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Up to 200K US deaths foreseen as more cities stricken

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease...

Sports

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates in 2021 for games

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More...

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The coronavirus is continuing its relentless spread, as the daily number of infections worldwide continues to jump sharply....

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The Latest: Brazil's Bolsonaro gathers crowds in Brasilia

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst...

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Hundreds at Louisiana church flout COVID-19 gatherings ban

CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Hundreds of people flouted Louisiana's COVID-19 ban on gatherings, coming on buses and in personal vehicles...

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Oklahoma coronavirus cases rise to 429, now 16 deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday reported one additional death due to the coronavirus and...

Sports

Lions reach deal with WR Geronimo Allison

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison.The Lions announced the move...

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New York state nears 1,000 coronavirus deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's coronavirus death toll is nearing 1,000. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The state accounts for more...

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Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in tough times

Jim Klug's office phone rings off the hook with anxious anglers inquiring about the status of their upcoming fly-fishing...

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In virus times, have Americans found a shared experience?

As an uneasy March unspooled, as coronavirus dread descended upon the United States, it became commonplace — and, for public...

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Specter of 100K-plus virus deaths as Trump seeks reopening

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., his foremost infection...

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States scramble to arrange child care for essential workers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse and a single mother, Becca Rosselli had a choice to make when her daughter's school and care...

Sports

Webber's TO vs Tar Heels among iconic March Madness moments

The most famous timeout called in the history of the NCAA Tournament has been variously called the biggest mistake, the biggest...

Health

Detroit auto show canceled, center to be used as hospital

NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are...

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US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq withdrew Sunday from a military base in the country's north that nearly launched...

Health

Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizer

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning...

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Relief package billions can't buy hospitals out of shortages

The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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A missing boy and a freezing swamp test tracker's instincts

EDGERTON, Wis. (AP) — Austin Schumacher parked his unmarked squad truck and watched pheasant hunters work their way into the...

Business

Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water

KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — The second-largest river in California has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for...

Health

Tech boom, MLB programs helping women find jobs in baseball

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Rachel Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long...

Sports

AP Was There: NC State stuns Houston 54-52 for '83 title

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA...

Health

Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S....

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Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as...

Sports

This Date in Baseball

March 301966 — The Koufax-Drysdale holdout ended. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signings. Sandy Koufax got $120,000 and...

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AP Sportlight

March 301940 — Indiana routs Kansas 60-42 for the NCAA basketball championship.1943 — Ken Sailors scores 16 points to lead...

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Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — This is a story about bosses and their workers, in the dark days of COVID-19. It’s also a story about how...

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NFL Calendar

April 17 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.April 23-25 — NFL draft, remote locations.May 19, 2020 —...

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MLB Calendar

TBA — Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.June 3-4 — Owners meeting, New York.June 10-12 — Amateur draft, Omaha,...

Health

Study: Little asbestos found after Detroit house demolitions

Cost-savings and public safety benefits by swiftly demolishing dangerous vacant houses in Detroit could outweigh the risk of...

Sports

Ravens fill void on DL, agree on 1-year deal with Wolfe

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive tackle Derek Wolfe,...

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College seniors hurried to squeeze in last school memories

It was during Act 1 of the final dress rehearsal for Puccini’s “La Rondine” at the Peabody Conservatory that the school...

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Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but...

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Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House candidates aren't usually bashful about asking supporters for money.But as the coronavirus upends...

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Tribes say persistent efforts pay off in massive stimulus

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that...

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The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Whitmer order halts water shutoffs during virus pandemic

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Saturday requiring communities statewide to restore...

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NY delays presidential primary; Trump nixes quarantine idea

NEW YORK (AP) — As coronavirus cases rose in the national epicenter of New York, President Donald Trump surprised governors of...

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US agency includes gun sellers as 'critical' infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun rights group is cheering the Trump administration's designation of the firearms industry, including...

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Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited,...

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Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New...

Sports

WMU promotes assistant Bates to head basketball coach

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan promoted Clayton Bates to be its basketball coach Saturday, with its athletic director...

Health

Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black...

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Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the...

Health

California virus death toll surpasses 100; infections surge

With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to...

Health

North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea and Japan...

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Tornado tears through Arkansas college town, with 6 hurt

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas on Saturday, leaving six people hurt after hitting...

Health

Knicks owner, MSG chairman James Dolan has coronavirus

James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for...

Health

Guaido urges unity government backed by loans to fight virus

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó called Saturday night for the creation of a "national emergency...

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'Off the charts': Virus hot spots grow in middle America

DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus continued its unrelenting spread across the United States with fatalities doubling in two days...

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Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers

WESTERLY, RI (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New...

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Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used...

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Police: 6 dead after house fire in southern Indiana

VEVAY, Ind. (AP) — Six people died following an early morning house fire in southern Indiana, the state police said...

Health

Tiz the Law wins a very unusual Florida Derby at Gulfstream

MIAMI (AP) — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there.And if he runs the way he did in...

Health

Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firm

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Rosneft has transferred its assets in Venezuela to a company fully owned by Vladimir Putin's government,...

Health

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC's “This Week" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Gov....

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Tulsa, Oklahoma City order residents to shelter in place

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The mayors of Tulsa and Oklahoma City on Saturday issued shelter-in-place orders for residents amid the...

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IndyCar goes iRacing as latest series to offer fans content

The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has...

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Coronavirus roils every segment of US child welfare system

NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new...

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SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are...

Health

AP Interview: Roger Penske talks postponing Indianapolis 500

Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk for the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily...

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What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's “essential” and what things we really can't do without, even though...

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Music fest, barbecue contest in Memphis are rescheduled

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tourism officials in Memphis, Tennessee, say the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship...

Health

3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on...

Health

The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

The world changed remarkably this past week — yet again, just as it did the week before, as the coronavirus marched across the...

Health

Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick, dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn was stubborn as a mule and conservative to his core. But the Oklahoma family...

Sports

Minnesota Vikings re-sign veteran guard Dakota Dozier

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier.The team announced the re-signing of the...

Sports

Giants agree to terms with veteran TE Eric Tomlinson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric...

Health

UT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next season

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will stick with coach Shaka Smart next season after the Longhorns won five of their final six games...

Health

Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans who have spent the past decade howling about the danger of ballooning deficits embraced the...

Sports

NCAA's greatest hits: Austin Carr's record 61 points in 1970

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball.LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring...

Business

Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal...

Health

Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges...

Health

New cycle: US riders face another year of training for Tokyo

The decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year because of the coronavirus pandemichas left American cyclists with...

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Relative says former US Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick and Oklahoma physician, has died

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Relative says former US Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick and Oklahoma physician, has died.

Health

Analysis: Virus pulls federalism debate into 21st Century

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flu pandemic was ravaging the world, killing indiscriminately in almost every country, including more than...

Health

Runners still finding release on the road during coronavirus

Henry Ton was looking for a way to help himself and neighbors stay fit and active after his gym closed because of the...

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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson eyes IndyCar, enters virtual race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar's inaugural online race as he...

Health

On Wall Street, some optimism penetrates the uncertainty

Stocks rallied this week as Washington acted to provide $2.2 trillion of relief to an economy shocked by the coronavirus...

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Trump boosts virus aid, warns governors to be 'appreciative'

WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of desperate pleas from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to...

Health

'Officers are scared out there': Coronavirus hits US police

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — More than a fifth of Detroit's police force is quarantined; two officers have died from...

Health

Living outside lockdown: Barbers, beauty shops still open

ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — With South Carolina's first coronavirus hot spot just a short jaunt up the highway, Johellen Lee hadn't been...

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Virus coordinator Birx is Trump's data-whisperer

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many in the public health and political worlds, Dr. Deborah Birx is the sober scientist advising an...

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A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday...

Health

Friday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSDENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of...

Sports

Crystal ball: Projecting the upcoming NFL schedule

Besides the draft, the other big event on April's NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Teams have known...

Health

Celtics coach adjusting to NBA's virus-imposed stoppage

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens can only remember leaving his home on a few occasions over the past two weeks.It is...

Health

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Virus delays review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 191 parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty have decided to postpone a conference to review...

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'Choppy waters' await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea...

Health

GOP's Massie outrages House, Trump by seeking to stall vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Thomas Massie has always gone his own way in Congress, ever since he first ran for office inspired by a...

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Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and...

Health

The Latest: The coronavirus sweeps curling world

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___USA Curling says additional participants at...

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4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard...

Health

Congress locks Trump oversight into $2.2 trillion package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared that "I'll be the oversight" as lawmakers were in the final days of drafting...

Health

California has surge of virus cases that threatens hospitals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surge of coronavirus cases in California that health officials have warned was coming has arrived and...

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Sheriff: Girl, 4, found in woods; had been missing 2 days

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Searchers on Friday found a 4-year-old girl who had been missing for two days in a wooded area in east...

Health

Ski vacation hot spot becomes virus ground zero in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious...

Health

US eyes new outbreaks as infections worldwide top 590,000

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention center Friday as troubling new outbreaks...

Crime

AP Sources: Alleged Maduro co-conspirator is in DEA custody

MIAMI (AP) — A retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken...

Health

As virus toll mounts in NY, more hospitals sought

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's battle to keep its hospitals from being overwhelmed by the coronavirus outbreak is entering a...

Health

'The day the music died': Coronavirus tests New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were the great fires of 1788 and 1794 and the multiple yellow fever outbreaks of the 1800s. Hurricane...

Health

States impose new restrictions on travelers from New York

BOSTON (AP) — States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the...

Health

Shop sells 'hundreds' of doughnuts starring Dr. Fauci's face

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York doughnut shop is featuring the likeness of the doctor leading the country's battle...

Health

NYC subway driver killed in fire being investigated as crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a...

Health

Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for...

Health

California restaurants say 30% to close without state aid

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as 30,000 California restaurants could close permanently because of coronavirus restrictions that...

Health

National bills coming due, with risk; consumers see it, too

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

Health

Outside hard-hit nursing home, staffers find nervous public

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — They can't get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another's trip to a...

Health

The story of the NFL draft, from extravaganza to unadorned

An NFL draft handled remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to an event that has become as popular as...

Health

Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands

Kathy Payne has a routine: She wipes down the trays holding the mail she’s about to deliver. She puts on gloves to sort the...

Health

Cruise stocks sink after missing out on economic-relief bill

Shares of cruise lines have taken on more water after the industry's major players were shut out from government assistance as...

Health

Oklahoma governor halts abortions amid virus outbreak

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Abortions will be prohibited in Oklahoma under the state's ban on elective surgeries during the...

Health

Judge mulls request to release migrant children over virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said she doesn't want a sudden, large-scale release of immigrant children from...

Health

No games, big losses: Money crisis faces US Olympic sports

DENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S....

Health

Iran's army sets up hospital in capital as virus toll climbs

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced another 144 deaths from the coronavirus on Friday and said thousands more were in critical...

Sports

Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee.The Lions confirmed...

Health

Tribal gaming official rejects Oklahoma governor's offer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state's top Native American gaming official rejected Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's latest casino...

Sports

Les Hunter, star on Loyola Chicago championship team, dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Les Hunter, a star on Loyola Chicago's barrier-breaking 1963 NCAA championship team, died Friday. He was 77.The...

Sports

Track worlds in limbo until new Olympic dates are set

LONDON (AP) — The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a...

Health

Ducks sign first-round pick Trevor Zegras to 3-year contract

Trevor Zegras is in hockey limbo like everyone else, but he is hoping that signing with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday will serve...

Sports

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

March 281970 — Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced the return of the All-Star selection to the fans.1977 — Lenny Randle of the...

Business

PG&E to use wildfire victims fund to pay for past crimes

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if...

Sports

Melvin Gordon using lessons of holdout as motivation in 2020

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Melvin Gordon's futile holdout last season holds many a lesson for the sixth-year running back,...

Health

Closed caskets, empty chairs at funeral home in virus center

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets are often closed these days, the chairs for mourners largely empty at the Gerard J. Neufeld Inc....

Health

Business Highlights

___Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rallyStocks fell more than 3% on Wall Street, giving back part of the...

Health

Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets

The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them millions to try to contain the...

Sports

Raiders announce deals with Kwiatkoski, Heath, Nassib

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have officially announced the additions of free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski,...

Health

Santa Anita ends live racing because of coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Anita canceled live racing Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic after instructions from the Los...

Business

AP Explains: US indicts Venezuela's Maduro as narcoterrorist

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration has indicted Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and more than a dozen...

Health

Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

Wall Street closed lower Friday but still notched big gains for the week as investors held out hope that a $2 trillion rescue...

Health

Timeline of key events in the spread of the new coronavirus

JAN. 3: The number of cases of a new type of viral pneumonia in central China rises to 44 in an outbreak that awakens fearful...

Health

For Loyola's Sister Jean, pandemic is new territory

CHICAGO (AP) — Even to Sister Jean, the lovable nonagenarian nun who became a star during Loyola Chicago's stunning run to the...

Sports

Happy Homecoming; Wisniewski thrilled to join Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski's Sundays consisted of spending the afternoon watching the NFL on TV...

Sports

Kentucky guard Johnny Juzang will enter NCAA transfer portal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reserve guard Johnny Juzang will enter the NCAA transfer portal after one season with the...

Health

Prostitution camp provided women in human smuggling case

PHOENIX (AP) — A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands...

News

Pedestrian bridge falls onto Detroit freeway after collision

DETROIT (AP) — A truck collided with a pedestrian bridge early Friday in Detroit, sending a portion of the span onto a freeway...

Health

Faith leaders grapple with funerals amid global pandemic

(RNS) — For Menaka Kannan, it was bad enough when she heard that a fellow member of New York City’s Baha’i community had...

Sports

Deputies: Teen wrestling champ stops kidnapping of children

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old wrestling champion helped stop a kidnapping and assault near Las Cruces, New Mexico, by...

Sports

Arkansas guard Mason Jones declares for NBA draft

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas guard Mason Jones has declared for the NBA draft.Jones made the announcement on social media...

Health

Water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

DETROIT (AP) — The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to...

Health

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Major U.S. stock indexes fell more than 3% on Wall Street Friday, giving back part of the gains they piled up over the past...

Health

Maine sail-maintenance shop turns to sewing medical masks

NEW YORK (AP) — On the coast of Maine, Eric Baldwin and his staff of two usually spend their days selling, repairing and...

Health

Meadows toggles between legislator, White House roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it came time to heave the largest aid package in U.S. history over the finish line, Republican Rep. Mark...

Health

Coronavirus cases hit 2 largest US cities differently

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles recorded its first case of coronavirus five weeks before New York City, yet it's New York that...

Sports

Douglas' offseason approach setting new tone for Jets future

NEW YORK (AP) — No big splash. Not a lot of flash. No breaking the bank.Joe Douglas entered his first full offseason running...

Health

Clarkson's Elizabeth Giguere wins Kazmaier Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Clarkson junior forward Elizabeth Giguere has been selected as the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award...

Health

IMF head says global economy now in recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a...

Health

Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic?

In some parts of the U.S., authorities say gun shops aren't essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders...

Business

Weekly Summary Corporate dividends, name changes, new listings

NEW YORK (AP) — Changes announced in corporate dividends Mar. 23-Mar. 27.

Business

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 21st.FICTION1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons)2. “The Boy...

Health

Ravens lose DT Brockers, who returns to Rams for 3-year deal

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens won't have Michael Brockers on their retooled defensive line after all, and now...

Health

Coaches find ways to support young athletes feeling adrift

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country,...

Health

A Florida Derby day like none other looms at Gulfstream Park

MIAMI (AP) — Jack Knowlton has a condo about a mile away from the finish line at Gulfstream Park. And that’s as close as he...

Health

Federal prisons struggle to combat growing COVID-19 fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a federal correction officer geared up for duty recently at a Florida prison complex, he added an N95...

Health

Iowa professor charged in gagging death released from jail

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college professor accused of murder in the gagging death of her husband has been released from jail...

Health

Who's Zooming? Dolphins newcomers get virtual introductions

MIAMI (AP) — As linebacker Kyle Van Noy visited with reporters for the first time since joining the Miami Dolphins, he wore...

Health

For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways

One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he's already...

Health

Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to virus concerns

HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii's Big Island have pulled out of their camp due to...

Health

Lack of social distancing leads to closure of parks, trails

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — It was a sunny day, the first in about a week when temperatures had climbed past the 50-degree mark, and...

News

'On My Block' cast seeks truth in playing inner-city teens

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cast members of Netflix’s “On My Block” say they feel honored to be able to represent teenagers...

Health

U of Rochester, ex-professors settle retaliation claims

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester will pay $9.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nine former professors...

Health

Officials: Marijuana dispensaries can offer curbside pickup

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited from delivering during the new coronavirus...

Health

For nursing homes, symptoms aren't enough to tell who's sick

SEATTLE (AP) — An investigation at a Seattle-area nursing home concluded that symptoms aren't enough to identify who is...

Sports

Georgia's Hammonds entering NBA draft, protects eligibility

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia junior forward Rayshaun Hammonds says he is entering the NBA draft while protecting his college...

Crime

Judge: Man accused in 1976 killings not competent for trial

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an 83-year-old man charged with killing a camping couple in a Wisconsin park in...

Sports

House of Davis Love III destroyed by early morning fire

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning in a...

Sports

Terry Tausch, All-American at Texas and NFL vet, dies at 61

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terry Tausch, an All-American offensive lineman at Texas and eight-year NFL veteran who played for the...

Health

Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel orders

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and...

Health

Restaurants, trying to stay afloat, revamp menus, operations

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus...

Crime

U of Illinois wants suit by slain scholar's estate dismissed

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the estate of a slain visiting...

Sports

AP Was There: Duke ends UNLV's repeat bid in '91 Final Four

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA...

Crime

Texas man jailed for online threats against Nancy Pelosi

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A Texas man faces federal charges after he made online posts threatening Democrats, including U.S....

Sports

New playbook: Women rising through NFL ranks at many levels

NEW YORK (AP) — Sophia Lewin was 12 years old when she told her father about her career goal: coaching football.Her dad didn't...

Health

VIRUS DIARY: Walking, alone, on streets built for crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — How long has it been — two weeks, three weeks — since life began to change, day by day, as the coronavirus...

Health

Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address...

Crime

Officials: NYC subway driver killed in train fire; police investigating blaze as possible crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials: NYC subway driver killed in train fire; police investigating blaze as possible crime.

Business

Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a...

Health

US consumer spending up modest 0.2% in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending by a modest amount in February but the expectation is that spending will...

Health

Political turmoil in Kabul dogs negotiations with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After months of deliberation, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday announced his 21-member team to...

Health

A few miles away yet worlds apart, 2 families wait out virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One week in isolation. Two families. Only a few miles away, yet a world apart.For San Francisco lawyer...

Health

Let's race 2? NASCAR forced to consider schedule shakeup

It was bump day for the Indy 500.The Indianapolis 500 is now a summer event. The Monster Mile could be set for a monster-sized...

Health

Curfews extended as USAID declares aid suspension in Yemen

BEIRUT (AP) — As countries across the Middle East tighten restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a...

Health

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. MORE THAN HALF A...

Health

Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With rare bipartisanship and speed, Washington is about to deliver massive, unprecedented legislation to...

Health

Appeals grow to close US national parks during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd-friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during...

Health

Couples in quarantine: Stress, anxiety, fear of the unknown

The 60-something husband works in the food industry and still insists upon leaving every day for work, saying he needs to keep...

Health

On NYC's front lines, health workers worry they will be next

NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse died from coronavirus after working nonstop for weeks at a hospital where staffers frustrated with...

Health

Asian shares advance after stimulus surge on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares mostly tracked Wall Street's advance on Friday in Asia in anticipation congressional approval of...

Health

Not all or nothing: Anti-virus lockdowns could lift slowly

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the millions of Americans living under some form of lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, not...

Health

Thursday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGThe Indianapolis 500 was postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day...

News

Judge rejects appeal from man convicted in al-Qaida plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge again rejected a request from a northern Virginia man who sought to overturn his life sentence...

Health

A New York doctor's story: 'Too many people are dying alone'

NEW YORK (AP) — As an emergency medicine physician in New York City, Dr. Kamini Doobay has always known that death is part of...

Health

Virus relief package could help Trump, Kushner businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $2 trillion legislative package moving through Congress to shore up the U.S. economy devastated by the...

Health

Trump says feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of...

Sports

UFC light heavyweight champ Jones arrested, accused of DWI

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones" Jones has been arrested on suspicion of DWI and other...

Health

A defiant Maduro threatens 'cowboy' Trump after drug charge

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the U.S. to face drug...

Health

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some,...

Health

Canada urges US not to put troops at border during pandemic

TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Thursday it told the Trump administration that a proposal to put troops at the U.S.-Canada border...

Health

Trump's push to open economy could come at cost of lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contrast could hardly be more stark. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has said that if all of his sweeping,...

Sports

DOE: Penn State violated Title IX after Jerry Sandusky case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Penn State University will be required to make major changes to how it deals with sexual assault complaints...

Health

Half-million infected worldwide as economic toll rises

The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the...

Health

Flatter or fight? Governors seeking help must navigate Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At first, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried to play nice. He limited criticisms of the federal...

Health

Mexican border city to quarantine returning migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican border state of Chihuahua said Thursday it will set up a shelter to house deported migrants for...

Sports

Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and '70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy...

Health

A new beat for police across US: Enforcing social distance

NEW YORK (AP) — In New York City, they've started dismantling basketball hoops to prevent people from gathering in parks and...

Health

US indicts Venezuela's Maduro on narcoterrorism charges

MIAMI (AP) — Nicolás Maduro effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and...

Health

Bill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, dies at 91

ATLANTA (AP) — Bill Bartholomay, the former baseball owner who moved the Braves from from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966 to...

Health

Price-gouging allegation leaves 750,000 face masks in limbo

HOUSTON (AP) — The state of Texas sued a Houston auctioneer on Thursday after halting an auction of 750,000 medical-grade and...

Sports

Raiders agree to deal with free agent DT Daniel Ross

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Free agent defensive tackle Daniel Ross has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.Ross' agent,...

Health

California man arrested in tout for coronavirus 'cure'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure...

Health

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal...

Health

MLB uniform maker switches to producing medical masks, gowns

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Bryce Harper jersey that could have been worn this baseball season by the biggest Philadelphia Phillies...

Health

The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Top NBA executives are having their base...

Sports

Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77

Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has...

Health

FBI chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI won't give up on “finding out what happened" to former agent Robert Levinson, who the U.S. government...

Health

Taylor Swift surprises some of her fans with money donations

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

Sports

Vanderbilt's Aaron Nesmith announces he's entering NBA draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Aaron Nesmith is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA...

Health

Ethanol plants seek rule changes to resupply hand sanitizer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak,...

Sports

Bills agree to sign cornerback Gaines, tackle Daryl Williams

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are giving oft-injured cornerback E.J. Gaines a third opportunity to resume his career...

Health

Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun shops again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second time this week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close, a...

Health

Bonding on hold for free agents acquired by Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Byron Jones has yet to meet his new coach. Shaq Lawson is still learning the names of teammates. Kyle Van Noy is...

Sports

Staying Sharpe: New Vikings receiver follows Diggs departure

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To fill a glaring hole at wide receiver opened by the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings have...

Health

Racing community lines up behind decision to delay Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Mario Andretti got the text asking if he would be willing to drive the two-seater at Indianapolis this...

Sports

AP source: Colts continue building defense by signing Rhodes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent cornerback Xavier Rhodes on Thursday, adding another potentially...

Health

Hockey equipment maker Bauer shifts to medical shields

Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has shifted from making visors for helmets to medical visors for those fighting the...

Health

Oklahoma governor's cabinet member tests positive for virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of Gov. Kevin Stitt's cabinet is among the 84 new coronavirus cases reported Thursday in...

Health

Bears finalize 2-year deal with former All-Pro TE Graham

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jimmy Graham insisted he can become a dominant tight end again. And he looks forward to showing it in...

Health

Lowe's hiring, McMenu shrinks, top Ford execs to defer pay

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread...

Crime

Michigan regents fire opera singer accused of sexual assault

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's Board of Regents on Thursday fired a music professor and noted opera...

Health

US could get stake in airlines in exchange for virus grants

The Trump administration is raising the possibility of the government getting ownership stakes in U.S. airlines in exchange for...

Sports

Ovechkin, Crosby favor NHL going directly into playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby prefers the NHL skip the rest of the regular season and head directly to the playoffs...

Crime

Man, woman fatally shot by officers in Florida

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers responding to a disturbance fatally shot a man and woman Thursday afternoon,...

Sports

Watt eager for fresh start, family reunion in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Turns out, Derek Watt's reunion with younger brother T.J. has its limits. Like say, sharing a roof for the...

Health

3 migrant children in US custody test positive for virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three immigrant children in U.S. government custody at a New York facility have tested positive for the...

Health

Signing college free agents is rare NHL business going on

Colton Poolman had a good feeling about what was to come.He and his North Dakota teammates were ranked third in the country...

Health

Activists assail California board for keeping tracks open

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An executive with the company that owns Santa Anita urged the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to...

News

Wisconsin's longest-serving legislator says he will retire

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser, the longest-serving legislator in the nation's history, said Thursday...

Health

US couple, adopted daughter, caught in India virus lockdown

A Georgia couple who traveled to India to adopt a child have had to delay bringing their new daughter back to the United States...

Sports

Rangers LF Calhoun cleared for workouts after broken jaw

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers left fielder Willie Calhoun says he has been cleared to resume workouts in his recovery from a...

Sports

Cardinals keep RT Gilbert, officially sign RB Drake

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and also...

Health

Ravens DE Campbell took unusual path after trade from Jags

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — If this was a typical NFL offseason, Baltimore Ravens newcomer Calais Campbell would have taken his...

Health

3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous...

Health

World leaders vow to coordinate virus response in video call

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the United Nations told leaders of the world’s 20 major industrialized nations...

Sports

A realistic simulation: Trout is opening day Strat star

Mike Trout hit two home runs off Zack Greinke and scored four times to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-6...

Health

Space Force launches its 1st mission with virus precautions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with...

Health

Deaths, hospitalizations up in stark sign of virus' reach

NEW YORK (AP) — New York once again saw a spike in the number of deaths and hospitalizations related to the coronavirus, a...

Health

Trump says he will visit Norfolk, Va., Saturday to see off Navy hospital ship heading to New York to aid virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he will visit Norfolk, Va., Saturday to see off Navy hospital ship heading to New York to aid...

Health

Two deaths tied to California cruise ship, with few tested

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men who traveled on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship stalled for days off the California coast have...

Health

Q&A: How can the huge congressional aid package help you?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide...

Health

Lawyers, judges push to close immigration courts amid virus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration attorneys have sported swim goggles and masks borrowed from friends to meet with clients in...

Health

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota seek to restart factories

DETROIT (AP) — Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been...

Health

Klobuchar's husband back home after virus hospitalization

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's husband has been released from a hospital where he was being treated for low...

Health

74,000 Floridians seek benefits, critics demand reform

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 74,000 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week, a tenfold increase from the...

Health

8 countries under unilateral sanctions ask UN chief for help

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight countries under unilateral sanctions, mainly from the United States and European Union, urged U.N....

Health

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks soared again Thursday as a massive coronavirus relief bill gets closer to passing Congress. Major indexes jumped more...

Health

IndyCar goes virtual racing as it waits to get back on track

IndyCar isn't sure when it can get its cars on track to officially start the season. For now, the series will follow the lead...

Health

Indianapolis 500 postponed until August because of COVID-19

The Indianapolis 500 was postponed Thursday until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day...

Sports

Jaguars, Dennard part ways after agreeing to 3-year contract

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and cornerback Darqueze Dennard have parted ways nine days after agreeing to...

Health

NFL hosts webinar to help current, former players in crisis

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The NFL hosted a virtual meeting for current and former players along with their significant others to...

Health

Signet Jewelers, Bristol-Myers rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday:Micron Technology Inc., up $2.29 to $44.79.The...

Business

Grains mostly lower, livestock lower.

Wheat for May declined 11 cents at 5.69 a bushel; May. corn was up .25 cent at 3.4875 a bushel, May oats fell 5 cents at $2.61...

Health

If you don't laugh, you cry: Coping with virus through humor

BOSTON (AP) — Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of "Sweet Caroline" with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, "Hands ......

Health

What's in store: Groceries installing barriers amid outbreak

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Grocery stores across the U.S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep...

News

Trump camp threatens local TV stations over Democratic ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is threatening legal action against local TV stations in...

Sports

White Sox option RHP Kopech to Triple-A Charlotte

CHICAGO (AP) — Right-hander Michael Kopech was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte by the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.The...

Health

US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients

SEATTLE (AP) — With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola...

Business

Renewables Leader to Washington, D.C.: More Than 300,000 Jobs Are Not ‘Ridiculous’

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2020--A renewables energy leader is strongly urging Wash., D.C. lawmakers to ensure the clean...

Health

DC officials: Relief bill cheats Washington of $700 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation's capital lashed out Thursday at the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief...

News

Texas is bigger: Lone Star State's metros lead decade growth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Everything really is bigger in Texas.Three metro areas in the Lone Star State had some of the biggest...

Health

WNBA draft will be virtual event this season due to pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year.The league announced Thursday that its draft will still be...

Health

Twinbills? Winter windup? Baseball's 2020 could be creative

PHOENIX (AP) — It's been another ideal week of March weather in central Arizona, with highs in the 70s and plenty of...

Health

College bribery scandal figure freed early over virus fear

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California winemaker who was convicted in the college admissions bribery scandal has been released early...

Health

Serviceman killed in Iraq attack is returned to Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The body of an Oklahoma serviceman killed in a rocket attack on a U.S. base in Iraq has been returned to...

Sports

UIC hires former Texas, Michigan assistant Yaklich as coach

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois-Chicago hired former Texas and Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich as coach on Thursday.The 43-year-old...

Business

2 earthquakes rattle West Texas; largest is magnitude 5.0

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two earthquakes centered near the same remote area of West Texas rattled the region on Thursday...

Sports

AP Source: Browns tackle Hubbard restructures contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns right tackle Chris Hubbard has agreed to rework his contract and take a substantial pay cut after the...

Health

Highlights of Congress' $2.2 trillion virus relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by...

Health

Trump has megaphone, but states control virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide when...

Health

Democracy in overtime: Candidates await virus-delayed votes

CINCINNATI (AP) — Political campaigns in some U.S. states have been switching gears or are in limbo awaiting decisions on...

Health

Autism diagnosis more common in the US as racial gap closes

NEW YORK (AP) — Autism has grown slightly more common in the U.S., but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has...

Health

The Latest: Caterpillar, Deere profits to feel virus impact

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the action in the financial markets (all times local):1:15 p.m.Agricultural and heavy equipment...

Sports

The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

Sports

Bucs keeping defense together, re-sign Suh for $8 million

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to re-assemble pieces to help Tom Brady be successful with his new...

News

Rosario Dawson relishes being the lead on new TV drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosario Dawson has graced both the big and small screens, in everything from dramas to comedies to Marvel...

Business

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events scheduled for the coming week.All times are Eastern.MONDAY, March 30WASHINGTON — National Association of...

Sports

NCAA's storied party crashers includes 'Dunk City,' Loyola

If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an...

Health

Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the...

Health

Virus takes toll on US military as it tries to aid civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are...

Health

Sweet: Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn't affect Easter...

Business

Judge won't halt salvage of capsized ship on Georgia coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge ruled she will not halt removal of a capsized cargo ship along the Georgia coast while a...

Health

Dreaming of lottery riches? Virus could cut jackpots

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hoping to escape all the coronavirus-caused economic uncertainty by winning a giant lottery...

Health

Many businesses cautious about restarting economy amid virus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the country open for business by mid-April, but some experts warn it's not...

Business

Grains lower, livestock mixed.

\CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was...

Crime

FBI: Soldiers set up deadly robbery to fund foreign fighting

The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting...

Sports

AP Was There: Chalmers, Jayhawks best Memphis for '08 title

EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the...

Health

Royals new owner patiently awaiting rescheduled opening day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The morning dawned bright and sunny over Kauffman Stadium, just to the east of downtown Kansas City....

Health

As planned, US-led coalition pulling out of 2nd Iraqi base

QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition on Thursday started pulling out of a second base in Iraq, in line with a...

Health

Smaller communities prepare for onslaught of virus patients

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — It started with an infected person from out of town who attended a funeral. Now the largest hospital in...

Health

US economy grew at 2.1% rate in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew by a moderate 2.1% in the fourth quarter of last year, but many economists believe that will...

News

Fisherman drowns after boat capsizes in northeast Oklahoma

COLLINSVILLE, Okla (AP) — Authorities say a Collinsville man drowned when the boat he was fishing from capsized on a private...

Health

Senate passes $2.2T coronavirus aid plan, House votes Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and...

Health

TV viewership climbing with people stuck at home by virus

NEW YORK (AP) — A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other...

Business

US economy grew at 2.1% rate in Q4 with economists forecasting sharp drop ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 2.1% rate in Q4 with economists forecasting sharp drop ahead.

Health

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the...

Business

 Genesis Energy, L.P. Announces Distribution Reduction to Accelerate De-Leveraging Plan

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2020--Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) announced today that its Board of Directors has...

News

Joe Biden's inner circle: No longer a boys club

Weeks before Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign, he released a social media video to address allegations from...

Business

Global Bio-ethanol Market Insights, 2020-2025 - Increasing Consumption of Bio-Fuels in the Aviation Industry - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2020--The "Bio-ethanol Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)" report has been...

Health

Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Igor Smirnov was introduced to opiates the day his first son was born, when he got celebratory drunk...

Health

Wednesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — All the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no...

Health

The Latest: South Korea’s central bank to provide aid

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some,...

Health

Mormon church suspends temple activities over virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all temple activity due to concerns over...

Health

Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Thursday after Wall Street gained as U.S. lawmakers wrangled over a proposed $2 trillion...

Health

Trump's Easter goal in war on virus a nod to faith, business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s “beautiful” idea to reopen the U.S. economy by Easter Sunday and pack church pews...

Health

Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather...

Health

Biden calls for 'meticulous oversight' of virus aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the...

Health

New York struggles with coronavirus, US deaths top 1,000

NEW YORK (AP) — New York authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster in the city Wednesday, with its...

Health

Navy vet freed from Iranian prison ill, seeks transfer to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy veteran released from an Iranian prison last week on a medical furlough says he is sick with symptoms...

Health

Family: US believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson has died

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has concluded that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished more than a decade...

Health

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Carolina Hurricanes are asking...

Health

Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions...

Crime

Loughlin, Giannulli: College bribery charges must be tossed

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents...

Health

California governor: 5 big banks suspend mortgage payments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five of the nation's largest banks have agreed to temporarily suspend residential mortgage payments...

Health

AP source: Proposal would let Betts, Bauer go free in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if...