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In shutdown, a glimpse of life without movie theatres

In shutdown, a glimpse of life without movie theatres

NEW YORK — Jennifer Page jokes that four months in, this decade is already the worst of her life. A server at a nearby resort, she’s out of work due to the pandemic.

Organizer calls off publishing convention BookExpo for 2020

NEW YORK — BookExpo, the publishing industry's annual national convention, has been called off for this year.

Armed men seize, release tanker off Iran by Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Armed men boarded a Hong Kong-flagged tanker ship Tuesday off the coast of Iran near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, holding the ship for a short time before releasing it amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.

Alex Trebek memoir to debut July 21, just before he turns 80

NEW YORK — Alex Trebek, diagnosed last year with stage four pancreatic cancer, has written a memoir. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that “The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life” will come out July 21, the day before his 80th birthday.
North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air

North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country’s east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, a show of force on the eve of a key state annivers

Options dwindle for postponed Cannes Film Festival

NEW YORK — The Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday abandoned plans for a postponed 2020 edition in June or July but declined to give up entirely, saying it will explore other options.

Beach trash finds: Full pickle jar, vape pods, cremation bag

SANDY HOOK, N.J. — As New Jersey's beaches go, so goes the state of the environment.
Florida judge: Get out of bed, get dressed for Zoom hearings

Florida judge: Get out of bed, get dressed for Zoom hearings

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IMF: Stung by virus, global economy will shrink 3% in 2020

IMF: Stung by virus, global economy will shrink 3% in 2020

WASHINGTON — Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest forecast.
Singer Jon Bon Jovi asks kindergartners to 'Do What You Can'

Singer Jon Bon Jovi asks kindergartners to 'Do What You Can'

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A Florida kindergarten teacher took his virtual classroom to new levels on Monday when rock icon Jon Bon Jovi popped in on a writing lesson about life in the coronavirus quarantine.