(CNN) Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne and an Oscar-nominated songwriter, has died from complications related to coronavirus. "As many of you are aware, Adam had been hospitalized with Covid-19 and although he had been making some small improvements over the last few days, Adam's condition was critical and he was ultimately unable to recover from Covid-19 complications," read a statement from the band's attorney, provided to CNN. "He was truly a prolific talent and even more so, a loving and devoted father, son and friend." But Schlesinger had success before that as a songwriter. He co-wrote the title track to the 1996 Tom Hanks film "That Thing You Do," and received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his work.
April 01, 2020 23:48 UTC
“Today the coronavirus is confronting families and communities across America with momentous new economic and social challenges,” he said. The special Neediest Cases Fund campaign will collect donations and give the proceeds to: Feeding America; First Book; the NYC Covid-19 Response and Impact Fund, established by New York Community Trust; and World Central Kitchen. The Times will pay all the costs for the special fund, so all donations will go directly to the beneficiary organizations. The four organizations were chosen because they are actively and directly involved in relief efforts in New York and beyond. Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, has been helping food banks around the United States meet increased demand for services through its Covid-19 Response Fund.
April 01, 2020 23:45 UTC
Rion and her employer, a tiny conservative cable outlet known as OANN, appear to have gotten special permission from the White House, in violation of the guidelines. WHCA President Jonathan Karl said he alerted White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and the White House press office on Tuesday that Rion’s presence was “a clear violation” of precautions that have been strictly followed at the White House for weeks. “The rules are clear,” said Karl, ABC News’s White House reporter. “If you don’t have a seat in the briefing room on your given day, you cannot be there. The rules are established to protect the health of the White House press corps.
April 01, 2020 23:43 UTC
The coronavirus has ravaged all of New York City, closing schools, emptying streets and turning stadiums into makeshift hospitals. But data made public by city health officials on Wednesday suggests it is hitting low-income neighborhoods the hardest. The data, collected by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, offers the first snapshot of an outbreak that infected more than 40,000 and killed more than 1,000 in the city in its first month. Over all, nearly three times as many people with “flulike symptoms” like fever, cough or sore throat visited city emergency rooms this March when compared with the same month in previous years. Coronavirus cases Coronavirus deaths 3,000 150,000 100,000 2,000 All U.S. cases All U.S. deaths 50,000 1,000 New York City March 1 March 31 March 1 March 31 Coronavirus cases Coronavirus deaths 3,000 150,000 100,000 2,000 All U.S. cases All U.S. deaths 50,000 1,000 New York City March 1 March 31 March 1 March 31 By The New York Times · Sources: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; New York Times database of coronavirus cases in the U.S.
April 01, 2020 23:39 UTC
On Monday morning, I received a frantic message from a man at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. At Sing Sing, men were already frightened before the death. Now, people inside Sing Sing, like others detained around the country, are desperate for both more protection and more information. As inmate grievance representative, Moore says he hears daily complaints both from inmates and staff at Sing Sing about COVID-19. He has met with Capra, the Sing Sing superintendent, to discuss these concerns and praised his efforts.
April 01, 2020 23:37 UTC
“It is moving faster than the leader may have suspected, and even he has said that some things should wait for the next bill. There has been a lot of fantasizing on both sides about massive packages,” McConnell said. Pelosi told reporters on a Wednesday conference call that her plan is “probably in the same ballpark” as Trump’s. But he maintained that any bill passed by Pelosi in the Democratic-led House would be a non-starter ahead of those negotiations. “That’s an example of something that has nothing to do with the pandemic,” McConnell said, pledging to oppose the idea in the weeks ahead.
April 01, 2020 23:26 UTC
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. “But our families didn’t.”Personal protection equipment (PPE) items such as masks are in short supply and desperately needed for first responders, doctors, nurses and others working in health care right now. When front-line workers sign up for the job, they take an oath to uphold their end of the deal, Alles noted. “I get the idea that the general public should not be getting tested if they have no symptoms,” he said. CORONAVIRUS UNITING PEOPLE IN WAY NOT SEEN SINCE 9/11, FIRST RESPONDER SAYS“One of the biggest issues of that time was the lack of proper breathing equipment,” he continued.
April 01, 2020 23:26 UTC
James Morgan is a college quarterback for the Florida International who is looking to make the jump to the pros. The NFL hopeful spent two years at Bowling Green before transferring to FIU where he would go on to have a breakout year. CLICK HERE TO GET MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMHere are five other things to know about Morgan. **2) GREEN BAY ROOTSMorgan, 23, was born in Green Bay, Wisc., where he played at Ashwaubenon High School as a 3-star recruit before going to play at Bowling Green. "That's something that once my football career is over that I want to get into," Morgan said when asked about getting his pre-law degree at Bowling Green.
April 01, 2020 23:26 UTC
Apple is preparing to release the iPhone 9 later this month, with a launch event on April 15th before hitting retail one week later on April 22nd. The iPhone 9 is going to be an important handset for Apple even though many believe the original launch plans have been disrupted. That would make the iPhone 9 the only new iPhone handset to be launched in 2020. If it wasn’t already a key handset in Apple’s strategy, there must be some consideration being given that the iPhone 9 will have to carry the company for the rest of the financial year. The iPhone 9 may end up being the smallest iPhone handset in the current line-up, but it’s going to need very broad shoulders to lead Apple into our brave new world.
April 01, 2020 23:15 UTC
The Treasury Department plans to hire three Wall Street banks for advice on doling out tens of billions of dollars in aid to the airline industry, which is hemorrhaging cash as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The department is expected to tap PJT Partners Inc., Moelis & Co. and Perella Weinberg Partners for help with the airline portion of the $2 trillion stimulus bill, according to people familiar with the matter. Each bank is likely to advise on aid to one of three subsectors: commercial airlines, cargo carriers...
April 01, 2020 23:03 UTC
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Flights between Cuba and the United States were suspended on Wednesday in the latest attempt to restrict travel and stop the spread of coronavirus. The last flight out of Cuba departed to Miami at 12:55 p.m., ahead of the April 2 deadline to suspend all flights. The embassy also said that any Americans with future travel plans to Cuba should postpone them until after the coronavirus pandemic is under control. Cuba is on lockdown until the end of April, and those in the country are advised to quarantine at home.
April 01, 2020 23:03 UTC
This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin Thomas Duffy, a federal judge who presided over decades of high-profile trials in Manhattan, including those of mob bosses, radical revolutionaries and the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. A longtime colleague and friend, P. Kevin Castel, said the cause was Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Judge Duffy died in Greenwich Hospital and lived in that town. Judge Duffy is probably most widely remembered for presiding at the trial of the Islamic militants who were convicted in the 1993 attack on the trade center.
April 01, 2020 22:54 UTC
Congress recently put off its reform of surveillance laws until summer amid the pandemic. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has now provided more support for action with a report this week finding even more FBI surveillance abuses. Mr. Horowitz in December released the devastating findings of his investigation into the FBI’s probe of the 2016 Trump campaign, in particular the bureau’s corruption of a secret court process to spy on former Trump aide Carter Page. The IG found the FBI had duped the court,...
April 01, 2020 22:52 UTC
But there is no evidence that senators received any significant nonpublic information in the briefing. Ms. Loeffler was the chief executive of Bakkt, an ICE subsidiary, before accepting the Senate post. The legal risk to Ms. Loeffler is probably low, and there is not yet any evidence that she is under federal scrutiny like Mr. Burr. But no one has ever been prosecuted under the law, and if it is as Ms. Loeffler describes, her financial arrangement would insulate her from charges, experts said. Still, questions about her investments could do lasting political harm to Ms. Loeffler at a time when many Americans are on edge and concerned about the devastating financial toll the crisis has taken on them.
April 01, 2020 22:52 UTC
San DiegoThese are trying times, and one must face facts and deal with them. The facts: I am over 65 with pre-existing conditions during a world-wide pandemic and a shortage of medical resources. I don’t ever want to be in a situation in which a doctor is forced to decide between saving my life and another patient’s. I also don’t want to...
April 01, 2020 22:50 UTC