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Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, center, eats a pizza with French Ambassador to Rome Christian Masset, right, and pizza maker Gino Sorbillo, in Sorbillo's restaurant, in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. According to reports, Di Maio invited the French ambassador for a pizza after French channel Canal plus broadcast a satirical video of a fake Italian pizza maker coughing on a pizza and calling it "Corona Pizza". (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 04, 2020 - 2:54 pm
More school closures and the suspension of business travel are among the steps being taken around the world to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. These are some of the latest developments Wednesday: SCHOOLS, PRAYER DISRUPTED Italy is closing schools nationwide after reporting more than 3,000...
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March 04, 2020 - 7:08 am
Jac Collinsworth was emerging as a rising star at ESPN, but returning to NBC and being part of its Olympics coverage was too hard to turn down. The NBC Sports Group announced on Wednesday that Collinsworth is returning later this month. His specific assignments will be announced in the coming weeks...
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The Louvre museum is pictured in Paris, Monday, March 2, 2020. The Louvre Museum was closed again Monday as management was meeting with staff worried about the spread of the new virus in the world's most-visited museum. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 04, 2020 - 5:56 am
PARIS (AP) — Once again, the “Mona Lisa” is all alone. The Louvre, the world's most visited museum and home to Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, did not open as scheduled Wednesday morning as its workers fret about catching the coronavirus. The Paris museum's staffers have stayed off the job...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, then newly appointed Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Seiko Hashimoto speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Hashimoto's response to a question in the upper house of Parliament on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, implies the Olympics could be held later in the year and would not have to start on July 24, 2020. Tokyo's Olympics are being threatened by a fast-spreading virus that has shut down most sports events and Olympic-related events in Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
March 03, 2020 - 5:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Olympic minister said Tuesday the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. Seiko Hashimoto's response to a question in the upper house of parliament implies the Olympics could be held later in the year and would not have to start on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch appears on CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died at the age of 84. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 02, 2020 - 10:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died. He was 84. His death was confirmed Monday by GE. The cause of death was...
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Kathaleen Pittman, the administrator of the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., works in her office on Feb. 20, 2020. The clinic is one of three in the state that provides abortions to women, and it is challenging a state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Supreme Court is hearing the case on March 4. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
March 02, 2020 - 10:57 am
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Hope Medical Group for Women in northern Louisiana fields phone calls every day from anxious pregnant women who ask if abortion is still legal and if the clinic, one of only three that provides abortions in the state, is still open. Despite the protesters who sometimes...
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, second right, wearing a protective face mask, talks to a medical staff members during his visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, Monday, March 2, 2020. The number of new virus infections rose worldwide along with fears of a weakening global economy, even as cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks on Monday and hundreds of patients at the outbreak's epicenter were released from hospitals. (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)
March 02, 2020 - 9:59 am
PARIS (AP) — The new virus is entering new territories, from megacities to seaside villages, and casting a fast-growing shadow over the world economy. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments: MERKEL SNUBBED Fear of the coronavirus is changing habits in Germany, where it's common for people...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 photo, a photojournalist takes photographs of Indian paramilitary soldiers patrolling a street vandalized in Tuesday's violence in New Delhi, India. Reporting in India has never been without its risks, but journalists say attacks on the press during last week's deadly communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi show the situation is deteriorating. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
March 01, 2020 - 6:33 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Reporting in India has never been without its risks, but journalists say attacks on the media during last week's deadly communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi show the situation is deteriorating. One reporter was shot and survived, another had his teeth knocked out...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2002, file photo, winner Jimmie Johnson, right, gets cooled off by car owner Rick Hendrick as they celebrate in Victory Lane after Johnson won the NASCAR auto race at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif. When Johnson won his first NASCAR Cup Series race at Fontana 18 years ago, this famously worn-out asphalt track had a whole lot less wear and tear. So did Johnson, who is visiting his home track this weekend for the last time as a full-time driver. (AP Photo/Will Lester, File)
February 29, 2020 - 4:17 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — So many of Jimmie Johnson's best racing memories occurred on this weathered California asphalt about 100 miles north of his hometown. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is hoping to add one more incredible memory in his final start at Fontana. Johnson is the king of...
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Galen Rupp crosses the finish line to win the U.S. Olympic marathon trials, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
February 29, 2020 - 3:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Galen Rupp reclaimed his status as the nation's top distance runner Saturday, winning his second straight U.S. Olympic marathon trials and earning a spot for a Tokyo Games shadowed by a global virus. Rupp pulled away in the final miles for a dominant victory. Carrying a U.S. flag in...
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