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Prince Harry records message for Thomas the Tank Engine

Prince Harry records message for Thomas the Tank Engine

LONDON — Prince Harry has recorded a special message to celebrate the 75th anniversary of children’s favourite Thomas the Tank Engine.
Brazil edges toward being next big coronavirus hot spot

Brazil edges toward being next big coronavirus hot spot

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is emerging as potentially the next big hot spot for the coronavirus amid President Jair Bolsonaro’s insistence that it is just a "little flu” and that there is no need for the sharp restrictions that have slowed the infection

Milwaukee police find 5 dead in house; suspect in custody

Police found five people shot to death Monday inside a Milwaukee home and arrested the man who dialed 911 to report the slayings, the city's police chief said. The police department received a call around 10:30 a.m.
Questions swirl as Fed meets amid deepening economic crisis

Questions swirl as Fed meets amid deepening economic crisis

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has largely calmed turbulent financial markets. Yet a far tougher task remains: Helping rescue an economy and job market that appear to be free-falling into the worst catastrophe since the Great Depression.
Maduro taps US fugitive to revamp Venezuela oil industry

Maduro taps US fugitive to revamp Venezuela oil industry

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolás Maduro on Monday named a powerful ally sanctioned by the U.S. as a drug kingpin, along with a cousin of the late socialist leader Hugo Chávez, to revamp Venezuela's oil industry amid massive gasoline shortages.
Court tosses NY case that could have expanded gun rights

Court tosses NY case that could have expanded gun rights

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sidestepped a major decision on gun rights Monday in a dispute over New York City’s former ban on transporting guns.
Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' to premiere on Netflix

Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' to premiere on Netflix

NEW YORK — A documentary portrait of Michelle Obama titled “Becoming” will premiere on Netflix next week, the streaming company announced Monday.
Film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

Film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

NEW YORK — Film festivals worldwide are teaming up to launch “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” which will play out over 10 days and be available for free on YouTube.
'The Rise of Skywalker' to hit Disney Plus on May 4

'The Rise of Skywalker' to hit Disney Plus on May 4

NEW YORK — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will begin streaming on Disney Plus on May 4, about two months earlier than scheduled. The Walt Disney Co.
Georgia restaurants allowed to reopen as restrictions loosen

Georgia restaurants allowed to reopen as restrictions loosen

ATLANTA — Some Georgia restaurants were reopening for limited dine-in service Monday as the state continued a loosening of coronavirus restrictions, but many chose to remain closed for the time being.