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New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at…

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died

These Sloths Will Melt Your Heart

Looking for a bunch of pictures of sloths that will melt your heart?

U.S. Has More Than 200,000 Confirmed Coronavirus…

As of Wednesday, more than 4,300 people had died and more than 8,400 people had recovered from the virus in the U.S.

As Storage Space Runs Out, Oil Prices Could Go…

Global demand for oil has disappeared during the pandemic, even as the supply side seems to ignore that reality and keep rolling along. There's still a price war going on between Russia and Saudi Arabia, CNN reports. Prices have plunged; a trading house bid negative 19 cents per barrel earlier...

Today in History for April 2nd

Highlights of Today in History: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born. (April 2)

Dior To Make Personal Protective Equipment In…

Dior joined other beauty and fashion brands in offering help to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The company will offer their France-based workshop to produce personal protective equipment (PPE). According to Allure, beauty brands L'Oréal and Coty Inc. are using production factories to create hand sanitizer. Fashion brands like Chanel are using their facilities to create more PPE and fulfill a worldwide shortage.

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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star Rachel Bloom has first…

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom has had her first child in what she says was a harrowing experience amid the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed the life of a close friend

5 Ways Coronavirus Will Change the Way We Eat

5 Ways Coronavirus Will Change the Way We Eat COVID-19 will change many things about the way we live. Here are 5 ways it will change how we eat. 1. More home cooking 2. More healthy eating 3. More food safety 4. Less exotic foods 5. More local eating

World's Largest Glove Maker Cannot Keep Up With…

The coronavirus pandemic is causing an unprecedented surge in protective equipment. The largest glove manufacturer in the world is Malaysia's Top Glove Corporation. The company is having to limit order sizes to cope with a shortage of supplies. They have upped production at its 44 factories, reports Business Insider. Altogether produce 200 million natural and synthetic rubber gloves a day. But even that's not enough to keep up with the dire need for gloves. More than 200 countries and territories globally have reported cases of the coronavirus.

Costco Draws the Line on Customers

Costco shoppers, take note: The retail giant says starting Friday it will only allow up to two people inside stores on each membership card, USA Today reports. The company—which has seen huge lineups amid waves of panic buying— announced Wednesday that the "temporary change is for your safety and...

More industries affected as coronavirus continues…

Kevin Coskren and Adam del Rosso have the latest news on COVID-19, including how it's affecting baseball and national forests.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK, Tests…

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK, Tests Positive for Coronavirus The 55-year-old leader of Britain made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. Boris Johnson, Twitter He is the first Western leader to confirm that he has contracted the virus. In a video message, Johnson reiterated that he will not turn his duties over to someone else. Boris Johnson, Twitter After pushing back against dramatic measures to curb the spread of virus in the U.K., Johnson imposed a lockdown for the nation earlier this week. Heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, also revealed this week that he has contracted the coronavirus. Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is said to be in good health.

Trump considers limits on domestic travel to…

President Donald Trump says he is weighing grounding domestic flights between coronavirus hot spots as he ramps up efforts to try to contain the pandemic's spread

Energy company pivots to make ventilators

While several automakers are now shifting their production lines to manufacturer life saving ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, a Silicon Valley fuel cell maker is pivoting to refurbish old ventilators. (April 2)

All Those Teddy Bears? It's a Pandemic Game

Keep seeing teddy bears in windows on your street? It's no ursine invasion. It's part of a worldwide game created to cheer up children during the coronavirus pandemic, Time reports. Inspired by Michael Rosen's 1989 book We're Going on a Bear Hunt , residents of the US, England, and New Zealand...

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Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies from…

Emmy and Grammy winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his band Fountains of Wayne and his songwriting on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has died from coronavirus at age 51

Aquarium Penguins Appear Confused To See Giant…

These aquarium penguins appear confused.

Russia Delivers 60 Tons Of Supplies To Help U.S…

A U.S. official said 60 tons of ventilators, masks, respirators and other supplies were delivered Wednesday.

After 32 Years, Convict Walks Into Pandemic

"Just don't be hugging everybody," a correctional officer advised Joe Bryan shortly before the 79-year-old walked out of Texas State Penitentiary for the first time in 32 years on Tuesday. It was well-meaning advice in the midst of a pandemic. But "that is like telling a dog to stay out...

Workers building field hospital in Detroit center…

Military personnel and civilians are working together to quickly transform a Detroit convention center into a 1,000-bed field hospital in response to the coronavirus. (April 1)

Five Scams To Look Out For When Receiving…

1. Fake checks. 2. Social media messages asking for personal information. 3. A fake agency asking for your Social Security number. 4. Claims that “processing fees” will help you get your money sooner. 5. Any correspondence claiming to be the Treasury Department.

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in…

President Donald Trump is warning Tehran that it should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed forces attack Americans in Iraq

FDA Calls for Zantac to Be Pulled From Market

FDA Calls for Zantac to Be Pulled From Market The FDA is instructing that all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by brand name Zantac, are pulled from the market immediately. Over the counter Zantac is used to treat acid reflux and heartburn. An ongoing investigation has determined that contaminant levels in these heartburn medications increase over time. When stored at higher-than-normal temperatures, these contaminants pose a risk to public health. The contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is the probable human carcinogen that the FDA has been investigating since 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA advises against returning medicine to a drug take-back location and suggests following disposal instructions on the medication guide instead.

Japan Straddles The Line Of A State Of Emergency

The rate of coronavirus infections in Japan continue to rise every day. Japan’s top government spokesperson said the country is on the brink of a state of emergency. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said controlling the virus is a top priority. According to Reuters, he said the government would do “whatever is needed” to minimize the economic impact. A nationwide poll revealed a pessimistic outlook among manufacturers because of COVID-19.

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'Unseemly' Detail Emerges on Senator's Stock Purge

Maybe Sen. Kelly Loeffler hopes the details will exonerate her? Well, we'll soon see. The GOP senator has given the Atlanta Journal-Constitution details about her sale of millions of dollars in stocks—much of which happened after senators privately learned about the looming coronavirus on Jan. 24. Turns out Loeffler...

Air pollution plummeting worldwide

There has been a major reduction in air pollution worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dexter Henry explores how air quality has changed with people sheltering in place.

Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus The Clarence House released a statement confirming the diagnosis. The Clarence House, via statement The prince's wife, Camilla, does not have the virus. The Clarence House, via statement Due to his hectic schedule, it is not yet known how and where the Prince of Wales came in contact with the virus. The Queen, who last saw Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on March 12, is "following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare." According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen remains in "good health."