AP Explains: Mexican women to march against gender violence

Major banks, media companies and law firms have joined the call for women to become “invisible” for a day. The Coparmex business group encouraged its more than 36,000 members across the country to take part, estimating the one-day work stoppage will cost the economy hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Coronavirus COVID-19 cases in India reach 2902, death toll at 68 – highest spike in last 24 hours

Earlier on Friday, Joint Secretary of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Luv Agrawal said that 647 positive cases of coronavirus infection spanning across 14 states, linked to Tablighi Jamaat, have been found till April 3. The states and UTs are–Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, […]

Coronavirus live updates: Newsom issues order protecting consumers from price gouging

3:09 p.m. Don’t force fire victims to rebuild during outbreak, Lara says. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a notice Friday telling insurance companies to stop enforcing deadlines on policyholders for claims or coverage until 90 days after any state of emergency has ended related to COVID-19. The notice applies to deadlines for claim forms, […]

Here’s how freelancers can get unemployment pay for work lost to coronavirus

I can’t work because I am caring for someone who is sick and am quarantined. The law provides you with unemployment coverage, too. Apply online with your state unemployment insurance office. Self-employed individuals may also be entitled to a tax credit for sick days under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was signed into […]

The Woodlands community figure Mike Bass dies at 77

“I do remember (a) meeting (when) a consultant was trying to establish rapport between people who were going to be on the task force. One of the things he asked Nelda Blair and Joel Deretchin was what are your favorite sounds, Nelda’s was a champagne cork popping, Joel’s was a viola concerto,” Cunningham added. “His […]

A classic ‘Twilight Zone’ episode warns us how not to behave during a pandemic

What do you do when a neighbor who you think might be sick asks you to take them to the hospital? Will you go to the bedside of an ailing family member even if it means risking your health? Will you hoard food and supplies at the expense of others who may need them more?

Some cities see jumps in domestic violence during the pandemic

Ed Gonzalez, the sheriff of Texas’ Harris County, which includes Houston, said his county has had two domestic violence murders in the last two weeks, including one in which a husband allegedly left his three young children at home with the body of his wife and went to the police to turn himself in.