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NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9-11 attacks

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9-11 attacks

New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9-11 .

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.
Court finds ex-Ecuador president guilty of corruption

Court finds ex-Ecuador president guilty of corruption

QUITO, Ecuador — An Ecuadorian court found former President Rafael Correa guilty of corruption Tuesday and sentenced him to eight years in prison, further sullying the legacy of one of the nation’s most enduring and polemic political leaders.
Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus.
Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline

Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Canadian company said Monday that it's started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S.
Lufthansa retires big jets, says rebound could take years

Lufthansa retires big jets, says rebound could take years

FRANKFURT — German airline group Lufthansa said it was permanently removing some of its large aircraft from service and reducing capacity for the long term, saying it will take years for demand for air travel to return to levels seen before the coron
UK's Johnson in ICU, was given oxygen in battling virus

UK's Johnson in ICU, was given oxygen in battling virus

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition with the coronavirus Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit, where he was given oxygen but was breathing on his own without a ventilator, officials said.

German court proposes ending trial over fatal music festival

BERLIN — A German court on Tuesday proposed ending a criminal trial resulting from a fatal mass panic at the 2010 Love Parade techno music festival, citing questions over when the proceedings could resume in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted a healthy number of job openings in February, evidence that the job market was in decent shape before the viral outbreak brought the economy to a near standstill.
'Modern Family' cast shares memories as series finale nears

'Modern Family' cast shares memories as series finale nears

LOS ANGELES — The group crying began after the final scene of the last episode of ABC’s “Modern Family” was taped — with the notable exception of Ed O’Neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett.