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Whistleblower: US failed to prepare, sought quick virus fix

Whistleblower: US failed to prepare, sought quick virus fix

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a senior government scientist alleged in a whistleblower complaint Tuesday. Dr.
Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.

Radcliffe, Beckham to read first 'Harry Potter' fantasy book

LOS ANGELES — Celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe, David Beckham and Dakota Fanning will take part in chapter-by-chapter readings of J.K. Rowling’s first “Harry Potter” book.
Fiat Chrysler swings to loss as virus hits production, sales

Fiat Chrysler swings to loss as virus hits production, sales

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday reported a first-quarter net loss of 1.7 billion euros ($1.
As Trump resumes travel, staff takes risks to prepare trip

As Trump resumes travel, staff takes risks to prepare trip

WASHINGTON — For much of the last two months, President Donald Trump has rarely left the grounds of the White House as he’s dealt with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and sought to minimize his own exposure to the disease.

US service sector shrinks; first time since Great Recession

WASHINGTON — The U.S. service sector shrank for the first time in a decade last month as the pandemic forced shutdowns and layoffs nationwide. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its service-sector index fell to 41.
Coronavirus returns long-banned drive-in movies to Iran

Coronavirus returns long-banned drive-in movies to Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — The new coronavirus pandemic has brought back something unseen in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution: a drive-in movie theatre .
In 'Becoming,' a starring role for Michelle Obama

In 'Becoming,' a starring role for Michelle Obama

NEW YORK — In the backstage hallways of Washington D.C.’s Capital One Arena, Michelle Obama walks arm-in-arm with her husband, Barack Obama.
Kingfish Ingram wins 5 Blues Music Awards in online show

Kingfish Ingram wins 5 Blues Music Awards in online show

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram took home five Blues Music Awards in an online ceremony that featured appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and other musicians.
Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys' wins Pulitzer Prize

Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys' wins Pulitzer Prize

NEW YORK — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday.