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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson announced #SaveIndieBookstores, a partnership with the American Booksellers Association and the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. He is contributing $500,000 and is urging others to contribute this month. Patterson has a history of helping independent bookstores. The best-selling novelist has donated millions in recent years to booksellers. He's also given millions to schools and libraries and literacy programs.(Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)

James Patterson sets up fund to help indie booksellers

Apr. 2, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has a history of helping independent bookstores. The best-selling novelist has donated millions in recent years to booksellers, while also giving millions to schools and libraries and literacy programs. Now, with stores closed or closing nationwide because of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. DiCaprio is helping to launch the $12 million America’s Food Fund aimed at helping low-income families, the elderly and those whose jobs have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Among those teaming up for the launch are philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple and the Ford Foundation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

Apr. 2, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch America’s Food Fund, which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus. The organization said Thursday that the funds will be aimed to help low-income families, the elderly, individuals facing job disruptions...

The Olympic rings are seen Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Latest: NJ Devils make donation for medical equipment

Mar. 31, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The owners of the NHL's New Jersey Devils have made a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment to ensure the safety and proper protection of all healthcare workers and first...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John appears after performing his nominated song,

Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid

Mar. 31, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

The Latest: US Open tennis site to house temporary hospital

Mar. 30, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...

FILE - This June 21, 2019 file photo shows Elton John at a ceremony honoring him with the Legion of Honor in Paris. John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it. The event was announced Wednesday by iHeartMedia and Fox. Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong are scheduled to take part in the concert airing at 9-10 p.m. Eastern Sunday on Fox TV and on iHeartMedia radio stations. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, Pool, File)

Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

Mar. 25, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday. Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe...

New Veterans Memorial Park planned for Taos

Mar. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Volunteers and veterans are helping lead an effort to build a new Veterans Memorial Park in Taos. The Albuquerque Journal reports the nonprofit group Not Forgotten Outreach Inc. is taking the lead in a coalition that plans to begin work this spring. Earlier this year, the nonprofit...

Block Island orders lockdown, jobless claims surge

Mar. 24, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

The tourist haven of Block Island became the state’s first community to order residents to shelter in place as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to climb. Local officials on Tuesday said they’re also strongly discouraging second homeowners and other visitors from traveling to the...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...