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4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

PANAMA CITY — Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the cruise line said Friday, with hundreds of passengers unsure how long
Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

DETROIT — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defence Production Act.
Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

Wall Street closed lower Friday but still notched big gains for the week as investors held out hope that a $2 trillion rescue package will cushion businesses and households from the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus.
Kotb cries on 'Today' show; Baby Shark takes on hand-washing

Kotb cries on 'Today' show; Baby Shark takes on hand-washing

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness
British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus

British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first leader of a major nation to contract COVID-19, but he insisted Friday that he remains in charge of the U.K.'s response to the outbreak.
US consumer spending up modest 0.2% in February

US consumer spending up modest 0.2% in February

WASHINGTON — Americans increased their spending by a modest amount in February but the expectation is that spending will be hit hard in coming months reflecting the shutdown of the American economy by the coronavirus.
Trump says feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

Trump says feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak.
A defiant Maduro threatens 'cowboy' Trump after drug charge

A defiant Maduro threatens 'cowboy' Trump after drug charge

MIAMI — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the U.S.
Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and '70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon," has died. He was 78.
FBI chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson

FBI chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson

WASHINGTON — The FBI won't give up on “finding out what happened" to former agent Robert Levinson, who the U.S.
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