Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s daughter and grandson missing in canoeing accident

The grandson and adult daughter of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend went missing after the pair’s canoe apparently capsized in the Chesapeake Bay, authorities said Friday. Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and her 8-year-old son Gideon were canoeing in Anne Arundel, Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan told reporters on Friday, adding More...

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Bill Withers, singer of ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ dies at 81

Bill Withers, whose soulful songs from the 1970s such as “Lean on Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” became classics, has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement More...

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American in Wuhan warns U.S. over lockdowns

An American who spent more than two months locked down in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus epidemic first emerged, is urging people back home to prepare for a lengthy interruption to their lives. “Don’t More...

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Funeral directors overwhelmed by COVID-19 death toll

As the coronavirus pandemic threatens more communities, funeral directors say they can’t keep up with the growing death toll that has already claimed more than 5,000 lives in the United States. Death care More...

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Body found under mattress in Bessemer, Alabama identified as missing mother Tiffany Smitherman Osborne

A decomposing body found wrapped and concealed under a mattress in Bessemer, Alabama on Wednesday has been identified as missing 30-year-old mother Tiffany Smitherman Osborne, authorities said. On Thursday, More...

By admin On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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As Navajo Nation enforces coronavirus curfew, Arizona sends in the National Guard

The Navajo Nation’s leaders began sounding the alarm about the coronavirus in February. They broadcast radio bulletins to their tribal members, dispatched community health representatives to far-flung More...

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Schumer calls on Trump to appoint ‘military man’ to oversee coronavirus supply distribution

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on President Donald Trump to appoint a czar with a military background to oversee the dissemination of critically needed materials to fight More...

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Foster kids who can’t visit parents are struggling under coronavirus isolation, advocates say

A typical morning for Arnie Eby begins at 6 a.m. He and his wife, Donna, fix breakfast for their four adopted kids and three foster children, then check their backpacks and pack lunch boxes. Once his wife heads More...

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Jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85

Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, educator and father of four noted musicians, died in New Orleans. He was 85. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called the musician an icon in announcing his death. The Ellis Marsalis More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Feds charge man who intentionally derailed train near USNS Mercy

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged a locomotive engineer who worked at the Port of Los Angeles with intentionally derailing a train at full speed near the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Mercy because of suspicions More...