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US tells older people to stay home, all ages to avoid crowds

US tells older people to stay home, all ages to avoid crowds

WASHINGTON — Racing to stall an expected surge of coronavirus cases, the White House on Monday released a series of sweeping guidelines that for the next 15 days will temporarily rewrite the norms of American society.
Economic fallout from virus felt in gas lines in Venezuela

Economic fallout from virus felt in gas lines in Venezuela

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela — Nicolás Maduro’s government on Monday banned gasoline sales in two states as part of a broader lock-down to stem panic buying by Venezuelans accustomed to hoarding basic goods whenever there’s a hint of turmoil.
Mexico's AMLO says he'll end public events when time's right

Mexico's AMLO says he'll end public events when time's right

MEXICO CITY — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he will suspend his tours of the countryside and intimate, person-to-person interactions with large numbers of supporters when his coronavirus czar tells him it’s time to do so.
Puerto Rico cracks down on violators of coronavirus curfew

Puerto Rico cracks down on violators of coronavirus curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Sirens blared across Puerto Rico's busiest beaches on Monday as police cleared hundreds of tourists from the U.S.
UN condemns peacekeeper killing in Central African Republic

UN condemns peacekeeper killing in Central African Republic

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The U.N. Security Council and the secretary-general on Monday strongly condemned the killing of a U.N. peacekeeper in the Central African Republic during an attack by members of the mainly Christian anti-Balaka group. The U.N.
Biden wins Washington primary, capturing 5 out of 6 states

Biden wins Washington primary, capturing 5 out of 6 states

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has been declared the winner of last week's Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, giving him victories in five out of six states that voted March 10.
US airlines seek billions in aid as outbreak cripples travel

US airlines seek billions in aid as outbreak cripples travel

U.S. airlines are asking the federal government for grants, loans and tax relief that could easily top $50 billion to help them recover from a sharp downturn in travel due to the new coronavirus.
Chinese company abandons $1.8B Arkansas paper mill plan

Chinese company abandons $1.8B Arkansas paper mill plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Chinese company has abandoned its plan to build a massive paper mill in southwestern Arkansas that had already been delayed by trade tensions. Sun Paper told Gov.
Amazon seeks to hire 100,000 to keep up with surge in orders

Amazon seeks to hire 100,000 to keep up with surge in orders

NEW YORK — Amazon said Monday that it needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a crush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online.
MLB delays opening day to mid-May at earliest due to virus

MLB delays opening day to mid-May at earliest due to virus

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.