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Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus

Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai's Expo 2020 should be postponed to next year over the new coronavirus pandemic, local organizers recommended Monday, pushing back a world's fair that the sheikhdom has bet billions of dollars on to rejuvenate its t
Macy's to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers

Macy's to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers

NEW YORK — Macy's will furlough a majority of its 130,000 workers with its stores dark. The company on Monday said it is transitioning to an ‘’absolute minimum workforce" needed to maintain basic operations. Online operations won't be hit as hard.
US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak

US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak

BALTIMORE — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession.
Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

LOS ANGELES — Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66.
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

WASHINGTON — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more di

'I Love Rock and Roll' co-writer dies of virus complications

NEW YORK — Alan Merrill — who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 69.

Boat does doughnuts after hitting wave, throws man overboard

WASHINGTON — A boat that started doing doughnuts after hitting a wave in the Potomac River tossed the driver overboard. It happened around noon Sunday near Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighbourhood , WTOP-FM reported.
Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders

Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care sy

Outbreak at LI elderly housing complex has relatives fearful

In less than two weeks, the coronavirus has claimed seven lives at one Long Island retirement community, with the latest death coming Saturday.
Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

ATLANTA — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said.