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Dolly Parton donates $1 million to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 research

Dolly Parton announced on Twitter that she's donating $1 million to Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center to fund research that will help find a cure to COVID-19. The music icon's donation also comes with a personal connection: she mentions that her longtime friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, is one of the doctors spearheading the important research.…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- The number of positive tests for the novel coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has now risen to 93, according to acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, who added that the goal now is to move another 2,700 members of the ship's crew of 5,000 ashore…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- For most parents, finding your preferred diaper brand out of stock during the novel coronavirus outbreak is nothing more than an annoyance. Simply move onto the next-best brand.But for others, diaper need is a very real problem. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, about 1/3 of…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus outbreak rages on, researchers are learning more about which individuals are at risk of being severely sickened -- or dying -- from the disease.A study published this week in the journal The Lancet examined data from individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in…... Read More

KISS founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have both posted recent video messages to fans on the band's official YouTube channel as they sequester themselves at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. In his clip, posted Tuesday, Simmons personally thanks "all the folks in healthcare, the doctors, the nurses, all the…... Read More

(LOS ANGELES) -- Universal Studios, among the first to move its newer films to streaming in the wake of coronavirus-related closures, has announced the pandemic has caused the delay of three more of its projects.  The Hollywood Reporter notes that Minions: The Rise of Gru will now be moved a year from its…... Read More

Old Dominion has shared a preview of the music video for their current single, "Some People Do."  The hitmaking group posted a 16-second clip on Twitter that shows a man at the beach at dusk, seemingly in distress as he walks alone. An orange haze amidst a dark blue sky is visible in the…... Read More

(NEW ORLEANS) -- When New Orleans freelance writer Sarah Netter first started coughing and showing a fever, her thoughts gravitated to the coronavirus outbreak that was starting to gain a foothold in the United States. When her breathing labored and her chest hurt, she became more convinced that these were…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- New York City's Health Department has released a detailed map of the city's coronavirus cases, broken down by zip code.The map uses data from up until March 31, when there were 38,396 confirmed cases in the city. Johns Hopkins University Medical Center says that as of April…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 45,000 people around the world, including at least 4,361 people in the United States.Globally, more than 905,000 people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19.…... Read More

(LONDON) -- Victor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, was granted extraordinary powers by his nation’s government this week. By 137 votes to 53, lawmakers in the Hungarian parliament voted to give Orban’s government the power to rule by decree to combat the coronavirus pandemic, for as long as the…... Read More