CORONAVIRUS: US and World

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Authorities say a shooting at a Tennessee high school killed one person and wounded a police officer just before the bell rang. Police say no one else was hurt Monday at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville. A person has been detained. Police said they responded to reports of a possible gunman in the school, and when they approached, shots were fired. The Knoxville mayor told WATE-TV that she spoke with the wounded officer and he's conscious and in good spirits. This year, three Austin-East students have been killed less than three weeks apart in separate off-campus shootings, prompting an outpouring of community concern. Read more

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The Washington Capitals have made a blockbuster deal to acquire Anthony Mantha from the Detroit Red Wings at the NHL's trade deadline. Washington gave up two players and a first- and second-round draft pick. The Capitals kept pace with moves made by their East Division rivals. The Boston Bruins acquired 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres. Otherwise, a flat salary cap restricted the number of deals completed before the deadline. Only 17 trades were completed and involved just 26 players. That’s down from the NHL trade deadline day record of 32 deals involving 55 players a year ago. Read more

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All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fueled by more contagious virus variants. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government is moving schools to online-only after the April break this week. Schools in Canada’s largest city of Toronto were already shut since last Wednesday. Now it will be province wide. Ontario is now seeing more than 4,000 new infections a day in recent days and record intensive care numbers. Spring break began Monday after the province postponed it in March to discourage travel during the pandemic. Read more

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The murder trial of eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst will resume next month after more than a yearlong hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Judge Mark Windham on Monday told lawyers to return to court May 17 for trial. The judge denied a renewed motion by Durst’s lawyers for a mistrial due to the “extreme delay” and ongoing concerns of mutations of COVID-19 that could pose a health threat to jurors and trial participants. The trial was postponed March 12 last year after six days as the virus outbreak led to court closures and a statewide stay-home order. Read more