Country star and Grand Ole Opry member Jan Howard passes away at age 91

Her most personal song was perhaps My Son, which she wrote as plea for her son Jimmy’s safe return from the Vietnam war. He was killed two weeks after its release in 1968. Another son later killed himself.

China oil imports in Jan-Feb from Saudi Arabia rise 26% from year ago

* Jan-Feb Saudi shipments 1.79 mln bpd; +26% y/y * Russian Jan-Feb imports 1.71 mln bpd; +11% y/y * Iranian shipments down 81% y/y * Zero imports from the U.S. and Venezuela Jan-Feb By Muyu Xu and Chen Aizhu BEIJING/SINGAPORE, March 25 (Reuters) – China’s crude oil imports in the first two months of 2020 […]

Santa Rosa police detective dies from coronavirus complications

The veteran police officer had most recently been assigned to the department’s Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Team, Police Chief Rainer Navarro said in a statement Tuesday. He said Armer had “faithfully served” the Santa Rosa community as a member of the Police Department “family” for two decades.

Stan Lee reveals his struggle with pneumonia: ‘I miss you all’

“And I want you to know that I still love you all,” he continued. “And I think that Marvel and Spidey and I had the best group of fans that any group in the world ever had and I sure appreciate it. So let me know how you’re doing. I hope everything is going well […]

Joan Lee, wife of comics icon Stan Lee, dies at 93

A spokesperson for the Lee family said in a statement to EW that Joan “passed away this morning quietly and surrounded by her family. The family ask that you please give them time to grieve and respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

From zero to hero: Italy’s Chinese help beat coronavirus

Italy was one of the first nations to cut air links with China, on Jan. 31, though many of its Chinese residents found their way home via third countries. On Feb. 8, almost a month before closing all schools, it offered students returning from holidays in China the right to stop attending classes.

FOREX-Dollar gains on Japanese demand before fiscal year end, pandemic weighs on mood

TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) – The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday as Japanese investors and companies rushed to cover a shortage of the U.S. currency before their fiscal year end, but sentiment remained fragile as the global coronavirus crisis showed no signs of abating.

FOREX-Dollar up, but yuan sluggish as traders sceptical of China PMI bounce

The antipodean currencies have come under heavy selling pressure over recent weeks as their close economic ties to China and the global commodities trade make them vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak. (Reporting by Stanley White Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

FOREX-Dollar gains, yuan steady after China PMI in cautious trade

China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index unexpectedly showed activity swung to expansion in March, but traders tempered their optimism because China’s economy is still expected to suffer a steep economic contraction in the first quarter and other major economies are also taking a big hit.

FOREX-Dollar holds the advantage as China PMI fails to calm nerves

China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index unexpectedly showed activity swung to expansion in March, but traders tempered their optimism because China’s economy is still expected to suffer a steep economic contraction in the first quarter and other major economies are also taking a big hit.