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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 8, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 7 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the new Centers for Disease Control guidance on masks: Last week, the Centers for Disease Control changed its guidelines on homemade coronavirus masks, recommending that Americans wear the cloth...

In this April 8, 2020, photo supplied by World Vision, a house is damaged from Cyclone Harold on the island of Santo in Vanuatu. New Zealand announced Wednesday, April 8, 2020 it would help Vanuatu rebuild from the cyclone with aid of up to 500,000 New Zealand dollars ($300,000). Foreign Minister Winston Peters said Cyclone Harold had destroyed homes, infrastructure and crops. (World Vision via AP)

27 dead on Solomon Islands ferry: Did it follow virus order?

Apr. 8, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the remote Solomon Islands said Wednesday that 27 people had died after being washed overboard from a crowded ferry last week and the government is conducting a criminal investigation. But others say the government itself must take responsibility after it told...

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With no theaters, film fans find ways to gather virtually

Apr. 7, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had discussions about everything from a Dwayne Johnson earthquake film to Faye Dunaway’s turn as Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dearest.” It doesn’t have...

Gov.'s dine-in ban extended; COVID-19 advisory panel meets

Apr. 7, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended an order Tuesday prohibiting dine-in service at restaurants and bars as state officials reported four more deaths from the coronavirus. Oregon’s State Emergency Coordination Center said the total number of deaths had reached 33 as of Tuesday...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apr. 7, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for the week of April 5th. App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 3. Dark Sky Weather, Apple 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 6. The Game of Life, Marmalade Game Studio 7....

Protest held over Honolulu park construction resumption

Apr. 7, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — About 20 protesters gathered in Honolulu after the city announced plans to resume construction of a new multipurpose field in a park known as Sherwood Forest. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Sunday on social media that construction would resume at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park on Monday....

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, cots are set up at a possible COVID-19 treatment site in San Mateo, Calif. As tens of thousands of retired healthcare workers and medical and nursing students sign up for the newly established California Health Corps, almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost and whether taxpayers will be liable for any malpractice. The volunteers are expected to work at places like the San Mateo County Event Center south of San Francisco, where hundreds of narrow beds have been set up six feet apart, the minimum health officials say is needed to avoid spreading the virus through a sneeze or cough. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, Pool, File)

As thousands join, few rules for California Health Corps

Apr. 6, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As tens of thousands of retired health care workers and medical and nursing students sign up for the newly established California Health Corps, almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost and whether taxpayers will be liable for any malpractice. Gov....

What to name biggest piece of Delaware's national park?

Apr. 5, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal officials are working to finalize a name for the outdoor centerpiece of Delaware's First State Historic National Park. The park was federally designated in 2014 and is made up of seven locations — places like the Old Swedes Historic Site in Wilmington and the Court...

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...

In this Wednesday, April 1, 2020, photo, Rohingya refugees stand at the Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, but officials are already warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunting task. (AP Photo/Suzauddin Rubel)

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus

Apr. 2, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunting task. With about 40,000...