In New Orleans, friends respond as virus claims a Zulu king

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If he had died in a normal time, Larry Arthur Hammond would have had a funeral befitting a Zulu king, with more than a thousand mourners in the church and marching in second-line pa...

4 Hall of Famers among top draft picks in Seahawks' history

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Three former first-round picks by Seattle already are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with a fourth set to be inducted later this year. With all due...

Relief checks are a lifeline for some, a cushion for others

Millions of Americans received government relief checks this week, and more are on the way. For some, the payment gets them to a more comfortable place financially; for others, the money just gets the...

Deserted icons: No College World Series hits Omaha hard

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rich Tokheim's sports apparel shop is right across the street from TD Ameritrade Park. More than half his annual revenue comes in the 11 or 12 days of the College World Series each ...

Coronavirus ravages storied New Orleans Mardi Gras group

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Fat Tuesday, 51-year-old Cornell Charles was taking part in a storied New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition central to the city's African American community — driving a car in the Zul...

As Easter nears, virus deaths test Italian priest's faith

CARENNO, Italy (AP) — The circle of contagion around the Rev. Angelo Riva couldn’t have been tighter. Within two weeks of sitting with his parents and a fellow priest at lunch, the ...

Queen: History will remember your actions in virus crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain's head of state to urge ...

Filly dies after training at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — There's been a horse fatality at Santa Anita, which is temporarily closed for live racing because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the seventh death at the tr...

What to do when the coronavirus crisis delays your wedding

Couples are often told to prepare for anything when it comes to their wedding, but a global pandemic isn’t typically something to consider. Now that most Americans have been ordered ...

Companies find a new purpose; workplace rules have changed

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of ...

Companies find a new purpose; workplace rules have changed

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of ...

'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday ...

Friday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICS DENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. ...

MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

NEW YORK (AP) — If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to Christmas than Halloween, that's fine with the players. Major League Baseball owners ratified a 17-page...

Pope to mark Holy Week ceremonies in shelter of St. Peter's

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Week ceremonies in the confines of Vatican City, including a Good Friday Way of the Cross service on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica instead of a...