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April 4, 2020

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Attempts at Middle East cease-fires amid the coronavirus crisis have not stopped the fighting

April 3, 2020, 9:02pm Nation & World

With governments worldwide increasing health measures to keep the spread of the deadly coronavirus at bay, one might think there would be virtually no time for waging war. Read story

Biden to name VP vetting team, thinking about Cabinet makeup

April 3, 2020, 7:49pm Nation & World

Joe Biden said Friday that he will announce a committee to oversee his vice presidential selection process and is already thinking about whom he’d choose to join his Cabinet. Read story

‘Recovery’ search for Kennedy Townsend’s daughter, grandson

April 3, 2020, 7:48pm Nation & World

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Authorities were conducting a “recovery” search for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore, the family said Friday night. Read story

Georgia prosecutor to expunge MLK’s 1960 Atlanta arrest

April 3, 2020, 4:30pm Nation & World

ATLANTA — A county prosecutor in Georgia said he will expunge Martin Luther King Jr.’s record for his trespassing arrest during a 1960 sit-in protesting the segregated dining rooms at an Atlanta department store. Read story

Feeding the front lines, one duck confit at a time

April 3, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a break from the front lines, nurse practitioner Gabe Westhemier tucked into a plate of duck confit, the work of one of the city's celebrity chefs. ("It was wonderful.") Read story

California homeless advocate: ‘We’re moving way too slowly’

April 3, 2020, 10:17am Nation & World

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. Read story

Governor to take ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle

April 3, 2020, 9:54am Health

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would order the redistribution of critically needed ventilators. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses. And the coronavirus outbreak picked up speed with more deaths and more hospitalizations. Read story

Florida finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers

April 3, 2020, 8:49am Nation & World

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land Friday for the first time in weeks, following the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of coronavirus patients. Read story

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

April 3, 2020, 8:33am Churches & Religion

BNEI BRAK, Israel — Early this week, the streets of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak were bustling with shoppers as ultra-Orthodox residents, obeying their religious leaders, ignored pleas to stay home in the face of the coronavirus threat. Read story

Virus deals end to U.S. hiring; Europe’s hospitals buckle

April 3, 2020, 8:32am Latest News

NEW YORK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them — one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe shortages of equipment needed to fight the scourge. Read story