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An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. 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. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...

Palettes of N95 respirator masks are off-loaded from the New England Patriots football team's customized Boeing 767 jet on the tarmac, Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Logan Airport in Boston, after returning from China. The Kraft family deployed the Patriots team plane to China to fetch more than one million masks for use by front-line health care workers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in from China

Apr. 2, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic. He called on the New England Patriots. The team’s private plane landed in Boston from China on Thursday evening carrying more than a million masks critical to health...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Boston College's Jairus Hamilton (1) drives against Notre Dame's Juwan Durham during an NCAA college basketball game in South Bend, Ind. Jairus Hamilton has committed to Maryland after playing basketball for two years for Boston College. Hamilton entered the transfer portal last week and announced his move to Maryland on Twitter on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, with the words, “Beyond Blessed.

Former BC forward Jairus Hamilton commits to Maryland

Apr. 1, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Forward Jairus Hamilton has committed to Maryland after playing basketball for two years for Boston College. The 6-foot-8 Hamilton played in 24 games with the Eagles last season, including 20 starts. He averaged 9.5 points and tallied a career-high 23 on Jan. 25 in a victory over...

This January 2020 photo shows Anna Mandh, left, and her mother, Darlene Gildersleeve, in Concord, N.H. Gildersleeve is among many parents concerned about access to special education services as schools have shifted to remote learning due to the new coronavirus. (Darlene Gildersleeve via AP)

Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

Mar. 31, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure she stays on track. But for the last two weeks, her only connection to school has...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez arrive at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez and her husband were charged with paying $400,000 in bribes to get their oldest daughter into Georgetown as a bogus tennis recruit in 2016. They also paid bribes to have someone cheat on their daughters' college entrance exams, authorities said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Mother sentenced to 7 months in college admissions scam

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit. In an unusual hearing held via videoconference due to the coronavirus pandemic, the...

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 May 29, 2014, file photo, people stand in the lobby of the newly constructed Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's Community Government Center in Mashpee, Mass., on Cape Cod. Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell announced in a post on the tribe's website on Friday, March 27, 2020, that he federal Bureau of Indian Affairs told them that the tribe's reservation will be

Feds revoking reservation status for tribe's 300 acres

Mar. 30, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A tribe is losing reservation status for its more than 300 acres in Massachusetts, raising fears among Native American groups that other tribes could face the same fate under the Trump administration. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was notified late Friday by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs...

In this March 13, 2020, photo, senior residents of Rice's Wiess College perform a mock commencement ceremony at the school in Houston. Due to the coronavirus outbreak it's not clear whether the campus will reopen in time for graduation. 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. (Jeff Fitlow/Rice University via AP)

College seniors hurried to squeeze in last school memories

Mar. 30, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

It was during Act 1 of the final dress rehearsal for Puccini’s “La Rondine” at the Peabody Conservatory that the school president sent out an email canceling all nonessential gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cast members quickly messaged friends, who streamed into the theater...

In this March 25, 2020 image taken from video by Caillin Wells, neuroscientist Michael Wells works on the COVID-19 Pandemic Shareable Scientist Response Database in his home in Cambridge, Mass. Michael Wells started the shareable database that has, so far, gathered information from more than 7,000 scientists ready to lend their skills to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. (Caillin Wells via AP)

'Calling all scientists': Experts volunteer for virus fight

Mar. 30, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wells was looking for a chance to use his scientific training to help fight the coronavirus when — on the same day the pandemic forced his lab to temporarily close — he decided to create his own opportunity. “CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS," he tweeted on March 18....