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  • AP Fact Checks: Falsehoods Around the Coronavirus
    Tom_hanks-_falsehoods_around_the_coronavirus 2020-03-15 15:49:16 UTC
    <p>A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:</p><p>__</p><p>CLAIM: If you don&rsquo;t have health insura...

  • Cinemas Across North America Remain Open
    Cinemas_across_north_america_remain_open 2020-03-15 15:30:43 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Movie theaters have long acted as a refuge in times of war and recession. Their screens have flickered virtually unabated for the last century. But the coronavirus presents a rare case and an acute crisis for a medium already under threat by the advent of streaming servic...

  • Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Is Stepping Down From Company’s Board to Focus on Philanthropy
    Microsoft_co-founder_bill_gates_is_stepping_down_from_company%e2%80%99s_board_to_focus_on_philanthropy 2020-03-14 22:02:26 UTC
    <p>REDMOND, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company&rsquo;s board to focus on <a href="https://apnews.com/b1279711ee234b3ab3916d292d262643">philanthropy.</a></p><p>Gates was Microsoft&rsquo;s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually s...

  • Warm Winter: Germany’s Vineyards Will Produce No Ice Wine
    Warm_winter-_germany%e2%80%99s_vineyards_will_produce_no_ice_wine 2020-03-13 19:45:47 UTC
    <p>FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) &mdash; A warm winter means that, for apparently the first time in the history of German winemaking, the country&rsquo;s fabled vineyards will produce no ice wine &mdash; a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine.&nbsp;</p><p>The...

  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    World_health_organization_declares_coronavirus_crisis_is_now_a_pandemic 2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming l...

  • You Don't Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home in US
    You_don't_need_a_20__down_payment_to_buy_a_home_in_us 2020-03-10 19:48:35 UTC
    Many Americans may be unnecessarily talking themselves out of homeownership. Thirty-seven percent of non-homeowners say not having enough saved for a down payment is holding them back from homeownership, but 62% of Americans incorrectly believe you have to have at least 20% of a home’s purchase p...

  • Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
    Billionaire_can't_recall_why_he_bought_pablo_picasso_paintings 2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC
    MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a pr...

  • US Broken Health Care System Put Coronavirus Fight at Risk
    Us_broken_health_care_system_put_coronavirus_fight_at_risk 2020-03-10 05:42:14 UTC
    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer&rsquo;s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. ...

  • Max von Sydow, Who Starred in 11 Ingmar Bergman Films Dies at 90
    Max_von_sydow__who_starred_in_11_ingmar_bergman_films_dies_at_90 2020-03-09 15:56:17 UTC
    <p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) &mdash; Max von Sydow, the self-described &ldquo;shy boy&rdquo;-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 &ldquo;The Exorcist,&rdquo...

  • Scientists: An Experimental Vaccine Against Coronavirus Might Work
    Scientists-_an_experimental_vaccine_against_coronavirus_might_work 2020-03-08 20:03:07 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new <a href="https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak">coronavirus</a> just might work.&nbsp;</p><p>After weeks of round-the-clock research a...

  • McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
    Mccoy_tyner__legendary_and_influential_jazz_pianist__dies 2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. No more details were provided. “It is with heavy h...

  • Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
    Pl%c3%a1cido_domingo_pulls_out_of_london's_royal_opera_house 2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not ...

  • Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
    Publisher_cancels_woody_allen's_memoir_after_staff_stage_walkout_copy 2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Woody Allen&rsquo;s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir &ldquo;Apropos of Nothing.&rdquo;</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Far...

  • A Major Milestone for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
    A_major_milestone_for_the_treatment_of_alzheimer's_disease_ 2020-03-05 01:38:17 UTC
    <p>From <a href="https://jadserve.postrelease.com/trk?ntv_at=4&ntv_ui=5132b6a7-16bb-4427-85dd-559ee0a3e29c&ntv_a=O7MFA8rZBAniAPA&ntv_fl=ABShnRZ1f3sAzI_-l8bHWZyR5N2WV789kbTC9d9AuaeeFAnB-1WuSTpt9b3elOm2hj3KMdiwdJPe26V2lDJi1w==&ord=499809072&ntv_ht=PVVgXgA&prx_r=https://alzheimersnewstoday.com/2020/...

  • Shannen Doherty about fighting breast cancer: ‘It’s not always easy’
    Shannen_doherty_about_fighting_breast_cancer-_%e2%80%98it%e2%80%99s_not_always_easy%e2%80%99 2020-03-01 20:42:09 UTC
    <p>Shannen Doherty shared some inspirational words about her fight with breast cancer in a Saturday night <a data-id="161" data-m='{"i":161,"p":100,"n":"partnerLink","y":24,"o":3}' href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KxqqOBCjB/?igshid=1o51q6c4g7hrt" target="_blank">Instagram post</a>.</p><p>&ldqu...

  • Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
    Iran_reports_385_new_coronavirus_cases__death_toll_jumps_to_54 2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people. The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number...

  • Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi work on charity single in London
    Prince_harry_and_jon_bon_jovi_work_on_charity_single_in_london 2020-02-28 14:47:24 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen. The prince and the popstar greeted each ot...

  • New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
    New_hope_in_virus_outbreak_in_china-_fall_in_new_cases 2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China. Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva. He says it is reassur...

  • Academy Awards: 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture
    Academy_awards-_'parasite'_wins_best_picture 2020-02-10 19:20:47 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars’ horizons, Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. “Parasite” took Hollywood’s top prize on S...

  • 75TH ANNIVERSARY - LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ
    75th_anniversary_-_liberation_of_auschwitz- 2020-01-28 18:44:45 UTC
    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. “We have wi...

  • New 25% Tariffs on EU Food Will Lead to Higher Prices, Cost American Jobs
    New_25__tariffs_on_eu_food_will_lead_to_higher_prices__cost_american_jobs 2019-10-04 00:39:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New 25% U.S. tariffs on Italian cheese, French wine, Scotch whisky, British biscuits, Spanish olives and thousands of other European food products will lead to higher prices ahead of the holiday season and cost American jobs, trade groups said on Thursday. The U.S. Trade...

  • Bird Numbers Plunge in US and Canada
    Bird_numbers_plunge_in_u.s._and_canada_with_people_to_blame 2019-09-20 01:59:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday. People are to blame, the resea...

  • 2 Million More Americans Without Health Insurance
    2_million_more_americans_without_health_insurance 2019-09-10 19:07:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The share of Americans without health insurance rose for the first time in a decade last year and U.S. household income barely rose, according to a government report on Tuesday that laid bare issues that could become central to the U.S. presidential election next year. A...

  • Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
    Hurricane_dorian_shows_we_are_losing_the_fight_against_global_warming 2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
    As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. Th...

  • US Seeks to Cut Legal Immigration by Half
    Us_seeks_to_cut_legal_immigration_by_half 2019-08-13 01:28:48 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that some experts say could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor. The long-anticipated rule, pushed by Trump’s lea...