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Finances hurting? Watch 'Let's Make a Deal'Instead of watching their own finances crumble, shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let’s Make a Deal” in record numbers last week
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters and journalists as he arrives to give a news conference on the new coronavirus at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, March 27, 2020. Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Bolsonaro is calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. (AP Photo/Andre Borges)
Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus claimsMajor social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who are lining up against his controversial stance regarding the new coronavirus
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Ashley Bullard, left, sits on the porch of her family's rural home in North Sandwich, N.H., as her daughters Raven, center, a senior in high school, and Willow, right, a freshman at Brandeis University, try to complete their classwork from home during the virus outbreak on a very limited internet connection, Thursday, March 26, 2020. In the town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports.    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nationThe shutdowns of schools, workplaces and public institutions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the problems of the millions of people in the U.S. who can't easily get online
The Associated Press20 hours ago
American Airlines planes are parked at Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial, Pa., on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. As airlines cut more service, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh International Airport has closed one of its four runways to shelter in place 96 planes, mostly from American Airlines, as of Monday, March 30, 2020. The airport has the capacity to store 140 planes.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Booze buying surges; senators push airlines for cash refundsOne way Americans are coping with the new coronavirus
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this photo taken Sunday, March 22, 2020, men chat near advertisements for Huawei mobile phones in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei says Tuesday, March 31, 2020, its 2019 sales rose 19.1% over a year earlier despite U.S. sanctions that hampered its smartphone and network equipment businesses. The company is embroiled in a series of disputes with Washington, which says Huawei is a security risk, an accusation it denies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China's Huawei warns more US pressure may spur retaliationHuawei’s chairman has warned possible additional U.S. moves to increase pressure on the Chinese tech giant might trigger retaliation by Beijing that could damage its worldwide industry
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018, file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is rolling back tough Obama-era mileage standards and gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts to slow climate change. The administration released its relaxed mileage rules Tuesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change pushThe Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era mileage standards marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brad Downey fills up his vehicle at the Stop & Shop gas station in Pittsfield, Mass. where regular unleaded gasoline was $1.89 gallon on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
Gas is cheap, but for many motorists there's nowhere to goSome service stations in the U.S. are selling gasoline for 99 cents a gallon, prices not seen in about two decades
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018, file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's is expected to mark a win in his two-year fight to gut one of the United States' single-biggest efforts against climate change, relaxing ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effortPresident Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 3, 2020 file photo Gov. David Ige speaks to reporters at the state Department of Health's laboratory in Pearl City, Hawaii. Ige signed a proclamation ordering state residents to stay home from March 25 through April 30, exempting workers deemed essential.  Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The director of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope says some scientific discoveries are likely to be lost during this time.  (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus orderObservatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bored Scientist Has Cool Magnet Idea, Doesn't End WellThis is what happens when scientists get bored during a quarantine. A young astrophysicist in Australia tried to invent a necklace that would sound an alarm if you put your hand too close to your face. Didn't work. Instead, Daniel Reardon, 27, ended up in the hospital with four magnets...
Newser2 days ago
In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, photo are learning guides to be distributed to students at John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia. Only about half of the district’s high school students have a laptop or tablet and home internet service. As schools now appear likely to be closed due to the coronavirus outbreak for longer than anticipated, the district plans to buy 50,000 Chromebooks and begin online instruction by mid-April. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for studentsThe pandemic that launched a massive, unplanned experiment with distance learning has created extraordinary hurdles for schoolchildren left behind by the digital divide
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron gets out of the new French nuclear-powered submarine "Suffren" in Cherbourg, north-western France. Stealthily cruising the ocean deeps, deliberately hiding from the world now in turmoil, the crews of nuclear-armed submarines may be among the last pockets of people anywhere who are still blissfully unaware of how the coronavirus pandemic is turning life upside down. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP, File)
Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of pandemicOf a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this March 26, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, in Washington. Trump on Friday, March 27, invoked the Defense Production Act after claiming that General Motors wasn't moving fast enough to make much-needed ventilators in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet experts on managing factory production say GM is already making an extraordinary effort for a company that normally isn't in the business of building ventilators. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast President Donald Trump on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act after claiming that GM wasn't moving fast enough to make much-needed ventilators in response to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 days ago
Instacart gig worker Summer Cooper, 39, delivers groceries, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Belleair Beach, Fla. Cooper, 39, started working as an Instacart shopper in the Tampa Bay area in Florida recently after losing her position as a server at a hotel restaurant. (AP Photo/Curt Anderson)
Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskierSome Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers have walked off the job to demand greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders
The Associated Press2 days ago
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