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At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

NASHVILLE — Country music’s biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus.
Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, other areas

Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, other areas

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.
Marianne Faithfull in hospital with coronavirus and 'stable'

Marianne Faithfull in hospital with coronavirus and 'stable'

LOS ANGELES — The English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull is being treated for coronavirus in a London hospital. Her manager Francois Ravard said Sunday that Faithfull is stable, however, and responding to treatment.
Australian artist resumes work on Mankato silos mural

Australian artist resumes work on Mankato silos mural

MANKATO, Minn. — Australian artist Guido van Helten is back up in a boom lift and adding to his massive mural on Ardent Mills’ 122-foot silos.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine explosion

Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine explosion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades.
Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment

Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requ

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute dies at age 76

MADRID — Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute, whose politically charged songs became popular during Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy, died Saturday at the age of 76, a performing arts guild said.
New Orleans calliope tribute for jazz great Ellis Marsalis

New Orleans calliope tribute for jazz great Ellis Marsalis

NEW ORLEANS — A tourist riverboat calliope blasted hymn and gospel tunes across New Orleans' French Quarter on Friday as a tribute to the late jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis.
Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

LOS ANGELES — The singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 each to two emergency funds.