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Dodgers snapshot: Nomomania grips L.A. and Japan when Hideo Nomo dominates in 1995
The Dodgers' Hideo Nomo, with a quirky windup and devastating forkball, pioneered Japanese players coming to the U.S. by quickly becoming an All-Star.
The South Needs to Get Its Act Together If It Wants to Save Football Season
The clock is running down and no one is showing the level of discipline that it will take to win.
Trump sees off Navy’s hospital ship to NYC amid coronavirus crisis
"This ship is a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York, a place I  know very well, a place I love," he said at a small, socially-distant gathering of about a dozen military officials at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.
Condom shortage looms as coronavirus shuts down production
It’s time to take matters into your own hands. A week after New York City sent out a health announcement asking citizens to masturbate and avoid “rim jobs” during social isolation for the coronavirus, another crisis has hit our sexy times. According to the Guardian, a global shortage of condoms is looming after the coronavirus...
Former MLB All-Star Jim Edmonds hospitalized, being tested for coronavirus
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Jim Edmonds said in an Instagram post Saturday that he is hospitalized and is being tested for coronavirus.
Italy's coronavirus death toll passes 10,000; doubles in one week
Italy’s coronavirus fatalities have crossed 10,000, according to officials -- more than double the number of deaths reported just one week ago.
Alvin Ailey to stream full-length performances online
Dance company Alvin Ailey is moving online.
Sen. Amy Klocbuchar on husband's Covid-19 battle
Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells CNN's Dana Bash that her husband has "finally turned the corner" and is recovering back home after being diagnosed and hospitalized with Covid-19.
Fantasy baseball: What to do without Mets’ Noah Syndergaard
Thursday was supposed to be the first day we heard the crack of the bat and umpires screaming “Strike three” after the emphatic pop of the catchers’ glove. It was supposed to be the day we heard the roar of the crowd, cheering for the home team on Opening Day. Instead, there was silence. Thursday...
Spain tightens lockdown as coronavirus death toll spikes
Only essential workplaces to remain open, PM Sánchez says.
Hollywood hotspot Craig’s is sweetly easing coronavirus fears
As restaurants struggle to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis, Hollywood hotspot Craig’s has seen one unusual bright spot.
Your RV could help families of health care workers on the front lines against coronavirus
The idea is simple: Provide a cheap way for medical personnel to remain near their families without risking infecting them.
Three new species of flying dinosaurs discovered in Morocco
Apparently there were even more dinosaurs flying the fearsome skies. “Scientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100 [million] years ago,” according to the Guardian. The winged, fish-eating reptiles, called pterosaurs, inhabited prehistoric Morocco — back when the desert was an ocean. The discovery was made by David...
NFL player-turned-doctor Myron Rolle on ‘hectic’ coronavirus frontline
Myron Rolle has gone from the secondary at Florida State to the front lines at Massachusetts General Hospital. The former Rhodes Scholar and Tennessee Titans safety is now a doctor and third-year neurosurgery resident in Boston helping in the fight against the coronavirus. “I went down to the emergency department, and as I was walking...
Coronavirus Tales: How de Blasio’s sign language interpreter conveys mayor’s ‘disgust’
Most every day now, New Yorkers see Jonathan Lambert on TV — the 43-year-old, who lives in FiDi, is the certified deaf interpreter for Mayor de Blasio’s press briefings. I’ve worked with the mayor through major events and emergency situations — Ebola, snowstorms — before, but this is really high stakes. I remember with Ebola,...
Dem Sen. Peters: We Need to Make Sure Hospitals Have More Equipment and Supplies
During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) touted the coronavirus relief bill, but stated it won’t be the last piece of legislation on coronavirus Congress will need to pass, and they must make sure hospitals “have more resources, supplies,
Bad Bunny serves fierce drag looks and powerful message in new 'Yo Perreo Sola' music video
Bad Bunny dressed in drag for his new music video for "Yo Perreo Sola," which he dropped March 27. The song has a message about women's empowerment.
Coronavirus Tales: Pharmacist gives out meds — and toilet paper — for free
Omar Abouelnas, 26, lives in Sheepshead Bay and owns True Care Pharmacy in Boerum Hill — where they are giving out free medication and supplies to those in need. Seeing people terrified is upsetting, and I thought, “what can we do to help the community?” So we are giving away generic medicine to people who...
Mass streaming a success for St. Patrick’s Cathedral
All they needed to do to boost Mass attendance was to close the church doors. With Masses suspended until further notice due to coronavirus, Catholic churches across the state are suddenly taking the electronic highway to heaven — streaming and broadcasting services live so parishioners can follow at home. Church officials say electronic attendance is...
Trump mulls quarantine for New York, parts of New Jersey and Connecticut
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a two-week quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus from the country's epicenter, but he added that such a move would not affect trade in any way.
'Madden NFL Invitational' featuring Michael Vick and current, former players will provide coronavirus relief
Fox Sports will air a charity Madden NFL 20 tournament with Michael Vick, Matt Leinart and others for coronavirus relief at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Cuomo says he did not speak to Trump about a quarantine for New York
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How a chicken coop is helping four NHL players stay connected amid coronavirus shutdown
NHL players Logan Couture, Marc-Andre Fleury, Anze Kopitar and Ryan Getzlaf find plenty of time to show off on video chat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
French cops bust underground mask-sellers amid coronavirus shortage
Paris police are rooting out shady businesses illegally selling medical masks in the French capital, as officials scour the globe for more supplies to fight coronavirus. Authorities arrested a man last week after discovering 23,000 protective face shields in a truck in a chic neighborhood in western Paris. The man — who had a stack...
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson return to Los Angeles after coronavirus diagnoses: reports
Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson were spotted back in Los Angeles after being diagnosed and treated for coronavirus in Australia.
Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis
Just days after his commanding primary victories in Florida, Arizona and Illinois, the coronavirus has turned former Vice President Joe Biden into a virtual prisoner of his Delaware home, where he’s reduced to sniping at President Trump from the family rec room. “He’s making himself irrelevant,” Saikat Chakrabarti, a former chief of staff to Queens...
EPA cites COVID-19 as reason to suspend regulation of polluters
"The administration should be giving its all toward making our country healthier right now. Instead, it is taking advantage of an unprecedented public health crisis," said former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
Experts say face masks can help slow COVID-19, despite previous claims
To mask or not to mask, that is the question. But scientists now think you may want to put a face mask on it after all — if you have one. Their advice is laid out in a new report in Science Magazine. People in Asian countries have been wearing masks for months, which the head...
A 3rd NYPD member dies of coronavirus after hundreds of officers test positive
At least 512 members of the New York Police Deparment have tested positive for coronavirus, a senior NYPD official said.
What the coronavirus bailout means for Hollywood workers
Entertainment unions applaud the U.S. government coronavirus bailout, saying it will provide much needed relief to workers. Here's what you need to know.
New U.S. company to deliver slimmed-down ventilators
As U.S. demand for ventilators skyrockets during the coronavirus pandemic, smaller medical device makers are simplifying their designs and pushing other work aside to make more of the devices. Gavino Garay has more.
Over 1,600 New York State inmates married behind bars in past 6 years
Love is most in the air at max-security Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville, home to about 2,200 prisoners, where wedding bells rang 145 times.
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Donald Trump: 'We May Need' New York City Coronavirus Quarantine
"They’re having problems down in Florida. A lot of New Yorkers are going down. We don’t want that," Trump said. "Heavily infected."
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Chicago to Turn McCormick Place into 3,000-Bed Hospital
The city of Chicago is turning McCormick Place convention center into a 3,000-bed makeshift hospital to treat coronavirus patients.
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Teen Who May Have Died of Coronavirus Denied Medical Care Because He Lacked Insurance
The death of 17-year-old in Lancaster, California had been linked to COVID-19 but authorities later said further study by the CDC was necessary.
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4 Ways China Gains from the Coronavirus Pandemic
Despite outrage over Beijing’s initial coverup of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak, the country is already attempting to leverage the global pandemic at a time the U.S. finds itself in survival mode.
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Trump approves Michigan disaster declaration after war of words with governor
The squabble has been one of several conflicts simmering between Trump and governors who have criticized the federal response to the pandemic.
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What We Can Learn From Germany
Lots of cases. Relatively few deaths. What is going on?
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Heathrow worker, daughter die from coronavirus within a day of each other
A Heathrow Airport worker and his 33-year-old daughter died within less than 24 hours of each other from the coronavirus this week, according to a new report. Sudhir Sharma, 61, lost his battle with the deadly bug on Wednesday, a day before his pharmacist daughter, Pooja, died, the Daily Mirror reported. The elder Sharma was...
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Whales May Face More Fatal Ship Collisions as Ocean Temperatures Warm
Scientists also say the number of whales killed in a collision are under-reported because their bodies often sink
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With the Olympics off, track star takes training cues from ‘Rocky’
In August 2018, track sensation Sydney McLaughlin made seismic moves for her career. The Dunellen, NJ, native left the University of Kentucky, forgoing her remaining three years of NCAA eligibility to turn pro, moved out to Los Angeles, notched a blockbuster deal with New Balance worth a reported $1.5 million a year and signed with...
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14 workout essentials handy for while you’re stuck at home
Being stuck indoors doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit. In fact, the demand for online and live-streamed classes is surging. With gyms across the nation closed, plenty of instructors are offering classes on Instagram, YouTube, Zoom, and elsewhere. Whether you need to sweat, get your heart rate soaring, or meditate your way to calm, there’s...
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The FDA approves a coronavirus test that can give results in 5 minutes
A medical provider prepares for a patient at the STRIDE Community Health Center’s Covid-19 drive-through testing site in Aurora, Colorado on March 26, 2020. | Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images A new test from Abbott can detect coronavirus in minutes. It will ship next week. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a molecular test that can diagnose novel coronavirus infections within a matter of minutes. The test, created by Abbott Laboratories, is highly portable and can be used in a wide variety of settings, from hospital emergency rooms to urgent care clinics to physicians’ offices. The company says it expects to start shipping the kit out to health care providers next week, and that it will be able to deliver 50,000 tests a day by April 1. Abbott’s coronavirus test will be run on its “ID NOW” platform, which is already used for rapidly diagnosing patients who are sick with things like influenza and strep throat. The test looks for fragments of the coronavirus genome in samples picked up through a throat or nose swab. It can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes, and negative results within 13 minutes. It’s about the size of a toaster, and weighs less than 7 pounds. “With rapid testing on ID NOW, healthcare providers can perform molecular point-of-care testing outside the traditional four walls of a hospital in outbreak hotspots,” said Abbott president and COO Robert Ford. If distributed effectively, the test could help expand national testing capacity, better allowing public health experts to understand which populations are most at risk of infection, and helping state and federal officials better plan response strategies. Such a test would also dramatically reduce testing backlog — currently, many Americans who are able to access testing face long wait times. In fact, test results can take over a week, a delay that endangers particularly high-risk individuals. For these reasons, Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, called the new test a “game changer” in dealing with the outbreak. “The Abbot Lab test will give fast point of care immediately, and hopefully more accurately than old test,” he tweeted on Friday. Faster test results will help public health experts, lawmakers, and everyone else The Abbott test also has the potential to play a significant role in accelerating the speed at which health care providers make crucial decisions about identifying and isolating people infected with coronavirus. “This is really going to provide a tremendous opportunity for front-line caregivers, those having to diagnose a lot of infections, to close the gap with our testing,” John Frels, vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics, told Bloomberg News. “A clinic will be able to turn that result around quickly, while the patient is waiting.” Currently, the wait time is much longer than the Abbott test allows for. Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, two major private companies, say that on average they deliver results in four to five days. Many reports suggest it can take a week or more to get test results back. That waiting time poses a particularly serious problem for high-risk patients who may need to stop treatment for other health problems to isolate. For example, a cancer patient in Ohio reported waiting over a week to get results back on a coronavirus test — and his doctors were forced to pause his cancer care while waiting for those results. Shortening wait times for tests is also a crucial tool for policymakers and public health officials — quicker diagnoses should help the government and health care system have a more accurate assessment of how many cases are actually popping up in real time — and assist them in understanding whether measures to prevent Covid-19’s spread are working. Testing in the US is well behind the country’s international peers. In the past week, the number of coronavirus tests conducted in the US surpassed the number of tests done in Italy and South Korea — two countries that dealt with serious outbreaks and have been testing aggressively for the virus. But according to the New York Times, the US still lags behind both countries in terms of tests per capita: While South Korea has conducted about 700 tests per 100,000 people, and Italy about 600 tests per 100,000 people, the US has done fewer than 200 tests per 100,000 people. Even with that low rate of testing, the US has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country in the world, a fact some experts believe means the country has a number of unconfirmed cases that faster testing could help reveal. According to the Times report, published Thursday, about 65,000 coronavirus tests are being performed a day in the US, but experts say that 150,000 tests are needed a day to identify and separate infected patients quickly — and Abbott’s test would go a long way toward helping the US reach that number.
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Indian migrant workers flee New Delhi in crowded buses amid coronavirus lockdown
The exodus from New Delhi started Wednesday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a three-week full lockdown, according to the Associated Press.
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New York moves presidential primary to June 23
New York postponed its presidential primary from April 28 to June 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I don't think it's wise to be bringing people to one location to vote," Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.
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Stimulus check calculator: How much will you receive?
A calculator that can help you figure out the amount you will receive from the coronavirus stimulus package.
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As USNS Comfort departs for NY, Trump calls it a 'message of hope and solidarity'
President Donald Trump on Saturday gave remarks as the USNS Comfort, loaned to the novel coronavirus cause by the U.S. Navy, departed for New York.
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The stimulus bill includes a tax break for the 1%
While health care workers race against the clock to keep up with the escalating medical caseload while trying to keep themselves and their families safe, Congress was still able to find the time to give money away to rich people, writes Ed McCaffery.
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