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`A battlefield behind your home': Deaths mount in New York

`A battlefield behind your home': Deaths mount in New York

New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city becam
‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

NEW YORK — Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza Hittman wanted to make a film where the highest hurdle isn’t deciding to have an abortion. It’s getting it.
Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard has directed cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus pandemic.
Stocks skid as physical, economic toll of virus worsens

Stocks skid as physical, economic toll of virus worsens

NEW YORK — Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak mounts — and as experts say they still can’t predict when it will end. The S&P 500 lost 4.
'Wicked' movie release delayed, 'Minions' pushed to 2021

'Wicked' movie release delayed, 'Minions' pushed to 2021

LOS ANGELES — “Wicked” fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical.
Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was cancelled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Surveys: Manufacturing contracts last month in US, world

Surveys: Manufacturing contracts last month in US, world

WASHINGTON — Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
US construction spending down 1.3% in February

US construction spending down 1.3% in February

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.3% in February with housing and nonresidential construction both showing weakness even before the coronavirus struck with force in the United States.
U.S. businesses cut 27,000 jobs in March, before virus hit

U.S. businesses cut 27,000 jobs in March, before virus hit

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies shed 27,000 jobs in March, according to a private survey, a figure that mostly reflected the economy as it stood before the full impact of the viral outbreak.
NATO says its role not hit by virus as Russia drills troops

NATO says its role not hit by virus as Russia drills troops

BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the organization’s security capabilities have not been diminished by the coronavirus, amid suspicion that Russia might try to use the impact of disease to probe the military allia