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 2020-04-03 23:01 

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Judge dismisses fantasy players' suit over MLB sign-stealing...

A class-action lawsuit by daily fantasy sports players maintaining that they were cheated by the Houston Astros' and Boston Red Sox's illegal sign-stealing was thrown out by a federal judge in New York on Friday. The plaintiffs maintained that the...

 2020-04-03 22:48 

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Soccer-CONCACAF postpones Nations League Finals due to COVID-19...

The CONCACAF Nations League Finals, which were scheduled for June 47, have been suspended because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football said on Friday. The finals, due to be...

 2020-04-03 22:40 

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Preakness will move date, close infield...

The 145th running of the Preakness Stakes — traditionally the second leg of the Triple Crown — will be moved to a later date and be held without any fans in the infield. The Stronach Group, which owns Pimlico Race Course, and the Maryland Jock...

 2020-04-03 22:38 

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Conrad Black: Canada must return to being a grown-up nation, now and post-COVID-19...

We must jettison this government's insane energy policy and ensure national self-sufficiency...

 2020-04-03 22:31 

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Trump advises voluntary mask use against coronavirus but will not wear one...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is now recommending Americans wear cloth face coverings on a voluntary basis to stem the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that he himself would not use one. In a daily briefing...

 2020-04-03 22:28 

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Horse racing-Preakness Stakes postponed due to coronavirus crisis...

The Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in North American horse racing's Triple Crown, will not be run on May 16 as scheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, although a new date has yet to be determined, organizers said on Friday. "Our first ...

 2020-04-03 22:27 

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OPEC+ debates biggest-ever oil cut, awaits U.S. efforts...

DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW — OPEC and its allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented oil production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said, while also waiting to see what action the United States would take as U.S. Presid...

 2020-04-03 22:23 

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Wisconsin Republicans reject governor's call to delay Tuesday's primary and vote by mail...

Republican legislative leaders in Wisconsin rejected Democratic Governor Tony Evers' call on Friday to cancel in-person voting and delay next week's presidential primary, saying it must proceed despite fears about the coronavirus pandemic. Evers, ...

 2020-04-03 22:17 

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French coronavirus cases jump above China's after including nursing home tally...

PARIS — The number of people who have died from the COVID-19 illness in France jumped by 61% to 6,507 over two days after data from nursing homes were included, and confirmed cases jumped by 44% to 82,165, the health ministry reported on Friday, mak...

 2020-04-03 22:15 

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Over 120,000 sign online petition to reinstate U.S. Navy carrier commander...

WASHINGTON — More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on the U.S. Navy to reinstate the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier a day after he was relieved of his command for a letter sent to superiors urging stronger measu...

 2020-04-03 22:08 

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Ontario's COVID-19 modelling has a best case scenario — but it requires 'enhanced' measures...

None of the officials could say how long these measures will need to be in place, saying it will simply depend on how the situation plays out...

 2020-04-03 22:08 

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Trump promotes voluntary use of cloth masks against coronavirus...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is now recommending Americans wear cloth face coverings on a voluntary basis to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that he himself would not be following the advi...

 2020-04-03 22:03 

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Texas 'fully prepared' for coronavirus, does not see New York situation -governor...

Texas is fully prepared to meet hospital needs during the coronavirus pandemic and does not expect the kind of capacity problems facing New York, Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday. Texas has nearly 20,000 hospital beds available after a 142% increase in...

 2020-04-03 21:58 

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Scared, tired New York doctor: 'It's going to get tougher'...

A doctor at a New York City hospital had to make a difficult decision last weekend to send his wife and 17-month-old daughter away while he remained on the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus crisis. "I don't know how long it's gonna be. But t...

 2020-04-03 21:55 

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Brazilians scorn Bolsonaro's coronavirus efforts, back health officials -polls...

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilians increasingly disapprove of President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and overwhelmingly support governors and health officials he has attacked for advocating social-distancing measures,...

 2020-04-03 21:52 

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Connecticut coronavirus cases spike, governor calls it a hot spot...

A total of 64 percent of the people tested for the novel coronavirus in Connecticut in the past 24 hours came back positive, a spike that underscored the state's status as a hot spot for the disease, Governor Ned Lamont said on Friday. Of the 1,715 Co...

 2020-04-03 21:49 

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Rex Ryan calls WR Cooper overpaid but apologizes for word choice...

Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan ripped Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper on Friday, saying the Pro Bowl free agent was a "turd" undeserving of his recently signed $100 million deal in Dallas. Ryan later apologized for his word choice. The blustery...

 2020-04-03 21:46 

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Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19...

A look at some of the top quotes from on Friday in relation to COVID-19 in Canada: "If we do everything that we can think of — everything that already has been done stays in place (and) all of the other measures which are being considered (are) ...

 2020-04-03 21:42 

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Trump promotes voluntary use of cloth masks against coronavirus...

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. government is now recommending Americans wear cloth face coverings on a voluntary basis to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus. In a daily briefing with reporters, Trump str...

 2020-04-03 21:41 

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Navy probe to decide future of fired U.S. carrier commander...

WASHINGTON — Even as he is hailed as a hero by his crew, the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier is being reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thom...

 2020-04-03 21:40 

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Son faces murder charge in death of B.C. woman found in her home...

SQUAMISH, B.C. — RCMP say the son of a woman found dead in her home earlier this week in Squamish, B.C., has been charged with second-degree murder. Police say officers discovered Barbara Waite, who was 64, on Wednesday night after a family member r...

 2020-04-03 21:40 

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Kennedy granddaughter, great-grandson missing in Chesapeake Bay...

The granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and her young son were missing on Friday after drifting out into the Chesapeake Bay on a canoe, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said. An intensive search continued for Maeve Fahey Townsend, and her son Gideon,...

 2020-04-03 21:38 

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Country music stars replace awards show with at-home performance special amid coronavirus pandemic...

Country music stars will come together on Sunday with acoustic performances recorded from their homes for a televised special that will replace the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were canceled due to the global coronavirus outbreak. The two...

 2020-04-03 21:28 

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Olympic Games building firm, cult added to Brazil's slavery 'dirty list'...

By Fabio Teixeira RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A company that helped build Rio de Janeiro's Olympic village for the 2016 Games and a religious group that enslaved hundreds of people were named on Friday to Brazil's "dir...

 2020-04-03 21:24 

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Scott Stinson: Soccer players in England were just asked to take a big pay cut. Will athletes here be next?...

What happens when a few weeks of missed games becomes several months of lost revenue? Will teams still be keen to cover the pay of staff with no hours to work?...

 2020-04-03 21:24 

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Texas 'fully prepared' for coronavirus, does not see New York situation -governor...

Texas is fully prepared to meet hospital needs during the coronavirus pandemic and does not expect the kind of capacity problems facing New York, Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday. Texas has nearly 20,000 hospital beds available after a 142% increase in...

 2020-04-03 21:24 

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Patients paying higher dispensing fees as pharmacists limit prescription amounts...

OTTAWA — A new policy that has pharmacists restricting patients to a 30-day supply of their medications means some people are having to pay dispensing fees two or three times over. The policy was put in place to prevent drug shortages while manufact...

 2020-04-03 21:15 

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Calgary firefighters plan 'Drive-By Birthdays' to brighten mood during pandemic...

CALGARY — The Calgary Fire Department is hoping to brighten the birthdays of kids and seniors whose celebrations have been scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fire Chief Steve Dongworth says firefighters have already been delivering some birt...

 2020-04-03 21:11 

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Jordan's nationwide curfew brings country to standstill...

AMMAN — Jordan confined its 10 million inhabitants to their homes in a sweeping one-day curfew on Friday that brought public life to a complete stop in a stepped-up bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus, witnesses and officials said. The governm...

 2020-04-03 21:10 

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Defense Secretary Esper backed firing of carrier captain Crozier...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper backed the Navy's firing of the commander of a coronavirus-striken aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Friday, amid a backlash from Democrats in Congress as well as the crew of the vessel, who ha...

 2020-04-03 21:07 

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Brazil looks for solutions as bidding war leaves country without medical equipment...

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta on Friday said he is negotiating with other countries to resolve a shortage of medical equipment, as bidding wars over Chinese supplies have left several countries on the losing side....

 2020-04-03 21:06 

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Vancouver needs help as it focuses COVID-19 response on Downtown Eastside: mayor...

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says there are no confirmed outbreaks or clusters of COVID-19 in the city's Downtown Eastside, where many residents have underlying health conditions and face barriers to following social-isolation protocols. But he sai...

 2020-04-03 20:59 

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NFL could move 2024 Super Bowl due to Mardi Gras...

The NFL is considering moving the 2024 Super Bowl out of New Orleans due to potential conflicts with Mardis Gras that emerged with the pending expansion to a 17-game season. New Orleans, which was awarded Super Bowl LVIII during a meeting in 2018, would n...

 2020-04-03 20:58 

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Randall Denley: Ford made right call to release Ontario COVID-19 projections. Much tougher decisions lie ahead...

The big question of what's next remains to be answered. How and when will economic and social life start to return to something like normal?...

 2020-04-03 20:54 

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Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis...

EDMONTON — Alberta has suspended environmental reporting requirements for industry under emergency powers the province has enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "All requirements to report information pursuant to provisions in approvals or regis...

 2020-04-03 20:49 

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Federal Reserve Events...

***Denotes a new entry. —————————————————— FOMC MEETING DATES: 2020 April 28-29 (second day: statement released 1400 EDT/1800 GMT; news conference ...

 2020-04-03 20:49 

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Jamaican dancehall star Kartel loses appeal in murder trial...

KINGSTON — A Jamaican court on Friday rejected an appeal by Vybz Kartel, an international reggae-dancehall star serving a minimum 35-year sentence for murder. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 after...

 2020-04-03 20:48 

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Morgan Stanley plans to hold annual meeting in person...

Morgan Stanley plans to hold in person its annual shareholder meeting, scheduled for May 21, the Wall Street bank said on Friday, even as many companies have moved their meetings online amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The company said in the event it...

 2020-04-03 20:47 

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Rams officially re-sign DT Brockers...

The Los Angeles Rams officially re-signed defensive tackle Michael Brockers on Friday, ensuring he'll return for a ninth season despite a previous verbal agreement with Baltimore. In their announcement, the Rams did not reference a physical, but multi...

 2020-04-03 20:45 

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Corrective to April 2 story on Alberta environmental reporting...

EDMONTON — In an April 2 story on the Alberta government's decision to suspend environmental reporting rules for industry, The Canadian Press erroneously paraphrased a government spokeswoman as saying the move was made to give hard-pressed energ...

 2020-04-03 20:42 

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Leading Cuban dissident released from jail on house arrest...

HAVANA — Leading Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer said he was released from jail on Friday, six months after his arrest, but sentenced to 4-1/2 years of house arrest after a court ruled him guilty of assault a charge he denies. Speaking by phone f...

 2020-04-03 20:40 

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OPEC+ debates biggest-ever oil cut, awaits U.S. efforts...

DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW — OPEC and its allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented oil production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said, while also waiting to see what action the United States would take as President D...

 2020-04-03 20:26 

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Texas 'fully prepared' for COVID-19 hospital needs -governor...

Texas is fully prepared to meet hospital capacity needs for the coronavirus pandemic and should be able to provide sufficient numbers of ventilators as needs arise, Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday. With nearly 20,000 hospital beds available after a 14...

 2020-04-03 20:26 

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Employee at assisted living facility in Regina tests positive for COVID-19...

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says an employee at an assisted living facility in Regina has tested positive for COVID-19. It says the employee works at a centre operated by Eden Care and the virus does not appear to have spread to residents o...

 2020-04-03 20:23 

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Coronavirus cases reported in Egypt jump by more than 100...

CAIRO — The number of cases of the new coronavirus detected in Egypt jumped by more than 100 for the first time on Friday, bringing total infections to 985, the health ministry said. The ministry said in a statement that 120 new cases had been disco...

 2020-04-03 20:20 

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Soccer-Age limit could be raised for Olympic football tournament...

ZURICH — The age limit for the Tokyo Olympics men's football tournament could be raised so that players who were eligible in 2020 will not miss out following the postponement of the Games until the following year, FIFA said on Friday. Olympic fo...

 2020-04-03 20:18 

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New England Patriots' truck delivers masks to New York to help coronavirus effort...

A truck emblazoned with the colors of the New England Patriots football team was out on the streets of New York on Friday, delivering 300,000 N95 masks to a makeshift hospital set up in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. New York state recorded more t...

 2020-04-03 20:12 

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Wisconsin governor asks to delay Tuesday's primary, make all voting by mail...

Democratic Governor Tony Evers asked Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature on Friday to cancel in-person voting in next week's presidential primary, making it an all-mail election and extending the time to return ballots until late May. Ev...

 2020-04-03 20:11 

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Motor racing-Wickens set to make IndyCar return in virtual race...

Robert Wickens will be back behind the wheel on Saturday for the first time since a near fatal crash two years ago and while it will be a virtual IndyCar race the Canadian sees it is another step towards the real thing. "I'm just excited to drive ...

 2020-04-03 20:09 

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BC Ferries suspends service on some routes over COVID-19 pandemic...

VANCOUVER — BC Ferries is suspending service on certain routes and laying off hundreds of staff starting Saturday as the company deals with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ferry operator says capacity will be reduced by half compa...

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