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Charlize Theron launches initiative to fight gender violence

LOS ANGELES — Actress Charlize Theron and her foundation are committing $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, with half of that dedicated to fight...
17:13 22 April 2020

Virus spread scales down Warsaw Ghetto commemoration events

WARSAW, Poland — Sirens wailed and Jewish prayers were said for the heroes of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising, but the annual memorial observances wer...
14:47 19 April 2020

Teachers on TV: Classes hit the airwaves during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. — Using his cat’s blanket as green screen, history teacher Bill Smith recorded himself teaching a lesson on New Jersey’s underground rai...
14:32 18 April 2020

TV doctors Oz and Phil explaining controversial Fox comments

NEW YORK — Two television doctors — Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil — are finding themselves trying to explain comments they made about coronavirus restrictions d...
21:37 17 April 2020

NOT REAL NEWS: More falsehoods around the novel coronavirus

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared wid...
18:43 17 April 2020

Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians

NEW YORK — The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation has launched a $1 million emergency fund to support freelance New York City-area jazz musicians ...
18:23 16 April 2020

Muslims grapple with Ramadan rituals in coronavirus era

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Seattle resident Maggie Mohamed was looking forward to spending the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in her native Egypt.
16:50 16 April 2020

Amid lockdown, Danes find way to celebrate queen’s birthday

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Observing social distancing, Danes on Thursday sang birthday songs from homes, balconies, parks and public gardens to honor popu...
12:55 16 April 2020

Feds: Online drug dealer planned to bomb Nebraska pharmacy

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A Maryland man who operated an online drug dealing website engaged in extensive plans to bomb and burn down a competing pharmacy i...
0:10 14 April 2020

Devin Booker wins NBA 2K20 Players in all-Phoenix Suns final

Devin Booker won the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament on Saturday night, sweeping Phoenix Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in the best-of-three final.
3:30 12 April 2020

Pope: Easter gives hope in our ‘darkest hour,’ despite fear

VATICAN CITY — Easter offers a message of hope in people’s “darkest hour," Pope Francis said, as he celebrated a late-night vigil Mass Saturday in St....
20:26 11 April 2020

Church software companies rush to accommodate surge in usage

(RNS) — As in-person worship services and religious gatherings have been shut down around much of the country, faith leaders have been left scrambling...
22:08 10 April 2020

Mosques, streets quiet as Indonesia’s capital tightens rules

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Mosques usually filled for Friday prayers and streets normally clogged with cars and motorcycles were empty as authorities in Ind...
7:08 10 April 2020

Pope hails priests, health workers as ‘the saints next door’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Holy Thursday hailed priests and medical staff who tend to the needs of COVID-19 patients as “the saints next door.”
18:23 9 April 2020

Dreaded uptick worldwide of dead spiritual leaders

The Louisiana pastor who preached courage from his deathbed. The nun who always insisted that her order “get down to brass tacks,” and help people. Th...
18:50 8 April 2020

A sad Holy Week after virus death of 1st Catholic priest

NEW YORK — “Animo!”
18:06 8 April 2020

The Latest: Bars, clubs in Seoul closed to halt virus spread

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and pe...
4:41 8 April 2020

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 ...
22:22 2 April 2020

DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

LOS ANGELES — Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch America’s Food Fund, which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronav...
12:00 2 April 2020

Caylee Hammack’s band went from concerts to mowing lawns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Caylee Hammack and her band are facing months without income after the concert industry came to a halt to prevent th...
19:10 1 April 2020

A ‘Solidarity Menu’ for poor Colombians, migrant Venezuelans

Emiliano Moscoso fights back tears.
15:45 1 April 2020

Virus forces religions to improvise, isolate for holidays

SILVER SPRING, MD. — The global pandemic is upending the season’s major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across the spectrum to i...
17:51 31 March 2020

Rumors hampering fight against coronavirus in South Asia

NEW DELHI — The message started with an outlandish claim: The coronavirus was retreating in India because of “cosmic-level sound waves” created by a c...
2:16 28 March 2020

Pope prays for “fragile” humanity needing help in pandemic

VATICAN CITY — Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusi...
18:49 27 March 2020

TV viewership climbing with people stuck at home by virus

NEW YORK — A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread c...
13:04 26 March 2020

Primary purgatory with no 12th Democratic debate on horizon

ATLANTA — There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronarvir...
15:44 25 March 2020

Networks face decision: How long to stick with Trump?

NEW YORK — Six television networks began showing President Donald Trump's briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel ...
2:18 24 March 2020

Justices toss decision in media mogul’s discrimination case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling in favor of a black media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast a...
16:10 23 March 2020

Trump uses daily coronavirus briefing to attack reporter

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump called NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander a “terrible reporter” during Friday's White House news briefing for as...
20:27 20 March 2020

Tokyo marks 25th anniversary of subway nerve gas attack

TOKYO — Relatives of victims prayed silently on Friday to observe the 25th anniversary of a nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways that killed 13 people,...
13:28 20 March 2020