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Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

BOSTON — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, abandoning the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious long-dis

UK agency: Sala's pilot unlicensed for plane in fatal crash

LONDON — The pilot of the single-engine aircraft that carried the Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was not licensed to fly the plane, which plunged into the English Channel last year, killing both, U.K. investigators said Friday.
In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop virus from coming in

In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop virus from coming in

BEIJING — From quarantining travellers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent the new coronavirus from coming back to where it first broke out.
Stocks surge on Wall Street; Dow jumps 550 points, or 2.6%

Stocks surge on Wall Street; Dow jumps 550 points, or 2.6%

Global financial markets surged Friday, clawing back a small slice of their losses in what has been a brutal week of selling as the spreading coronavirus heightened fear of a global recession. The early rally for U.S.
Big city, big worry: New Yorkers fret as bustling city slows

Big city, big worry: New Yorkers fret as bustling city slows

New Yorkers awoke Friday to find the coronavirus had left their famously bustling city with no Broadway, no basketball games, no big gatherings, and a populace unnerved by an ever-worsening crisis.
St. Paul teachers, school district reach deal ending strike

St. Paul teachers, school district reach deal ending strike

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The St. Paul teachers union and Minnesota's second-largest school district reached a tentative contract agreement early Friday, ending a strike that began Tuesday and cancelled classes for some 36,000 students.
Stock markets recover after turbulent trading

Stock markets recover after turbulent trading

BANGKOK — European stocks rose Friday and Wall Street was set to gain on the open after turbulent trading in Asia and a day after the market's worst session in over three decades. Shares rose in Paris and London but fell 6.
Florida could be knockout punch for Sanders’ 2020 campaign

Florida could be knockout punch for Sanders’ 2020 campaign

MIAMI — Florida has never been known as a place of stability, especially in its politics.
Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

NEW YORK — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour.
Utah passes new abortion rules as Legislature wraps up

Utah passes new abortion rules as Legislature wraps up

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers passed new regulations on abortion this year, including a measure approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature Thursday that would ban most abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned.