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A 42-year-old Mexican man died in a South Texas hospital while being held pending his deportationMarch 23, 2020, 5:43 PM2 min readHOUSTON — A 42-year-old Mexican man died in a South Texas hospital while being held pending his deportation, immigration authorities said Monday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement identified the man as Ramiro Hernandez Ibarra…

Several inmates in federal prisons have tested positive for the coronavirus.March 23, 2020, 5:22 PM5 min read Despite the federal government’s guidance to stay inside and many states’ stay-in-place orders, the Bureau of Prisons is still moving inmates from facility to facility, internal documents obtained by ABC News show. One document, written to staff at…

The head of New York state’s correctional officers union says Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirusBy MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated PressMarch 23, 2020, 11:13 PM4 min readNEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein tested positive for the coronavirus at a state prison in New York while serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault, the…

A hiker descending Mount Washington who fell about 200 feet and got hurt was rescued with the help of the Cog Railway train that takes visitors up and down the summit during tourism seasonMarch 23, 2020, 2:16 PM2 min readBRETTON WOODS, N.H. — A hiker descending Mount Washington who fell about 200 feet (60.9 meters)…

U.S. Marines and Emirati forces have held a major military exercise that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast cityBy JON GAMBRELL Associated PressMarch 23, 2020, 1:45 PM5 min readAL-HAMRA MILITARY BASE, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held a major military exercise Monday that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast…

The Fed said it would purchase Treasury securities in any amounts needed.March 23, 2020, 8:12 PM4 min read U.S. financial markets fell on Monday despite the Federal Reserve saying it would further intervene to help lessen the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 582 points,…

The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as plannedBy STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressMarch 23, 2020, 3:54 AM5 min readTOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This…

The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they’re postponed for a year,March 23, 2020, 2:06 AM2 min readTORONTO — The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they’re postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in…

Long-haul carrier Emirates says it has dramatically cut its passenger flight destinations from 145 locations to just 13 countriesBy AYA BATRAWY Associated PressMarch 22, 2020, 5:06 PM4 min readDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Long-haul carrier Emirates said Sunday it has dramatically cut its passenger flight destinations from 145 locations to just 13 countries. It’s a…

Critical medical gear is still in short supply as the nation grapples with new coronavirus, and while Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor said masks are in the midst of shipping from the national stockpile, he could not provide details on a concrete timeline. “They’re shipping today, they shipped yesterday, they’ll ship tomorrow,” Gaynor…