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2 Americans imprisoned in Iran, Lebanon released

2 Americans imprisoned in Iran, Lebanon released

WASHINGTON — An American jailed for months in Lebanon was released from custody Thursday, while a Navy veteran was granted medical furlough from an Iran prison as the country struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus, U.S. officials said.
Iran furloughs imprisoned US Navy vet amid virus concerns

Iran furloughs imprisoned US Navy vet amid virus concerns

WASHINGTON — Iran has granted a medical furlough to a U.S. Navy veteran who has been imprisoned in for more than a year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday.
Cannes Film Festival postponed, potentially to June or July

Cannes Film Festival postponed, potentially to June or July

NEW YORK — France's Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cautious optimism on Wall Street, markets rise with aid hope

Cautious optimism on Wall Street, markets rise with aid hope

NEW YORK — Stocks capped a wobbly day on Wall Street with solid gains Thursday, reflecting cautious optimism among investors that emergency action by the U.S.

Minnesota jury acquits sheriff's deputy in shooting death

STILLWATER, Minn. — A Minnesota sheriff's deputy was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter Thursday in the 2018 fatal shooting of a suicidal man who held a gun to his own head as he knelt in the street during a 40-minute standoff with police.
Museum scales back 25th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

Museum scales back 25th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is planning to offer a recorded, one-hour television program in place of a live ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing due to concerns about the spread of the
Virus-shocked Hollywood gets break with streaming services

Virus-shocked Hollywood gets break with streaming services

LOS ANGELES — Sports are on hold, theatres are closed and so are amusement parks, a disaster-movie scenario that has Hollywood reeling.
Vital but vulnerable, cleaners hold the line against a virus

Vital but vulnerable, cleaners hold the line against a virus

NEW YORK — When hospitals need to prep a room for the next coronavirus test, when jetliners discharge their passengers at the gate, when suburbanites start to take sanitary precautions more seriously, the call goes out: Send in the cleaners.
In response to virus, Bank of England cuts main rate to 0.1%

In response to virus, Bank of England cuts main rate to 0.1%

LONDON — The Bank of England slashed its main interest rate to 0.1%, the lowest level since its founding in 1694, and reactivated a bond-buying stimulus program to cushion against the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic.
Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

Years before he journeyed to "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling made a brief detour to the strike zone.