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Alaska officials say 1st person tests positive for new virus

JUNEAU, Alaska — A man has tested positive for the new coronavirus in Alaska, the first such case in the state, officials said. Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office said the individual arrived in Anchorage Wednesday. The state's chief medical officer, Dr.
MLB delays opening day at least 2 weeks because of virus

MLB delays opening day at least 2 weeks because of virus

NEW YORK — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida's west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins when he got the call. No game tonight. No games for a while.
Ex-track athletes detail alleged sex abuse by college coach

Ex-track athletes detail alleged sex abuse by college coach

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich claims one of her track coaches, John Rembao, began grooming her for a sexually abusive relationship when she was 16 before physically taking advantage of her two years later.
No visitors: Congress hunkers down against coronavirus

No visitors: Congress hunkers down against coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The notes started popping up on Congress’ office doors this week. Elbow greetings only. A six-foot radius. And that’s for lawmakers who are taking visitors at all. “No offence ,” read one, posted outside the office of North Carolina Rep.

Rapper Kodak Black pleads guilty to weapons charge in NY

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge stemming from a stop at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls last April.
March Madness: NCAA Tournaments cancelled due to coronavirus

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments cancelled due to coronavirus

March Madness came to a screeching halt before a bracket could even be filled out.
Brazilian who met Trump has virus; no plans to test Trump

Brazilian who met Trump has virus; no plans to test Trump

WASHINGTON — A senior Brazilian official who attended weekend events with President Donald Trump in Florida has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first time that someone known to have the virus was in close proximity to the president.

Book critics give fiction prize to Edwidge Danticat

NEW YORK — Edwidge Danticat's story collection “Everything Inside” has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction.
As central banks intervene to calm markets, few see solution

As central banks intervene to calm markets, few see solution

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank moved Thursday to try to calm financial markets and restore some degree of confidence. It didn't quite work.

Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concerns

New York's governor ordered all Broadway theatres to shut their doors in the face of ongoing coronavirus concerns, plunging into darkness one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and causing turmoil in the run-up to the Tony Awards. Gov.