeles, the statement said.

Oprah, DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

‘Thank you.’ Tyson Foods giving $60 million in bonuses to frontline workers, truck drivers

Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, Ashley McBryde to perform Saturday at Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

  Disney Plus releases 2 new nature films on Friday

  Coronavirus survivor: ‘In my blood, there may be answers’

  White House moves toward promoting face masks to fight virus

  After financial hit from coronavirus response, dairy farmers are adapting

Of all the commodities impacted, milk has been one of the hardest hit.

  Outbreak’s global cost may top $4T; auto insurers get break

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed.

  Prince Charles to officially open new hospital for coronavirus patients

The National Health Service hospital at ExCel London will within days be able to provide intensive care treatment for 4,000 people suffering from the COVID-19 disease.

Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

His family tells The New York Times they believes the cause of death was the coronavirus. And the Bergen Record reports that Pizzarelli tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

  Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.

  VIDEO: New York firefighters support, thank hospital workers

Health care workers getting off a shift change at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, got a special tribute Thursday night.

  Ships with coronavirus patients dock in Florida

Cruise ships carrying dozens of passengers and crew displaying symptoms of the coronavirus awaited final word Thursday on when they would be able to dock at a Florida port after officials gave their tentative approval and the state’s governor dropped his previously firm opposition.

  Kentucky college student makes coronavirus masks for deaf community

The senior studying Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Eastern Kentucky University said she saw a chance to help the community with masks that uniquely address their needs.

  Stocks end another whipsaw day solidly higher, led by energy

Stocks are closing solidly higher after another whipsaw day, giving the market its first gain in three days. Major U.S. indexes rose more than 2% Thursday.

  Memo: Some in US may not get stimulus checks until August

The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

  Democrats delay nominating convention amid coronavirus concerns

The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn’t think it would be possible to hold a normal convention in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage

The Food and Drug Administration's new policy aims to allow tens of thousands more Americans to give blood, including gay and bisexual men and people with recent tattoos and piercings.

  AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus

About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely to have lost a job.

  Feds propose $611,000 fine at Seattle-area nursing home

Authorities said Life Care had at least partially fixed the most serious problems by the time they conducted follow-up inspection in last weekend.

  Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

A wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too late or were not rigorous enough.

  SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

It'll be bring-your-own popcorn and the barbecue won’t be as good, but Austin's SXSW Film Festival is partnering with Amazon to move online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.

  Oregon veteran celebrates 104th birthday after coronavirus recovery

An Oregon veteran has overcome his latest battle, and he was able to celebrate his 104th birthday as a result.

Menards bans children, pets in stores due to COVID-19 outbreak

You must be 16 or older to enter the store and have the ID to prove it.

Nissan recalls over 250K vehicles to replace Takata air bags

The vehicles have air bags with volatile ammonium nitrate that can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel.

  What to know if you’re pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic

Pregnant women should follow the same safety rules the rest of us should be following during the outbreak.

Forecast predicts above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2020

Scientists with Colorado State University are predicting above-normal activity for 2020.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft helps Mass. receive N95 masks with team plane

The New England Patriots are helping Massachusetts receive much-needed N95 masks to keep frontline workers safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Study: Audiences will be slow to return after pandemic

Many Americans will be a little leery of going back to large concerts and sporting events following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Howard Stern announces free access to SiriusXM

The popular SiriusXM host has announced that the service will be free for North American listeners through May 15.

  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

Company offering year’s worth of Disney Plus in ‘dream job’ giveaway

Reviews.org is offering people a year's worth of Disney Plus and a $200 Visa gift card for what they’re calling the “Disney Plus dream job.”

Billy Joel donates $500K to support NY health care workers

The recording artist says the Joel Foundation will donate $500,000 to purchase personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

Frontline ER nurse dies of coronavirus, remembered as smiling, caring nurse

They’re the frontline workers, and LCMC says one of their nurses, Larrice Anderson died a hero. She died trying to save those suffering from coronavirus, ultimately contracting the virus herself.

  Hobby Lobby in Colo. remains open despite stay-at-home order

One Hobby Lobby employee quit his job of seven years after his store remained open.

  Sled dog driver delivers groceries, medical supplies in Maine

"I don’t think I would have seen myself doing this, but things are changing really fast, and I just want to be able to help mitigate, make things a little easier for people."

  Q&A: How to get aid for a small business hit by coronavirus crisis

Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought coronavirus

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85.

  Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

Trump said Wednesday he wants to give governors' "flexibility" on whether a stay-at-home policy is the best option for their constituents but acknowledged that he's looking at limiting air and rail travel between hot spots within the United States.

Man accused of killing Nev. trooper was paranoid over coronavirus, court documents say

Police say the suspect fatally shot a Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant, who believed he was helping a motorist with a broken down car, then stole his uniform and squad car.

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

A Pakistani court has overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man who spent 18 years on death row for the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.

  Couple replaces wedding guests with cardboard cutouts due to coronavirus

Thanks to the cardboard cutouts, all the family and friends that aren’t able to attend the wedding in person because of COVID-19 can still fill the pews.

  Mo. doctor buys camper to live in to protect family from coronavirus

The doctor and her husband used money designated for a home extension to instead buy a camper to protect their family from COVID-19.

Emmy-winning musician Adam Schlesinger dies from coronavirus

Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus, his attorney said.

Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Grand Canyon National Park closes to visitors amid pandemic

The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.

  2-year-old at center of AMBER Alert found safe in Florida; suspect in custody

The two-year-old child at the center of an Amber Alert has been found safe, but authorities are currently in an armed standoff with the suspect in Florida.

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump is warning Tehran that it should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed forces attack Americans in Iraq.

Newborn baby dies from COVID-19 related complications in Connecticut, governor says

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont tweeted Wednesday that a 6-week-old in the state has died from coronavirus-related complications.

  Why a La. restaurant owner lets one couple dine in during coronavirus shutdown

There's always a line outside MePa's Diner in Central, especially since the governor ordered all restaurants to serve take-out only.

Trump: US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

The mission is part of the U.S.'s previously announced commitment to enhance anti-drug operations in the hemisphere.

  Severe coronavirus cases on pace to overwhelm ICU availability in urban and rural areas

Some counties in the country have zero ICU beds; others are on pace to need more than available for COVID-19 cases. Part of the reason may be legislation prohibiting expansion.

More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus

Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier.

Georgia Sen. Loeffler gets renewed scrutiny over stock moves

Senators in both parties have faced questions about the stock transactions they made in the weeks before the coronavirus upended the U.S. economy.

Doctor and nurse are now TikTok famous

Dr. Rose Marie Leslie and nurse Miki Rai have over 1 million followers between them as they educate them about coronavirus.

  Democrats proposing commission to study US pandemic response

House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Booze buying surges in US during coronavirus outbreak

Many Americans appear to be turning to alcohol to occupy their time during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research

Parton said she hopes her donation encourages “people that can afford it to make donations.”

  Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak

In a memo to Navy leaders, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said that the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating and that removing all but 10% of the crew is a "necessary risk" in order to stop the spread of the virus. The ship is docked in Guam.

  Stocks skid as physical, economic toll of virus worsens

Global shares skidded Wednesday as reports of rising numbers of coronavirus cases deepened the gloom over the likely impact on the world economy.

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men’s NCAA teams

The difference in average Graduation Success Rate for white men’s players (94.3%) and black men’s players (80%) stood at 14.3 percentage points, up from 12.6 in the 2019 study.

Sprint and T-Mobile merge, creating new wireless giant

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size.