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

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

WASHINGTON — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Russia's Putin orders non-working month to curb coronavirus

Russia's Putin orders non-working month to curb coronavirus

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month as part of a partial economic shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosed

Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosed

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness
Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the diseas
UN: 95% of Europe's virus dead over 60 but young not immune

UN: 95% of Europe's virus dead over 60 but young not immune

GENEVA — More than 95% of those who have died of coronavirus in Europe have been over 60 but young people should not be complacent, the head of the World Health Organization's office in Europe said Thursday. Dr.
Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85; COVID involved

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85; COVID involved

NEW ORLEANS — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85.
'Lost Children' author: Writers must 'document' pandemic

'Lost Children' author: Writers must 'document' pandemic

NEW YORK — Cooped up at her Bronx home with her daughter and a niece because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli says she has lowered the “volume and speed” of her life.
'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star Rachel Bloom has first baby

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star Rachel Bloom has first baby

LOS ANGELES — “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom has had her first child in what she says was a harrowing experience amid the coronavirus outbreak that has struck a close friend.
Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

NEW YORK — Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week.
Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens

Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens

BEIJING — Asian stocks were meandering Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's global economic cost increased.
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