The latest Post-ABC News poll shows President Trump and his likely rival in November, former vice president Joe Biden, in a tightly competitive race, with Trump moving from what was a seven-point deficit in February to a near tie with Biden. The stimulus deal has $400 million of election assistance for states, far less than Democrats had said would be necessary. Biden, with a delegate lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders, is working to become more visible, sitting for TV interviews, taking questions from reporters and holding a virtual happy hour with supporters. Sanders’s continued presence in the race is worrying some Democrats, scarred by 2016. Sign up for The Trailer and get insights and news from across the country in your inbox three days a week.
March 31, 2020 12:11 UTC
Newsletter Go beyond the scoreboard Get the latest on L.A.'s teams in the daily Sports Report newsletter. We are going to have a tournament to decide the biggest icon in the history of L.A. sports. Send me an email at email@example.com with your candidates for biggest sports icon. “These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.”KINGSWhen the NHL season was suspended on March 12 , the Kings were entering one of coach Todd McLellan’s most anticipated stretches. The team had won seven games in a row as its remade, post-trade-deadline roster reeled its best hockey of the season.
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March 31, 2020 11:26 UTC
Wars have been fought for it and lost for lack of it but, all of a sudden, nobody wants oil. The world’s most important commodity is becoming more valuable to store than to use. Normally consumers would at least reap a consolation prize from the price collapse that is ripping apart energy producers’ balance sheets, but few want to fill their cars or take a flight these days. Instead, at least some firms in the energy complex may turn a tidy profit.
March 31, 2020 10:17 UTC
The images released by the Russian Defense Ministry were unprecedented. Russian and Italian generals gathered around a map of the Italian peninsula, plotting the route of a Russian convoy. Military vehicles, flying Russian flags and emblazoned with “From Russia with Love” in Italian, Russian and English, were shown driving across Italy to the northern city of Bergamo, one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 11,000 Italians.
March 31, 2020 09:35 UTC
With Saudi Arabia preparing to flood oil markets with a surge of output beginning as early as Wednesday, several of its OPEC brethren are cutting expenditures as they struggle to respond to the ravages of the kingdom’s oil-price war with Russia. Lacking cash resources and the ability to increase crude output to fight in the oil-market conflict, the governments of Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Libya, Angola and Venezuela are considering major cuts to spending, even as they confront the coronavirus pandemic.
March 31, 2020 09:33 UTC
“We had all these things scheduled until we went to see high school championships.”CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThose championships were canceled, of course. That includes the crucial recruiting period for college coaches who were putting the finishing touches on the 2020 class and laying the all-important groundwork for next year. No college coaches packed into suffocating high school gyms. “March was watching high school games and going into homes. High school athletes and college transfers will be allowed to visit campuses, coaches will be back to having dinner in their homes and the seemingly year-round recruiting grind will begin anew.
March 31, 2020 08:48 UTC
We have registered a case against the accused and investigation is on,” Dehradun divisional forest officer (DFO) Rajiv Dhiman told Mongabay-India. Considering this, the government has declared services of forest staff including patrolling, fire fighting, wildlife, and zoo upkeep as ‘essential’ under the Disaster Management Act,” Badola told Mongabay-India. We have opened a COVID cell for monitoring and other activities linked to the disease,” Sridhar told Mongabay-India. The forest staff in this time of risk is still carrying out patrolling round the clock,” Yadav said. But they have to follow strict instructions for social distancing and wearing the mask,” Savita told Mongabay-India, adding that the department is coordinating efforts electronically.
March 31, 2020 08:26 UTC
West Bengal recorded its third coronavirus death late on Monday at a district hospital in Howrah. This was the second death of the day, after a woman from Kalimpong died in the morning. The first death in West Bengal was that of a 57-year-old man last Monday. Third death in Bengal Reports say a 48-year-old woman admitted to the Howrah District Hospital died last evening. Woman’s family alleges gross negligence The family of the second victim has alleged that while several of them were in contact with her and had sore throats, no tests were done on them.
March 31, 2020 06:45 UTC
_________The word stochastic has appeared in five articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 6 in the book review “How Rebecca Solnit Found Her Voice” by Jenny Odell:… Chance encounters lead to further chance encounters that sometimes turn into a book, or to ideas Solnit revisits from an unexpected angle. One chapter begins with an allusion to “hopscotch,” a metaphor she invokes for returning to the same subject, or point in time, armed with new knowledge. It also describes the memoir’s recursive style, which an impatient reader may find frustrating. Others will see it as true to experience, memory and the process of growth. The stochastic nature of social change has been one of Solnit’s guiding concerns, and here it’s transposed to a personal register: How does a person change?
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March 31, 2020 06:00 UTC
(CNN) Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country's first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout the region appear to be seeing the early effects. "The surge we have been anticipating has not yet come," Dr. Jahan Fahimi, an emergency physician and medical director at the University of California, San Francisco, told CNN. As of Monday morning, the city reported a total of 374 confirmed infections and six deaths from the coronavirus. "We have already made a difference in saving lives," San Francisco Mayor London Breed said during a news conference Monday, though she and other officials repeatedly cautioned that US communities are still in the early stages of the battle against the virus. "We're watching the data very carefully," added Dr. Grant Colfax, the city's public health director, cautioning that the numbers could still explode rapidly.
March 31, 2020 05:03 UTC
(CNN) It is falling to President Donald Trump to lead America into its most tragic month in decades, as experts say the coronavirus pandemic could kill more citizens than the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. Historic testNo recent President has faced the kind of pervasive public health crisis that now confronts Trump. It's no exaggeration to say Trump faces the most critical month of his presidency yet -- and how he conducts himself will be crucial for the country and his own hopes of reelection. Trump still appears to be marveling at the spread of the virus, which he says no one could have predicted. Trump boasted that the United States had now conducted more coronavirus tests than any other nation -- more than a million.
March 31, 2020 04:41 UTC
Trump vs. American governorsPresident Trump suggested to the governors of America’s 50 states on Monday that a chronic lack of kits to test people for the coronavirus was no longer a problem. He also told reporters that the U.S. would ship ventilators to France, Italy and Spain “as we outpace what we need.”Governors see a different reality. John Bel Edwards has warned that hospitals in and around New Orleans could run out of ventilators as early as this weekend. Analysis: People close to the Trump administration’s effort to ramp up production of ventilators say that mismanagement delayed the process by several crucial weeks. If you have 10 minutes, this is worth itA deserted New York
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March 31, 2020 04:35 UTC
On Monday, Hungary’s parliament passed a controversial bill that gave Orban sweeping emergency powers for an indefinite period of time. Orban’s commanding two-thirds parliamentary majority made his new powers a fait accompli. ADADThe measures were invoked as part of the government’s response to the global pandemic. ADADOn Monday, far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini defended Orban’s new powers as part of the “free choice” of a democratically elected parliament. Hungary’s Orban is the latest example.
March 31, 2020 04:00 UTC
Car sales tumbled this month, but the situation might not be as bad as it seems. Power expects March retail sales to range somewhere between 669,000 and 948,000 units. That represents a 16% to 47% decline from the retail sales in March 2019. The retail car business has not one but two aces up its sleeve. Power that the car industry has demonstrated a repeated ability to recoup sales lost due to short-term disruptions.
March 31, 2020 03:00 UTC
Dr. Anthony Fauci CNNDr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House's coronavirus task force, said the US could see a "second wave" of coronavirus — but he insisted "we will be much, much better prepared" for that possible outbreak. "If we do have a second wave — which as I've mentioned publicly, I think there's a reasonably good chance we will given the pervasiveness of this infection and its transmissibility — I don't think at all it will be as bad because we have several things in our favor," he told CNN. Fauci said the US will be more prepared and have better equipment. Drugs that are in clinical trials could also be available during a possible second wave, and a vaccine could be developed, he said.
March 31, 2020 02:50 UTC