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Big city, big worry: Pressure mounting to close NYC schools

Big city, big worry: Pressure mounting to close NYC schools

NEW YORK — Calls to close the nation's biggest public school system grew Friday in a subdued New York City, where the coronavirus has already turned the lights out on Broadway and shuttered big gathering spots from art museums to Carnegie Hall.
Movie theatres, for now, stay open nationwide

Movie theatres, for now, stay open nationwide

NEW YORK — Movie theatres have long acted as a refuge in times of war and recession. Their screens have flickered virtually unabated for the last century.

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Bestselling Books Week Ended March 7th. FICTION 1. “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 2. “Chain of Gold” by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry) 3. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Suess (Random House Books for Young Readers) 4.
Federal prosecutors in NYC add to R Kelly's legal woes

Federal prosecutors in NYC add to R Kelly's legal woes

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors hit R. Kelly with more criminal charges Friday, accusing the disgraced R&B singer of having unprotected sex with a girl in 2015 without disclosing he had herpes.
The good and bad consequences of school closures amid a disease outbreak

The good and bad consequences of school closures amid a disease outbreak

TORONTO — From school closures to travel restrictions to limits on large gatherings, Canada entered a new stage in combating the spread of COVID-19 this week with measures that various experts say will almost certainly have unintended consequences.
Some casinos drop buffets, live shows as virus spreads in US

Some casinos drop buffets, live shows as virus spreads in US

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A Pennsylvania casino shut down temporarily, some Las Vegas casinos closed their buffets and nightclubs, and the Hard Rock chain cancelled live entertainment at all its U.S.
Shania Twain moving up, up, up in acting world with 'I Still Believe'

Shania Twain moving up, up, up in acting world with 'I Still Believe'

TORONTO — With her son now 18 and the usual parental demands of school runs and lunches behind her, Canadian pop-country superstar Shania Twain has found herself with more time and mental space to devote to other things. Enter acting.
Shania Twain moving up, up, up in acting world with 'I Still Believe'

Shania Twain moving up, up, up in acting world with 'I Still Believe'

TORONTO — With her son now 18 and the usual parental demands of school runs and lunches behind her, Canadian pop-country superstar Shania Twain has found herself with more time and mental space to devote to other things. Enter acting.
Late-night comics adjust to shows without an audience

Late-night comics adjust to shows without an audience

NEW YORK — Due to the new coronavirus, late-night comedians — Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Pete Buttigieg — are taking to the stage without the affirmation of adoring audiences. Wait a second.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81

NEW YORK — Charles Wuorinen, winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in Music and composer of the operas "Brokeback Mountain" and "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," died from injuries sustained in a fall last September. He was 81.