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Trump says he's taking malaria drug to protect against virus

Trump says he's taking malaria drug to protect against virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be administered for COVID-19 in a hospital or research setting due to po

Sheriff: Boy dead after police chase partly taped by TV crew

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A man led Alabama officers and a reality television crew on a weekend chase that ended when he crashed his vehicle into a tanker truck, killing the man's 15-year-old son, authorities said.
California relaxes some county criteria for reopening

California relaxes some county criteria for reopening

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom relaxed county reopening criteria on Monday, a move he said will allow most of the state’s 58 counties to begin allowing dining in restaurants and other services.
Germany, France propose virus recovery fund for EU economy

Germany, France propose virus recovery fund for EU economy

BERLIN — The leaders of Germany and France agreed Monday on a one-off 500 billion-euro ($543 billion) fund to help the European Union recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a proposal that would add further cash to an arsenal of financial measures th
Lives Lost: An unassuming maestro of Sunday soundtracks

Lives Lost: An unassuming maestro of Sunday soundtracks

At funerals, he made the organ moan, and at weddings, it thundered in joy. On Christmas, bells twinkled; on Easter, trumpets blasted.
New protest in Albania over National Theater demolition

New protest in Albania over National Theater demolition

TIRANA, Albania — Albanian artists and opposition party supporters gathered for a second day Monday to protest authorities' demolition of the crumbling National Theater building in the capital, which has triggered strong political tension amid a majo
St John Paul II honoured as Poland sees new abuse allegations

St John Paul II honoured as Poland sees new abuse allegations

WARSAW, Poland — St.

Jewish extremist convicted in arson that killed Arab toddler

JERUSALEM — An Israeli district court on Monday convicted a Jewish extremist of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, a case that had sent shock waves through Israel and helped fuel months of Israeli-Palesti
Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow

Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in the second half of the year, assuming the coronavirus doesn't erupt in a second wave.
Churches may reopen, but many services won’t have singing

Churches may reopen, but many services won’t have singing

(RNS) — They are words the Rev. John Witvliet, an expert on Christian worship, never thought he would hear himself say.