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Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians

Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians

NEW YORK — The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation has launched a $1 million emergency fund to support freelance New York City-area jazz musicians during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brian Dennehy, Tony-winning stage, screen actor, dies at 81

Brian Dennehy, Tony-winning stage, screen actor, dies at 81

NEW YORK — Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work in plays by William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller, has died. He was 81.
Putin postpones World War II victory parade due to virus

Putin postpones World War II victory parade due to virus

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday postponed next month's Victory Day celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, citing the worsening coronavirus pandemic for putting off the lavish fes
No baseball or beaches: Virus upends usual California summer

No baseball or beaches: Virus upends usual California summer

LOS ANGELES — In these dark times, clouded by fears of an enemy we can’t see and sheltered in homes we're itching to leave, it's reassuring to know that California's sunsets over the Pacific are just as vivid.
NTSB: Halladay on drugs, doing stunts when plane crashed

NTSB: Halladay on drugs, doing stunts when plane crashed

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
Amid lockdown, Danes find way to celebrate queen's birthday

Amid lockdown, Danes find way to celebrate queen's birthday

COPENHAGEN — Observing social distancing, Danes on Thursday sang birthday songs from homes, balconies, parks and public gardens to honour popular Queen Margrethe II, who turned 80 amid the pandemic lockdown.

EEUU: 22 millones buscan ayuda por desempleo por pandemia

WASHINGTON — La oleada de despidos que ha envuelto la economía de Estados Unidos desde el brote del nuevo coronavirus obligó a 5,2 millones de personas más a ir en busca de ayuda federal por desempleo la semana pasada, informó el gobierno el jueves.
Leading in pandemic becomes part of audition for Biden's VP

Leading in pandemic becomes part of audition for Biden's VP

CHICAGO — California Sen. Kamala Harris is raising money for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden while speaking out about the disproportionate number of African Americans with COVID-19. Minnesota Sen.
US home construction collapsed 22.3% in March

US home construction collapsed 22.3% in March

WASHINGTON — U.S. home-building activity collapsed in March as the coronavirus spread, with housing starts tumbling 22.3% from a month ago.

Saudi Arabia executes man who attacked Spanish performers

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed a Yemeni man found guilty of attacking a Spanish dance troupe and wounding three people on stage before a stunned audience in the capital last year.