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Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Birx: Stick to guidelines, avoid 2nd wave in US

Apr. 8, 2020 8:40 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 — Pope Francis denounces people taking financial advantage...

FILE - In this June 20, 2017 file photo, John Prine poses in his office in Nashville, Tenn. Prine died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from complications of the coronavirus. He was 73. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain

Apr. 8, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like nothing. His songs -- compassionate, funny, sage -- make up an American songbook that would be staggeringly intimidating if it wasn’t so warm and welcoming. He began -- with...

This combination photo shows Alesso, left, at Spotify's Best New Artists Party on Jan. 25, 2018, in New York and Liam Payne at the Brit Awards in London, Feb. 20, 2019. The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry but it didn't stop Grammy-nominated DJ-producer Alesso and former One Direction singer Payne from filming a music video for the new dance song

Stuck at home, Alesso and Liam Payne still film music video

Apr. 8, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry, from tour cancellations to album pushbacks, but it didn’t stop Grammy-nominated DJ-producer Alesso and former One Direction singer Liam Payne from filming a new music video. The pair joined forces for the new dance song...

FILE - This June 15, 2019 file photo shows John Prine performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.  Prine died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from complications of the coronavirus. He was 73.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Apr. 7, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73. His family announced his...

A representative for John Prine said the singer died Tuesday from complications of the coronavirus at 73.

Apr. 7, 2020 9:44 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A representative for John Prine said the singer died Tuesday from complications of the coronavirus at 73.
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Pink performs

Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

Apr. 7, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

Portia de Rossi has been teaching herself how to cook during the coronavirus lockdown. It's been an eye-opening experience for the actress — and for her fans. She's cut herself and been burned, yes. She's also discovered she doesn't like some Indian flavors and that her longtime wife, talk show host Ellen...

Hal Willner, longtime 'Saturday Night Live' staple, has died

Apr. 7, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Willner, a music producer and longtime “Saturday Night Live” music supervisor, has died. He was 64. Blake Zidell, a representative for Willner, said the producer died Tuesday. Zidell said Willner had symptoms consistent with those caused by the coronavirus, but he had...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks about a chart as Attorney General Jeff Landry listens, while addressing steps being taken to fight the coronavirus and the status of cases in the state during a press conference at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Monday April 6, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

Louisiana data: Virus hits blacks, people with hypertension

Apr. 7, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is releasing more information about its coronavirus deaths, showing the virus's victims are disproportionately black and two-thirds of those who have died suffered from high blood pressure. The new data released by Louisiana's health department, which will be updated...

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Review: Country's Maddie & Tae burn bright on superb album

Apr. 7, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Maddie & Tae, “The Way It Feels” (Mercury Nashville) Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, who record under the name Maddie & Tae, are more than collaborators. In the liner notes of their new album, each calls the other her “soul sister.” As great as their friendship is, we are the...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A federal judge denied Kelly's request that he be released from custody out of concern that he might contract the coronavirus. He is being held in a federal  in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges.  “The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses,”  U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly of Brooklyn wrote in her denial.

Judge: R Kelly must remain locked up amid coronavirus crisis

Apr. 7, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied R&B singer R. Kelly's request for release from jail in Chicago because he was concerned he could contract the coronavirus while behind bars. “The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to...