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How Giants are handling their virtual NFL Draft 2020 prep
The Giants are moving forward with their draft preparation with all their coaches, scouts and front office executives scattered across the country. Meetings are held via video conferencing, with as many as 15-20 participants at a time. For the first time, there is no physical draft board situated at the team facility. The board this...
Los Angeles Files Charges Against Four Shops for Violating 'Safer at Home' Order
In addition to these four shops, the city attorney's office says it's considering prosecuting 30 other businesses accused of operating against city orders.
MLB players union approves aid program for non-roster players
The Players Association approved a program Friday to provide supplemental financial support to non-roster players with previous major league service who were in camp March 13, when MLB suspended the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Players Association executive director Tony Clark was looking for a way to offer aid to players who have been...
Islanders’ Johnny Boychuk left unrecognizable by scary skate gash
Johnny Boychuk was dealing with his own medical problem at the time the coronavirus pandemic prompted the NHL to suspend the 2019-20 season. The Islanders defenseman had been sidelined indefinitely after catching a skate blade to the face, opening a gash that required 90 stitches to repair. The first few days following the March 3...
Famed Chef José Andrés Promises Doctors and Nurses Will Eat Free at His Restaurants for a Year
"When I reopen my restaurants, I hope I will, every active Doctor and Nurse will eat for free for the rest of the year," celebrity chef José Andrés said on Twitter late Thursday night.
Customers Fume as Wells Fargo, Bank of America Struggle With Stimulus Loan Rollout
Friday was the first day the small business loans as promised in the coronavirus stimulus package were due to be distributed, but it didn't go well.
'She was my everything': Read husband's memorial of Kennedy descendent and their 8-year-old son
David McKean says family was self-quarantining on Chesapeake Bay to give their kids more space before wife and son were involved in a canoe accident.       
Mississippi State player who was critical of Mike Leach tweet announces he's transferring
Fabien Lovett did not specifically say if Mike Leach's tweet was why he was transferring, but D-lineman was publicly critical of his new coach for it.       
Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says He Won’t Wear a Mask, Despite C.D.C.’s Recommendation
The president affirmed that U.S. elections would take place as scheduled on Nov. 3, and he said he would appoint an inspector general to oversee the $500 billion bailout fund.
COVID-19 brings massive change to retail: Stores require fewer customers, kids, hours; more face masks
The coronavirus is leading stores to limit shoppers while Menards is banning children and taking shoppers' temperatures.       
Doctor fired after criticizing his hospital for coronavirus response
Dr. Ming Lin was ousted after publicly criticizing coronavirus procedures at his hospital in Bellingham, Wash. Other doctors and nurses across the country fear speaking out, even as more health workers catch COVID-19.
Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — 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. Nearly 6,000 medical masks sent to Alabama had dry rot and a 2010 expiration date. More than 150 ventilators...
The quest for trans rights has exposed a deep divide in the UK. Scotland may show a way forward
Campaigners who spoke to CNN are wracked with apprehension after a UK-wide consultation on changing the Gender Recognition Act manifested a toxic culture war. They say reform will create a more humane and equitable society, whereas critics have pitted one of the world's most maligned minorities against a historically oppressed group: trans women against cis-gender women
Scotland may show a way forward for trans rights in UK
Edinburgh native James Morton was 24 years old when his employers realized he was trans after he applied for a pension scheme requiring him to provide a birth certificate. He told CNN that a data protection error outed him to colleagues, who began asking Morton about his private parts and "made offensive jokes at my expense," he said.
Coronavirus means that no one's talking about Brexit any more
The UK performed a significant U-turn in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic this week. After days of savage criticism in the press over its laggardly testing strategy, Britain's top health minister made a bold new pledge.
WWE's WrestleMania is this weekend. Here's how to watch and what to expect
The big event starts Saturday night but it'll be slightly different than what fans are used to.
Flying empty planes: Some airlines balk at proposed rules under federal stimulus package
Low-cost and regional carriers say the federal stimulus rules work against them, making them fly empty planes instead of helping them preserve cash.       
As northern Italy is ravaged by coronavirus, there's trouble brewing down south
Italians from north to south are nearing breaking point just as the draconian measures have begun to show signs of stopping the spread of Covid-19.
As northern Italy is ravaged by coronavirus, there's trouble brewing down south
Four weeks into a nationwide lockdown, very few Italians are still singing from their balconies or banging pots and pans in solidarity. Instead, flags were lowered to half-staff this week for the nearly 15,000 coronavirus victims including doctors, nurses and health care professionals who have perished since February 23.
Watch these fascinating castle ruins being ‘rebuilt’ using CGI
BudgetDirect rebuilt seven of the most unique castles in Europe to show us what they looked like in their heyday.
This Day in History: April 4
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated; Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen; Beyonce and Jay-Z are married; and more.
Ask Amy: After his scam-sham wedding, friend tries again
Couple never legally tied the knot then broke up three years later.
Hints From Heloise: What to do if you find a lost dog?
If the dog isn’t acting wildly, carefully check for a tag.
Miss Manners: How do I tactfully point out typos?
Considerable tact is needed when no one asked for the correction.
Carolyn Hax: How to talk to your boyfriend about the daughter he lost
He gradually opens up about the trauma, but she’s sometimes at a loss for words.
Trump Fires Inspector General of Intelligence Community Who Handled Whistleblower Complaint That Led to Impeachment
"It is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as Inspectors General," Trump wrote Friday. "That is no longer the case with regard to this Inspector General."
FDNY firefighters applaud medical workers battling coronavirus at NYU Langone
Respect, from one life-saver to another. City firefighters in full turnout gear blared their sirens and cheered Friday night in a show of gratitude for medical workers at NYU Langone Kips Bay, one of the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. “We love you!” a firefighter could be heard shouting, as a row of FDNY members...
Kevin Durant upset in first round by Derrick Jones Jr. in NBA 2K Players Tournament
The NBA 2K Players Tournament began Friday night with a flourish, as Derrick Jones Jr. upset Kevin Durant in the first round.       
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President Trump Says Americans Should Cover Their Mouths in Public — But He Won’t
It was a moment for President Trump to help convince millions of Americans to do something unfamiliar and inconvenient: wear a barrier over their faces to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Instead, in the White House briefing room on Friday evening, Trump conveyed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new recommendation that Americans…
Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint
President Donald Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson.
Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis
To the shock of many, alcoholic beverage production was listed as a nonessential business during the shutdown to aid social distancing. Then came the beer hoarding.
Biden tells Sanders he's pushing ahead with VP, cabinet picks
Biden told donors at a virtual fundraising event his campaign is to unveil a committee to vet potential vice presidential candidates “sometime in the middle of the month."
Poll: Voters Increasingly Support Universal Basic Income for U.S. Citizens
Support for Universal Basic Income (UBI), businessman Andrew Yang's signature policy position, is growing among American voters, a new poll reveals.
Column: There will be no closure for senior athletes this spring season
From powerhouses such as Orange Lutheran and Los Alamitos to neighborhood teams such as Ayala, canceling sports season is a tear in the fabric of lives.
Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint
President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered his impeachment
Inspector General Michael Atkins told Congress about a whistleblower complaint that led to impeachment
President Donald Trump on Friday removed Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson -- who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment -- from his post, the President told Congress in a letter obtained by CNN.
Airlines Apply For Relief Payments Amid Coronavirus Slowdown
In return for a share of billions of dollars, the companies must say how they expect to pay it back and not lay off workers through Sept. 30, among other restrictions.
Column: Has tennis bid an early farewell to the Bryan brothers?
Wimbledon 2020 is canceled; so too perhaps is the farewell tour of tennis' dominant Bryan twins, Bob and Mike.
McCarthy blasts Pelosi over unemployment spike: 'She needs to be focused on helping'
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told "Hannity" Friday that fewer American workers likely would have been affected by economic restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic had Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., not held up the passage of last week's coronavirus aid bill.
Pink is donating $1 million to fight pandemic after weeks with coronavirus
Pink said on social media Friday that she and her son spent weeks in isolation after positive tests for Covid-19 but a few days ago they both tested negative for the deadly infection.
Don Lemon to Trump: The buck stops with you
President Trump announced that his administration is now recommending Americans wear "non-medical cloth" face coverings, but says he won't wear one himself. CNN's Don Lemon says he wishes the president would stop thinking about his own image, and lead by example.
U.S. Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Seattle's 'Democracy Vouchers' Giving Voters a Free $100 to Donate to Candidates
The plaintiffs argued the program forced taxpayers to fund political campaigns that they might disagree with, thus burdening their First Amendment rights.
Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered Trump’s impeachment. Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Trump said in the letter that it is...
Donald Trump Shuts Down Reporter for 'Gotcha Question' on Jared Kushner
"It's such a basic simple question and you try and make it so bad," Trump said. "You oughta be ashamed of yourself."
All The Good Stuff that happened this week
Social distancing heroes, hope for our oceans and story time with Dolly Parton
Trump fires Michael Atkinson, intelligence IG who told Congress about Ukraine phone call: report
President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who alerted Congress to concerns about a Trump phone call with the president of Ukraine – a matter that led to the president’s impeachment last year.
Dr. Fauci says it’s ‘mind-boggling’ that any of China’s wet markets are still operating
White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday that all of China‘s wet markets should be shut down immediately in light of the pandemic ravaging much of the world. “It boggles my mind how, when we have so many diseases that emanate out of that unusual human-animal interface, that we just don’t...
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