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On This Day, March 29: Moscow subway bombing kills 39

March 29 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1812, Lucy Payne Washington, sister-in-law of U.S. President James Madison, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Dodd in the first wedding performed in the White House. In 1886, Coca-Cola was created by Dr. John Pemberton, who produced it in his backyard in Atlanta. In 1951, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted… Read more →

Famous birthdays for March 29: Elle Macpherson, Brendan Gleeson

March 29 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include: — John Tyler, 10th president of the United States, in 1790 — Baseball pitching legend Cy Young in 1867 — First lady Lou Hoover in 1874 — Actor/singer Pearl Bailey in 1918 — Walmart founder Sam Walton in 1918 — Political commentator John… Read more →

Rhode Island actively stopping New Yorkers to quarantine

March 28 (UPI) — Rhode Island police officers plan start pulling over cars and knocking on doors to track down visitors from New York on Saturday as part of an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gina Raimondo said. he said any travelers from New York in Rhode Island will be forced to quarantine for 14 days.… Read more →

Instacart shoppers to strike for better protection against coronavirus

March 28 (UPI) — Employees who shop for Instacart, which allows customers to order groceries for delivery through a smart phone app, are planning to strike nationwide Monday to demand the company provide better protections amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a blog post this week the Gig Workers Collective announced they would refuse to accept orders until the company provides… Read more →

New York postpones primaries due to coronavirus

March 28 (UPI) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the state will postpone its primary amid growing coronavirus cases. The decision will move the state’s presidential preference primary from April 28 to June 23 when state legislative and congressional races were already being held, Cuomo said. The new date is more than two weeks after the June 9… Read more →

Trump praises healthcare workers as USNS Comfort deploys

March 28 (UPI) — President Donald Trump praised those aboard Navy hospital ship the USNS Comfort as it prepared to depart for New York City on Saturday to assist with coronavirus relief in a state that has become the epicenter for the outbreak in the United States. “Nobody performs better when lives are on the line. These are incredible people,”… Read more →

Civil rights icon Rev. Joseph Lowery dies at 98

March 28 (UPI) — Rev. Joseph Lowery, a Civil Rights Movement icon who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, has died at age 98. Lowery died peacefully at home Friday night, surrounded by his daughters, according to a statement by the Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights. “Hailed as the ‘dean of the civil rights movement’… Read more →

SeaWorld to furlough most of its employees amid coronavirus closures

March 28 (UPI) — SeaWorld Entertainment has announced the furlough of more than 90 percent of its employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the announcement that thousands would be furloughed beginning Wednesday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday. “The furloughed employees will not receive compensation from the company during the furlough period after March 31,”… Read more →

David Spade interviews ‘Tiger King’ star for ‘Lights Out’

March 28 (UPI) — Comedian David Spade interviewed Kelci Saffery, one of the stars of the true-crime documentary series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, for Lights Out: Live From the Bunker. Tiger King is a Netflix sensation about a group of colorful characters who collect and care for big cats in the United States. Bunker is the home edition… Read more →