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Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85; COVID involved

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85; COVID involved

NEW ORLEANS — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85.
'Lost Children' author: Writers must 'document' pandemic

'Lost Children' author: Writers must 'document' pandemic

NEW YORK — Cooped up at her Bronx home with her daughter and a niece because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli says she has lowered the “volume and speed” of her life.
Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

KARACHI, Pakistan — A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star Rachel Bloom has first baby

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star Rachel Bloom has first baby

LOS ANGELES — “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom has had her first child in what she says was a harrowing experience amid the coronavirus outbreak that has struck a close friend.
Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

NEW YORK — Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week.
Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens

Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens

BEIJING — Asian stocks were meandering Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's global economic cost increased.
Music never dies: "Bolero" busts out of coronavirus lockdown

Music never dies: "Bolero" busts out of coronavirus lockdown

LE PECQ, France — Look closely: The kettle drum player has a wooden spoon in one hand, a ladle in the other ... and doesn't even have his drums.
Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

LOS ANGELES — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there to help during the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecuto
'A battlefield behind your home': Deaths mount in New York

'A battlefield behind your home': Deaths mount in New York

New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartb
Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard has directed cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus pandemic.
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