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Asia Today: India, Singapore see record numbers of new cases

Asia Today: India, Singapore see record numbers of new cases

BANGKOK — India and Singapore announced their biggest single-day spikes in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the crisis intensifies in parts of Asia.
N.C. farm rents out miniature donkey to crash video calls

N.C. farm rents out miniature donkey to crash video calls

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — A miniature donkey named Mambo is getting some online love in North Carolina, where a farm is getting in on the idea of having animals spice up tedious virtual meetings during the coronavirus pandemic.
`Handmaid's Tale,' Harry Potter on challenged books list

`Handmaid's Tale,' Harry Potter on challenged books list

NEW YORK — Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice-President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K.
Miami police disperse crowd by David Guetta's relief concert

Miami police disperse crowd by David Guetta's relief concert

MIAMI — Police said they dispersed crowds violating social distancing guidelines during David Guetta’s coronavirus relief concert in Miami.
Babyface-Teddy Riley battle fizzles on Instagram Live

Babyface-Teddy Riley battle fizzles on Instagram Live

NEW YORK — The much-hyped battle between Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Teddy Riley was derailed by audio issues, forcing the R&B producers to postpone the Instagram Live event.

Yemen rebels arrest former minister in capital, family says

CAIRO — Yemen’s rebels on Sunday detained a former culture minister and writer who was a vocal critic of their rule, his family and lawyer said.
Amid virus gloom, glimpses of human decency and good works

Amid virus gloom, glimpses of human decency and good works

NEW YORK — The idea formed on a day when all the news headlines were dire.

Landmark Lebanese hotel folds amid virus, economic crisis

BEIRUT — One of Lebanon’s landmark hotels that survived the country’s bloody 15-year civil war and various other bouts of fighting is shutting down amid the country's economic crisis and coronavirus pandemic, a hotel executive said Saturday.
Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill dies at age 84

Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill dies at age 84

Paul O’Neill, a former Treasury secretary who broke with George W. Bush over tax policy and then produced a book critical of the administration, died Saturday. He was 84. O’Neill’s son, Paul O’Neill Jr.
'LIBERATE!': Trump pushes states to lift virus restrictions

'LIBERATE!': Trump pushes states to lift virus restrictions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, apparently encouraging protests against stay-at-home mandates aimed at stopping the coronavirus.