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WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic, urges aggressive action

WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic, urges aggressive action

GENEVA — The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and urged aggressive action from all countries to fight it, as U.S.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK — Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday. Hanks said the couple were in Australia and felt tired, with colds, body aches and slight fevers.
Trump announces delay of tax deadline for virus victims

Trump announces delay of tax deadline for virus victims

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday night that he will instruct the Treasury Department to allow individuals and businesses negatively affected by the coronavirus to defer their tax payments beyond the April 15 filing deadline.
Only essential staff and limited family at NCAA tournaments

Only essential staff and limited family at NCAA tournaments

The buzzer-beaters, upsets and all the other shining moments of this year’s NCAA tournaments will be played in mostly empty arenas.

NewsAlert: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson say they tested positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK — American actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announce they have tested positive for the new coronavirus. More to come. The Associated Press
Virus prompts late shows to drop audiences, ‘Survivor’ delay

Virus prompts late shows to drop audiences, ‘Survivor’ delay

LOS ANGELES — The ripple effect of the new coronavirus on the entertainment industry reached late-night and daytime television, a TV fan festival and far beyond to the series “Survivor” in Fiji.
'Very much alive': Biden victorious in 4 more primary states

'Very much alive': Biden victorious in 4 more primary states

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago.
UK interest rates cut, funds freed up to ease virus impact

UK interest rates cut, funds freed up to ease virus impact

LONDON — Britain took bold steps on Wednesday to cushion the economic shock of the coronavirus outbreak, as the government announced a 30 billion-pound ($39 billion) stimulus package and the Bank of England slashed its key interest rate to a record l
Mormons to hold major conference without attendees

Mormons to hold major conference without attendees

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that it will hold a major conference in April that features speeches by top leaders without any attendees because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are seeking alternative options for their season-opening series after Washington Gov.