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NEW YORK — Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond’s breath away as Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger” and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in “The Avengers,” has died. She was 94.

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LONDON (AP) — The steep rise in Coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition dramat…

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A supermoon rises in the sky this week, looking to be the biggest and brightest of the year.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale School District Board Clerk Nancy Smith received the Association of California School Administrators state 2019-20 Robert E. Kelly Award.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — With students out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the Coronavirus pandemic and families under stress, Los Angeles County child welfare officials, Monday, urged residents to help ensure children remain safe.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District distributed 5,500 Chromebooks and 188 hot spots to students last week in preparation for the start of distance learning this week.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Council will meet tonight, along with the Housing Authority, but the public will not be allowed in the Council Chambers as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19.

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The next week or two are likely to bring a high point of cases of COVID-19 and safety precautions are even more important for those deemed at high risk for contracting the disease, Los Angeles County Public Health officials said Monday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest Coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy’s.

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NEW ORLEANS — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new Coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73.

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LOS ANGELES — Just days after recommending that people wear masks to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Riverside County went a step further and ordered all residents to cover their faces when leaving home, as the number of infections and deaths continued to rise across California.

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VENTURA (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested and nearly two dozen guns were seized following an investigation that began when deputies responded to a call about numerous firearms inside a parked vehicle, authorities said.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The ACLU said Sunday it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against the new Coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Sunday it will continue its shutdown of production indefinitely at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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PEARBLOSSOM — Keppel Union School District will use a consultant to find the district’s next superintendent after Superintendent Ruben Zepeda died of a heart attack March 6.

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Antelope Valley students got a longer than expected spring break when campuses closed beginning March 16 as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. School campuses will remain closed through the end of the academic year, with learning shifted online.

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MOJAVE — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information regarding the fatal shooting by deputies of a man who had refused to leave a store in Mojave on March 21.

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The Antelope Valley has two drive-in testing sites for COVID-19 operating now as Los Angeles County public health officials strive to reach their goal of testing 10,000 people daily for the virus.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York is poised to get over 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon as it scrambles to line up more breathing machines for the sickest Coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

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LOS ANGELES — A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who fear vulnerable, elderly residents would be placed at risk. 

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PALMDALE — The city has received $195,000 in state grant funds to buy and install backup generators at the Oasis Recreation Center and the South Antelope Valley Emergency Services building to prepare for preventive power shutdowns during times of high wildfire risk.

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LANCASTER – From a home makerspace to fitness videos, Antelope Valley teachers have found creative ways to engage with students as education shifts from classroom learning to distance learning beginning this week for most local school districts.

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LANCASTER — Healthy community members are needed to donate blood as donations are down while people stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LAKE LOS ANGELES — Wilsona School District’s Board of Education unanimously agreed to suspend public hearings on proposed trustee areas maps until after social distancing restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.

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CAIRO — At least 17 medics in Egypt’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the Coronavirus, officials said Saturday, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world’s most populous country. 

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  — Another cruise ship with Coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, is docking in Florida.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)  — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in Coronavirus cases.

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TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that Canada won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures against the United States after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the Coronavirus. She was 86.