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FILE - In this March 15, 2020 file photo, people stroll along the Seine river banks at sunset in Paris. Like so many catastrophes before the coronavirus pandemic, memories are settling in of the

Before the virus: Looking back on some last 'normal' moments

Apr. 30, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

The coronavirus scare has done something to time. The days, weeks, and now the months, have blurred and stretched as talk of reopening the world has taken over for millions waiting and wondering at home. There are few of life’s usual rhythms. And like so many cataclysms before this one, memories are...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 13, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Canceling Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras was correct decision Willoughby News-Herald April 11 Making a decision that is right doesn’t always make people happy. That point was proven recently when the 2020 Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras was...

Archbishop Gregory Aymond, center, leads a live streamed Easter Mass in St. Louis Cathedral, without any congregants due to the stay at home orders for the coronavirus pandemic, in New Orleans, Sunday, April 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

CDC: Mardi Gras may figure in count of Louisiana virus cases

Apr. 12, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an influx of tourists for Mardi Gras in February may have been a reason why Louisiana experienced a higher rate of COVID-19 cases than other Southern states. In a report posted Friday, the CDC says population density might play...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014, file photo, members of the Krewe of Zulu hold painted coconuts to give to paradegoers, as they march during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. In a city ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, Zulu and its members have paid a heavy price. Several of the group's members have died from coronavirus-related complications, said Zulu President Elroy A. James. Multiple other members have tested positive. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Coronavirus ravages storied New Orleans Mardi Gras group

Apr. 11, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Fat Tuesday, 51-year-old Cornell Charles was taking part in a storied New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition central to the city's African American community — driving a car in the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s parade. A month later his wife of three decades was...