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A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday.

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press April 3, 2020
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The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There’s a whiff of paranoia in the air.

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press April 3, 2020
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Un-baaaaa-lievable: This wild bunch is completely ignoring rules on social distancing.

By Associated Press April 2, 2020
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Being stuck at home didn’t stop a British man from running an outdoor marathon.

By Associated Press April 2, 2020
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Columbus Police discovered a live alligator while responding to an alleged robbery involving a gun and an Xbox.

By Associated Press April 2, 2020
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A Rockhopper penguin named Wellington took a field trip this week to visit the beluga whale exhibit at Chicago's shuttered Shedd Aquarium.

By Associated Press April 1, 2020
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A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate.

By Associated Press April 1, 2020
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It might be the biggest diversion from the pandemic: binge-watching the luridly fascinating Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”

By Associated Press April 1, 2020
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Owners of a southwest Florida restaurant are trying to figure out who left a $10,000 tip for his employees just before the state’s eateries were ordered to close their dining rooms during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press March 31, 2020
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A device that looks like an old mine has washed up on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. But police say it’s nothing to worry about it.

By Associated Press March 31, 2020
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A Kentucky town launched a neighborhood “safari” for children during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying stuffed animals in the windows of their homes.

By Associated Press March 31, 2020
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A 16-year-old wrestling champion helped stop a kidnapping and assault near Las Cruces, New Mexico, by pinning a man to the ground until deputies arrived, authorities said.

By Associated Press March 30, 2020
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A boat that started doing doughnuts after hitting a wave in the Potomac River tossed the driver overboard.

By Associated Press March 30, 2020
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An upstate New York doughnut shop is featuring the likeness of the doctor leading the country’s battle with coronavirus on its sweet treats.

By Associated Press March 30, 2020
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If the coronavirus has you self-isolating, you’re likely more concerned about staying in touch with loved ones and carefully planning your grocery excursions than about changing your money routine.

By CHANELLE BESSETTE of NerdWallet March 29, 2020
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A thief made himself or herself at home after breaking into a house in central Lincoln, authorities said.

By Associated Press March 29, 2020
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Tires are of vital importance since they are the only part of the vehicle that makes contact with the road. Yet motorists often neglect their condition and age, and the results can be catastrophic. In its most recently available information, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 738 people died in 2017 from tire-related crashes.

By RONALD MONTOYA of Edmunds, Associated Press March 28, 2020
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A St. Louis woman who won $50,000 in a Lottery game 18 years ago has won again, and this time the prize is much bigger.

By Associated Press March 28, 2020
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The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press March 28, 2020
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With so much of the U.S. workforce — and their families — now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s not a huge surprise that home internet is showing the strain.

By FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press March 27, 2020
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No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn’t affect Easter baskets.

By Associated Press March 27, 2020
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From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.

By Associated Press March 27, 2020
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Sitting cross-legged in her living room, Donna Borak rested her palm on her heart as she guided a small group of virtual participants in meditation and deep breathing. Notice where you might be holding tension, she instructed.

By MARIAM FAM, Associated Press March 26, 2020
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A two-month-old hippo is exploring her habitat at the San Diego Zoo alongside her mother.

By Associated Press March 26, 2020
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Isolated at home? Then train like an astronaut. That’s the inspirational advice from a public engagement specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

By MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press March 26, 2020

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