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NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

MIAMI — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all nonessential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Mo
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

COPENHAGEN — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,
Melania Trump cancels fundraiser, cites scheduling conflict

Melania Trump cancels fundraiser, cites scheduling conflict

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump has cancelled a California fundraiser set for later this month. Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's spokeswoman, cited an unspecified “scheduling conflict” as the reason on Monday.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to run for Senate against Daines

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to run for Senate against Daines

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday he will run against first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines, giving Democrats a boost in their effort to take control of the Senate in November.
Sudan PM says he survived 'terror attack' in capital

Sudan PM says he survived 'terror attack' in capital

CAIRO — Sudan's prime minister said Monday he survived a “terror attack” after an explosion and gunfire targeted his motorcade in the capital Khartoum.
Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in `Stairway' fight

Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in `Stairway' fight

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court on Monday restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven." The 9th U.S.
Madrid to close all schools for 2 weeks after virus spike

Madrid to close all schools for 2 weeks after virus spike

MADRID — Spain's health minister reported a sharp spike in coronavirus cases in and around Madrid and said all schools in the capital region, from kindergartens and universities, would close for two weeks starting Wednesday.
US begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, official says

US begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, official says

WASHINGTON — American troops have begun leaving Afghanistan for the initial troop withdrawal required in the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement, the U.S. military confirmed Monday, amid political chaos in Kabul that threatens the deal. Army Col.
Prison riots hit Italy amid virus; 6 die in overdose

Prison riots hit Italy amid virus; 6 die in overdose

ROME — Tensions in Italy's overcrowded prisons erupted Monday over new coronavirus containment measures, with riots in at least two dozen lock-ups and the deaths of six inmates who broke into an infirmary and overdosed on methadone.

Police jail woman who paid bail with marijuana-scented cash

ASHLAND, La. — A Louisiana woman was arrested on drug charges after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate's bail had a “strong odor of marijuana.