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'Hawaii Five-0, 'Good Doctor' benefit from stay-at-homes

NEW YORK — Two television shows that were saying farewell last week — one permanently and the other for a few months — may have gained more viewers as people stayed home last week because of the coronavirus outbreak.
With no theatres, film fans find ways to gather virtually

With no theatres, film fans find ways to gather virtually

LOS ANGELES — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had discussions about everything from a Dwayne Johnson earthquake film to Faye Dunaway’s turn as Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dear
With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?

With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?

LONDON — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, who's left to run the country? A look at the key players in Johnson's Cabinet: DOMINIC RAAB, FOREIGN SECRETARY AND FIRST SECRETARY OF
Quarantined drag queens land TV show in Israel

Quarantined drag queens land TV show in Israel

JERUSALEM — As Israel imposed a nationwide virus lockdown, shuttering theatres , clubs and bars, the country's drag queens found themselves confined to their homes, their elaborate wigs and glittery dresses languishing in the closet.

Fire at replica Prussian palace in Berlin quickly controlled

BERLIN — One person was injured after a fire broke out Wednesday at a replica of a Prussian palace being rebuilt on the city’s historic Unter den Linden boulevard, which was brought quickly under control, the fire department said.

China investigates party member critical of Xi over outbreak

BEIJING — A prominent Communist party member who criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak is being investigated on suspicion of a “severe violation of discipline and law,” a joint government-party watchdog said.
Asian shares mostly lower on worries about pandemic damage

Asian shares mostly lower on worries about pandemic damage

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly lower, gyrating in early Wednesday trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world. Japan's Nikkei 225 inched up 0.1% to 18,974.06 in morning trading.
Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press secretary and adding new staffers as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
Cardinal Pell welcomes court's dismissal of abuse conviction

Cardinal Pell welcomes court's dismissal of abuse conviction

CANBERRA, Australia — Cardinal George Pell welcomed Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes Tuesday and said his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis.
NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9-11 attacks

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9-11 attacks

New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9-11 .