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California issues statewide stay-at-home order in coronavirus fight

The governor of California on Thursday evening issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. The order, which takes effect Thursday night, asks residents to leave their homes only when necessary. It will remain in place until further notice. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement came about an hour after officials in […]

Florida man arrested in 35-year-old cold case murder thanks to DNA on cigarette

DNA evidence lifted from a discarded cigarette led Florida police to the man they believe killed a young mother 35 years ago, authorities said Thursday. Tonya Ethridge McKinley, then 23, had just left a New Year’s Eve celebration before she was strangled and sexually assaulted in Pensacola, allegedly by Daniel Leonard Wells, now 57, according […]

Mother and daughter who ran Colorado funeral home accused of illegally selling body parts

A mother and daughter who ran a funeral home in Colorado were indicted for using the business to sell human remains without the consent of families, authorities said. Megan Hess, 43, and Shirley Koch, 66, were arrested and charged with six counts each of mail fraud and three counts each of illegal transportation of hazardous […]

Wuhan study offers new insight into fatality rate of coronavirus

About 1.4 percent of people in Wuhan, China, who became ill with the coronavirus died, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature. The finding is consistent with a study from last month which also found the case fatality rate — or the number of deaths divided by the number of diagnosed cases […]

Daniel Dae Kim announces he has coronavirus

Daniel Dae Kim announced on Instagram on Thursday that he’s tested positive for coronavirus, opening up about his journey to diagnosis and pleading for the public to follow self-isolation guidelines. The actor, who is now in Hawaii and was there when he obtained his test, was in New York the past few weeks. “I wanted […]

Ohio boy found dead in a Mississippi hotel room; mom arrested in Louisiana

An Ohio woman accused of killing her 11-year-old son and leaving his body in a Mississippi hotel room was arrested Wednesday in New Orleans, police said. Latina Marie Oates, 33, of Powell, Ohio, was arrested at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Tommy Cox, police chief of Laurel, Mississippi. Oates has been charged with first-degree murder in […]

After pressure, Trump coronavirus guide is in Spanish on CDC, White House sites

Under pressure from Latino groups, the Trump administration posted a Spanish translation of the president’s latest and strictest coronavirus guidelines on the websites of the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Spanish-language version of “15 Days to Slow the Spread” was posted late Thursday afternoon, three days after it was […]