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Man who said he has coronavirus attempts ‘suicide by cop,’ New York police say

A New York City man who later claimed he had COVID-19 and to have underlying health issues pulled a weapon on police Wednesday morning in an attempt at “suicide by cop,” police said. When police encountered the man in his Bronx neighborhood just before 4 a.m., he advanced on them with a black powder pistol, […]

Kobe Bryant’s book ‘The Wizenard Series: Season One’ released

The latest installment in Kobe Bryant’s “The Wizenard” book series was released on Tuesday, the late NBA player’s widow revealed in an Instagram post. “Welcome back to Dren! We hope you are all ready to catch up with the West Bottom Badgers for another magical basketball season,” Vanessa Bryant wrote in the caption. The same […]

Drake, The Weeknd and J. Cole call 11-year-old cancer patient before his death

Drake, The Weeknd and J. Cole fulfilled an 11-year-old cancer patient’s dream when they FaceTimed with him during the “last difficult days of his life,” according to his mother. Elijah Williams, who had been battling cancer for three years, died Friday, but not before some of his favorite artists called him for virtual meet-and-greets. “To […]

Nursing homes overwhelmed by coronavirus: ‘It is impossible for us to stop the spread’

Some quarantined deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department may go unpaid as the sheriff and county chief executive feud over payments to those ordered to stay home last month over coronavirus concerns. The spat emerged during the countrywide outbreak of COVID-19 and just days after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors removed […]

Death tolls in California and Louisiana hint at the urgency to ‘flatten the curve’

In California and Louisiana, two of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus, the difference of a handful of days is starting to show just how important social distancing has been to limiting the spread of the pandemic. On March 23, Louisiana surpassed California in total dead from the coronavirus even though California has more […]

Colombian restaurant’s ‘Solidarity Menu’ offers free meals at a crucial time

Emiliano Moscoso fights back tears. Moscoso’s chain of brightly colored restaurants, Sierra Nevada, serves hamburgers and milkshakes in Colombia’s capital of Bogota. In the poorer districts of that same city, a rising number of people are going hungry because they have lost their livelihoods in the coronavirus outbreak. Moscoso weeps for them. But he has […]

Health care workers see wave of coronavirus coming in their ranks

With U.S. public health experts warning of a cresting wave of coronavirus infections in the coming weeks, rates of transmission among the nation’s front-line fighters — doctors, nurses and other medical staff — are setting off alarm bells. Disparities in testing and tracking in many states — and the lack of national data — make […]