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Sony to buy full control of financial unit to weather crisis

Sony to buy full control of financial unit to weather crisis

TOKYO — Sony Corp. plans to make its financial services unit a wholly owned subsidiary to ensure stability as it rides out the hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Film shows nightmare of an emergency room in Italy

Film shows nightmare of an emergency room in Italy

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli has made documentaries on the Ebola virus and now the coronavirus. Ask which virus scares her more, and the answer is easy.
Marc Maron mourns partner Lynn Shelton in emotional podcast

Marc Maron mourns partner Lynn Shelton in emotional podcast

LOS ANGELES — Marc Maron’s voice quivered from the first words he uttered. Just days after the sudden death of his partner Lynn Shelton, Maron spoke candidly Monday to his vast podcast audience about his grief.
Wendy Williams pauses talk show because of health condition

Wendy Williams pauses talk show because of health condition

LOS ANGELES — Wendy Williams is taking a break from her daytime talk show to receive treatment for a previously announced health condition.
WHO bows to calls from countries for independent virus probe

WHO bows to calls from countries for independent virus probe

GENEVA — The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which has been clouded by finger-pointing between the U.S.
Trump says he's taking malaria drug to protect against virus

Trump says he's taking malaria drug to protect against virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be administered for COVID-19 in a hospital or research setting due to po

Sheriff: Boy dead after police chase partly taped by TV crew

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A man led Alabama officers and a reality television crew on a weekend chase that ended when he crashed his vehicle into a tanker truck, killing the man's 15-year-old son, authorities said.
California relaxes some county criteria for reopening

California relaxes some county criteria for reopening

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom relaxed county reopening criteria on Monday, a move he said will allow most of the state’s 58 counties to begin allowing dining in restaurants and other services.
Germany, France propose virus recovery fund for EU economy

Germany, France propose virus recovery fund for EU economy

BERLIN — The leaders of Germany and France agreed Monday on a one-off 500 billion-euro ($543 billion) fund to help the European Union recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a proposal that would add further cash to an arsenal of financial measures th
Lives Lost: An unassuming maestro of Sunday soundtracks

Lives Lost: An unassuming maestro of Sunday soundtracks

At funerals, he made the organ moan, and at weddings, it thundered in joy. On Christmas, bells twinkled; on Easter, trumpets blasted.