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Navy hospital ship arrives in NYC to back up health systems

March 30, 2020, 9:48am Latest News

NEW YORK — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived Monday in New York City as officials pressed for more federal help. Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Donald Trump’s suggestion that thousands of medical masks are disappearing from New York City hospitals is “insulting” to front-line medical workers. Read story

America’s truckers face increasing challenges on front lines in war against coronavirus

March 30, 2020, 6:05am Nation & World

Shantell Pablo heaved a big sigh and shrugged as she headed back to her 18-wheeler during a break at the service plaza along Interstate 70 Wednesday morning between Lawrence and Kansas City. Read story

Private prayers and empty funerals: The pandemic is hard on the Middle East faithful

March 29, 2020, 6:55pm Churches & Religion

BEIRUT — Paying no attention to the tenets of social distancing, the abaya-shrouded women — no masks or gloves among them — crowded into the Baghdad square surrounding the shrine to Imam Musa Kadhim. Read story

Sunday COVID-19 updates: Eight new Clark County cases

March 29, 2020, 4:28pm Clark County News

Eight new cases reported locally; Trump backs off goal of Easter reopening; Inslee calls for more test supplies Read story

Trump adds 30 days to distancing guidelines, braces U.S. for big death toll

March 29, 2020, 3:54pm Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S. Read story

Can you get an airline ticket refund due to postponed Olympics or coronavirus crisis?

March 29, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

Getting a refund from an airline has never been easy, and it hasn’t become more so in this time of chaos in the airline industry and elsewhere. Read story

Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

March 29, 2020, 1:57pm Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like “Home” and “Pickup Man,” has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61. Read story

In Egypt, transgender activist fights battle on many fronts

March 29, 2020, 12:45pm Nation & World

CAIRO — Malak el-Kashif left home on her birthday seven years ago. Walking into an uncertain future, she was underdressed for the weather and armed with little— except for some makeup, a few women’s accessories and 50 Egyptian pounds (at the time about six American dollars). Read story

Fauci: Up to 200K U.S. deaths are possible

March 29, 2020, 11:41am Latest News

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country. Read story

Department ranks thin, raise worries of coming shortages

March 28, 2020, 9:27pm Nation & World

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. — More than a fifth of Detroit’s police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police. Read story