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Industry report: U.S. manufacturing declined in March

April 1 (UPI) — Manufacturing activity in the United States did not grow in March and led to a decline of new orders and production, the Institute of Supply Management said Wednesday in its monthly report. The manufacturing index dropped a full point from 50.1

Japan’s Shinzo Abe says he has no intention to leave office

April 1 (UPI) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he has no plans to resign despite criticism from former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Abe, who became Japan’s longest-serving prime minister last year, has been linked to an under-the-table land sale involving a school

MLB cancels June series between Cardinals, Cubs in London

April 1 (UPI) — Major League Baseball on Wednesday canceled 2020 London series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, which had been scheduled for June, because of the coronavirus pandemic. “We are facing an unprecedented situation and nothing is more important than the

Remains of 90-million-year-old rainforest found near South Pole

April 1 (UPI) — Some 90 million years ago, a temperate rainforest grew near the South Pole. Scientists recovered fossil traces of the ancient rainforest from seafloor sediment cores collected near West Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. Seismic data suggested the sediment layer was unique, but

Lauren London shares ‘pain’ on anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s death

April 1 (UPI) — Nipsey Hussle’s girlfriend, actress and television personality Lauren London, is sharing her “pain” one year after the rapper’s death. London, 35, mourned Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, in an Instagram post Tuesday on the first anniversary of his death. “Time is deceptive.

Watch: British man runs backyard marathon during lockdown

April 1 (UPI) — A British runner brought sports and social distancing together when he ran an entire marathon in his back yard to raise money for the National Health Service. James Campbell, 32, said he was feeling stir crazy at his Cheltenham, England, home

‘Rick and Morty’ set to return on May 3

April 1 (UPI) — The second half of Rick and Morty Season 4 will begin May 3, Adult Swim announced Wednesday. The second half will include five new episodes starting on May 3 at 11:30 p.m. EDT. The first half of Rick and Morty Season

WHO, WTO, FAO: Certain coronavirus measures can disrupt food supply chain

April 1 (UPI) — Leaders of three global organizations have warned that governments worldwide could invite a food crisis if they don’t anticipate potential consequences of their extraordinary and emergency actions to fight the coronavirus. The heads of the World Health Organization, World Trade Organization

‘Brockmire’ star Reina Hardesty says humor helps bring sunlight

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) — Greenhouse Academy and The Flash alumnus Reina Hardesty said she hopes her IFC comedy, Brockmire, cheers up people stuck at home because of coronavirus-related social distancing. “Art is about making people feel less alone,” the actress told UPI in

Dog rescued from sewer after chasing rat up outtake pipe

April 1 (UPI) — Utility workers in Britain came to the rescue of a dog that chased a rat up a pipe and ended up trapped in the sewer. Thames Water said the Bedlington terrier, named Olive, was near a stream in Oxford’s Florence Park

South Korea leader praises company for Japan export control response

April 1 (UPI) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he was proud of local firm Kolon Industries for completely replacing a restricted Japanese chemical, according to a press report. South Korean news service Newsis reported Wednesday that Moon visited the manufacturing plant of Kolon

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled, 2021 dates announced

April 1 (UPI) — Wimbledon — one of professional tennis’ four Grand Slam tournaments — was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 134th Championships will be held June 28 to July 11, 2021, at the All England Club in London. The main board

‘The Nanny’ cast to reunite for virtual table read

April 1 (UPI) — The original cast of ’90s sitcom The Nanny is reuniting for a virtual table read. Fran Drescher, who played the titular character, Fran Fine, on the CBS series, confirmed in a tweet Tuesday that she and her former Nanny co-stars will

Welsh town captured Guinness record for traffic roundabouts

April 1 (UPI) — A Welsh man said he contacted Guinness World Records to alert the group that his town has the world’s highest concentration of roundabouts. Brian Dougal said he learned the town of Milton Keynes, England, currently holds the Guinness World Record for

Coronavirus crisis can trigger relapse in people fighting addiction

The social distancing and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic may put people struggling with addiction at risk for relapse, an expert says. Feeling stressed, isolated and scared may drive them back to substance abuse, said Dr. Lawrence Brown Jr., CEO of the nonprofit START Treatment

Phish to stream new album ‘Sigma Oasis’ on Wednesday

April 1 (UPI) — Phish will share its new album with fans during a live stream Wednesday evening. The rock band confirmed in an Instagram post Tuesday that it will unveil Sigma Oasis, its first album in over three years, during an online listening party.

Stocks down in early trading on Wall Street

April 1 (UPI) — U.S. stocks fell in early trading Wednesday a day after finishing their worst first quarter in history and the Trump administration warned as many as 200,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus disease. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more