2:39 PM EDT, Fri April 03, 2020
44 mins ago

Young girl mauled by coyote while walking with family in California

A 5-year-old girl was recovering Friday after she was attacked by a coyote during a walk through a California park with her family. The incident unfolded in Dublin Hills Regional Park around 2:22 on Wednesday, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department wrote in a tweet. The young victim...
2 hours ago

Equity and distance learning can go together

Although public schools and colleges around the United States initially announced the cancellation of in-person class meetings for only two or three weeks because of the coronavirus, it is becoming increasingly clear that these classes are unlikely to reconvene before the end of the school year....
2 hours ago

Making the coronavirus-infected world feel safe for children

I counseled children and families who experienced trauma after 9/11 and again after Hurricane Sandy. I’ve learned how worrisome uncertainty can be. I’ve seen how sensitive even very young children are to what is happening in the world around them. And if I‘ve learned any lesson that speaks to our...
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Being Asian and American during coronavirus: Andrew Yang gets something big wrong

Like many Asians in America, I was — and am — inspired by Andrew Yang’s rise to political prominence. Running a charismatic and innovative campaign, Yang showed that Asian Americans can and should fight to make a difference in our country. But no amount of admiration could cancel out my disappointment...
2 hours ago

Tokyo’s unfinished Olympic Athletes Village could house coronavirus patients

Tokyo’s Athletes Village for the now-postponed Olympics could become a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Governor Yuriko Koike has said that the huge Tokyo Bay complex, which is currently under construction, is “one of the options, but the village is not finished yet,” The Associated...
3 hours ago

France converting world’s largest food market into morgue as coronavirus death toll climbs past 5,300

The world’s largest food market has been converted into a temporary morgue to house French citizens killed by coronavirus. The death toll in France spiked to 5,387 on Friday, a 12% increase from Thursday’s count of 4,503, Jerome Saloman, head of France’s public health authority, said. As the grim...
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N.Y. confirmed coronavirus cases soar over 100,000: Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo vowed to take emergency action to get access to more ventilators as the coronavirus pandemic killed a daily record high of 562 New Yorkers and positive cases soared over 100,000 in NYS. The governor signed an executive order giving him the power to seize ventilators from private health...
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Navy chief trashes Capt. Crozier for 'creating panic’ by warning about coronavirus on ship

To many Americans, Navy Capt. Brett Crozier is a hero who bravely risked his career to warn about the danger of coronavirus on his ship. To the Navy’s chief, he blew the pandemic way out of proportion. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly defended relieving Crozier of his command of the USS Theodore...
3 hours ago

Brooklyn residents among several charged for violating gathering ban at funeral in New Jersey: prosecutors

Cops were forced to call for backup as they struggled to break up a massive funeral with dozens of people in a New Jersey town, which led to multiple people being charged, including at least three from Brooklyn. Incidents such as this have virtually become a daily occurrence in Lakewood, where...
3 hours ago

Utah rocked by more than 700 earthquakes in weeks since 5.7 magnitude tremor

The state of Utah has been rocked by 728 earthquakes in the weeks since a 5.7-magnitude tremor rattled residents of Salt Lake City and beyond last month. That figure includes three quakes with a magnitude of at least four and another 30 with a magnitude of at least three, according to the University...
5 hours ago

United States loses more than 701,000 jobs amid coronavirus pandemic

The United States shed more than 701,000 jobs last month as the quick-spreading coronavirus ripped through major cities and small towns alike nationwide, marking the end of a record-long streak of uninterrupted payroll gains dating back almost a decade. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% from...
5 hours ago

Sports talk radio is losing its mind during coronavirus, like everyone else

Early morning sports radio and TV hosts have such ridiculous opinions about what happens in the games because the games are on very late, and the hosts have to wake up very early. But there are no games now, so Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti are talking about dogs watching people have sex. ...
5 hours ago

Good news for couples who want children and need a surrogate as N.Y. legalizes the process

ALBANY — New York legalized paid gestational surrogacy Thursday as lawmakers approved a sweeping budget package containing the measure. Gay and infertile couples in the Empire State can now enter into a contract and pay a woman to carry a baby to term through in-vitro fertilization. Gov. Cuomo...
5 hours ago

Mayor de Blasio: Judge my handling of NYC coronavirus pandemic when it’s over

Mayor de Blasio said he’s doing his best to respond to coronavirus and New York City should examine his handling of the pandemic once it’s over. “There’s always going to be questions about…did we get all the information we needed, did we act on it? I did my best, I think all decision-makers are...
5 hours ago

Coronavirus updates in NYC and the world: The latest news on April 3

With New York and the whole world fighting to contain the spread of the coronavirus, we’ve compiled the most important recent updates here from our reporters and editors. For more coverage and resources on how to respond to the outbreak, check out our coronavirus special report page here.'' Dr....