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Biden almost gives out his phone number on live TV during coronavirus rant
In an emotional coronavirus-related question, Biden urged Americans to call loved ones and people they knew to help get through times of grief.
From closed beaches to shuttered businesses, here's what you can't do this weekend
Coronavirus: From closed beaches to shuttered businesses, here is what you can't do in Southern California this weekend
President Donald Trump phoned Alex Rodriguez for coronavirus advice, per report
Alex Rodriguez received a phone call from President Donald Trump for his thoughts on the coronavirus response, according to ABC News.
Coronavirus forces US aircraft carrier to stop for emergency testing
An outbreak of coronavirus on the USS Theodore Roosevelt has now left at least two dozen crewmen infected, sidelining the 1,000-foot aircraft carrier. The boat was forced to make an emergency stopover in Guam so all 5,000 aboard could be tested. The Roosevelt had previously been on patrol in the South China Sea. Though coronavirus...
Citing Stop in Abortions, Texas GOP Candidate Says Coronavirus 'Will Save More Lives Than It Takes'
Texas Republican congressional candidate Kathaleen Wall thanked Governor Greg Abbott for signing an executive order last week that deemed abortions "medically unnecessary."
The Times' girls' basketball coach of the year: Adam Levine
Adam Levine quickly rebuilt the Palisades program into a City and regional champion. He's been selected The Times' girls' basketball coach of the year.
Former Sen. Tom Coburn dies after years-long cancer battle
Former Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has died after a years-long fight with prostate cancer, Fox News confirmed Saturday. Coburn, who retired from the Senate in 2015 amid complications with cancer, died late Friday. His death was first reported by The Oklahoman. He was 72. TOM COBURN: HERE’S WHY PRICE TRANSPARENCY CAN REVOLUTIONIZE HEALTH CARE “Because of his...
Giants signing Eric Tomlinson to bolster tight end depth
Well-traveled tight end Eric Tomlinson is making a familiar stop. Tomlinson agreed to terms with the Giants, The Post confirmed on Saturday, and shared a photo of himself signing the contract on social media. Like all free-agent deals during the NFL’s coronavirus shutdown, it is pending a physical. Tomlinson, 27, entered the NFL undrafted in...
Coronavirus forces See's Candies to suspend production for first time since World War II
See's Candies has stopped production just two times since it first opened in L.A. in 1921: during World War II and, now, because of the coronavirus.
Civil rights icon Rev. Joseph Lowery has died
Reverend Joseph Lowery, civil rights activist and cofounder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in 2011. | The Washington Post via Getty Images He remained committed to social justice — from fighting racism to speaking out against income inequality — throughout his life. Reverend Joseph Lowery, a cofounder of the the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and a social justice icon often hailed as “the dean” of the American civil rights movement, died on Friday night. He was 98 years old. A family representative said Lowrey died of natural causes. During a lifetime devoted to civil right activism, Lowery worked alongside leaders like Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson, and played a prominent role in organizing the protests, civil disobedience and political pressure campaigns that helped combat institutionalized racial segregation in American life in the 20th century. Lowery was born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1921, and was the son of a shopkeeper and a teacher. He told the Atlanta Tribune magazine in 2004 that his journey toward becoming a civil rights activist likely began around the age of 12 or 13 when a white policeman hit him in the stomach with his nightstick and said, “Get back ni**er. Don’t you see a white man coming in the door?” Lowery became an ordained Methodist minister after attending college, and served as a pastor for close to fifty years. He organized protests in the early 1950s aimed at desegregating buses in Mobile, Alabama, and was involved in coordinating the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, a watershed moment in the civil rights movement which ended segregation of the city’s public transportation. In 1957 he and a number of other black ministers co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group originally was headed by King and later led by Lowrey that coordinated protests across the South. Famously, Lowrey personally delivered protestors’ demands to the state’s segregationist governor, George Wallace after the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama surrounded by the National Guardmen who protected him from Wallace supporters and state troopers barring his way. Lowery accepted an apology from Wallace in 1995. ”Thirty years ago he beat us,” Lowery said to NPR at the time. “Thirty years later he came to greet us. I think that’s significant.” Lowery remained an activist until his death The reverend continued his activism long beyond the 1960s, and devoted himself to a wide range of causes including ending apartheid in South Africa, Palestinian liberation, and criticizing US foreign policy, and working towards criminal justice reform, calling the US justice system “the last facet here of racial oppression.” At the 2006 funeral for Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist and widow of Martin Luther King, Lowery made a splash by bluntly criticizing President George W. Bush over the Iraq war and other policies — as Bush sat front row. “We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there, but Coretta knew, and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here,” Lowery said. “Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war, billions more, but no more for the poor.” And Lowery was one of the first civil rights era veterans to advocate for gay rights, summing up his position to MSNBC in 2012: “I don’t think you can say we believe in equal rights for some people but not for others. I think that’s what we call an oxymoron. I think if you believe in equal rights, you have to grant them to all the people.” President Barack Obama asked Lowery to deliver the benediction at his inauguration in 2009. During the inauguration, Lowery offered a prayer as part of his blessing: “In the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back; when brown can stick around; when yellow will be mellow; when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen.” Six months later, Obama awarded Lowery the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation. “[Lowery] remained an activist long after lots of other people decided that the civil rights movement was over,” Stanford University history professor Clayborne Carson told NPR. “There are long distance runners in this struggle and he was certainly one of those.”
Axelrod: I'd be shocked if Trump doesn't do this
David Axelrod, who advised former President Barack Obama, discusses a Wall Street Journal report that asserts President Trump wants his signature on stimulus checks sent out to Americans as part of the coronavirus relief package.
Bored celebrities rally for Post Malone’s virtual beer pong tournament
The rapper is planning an epic virtual beer pong tournament for his self-isolating celebrity pals.
California bans evictions for 60 days, shielding tenants from coronavirus impact
Gov. Newsom builds off of earlier authorizations to enact a statewide ban on evictions as unemployment grows.
Midwest braces for storms, tornadoes amid coronavirus, stay at home orders
Close to 40 million people in the Midwest have a new worry this weekend as they deal with the coronavirus and stay at home orders—lashing rain from severe storms that may bring tornadoes.
Ski Vacation Hot Spot Becomes Coronavirus Ground Zero in Idaho
The numbers themselves are far smaller in the Idaho region than in New York City but still dire for residents
Kurt 'The CyberGuy' Knutsson explains how technology can help in fight against coronavirus
Feeling worried about coronavirus? Want to know how much you and your family will receive from the more than $2 trillion economic relief bill President Trump signed on Friday? Kurt "The CyberGuy" Knutsson has the tools to answer your questions.
Los Angeles coronavirus crisis could reach NYC levels in five days
Within five days, Los Angeles could see a surge in the coronavirus just as bad as what an already-overwhelmed New York City has experienced, state and city officials warned. Standing in front of the US Navy hospital ship Mercy, which docked in LA to help the city cope with the oncoming onslaught of COVID19 patients,...
The Rolex Arts Festival transforms Cape Town into an art epicenter
Internationally acclaimed mentors and aspiring artist protégés give us an inside look at the significance of cultural collaborations both on the continent and worldwide.
Risks of using malaria drugs off-label to treat COVID-19
The prospect that malaria drugs will become go-to medications in the treatment of COVID-19 before they've been rigorously tested is prompting safety warnings.
The Times' All-Star boys' basketball team
A look at the Los Angeles Times All-Star boys' basketball team.
For dancers, coronavirus wipes out stage, TV and video work. Life is 'grief and fear'
JaQuel Knight, Beyoncé's head choreographer, organized a meal giveaway. But with concerts, tours and video shoots canceled, help and hope remain scarce.
At a nursing home for L.A.'s wealthy, coronavirus diagnoses stir anger and questions
A new resident at Silverado Beverly Place was hospitalized with coronavirus. Within 24 hours, another resident and an employee tested positive.
LAFC trains in a 'virtual' world that keeps them connected
Daniel Guzman's job title with the Los Angeles Football Club is head performance coach. He's more of an interactive trainer utilizing online tools.
Best 4.5 Sketches From 'Saturday Night Live' Season 45 to Hold You Over Until the Show Returns
If you're missing "SNL" take a trip down memory lane with some of the funniest moments of the season so far.
Portugal to treat migrants as residents during coronavirus crisis
All foreigners in Portugal with pending applications will be treated as permanent residents from Monday until at least July 1, authorities said on Saturday, to ensure migrants have access to public services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Dynamic Henry Ruggs III could force Jets’ hand at NFL draft
If you’re wondering why Henry Ruggs III is fast climbing up NFL draft boards, listen to two of his old coaches. Listen to Tyrone Rogers, Ruggs’ coach at Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Ala. “He plays bigger than what he is,” Rogers told The Post. “When I had him, he was only like...
Packers' Aaron Rodgers recalls nearly being trapped in Peru amid coronavirus pandemic
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he was nearly trapped in Peru earlier this month after the country announced it would be canceling all flights because of the coronavirus pandemic.
AS Roma delivers care packages to its elderly fans
Domestic violence victims facing higher risks amid coronavirus quarantine
Family Court went wholly virtual on Thursday and staffing has been whittled to a skeleton crew, with just three judges handling all five boroughs via Skype hearings, down from the usual four to five judges plus magistrates in each borough courthouse.
NBA season could restart at a casino, Bahamas resort or college gym
If and when the NBA restarts its season, it could all happen in one glitzy spot like Las Vegas, the Bahamas or … a college campus in the Midwest? Those are three of the options that have been discussed by players and executives, according to ESPN, as the league tries to formulate a plan for...
Rats swarm New Orleans' streets as coronavirus precautions leave them empty
With restaurants closed save for take-out service, far less food waste is being discarded in the city's alleyways, driving the local rodent population out into the open to search for scraps.
Coronavirus Prevention Measures Turn Violent in Parts of Africa as Nations Go Into Lockdown
The measures come as cases across Africa are set to climb above 4,000 Saturday
Small, Far-Flung Pacific Islands Are Combating COVID-19 Just Like The Rest Of Us
As many island nations attempt to keep the coronavirus out, they also risk getting cut off from the outside world their economies depend on.
Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus Crest 600,000 Worldwide
The global pandemic hit the milestone overnight, taking a particularly heavy toll on Italy, Spain and the U.S. Its real extent is likely larger — yet still unknown as countries catch up with testing.
U.N. Chief Antonio Guterres: Misinformation About COVID-19 Is the New Enemy
Guterres said the U.N. is launching a COVID-19 Communications for Solidarity Initiative to provide facts about the virus
Trump Reportedly Wants His Signature on Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
A civil servant would normally sign the checks.
Should virus shutdown be modified to prevent other fallout?
Could the cure be worse than the virus, as the President has said? A doctor who proposed a more 'surgical' approach to salvage the economy says that moment has passed.
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China promotes bear bile as coronavirus cure
China has promoted a wildlife treatment to a disease believed to have originated from a wildlife market.
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Comment: Scenes of hope in America's crisis
It's been a tough week. But while we're witnessing a test of American ingenuity, in many ways, we are proving our resilience.
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'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Stalk Market Guide - Best Turnip Price Range & More
"Animal Crossing: New Horizons" players can make lots of Bells playing the Stalk Market. Here are the best times to sell your Turnips.
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Doctors could rethink approach to life-and-death situations
As the pandemic continues to swamp the health care system, hospitals could be facing tough decisions about who gets lifesaving treatment.
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Italian soccer team delivers care packages to its elderly fans during coronavirus lockdown
The current coronavirus pandemic has plunged much of the world into unprecedented and uncertain times.
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Coronavirus: Disney is closed, but you can still experience your favorite rides virtually
Coronavirus may have closed Disney indefinitely but a YouTube channel may be able to help lift the spirits of Disney-lovers everywhere.      
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Neil Young Gives Fans Access to His Archival Music for Free
The musician opened his online archive to keep fans entertained while stuck in self-isolation.
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James Vick assesses technical flaws: 'Hands down and my chin up in the air has been a problem'
James Vick opens up about technical flaws that he thinks have cost him fights in the UFC, and his recent attempt to correct his issues.        Related StoriesIf you'd like to wager on Jon Jones' future, these prop bets are for youKhabib, Ferguson, Weili-Jedrzejczyk featured Saturday on 'UFC Night on ESPN'Jared Gordon looks for UFC career reinvention back at featherweight: 'This is what I needed' 
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The Times' final boys' basketball rankings
A look at The Times' final boys' basketball rankings for the 2019-20 season.
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Wuhan, the Chinese city where coronavirus began, starts easing restrictions after two months of quarantine
The Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected at the end of last year has begun to slowly re-open after more than two months under strict quarantine restrictions.
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Can Biden compete with Trump's Coronavirus platform?
The President has been able to capitalize on his daily virus briefings. During a national quarantine, what can Joe Biden do to compete? David Axelrod analyzes.
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