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In response to virus, Bank of England cuts main rate to 0.1%

In response to virus, Bank of England cuts main rate to 0.1%

LONDON — The Bank of England slashed its main interest rate to 0.1%, the lowest level since its founding in 1694, and reactivated a bond-buying stimulus program to cushion against the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic.
Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

Years before he journeyed to "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling made a brief detour to the strike zone.
Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid.
Monaco's head of state Prince Albert II contracts new virus

Monaco's head of state Prince Albert II contracts new virus

PARIS — The palace of Monaco says its ruler, Prince Albert II, has tested positive for the new coronavirus but his health is not worrying. Albert, 62, appeared to be the first head of state who has publicly said he contracted the virus.
Country singers to perform from home for ACM special

Country singers to perform from home for ACM special

NASHVILLE — The Academy of Country Music had to postpone their upcoming awards show because of the spreading coronavirus, but CBS will air a new television special featuring country stars performing from their homes.
Flame arrival faces calls for Tokyo Olympics be delayed

Flame arrival faces calls for Tokyo Olympics be delayed

TOKYO — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there

US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Get out of jail? Inmates fearful of virus argue for release

Get out of jail? Inmates fearful of virus argue for release

NEW YORK — Coronavirus has become a “get out of jail" card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it's not a matter of if but when the deadly illness sweeps through
Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

DETROIT — Concerns about the spreading coronavirus are forcing most of North America's auto plants to close, at least temporarily.
400 foreigners stranded in Panama after 'tribal' festival

400 foreigners stranded in Panama after 'tribal' festival

PLAYA CHIQUITA, Panama — Between 400 and 500 foreigners are stranded in Panama after a “tribal” festival and music event ended with many of them being quarantined at the concert site near the Caribbean beach of Playa Chiquita, an organizer said Wedne