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Flame arrival faces calls for Tokyo Olympics be delayed

Flame arrival faces calls for Tokyo Olympics be delayed

TOKYO — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there

US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Get out of jail? Inmates fearful of virus argue for release

Get out of jail? Inmates fearful of virus argue for release

NEW YORK — Coronavirus has become a “get out of jail" card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it's not a matter of if but when the deadly illness sweeps through
Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

DETROIT — Concerns about the spreading coronavirus are forcing most of North America's auto plants to close, at least temporarily.
400 foreigners stranded in Panama after 'tribal' festival

400 foreigners stranded in Panama after 'tribal' festival

PLAYA CHIQUITA, Panama — Between 400 and 500 foreigners are stranded in Panama after a “tribal” festival and music event ended with many of them being quarantined at the concert site near the Caribbean beach of Playa Chiquita, an organizer said Wedne
Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

MINNEAPOLIS — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked emergency authority to marshal industry to fight the coronavirus, as the economic fallout from the crisis mounted with word that nearly the entire U.S.
Europe's central bank launches new program to calm markets

Europe's central bank launches new program to calm markets

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank is launching a new, expanded program to buy financial assets in a bid to calm markets roiled by the virus outbreak and counter what is expected to be a recession in the 19 countries that use the euro currency.
Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders isn't leaving the presidential race. Instead, the Vermont senator and democratic socialist is back in a familiar place: on the outside looking in.
Treasury proposal: Deliver $500B to Americans starting April

Treasury proposal: Deliver $500B to Americans starting April

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it wants to dedicate $500 billion to start issuing direct payments to Americans by early next month as the centerpiece of a $1 trillion plan to stabilize the economy as the coronavirus epidemic thre
Harry and Meghan urge 'empathy and kindness' against virus

Harry and Meghan urge 'empathy and kindness' against virus

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness