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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition. Decades later, the award-winning chef has an upscale food hall on that very street and will serve 40,000 meals this week across the…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — A man fatally stabbed three people and wounded a fourth at a Tennessee rest stop and travel center Tuesday morning before a deputy shot and killed him, authorities said.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is Robert Kolker’s “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six of 12 children were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Winfrey says she will continue picking books during the coronavirus outbreak, and will seek new way…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Jody Hull had been editing youth sports images for a photography company in Tennessee until the coronavirus forced schools — and their athletics — to shut down. Now she’s laid off, and like many thousands of Tennesseans is trying to navigate the state’s flooded unemployment …

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Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, “ “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81.

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Elsa Sasla, right, and Samantha Soto package soap at Vanguard Soap on Friday, March 27, 2020. Vanguard manufactures soaps for private labels sold in every big-name pharmacy, grocery and big-box chain in the nation. Besides those names, which it doesn‚Äôt reveal, it produces Costco‚Äôs signat…

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Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many of the country’s stores. 

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CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A Tennessee city’s first online city council meeting was marred by attendees who sent a barrage of racist messages targeting black council members and staff, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health officials warning people about eating food contaminated with the new coronavirus?

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to determine where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline.

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As millions of job cuts tear through the U.S. economy, a faint glimmer of light has emerged: Some employers are trying to maintain ties to the staffers they’re letting go so they can more quickly rehire them once the viral outbreak has passed.

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The Dome of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument are visible Tuesday as Luke Shaw, 7, of East Falls Church, Va., gets off his bicycle to put his feet in the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington. The National Mall, usually packed with tourists this time of the year, is v…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jan Howard, who had a No. 1 country hit “For Loving You” with Bill Anderson and wrote hits for others like Kitty Wells’ “It’s All Over But the Crying,” has died at age 91, according to the Grand Ole Opry.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other communities across the United Stat…

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Jason Compton (second from right) of Paris was one of the employees of Paschall Truck Lines (PTL) of Calloway County who helped celebrate a milestone recently. Johnny Bob Harp (second from left) earned the November award as Driver of the Month for the company. Harp is a retired Army veteran …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

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BOSTON (AP) — Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of “Sweet Caroline” with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, “Hands ... washing hands.” A news anchor asks when social distancing will end because “my husband keeps trying to get into the house.” And a sign outside a neighborhood church r…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee’s “hope and expectation” is that there will be no “elective” abortions performed in the state under an executive order barring non-essential medical procedures to free up protective equipment for hospitals treating the coronavirus, his spokesman said Wednesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Sunday urged residents to work from home and ordered bars and restaurants to close for 14 days starting Monday with the exception of drive-thru, take-out and delivery services in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that his administration was working to boost benefits and ease access for Tennesseans impacted by the new coronavirus outbreak, acknowledging an economic downturn was likely on the horizon.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Salt Lake City Wednesday, damaging some roads and buildings, shutting down a major air traffic hub and scaring millions of people already on edge from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The world’s largest gun store, in metro Atlanta, has had lines that are six and eight people deep. A gun store in Los Angeles had lines that stretched down the block. And at least one store in Idaho put limits on sales after its shelves were nearly cleared out.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday urged all older Americans to stay home and everyone to avoid crowds and eating out at restaurants as part of sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases.

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ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Kiyana Esco needs free school lunches and breakfasts to feed her six children. But with schools shutting down over coronavirus concerns, she’s scrambling to pick up the meals, care for her kids and keep her job.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, canceling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and eliminating live audiences from television shows until it’s safe to welcome crowds back.

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SAVANNAH (AP) — Searchers have a recovered two bodies believed to be boaters who went missing after participating in a fishing tournament last month, Tennessee’s wildlife agency said.

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GENEVA (AP) — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and inadequate government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but added that it’s not too late for countries to act. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning string band Old Crow Medicine Show put down their fiddles and banjos and picked up chainsaws last week after deadly tornadoes hit middle Tennessee. 

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