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Networks get through first weekend with taped programming

Networks get through first weekend with taped programming

Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.
Australian TV journalist who met with Rita Wilson has virus

Australian TV journalist who met with Rita Wilson has virus

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian television journalist said Monday he has the new coronavirus and assumes he contracted it while meeting with actress-singer Rita Wilson in Sydney.
Worker at Japan care home sentenced to hang for mass killing

Worker at Japan care home sentenced to hang for mass killing

TOKYO — A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a former care home employee to hang for knifing to death 19 disabled people and injuring two dozen others in the deadliest mass attack in post World War II Japan.
Tuesday's primaries offer chance for Biden to reach Latinos

Tuesday's primaries offer chance for Biden to reach Latinos

PHOENIX — In Joe Biden’s pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination, he’s run repeatedly into a wall in the West, where Bernie Sanders’ strength among Latinos propelled his campaign even as he struggled with other groups.
Asian stock markets, US futures sink after Fed's rate cut

Asian stock markets, US futures sink after Fed's rate cut

BEIJING — Asian stock markets and U.S. futures fell Monday after the Federal Reserve slashed its key interest rate to shore up economic growth in the face of mounting global anti-virus controls that are shutting down business and travel.
Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

ROME — Meeting with friends, dining out, worshiping and other daily routines have nearly halted as nations take drastic steps to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic.
NFL players approve labour deal, including 17-game season

NFL players approve labour deal, including 17-game season

By a close vote, with some 500 union members not participating, NFL players approved a new labour agreement with the league.
Spanish King renounces inheritance from father amid scandal

Spanish King renounces inheritance from father amid scandal

MADRID — Spain's King Felipe VI has renounced any future personal inheritance he could receive from his father, King Emerit Juan Carlos I, over the alleged financial irregularities involving the former monarch, the country's royal house announced Sun
Netanyahu rival Gantz chosen to form new Israeli government

Netanyahu rival Gantz chosen to form new Israeli government

JERUSALEM — Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz will be given the first opportunity to form a new government after an inconclusive national election this month, the country’s president said Sunday, raising questions about Prime Minister Benjamin Ne
Ticket sales dive at box office; lowest turnout in 20 years

Ticket sales dive at box office; lowest turnout in 20 years

NEW YORK — Ticket sales plunged to their lowest levels in at least 20 years at North American movie theatres as the coronavirus pandemic led to one of Hollywood's worst weekends at the box office. Receipts totalled about $56 million in U.S.