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Met Opera cuts season by 3 1/2 months, to shorten some shows

Met Opera cuts season by 3 1/2 months, to shorten some shows

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera season is getting shorter, along with some of its shows.
Nearly 26,000 nursing home COVID-19 deaths reported to feds

Nearly 26,000 nursing home COVID-19 deaths reported to feds

WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities have received reports of nearly 26,000 nursing home residents dying from COVID-19, according to materials prepared for the nation's governors. That number is partial and likely to go higher.
Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March

Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March

MADRID — Spain on Monday reported no official deaths from the new coronavirus in a 24-hour period for the first time since March. The development is “very, very encouraging,” emergency health response chief Fernando Simón said.
April construction spending falls 2.9% as virus upends work

April construction spending falls 2.9% as virus upends work

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending fell 2.9% in April, the largest drop in 18 months, with broad declines across all building activity as shutdowns hobbled projects and workers were told to stay home.
Survey: US factories sink in May for third straight month

Survey: US factories sink in May for third straight month

WASHINGTON — American factories slowed for the third consecutive month in May as they continued to sustain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
Atlanta mayor: 2 officers fired in 'excessive force' arrests

Atlanta mayor: 2 officers fired in 'excessive force' arrests

ATLANTA — Two police officers have been fired and three others placed on desk duty over excessive use of force during a protest arrest incident involving two college students, Atlanta's mayor said Sunday.
Walz: Minnesota attorney general to take lead in Floyd case

Walz: Minnesota attorney general to take lead in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gov.
Police cars burn, windows shatter as protests roil New York

Police cars burn, windows shatter as protests roil New York

NEW YORK — Street protests spiraled into New York City’s worst day of unrest in decades Saturday, as fires burned, windows got smashed and dangerous confrontations between demonstrators and officers flared amid crowds of thousands decrying police kil
Chief: Most arrested at Detroit protest are not from city

Chief: Most arrested at Detroit protest are not from city

Nearly two-thirds of the 60 people arrested Friday night during protests in downtown Detroit over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were from the city’s predominantly white suburbs.

Los Angeles mayor imposes downtown curfew

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has imposed a downtown curfew this evening, Protesters were back in the streets Saturday. Garcetti said everyone must be off the downtown streets of the sprawling city by 8 p.m. local time until 5:30 a.m..