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Wisconsin Supreme Court denies order to shut down Tuesday’s election

April 6 (UPI) -- Wisconsin's primary election is set to go on as scheduled Tuesday after high courts blocked efforts to shut down the polls and extend absentee voting due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a 4-2 decision ...

James Taylor named ‘Mega Mentor’ for Season 18 of ‘The Voice’

April 6 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter James Taylor has signed on to serve as the "Mega Mentor" on Season 18 of the musical competition series The Voice, NBC said Monday. This season's coaches are Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake ...

U.S. coronavirus deaths hit 10,000; Trump approves USNS Comfort to treat N.Y. patients

April 6 (UPI) -- The number of coronavirus deaths in the United States passed the 10,000 mark Monday, even as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said cases there were leveling off, a decline he attributed to intensive social distancing. Though he strongly ...

Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel to host ‘Together at Home’ concert

April 6 (UPI) -- A 2-hour concert event called One World: Together at Home is set to air across NBC, ABC, CBS and other global networks and platforms on April 18. Late-night talk-show hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel will co-host ...

Panthers GM Marty Hurney: Releasing Cam Newton was ‘extremely difficult’

April 6 (UPI) -- In his first public comments since releasing Cam Newton last month, Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said it was a "difficult" decision to part ways with the former NFL MVP quarterback. "You have to make difficult ...

Detroit Tigers legend, Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline dies at 85

April 6 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline, who spent all 22 years of his MLB career with the Detroit Tigers, died Monday afternoon. He was 85. League sources told ESPN and the Detroit Free Press that Kaline, who earned the nickname "Mr. ...

Boeing will redo Starliner capsule’s uncrewed test flight

ORLANDO, Fla., April 6 (UPI) -- Boeing said Monday it will redo the uncrewed flight test of its new Starliner space capsule after the first test flight failed to reach the International Space Station. Starliner was launched Dec. 20 without a crew, ...

Federal judge partially reinstates abortion access in Oklahoma

April 6 (UPI) -- A federal judge on Monday reinstituted abortions in Oklahoma on Monday after the state's governor implemented a ban on all elective surgical procedures in response to the COVD-19 outbreak. United States District Judge Charles ...

New drug shows promise for pneumonia caused by COVID-19, study finds

April 6 (UPI) -- Researchers may have identified a new drug that can reduce the lung damage associated with COVID-19. The antiviral EIDD-2801 was effective in mice at preventing severe pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, which has likely been a ...

Year’s biggest supermoon to light up Tuesday’s night sky

April 6 (UPI) -- Tuesday night's full moon will be the biggest of the year, as the moon is quite close to its perigee, its closest approach to Earth. On April 7, the moon will be just 221,772 miles from Earth, some 30,000 miles closer than it was ...

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