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Zion Is Latest National Park to Close Amid Virus Spread

Zion Is Latest National Park to Close Amid Virus Spread

NEWS | By Lindsay Whitehurts and Brady McCombs | Apr 4
The red rock vistas at Zion National Park were closed to the public Friday as the Utah site became the latest national park to lock its gates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

'Disaster' Feared If Sick Moved to California Nursing Homes

'Disaster' Feared If Sick Moved to California Nursing Homes

NEWS | By Michael R. Blood | Apr 4
A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials.

Dr. Fauci's Face Will Soon Be on A Bobblehead

Dr. Fauci's Face Will Soon Be on A Bobblehead

ENTERTAINMENT | By Carrie Antlfinger | Apr 4
The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead.

How Can an Orchestra Perform on Lockdown? French Orchestra Provides a Stirring Answer

How Can an Orchestra Perform on Lockdown? French Orchestra Provides a Stirring Answer

The National Orchestra of France has posted a stirring video of Ravel's "Bolero" performed with each member in lockdown.

Fantasy Baseball, When Real Ball Is the Fantasy

Fantasy Baseball, When Real Ball Is the Fantasy

NEWS | By Dan Sewell | Apr 4
Instead of cleaning out the basement as planned two weeks ago in our self-isolating home, I returned upstairs carrying a box of Strat-O-Matic cards and drew up a March Madness baseball tournament with the best teams of all time.

Hungary's Orban Strikes Back At EU Criticism on Extra Powers

Hungary's Orban Strikes Back At EU Criticism on Extra Powers

NEWS | Apr 4
Hungary's prime minister struck back at his critics in the European Union, saying he has "no time" for dealing with some of them during the coronavirus pandemic and accusing others of wanting to "loot" the country.

Hacker Posts Racial Slur on Fan Chat with Black NHL Player

Hacker Posts Racial Slur on Fan Chat with Black NHL Player

NEWS | Apr 4
A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.

Not Real News False Coronavirus Claims and Phony Remedies

Not Real News False Coronavirus Claims and Phony Remedies

NEWS | By Beatrice Dupuy, Arijeta Lajka, and Amanda Seitz | Apr 4
None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

McGrath Offers Quick Response to McConnell Virus-Related Ad

McGrath Offers Quick Response to McConnell Virus-Related Ad

NEWS | By Bruce Schreiner | Apr 4
Democrat Amy McGrath has punched back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing him of seeking a political windfall from an economic aid package while the coronavirus crisis worsens.

Marvel Remakes Release Calendar; 'Mulan' Moves to Late July

Marvel Remakes Release Calendar; 'Mulan' Moves to Late July

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Apr 4
The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies.


Entertainment

 Review :: The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

Review :: The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 4
What better time than now to revisit the fascinating 2016 documentary "The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille," which examines a little-known aspect of the great filmmaker's ambitious work?


Business

Insurance Marketplaces Offer Help with Coronavirus Job Cuts

Insurance Marketplaces Offer Help with Coronavirus Job Cuts

FINANCE | By Tom Murphy | Apr 4
More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic.


Technology

New Phone-Only Quibi Aims for Bite of Digital Entertainment

New Phone-Only Quibi Aims for Bite of Digital Entertainment

PERSONAL TECH | By Lynn Elber | Apr 4
Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of "60 Minutes?" There's an app for that!


Finance

Ptown Select Board Member Ignites Controversy with Viral Post

Ptown Select Board Member Ignites Controversy with Viral Post

NATIONAL | Mar 30
Travel to Provincetown during the COVID-19 crisis became an issue this past week when Select Board member Lise King "posted a Facebook message on Thursday that she found painful to write.


Cars

Keep Your Car Clean to Reduce Risk from Coronavirus

Keep Your Car Clean to Reduce Risk from Coronavirus

AUTO NEWS | By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Apr 4
Since vehicle interiors are essentially small contained spaces, it is important to take steps to reduce the risk of contracting the virus while driving or riding inside.


Style

4 Cointreau Cocktails to Shake Up Your Weekend

4 Cointreau Cocktails to Shake Up Your Weekend

FOOD/DRINK | Apr 3
You've got it stocked in your home bar, but what exactly is Cointreau? The orange-flavored liqueur dates back to 1885, but most of us aren't sure what to do with it besides using it as a component in a margarita. Until now.


Health/Fitness

Governor to Take Ventilators for NYC as Hospitals Buckle

Governor to Take Ventilators for NYC as Hospitals Buckle

HEALTH | By Marina Villenueve, John Leicester, Aritz Parra | Apr 3
With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren't using them.


Travel

With Parks Closed, Disney to Start Furloughs in 2 Weeks

With Parks Closed, Disney to Start Furloughs in 2 Weeks

CORPORATE | By Mike Schneider | Apr 3
Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California.


Nightlife

'One Magical Weekend' Canceled for 2020

'One Magical Weekend' Canceled for 2020

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 3
The annual "One Magical Weekend" event that brings LGTBQ revelers to Orlando from around the world has been canceled for 2020, organizers of the event said in a release.