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Kobe Bryant's sports academy retires "Mamba" nickname

Kobe Bryant's sports academy retires "Mamba" nickname

LOS ANGELES — The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash.
Elon Musk becomes champion of defying virus stay-home orders

Elon Musk becomes champion of defying virus stay-home orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has emerged as a champion of defying stay-home orders intended to stop the coronavirus from spreading, picking up support — as well as critics — on social media.
Why prospect of deflation could pose a threat to US economy

Why prospect of deflation could pose a threat to US economy

WASHINGTON — The economic paralysis caused by the coronavirus led in April to the steepest month-to-month fall in U.S. consumer prices since the 2008 financial crisis — a 0.8% drop that was driven by a plunge in gasoline prices.
Canada gives $790M to help vaccinate in more vulnerable countries

Canada gives $790M to help vaccinate in more vulnerable countries

OTTAWA — Canada will put $790 million toward vaccinating the world's more vulnerable populations and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine around the world, if an effective one is discovered, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesda
Detroit-area residents lift spirits with costumed parades

Detroit-area residents lift spirits with costumed parades

FERNDALE, Mich. — Sarah Ignash spends her days looking after dogs in normal times.
Poland's president joins hip-hop challenge to help medics

Poland's president joins hip-hop challenge to help medics

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president has recorded a hip-hop video as part of an effort to raise money for the country's health service as it fights the coronavirus pandemic. President Andrzej Duda's recording has drawn over 1.
India's prime minister announces huge virus relief package

India's prime minister announces huge virus relief package

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Tuesday that the government will spend more than $260 billion, the equivalent of nearly 10% of the country's GDP, on a coronavirus economic relief package designed to make the world's second m
Russian president's spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

Russian president's spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

MOSCOW — Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, the latest in a series of setbacks for President Vladimir Putin as Russia struggles to contain the growing outbreak. “Yes, I’ve gotten sick.
'Be Like Mike' jingle almost didn't happen, says creator

'Be Like Mike' jingle almost didn't happen, says creator

NEW YORK — “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s docuseries detailing the 1998 and final season of the Chicago Bulls championship dynasty, has served as a reminder to basketball fans of the greatness of Michael Jordan on the court.

Sheriff: Grandmother filmed man perform sex acts on infant

HARTFORD, Ala. — A man is accused of performing sexual acts on a 1-year-old girl while the child's grandmother livestreamed it on a pornographic site, authorities in Alabama said.