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 2020-03-31 14:39 

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Kentucky legislative staffer tests positive for coronavirus...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A staff member for the Kentucky legislature has tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to an email sent to Legislative Research Commission employees.The......

 2020-03-31 14:32 

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Essentia places 500 on unpaid leave as revenue declines...

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Essentia Health has placed 500 employees on unpaid leave as it deals with the financial impact of canceled surgeries and appointments because of the coronavirus pandemic.......

 2020-03-31 14:28 

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Marriott says new data breach affects 5.2 million guests...

Marriott says guests' names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years.Marriott......

 2020-03-31 14:27 

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Vermont candidates do not need to gather signatures to run...

MONTPELIER Vt, (AP) — Vermont is making temporary changes to its election laws amid the outbreak of new coronavirus, Secretary of State Jim Condos said.Candidates will no longer have to......

 2020-03-31 14:25 

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US consumer confidence sinks as virus begins having impact...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in March as the impact of the coronavirus began to be felt.The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its confidence index dropped to a......

 2020-03-31 14:13 

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NJ, U.S. law enforcement partnering over COVID-19 scams...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's U.S. attorney and the state attorney general have teamed up to crack down on fraud stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito and......

 2020-03-31 14:05 

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New Hampshire getting another $147M from virus aid package...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more aid and Gov. Chris Sununu has asked some hospital rules to be waived during the coronavirus pandemic. More on developments:RELIEF......

 2020-03-31 13:32 

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Stocks open slightly lower; market is on track for its biggest quarterly decline since the fourth quarter of 2008...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open slightly lower; market is on track for its biggest quarterly decline since the fourth quarter of 2008....

 2020-03-31 13:18 

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The Latest: Sanford doctor has COVID-19, patients alerted...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota (all times local):8:15 a.m.Sanford is currently identifying patients and others who may have had......

 2020-03-31 13:18 

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West Virginia hospital announces closure amid pandemic...

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — The only hospital in a southern West Virginia county is closing after the coronavirus crisis disrupted attempts to sell the business, WOWK-TV reports.Williamson......

 2020-03-31 13:13 

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EU chief: Fighting virus should not erode democratic rights...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official urged member countries Tuesday to respect the bloc's core values amid fears that restrictions imposed by some national governments to combat the......

 2020-03-31 12:57 

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Fed steps in once again to try to smooth out lending markets...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is intervening once again to try to smooth out the world's lending markets, this time by lending dollars to other central banks in exchange for Treasurys.......

 2020-03-31 12:57 

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak...

The mounting death toll from the virus outbreak in the United States has it poised to overtake China's tally of 3,300 deaths, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying up to 1 million more health......

 2020-03-31 12:54 

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US home prices rose at 3.1% annually in January...

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. home price growth was showing signs of acceleration in January, a sign of the solid demand that existed before the coronavirus outbreak caused millions of job losses and......

 2020-03-31 12:52 

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'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19...

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan's last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release.ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary......

 2020-03-31 12:15 

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Feed the soul: In chaotic times, gardening becomes therapy...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dig. Plant. Breathe.As spring's arrival in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with government stay-at-home orders, the itch to get outside has turned backyard......

 2020-03-31 12:10 

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New online store offers help to shuttered indie booksellers...

Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many of the country's stores.......

 2020-03-31 12:07 

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NYC reports 1st coronavirus death of a person under 18...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City reported its first coronavirus death of a person under 18 years old as the number of fatalities in the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak continued to rise......

 2020-03-31 12:00 

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Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter...

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain's royal family to — well, it's unclear. International celebrities, charity......

 2020-03-31 11:58 

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Outbreak leads to push to close Wichita abortion clinic...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An official in the Wichita area wants to temporarily close an abortion clinic during the coronavirus pandemic that has spawned another outbreak of cases at a Kansas nursing......

 2020-03-31 11:29 

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Assailant with ax, machete wounds man in southern Germany...

BERLIN (AP) — An assailant armed with an ax and a machete threatened a woman and wounded a man who came to her help in southern Germany on Tuesday, police said.The suspect, a 27-year-old......

 2020-03-31 11:12 

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Parents feel virus shutdowns leave disabled students behind...

BOSTON (AP) — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to......

 2020-03-31 11:08 

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US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief...

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and......

 2020-03-31 10:55 

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Florida sheriff wants new leads following Netflix series...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff is asking for new leads in the disappearance of the former husband of a big cat sanctuary owner featured in the new Netflix series "Tiger......

 2020-03-31 10:29 

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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. WHERE VIRUS IS USED AS AN EXCUSE TO QUELL DISSENT In places like Serbia, Hungary......

 2020-03-31 10:13 

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EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous......

 2020-03-31 09:25 

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Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chief...

BERLIN (AP) — The top U.N. climate official on Tuesday chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission, which environmental campaigners say shows no real ambition to increase......

 2020-03-31 09:14 

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Inflation in Europe sags amid outbreak, oil price decline...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro currency sagged to 0.7% in March from 1.2% February as the virus outbreak and an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and......

 2020-03-31 09:10 

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Europe's trade system with Iran finally makes first deal...

BERLIN (AP) — European countries trying to keep Iran's nuclear deal with world powers alive said Tuesday that a system they set up to enable trade with Tehran has finally concluded its first......

 2020-03-31 08:28 

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Ukraine approves legislation in a bid for IMF aid...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has voted to lift the ban on the sale of farmland in a move that would allow the country to get $8 billion worth of aid from the International Monetary......

 2020-03-31 08:06 

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China's Huawei says '19 sales up 19% despite U.S. sanctions...

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday its sales rose 19.1% last year over 2018 despite U.S. sanctions that hampered its smartphone and network equipment businesses.Huawei......

 2020-03-31 07:30 

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Extroverts (and introverts, too) face quarantine challenges...

Within days, Vicktery Zimmerman had figured out how to connect with friends and family even as she and her husband shelter in place at their Chicago home.There are the FaceTime calls.......

 2020-03-31 07:24 

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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street health-care-led rally...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed after some benchmarks lost earlier gains Tuesday, following a rally in U.S. stocks that mostly was spurred by health care companies' announcements of......

 2020-03-31 07:23 

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The Latest: U.S. set to surpass China's toll of 3,300 deaths...

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can......

 2020-03-31 07:19 

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Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemic...

LONDON (AP) — As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world's......

 2020-03-31 07:14 

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Philip Morris USA sets limited restart at South Richmond...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Philip Morris USA plans a limited restart of production at its South Richmond plant next week, 10 days after it shut down the factory because of the coronavirus outbreak,......

 2020-03-31 06:56 

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Deadline for rural broadband internet grants extended...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended a deadline for funding requests by rural communities and businesses seeking to improve high-speed broadband internet......

 2020-03-31 06:41 

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North Carolinians urged not to have hairdressers visit homes...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina residents are being urged by officials not to set up house calls for hairdressers and massage therapists during the stay-at-home order for the coronavirus......

 2020-03-31 06:41 

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US nears China's virus death toll as New York calls for help...

NEW YORK (AP) — The mounting death toll from the virus outbreak in the United States had it poised Tuesday to overtake China's grim toll of 3,300 deaths, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying up......

 2020-03-31 06:12 

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Analysis: USA Basketball may face roster challenges for 2021...

Knowing when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball.And it creates a few others.Let's assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a......

 2020-03-31 06:04 

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Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners fear infection...

CAIRO (AP) — Reza Khandan got the word from friends locked away in Iran's most feared prison, Evin. A prisoner and a guard in their cell block had been removed because they were suspected of......

 2020-03-31 05:03 

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Brazilian pews become trenches in fight against quarantine...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Like every Sunday, Brazilian Pastor Silas Malafaia took the stage of his Pentecostal temple in a middle-class Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. But this week, he wore a T-shirt......

 2020-03-31 05:02 

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South Korea shoe cobbler donates for needy amid coronavirus...

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — Kim Byung-rok survived tuberculosis when he was 23, but was left with one good lung. In his work polishing and mending shoes, he inhaled too much dirt.So when he......

 2020-03-31 05:01 

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Stranded cruise ship hit by virus begs Florida to dock...

MIAMI (AP) — As a cruise ship stranded at sea with dozens sick and four dead makes for Florida, passengers who have been confined to their rooms for more than a week are anxious for relief, hoping......

 2020-03-31 05:00 

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China's manufacturing rebounds as virus controls ease...

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing rebounded in March as authorities relaxed anti-disease controls and allowed factories to reopen, an official survey showed Tuesday, but an industry group......

 2020-03-31 04:27 

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The countdown clock is clicking again for the Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics.The model outside Tokyo Station, and others across the Japanese capital were switched on......

 2020-03-31 04:14 

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White House turns to statistical models for virus forecast...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many......

 2020-03-31 04:11 

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Administration to release final rule on mileage rollback...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one......

 2020-03-31 03:24 

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Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirus...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is resting at home after catching the new coronavirus.Domingo said in a statement that he is "at home and I feel fine."The......

 2020-03-31 03:20 

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Michigan lawmaker killed by virus hailed as cheerful battler...

State Rep. Isaac Robinson was devoted to politics and Detroit, battling for decades on behalf of the city's underdogs until succumbing to its latest scourge: the coronavirus.The 44-year-old......

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