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Asian shares skid on virus worries, bleak BOJ survey

TOKYO — Asian shares mostly fell Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 4.5% to finish at 18,065.41. U.S.
Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

NEW YORK — With refrigerated morgue trucks parked on New York City's streets to collect the surging number of dead, public health officials projected Tuesday that the coronavirus could ultimately kill more than 100,000 people across the U.S.
White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S.
McConnell: Impeachment 'diverted attention' from coronavirus

McConnell: Impeachment 'diverted attention' from coronavirus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial distracted the federal government from the coronavirus as it reached the United States in January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, despite warnings at the time from public h

Finances hurting? Watch 'Let's Make a Deal'

NEW YORK — Instead of watching their own finances crater, shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week.
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate chan
Stocks fall, capping Wall Street's worst quarter since 2008

Stocks fall, capping Wall Street's worst quarter since 2008

NEW YORK — Stocks fell Tuesday to close out Wall Street’s worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P 500 dropped a final 1.
'America's Test Kitchen' has the recipe to hit season 20

'America's Test Kitchen' has the recipe to hit season 20

LOS ANGELES — There are cooking shows hosted by celebrities, some of whom may know a fricassee from a frittata, and shows that feature arrogant chefs and bad cooks.
'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19

'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last Dance” will run in the U.S.
'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

LOS ANGELES — The red carpets are rolled up in storage, the A-listers holed up in mansions, multiplex doors are closed. For now, at least, the coronavirus has shut down much of Hollywood.