Beachgoers seen carrying virus more than sand or surf

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to close beaches in Orange County raises questions about whether beaches pose a risk of virus transmissionBy AMY TAXIN Associated PressApril 30, 2020, 11:55 PM4 min readHUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Maureen Osborne is torn by the state’s decision to close the sweeping, scenic beach just a 10-minute walk from her…

Pelosi: States, cities seek $1T to avoid layoffs from virus

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that state and local governments are seeking up to $1 trillion for coronavirus costs, a stunning benchmark for the next aid package that’s certain to run into opposition from Senate Republicans. Pelosi acknowledged the federal government may not be able to provide that much. But she said…

One of Mexico’s best-known protest singers, Oscar Chávez, has died at age 85, apparently after being infected with the coronavirusApril 30, 2020, 11:34 PM1 min readMEXICO CITY — One of Mexico’s best-known protest singers, Oscar Chávez, has died at age 85, apparently after being infected with the coronavirus. Mexico’s culture secretary confirmed the singer’s death,…

Review: In ‘All Day and a Night,’ a circular crime drama

Joe Robert Cole’s “All Day and a Night” is a tough and anguished drama that somberly spirals around the circular tragedies of crime and incarcerationBy JAKE COYLE AP Film WriterApril 30, 2020, 11:20 PM3 min read Joe Robert Cole’s “All Day and a Night” is a tough and anguished drama that somberly spirals around the…

Major US airlines to require passengers to wear face masks

DALLAS — American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said Thursday they will soon require passengers to cover their faces during flights, following the lead of JetBlue Airways. The move comes as airlines big and small contemplate how to comply with social-distancing recommendations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Most flights are nearly…

Queen and Adam Lambert honor global COVID-19 ‘Champions’

The remaining members of Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are the Champions.”By LOUISE DIXON Associated PressApril 30, 2020, 11:07 PM4 min readLONDON — Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are…

Ex-prosecutor reprimanded for appealing to jurors’ emotions

A former prosecutor best known for winning a murder conviction against Jodi Arias in the gruesome killing of her former boyfriend was reprimanded Thursday by the Arizona Supreme Court for violating an ethical rule at three other death penalty trialsBy JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated PressApril 30, 2020, 10:38 PM4 min readPHOENIX — A former prosecutor best…

Feeding strawberries to cows: Farmers get creative as fruit and flowers perish during coronavirus pandemic

Greengrocers and their customers at Isemarkt wear mouth and nose protectors at a market in Hamburg on April 28, 2020.Christian Charisius | DPAFarmers all over the world are letting their crops rot in the fields as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts supply and demand for a wide variety of perishable goods including flowers, fruit and milk.Some…

Cramer’s lightning round: Wait for Raytheon to go lower and then buy

Royal Dutch Shell: “I say ‘no thank you’.”Childrens Place Inc.: “We’re not recommending any retailers here, other than the WATCH retailers of Walmart, Amazon, Target, Costco … and Home Depot.”Franco-Nevada Corp.: “I like Franco-Nevada very much, but you now I don’t like it as much as Barrick, but FNV’s been real, real good. I think…

Cramer says his most trusted indicator ‘makes me concerned’ about the market’s trajectory

Stocks on Wall Street have reached levels that are “too hot” for Jim Cramer’s liking.After the market completed its best month of trading in more than three decades, the host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” said he is worried about its near-term trajectory.”We’re now at plus 7.2% on the S&P short-range oscillator. That’s the one I…