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Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

BANGKOK — Asian shares started the week with fresh losses as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world.
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

WASHINGTON — Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire
Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders

Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care sy

Outbreak at LI elderly housing complex has relatives fearful

In less than two weeks, the coronavirus has claimed seven lives at one Long Island retirement community, with the latest death coming Saturday.
Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

ATLANTA — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said.
Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firm

Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firm

MOSCOW — Russia's Rosneft has transferred its assets in Venezuela to a company fully owned by Vladimir Putin's government, a move apparently intended to shield Russia's largest oil producer from U.S.
Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick, dies

Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick, dies

OKLAHOMA CITY — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn was stubborn as a mule and conservative to his core.

On Wall Street, some optimism penetrates the uncertainty

Stocks rallied this week as Washington acted to provide $2.
Ski vacation hot spot becomes virus ground zero in Idaho

Ski vacation hot spot becomes virus ground zero in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious distinction: It has one of the highest per-capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections in America.
Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.