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A hearse was stolen with a body still inside. Then a car chase on a LA freeway ensued.
The casket – with body undisturbed – was recovered from the scene after authorities followed the stolen vehicle onto the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles.
On This Day: 28 February 1966
Fans occupied Liverpool's famous Cavern Club to protest its closure. (Feb. 28)       
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Boy with autism denied First Communion at Catholic church: 'That is discrimination,' mom says
The reason given by the Catholic church: The boy has autism, and is unable to express the contrition the church requires before receiving Communion.       
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US workers didn't have proper gear to work with coronavirus evacuees, HHS whistleblower claims
A whistleblower alleges Health and Human Services employees didn't have proper protection when working with coronavirus evacuees in California.      
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Here's what we know about the five co-workers killed in Milwaukee Molson Coors shooting
The five co-workers killed in Molson Coors shooting were power house operators, machinists and electricians, Milwaukee police said.        
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AP Top Stories February 28
Here's the latest for Friday February 28th: More markets drop amid coronavirus concerns; Steps of US patient retraced; Democrats campaign for South Carolina primary; Houston residents told to boil water after water main burst.        
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Meet the family onboard Thomas The Tank Engine
It's 75 years since "The Railway Series" was published by "Thomas The Tank Engine" author, Reverend Wilbert Awdry. AP speaks to his family about where the train tales came from and how it went from a bedtime story to an international TV show. (Feb. 28)       
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ShowBiz Minute: BTS, Polanski, Domingo
Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows; Top nominee Roman Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim; Plácido Domingo revises apology. (Feb. 28)       
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Trump defends US response to coronavirus
Before celebrating Black History Month in a ceremony in the East Room at the White House, President Donald Trump sat down with a group of the attendees and defended his administration's handling of the global health threat of the coronavirus. (Feb. 28)       
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'Spenser Confidential' cast voice coronavirus concerns
The cast of "Spenser Confidential" explain their plans for trying to avoid the coronavirus at the premiere in LA. (Feb. 28)       
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Luke Bryan: 'Everyone should get a fair opportunity'
Country music star Luke Bryan talks about how he's seen Nashville change in terms of gender equality. (Feb. 28)       
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Helen Mirren's unique casting decisions
While Helen Mirren picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award in Berlin, she revealed a unique and interesting take on how to pick a role. (Feb. 28)       
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Zellweger's low-key Oscar celebration
Actress Renee Zellweger reveals how she celebrated her Oscar win for "Judy." (Feb. 28)       
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Powell on Cruise's 'magical' suiting up for new 'Top Gun'
Actor Glen Powell and the crew of the upcoming "Top Gun: Maverick" couldn't help but hum the theme song as Tom Cruise suited up while shooting the action sequel. (Feb. 28)       
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Coogan goes cheap on the teeth in 'Greed'
Actor Steve Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom admit they wouldn't pay out for the billionaire teeth donned by Coogan's character in his latest film, "Greed." (Feb. 28)       
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First US coronavirus case of unknown origin
Public health officials are retracing the steps of a Northern California woman believed to be the first person in the U.S. to contract the coronavirus without traveling internationally or being in close contact with anyone who had it. (Feb. 28)      
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Aides, lawmakers work behind the scenes to try to sway Trump on Jeff Sessions before Alabama Senate primary
Jeff Sessions wants to win back his old Alabama Senate seat on Super Tuesday, while aides and lawmakers are trying to shape Trump's views on him.       
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25-year-old teacher dies after waiting hours at Wisconsin ER. She's not the only one.
A federal inspection found care was delayed for Tashonna Ward and six other patients at Froedtert Hospital in December and January.       
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Trump honors African American History Month
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump met with African American supporters and hosted an African American History Month reception on Thursday at the White House. (Feb. 28)       
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Sanders and Biden dispute who can win
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in South Carolina, said he doesn't believe that Joe Biden can beat President Trump. Biden criticized a frequent Sanders theme, saying "this nation isn't looking for a revolution." (Feb. 28)       
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More patients getting second weight loss surgery
As weight loss surgery becomes more common in the U.S., so is the need for second operation because it's not working. The rising number of patients returning for another shows the persistent difficulty in treating obesity over the long term. (Feb. 28)       
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Biden: This nation isn't looking for a revolution
Biden: This nation isn't looking for a revolution       
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Firefighter who recovered brother's body at ground zero buried after dying of 9/11-linked cancer
Dan Foley was mourned as another 9/11 casualty – a victim of ground zero's toxic air, which brought on the pancreatic cancer that took his life.
A joke gone too far? Some police departments are offering to 'test' meth for coronavirus. Not everybody is laughing
Law enforcement agencies across the nation are jokingly encouraging meth users to bring their drugs in so they can be tested for coronavirus.
In California: Collecting 20 million records on government pay, an agency at a time
And an owl flies off into the world, recovered from injuries sustained in a fire. Also, six months after deadly boat fire — what caused it? Plus: I talk with Robert Fellner, the executive director of Transparent California, which has gathered millions of records on what government workers earn.
AP Top Stories February 27th P
WHO cautions on coronavirus readiness; Pope Francis ill; hearse and corpse recovered after chase; Dow tumbles again. (Feb. 27)
Census looks to avoid US population undercount
Census looks to avoid US population undercount
Health officials expand testing for coronavirus
In the wake of the latest California case, U.S. health officials on Thursday expanded their criteria for who should get tested, and took steps to increase testing. (Feb. 27)
Buttigieg back in political fray after respite
A bit hoarse and with an occasional cough, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg returned to the political fray Thursday, resuming a whirlwind schedule after taking a half-day to rest after getting hit with a bad cold. (Feb. 27)
Police ID brewery shooter as 15-year electrician
Police have identified the man who gunned down five co-workers at Molson Coors brewery as 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill of Milwaukee. Ferrill's neighbors have said he worked at the brewery complex for 15 years as an electrician. (Feb. 27)