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Heart patients avoided ERs as coronavirus hit, US study says

Heart patients avoided ERs as coronavirus hit, US study says

NEW YORK — Emergency room visits in the U.S. for chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring, according to a study that supports fears that the coronavirus outbreak scared away people from going to the hospital.
Searching for book buzz, authors turn to online launches for new releases

Searching for book buzz, authors turn to online launches for new releases

Author Sidura Ludwig had planned to tour the locations featured in her new book, "You Are Not What We Expected," on a vintage bus as part of a promotional launch that was set for this spring.

'#Blessed' doc looks at millennial appeal of C3 Church in Toronto

TORONTO — With a trendy vibe, slick marketing and celebrity members, some Christian churches like Hillsong and C3 are preaching to a new generation of parishioners.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13: June 7: Actress Virginia McKenna (“Born Free”) is 89. Singer Tom Jones is 80. Actor Ronald Pickup (“The Crown”) is 80.
Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in health workers and others closely exposed to people with the disease.
Review: Nick Lowe's sardonic duality on display on new EP

Review: Nick Lowe's sardonic duality on display on new EP

Nick Lowe, “Lay it On Me” (Yep Rock Records) In typical Nick Lowe fashion, the upbeat love song that's the title track of his latest EP, “Lay It On Me,” is immediately followed by a note of caution: “Don't Be Nice to Me.
U.S. news organizations focus on lives lost in the pandemic

U.S. news organizations focus on lives lost in the pandemic

NEW YORK — Many are familiar with some of the bold-faced names of people who died of COVID-19 — musician John Prine, NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy and music producer Hal Willner.
Cannes announces lineup for a festival cancelled by COVID

Cannes announces lineup for a festival cancelled by COVID

From an empty movie theatre in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been cancelled by the pandemic.
Cannes announces lineup for a festival cancelled by COVID

Cannes announces lineup for a festival cancelled by COVID

From an empty movie theatre in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been cancelled by the pandemic.
No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at re-opened museums

No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at re-opened museums

FLORENCE, Italy — The Uffizi Galleries, the most-visited museum in Italy, is open after three months of COVID-19 lockdown, delighting art lovers who don’t have to jostle with throngs of tourists thanks to new social distancing rules.