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LOS ANGELES - They've been stuck inside, leaving their Ladera Ranch home only for periodic trips to the physical therapist. They check in with coaches through computer screens and study film via screen sharing. They listen to virtual lectures at the kitchen table and follow virtual workouts on Instagram. Everything is changing for college football in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with ...

NEW YORK - The break-in lasted just minutes. At 3 a.m. on Monday, a thief - or thieves - forced open the glass doors of the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands and headed straight for its prize exhibit: a Van Gogh oil painting. By the time police arrived, the burglars were gone, along with the artwork. The smash-and-grab of "Spring Garden, the Parsonage Garden in Nuenen in Spring" ...

HAMBURG, Germany - European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has brought millions of protective face masks to Europe from China as part of its so-called air-bridge mission during the new coronavirus pandemic, the company announced early Sunday morning. An A350-1000 aircraft picked up the masks during a stopover in the Chinese city of Tianjin and landed in Hamburg on Saturday with the face masks ...

SAN JOSE, Calif. - When will sports resume? Everyone has a thought. The North American professional sports leagues are hoping for late May, early June. Per ESPN, President Trump told commissioners Saturday that he hopes leagues can resume - with fans in the stands - in August or September. Yes, it's his hope that the NFL starts, with fans in the stands, on time. California Governor Gavin ...

NEW YORK - Giants headquarters right now are in Massachusetts, not to mention New Jersey, New York and countless other states where coaches, executives, scouts and staff are working from their respective homes. For first-year head coach Joe Judge, that means working remotely out of his house in North Attleborough, Mass., where he and his family are still based for the time being, waiting out ...

NASCAR is expanding its iRacing presence beginning this weekend with Saturday's eNASCAR series for Truck, Xfinity and ARCA drivers. That will be followed by Sunday's marquee Pro Invitational race and a slew of other virtual races announced earlier this week. Almost every day of the week, live racing will air on either Fox Sports or NBC Sports for NASCAR fans. NBC Sports' upcoming coverage will ...

President Donald Trump said Saturday he may take an anti-malaria drug that he's been promoting as a treatment for coronavirus even though doctors warn that it's unproven, and he hasn't been diagnosed with the illness. "I might do it anyway. I may take it, OK? I may take it," Trump told his daily briefing. "And I have to ask my doctors about that. But I may take it." Trump's remarkable offer to ...

WASHINGTON - Communities in the U.S. "cannot afford to wait" for the next coronavirus stimulus, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to House lawmakers, adding "it is my hope that we will craft this legislation and bring it to the floor later this month." The next package "must go further in assisting small businesses including farmers, extending and strengthening unemployment benefits and ...

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LOS ANGELES - Long Beach is considering using the Queen Mary as some type of medical facility as it battles the spread of the coronavirus, officials say. Although few details were provided, the city said in a statement Saturday that the use of the historic attraction and hotel docked in Long Beach Harbor was under consideration. "Long Beach has received an outpouring of individuals and ...

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WASHINGTON - Republicans will hold their presidential nominating convention in August in Charlotte, N.C., President Donald Trump said Saturday evening, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has shut down large gatherings across the country. "We have no contingency plan. We're having the convention at the end of August and we think by the end of August we'll be in good shape," Trump ...

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump warned that deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. will escalate over the next one to two weeks, and could be on par with the number of fatalities seen in world wars. "There's going to be a very, very deadly period, unfortunately," Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday. The president said that as the number of deaths peak, "I really believe we ...

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From her home window, Belinda Constant, mayor of Gretna, La., watches the mighty Mississippi flow by. Beyond it are the sparkling lights of New Orleans. She views both warily these days. New Orleans is a hotspot for COVID-19, and thousands of cases locally means she's working with a skeletal staff under lockdown conditions. Meanwhile, the Mississippi has risen more than a foot in the past ...

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said he fired the U.S. intelligence community's inspector general because Michael Atkinson did a "terrible job" when he raised alarm over a whistleblower's complaint that led to the president's impeachment. "Not a big Trump fan, I can tell you," Trump told reporters on Saturday, referring to the Atkinson. Trump faulted Atkinson for taking what he called a ...

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If the country is to be believed, North Korea is one of maybe a dozen nations not yet invaded by a deadly virus that has spread across the globe from remote islands in the South Pacific to outposts nestled high in the Pyrenees or the Greater Himalayas. North Korea's assertion would mean that despite sharing a nearly 900-mile border with China, one tens of thousands have crossed to escape or ...

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WASHINGTON - The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in the United States passed the 300,000 mark on Saturday, while more than 8,175 people have died from complications related to COVID-19. President Donald Trump warned that the coming weeks will likely be the hardest for the country. "There will be a lot of death, unfortunately," Trump said at a White House briefing, during which he ...

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The new coronavirus is not an equal opportunity killer. We know COVID-19 is more deadly the older you get. It's also more dangerous for those who have chronic lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, weakened immune systems and other underlying health issues. And yet our news feeds are full of stories about seemingly healthy young people who are quickly struck down, like 32-year-old ...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Kings rookie Kyle Guy is urging people to follow public health orders after losing a loved one to the coronavirus. Guy shared his grief in a moving tribute to his grandfather Saturday on Instagram. Guy said his grandfather died Friday night, apparently after contracting COVID-19 in the global coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 57,000 worldwide, according to the ...

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he will speak to Donald Trump in the coming days as the U.S. president escalates a battle with allies and 3M Co. over exports of medical equipment and N95 masks. Trudeau said he wasn't looking to retaliate or limit exports to the U.S. as countries race to secure supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic but will point out that Canada also sends key ...

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Every little girl growing up in New England that plays basketball is a UConn fan and dreams of becoming a Husky, Caroline Ducharme says - her younger self included. The Milton, Mass., native grew up idolizing UConn legends such as Diana Taurasi and Katie Lou Samuelson. In fifth grade, Ducharme even wrote a paper about her desire to one day play for Geno Auriemma in Storrs. ...

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LOS ANGELES - Amid the confusion from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento and parts in between, one thing has become abundantly clear in the era of COVID-19: The mask is having a moment. On Friday, President Donald Trump announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now advising Americans to voluntarily wear a basic cloth or fabric face mask to help curb the spread of the virus. ...

SEATTLE - Few if any Seahawks elicited as much debate - or maybe we should say, frustration - as Germain Ifedi the past four years. A first-round pick in 2016 out of Texas A&M, Ifedi arrived with a lot of fanfare - finally, the thinking went, the Seahawks were doing something to improve their offensive line, even if that thought undersold the fact that from 2010-17, the Seahawks drafted more ...

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LOS ANGELES - A gun rights group is suing the city of Los Angeles, arguing that an order that shuttered stores that sell firearms during the COVID-19 pandemic is unconstitutional and preempted by state law. The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include the California Rifle & Pistol Association and stores selling firearms in the San Fernando Valley, states that although Mayor Eric Garcetti did not ...

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SEATTLE - A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, claiming the news station, its parent companies and owners violated the state's Consumer Protection Act and acted in bad faith by disseminating false information about the novel coronavirus through its television news broadcasts and minimized the danger posed by the virus as ...

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President Donald Trump held a conference call with top officials from several professional sports leagues Saturday as organizations race to reschedule games and tournaments amid the coronavirus pandemic. Participants included NBA commissioner Adam Silver, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, the White House said. Representatives from ...

JOHANNESBURG - The French Embassy in South Africa on Saturday expressed dismay at comments made by French doctors during a television interview in which they discussed testing a coronavirus vaccine in Africa. "We are deeply shocked by these comments, that of course, do not reflect the position of the French authorities," the embassy said in a statement. During the program, which aired on the ...

President Trump spoke by telephone Saturday with commissioners of America's professional sports leagues, most of which have suspended operations for three weeks, to discuss the "all-of-America response to COVID-19," according to the White House. "The President recognized the good work being done by many teams and players to take care for their communities, workforces, and fan bases across the ...

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MILLBRAE, Calif. - It's possible that the new coronavirus can spread from person to person simply by talking, or even breathing, according to new guidance from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The limited studies examined by a National Academies committee on emerging infectious diseases suggest that people who are infected with the novel virus may exhale infectious ...

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MIAMI - When President Donald Trump weighed the options earlier last year to address the political and humanitarian consequences of Nicolas Maduro's tight grip on power in Venezuela, he realized his harsh rhetoric against the South American leader was not backed up by a show of force in the region. That was corrected Wednesday, as Trump, surrounded by the country's top officials, announced an ...

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LOS ANGELES - Kevin Garnett called it the culmination of his career, the reward for the tireless intensity that he patrolled the court with. Tim Duncan called it the end of his journey as a basketball player. And Vanessa Bryant, pain still coating each of her words, called it an incredible honor for someone who she wishes was still here to celebrate. On Saturday, the obvious became official, ...

AUBURN — DeKalb County criminal justice leaders have been attentive to the impact of COVID-19 on detention facilities since mid-March and will continue to evaluate every new arrest for the need to incarcerate, DeKalb County Prosecutor ClaraMary Winebrenner said Friday.

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LOS ANGELES - They've been stuck inside, leaving their Ladera Ranch home only for periodic trips to the physical therapist. They check in with coaches through computer screens and study film via screen sharing. They listen to virtual lectures at the kitchen table and follow virtual workouts on Instagram. Everything is changing for college football in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with ...

NEW YORK - The break-in lasted just minutes. At 3 a.m. on Monday, a thief - or thieves - forced open the glass doors of the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands and headed straight for its prize exhibit: a Van Gogh oil painting. By the time police arrived, the burglars were gone, along with the artwork. The smash-and-grab of "Spring Garden, the Parsonage Garden in Nuenen in Spring" ...

HAMBURG, Germany - European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has brought millions of protective face masks to Europe from China as part of its so-called air-bridge mission during the new coronavirus pandemic, the company announced early Sunday morning. An A350-1000 aircraft picked up the masks during a stopover in the Chinese city of Tianjin and landed in Hamburg on Saturday with the face masks ...

SAN JOSE, Calif. - When will sports resume? Everyone has a thought. The North American professional sports leagues are hoping for late May, early June. Per ESPN, President Trump told commissioners Saturday that he hopes leagues can resume - with fans in the stands - in August or September. Yes, it's his hope that the NFL starts, with fans in the stands, on time. California Governor Gavin ...