‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ songwriter Alan Merrill dies of coronavirus; Joan Jett mourns

‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ songwriter Alan Merrill dies of coronavirus; Joan Jett mourns

CLOSE Grammy Award winning country star, Joe Diffie, has passed away after contracting coronavirus and facing complications. He was 61 years old. Buzz60Alan Merrill, who penned the anthem "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" that became an era-defining hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett, has died of complications from coronavirus at age 69.Daughter Laura Merrill announced her…
‘Teddy Bear Hunt’: Stuffed animal scavenger hunts are making life bearable for bored kids

‘Teddy Bear Hunt’: Stuffed animal scavenger hunts are making life bearable for bored kids

CLOSE Here are a few ways to keep your kids busy and minimize screen time during the coronavirus outbreak. WochitTeddy bears are appearing everywhere along streets made empty by coronavirus.And they're fair game for bored kids turned hunters.The stuffed animals are appearing in windows around the world in global "Teddy Bear Hunts" for children — uniting neighborhoods and giving…
FDA lifts restrictions on Ohio-based Battelle’s mask-sterilizing technology amid coronavirus shortages

FDA lifts restrictions on Ohio-based Battelle’s mask-sterilizing technology amid coronavirus shortages

Marty Schladen, Columbus Dispatch Published 3:58 p.m. ET March 29, 2020 | Updated 11:26 p.m. ET March 29, 2020COLUMBUS, Ohio — After a day of pressure from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Sunday rewrote rules to allow full application of a potentially game-changing Battelle technology to sterilize protective masks worn by…
Trump extends federal social-distancing guidelines to April 30 after floating Easter deadline

Trump extends federal social-distancing guidelines to April 30 after floating Easter deadline

CLOSE President Trump confirms, while sending off USNS Comfort to New York City, that he is considering more quarantine restrictions on these states. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that the White House would be extending its social distancing guidelines through April 30 – a month longer than an initial 15-day timeline when they…
Trump: Coronavirus guidelines, set to expire Tuesday, will be extended to April 30

Trump: Coronavirus guidelines, set to expire Tuesday, will be extended to April 30

CLOSE President Trump told reporters that certain governors are not appreciative enough of his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYPresident Donald Trump announced on Sunday that the White House would be extending its social distancing guidelines through April 30, from an initial 15-day timeline when they were implemented on March 16.“The peak in…
Trump says U.S. won’t pay for Harry, Meghan’s security amid speculation of a move to LA

Trump says U.S. won’t pay for Harry, Meghan’s security amid speculation of a move...

CLOSE Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan returned to the U.K. and are staying at their former home at Frogmore House on the Windsor Castle estate. USA TODAYAmid speculation about a possible move from Canada to Los Angeles for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, President Donald Trump said in a tweet the United States would not…
New York is at war with the coronavirus. Expect the same across the US, experts warn.

New York is at war with the coronavirus. Expect the same across the US,...

CLOSE New York City built a makeshift morgue for the expected influx of coronavirus deaths. USA TODAYNEW YORK – New York City has rapidly become the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, paralyzing a city famous for never standing still as its leaders liken the crisis to war.The city's bustling streets, thriving public transit and dense population always made it uniquely…
Mitch Albom: Hey, President Donald Trump, her name is Gretchen Whitmer

Mitch Albom: Hey, President Donald Trump, her name is Gretchen Whitmer

CLOSE President Trump told reporters that certain governors are not appreciative enough of his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYShe has a name. It is not "the woman." It is Gretchen Whitmer. And she's doing her job to protect Michiganders from the deadly coronavirus pandemic.First of all, she has a name. Gretchen Whitmer.…
Coronavirus live updates: Anthony Fauci says millions of Americans face infection, 200,000 could die

Coronavirus live updates: Anthony Fauci says millions of Americans face infection, 200,000 could die

CLOSE US President Donald Trump floated the idea of a quarantine as early as Saturday affecting residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for a short time to stop the spread of coronavirus from reaching states with fewer infections. (March 28) AP DomesticA hospital ship was racing for New York's harbor Sunday as federal health…
‘Life may change for us all’: How we respond to the coronavirus crisis will reshape US history

‘Life may change for us all’: How we respond to the coronavirus crisis will...

When historians mark the start of this nation's coronavirus nightmare, they will cite Jan. 21, 2020, the date a Washington state man in his 30s who had visited Wuhan, China, was confirmed as the United States' first COVID-19 case.Since then, this global crisis has mushroomed into a national defining moment with as yet untallied cultural and economic repercussions. No…