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The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

NEW YORK — Museums prepared to shut their doors, the opera was silenced, lights dimmed on Broadway, big gatherings were banned and the subway was shunned as the largest city in the United States wound down Thursday amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
European Central Bank deploys stimulus to ease virus damage

European Central Bank deploys stimulus to ease virus damage

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank deployed targeted new stimulus measures to cushion the shock to the economy from the virus outbreak, but its president said monetary policy couldn't do it alone and called for a "decisive and determined” response
German intel deems part of far-right AfD party 'extremist'

German intel deems part of far-right AfD party 'extremist'

BERLIN — German authorities are formally placing parts of the far-right Alternative for Germany party under surveillance after classifying it as extremist, the country's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday.
Broadway shows will go on despite virus concerns

Broadway shows will go on despite virus concerns

NEW YORK — The new coronavirus has reached Broadway, but the shows on the Great White Way are scheduled to go on as planned.
Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be "totally confused" by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer's

Las Vegas movie exhibition CinemaCon cancelled due to virus

LOS ANGELES — The annual movie exhibition and trade show CinemaCon has been cancelled in Las Vegas due to coronavirus, scuttling one of Hollywood's premier hype machines.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian hospital with new virus

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian hospital with new virus

SYDNEY, Australia — Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are isolated in stable condition in an Australian hospital Thursday after contracting the new coronavirus, the actor and Australian officials said.

Americans snap to attention on virus as big events cancelled

A basketball tournament, with no fans. A St. Patrick’s Day, with no parades. College campuses, with no students. Corporate headquarters, with barren cubicles.
Princess Cruises suspending global operations for 60 days

Princess Cruises suspending global operations for 60 days

MIAMI — Princess Cruises, which had one of its ships quarantined off the coast of Japan last month, is suspending global operations through early May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cruise line, which is part of Carnival Corp.
Mother of 3 of Floyd Mayweather Jr's children found dead

Mother of 3 of Floyd Mayweather Jr's children found dead

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — An ex-girlfriend of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. who was the mother of three of his children was found dead in a Southern California suburb, authorities said.