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'The Flash' actor Logan Williams dies at the age of 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 6:09pm

Actor Logan Williams, who appeared in CW’s “The Flash” as the young Barry Allen, has died. He was 16.

Police arrest hospital aide in thefts of equipment, supplies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 4:40pm

A housekeeping employee at a Prescott hospital has been fired after being arrested on suspicion of stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak unfolded, police said Saturday.

Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 3:52pm

scheduled to begin Sept. 10 — will start on time with fans in seats. But that seemed too optimistic for California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was asked if he thought the NFL season would start on time.

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Kevin Freking, Colleen Long and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 12:21pm

While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the general election.

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 11:57am

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus. She was 86.

Civil rights hero Lowery honored at private Atlanta funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 11:32am

Family of the Rev. Joseph Lowery gathered Saturday for a small, private funeral for the civil rights veteran who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. and decades later delivered a prayer before 1.8 million at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

South Dakota lawmaker dies of coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 11:27am

A South Dakota state lawmaker who was among several family members to contract the coronavirus has died.

Divers search for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 10:32am

Divers and boats on Saturday resumed the search in the Chesapeake Bay for the bodies of the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland police said.

NY gets 1,100 ventilators with help from China, Oregon

Karen Matthews and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:53am

New York secured a planeload of ventilators from China on Saturday, and Oregon was sending a shipment of its own to battle the coronavirus pandemic at its U.S. core, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. But the governor's startling plan to force hospitals elsewhere in the state to give spare ventilators to the fight in New York City apparently hadn't yet materialized, a day after he ordered them to surrender 20% of any unused supply to the National Guard for temporary redistribution. The state got 1,000 ventilators after the Chinese government facilitated a donation from billionaires Jack Ma and Joseph Tsai, the co-founders of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Cuomo said. He added that the state of Oregon had volunteered to send 140 more breathing machines.

Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperation

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:21am

Shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour, goods flown in on a private plane.

Lives Lost: Detroit woman, mother of 4, loved ballroom dance

Kat Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:16am

When Laneeka Barksdale got so sick from the coronavirus that she had to be hospitalized, she tried to keep family from driving her there so as not to put them in danger.

Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:07am

#WashTheHate, #RacismIsAVirus, #IAmNotCOVID19 — and online forums to report incidents. Critics say President Donald Trump made things worse by calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus.”

A gentler Gotham? NYers anxiously wait out coronavirus

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 8:22am

To a casting director, he might have seemed the perfect impatient New Yorker — broad, bald and with a booming voice, tattoos on his neck and hands visible under his construction jacket. Justin Hunter stood in line outside the Park Slope Food Coop, one of several dozen shoppers spaced 6 feet apart in a queue that stretched around the corner.

Florida mom seeks custody of son, says father is virus risk

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 8:19am

A Florida mother is asking a judge to allow her to keep custody of her 2-year-old son during the pandemic, claiming the boy's father and his fiance are at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus since they're first-responders.

Pet fostering takes off as coronavirus keeps Americans home

Margery A. Beck and Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 7:06am

The Simeon family was heading home to Omaha from a Smoky Mountains vacation when Kim Simeon spotted a social media post from the Nebraska Humane Society, pleading with people to consider fostering a pet amid concerns about how the coronavirus would affect operations.

Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 10:02pm

Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation's medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the material is unusable.

Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 9:05pm

The singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 each to two emergency funds.

Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 8:42pm

Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation's medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the material is unusable.

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

Mary Clare Jalonick and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 8:40pm

President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, sidelining an independent watchdog who played a pivotal role in his impeachment even as his White House struggled with the deepening coronavirus pandemic.