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Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being...

Docs, nurses give taxi driver rare fares during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolae Hent often would begin his day at JFK Airport, where he could clean his taxi while awaiting what might...

For concierge, work and family provide focus during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe DeLuca’s daily commute starts in the blue-collar enclave of Staten Island and ends at one of Manhattan’s most exclusive...

Bodega owner: Coffee, food but no customers in ‘ghost town’

NEW YORK (AP) — The shelves are stocked, the coffee percolating at Deli-licious delicatessen.The only thing missing are the customers — the office workers...

‘We’re all in with our patients’: An ER doctor’s virus fight

NEW YORK (AP) — The call comes over the emergency-room loudspeakers: Sick patient. Everyone needed. The patient is struggling to breathe, his blood-oxygen level...

Seeing sickness and death, paramedic fears the toll it takes

NEW YORK (AP) — Travis Kessel never imagined his work could hurt this much.The FDNY paramedic became hooked on helping people as a volunteer...

A funeral director fights for New York’s coronavirus dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesus Pujols has fetched the deceased from emergency rooms. He has stepped over bodies in refrigerated trailers. The funeral homes...

LGBT rabbi who confronted AIDS crisis now faces COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Kleinbaum was installed in 1992 as rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan, considered the largest LGBT synagogue...

‘The View’ co-host, broadcasting from the living room sofa

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Haines looked into an iPhone from her living room couch and delivered a live message to millions about grief,...

Show can’t go on; Broadway actor tries to stay connected

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two weeks ago — when New Yorkers were first told to stay home to combat the spread of...

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