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Virus may have US sports leagues cutting locker-room access

Virus may have US sports leagues cutting locker-room access

MIAMI — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are all weighing plans to restrict access to locker rooms as a precaution to protect players from exposure to the coronavirus, as concern over the situation continued escalating Satu
Florida: 2 dead in the state who tested positive for virus

Florida: 2 dead in the state who tested positive for virus

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in Florida, marking the first deaths on the East Coast attributed to the outbreak in the U.S., health officials said Friday.
Saudis' arrest of 2 princes called a warning to royal family

Saudis' arrest of 2 princes called a warning to royal family

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two senior princes in Saudi Arabia are under arrest for not supporting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has consolidated control of all major levers of power with the support of his father, King Salman, two people c
McCoy Tyner, iconic and influential jazz pianist, dies

McCoy Tyner, iconic and influential jazz pianist, dies

NEW YORK — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81. Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday.
American Film Institute postponing gala with Julie Andrews

American Film Institute postponing gala with Julie Andrews

NEW YORK — The American Film Institute says it is postponing its 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute honouring Julie Andrews in an apparent response to the new coronavirus outbreak.
Handcuffed Ronaldinho and brother appear in Paraguayan court

Handcuffed Ronaldinho and brother appear in Paraguayan court

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Former soccer star Ronaldinho and his brother were taken in handcuffs to a courthouse in Paraguay on Saturday following their arrest for allegedly entering the country with falsified documents.
First lady pushes back against critics of her tennis tweet

First lady pushes back against critics of her tennis tweet

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Melania Trump pushed back Saturday after photos she tweeted of herself overseeing a White House construction project generated an online backlash.
Trump names Rep. Mark Meadows his new chief of staff

Trump names Rep. Mark Meadows his new chief of staff

WASHINGTON — In the midst of one of the most daunting crises of his administration, President Donald Trump announced he had made a major staff overhaul, replacing his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows.
21 positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off California

21 positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off California

SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-one people aboard a mammoth cruise ship off the California coast tested positive for the new coronavirus and 19 of them are crew members, Vice-President Mike Pence announced Friday, amid evidence the vessel was the breeding gro
WSJ: Saudis arrest 2 princes for allegedly plotting coup

WSJ: Saudis arrest 2 princes for allegedly plotting coup

NEW YORK — Saudi officials arrested two members of the royal family early Friday for allegedly plotting to oust King Salman and the son he has designated to succeed him, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal reported.