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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.
Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid.
Monaco's head of state Prince Albert II contracts new virus

Monaco's head of state Prince Albert II contracts new virus

PARIS — The palace of Monaco says its ruler, Prince Albert II, has tested positive for the new coronavirus but his health is not worrying. Albert, 62, appeared to be the first head of state who has publicly said he contracted the virus.