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U.S. finds major cross-border tunnel used to smuggle drugs

March 31, 2020, 6:37pm Nation & World

SAN DIEGO — A large haul of drugs, including opioids, methamphetamine and cocaine, being smuggled from Mexico to California was seized from a cross-border tunnel equipped with ventilation, lighting and an underground rail system, authorities said Tuesday. Read story

In shadow of COVID-19, Army Field Band plays on for America

March 31, 2020, 4:30pm Nation & World

For members of the U.S. Army Field Band, it has never been merely about the music. Yes, they wanted to please the ear, but they played for the Army. For America. Read story

Kids under threat: Virus hitting juvenile detention centers

March 31, 2020, 4:30pm Nation & World

MINNEAPOLIS — For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The coronavirus is coming. Read story

U.N. delivers food to Gaza’s needy

March 31, 2020, 3:48pm Nation & World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A U.N. aid agency Tuesday began delivering food to the homes of impoverished Palestinians instead of making them pick up such parcels at crowded distribution centers — part of an attempt to prevent a mass outbreak of the new coronavirus in the densely populated Gaza Strip. Read story

Wuhan’s favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recovers

March 31, 2020, 3:46pm Nation & World

WUHAN, China — The noodles smothered in peanut sauce are as much a trademark of Wuhan as deep-dish pizza in Chicago or spaghetti in Rome. Zhou Guoqiong still isn’t allowed to serve customers inside her shop, but the stream of eager customers now lining up outside to take away those noodles testifies to the powerful desire to savor the familiar again after the easing of months of strict lockdown. Read story

White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths from virus

March 31, 2020, 3:44pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday projected 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. President Donald Trump called American efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “a matter of life and death” and urged the public to heed his administration’s social distancing guidelines. Read story

Yellowstone slaughters wild bison

March 31, 2020, 3:20pm Nation & World

BILLINGS, Mont. — Yellowstone National Park is done capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part of a population control program, park officials said. Read story

Europe’s hospitals among the best but can’t handle pandemic

March 31, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

LONDON — As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world’s best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic. Read story

EU chief: Fighting virus should not erode democratic rights

March 31, 2020, 12:45pm Nation & World

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top official urged member countries Tuesday to respect the bloc’s core values amid fears that restrictions imposed by some national governments to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic could erode democracy and restrict human rights across the continent. Read story

U.S. death toll eclipses China’s as reinforcements head to NYC

March 31, 2020, 12:45pm Latest News

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,600 Tuesday, eclipsing China's official count, as hard-hit New York City rushed to bring in more medical professionals and ambulances and parked refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to collect the dead. Read story