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Jazz Festival postponed as virus reaches Louisiana capital

Jazz Festival postponed as virus reaches Louisiana capital

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of people for eight days of music, food and culture, has been postponed over coronavirus concerns, officials announced Tuesday.
Ohio Democratic Party sues over delay of primary election

Ohio Democratic Party sues over delay of primary election

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Politicians of all stripes expressed frustration Tuesday after Ohio's primary was postponed until June by the state's elected officials amid concerns attendance at polling places would contribute to the coronavirus pandemic.
China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

BEIJING — China said Wednesday it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to U.S. restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media.
Trump clinches GOP nomination with Tuesday primary wins

Trump clinches GOP nomination with Tuesday primary wins

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has clinched the Republican Party nomination, surpassing the necessary delegate threshold.
Fed launches 2 emergency programs last seen in 2008 crisis

Fed launches 2 emergency programs last seen in 2008 crisis

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve put in motion two emergency lending programs Tuesday that were last deployed in response to the 2008 financial crisis, aiming to ease the flow of credit to businesses and households struggling amid the viral outbreak.

Fed launches 2 emergency programs last seen in 2008 crisis

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve put in motion two emergency lending programs Tuesday that were last deployed in response to the 2008 financial crisis, aiming to ease the flow of credit to businesses and households struggling amid the viral outbreak.
Virus forces French Open delay; US Open switch 'possibility'

Virus forces French Open delay; US Open switch 'possibility'

The French Open was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September and juggling the tennis calendar.
Esper: Pentagon to give respirator masks, ventilators to HHS

Esper: Pentagon to give respirator masks, ventilators to HHS

WASHINGTON — Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the Pentagon will provide civilian health authorities with 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 specialized ventilators to help in a national response to the coronavirus pandemic.
What's Happening: Virus moves west, 'Big Brother' gets real

What's Happening: Virus moves west, 'Big Brother' gets real

Borders have slammed shut, schools and businesses have closed and increasingly draconian restrictions on movement have been enforced to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Military faces limitations in responding to virus outbreak

Military faces limitations in responding to virus outbreak

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is already helping combat the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and is considering ways to do more. But the military faces limits.