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General says coronavirus likely to affect more…

A top U.S. military leader says the Navy aircraft carrier sidelined in the Pacific with more than 400 crew members infected with coronavirus is unlikely to be the only deployed ship affected by the outbreak

Scientists Reconstruct Skulls Of 200-Million-Year…

Scientists have reconstructed skulls of 200-million-year-old embryos.

Federal Reserve Announces $2.3 Trillion In…

It's the latest move by the Federal Reserve to try to help the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

From Overseas, a Big Question Mark on the Virus

Data out of South Korea has put a question mark on the supposed immunity afforded patients who've recovered from the coronavirus. According to South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 51 recovered patients returned positive tests within days of leaving quarantine in the city of Daegu—"the epicenter of...

24 Hours: The Fight for New York

Before the pandemic swept in, New York City lived up to its own hype. Then the coronavirus all but shut it down. Now the hush, is broken mostly by the wail of ambulances. Over 24 hours, New Yorkers of all stripes join the battle for their city. (April 9)

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Travel evaporates; streaming makes isolation life…

The retreat in travel by land, sea and air is unprecedented

How to Properly Wear a Face Mask

How to Properly Wear a Face Mask The CDC now advises everyone to wear a face mask in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Face masks should fit snugly on the face, secured by ear loops or ties. They should allow for unrestricted breathing. Cloth face masks should be able to be machine washed without damage. People with glasses may have an issue with masks fogging up their eyewear. To solve this, simply place a folded tissue inside the top of your mask. At this time, the CDC is recommending washable cloth masks, as medical-grade masks are in short supply.

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Liberty University President Wants Journalists…

The president of Liberty University, who last month suggested the media was inflating the threat of the coronavirus in an effort to damage President Trump, now says warrants have been issued for two journalists who visited his partly re-opened school. Jerry Falwell Jr. said Wednesday that the warrants apply to...

Daily dose of sunshine: Seeking a mental health…

AccuWeather speaks with Dr. Erik Fisher, also known as "Dr. E," to talk about how many of those in quarantine are facing PTSD-like symptoms.

John Prine, Country-Folk Singer, Dead at 73

John Prine, Country-Folk Singer, Dead at 73 Prine died due to complications caused by COVID-19 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. The singer and songwriter is counted as one the favorite artists by the likes of Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson. Bob Dylan, via 'The New York Times' Born in the Midwest, Prine learned to play the guitar as a child after his family had moved to Kentucky. He recorded albums for Atlantic and Asylum records, as well as under his own label, Oh Boy Records. He received Grammy awards in 1992 and 2006. In 2019, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prine was chosen for the lifetime achievement Grammy in 2020. John Prine, via 'The New York Times'

Africa must not be 'neglected' in virus fight…

African officials are pushing back against the global jostling to obtain medical equipment to combat the coronavirus

AP Top Stories April 9 A

Here's the latest for Thursday April 9th: Warnings over relaxing social distancing over Easter; 10% of US workforce now out of work; Wuhan doctor says another outbreak on this scale unlikely; Baby lemur enjoys quiet life in Vienna zoo amid virus outbreak.

'Disgusting' New Trend Can Sicken People, Wildlife

From California and Texas to New Hampshire and New York , there's a "new, disgusting trend" cropping up around the coronavirus, and it's a potentially dangerous one. The Washington Post and other outlets report on the "small pops of color" suddenly showing up in parking lots, by the side of the...

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Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting…

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

Meet Heat-Loving Yellowstone Creatures That Park…

Yellowstone National Park shared a video about some of the park’s heat-loving residents that visitors never get to see.

New COVID-19 Models Predict Lower Total U.S…

According to new projections, 60,415 people will die from the coronavirus in the U.S. That's down more than 20,000 from a projection one day earlier.

Now the Big Biden Question: Who Is VP?

Now that Bernie Sanders has dropped out , focus is turning to the VP pick of presumptive nominee Joe Biden. The former vice president already has pledged to pick a woman as his running mate, and Aaron Blake of the Washington Post ranks the "most logical" candidates. No. 1 on his...

Toilet paper shortage during outbreak? Here's why

Finding toilet paper in a global pandemic is a struggle. Stores shelves are bare. Amazon is wiped out. And hoarding is only partly to blame – as it turns out, toilet paper is part of a very tight supply chain. (April 9)

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Tornado or virus? Pandemic means tough sheltering…

Each day brings the United States closer to peak severe weather season, and Tornado Alley residents are faced with a 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

US Food Banks Strained by COVID-19 Crisis

US Food Banks Strained by COVID-19 Crisis Food bank directors are facing a new challenge in the era of COVID-19, causing management to overhaul the way they do business. While dealing with fewer volunteers and less in-person contact, these organizations must figure out how to handle the recent surge in food demands. Food banks and pantries have had to adopt alternative distribution methods in the age of social distancing, such as drive-through delivery. Brian Barks, CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland, normally spends about $73,000 per month buying food to distribute. Last month, as the coronavirus spread across the U.S., Barks reportedly spent $675,000. Grocery stores and markets that might ordinarily have extra food rations are seeing their stock depleted as the pandemic continues to spread around the country. In some cases, workers and volunteers must drive hundreds of miles to other states to get enough food to feed communities in need.

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Stephen King Is Aware of Your COVID-19 Comparisons

Stephen King would like to apologize for writing fiction so realistic that you now feel as though you're living on the page. "I keep having people say, 'Gee, it's like we're living in a Stephen King story. And my only response to that is, 'I'm sorry,'" King tells NPR...

A little flooding won't stop this woman from…

Due to flooding, conditions weren't great for going on a bike ride, but that didn't stop this woman in Richmond, England, on April 8.

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram