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Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

DETROIT — Concerns about the spreading coronavirus are forcing most of North America's auto plants to close, at least temporarily.
400 foreigners stranded in Panama after 'tribal' festival

400 foreigners stranded in Panama after 'tribal' festival

PLAYA CHIQUITA, Panama — Between 400 and 500 foreigners are stranded in Panama after a “tribal” festival and music event ended with many of them being quarantined at the concert site near the Caribbean beach of Playa Chiquita, an organizer said Wedne
Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

MINNEAPOLIS — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked emergency authority to marshal industry to fight the coronavirus, as the economic fallout from the crisis mounted with word that nearly the entire U.S.
Europe's central bank launches new program to calm markets

Europe's central bank launches new program to calm markets

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank is launching a new, expanded program to buy financial assets in a bid to calm markets roiled by the virus outbreak and counter what is expected to be a recession in the 19 countries that use the euro currency.
Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders isn't leaving the presidential race. Instead, the Vermont senator and democratic socialist is back in a familiar place: on the outside looking in.
Treasury proposal: Deliver $500B to Americans starting April

Treasury proposal: Deliver $500B to Americans starting April

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it wants to dedicate $500 billion to start issuing direct payments to Americans by early next month as the centerpiece of a $1 trillion plan to stabilize the economy as the coronavirus epidemic thre
Harry and Meghan urge 'empathy and kindness' against virus

Harry and Meghan urge 'empathy and kindness' against virus

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
Olympic leaders back IOC's Tokyo stance after rare criticism

Olympic leaders back IOC's Tokyo stance after rare criticism

GENEVA — Regional Olympic officials on Wednesday rallied around the IOC and backed its stance on opening the Tokyo Games as scheduled, as direct criticism from gold medallist athletes built amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Computer-graphics pioneers win tech's Turing prize

Computer-graphics pioneers win tech's Turing prize

The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize.

Tom Hanks says he has the 'blahs' but no fever in isolation

NEW YORK — Tom Hanks says he feels the “blahs” but has no fever as he and wife Rita Wilson remain in isolation in an Australian residence after being discharged from a hospital following their coronavirus diagnosis.