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Pope celebrates Palm Sunday mass in nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica

April 5 (UPI) -- For the first time, Pope Francis celebrated mass on Palm Sunday in the nearly empty St. Peter's Basilica because of limitations on large gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak. Parishioners worldwide heard and saw his homily via ...

April warmup to encompass central, eastern U.S. into midweek

Increasingly mild conditions across the eastern half of the United States will send temperatures rising into midweek. In the wake of a record-breaking winter storm that tracked through the Plains, temperatures will climb into the 60s in Denver and ...

Famous birthdays for April 5: Sterling K. Brown, Lily James

April 5 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include: -- English philosopher Thomas Hobbes in 1588 -- Elihu Yale, namesake of Yale University, in 1649 -- English physician Joseph Lister, who introduced antiseptic ...

On This Day, April 5: West Virginia coal mine blast kills 29

April 5 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1614, Pocahontas, daughter of a chief, married English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Va. It was a marriage that ensured peace between the settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years. ...

Supreme Court defers cases scheduled for late April

April 4 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court has announced that it will postpone oral arguments scheduled for late April due to public health guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The court may reschedule some cases from March and April sessions if ...

New release dates announced for Disney films, ‘Top Gun’

April 4 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Studios has announced new U.S. release dates for its upcoming slate of tent-pole movies. The schedule was retooled after the coronavirus pandemic shut down cinemas around the world. Disney's Mulan is set to open on ...

Police arrest suspect after stabbing in France kills 2, injures others

April 4 (UPI) -- Police arrested a suspect in stabbing in France that killed two people and injured several others Saturday. The suspect was arrested at about 11 a.m. after he attacked people in the Romans-sur-Isere area of southeast France amid a ...

China, Oregon pledge to send ventilators to New York to fight COVID-19

April 4 (UPI) -- China and Oregon have both promised to send ventilators to New York to help the state fight an outbreak of the novel coronavirus as the number of cases and deaths in the state climbed upward, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said ...

President Donald Trump taps White House lawyer as coronavirus inspector general

April 4 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump tapped White House lawyer Brian Miller to become special inspector general for pandemic recovery, overseeing the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. In the new position, Miller will track Department of ...

Adam Sandler’s ‘Quarantine Song’ gets 1M views in a day

April 4 (UPI) -- Comedian Adam Sandler's "Quarantine Song" has gotten 1 million views since it was posted on YouTube on Friday. The video is a clip from Sandler's video chat appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night. ...

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