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Quake off Russia's far east islands prompts tsunami warning

MOSCOW — A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands on Wednesday and a tsunami warning was issued for the closest shores. The U.S.
Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
A virus rages, a flame goes out: Tokyo Games reset for 2021

A virus rages, a flame goes out: Tokyo Games reset for 2021

Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus.

Possible twister: Damage reports at Mississippi-Alabama line

FLORENCE, Ala. — A suspected tornado heavily damaged a store and other structures Tuesday in northern Mississippi and Alabama as a severe storm system crossed the Deep South, authorities said.

Avenatti asks judge to nix Nike jury verdict or OK new trial

NEW YORK — The once high-flying California attorney Michael Avenatti wants a judge to reject a jury verdict that found he tried to extort Nike.
Though scuttled, SXSW still goes ahead with film awards

Though scuttled, SXSW still goes ahead with film awards

NEW YORK — South by Southwest, the sprawling Austin, Texas, conference and festival, was one of the first major gatherings cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic.
'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'In The Heights' postponed due to virus

'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'In The Heights' postponed due to virus

NEW YORK — Warner Bros. on Tuesday delayed the summer release of “Wonder Woman 1984” and removed the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's “In the Heights” from its schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

MADRID — Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people suspected of dying from the new coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday.
Valeria Luiselli's 'Lost Children Archive' wins Folio Prize

Valeria Luiselli's 'Lost Children Archive' wins Folio Prize

LONDON — Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli’s novel “Lost Children Archive” won the Rathbones Folio Prize for literature on Monday at a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Albert Uderzo, a creator of French hero Asterix, dies at 92

Albert Uderzo, a creator of French hero Asterix, dies at 92

PARIS — Albert Uderzo, one of the two creators of the beloved comic book character Asterix, who captured the spirit of the Gauls of yore and grew a reputation worldwide, died on Tuesday. He was 92.