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Mark Brennan, of Wallingford, holds a handmade sign for his mother Annmarie Brennan at Masonicare's Home Health Center in Wallingford, Conn., Thursday, March 26, 2020. Brennan has visited his 76-year-old mother at Masonicare's Home Health Center on weekends for 12 years. That routine ended recently when the facility restricted building access due to the coronavirus crisis. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Fairfield County fund raises $1 million, quickly needs more

Mar. 27, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A southwestern Connecticut foundation raised $1 million in pledges over the past week to help nonprofits in the county hit hardest by the coronavirus. But demand for funding grew Friday by another $863,000. Juanita James, president and CEO of Fairfield County's Community Foundation,...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

A woman wearing a disposable white beard mask, to protect against coronavirus, stands outside the entrance of a shopping supermarket in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, March 26, 2020. In just hours, South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000

Mar. 26, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president appeared in full military uniform for the first time since the end of apartheid and told troops to be a “force of kindness” as a three-week lockdown begins at midnight and they ensure that 57 million people stay home. The mission is the "most...

Judge grants Senate new trial on discrimination claim

Mar. 26, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a new trial in the case of a former Arizona Democratic Senate policy adviser who complained of discrimination based on race and sex after allegedly being paid less than her colleagues. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Rayes, a Republican, acknowledged that a jury...

Iowa State cuts ties with aide at center of blackface uproar

Mar. 25, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The staff adviser to Iowa State University's student government has resigned and received a $47,000 severance payout after student activists demanded his firing over an old Instagram post showing him in blackface. Alex Krumm and university President Wendy Wintersteen agreed that his...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2003, file photo, Will Wilson, then-marketing director for NFL Mexico, speaks at a press conference in Houston. Wilson, the head of the NFL division of the Wasserman Media Group and the uncle of former Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, was hired Monday, March 23, 2020, as chief executive officer of the troubled U.S. Soccer Federation. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Will Wilson, Andrew Luck's uncle, becomes CEO of US Soccer

Mar. 23, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Will Wilson, co-head of the NFL division of a sports representation agency and the uncle of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, was hired Monday as chief executive officer of the troubled U.S. Soccer Federation. He starts work March 30 and will fill a job that had been open...

Amherst College puts lacrosse team on probation, fires coach

Mar. 21, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Amherst College has placed its men's lacrosse team on probation and is firing the team's coach following complaints that players used a racial slur. Masslive.com reports that the team will be on probation through June 30, 2021, and is barred from meeting for practices or other...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Placido Domingo resigns from opera union, donates $500,000

Mar. 20, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Superstar Plácido Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers and will contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis, the union said Friday. The development came weeks after investigations...

Ex-library director files lawsuit against city of Lewiston

Mar. 19, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A former library director has sued the city of Lewiston over her termination two years ago, alleging sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and other charges dating back to when she was hired in 2012. The Library Board of Trustees put Alexa Eccles on administrative leave in...

Widespread discrimination alleged at Kansas City VA hospital

Mar. 18, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. senator from Kansas and the NAACP are demanding action after up to 50 black employees of the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center have complained about widespread discrimination at the hospital. Their complaints include hearing jokes about lynchings and being compared...