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 2020-04-02 18:51 

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Virus hits NYC hardest in a few working-class neighborhoods...

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in a few poorer New York City neighborhoods where telecommuting isn't an option and there are more likely to be many people living......

 2020-04-02 18:45 

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West Virginia doctor charged with groping VA patient...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia has been charged with groping and injuring a patient.Dr. Jonathan Yates was charged in a criminal......

 2020-04-02 18:44 

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Amid litigation, milestone hit in ER boarding crisis...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire accomplished a major mental health care milestone last week when for the first time in eight years, no one was waiting in a hospital emergency room for an......

 2020-04-02 18:33 

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Mississippi withholds some health prep stats about virus...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents are unlikely to find out how much medical equipment is available in the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic because agencies are either......

 2020-04-02 18:31 

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US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government Thursday eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men and other key groups because of a drop in the nation's blood supply triggered by the coronavirus......

 2020-04-02 18:27 

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The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule...

MIAMI (AP) — Orlando's Steve Clifford figures he's like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents,......

 2020-04-02 18:26 

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Radio host gets 25 years in Ponzi scheme targeting listeners...

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas radio host and financial consultant who admitted to conning elderly listeners out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme was sentenced to 25 years in prison.The......

 2020-04-02 18:20 

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'Mind boggling': Last week's WA jobless claims set record...

OLYMPIA, Wash (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in Washington set a new record last week, with tens of thousands more people in the state filing new claims as non-essential......

 2020-04-02 18:16 

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Indiana gets dozens of price gouging complaints amid virus...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general said Thursday that dozens of Hoosiers have contacted his office to complain about merchants charging exorbitant prices for toilet paper, food,......

 2020-04-02 18:13 

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Nevada jobless claims pile up, governor concedes problems...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 71,400 people filed for unemployment in Nevada last week, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor, pushing the number of jobless claims since......

 2020-04-02 18:10 

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Backers of California tax initiative submit signatures...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Supporters of a proposed amendment to the California Constitution that would raise property taxes on some businesses by up to $12 billion a year announced Thursday they......

 2020-04-02 18:07 

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Feds propose $611,000 fine at Seattle-area nursing home...

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities have proposed a $611,000 fine for a Seattle-area nursing home connected to at least 40 coronavirus deaths.State regulators and the Centers for Medicare......

 2020-04-02 18:04 

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AP-NORC poll: Widespread support for virus relief package...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that positive views of the nation's economy are down dramatically just since January, with 60%......

 2020-04-02 18:03 

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AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus...

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of all working Americans report some kind of income loss affecting themselves or a member of their household due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans......

 2020-04-02 18:02 

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SC to give 1st responders virus data to help protect them...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina public health officials are creating a statewide database of addresses of known positive COVID-19 cases, a secure tool only made available to first responders......

 2020-04-02 18:01 

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AP-NORC poll: Half of working Americans say they or a household member have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic...

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP-NORC poll: Half of working Americans say they or a household member have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-02 18:00 

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SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online...

NEW YORK (AP) — The popcorn will be bring your own and the barbecue won't be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the......

 2020-04-02 17:57 

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Agonizing decisions being made in Spain's virus hot spots...

ZARZA DE TAJO, Spain (AP) — Raquel Fernndez watched as cemetery workers lowered her grandmother's casket into the grave and placed it on top of the coffin of her grandfather, buried just three......

 2020-04-02 17:52 

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Suit seeks Illinois inmates' release due to coronavirus...

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Chicago seeks an order directing state officials "to drastically reduce Illinois's prison population" on grounds that hundreds of inmates are......

 2020-04-02 17:42 

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Court upholds Phoenix airport's Uber, Lyft fees...

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix airport can raise fees for Uber and Lyft to operate on its property, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The justices unanimously upheld the $4 pickup and......

 2020-04-02 17:36 

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Pressure mounting for Iowa stay-at-home order from governor...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pressure from medical experts and politicians mounted Thursday on Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to issue a statewide stay-at-home order, despite her repeated insistence that such......

 2020-04-02 17:34 

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Unemployment up again, Illinois receives 178K initial claims...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois continued to share in the nation's economic pain wrought by COVID-19 with 178,421 unemployment claims filed last week.The 56% jump, from 114,114 a week......

 2020-04-02 17:31 

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Hoops dream: Florida walk-on relishes moment years in making...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sutherland was sitting near the end of Florida's bench, sandwiched between teammates, when he heard the chants. They were faint at first, growing louder and clearer......

 2020-04-02 17:29 

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Sen. Jones: Alabama should issue statewide stay-home order...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Doug Jones said Thursday he believes the state should issue a statewide stay-home order, as other states have done, to limit the spread of the......

 2020-04-02 17:26 

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Dr. Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead.The creation from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee features......

 2020-04-02 17:26 

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Stimulus aid for 'small business' will go to some big chains...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that......

 2020-04-02 17:19 

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Wisconsin doctor, husband targeted and killed, police say...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison police investigators were working Thursday to determine why a respected physician and her husband were targeted and killed.The bodies......

 2020-04-02 17:17 

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'Top Gun Maverick' postponed to December due to coronavirus...

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's summer movie season is all but finished. "Top Gun Maverick" became the latest would-be blockbuster to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.Paramount......

 2020-04-02 17:12 

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Fire officials save cold kitten that was stuck on a roof...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A kitten stuck on a roof in the cold was saved by firefighters in Georgia.The 6-week-old kitten was nursed back to health Wednesday after her rescue, Cobb County Fire......

 2020-04-02 17:05 

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Appellate court drops claim against Pulse shooter's employer...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appellate court upheld a lower court's ruling that a security firm employing the gunman responsible for a gay nightclub shooting can't be held liable for......

 2020-04-02 16:58 

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Judge who presided over terrorism trials dies of coronavirus...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, has died of the coronavirus. He was 87.Duffy died Wednesday in Greenwich......

 2020-04-02 16:38 

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26 infected with Covid-19 at Mexican hospital; doctor dead...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is sanitizing a public hospital in a northern steel town that has become the center of a Covid-19 outbreak that has sickened at least 26 members of its......

 2020-04-02 16:32 

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One new death as Minnesota's COVID-19 cases rise to 742...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One more Minnesota resident has died from COVID-19, raising the state's total to 18, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday,.The state's confirmed cases......

 2020-04-02 16:27 

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North Dakota COVID-19 cases continue rise; no new deaths...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Thursday confirmed 12 more cases of the coronavirus, three weeks after the state's first positive test of COVID-19.The North Dakota......

 2020-04-02 16:17 

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What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemic...

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — When Belarus' president last made a public appearance he wore protective gear, but it wasn't for the coronavirus. Alexander Lukashenko, who derides global concerns over......

 2020-04-02 16:12 

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Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosed...

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which......

 2020-04-02 16:07 

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Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70...

CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 70.The White Sox said he died Wednesday......

 2020-04-02 15:49 

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Stitt calls special session, declares health emergency...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt called Thursday for a special session of the Legislature as part of his declaration of a health emergency in all 77 counties.Declaring a......

 2020-04-02 15:42 

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To share or not to share, that is the question for Sam Hunt...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Hunt's sophomore album opens and closes with two of the most personal songs he's ever written, as he draws from his own life to paint candid portraits for listeners.But......

 2020-04-02 15:16 

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Nebraska unemployment surges again as virus forces closures...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska saw another record-setting surge in unemployment claims last week as the new coronavirus forced more businesses to close and lay off workers, according to new data......

 2020-04-02 15:15 

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Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the......

 2020-04-02 15:06 

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Trump says he expects Russia, Saudis to cut oil production...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will end an oil war and dramatically cut production.The global gut in production, coupled with......

 2020-04-02 14:39 

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'Lost Children' author: Writers must 'document' pandemic...

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooped up at her Bronx home with her daughter and a niece because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli says she has lowered the "volume and speed" of her......

 2020-04-02 14:38 

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The Latest: Cheyenne River Sioux restrict visitors...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota (all times local):9:30 a.m.The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said it is setting up checkpoints on roads......

 2020-04-02 14:32 

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Unemployment claims reach new record high in Maine...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Unemployment claims in Maine have reached a new record high, surpassing a previous high mark attributed to the outbreak of coronavirus.There were about 23,800 initial......

 2020-04-02 14:31 

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James Patterson sets up fund to help indie booksellers...

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has a history of helping independent bookstores.The best-selling novelist has donated millions in recent years to booksellers, while also giving millions to......

 2020-04-02 14:26 

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Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers...

PARIS (AP) — The worldwide race to protect people against being infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear......

 2020-04-02 14:23 

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As business vaporizes, Europe focuses on avoiding layoffs...

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the new coronavirus spreads across Europe, ravaging economies and killing thousands, governments and the European Union are focusing much of their economic rescue efforts on......

 2020-04-02 14:14 

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Russia's Putin orders month of non-work to curb coronavirus...

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month to curb the spread of the coronavirus.Speaking in a televised address to the......

 2020-04-02 14:11 

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Feds seek breakup of Altria-Juul deal on antitrust grounds...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette startup Juul Labs, saying their partnership amounted to......

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