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Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks end to social isolation measures

Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks end to social isolation measures

SAO PAULO — Four days after firing his health minister amid the coronavirus pandemic, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday he wants social isolation policies to end nationwide this week despite commitments by many states to maintain such po
Talks drag on $450B virus aid for small business, hospitals

Talks drag on $450B virus aid for small business, hospitals

WASHINGTON — Late-stage negotiations in Washington on a new $450 billion coronavirus aid package dragged past Monday's hoped-for deadline, but the Trump administration and key lawmakers insisted a final pact is within reach.
States work to keep meat plants open despite virus outbreaks

States work to keep meat plants open despite virus outbreaks

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Governors in the Midwest are working to keep large meatpacking plants operating despite coronavirus outbreaks that have sickened hundreds of workers and threaten to disrupt the nation’s supply of pork and beef. In Kansas, Gov.
Work resuming at Boeing plants following virus shutdown

Work resuming at Boeing plants following virus shutdown

SEATTLE — Boeing this week is restarting production of commercial airplanes in the Seattle area, putting about 27,000 people back to work after operations were halted because of the coronavirus.
Warner Bros. delays many releases including 'The Batman'

Warner Bros. delays many releases including 'The Batman'

LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros. is delaying a batch of theatrical releases including “The Batman” and “The Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark.
Florida jogger dons costume to cheer up neighbourhood

Florida jogger dons costume to cheer up neighbourhood

TAMPA, Fla. — More than a week after Easter, there's still one mythical creature hopping around a Florida neighbourhood trying to spread happiness.
Jane Goodall talks coronavirus impact, Nat Geo documentary

Jane Goodall talks coronavirus impact, Nat Geo documentary

LOS ANGELES — Even though the planet has reaped the benefits of a cleaner environment from society shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak, Jane Goodall worries about human behaviour resorting back to a “business as usual” mindset after the pan
Gov't relief loans to restaurant chains draw complaints

Gov't relief loans to restaurant chains draw complaints

Some big restaurant chains have obtained loans from the government under a small-business relief program, leading business groups to call for changes to the program before Congress provides it with new funding.

WHO head warns worst of virus is still ahead

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief warned Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, reviving the alarm just as many countries ease restrictive measures aimed at reducing its spread.
Book on Chornobyl nuclear accident wins $5,000 prize

Book on Chornobyl nuclear accident wins $5,000 prize

NEW YORK — Adam Higginbotham's “Midnight in Chornobyl : The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster” has won a $5,000 prize. Higginbotham has received the William E.
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