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Fire at Moscow retirement home kills 4, leaves 16 injured

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire in a retirement home in Moscow killed four people and injured 16 others but firefighters managed to rescue...

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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, rounding out the best week for the benchmark S&P 500 index since...

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Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries 'stunt'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate twisted itself into knots Thursday over President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus aid request, as...

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US gig workers and self-employed face delays in jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Rich Cruse saw about $3,000 in income for his photography business quickly disappear to the...

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The Latest: UK's Boris Johnson out of intensive care

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

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Storms packing high winds cause damage in Indiana, Arkansas

MOORESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Severe storms with high winds, hail and possible tornadoes swept across the Midwest and caused damage...

Crime

17-year-old killed by police in SC checking on car break ins

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A teenager who a police officer in South Carolina wanted to talk to about breaking into nearby cars was...

Health

Panic grocery buying slows; iPhone sales plummeted in March

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

Health

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the...

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Wall Street caps best week since 1974 on latest Fed stunner

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years on Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched its latest...

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AP PHOTOS: Brooklyn rabbi leads the way with virtual seder

NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, on the first and second nights of the Jewish holiday of Passover, the youngest child has asked...

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Manager: Rose Namajunas out of UFC 249 after family deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The manager of Rose Namajunas says the former UFC strawweight champion won't fight at UFC 249 on April 18...

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Oklahoma minimum-security prison has second escape in a week

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — For the second time this week, an inmate has escaped from a minimum-security prison in southeast...

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Biden joins growing call for release of racial data on virus

DETROIT (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is joining a growing call for the release of comprehensive racial data...

Health

'You can't relax': NY deaths up, but hospital trends hopeful

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state posted a record-breaking increase in coronavirus deaths for a third consecutive day even as a...

Business

Epstein tied to $336K donated to Wexner Center at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review released by Ohio State University on Thursday identified $336,000 in donations and pledges that...

Health

16.8M Americans out of work; Easter celebrations move online

NEW YORK (AP) — A staggering 16.8 million Americans lost their jobs in just three weeks in a measure of how fast the...

Sports

Tennessee State hires Mikki Allen as new athletic director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State has a new athletic direcrtor — Mikki Allen, Tennessee’s assistant athletic...

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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Louisville to implement 10% pay cuts for coaches, staffers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10%...

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Utah's 5 national parks closed as Capitol Reef shuts gates

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All five of Utah’s national parks are closed after Capitol Reef officials said Thursday they are shutting...

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Staley thinks No. 1 South Carolina is national champs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her top-ranked Gamecocks are the women's basketball national...

Business

Yanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimates

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last...

Health

AP source: Chiefs bring back CB Breeland on 1-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be...

Health

The Latest: Jockey Javier Castellano out of quarantine

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has...

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Defining moments that make the Masters unlike other majors

Gene Sarazen hit the shot that put the Masters on the map.Jack Nicklaus made the ground shake with a charge that gave meaning...

Health

As virus kills, NYC shortens deadline for claiming dead

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City deals with a mounting coronavirus death toll and dwindling morgue space, the city has...

Sports

South Carolina guard Bolden leaving program for final season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Jair Bolden is leaving the men's basketball program and will play his final season...

Health

Smithfield temporarily shuts pork plant due to coronavirus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in South Dakota will temporarily close for cleaning after...

Health

Unemployment spikes again; last Utah national park closes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 33,000 new Utah residents filed for unemployment last week in yet another increase that...

Business

Grains mostly higher, livestock mixed.

Wheat for May rose 8.25 cents at 5.4825 a bushel; May. corn up 1.75 cents at 3.3175 a bushel, May oats was off 1.25 cents at...

Health

Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19,...

Crime

Sheriff: Woman put porn-stuffed Easter eggs in mailboxes

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A woman is accused of putting plastic Easter eggs filled with pornographic and other images inside...

Health

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF...

Business

Weekly Summary Corporate dividends, name changes, new listings

NEW YORK (AP) — Changes announced in corporate dividends Apr. 6-Apr. 9.INCREASED DIVIDENDSFuller HB .1625 from .16Lindsay Corp...

Health

No halt to culture wars during coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A partisan fight over voting in Wisconsin was the first issue linked to the coronavirus to make it to the...

Health

Great Lakes get extra funds for cleanups, invasive species

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Additional funds provided by Congress for Great Lakes environmental improvements will be used to...

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Yellowstone closure likely to delay summer tourist season

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park likely won't reopen until May or later, delaying the start of its traditional...

Health

US casino workers: Pay us through the shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers...

Health

A new $2.3 trillion Fed plan to aid localities and companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve unleashed a new series of moves Thursday to try to make loans available to states,...

Health

Pandemic has set the number of air travelers back decades

The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their...

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5-year-old Alaska girl is serious about keeping people safe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —Nova Knight is 5, and very serious about keeping others safe during the coronavirus outbreak.She said...

Health

Jimmie Johnson mulls future in red-flagged farewell season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, seven-time NASCAR champion and all-around Everyman, has added home-schooling elementary...

Health

General says coronavirus may affect more Navy ships

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard...

Health

Georgia postpones primaries again because of coronavirus

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia on Thursday postponed primary elections for the second time this year because of the coronavirus,...

Health

No social distancing in space: New crew greeted with hugs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three astronauts flew to the International Space Station on Thursday, departing the virus-plagued...

Health

Some churches confront virus restrictions on Easter services

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — At the holiest time of year for Christians, churches are wrestling with how to hold services amid...

Business

Phillips 66 to Host Annual Meeting of Shareholders

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 9, 2020--Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) will host its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday,...

Health

Point of order: Congress weighs how to govern from afar

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Congress" literally means to gather together. But the coronavirus pandemic and election year politics are...

Health

DC community volunteers provide food for locked-down needy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A line begins forming as a van pulls into the parking lot of a senior living center in southeast Washington....

Health

Wiped out of toilet paper? Here's why

What does toilet paper have to do with the global coronavirus pandemic?Nothing.Yet millions of people have been panicking about...

Health

Oklahoma City hospital closes due to coronavirus rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A hospital system has temporarily closed all but its emergency room and some outpatient services at an...

Health

Night lights at school fields across nation a 'sign of hope'

The virus outbreak weighed heavily on Brett Beesley's heart and mind as the Dumas High School principal drove past the stadium...

Business

Former Fox execs stay free on $15M bond each in soccer case

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives were allowed to remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three...

Health

Man awaiting retrial in deadly warehouse blaze may be freed

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man awaiting retrial in a fire that killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse may be...

Health

In Wisconsin, missing absentees spur questions and anger

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and election officials searched for answers Thursday about why an untold number of...

Health

US long-term mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at 3.33%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly lower this week after two weeks of declines amid...

Health

As pandemic deepens, Trump cycles through targets to blame

NEW YORK (AP) — First, it was the media that was at fault. Then, Democratic governors came under fire. China, President Barack...

Business

Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market

MOSCOW (AP) — Oil-producing countries including those of the OPEC cartel and Russia are trying to strike a global deal to pump...

Health

A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early...

Health

US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly 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,”...

Health

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today:1. FEDS DENY...

Business

Historic oil price plunge trashes sector's profit outlook

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a historic Wall Street crash it's been the energy sector that's suffering the worst selling, thanks to...

Business

AP Sportlight

April 151918 — Babe Ruth pitched a four-hitter for Boston in the season opener and drove in two runs in a 7-1 win over...

Health

Rural Indiana virus worry: ‘What more could I have done?'

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic surged into Sean Durbin’s farm-speckled Indiana county much faster than most...

Health

Justice delayed: Virus crisis upends courts system across US

BOSTON (AP) — Courthouses shuttered. Thousands of trials on hold. Legal deadlines pushed.The coronavirus pandemic has crippled...

Health

Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's intelligence chief was appointed on Thursday the country’s third prime minister-designate in just over a...

Health

Virus casts a dark cloud over once-thriving home market

BOSTON (AP) — When Rebeka McBride and her husband put their home in Washington state on the market in early March, the...

Sports

This Date in Baseball

April 141910 — William Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to throw out the first ball at a baseball opener in...

Business

Grains higher, livestock lower.

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

Health

Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a...

Business

Oil exploration firm claims discovery of huge Alaska deposit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An oil exploration firm has discovered a deposit of potentially 1.8 billion barrels in Alaska's North...

Crime

Missouri dad charged with accidentally shooting 8-year-old

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with accidentally shooting his 8-year-old child after giving a...

Crime

Guard accidentally shoots teen, himself on Chicago train

CHICAGO (AP) — A security guard and a 16-year-old girl were shot and wounded on a Chicago Transit Authority train early...

Health

'Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the...

Health

Docs, nurses give taxi driver rare fares during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolae Hent often would begin his day at JFK Airport, where he could clean his taxi while awaiting what might...

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For concierge, work and family provide focus during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe DeLuca’s daily commute starts in the blue-collar enclave of Staten Island and ends at one of Manhattan’s...

Health

Bodega owner: Coffee, food but no customers in 'ghost town'

NEW YORK (AP) — The shelves are stocked, the coffee percolating at Deli-licious delicatessen.The only thing missing are the...

Health

'We're all in with our patients': An ER doctor's virus fight

NEW YORK (AP) — The call comes over the emergency-room loudspeakers: Sick patient. Everyone needed.The patient is struggling to...

Health

A funeral director fights for New York's coronavirus dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesus Pujols has fetched the deceased from emergency rooms. He has stepped over bodies in refrigerated...

Health

Seeing sickness and death, paramedic fears the toll it takes

NEW YORK (AP) — Travis Kessel never imagined his work could hurt this much.The FDNY paramedic became hooked on helping people...

Health

LGBT rabbi who confronted AIDS crisis now faces COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Kleinbaum was installed in 1992 as rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan, considered the...

Health

'The View' co-host, broadcasting from the living room sofa

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Haines looked into an iPhone from her living room couch and delivered a live message to millions about...

Health

Show can't go on; Broadway actor tries to stay connected

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two weeks ago — when New Yorkers were first told to stay home to combat the spread of coronavirus —...

Health

As elderly are left alone, a race to deliver food they need

NEW YORK (AP) — Carla Brown still makes two visits a week to see her 77-year-old parents, remaining near the doorway while they...

Health

Georgia pushes back elections for the second time in response to the coronavirus, postponing May primaries until June

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia pushes back elections for the second time in response to the coronavirus, postponing May primaries until...

Health

Tornado or virus? Pandemic means tough sheltering decisions

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As each day brings the United States closer to peak severe weather season, Tornado Alley residents are...

Crime

Traveling minister accused of sexual misconduct with boys

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A traveling minister who was arrested this week in South Carolina on charges of sexual misconduct...

Health

How do Broadway stars cope with silent theaters? They sing

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus silenced Broadway. It could not silence two of its rising stars.Samantha Pauly and Brittney...

Health

Nation's only doctor governor offers sober voice on virus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his top aides were having a meeting about the coronavirus when the...

Sports

MLB Calendar

TBA — Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.June 3-4 — Owners meeting, New York.June 10-July 20 — Amateur draft...

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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 —...

Health

Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is...

Business

Cheniere Announces Timing of First Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 9, 2020--Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: LNG) announced today...

Health

Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10...

Health

Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration issued new guidelines to make...

Health

Amid virus disruption, Hall fears for Women's British Open

Georgia Hall is using Britain's lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak to do things she mightn’t otherwise have got round to...

Health

US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S.-Russian space crew blasted off Thursday to the International Space Station following a tight quarantine...

Sports

Brady: It was 'just time' to leave Pats for new challenge

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the...

Health

Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with...

Sports

AP Was There: Nicklaus wins epic battle for 5th green jacket

A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top best Masters. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been...

Health

Clippers working out together _ via video _ during shutdown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video...

News

Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood.Their...

Health

Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders to fight virus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn't let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter needed...

Health

The Latest: South Korea expects positive economic growth

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

Health

Asian shares mixed, Tokyo lower as Wall Street rally fades

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after a 3.4% gain on Wall Street overnight as investors chose a positive...

Health

The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob...

Health

Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans

As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already...

Health

Dems debate how to hit Trump on virus, economy amid crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are wrestling over how best to assail President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus...

Health

LeBron: Closure not likely unless Lakers can finish season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Instead of preparing for a playoff run, LeBron James is mostly spending the spring playing hoops with his...

Sports

Ex-Ranger Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child...

Health

Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S. and other countries are starting to...

Health

Dreaded uptick worldwide of dead spiritual leaders

The Louisiana pastor who preached courage from his deathbed. The nun who always insisted that her order “get down to brass...

Health

Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is rushing headlong into a conflict over the next coronavirus aid package as the White House wants...

Health

California to buy 200 million masks a month amid outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California plans to spend nearly $1 billion to buy up to 200 million masks each month to boost its...

Health

Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost virus fight

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

Sports

US women's gender discrimination case delayed

The trial date for a gender discrimination case filed by members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team has been pushed back...

Health

Trump to open more wildlife refuge land to hunting, fishing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100...

Health

Second US study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a...

Sports

After pleas, pro jumper vows not to leap in national parks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A professional jumper vowed Wednesday not to leap anymore from cliffs inside national parks after he...

News

Presidential betting gets axed quickly in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For just a moment, West Virginia was the only state in the country to allow betting on the...

Business

Tulsa's former Black Wall Street to be modernized with grant

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A $500,000 grant from the National Park service will be used to renovate buildings along Tulsa's former...

Health

Guatemala to resume deportation flights from US next week

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's government said Wednesday it will resume receiving deportation flights from the United States...

Health

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on...

News

9 challengers seek to beat Horn in Oklahoma's 5th District

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The re-election bid of U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, the only Democrat in the state's congressional delegation,...

Health

Hawaii mayor: Florida man flouting quarantine was 'covidiot'

HONOLULU (AP) — A mayor in Hawaii is calling a Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine a...

Health

UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virus

GENEVA (AP) — In a heartfelt plea for unity, the World Health Organization's chief sought Wednesday to rise above sharp...

Health

Girl who inspired Charlotte's Web marijuana oil dies

DENVER (AP) — A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew...

Health

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic...

Health

Wisconsin worried about spike in virus cases due to election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The decision to forge ahead with Wisconsin's election amid a pandemic has stirred fears about a possible...

News

Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Clinton scandal, dies at 70

WASHINGTON (AP) — Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998...

Health

First lady spreads Easter cheer to workers during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is spreading some colorful Easter cheer to workers on the front lines of the coronavirus...

News

Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of US senator from Hawaii, dies

HONOLULU (AP) — Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii and the founding CEO of the...

Health

Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors...

Business

Union outraged after Ohio paper cuts staff, limits coverage

CLEVELAND (AP) — Owners of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland laid off 22 more journalists and told the remaining 14...

Health

Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To curb the coronavirus spread, Los Angeles has embarked on a massive effort to bring thousands of homeless...

Health

Doctor's death highlights limits of coronavirus death count

NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass' family begged him to work from home. He refused,...

Health

BET plans all-star coronavirus special; Broadway stays dark

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

Health

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

NEW YORK (AP) —Lala, a 3-month-old black Lab, romped into Ufuoma George’s life a few weeks ago, just as she retreated into her...

Business

EPA proposes buyout of homes contaminated by arsenic mine

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to buy several homes contaminated by arsenic from a...

Sports

Lafreniere tops list of NHL draft-eligible prospects

It makes little difference to Alexis Lafreniere when, where or how he’ll learn about being selected in the NHL draft.The...

Sports

Taylor encouraged by free agent haul as Bengals rebuild

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati had a list of top targets heading into free agency, and coach Zac Taylor says the Bengals got the...

Health

Business Highlights

___Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higherWASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another...

Health

Mayor says virus has hit black, Hispanic New Yorkers hard

NEW YORK (AP) — New data shows New York City’s death toll from COVID-19 has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic...

Health

Black voters weighed history, health in Wisconsin election

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — After going to sleep angry and afraid to vote, Xavier Thomas woke up on election day in Wisconsin...

News

Loretta Lynn's bond with Patsy Cline remains strong

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn only knew each other a short time before Cline’s death at the age of 30,...

Health

New Jersey, Virginia push back primaries amid outbreak

New Jersey and Virginia on Wednesday joined at least 15 other states in delaying their primaries amid the coronavirus pandemic...

Health

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors focused on the optimistic side of data about the trajectory...

Health

Wisconsin's pandemic election puts focus on state's court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court can look no further than...

Health

US charges 2 with terror crimes over threats to spread virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department charged two people with federal terrorism offenses on Wednesday for allegedly claiming...

Health

A path forward: NBA, NHL and MLB tinker with restart options

While the world wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest U.S.-based sports leagues currently affected by the...

News

Police: Body of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's grandson found

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities recovered the body of a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on...

Health

Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working...

Health

At emergency March meetings Fed pledged to use full arsenal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials pledged at two emergency meetings last month to use their full arsenal to bolster...

Sports

Fan sues Woods, caddie, claiming he was pushed 2 years ago

A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Tiger Woods and his caddie, claiming he suffered injuries from the caddie pushing him...

News

Czech glass artist Jaroslava Brychtova dies at 95

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslava Brychtova, a Czech glass artist whose sculptures and other works created together with her late husband...

Health

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___April 8The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic...

News

VP talk could intensify with Harris fundraising moves

California Sen. Kamala Harris made two notable fundraising moves Wednesday that are sure to fuel speculation about her...

Sports

Rhule: Bridgewater was 'right fit' because he knows offense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — First-year head coach Matt Rhule said Teddy Bridgewater’s familiarity with the team’s offensive scheme...

Sports

NC State accepts NCAA case referral for independent process

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied...

Business

Trump-Biden election off-limits for US bettors (so far)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Double down on Donald, or bet big on Biden? Plenty of Americans would like the chance to place a bet...

Business

Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed.

Wheat for May was off 1 cent at 5.4825 a bushel; May. corn fell 1.50 cents at 3.30 a bushel, May oats was up 1.25 cents at...

Health

Oklahoma's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 79; cases top 1,500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpassed 1,500 on Wednesday and the number of COVID-19 deaths...

Health

Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If you're a census slacker and haven't yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal...

Sports

NCAA grants DePaul's Coleman-Lands 6th year of eligibility

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Wednesday.Coleman-Lands...

News

Flood risk remains a concern along eastern Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding remains a concern in several states along the Missouri River, even though the weather has been kind...

Business

'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas L. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers”...

Health

New Jersey delays primary to July because of virus outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey pushed back its primary to July 7 from June 2 because of the coronavrus outbreak under an...

Health

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is delaying the June primary elections for Congress by two weeks because of the coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is delaying the June primary elections for Congress by two weeks because of...

Health

VIRUS DIARY: Life with an essential worker is a daily dance

ATLANTA (AP) — The daily dance begins when he arrives at the door. I meet him, prop the door open and quickly take a few steps...

Business

Iran says US oil production must be known before OPEC+ call

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran demanded on Wednesday that U.S. oil production levels must be known before an upcoming OPEC meeting...

Health

A sad Holy Week after virus death of 1st Catholic priest

NEW YORK (AP) — “Animo!”Courage!In life, the Rev. Jorge Ortiz-Garay would repeat the word in Spanish when he encouraged...

Business

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't...

News

Allen Garfield, elite '70s character actor, dies at 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Garfield, the veteran character actor who was a vital player in classic 1970s films like “The...

News

Review: Alvarez returns with a stunning reflection on loss

“Afterlife,” by Julia Alvarez (Algonquin Books)I like to imagine fiction writers are a fairly collegial bunch when they’re not...

Health

Mexico reports 108 COVID-19 deaths in US, most in New York

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday that at least 108 Mexicans have died of complications related to...

Health

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the state's primary will move from June 2 to July 7 due to the coronavirus outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the state's primary will move from June 2 to July 7 due to the...

Health

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...

Health

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in...

Health

Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans

NEW YORK (AP) —The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo after some of the bank's thousands of...

News

7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like...

Sports

Track world championships rescheduled for July 2022

The first major domino tipped in the wake of the Olympic postponement on Wednesday when track leaders rescheduled next year's...

Health

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s...

Health

Judge rejects government's bid to block airline-data merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a government attempt to block Sabre Corp. from buying Farelogix Inc. in a $360...

Health

Bocelli: It's not a concert for coronavirus, it's a prayer

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Duomo of Milan on Easter Sunday sending a message of love and hope to the world...

Health

John Prine's wife remembers late singer, praises caregivers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine said she was able to sit with her husband in the...

Health

Burton to donate 500,000 respirator masks across Northeast

The Burton snowboard company is donating 500,000 respirator masks to hospitals across the Northeast, harnessing the company's...

Business

Grains lower, livestock mixed.

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

Health

Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban, but group hasn't verified

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan released 100 Taliban prisoners Wednesday, claiming they were among 5,000 detainees to be...

Health

DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pick-up basketball games. Crowds gathering at an outdoor fish market. Family hikes along trails in Rock Creek...

Sports

Falcons to wear all-black home uniforms as part of redesign

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are moving to black pants with black jerseys for their home uniforms in 2020 as part of a...

Health

Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy...

Crime

Arkansas State University student injured in campus shooting

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University was placed on lockdown for several hours after a student was shot in the leg...

Sports

Column: Masters in November is better than no Masters at all

C.T. Pan could become a footnote in history at Augusta National. Imagine qualifying for his first Masters and then having to...

Health

Coronavirus scams: guard against fraud cures and other cons

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Con artists are finding lots of marks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watchdog groups and authorities report a...

Crime

Authorities: Suspect in Tennessee stabbing was truck driver

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed three employees and wounded a customer at a Tennessee travel center before...

News

Cuteness alert: Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens

MIAMI (AP) — Providing exactly what's needed in these trying times, Zoo Miami has shared images of two clouded leopard cubs.The...

Health

Voting rights disputes in virus era spark court battles

Wisconsin's chaotic primary may just be the beginning. Both major parties are preparing for a monthslong, state-by-state legal...

Health

Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of the coronavirus, it did not go well for many...

Health

Former MLS player helping Spain in fight against coronavirus

MADRID (AP) — Toni Dovale has a different routine than most Spanish soccer players during the coronavirus pandemic.While some...

Health

Tuesday Sports in Brief

NHLNHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility Tuesday of not completing the regular season in order to squeeze in...

Sports

AP Was There: Faldo wins a Masters known for Shark tanking

A panel of 15 golf writers was asked to vote on the best Masters. Stories about those tournaments are being republished this...

Health

Lives Lost: A Louisiana grandmother 'took care of everyone'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mary Louise Brown Morgan kept a garden full of rosebushes and just about every kind of fruit tree, from...

Health

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout...

Health

The Latest: Bars, clubs in Seoul closed to halt virus spread

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

Health

'A lot of pain.' NY has biggest 1-day jump in virus deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state reported 731 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, its biggest jump since the start of the outbreak,...

Crime

Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch...

Health

Trump challenges authority, independence of agency watchdogs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs...

Health

Twitter's Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

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

Health

Asian shares mostly lower on worries about pandemic damage

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower, gyrating in early Wednesday trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus...

Sports

Arizona's Mannion joins Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA...

Health

NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the...

Health

Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside...

Sports

Redskins weigh drafting Chase Young vs. trading No. 2 pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has long seemed like a virtual certainty that the Redskins will take Chase Young with the second pick in...

Health

Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs...

Health

Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an unproven...

Health

Oklahoma State's Gundy targets May 1 return to football

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday he hopes to have his team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable...

Health

Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press secretary and adding...

Business

Judge refuses to approve fire victims letter attacking PG&E

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to put his stamp of approval on a letter to Northern California wildfire...

Sports

Former Eagles running back/returner Timmy Brown dies at 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in...

Crime

3 fatally stabbed, suspect killed by deputy at travel center

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man fatally stabbed three people and wounded a fourth at a Tennessee travel center Tuesday morning...

Crime

Democrat Carroll Foy files to run for Virginia governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy has filed paperwork to run what could be a history-making...

Health

Trump blasts world health group, defends early virus steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying...

Business

With no theaters, film fans find ways to gather virtually

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media...

Health

Trump seeks $250 billion for payrolls in virus aid showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress races to craft the next coronavirus rescue package, President Donald Trump's sudden request...

Health

Georgia governor weighs `new options' amid virus backlash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's governor is “considering new options” after being criticized by local officials for his order...

Crime

Ex-inmate who escaped conviction in fatal riot back in jail

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware inmate who escaped conviction for his alleged involvement in a fatal prison riot is back...

Health

Oklahoma governor again calls for more virus testing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday again called for more residents to be tested for the coronavirus...

Health

Iconic sports cities turn eerie during coronavirus shutdown

They are cities defined by iconic sporting events.When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is...

Health

Parties ready for court battles over virus-era voting rights

Wisconsin's chaotic primary may just be the beginning. Both major parties are preparing for a monthslong, state-by-state legal...

Health

Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world

MIAMI (AP) — Until a month ago, Diana Leticia Hernández sold face cream door to door in Miami. Her husband painted houses. The...

Crime

Sheriff: 2nd arrest in connection with kidnapping, killing

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana said a second man has been arrested in connection with the weekend kidnapping and...

Health

Microsoft engineer adapts fan-tracking app for COVID-19 use

A Microsoft engineer who designed an app to track North Dakota State University football fans on their annual trek to Texas for...

Health

Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'

SEATTLE (AP) — A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of...

Sports

Dayton's Obi Toppin wins Wooden Award as top hoops player

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Obi Toppin of Dayton won the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s outstanding college basketball...

Health

'Hawaii Five-0, 'Good Doctor' benefit from stay-at-homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Two television shows that were saying farewell last week — one permanently and the other for a few months — may...

Health

Navy boss resigns amid uproar over firing of ship captain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, bringing to a climax an extraordinary drama that he...

Health

Mississippi State AD 'disappointed' in Leach's noose tweet

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and...

Sports

Raiders sign DB Damarious Randall to 1-year deal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed defensive back Damarious Randall to a one-year contract in their latest...

Health

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is...

Health

Players, managers intrigued by MLB's all-Arizona option

Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered...

Health

Daughter's boyfriend charged in killings of doctor, husband

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a teenager with fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin physician and...

Crime

Autopsy: Therapist's wife, kids died from violence, Benadryl

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The wife and three children of a physical therapist who has been charged with their deaths died from...

Health

Brockers grateful to rejoin Rams after Ravens deal collapsed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Brockers began his first trip into free agency with uncertainty and excitement about what might be...

News

Mississippi governor declares Confederate Heritage Month

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has declared April as Confederate Heritage Month.The first-year...

Crime

Judge: Man wrongly convicted can take Detroit cops to trial

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for a trial or financial settlement in the case of a Detroit man who spent 25 years...

Health

Most people on Antarctica cruise ship have the coronavirus

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Nearly 60 percent of 217 people — many from Australia, Europe and the United States — on board a...

Health

Families protest as veterans nursing home emptied for virus

ATLANTA (AP) — With her husband's Veterans Affairs nursing home closed to visitors to guard against the coronavirus, Linda...

Crime

California court tosses case against Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California court tosses case against Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape.

Health

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed modestly lower Tuesday on Wall Street after a rally faded in the last few minutes of trading following a sudden...

Sports

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is entering the NBA draft.Stanley announced his decision Tuesday after...

Crime

NTSB: School district shares blame for crash that killed 3

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a northern Indiana school district is...

Crime

Kentucky offender let out of prison by Bevin charged by feds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who had sex crime convictions commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin last year has been...

Sports

Burton, Earnhardt, Edwards headline Hall of Fame nominees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards were among the new nominees for NASCAR's next Hall of...

Health

Prominent Ohio Democrat Brown endorses Biden for president

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s most prominent Democrat on Tuesday endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president, with his...

Business

Grains mixed, livestock lower.

Wheat for May fell 6.50 cents at 5.4925 a bushel; May. corn rose 3.75 cents at 3.3150 a bushel, May oats was up .75 cent at...

Health

Coronavirus pandemic breeds Washington lobbying boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has gut-punched global markets, put 6.6 million Americans out of work and raised the...

Health

Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board for the...

Health

Judge: R Kelly must remain locked up amid coronavirus crisis

NEW YORK (AP) —A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied R&B singer R. Kelly's request for release from jail in Chicago...

Sports

Buccaneers unveil new, yet familiar look for next season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in for a new look in 2020.Building on momentum created by the signing of...

Health

McGrath outpaces McConnell in fundraising for Kentucky race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath raised substantially more campaign cash than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Health

Red Sox ace Sale confident he'll be strong after Tommy John

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale says he has no regrets about the timing of his recent Tommy John surgery and is...

Business

Russia flatly denies US allegation of World Cup bid bribes

GENEVA (AP) — Russian officials on Tuesday flatly denied bribing a FIFA voter with millions of dollars to support the country's...

Sports

Maryland star Jalen Smith to leave school for NBA draft

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of...

Health

RSL will cut salaries, some employees will be furloughed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake has announced it will cut the salaries of some employees and furlough others while play is...

Health

Ex-MLB player finishes medical school, primes to fight virus

NEW YORK (AP) — If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work.But the fill-in first baseman for the...

Health

Candy maker says THC-laced product in donations was fake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Candy infused with the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that sickened Utah children after it was...

Health

Holdout governors: Some states don't need stay-at-home order

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even as most Americans are under orders from their governor to stay at home to slow the spread of the...

Health

Border wall workers in New Mexico spark coronavirus anxiety

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some residents of a southern New Mexico village, immigrant advocates and others are raising concerns...

Crime

Lawyers list drugs in driver's system in motorcycle deaths

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A truck driver charged in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists had fentanyl, morphine and a chemical...

Health

Ripken heads charity campaign, longs for baseball's return

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cal Ripken Jr. has launched a campaign to help feed children and families across the country during the...

Crime

Mother of 5-year-old found dead pleads not guilty to abuse

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old girl found dead in Alabama last year pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to...

Health

Correction: Virus Outbreak-REI story

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story April 6, 2020, about furloughs at outdoor retailer REI due to the coronavirus outbreak, The...

Health

U. of Michigan reaching out to ex-athletes about late doctor

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking...

Health

Paul recovered from coronavirus; volunteering at hospital

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that he has recovered from the coronavirus and has started volunteering...

Sports

Immelman has big shoes to fill as Presidents Cup captain

Trevor Immelman of South Africa has big shoes to fill as the next International captain for the Presidents Cup, and that goes...

Health

Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party in pandemic

MIAMI (AP) — They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a...

Crime

Judge: Death penalty on table for synagogue massacre suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a bid by the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to have the death...

Health

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after...

Health

Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company said Monday that it's started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands...

Health

New York records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its worst day yet of the outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — New York records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its worst day yet of the outbreak.

Business

Grains mixed, livestock higher.

\CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell...

Health

When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?

LONDON (AP) — The measure of a nation — its DNA, or sometimes its political system — becomes more visible when its leader is...

Health

AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

NEW YORK (AP) — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas...

Health

Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a healthy number of job openings in February, evidence that the job market was in...

Crime

Judge grants Iowa inmate's request for DNA test in 1976 case

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered DNA testing on a hat left at the scene of a fatal 1976 shooting that an Iowa...

News

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham leaving job without ever briefing press, to be first lady's chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham leaving job without ever briefing press, to be first lady's...

Sports

Cam Newton feels like 'fish out of water' as free agent

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he feels like a “fish out of a water” being a free agent for the first time in his...

Health

Tasked with schoolwork help, many US parents lack English

Since her daughters' school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the role of their primary...

Sports

AP Was There: Snead tops Hogan in playoff to win '54 Masters

A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has...

Health

Spirit AeroSystems announces temporary layoffs

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of Spirit AeroSystems employees in Wichita and other locations are being furloughed for three...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18April 12: Actress Jane Withers is 94. Musician Herbie Hancock is 80. Musician...

Health

White House pushes unproven drug for virus, but doctors wary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration are promoting an anti-malaria drug not officially approved for...

Health

John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president

ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective...

Business

Genesis Energy, L.P. to Present at the 2020 STRH Power, Utilities and Midstream Summit

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) announced today that it will participate in the 2020...

Business

Global Cryogenic Valve Market: Insight, Competition and Forecast (2020-2025) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--The "Global Cryogenic Valve Market - Analysis By Type (Globe, Ball, Gate, Check, Others),...

Health

Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, echoing the rally on Wall Street, amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus...

Health

Monday Sports in Brief

GOLFThe Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The U.S. Open now is scheduled in...

Health

NHL playoff scenarios run the gamut of where, when and how

Shorts and skates don’t usually mix. Maintaining NHL-quality ice in August or holding a Stanley Cup Final in September? Those...

Health

Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her....

Health

Lives Lost: A mismatched pair's love story ends with virus

He was a by-the-book, buttoned-up conservative whose opinions could be quick and blunt. She was a free-thinking,...

Health

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

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

Health

Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Donald Trump...

Business

US prosecutors allege bribes in 2018, 2022 World Cup votes

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes...

Sports

Gamecocks’ Boston wins Leslie Award as nation’s best center

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina freshman Aliyah Boston has won the Lisa Leslie Award given to the top center in women’s...

News

Body of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's daughter recovered

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The body of the daughter of former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was located in about 25 feet of...

Health

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or...

Health

Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend...

Health

NBA coaches prepare for possible intriguing playoff matchups

With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches...

Health

Legislature approves broad new powers for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature on Monday granted sweeping new powers to the governor to respond to the...

Sports

Stanford point guard Tyrell Terry declares for NBA draft

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford freshman point guard Tyrell Terry has declared for the NBA draft.Terry announced his decision...

Sports

New women's coach Schaefer answering a 'calling' to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For Vic Schaefer, the decision to take over the Texas women's basketball program was profoundly...

Health

Trump slams watchdog report on hospitals engulfed by virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday disputed the veracity of a federal survey that found hospitals faced severe...

Health

US judge won't block gun store closures in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to block Los Angeles officials from shutting down gun stores as...

Health

Businesses wait for word, money after applying for SBA loans

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners hoping for quick loans from the government were in a holding pattern Monday — waiting on...

Health

California lends 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada,...

Sports

Michigan's DeJulius intends to enter transfer portal

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard David DeJulius intends to enter the transfer portal.The school announced the sophomore's...

Health

3M, U.S. reach agreement that allows mask exports to Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Manufacturing giant 3M said Monday it has an agreement with the Trump administration that will allow the company...

Sports

Beloved Tigers star, Hall of Famer Al Kaline dies at 85

DETROIT (AP) — Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit...

Sports

Like old times: Houston Open moved to week before Masters

HOUSTON (AP) — For this most unusual year, the Houston Open gets its old spot back one week before the Masters.Augusta National...

Health

White House: States need to better calibrate supply requests

The White House said Monday that some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus...

Health

ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

A class-action lawsuit filed Monday seeks the release of hundreds of high-risk inmates at a federal lockup in Louisiana where...

Sports

AP-Sportlight

Spokane (AP) — April 41937 — Byron Nelson shoots a 283 to win the Masters by two strokes over Ralph Guldahl.1938 — Henry Picard...

Business

LA Rams hope to run ball by committee without Todd Gurley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' unceremonious release of Todd Gurley left an enormous hole in the middle of their...

News

Supreme Court blocks extended absentee voting in Wisconsin primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court blocks extended absentee voting in Wisconsin primary.

Health

US weighs 'war bonds'; Facebook launches virus survey

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