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At Madrid field hospital, staff seeks to provide human touch

At Madrid field hospital, staff seeks to provide human touch

MADRID — There's a bookshelf filled with donated novels. Hotel toiletries rest on cardboard boxes turned into bedside tables. Meals are served with personalized notes from the staff.
Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strike

Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strike

ANKARA, Turkey — A member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey died on the 288th day of a hunger strike she and a colleague started while imprisoned to protest the government's treatment of their band, according to a post on the gro
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associa
With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks

With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co.
Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients

Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients

LONDON — Prince Charles remotely opened a vast temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at London’s main exhibition centre Friday, as the number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in the U.K. surpassed China’s official total.
Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, online

Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, online

NEW YORK — The Tribeca Film Festival, postponed by the pandemic, is moving some elements of its annual New York event online.
Carnegie Hall projects $9M deficit, expects cuts next season

Carnegie Hall projects $9M deficit, expects cuts next season

Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after cancelling the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic and anticipates making changes to its schedule for 2020-21.
The Cuomo show, Andrew and Chris, enliven coronavirus TV

The Cuomo show, Andrew and Chris, enliven coronavirus TV

NEW YORK — With all their familial love and drama, the Cuomo brothers — Andrew during the daytime, Chris at night — have become compelling figures in the plague-driven landscape of American television.
Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94.
Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

NEW YORK — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was ordered immediately freed from a Manhattan federal lockup four months early Thursday by a judge who cited his asthma and the greater danger he would face behind bars during the coronavirus outbreak. U.S.