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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds arrives at the Secret Genius Awards at Vibiana in Los Angeles. The much-hyped battle between Edmonds and Teddy Riley was derailed by audio issues, forcing the R&B producers to postpone the Instagram Live event. More than 400,000 tuned in Saturday night, April 18, 2020, to watch the livestream with Riley and Edmonds. But sound and technical issues plagued the friendly competition. The battle had already been postponed from April 12 after Edmonds was diagnosed with COVID-19. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2020 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The much-hyped battle between Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Teddy Riley was derailed by audio issues, forcing the R&B producers to postpone the Instagram Live event. More than 400,000 tuned in Saturday night to watch the livestream with Riley and Edmonds. But sound and technical...
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Rosalind Pichardo with Prevention Point greets people waiting line to receive food during the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new initiative called Step Up to the Plate in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Friday, April 17, 2020. The program aims to help those with food insecurity and is a partnership of Broad Street Ministry, Prevention Point Philadelphia, and Project HOME, with the City of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 17, 2020 - 5:03 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ CENTRAL BANKS AND GOVERNMENT: The coronavirus pandemic has skewered...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2002, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers television play-by-play announcer Vin Scully rehearses before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. To baseball fans, opening day is an annual rite of spring that evokes great anticipation and warm memories. This year's season was scheduled to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020, but there will be no games for a while because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)
April 17, 2020 - 3:13 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Dodgers showed off some of their stadium renovations in a video narrated by retired broadcaster Vin Scully and posted on social media. Construction work has continued during the coronavirus...
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FILE - This March 10, 2020 file photo shows Sam Heughan at the LA premiere of "Bloodshot," in Los Angeles. Heughan, star of the Starz series "Outlander," spoke out on social media about what he calls “six years of constant bullying, harassment, stalking and false narratives.” The 39-year-old Scottish actor said on Instagram and Twitter Thursday, April 16, that he’s been subjected to claims including that he has misled and tried to extort fans for money. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2020 - 2:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — “Outlander” star Sam Heughan spoke out on social media about what he calls “six years of constant bullying, harassment, stalking and false narratives" about him. The 39-year-old Scottish actor said in a lengthy post on his Instagram and Twitter accounts Thursday that he's been...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2020, file photo, a patient arrives in an ambulance cared for by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside NYU Langone Medical Center, in New York. The coronavirus has breathed fresh life into old conspiracy theories and inspired a mishmash of new ones, with a cast of villains that includes Bill Gates, 5G wireless technology, the United Nations and President Donald Trump’s political foes. The baseless claims spreading on social media also feature videos taken outside hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 17, 2020 - 12:13 pm
The video lasts just 13 seconds and shows nothing more than the view from a car quietly driving past a hospital entrance. But the person who posted it on Twitter used the footage to sarcastically question reports of “apocalyptic conditions” at Mount Sinai Queens in New York City. That video and...
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This undated image provided by Facebook shows the Facebook app on a cellular telephone. Facebook will soon let you know if you shared or interacted with dangerous coronavirus misinformation on the site, the latest in a string of aggressive efforts the social media giant is taking to contain an outbreak of viral falsehoods. (Facebook via AP)
April 16, 2020 - 6:59 pm
Facebook will soon let you know if you shared or interacted with dangerous coronavirus misinformation on the site, the latest in a string of aggressive efforts the social media giant is taking to contain an outbreak of viral falsehoods. The new notice will be sent to users who have clicked on,...
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April 16, 2020 - 2:52 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian health minister says on Twitter that President Jair Bolsonaro has fired him, amid dispute over virus policy.
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Videos and reports claiming that you'll have to pay back the relief checks the federal government is sending to millions of Americans are false, federal agencies confirmed to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 14, 2020 - 6:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Videos and online reports claiming that millions of Americans will have to repay the relief checks they receive from the federal government under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic recovery bill are not true. The government began issuing the one-time payments this week. Most...
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses his statement, during the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
April 14, 2020 - 3:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the world is facing “a dangerous epidemic of misinformation” about COVID-19 and announced a U.N. campaign to flood the internet with facts and science to counter what he called “a poison” that is putting lives at risk...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2007, file photo, Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton arrives for Figure Skating In Harlem's annual gala "Skating with the Stars" at Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York. Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday, April 17, 2020, to help healthcare workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus. Such Olympic and world champions as Hamilton, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, Kurt Browning, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Evgeni Plushenko have compiled videos as part of the one-hour event “Blades for the Brave.” (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
April 14, 2020 - 8:21 am
Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday to help health care workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus. Such Olympic and world champions as Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, Kurt...
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