The Latest: Nepal ends 120 days of coronavirus lockdown

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s government has ended a lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus. Information Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada said the number of cases was declining in Nepal. Government and private offices would be fully functional from Wednesday and all private and public vehicles would be allowed back […]

Fed to keep providing aid and sees no rate hike through 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with an economy gripped by recession and high unemployment, the Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it expects to keep its key short-term interest rate near zero through 2022. At the same time, the Fed said it will keep buying about $120 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds each month to maintain […]

Chris Dufresne, heralded college football writer, dies at 62

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, has died. He was 62. He died suddenly Monday while dining with his family at home in Chino Hills, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, according to a Times staff memo posted Tuesday on Facebook. “Chris had been awaiting […]

In Detroit, NYC, kindness comes one slice of pizza at a time

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the pandemic, Shalinder Singh spent Sundays at his gurdwara, helping serve a community meal for 300 people or more at the Sikh place of worship in suburban Detroit. Now, he’s all about pizza. Singh and his family have paid for and delivered hundreds of pies to hospitals, police stations and […]

The Latest: UN ups appeal to fight virus to $6.7 billion

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: — UN increases amount of appeal to fight coronavirus to $6.7 billion — Democrats on […]

The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

The world changed remarkably this past week — yet again, just as it did the week before, as the coronavirus marched across the world. No corner of the planet was safe, it seemed: If the virus itself wasn’t upending lives, it was the isolation that spreadas the world locked down or the economic repercussions of […]

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