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Dan Stuglik and Amy Simonson are photographed Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Pokagon, Mich. The two will be joined by more than 100 cardboard cutouts of family and friends when they are married this Saturday at The Old Rugged Cross Church in Pokagon. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the couple to change their original plan of inviting 150 people to one where only a handful will be present, but with the help and donation of the cutouts by Menasha Packaging, the two will be able to fill the pews.(Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Cardboard cutouts pose as guests for wedding amid COVID-19

Apr. 2, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — Cardboard cutout wedding guests will make for a not-so-cookie-cutter wedding as a Michigan couple prepares to tie the knot during the coronavirus pandemic. After Amy Simonson and Dan Stuglik’s wedding plans were disrupted amid the outbreak, a packaging company donated more...

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 5:05 PM 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...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appears at the White House, in Washington. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is creating a bobblehead of Dr. Fauci, wearing a suit, as he discusses the coronavirus pandemic. Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar says  they will donate $5 from every $25 Fauci bobblehead that's sold to the American Hospital Association. The funds will go toward getting masks and other protective equipment for health care workers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon File)

Dr. Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead

Apr. 2, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. The creation from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee features Dr. Anthony Fauci wearing a suit as he makes a motion showing how the nation needs to “flatten the...

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 1:34 PM 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...

Two Connecticut National Guard personnel wheel a crate of supplies provided by FEMA to the state for a temporary field hospital to be constructed at Southern Connecticut State University's Moore Field House to help out during the current coronavirus crisis, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in New Haven, Conn. The 250-bed temporary field hospital, to be constucted by week's end, should facilitate overflow in the event that regional hospitals treating COVID-19 patients reach their capacity. FEMA responded to the governor's request in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 cases in April. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Infant in Connecticut who had coronavirus dies

Apr. 1, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 7-week-old baby who died at a hospital in the Hartford area had the coronavirus, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown. The unidentified child from Hartford was unresponsive when taken to the hospital recently and could not be revived. The infant...

Tennessee inmates to donate to tornado relief efforts

Apr. 1, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction announced Tuesday that inmates across the state will donate more than $1,000 for tornado relief efforts. According to a news release, the inmates will donate the money to the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Community Foundation of Middle...

In this March 25, 2020 photo, South Korean shoe repairman Kim Byung-rok speaks during an interview at his shop in Seoul, South Korea.  Kim is in news after he revealed plans to donate his property to help support people facing economic difficulties amid the coronavirus outbreak. Kim says he wants to donate parts of his land on a small mountain near the border with North Korea that he bought in 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

S Korean cobbler hopes donation gives 'strength and courage'

Mar. 31, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — Kim Byung-rok survived tuberculosis when he was 23, but was left with one good lung. In his work polishing and mending shoes, he inhaled too much dirt. So when he bought land on a small, quiet mountain in 2014, he wanted to heal, to do some farming — and to breathe fresh...

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...

Santa Fe food bank gets donation from 'Stranger Things' star

Mar. 31, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown is channeling her power for good for a New Mexico food bank. The actress posted on her Instagram on Sunday that she and her family have given an undisclosed amount to The Food Depot in Santa Fe to fund 20,000 meals. Brown, who...