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Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lectern

Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lectern

This year's college graduates won’t get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won’t get to toss their caps amid a sea of classmates. Instead, they have to settle for online ceremonies while their diplomas are mailed home.

German economy shrinks 2.2% in 1st quarter as virus hits

BERLIN — The German economy shrank by 2.2% in the first quarter compared with the previous three-month period as shutdowns in the country and beyond started to bite, official data showed Friday.

Outside US, top scientists steer debate away from politics

ATHENS, Greece — President Donald Trump is never far from a public spat with his government’s top expert on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most recent flare-up occurring this week over the pace of reopening schools. Among U.S.
Tokyo Olympic CEO: Games next year may not be 'conventional'

Tokyo Olympic CEO: Games next year may not be 'conventional'

TOKYO — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost.
Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

SILVER SPRING, Md.
NFL players accused of armed robbery at South Florida party

NFL players accused of armed robbery at South Florida party

MIAMI — Police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party, authorities said Thursday.
Burr steps aside as Senate intelligence chair amid FBI probe

Burr steps aside as Senate intelligence chair amid FBI probe

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator with access to some of the nation's top secrets became further entangled in a deepening FBI investigation as agents examining a well-timed sale of stocks during the coronavirus outbreak showed up at his home with a w
Dining with dummies? Renowned restaurant adds mannequins

Dining with dummies? Renowned restaurant adds mannequins

WASHINGTON, Va. — One of the country’s most renowned restaurants says mannequins will add a touch of whimsy and help with social distancing when customers return to its grand dining room later this month.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago club to partially reopen this weekend

Trump's Mar-a-Lago club to partially reopen this weekend

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club will partially reopen to members this weekend as South Florida slowly reopens from the coronavirus lockdown.
Whistleblower: US still lacks virus plan, Americans at risk

Whistleblower: US still lacks virus plan, Americans at risk

WASHINGTON — Despite White House claims, the U.S.