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  • Historic oil price plunge trashes sector’s profit outlook

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a historic Wall Street crash it’s been the energy sector that’s suffering the worst selling, thanks to a double whammy of the coronavirus crisis and a price war among big crude producers. The sector has lost 44% so far this year, as the price of crude recorded its worst drop […]
  • General says coronavirus may affect more Navy ships

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific infected more than 400 sailors, a top general said Thursday. Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said one member of the crew of the […]
  • Oil exploration firm claims discovery of huge Alaska deposit

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An oil exploration firm has discovered a deposit of potentially 1.8 billion barrels in Alaska’s North Slope region south of Prudhoe Bay, the company said. Pantheon Resources PLC said it located the deposit along the Dalton Highway and Trans-Alaska Pipeline System corridor, The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday. The London-based […]
  • Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve’s titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis. Many regional markets were closed. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1% lower to 19,326.78 and the Shanghai […]
  • Even as toll grows, NY hospitals hope fever is breaking

    NEW YORK (AP) — New hospitalizations are the lowest they’ve been since the coronavirus crisis hit New York. The volume of 911 calls has fallen. Ventilators remain in supply. Even as the state reeled Thursday from its deadliest day of the pandemic, health professionals and public officials saw signs they are averting the abyss they […]
  • Guard accidentally shoots teen, himself on Chicago train

    CHICAGO (AP) — A security guard and a 16-year-old girl were shot and wounded on a Chicago Transit Authority train early Thursday when the guard’s gun accidentally discharged, striking both of them, police said. The guard had approached the girl, who Chicago police said was “causing a disturbance” about 4 a.m. on a CTA Red […]
  • Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters must work in close quarters for weeks at a time. Wildfires have already broken out in Texas and Florida, and […]
  • ‘We’re all in with our patients’: An ER doctor’s virus fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — The call comes over the emergency-room loudspeakers: Sick patient. Everyone needed. The patient is struggling to breathe, his blood-oxygen level a life-threatening 50%. Another presumed coronavirus case. Another human being whom Dr. Joseph Habboushe and his colleagues will try to save and get to a hospital bed for more care. A […]
  • Seeing sickness and death, paramedic fears the toll it takes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Travis Kessel never imagined his work could hurt this much. The FDNY paramedic became hooked on helping people as a volunteer fireman in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, scrapping plans to study law in college and instead pursuing a career in emergency services. It’s given him a life — […]
  • Show can’t go on; Broadway actor tries to stay connected

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than two weeks ago — when New Yorkers were first told to stay home to combat the spread of coronavirus — Broadway actor E. Clayton Cornelious tried to stay positive. “When this happened, I said, look at the staycation I just got,” said Cornelious, 43, a 20-year theater veteran currently […]
  • As elderly are left alone, a race to deliver food they need

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carla Brown still makes two visits a week to see her 77-year-old parents, remaining near the doorway while they stand a safe distance away. They can’t be close but at least they can be together, and she knows many of the city’s elderly aren’t getting any company at all. The coronavirus […]
  • A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. — much too early for an average Monday. But with the coronavirus laying siege to New York, today looms as anything but ordinary. Brown runs a meals-on-wheels program for elderly shut-ins and in her embattled […]
  • What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the terrifying speed with which the coronavirus outbreak has brought world economies to a near standstill. Meanwhile, residents in Wuhan, China, t he city where the coronavirus pandemic began, are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the […]
  • Tornado or virus? Pandemic means tough sheltering decisions

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As each day brings the United States closer to peak severe weather season, Tornado Alley residents are facing a difficult question: Is it better to take on a twister outside a community shelter or to face the possibility of contracting the new coronavirus inside one? So far, sheltering from deadly weather […]
  • Traveling minister accused of sexual misconduct with boys

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A traveling minister who was arrested this week in South Carolina on charges of sexual misconduct involving teenage boys has had multiple addresses throughout the United States, leading authorities to believe there may be more victims. William Coats was arrested Wednesday in Spartanburg County and charged with indecent exposure, disseminating obscene […]
  • How do Broadway stars cope with silent theaters? They sing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus silenced Broadway. It could not silence two of its rising stars. Samantha Pauly and Brittney Mack, who play two wives of Henry VIII in the musical “Six,” have turned their disappointment at having their musical on hold by doing what they do best — singing for an audience, this […]
  • Missouri dad charged with accidentally shooting 8-year-old

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with accidentally shooting his 8-year-old child after giving a lesson on gun safety as he put a pistol away. Phillip Lumas Sr., 45, of Jefferson City, was charged Tuesday with felony second-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, the […]
  • Wiped out of toilet paper? Here’s why

    What does toilet paper have to do with the global coronavirus pandemic? Nothing. Yet millions of people have been panicking about their household supply. Store shelves have been emptied. Amazon is often out of stock. And social media is bursting with jokes and pleas for a roll or two. The good news: Things are calming […]
  • US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly as it collapsed

    BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed […]
  • Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is an assistant dean scrawling “July 28-29, 2020” across a chalkboard. “Does anyone know what these dates are?” he asked. One student hummed the graduation march. But, no. It was the date of the […]

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