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The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

NEW YORK — Museums prepared to shut their doors, the opera was silenced, lights dimmed on Broadway, big gatherings were banned and the subway was shunned as the largest city in the United States wound down Thursday amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
Emergency doctors feel strain as patients with flu-like symptoms flood hospitals

Emergency doctors feel strain as patients with flu-like symptoms flood hospitals

Hospitals are scrambling to prepare for more COVID-19 cases as Canada's count climbs past 100, and emergency departments are already feeling the strain.
Kissel benefit concert for Nashville tornado victims raises $57,000

Kissel benefit concert for Nashville tornado victims raises $57,000

EDMONTON — Canadian country music star Brett Kissel's benefit concert in Edmonton has raised $57,000 for victims of last week's tornadoes in Tennessee.

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 2. “Long Range” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 3. “Chain of Gold” by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderberry Books) 4. “Find Your Path” by Carrie Underwood (Dey Street Books) 5.
French-American movie director Tonie Marshall dies at 68

French-American movie director Tonie Marshall dies at 68

PARIS — French-American filmmaker and actress Tonie Marshall, the only female director to ever win a Cesar award — France's equivalent of the Oscars — has died. She was 68. France's Equalities Ministry Thursday confirmed the death “with sadness.

Review: New 'Trolls' soundtrack no little thing. It's huge.

Justin Timberlake and various artists, “Trolls: World Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (RCA Records) Even if you refused to see even a minute of 2016's animated film “Trolls,” you've likely heard it.
Michel Roux, legendary French chef in UK restaurants, dies

Michel Roux, legendary French chef in UK restaurants, dies

LONDON — Michel Roux, the French-born chef who had a profound influence on elevating Britain's dining habits, has died. He was 78.
How to search for scholarships, not get lost in spam

How to search for scholarships, not get lost in spam

Scholarship search websites promise students access to millions of awards totalling billions in free money for college. All you need is an email address to use sites like Fastweb, Cappex and Unigo.
'Riverdale' production halts in Vancouver due to novel coronavirus concerns

'Riverdale' production halts in Vancouver due to novel coronavirus concerns

VANCOUVER — Warner Bros. Television says the Vancouver-based production of teen drama "Riverdale" has been halted until further notice.
Broadway shows will go on despite virus concerns

Broadway shows will go on despite virus concerns

NEW YORK — The new coronavirus has reached Broadway, but the shows on the Great White Way are scheduled to go on as planned.