Coronavirus live updates: U.S. death toll exceeds 5,000

4:23 p.m. ‘Severity’ changed view on coronavirus, Trump says: During a White House briefing, President Trump was asked about shifts in his public messages about the coronavirus. In early March, Trump issued a tweet comparing death totals from the flu with then-data for COVID-19. He was asked Wednesday about ceasing comparisons between the flu and […]

Coronavirus latest: Nearly a million cases worldwide as Spain death toll passes 10,000

03:46 Indonesian President Joko Widodo has revealed the government is considering starting a new national holiday to prevent the annual mass exodus usually taking place at the end of Ramadan. The Muslim fasting month this year falls over April and May, and Widodo said at a cabinet meeting that measures could be implemented during the new […]

How the FBI and James Comey Hunted the Wu-Tang Clan

It all started in Steubenville, Ohio. Though born in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, the Wu’s de facto leader, RZA, went to live with his mother in Steubenville at the age of 10. There, he got into drug-dealing and various other crimes, culminating in an attempted murder charge where he faced up to eight years […]

Global stocks gain as economic toll of virus worsens

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

Coronavirus: Mavs owner Cuban has ‘no idea’ when NBA will resume

“Everybody in North Texas wants a reason to have the Mavs back on, and to get excited and to cheer together – even if there’s not any fans, just being able to watch on television and get excited and yell at the TV and high-five people again.

Why Enes Kanter has more than just losing the NBA season on his mind

Though Kaepernick’s NFL career hasn’t recovered, he sparked a movement in sports and brought an awareness to the killing of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Kanter says he picked Kaepernick’s brain on how to use his status as an NBA player to broaden his own platform.

TV News Roundup: Quibi Releases Chance the Rapper’s ‘Punk’d’ Revival Trailer

Gildart Jackson, the award-winning audiobook narrator and actor best known for his roles in “Charmed” and “Whodunnit?,” will host a webcast called Fireside Reading starting April 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Instagram. Cozied up next to a roaring fire, Jackson will read a chapter a day of classic novels, beginning with […]

Thomas Cole has quickly become a hot commodity out West

“Ideally I would like to commit end of the summer before my senior year but that’s going to depend on if I can get those visits in. I’ve been able to connect with a lot of coaches already and I feel really lucky for all the opportunities I have right now. It’s such an interesting […]

Wisconsin’s Primary Next Week Is Going to Be a Catastrophe

On April 6, members of Biden’s rapid response team will join students across Washington, D.C., New York, and Massachusetts to make get-out-the-vote video calls through Zoom ahead of Wisconsin, representing the campaign’s first virtual phone bank of the cycle. In addition, Biden rolled out a slate of 40 new endorsements in the state, including former […]

Olympic sports fret over lost Games income

“We have a lot of IF with substantial reserves, but others work on a different business model, they have income from major events which are suspended, which can be a problem for the cashflow if they don’t have enough reserves,” said Andrew Ryan, director general of the Association of International Olympic Summer Sports Federations (ASOIF), […]