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The Latest: Russia to use virus treatment in pneumonia cases

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR— Good Friday observed at home as Japan virus divide surfaces.— Russian doctors to use coronavirus treatment for all pneumonia patients.— Hungary secures 2,000 ventilators; says it needs 8,000.___MOSCOW — Russian doctors will start treating all patients wit...
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Yemen has 1st confirmed virus case, more than 10k in Israel

CAIRO — Yemen’s internationally recognized government Friday announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the war-torn country, stoking fears that an outbreak could devastate an already crippled health care system.The national emergency committee for the COVID-19 disease in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramawt said in a tweet the patient is being treated and in stable condition, without further details. Nasser Baoum, the minister of health for Yemen's internationally recognize...
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Germany Flies In Seasonal Farm Workers Amid Strict COVID-19 Restrictions

BERLIN (AP) — Two planes carrying Eastern European farmhands arrived Thursday in Germany as an ambitious government program to import thousands of seasonal agricultural workers got underway amid strict precautions to protect both the laborers and the country from the new coronavirus. The flights to Berlin and Duesseldorf were arranged to address a massive labor shortage created when Germany banned most foreign travelers from entering the country last month in response to the virus outbreak. S...
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Coronavirus Response: California Lawmakers Want Details On Newsom’s Big Mask Buy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers want a fuller accounting of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to buy 500 million protective masks, with a top budget official on Thursday seeking details on how the state will distribute the masks and ensure they are good quality. In a letter to Newsom’s finance director, state Sen. Holly Mitchell asked for details on the contract Newsom is executing to buy 200 million masks per month through an American subsidiary of a Chinese company. Newsom announced the ...
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“It Is Encouraging”: California Sees Drop In ICU Placements During Coronavirus Outbreak, Newsom Said

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California saw its first daily decrease in intensive care hospitalizations during the coronavirus outbreak, a key indicator of how many health care workers and medical supplies the state needs, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. The rate of all virus hospitalizations has slowed this week. Those in the ICU need the highest level of care, and so it was particularly encouraging that the number of patients in those rooms actually dropped 1.9% on Wednesday to 1,132. The virus ...
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Why The Economy Is Unlikely To Recover As Quickly As It Collapsed

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of the economic collapse that occurred in just a few weeks. The 2020 presidential and Senate elections likely will take place as the world’s largest economy is still att...
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved Out Of ICU

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care, his office said Thursday. In a statement, a spokesman at 10, Downing Street said Johnson “has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery.” Johnson had been in intensive care for three days after his symptoms for coronavirus worsened. He tested positive for the virus two weeks ago and at first had only “mild” symp...
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How much starter for a "standard" loaf

How much starter for a "standard" loaf Submitted by alan856 on April 9, 2020 - 12:27pm. I think I have a pretty good starter going - have been feeding one somebody gave me.  So now if I'd just like to make a loaf of sourdough bread - say based on 3 (391 gr) cups of flour - how much starter is to be used?I know there are a million recipes out there - I have some good AP flour and would like to make something simple to 'give it a go'. 
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My Best Sourdough Yet - No more Einkorn

My Best Sourdough Yet - No more Einkorn Submitted by drewwilson350 on April 9, 2020 - 7:00am. I started my yeasty journey 8 months ago when I learned about Einkorn flour and the health benefits over regular American wheat. So I started baking with sourdough with Einkorn and had good tasting results but the dough was wet, slack, and didn't have the nice open structure I wanted. With the lack of flour availability at the moment, I got a 50 pound bag of Heritage Spring Patent Art...
Tags: Ap, Baking, San Francisco Sourdough, James Morton, Einkorn


My Best Sourdough Yet

My Best Sourdough Yet Submitted by drewwilson350 on April 9, 2020 - 7:00am. I started my yeasty journey 8 months ago when I learned about Einkorn flour and the health benefits over regular American wheat. So I started baking with sourdough with Einkorn and had good tasting results but the dough was wet, slack, and didn't have the nice open structure I wanted. With the lack of flour availability at the moment, I got a 50 pound bag of Heritage Spring Patent Artisan Flour from my...
Tags: Ap, Baking, San Francisco Sourdough, James Morton, Einkorn


Courtroom access: High-profile cases, live audio and public interest

Long lines were a hallmark of high-profile oral arguments at the Supreme Court this term, in cases involving issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to employment protections for LGBT employees. Because the Supreme Court does not normally release the audio of its oral arguments until the end of the week, attending the oral argument in person is the only way to hear the justices and lawyers in action in real time. On March 31, the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear two oral arguments in a...
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Record 16.6 million have sought U.S. jobless aid amid coronavirus outbreak

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks. The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948. They paint a picture of a job market that is quickly unraveling as businesses have shut down across the country because of the coronavirus outbreak. More than 2...
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Coronavirus: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted

By MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON  — The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. The Department of Health and Human Services told The Associated Press Wednesday that the federal stockpile was in the process of deploying all remaining personal protective equipment in its inventory. The HHS statement confirms federal docume...
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80% of NYC's coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators ultimately die, and some doctors are trying to stop using them

Some doctors are trying to reduce their reliance on ventilators for some coronavirus patients as the death rate for patients using the machines is abnormally high. New York officials say 80% of coronavirus patients who used ventilators in the city have died, the Associated Press reported. Unusually high death rates have also been recorded elsewhere in the world. Ventilators are typically only used for the worst-affected patients and there are no drugs to help treat coronavirus, so this could e...
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80% of New York's coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators ultimately die, and some doctors are trying to stop using them

Some doctors are trying to reduce their reliance on ventilators for some coronavirus patients as the death rate for patients using the machines is abnormally high. New York officials say 80% of coronavirus patients who used ventilators in the state have died, the Associated Press reported. Unusually high death rates have also been recorded elsewhere in the world. Ventilators are typically only used for the worst-affected patients and there are no drugs to help treat coronavirus, so this could ...
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AP PHOTOS: Virus stills Iran's frenetic capital, Tehran

The typically frenetic streets of Iran's capital, Tehran, have fallen silent and empty over recent days due to the new coronavirus outbreak that's gripped the Islamic Republic. Iran’s government for days downplayed the effects of the virus. The same goes for the cinemas, the bus stations and the malls, including a massive one in Tehran's outskirts now housing a newly built clinic for the virus.
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AP Was There: Nicklaus wins epic battle for 5th green jacket

There Jack Nicklaus stood on the 16th hole - Augusta's par three Red Bud hole - looking at a 40-foot sidehill putt that must have looked more like a mile. ''Sometimes you get a feeling about these things,'' Nicklaus said afterward. ''I thought I could make the putt.
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Coronavirus biz news: Auto insurers offer COVID-19 rebates; Starbucks commits $10 million to help staff

The battle to thwart the spread of coronavirus has throttled many businesses and changed operations in many industries. Here’s a summary of the latest news around Southern California… A number of auto insurance companies have begun offering rebates as traffic abates as millions of people shelter at home. , which announced Monday it would return $600 million in premiums to customers. Now American Family, Geico and Liberty Mutual are among the insurance companies returning money to their policyho...
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Mnuchin: Direct Deposits Will Be Out Next Week For COVID-19 Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is telling House Democrats that direct deposits to Americans will begin next week under the coronavirus aid package. Mnuchin is also telling the lawmakers that $98 billion has been approved for small business retention under a program the Trump administration wants Congress to bolster with another $250 billion in a vote expected Thursday. The comments were made during a conference call with lawmakers briefed by Mnuchin, Vice President Mike P...
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Louisiana Responds To Coronavirus With Rare Bipartisanship

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A simple gift from a bitter political rival — a medical mask emblazoned with Louisiana’s state seal — has helped Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards pound home a bipartisan plea for people to stay at home and avoid spreading the new coronavirus. The token from Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry — and Landry’s pledge to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with Edwards in the fight against the pandemic — marked a jaw-dropping truce in a state known for cantankerous politics. The r...
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Poolish drying out, dough taking over my body

Poolish drying out, dough taking over my body Submitted by rockaday on April 8, 2020 - 9:33am. A couple questions from a novice bread-maker (I'm on my fourth loaf) trying to figure this out:I started a poolish yesterday (mid-day-ish) with starter plus equal parts WW flour and water. I put it in a bowl and covered it with a warm wet towel. When I checked it this morning, the towel was completely dry. When I mixed up my final dough (adding AP flour and salt and water), the dough looke...
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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic, Wuhan, reopened Wednesday after 76 days in lockdown. It recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths, its biggest one-day jump yet, for a statewide toll of nearly 5,500. Here are some of AP’s top stories Wednesday on the world’s coronavirus pandemic.
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Japan’s Coronavirus State Of Emergency Isn’t A Lockdown. So What Does It Mean?

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit Japanese prefectures to fortify the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. But this is no European or Wuhan-style lockdown. A look at what Japan’s state of emergency entails: Q. WHY DID ABE DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY? A. Abe was facing heavy pressure to declare a state of emergency after the number of new cases in Tokyo began doubling every several days in late March. The city of 14 mil...
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Shaping Sourdough Rye

Shaping Sourdough Rye Submitted by jbeuoy on April 8, 2020 - 6:53am. I searched for this but could not find a thread with an answer. (Probably my lack of skills in search terms). Sorry about that.I've been trying to imitate a simple sourdough rye I used to eat in Germany. I've experimented but essentially all my attempts have been half white rye flour and half AP or bread flour. I manage along fine until shaping. When I work at getting tension, the loaf often splits. I don't have th...
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Cullberg Ballet: THE RECON$TRUCTION

The world renowned Swedish dance collective, Cullberg Ballet wants to be relevant to a younger audience, like they were back in the 60’s. Contemporary dance can feel pretentious and complex which can result in young people feeling unwelcome, we have to talk about things that young people can relate to right now. The A$AP Rocky assault in Stockholm last summer was a hot topic world wide, especially amongst young people. Everybody felt something about it, whether it was politica...
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Democrat Amy McGrath raises more money than Mitch McConnell in 1st quarter

Democrat Amy McGrath is hoping she'll be the one to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in November, and when it comes to campaign cash, she's already ahead.McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot who narrowly lost a 2018 congressional race, is the favorite to win the Democratic primary, which was moved to June because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, McGrath's campaign reported bringing in $12.8 million over the first three months of 2020, while McConnell&...
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California Ventilators En Route To New York, Other States To Help With Coronavirus Hospitalizations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California National Guard flew ventilators Tuesday to New York, New Jersey and Illinois as part of an effort to help other states manage a crush of coronavirus hospitalizations, the governor’s office said. “We couldn’t be more proud as a state to be sending those ventilators back East,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said. The announcement that ventilators had been shipped — 100 to each state — came a day after Newsom said the state would lend 500 to states in need. The remainin...
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Gov. Newsom Considers Aid For Immigrants Amid Coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he is working with the Legislature on an economic stimulus package for immigrants in the country illegally and others not covered by the federal stimulus package approved by Congress. The federal government is dividing up about $30 billion to roughly 14 million California households this month, part of the federal CARES Act. But the checks — $1,200 per adult earning less than $75,000 and $2,400 per couple under $150,000 — only go to those ...
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Wisconsin Voters Wait Hours At The Few Polling Stations Open Across The State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday, ignoring federal health recommendations so they could participate in a presidential primary election that tested the limits of electoral politics in the midst of a pandemic. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health during a statewide stay-at-home order, but complained that the absentee ballots they had requested were still missing. Pregnant and infec...
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