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Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

BERLIN — Florian Schneider-Esleben, a co-founder of German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, has died, record label Sony said Wednesday. He was 73.
New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could call nothing to me.
EU forecasts 'recession of historic proportions' this year

EU forecasts 'recession of historic proportions' this year

BRUSSELS — The European Union predicted Wednesday “a recession of historic proportions this year” due to the impact of the coronavirus as it released its first official estimates of the damage the pandemic is inflicting on the bloc’s economy.
HGTV, Food Network helped by coronavirus stay-at-homes

HGTV, Food Network helped by coronavirus stay-at-homes

NEW YORK — Americans stuck at home staring at fading furniture and wondering what to cook for dinner have been a boon for television networks like HGTV and the Food Network.

Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.
More than 20 million jobs vanish in April

More than 20 million jobs vanish in April

BALTIMORE — U.S. businesses cut an unprecedented 20.2 million jobs in April, an epic collapse as the coronavirus outbreak closed of offices, factories, schools, construction sites and stores that propel the U.S. economy.

Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more

Meet your new but shy galactic neighbour : A black hole left over from the death of a fleeting young star. European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen by the naked eye.
Justice Ginsburg in hospital with infection, court says

Justice Ginsburg in hospital with infection, court says

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday with an infection caused by a gallstone, but plans to take part in the court's arguments by telephone Wednesday, the Supreme Court said.
Family of dead crew member with virus sues Royal Caribbean

Family of dead crew member with virus sues Royal Caribbean

MIAMI — The family of a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19 filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises on Tuesday saying the company failed to protect its employees as the pandemic ravaged sailings around the world.
Pint-sized driver surprises Utah trooper during traffic stop

Pint-sized driver surprises Utah trooper during traffic stop

OGDEN, Utah — A Utah Highway Patrol trooper got a pint-sized surprise when he pulled over a 5-year-old driver who was swerving so badly he thought the driver needed medical attention.