Sharon Williams, a Nurturer on the Police Force, Dies at 54

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. In her years with the New Orleans Police Department, Sharon Williams had an unusual way of dealing with the many troubled young women she came across, some of them homeless. She “adopted” them, her sister […]

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Postmaster General vows ‘we are not slowing down’ voting by mail

Postal woes raise concerns for presidential election A presidential election in the middle of a pandemic could make mail-in voting more popular than ever and prove to be a stress test for a U.S. Postal Service that’s drowning in debt; Fox Business correspondent Hillary Vaughn reports. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is pledging that the U.S. […]

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Tribeca Film Festival sets 2021 return after coronavirus delay

After it was forced to scrub this year’s edition due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tribeca Film Festival has announced it will return in 2021. Next year’s festival will run from June 9 to 20 in New York City. “We look forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary and to honoring what our founders Jane Rosenthal […]

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Coronavirus helps subscription numbers at struggling Dish Network

The coronavirus pandemic has helped stanch the bloodletting at Charlie Ergen‘s struggling satellite TV company Dish Network. The Englewood, Colo.-based company on Friday reported fewer than expected subscriber losses for the three months ended June 30, thanks to stay-at-home orders that kept customers at home watching TV. Dish, which has been hurt by the growth […]

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India hits 2 million coronavirus cases as health volunteers strike

NEW DELHI – As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. Even as India has maintained comparatively low mortality rates, the disease […]

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More Wealthy Families Are Throwing a Lifeline to Distressed Businesses

During the pandemic, wealthy families have continued to use their investment pools, known as family offices, to gain access to the type of high-return opportunities once reserved for institutional investors. But they are taking a more hands-on role in those financial decisions. These family offices have chosen to bypass private equity and venture capital funds […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Talks on Relief Payments Sputter as U.S. Jobs Report Looms

Here’s what you need to know: There is little to suggest a compromise is in sight for pandemic relief. Africa reaches one million confirmed cases, although the true toll may be higher. China’s offer to help with virus testing alarms Hong Kong. The pandemic has sharply curtailed investigations into accusations of child abuse or neglect. […]

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Soccer on TV: What to watch this weekend

The Champions League should have finished long ago, but with the COVID-19 pandemic suspending domestic league play for as long as three months, the continental tournament was paused as well. It’s back now, picking up where it left off in March with the round of 16, highlighting the best European soccer offerings on TV this […]

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ViacomCBS says worst is over after 12 percent coronavirus drop

ViacomCBS, home of “Survivor” and MTV, saw a 12-percent slump in sales last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic sent ad sales down 27 percent. The declines were offset, however, by growth in the media company’s streaming business, which saw revenues rise 25 percent as more consumers hunkered down at home during the pandemic. Despite the […]

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Weekly poems elevate New Hampshire city’s virus newsletters

A newsletter that updates residents of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about the coronavirus pandemic is moving some readers to tears, thanks to weekly contributions from the city’s poet laureate By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press August 6, 2020, 2:40 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CONCORD, N.H. — Valerie Rochon is eager […]

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Districts go round and round on school bus reopening plans

School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more daunting than figuring out how to maintain social distance on school buses. A wide array of strategies have emerged […]

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Trump says he may suspend payroll tax himself: Fox News interview

© Reuters. U.S. President Trump holds a COVID-19 pandemic briefing at the White House in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he may suspend the payroll tax himself as part of his administration’s efforts to help the economy after the coronavirus shutdown, after the idea faced opposition in Congress in […]

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Fauci Supports Birx’s Coronavirus Assessment After Trump Criticizes Her

Read our live Coronavirus Pandemic coverage here. Here’s what you need to know: Fauci defends Birx after she is criticized by Trump. Trump derides Democrats as lawmakers and administration officials try to break stimulus impasse. The deadline for 2020 census counting has been moved up by a month. As some students and teachers go back […]

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UN says 1 billion students affected by closures, largest amount in history

The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July affecting more than 1 billion students. In addition, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education “in their […]

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Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

As the coronavirus pandemic shuttered bars and restaurants in March, Phil McDaniel’s craft distillery in St. Augustine, Fla., stopped producing bourbon. Then he realized there was one alcohol-based product he could make that people would still clamor for: hand sanitizer. His St. Augustine Distillery soon churned out the first of what became 10,000 gallons of […]

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UN chief says 1 billion students affected by virus closures

The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July, affecting over 1 billion students By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press August 4, 2020, 5:42 AM 4 min read UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said […]

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Will first-time gun buyers sway political support for the Second Amendment?

The year 2020 has brought with it unrest and uncertainty – from the coronavirus pandemic to the wave of nationwide protests and riots that have resulted in a push not only to enact police reform but to defund and abolish entire departments. Amidst these developments, gun store shelves are being wiped bare, and more than two-and-a-half million Americans are […]

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83 percent of NYC restaurants, bars unable to pay full rent, survey reveals

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impose a severe economic toll on New York City’s eateries and pubs – with 83 percent of establishments saying they’re unable to make their full July rent and 37 percent unable to pay at all, a survey released Monday reveals. The NYC Hospitality Alliance poll of 471 restaurants, bars and […]

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John Eric Swing, a Filipino-American Community Builder, Dies at 48.

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. When Food & Wine magazine declared last year that “Historic Filipinotown is L.A.’s Next Great Dining Neighborhood,” an unseen player in this rise was neither a chef nor a restaurateur. John Eric Swing spent the […]

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A Hospital Forgot to Bill Her Coronavirus Test. It Cost Her $1,980.

The New York Times is investigating the costs associated with testing and treatment for the coronavirus and how the pandemic is changing health care in America. You can read more about the project and submit your medical bills here. When Debbie Krebs got the bill for a March emergency room visit, she immediately noticed something […]

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A Visit to 5 of Patagonia’s Most Remote Schoolhouses

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — is an American photojournalist and writer who lives in southern Chile. You can follow her work on Instagram. This story was supported by a grant from the photography festival Eyes on Main Street. Follow New York […]

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U.S. Small Business Bailout Money Flowed to Chinese-Owned Companies

WASHINGTON — President Trump has blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis, but as the White House looks to stabilize small businesses in the United States, the rescue effort has had an unintended beneficiary: Chinese companies. Millions of dollars of American taxpayer money have flowed to China from the $660 billion […]

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Another Game Postponed With 4 More Coronavirus Cases for Cardinals

Major League Baseball’s sputtering effort to play in a pandemic took another discouraging turn on Saturday when one St. Louis Cardinals player and three team staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the postponement of their game in Milwaukee for the second day in a row. The test results and the postponement were confirmed by […]

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Dr. Eddie Negrón, a Physician Full of Fun, Is Dead at 69

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Patricia Negrón and Diane Larsen have been best friends since kindergarten, so Ms. Larsen was always ready to step in and help her pal with Eddie, that dancing husband of hers. “He’d never tire, and […]

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