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Son, father arrested in hit-and-run that left SC hiker dead

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:04:06 -0400

MEGGETT, S.C. (AP) - A man and his father are free after posting bond Saturday for their alleged roles in the hit-and-run death of a South Carolina hiker.

Matthew Stipp, 22, faces a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, while his father, Peter Stipp, 47, is accused ...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson recovering from coronavirus in U.S. after quarantined in Australia

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:25:16 -0400

Tom Hanks said Saturday that he and his wife Rita Wilson have returned to the U.S. after they recently tested positive for COVID-19 and were quarantined in Australia.

"We are home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing," Mr. Hanks ...

Missouri man accused in death of his mother

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:23:52 -0400

PIEDMONT, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother.

KFVS-TV reports that 57-year-old Gamble Adams of Piedmont was found stabbed to death Friday in the garage of her home. Her son, Daniel Gamble, is accused of the crime. It ...

Maryland man charged with setting fire to vacant home

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:36:08 -0400

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man has been charged with arson in connection to a fire set at a vacant home.

The Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release Friday that investigators responded to a fire at a vacant home in ...

Louisiana tops 3,000 mark in coronavirus cases

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:54:31 -0400

NEW ORLEANS — The coronavirus continued its steady march here Saturday, with a total of 3,315 cases in the state and the mayor trying to blame President Trump for not canceling Mardi Gras.

As of noon on March 28, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 569 new cases in the ...

Sheriff: Man kills girlfriend, her lover after leaving jail

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:39:10 -0400

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) - A man killed his girlfriend and her lover when he found them having sex in his house after he bonded out of jail, where he spent one year behind bars, officials said Saturday.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Kenyatta Bellamy, 50, ...

Nebraska man caught in act of rape pleads no contest

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:29:22 -0400

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) - A central Nebraska man caught in the act by sheriff's deputies of raping a woman has pleaded no contest to first-degree sexual assault and other charges.

Court records show David Boyles, 56, of Mason City, also pleaded no contest in Dawes to violating a domestic protection ...

David Geffen, record mogul, slammed on social media over Instagram post about coronavirus

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:28:47 -0400

David Geffen was scolded on social media Saturday over an Instagram post the billionaire record industry mogul shared about how he is handling the global coronavirus pandemic.

The founder of Geffen Records posted a photograph of a multi-story yacht captioned to say he was safe at sea in the Caribbean ...

Trump: U.S. Navy hospital ship is 'message of hope and solidarity' to New York

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:10:38 -0400

President Trump said Saturday the 70,000-ton Navy hospital ship Comfort is a "message of hope and solidarity" being sent to the people of New York, which has the most COVID-19 cases in the nation.

The ship is expected to arrive in Manhattan on Monday and begin treating patients on Tuesday, ...

Virginia deputy shoots, kills man after gunfire exchanged

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:09:38 -0400

SALEM, Va. (AP) - A man was shot and killed by a deputy in Virginia after exchanging gunfire with a law enforcement officer.

The Virginia State Police said in a news release that the case began on Friday morning when the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office went to investigate a ...

Sean Hannity: Gov. Cuomo 'whining' for help from feds as New York becomes coronavirus epicenter

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:30:27 -0400

Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity laid into Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his eponymous program late Friday, accusing the New York Democrat of "whining, bitching and complaining" about how the federal government is handling the growing number of COVID-19 patients in his state as it becomes the epicenter of the ...

Officials: Florida boy, 15, plays with gun, shoots teen dead

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:20:59 -0400

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Florida sheriff deputies detained a 15-year-old boy who they say shot a teenager dead as he played with a handgun.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says charges against the teen are pending for the fatal shooting but the boy was wanted on grand theft and another ...

Kauai police seek man accused of destroying taro patch

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:20:30 -0400

WAINIHA, Hawaii (AP) - An unidentified man took a backhoe to a taro patch in northern Kauai, damaging a staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet, a local food supply and an attached water line affecting water service in the region, authorities said.

The Kauai Police Department has yet to find ...

Blaze engulfs historic Baltimore church, topples its steeple

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:12:55 -0400

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze that sent flames shooting through the steeple of a church that traces its origins back more than 150 years.

Photos of the fire posted by the Baltimore City Fire Department on Twitter showed orange flames coming from the top of ...

Trump considering quarantine of New York, other areas

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:49:38 -0400

President Trump said Saturday he may announce a mandated quarantine on New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut.

The quarantine would restrict people from leaving the Northeast. The news comes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told the president in a phone call Saturday that people infected with COVID 19 ...

Las Vegas police: 3 dead in apparent murder-suicide at home

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:21:15 -0400

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas man who fatally shot his two teenage sons and them himself had gotten angry when one of the sons called police to report the father was handling a gun while drinking, police said Saturday.

Officers found the bodies of 45-year-old Alejandro Figueroa and ...

Man arrested, accused of coughing on fellow store customer

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:16:26 -0400

BELMONT, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina have arrested a man they accuse of coughing at a customers at a Walmart store and saying he had COVID-19.

The Gaston Gazette reports that Robert Eugene Heffner, 26, of Belmont, was arrested on Friday night.

The newspaper cites ...

Man charged in 2008 killing was set to be freed from prison

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:03:52 -0400

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A 53-year-old man charged last week in the 2008 killing of a University of Wisconsin-Madison student was set to be released from prison on a drunken driving sentence.

David Kahl is accused of killing 21-year-old Brittany Zimmerman, who was found strangled and stabbed in her downtown ...

Geraldo Rivera compares Trump to General George S. Patton over president's handling of coronavirus

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:01:29 -0400

Geraldo Rivera lumped praise on President Trump late Friday over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic by likening him to George S. Patton, the late U.S. Army general who commanded American troops during World War II.

Mr. Rivera, a former talk-show host and Fox News contributor admittedly friendly with Mr. ...

New Mexico group tries to evict domestic violence clients

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:58:59 -0400

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Battered Families Services, which was founded nearly 40 years ago to provide safety and much needed services to local domestic violence survivors and their children, has spent the last several months filing lawsuits to evict two of their clients from transitional housing.

Just why the nonprofit ...








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New York hospitals now required to allow partners in maternity wards

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:02:47 -0400

New York State ordered all hospitals to allow partners in delivery rooms Saturday, bypassing visitation rules enacted by some private hospitals that forced women to go into maternity wards alone. “In no hospital in New York will a woman be forced to be alone when she gives birth,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted Saturday afternoon. “Not...

Pianos, fireplaces, mattresses: The most bizarre things people steal from hotel rooms

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:25:40 -0400

Sure, you stash some hotel soap in your suitcase, but for guests at four- and five-star hotels, the stakes for room theft are even higher.

Coronavirus cases climb in rural US cities popular with tourists

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:20:23 -0400

Some rural counties in Georgia, Colorado, Utah and Idaho are recording some of the highest coronavirus rates per capita in the nation, threatening to overwhelm local hospitals unprepared for the onslaught.

South African soldiers fire rubber bullets to enforce social distancing

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:29:26 -0400

South African soldiers trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus fired rubber bullets at hundreds of grocery shoppers in Johannesburg to keep them a safe distance apart, photos taken Saturday show. The soldiers were deployed to a Shoprite in the Yeoville neighborhood, where a crowd of a few hundred had gathered outside the store,...

New York lawmakers eye distance voting amid coronavirus pandemic

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:20:03 -0400

Welcome to distance legislating. The COVID-19 pandemic is allowing state lawmakers to practice what only weeks ago would have been a pipe dream: deliberating and possibly voting on the state budget and other bills from the comfort of their homes instead of schlepping to Albany. Maybe they’ll wear pajamas instead of formal attire. With four...

UN donates 250K face masks to NYC health care workers

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:12:44 -0400

With five pallets of boxes stacked behind him, Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked the United Nations Saturday for a donation of 250,000 masks for city health care workers. The donation came in response to the mayor’s appeal for of supplies to help in the onslaught of COVID-19. New York City remains the epicenter of the...

Rich and famous get COVID-19 test but average people can’t

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:55:53 -0400

If you’re rich and famous, there’s a much better chance that you’ll land an elusive COVID-19 test. If you’re an average Joe, well, good luck. “It’s the wild, wild West out there,” Dr. Edward Goldberg, a Manhattan internist said. “There’s very little unified messaging and when that happens, the rich and privileged jump the line....

India seeks 38 million masks as coronavirus crisis worsens

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:48:01 -0400

India is joining the global hunt for medical supplies as the coronavirus crisis there worsens, with officials seeking more than 38 million masks and 6.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment. Indian officials have sought supplies from “hundreds” of companies, according to a report by the country’s investment agency and obtained by Reuters. The document...

Maduro’s boasting ‘narconephews’ helped nail him on drug traffic charge

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:19:49 -0400

In the end it was the boast about Nicolas Maduro’s private airport hangar that would seal their fate. At a secret meeting in Honduras, novice drug dealers Efrain Campo, 29, and his cousin Franqui Flores, 30, bragged to a Mexican cartel chief about their influence with their uncle, the president of Venezuela. It was the...

Trump sees off Navy’s hospital ship to NYC amid coronavirus crisis

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:54:22 -0400

"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

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:52:38 -0400

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...

Mass streaming a success for St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:22:41 -0400

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...

French cops bust underground mask-sellers amid coronavirus shortage

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:19:43 -0400

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...

Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:17:11 -0400

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...

Experts say face masks can help slow COVID-19, despite previous claims

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:14:30 -0400

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...

Heathrow worker, daughter die from coronavirus within a day of each other

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:54:16 -0400

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...

Indian migrant workers flee New Delhi in crowded buses amid coronavirus lockdown

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:49:45 -0400

The exodus from New Delhi started Wednesday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a three-week full lockdown, according to the Associated Press.

More countries crack down on travel to slow coronavirus spread

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:40:26 -0400

The death toll from COVID-19 rose rapidly Saturday even as governments worldwide increasingly tightened restrictions on movement in an attempt to contain the raging virus. The number of cases worldwide swelled to more than 621,000 early Saturday, with 28,794 deaths and just 135,799 recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University’s virus tracker. Spain, among the hardest-hit...

Japan’s coronavirus strategy ‘barely holding up’ after surge of new cases

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:38:26 -0400

The country has seen a surge of untraceable infections in recent days, an early indication that the virus is past the point of controlling without extreme measures.

Mount Everest trekkers flown to safety amid coronavirus lockdown

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:31:49 -0400

There are 174 foreign tourists and four Nepali nationals left the mountain by air in 12 small planes and two helicopters, Dhurba Shrestha, an official at the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, Nepal, told The Associated Press.






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