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 2020-04-01 22:47 

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West Virginia governor's coal companies to pay $5M in fines...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said......

 2020-04-01 22:10 

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Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more pitchers...

NEW YORK (AP) — When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen.Major League Baseball and the players' association......

 2020-04-01 22:05 

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'Never Rarely' captures the obstacles of abortion...

NEW YORK (AP) — Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza Hittman wanted to make a film where the highest hurdle isn't deciding to......

 2020-04-01 21:49 

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Gun background checks smash records amid coronavirus fears...

Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans panicked about their safety during the coronavirus crisis.......

 2020-04-01 21:46 

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Georgia Sen. Loeffler gets renewed scrutiny over stock moves...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The husband of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler recently acquired as much as $415,000 in stock in DuPont de Nemours, a chemical company that manufactures protective equipment in......

 2020-04-01 21:20 

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Democrats proposing commission to study US pandemic response...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, modeled on one that......

 2020-04-01 21:10 

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Biden: A normal convention 'hard to imagine' as scheduled...

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with conventions that typically kick off the......

 2020-04-01 20:54 

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Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers...

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization.Choo said......

 2020-04-01 20:50 

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Apply here: How to spend $2.2 Trillion _ and rescue economy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump aims to shovel $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy over the next few weeks to try to cushion its free fall. But that means putting his fate in the hands of......

 2020-04-01 20:50 

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Review: Synth band Nation of Language make a nifty debut...

Nation of Language, "Introduction, Presence" (self-released)Come, friends, let us return to the near-distant musical past, thanks to the new band Nation of Language. Back to when synths......

 2020-04-01 20:37 

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Ex-Omaha weatherman accused of targeting health director...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha TV weatherman and spokesman for a former mayor has been accused of emailing death threats to the director of Douglas County Health Department over her handling of......

 2020-04-01 20:27 

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Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days amid virus...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is locking all its 146,000 inmates in their cells for the next two weeks in an unparalleled effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the......

 2020-04-01 20:25 

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Mexico allows 49 British passengers to leave cruise ship...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico allowed 49 British citizens to disembark from a cruise ship off its Caribbean coast and fly home, and in exchange the cruise line paid for 141 Mexicans stuck in England......

 2020-04-01 20:15 

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Payton back at work, unsure if Brees plays beyond 2020...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees informed him of plans to retire after the......

 2020-04-01 20:13 

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Khabib says he won't break quarantine, UFC 249 fight is off...

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 in two weeks amid......

 2020-04-01 19:56 

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Judge dismisses pharmacies' lawsuit against physicians...

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy companies to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to physicians and practitioners in the two Ohio counties......

 2020-04-01 19:47 

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ACLU: Indiana virus directive should not restrict abortions...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb's directive calling for all Indiana health care facilities to cancel or postpone non-urgent surgical procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic should not......

 2020-04-01 19:38 

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Kentucky lawmakers pass budget scaled back due to virus...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a slimmed-down, one-year state budget without pay raises or increased education funding — priorities that fell victim to......

 2020-04-01 19:36 

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In another century, another pandemic ended Stanley Cup final...

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Metropolitans were 20 minutes from a second Stanley Cup title in the spring of 1919, 20 minutes from adding their names to the trophy again.Odie Cleghorn's goal......

 2020-04-01 19:36 

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Hospital to close maternity, pediatric units...

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A hospital on Cape Cod is closing its maternity and inpatient pediatric units and making the space available for a potential surge of coronavirus patients, a hospital......

 2020-04-01 19:10 

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Caylee Hammack's band went from concerts to mowing lawns...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Caylee Hammack and her band are facing months without income after the concert industry came to a halt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. So they put......

 2020-04-01 19:09 

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Some employers are trying to keep ties to laid-off staffers...

As millions of job cuts tear through the U.S. economy, a faint glimmer of light has emerged: Some employers are trying to maintain ties to the staffers they're letting go so they can more quickly......

 2020-04-01 19:08 

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Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men's NCAA teams...

A diversity report for graduation rates among potential NCAA Tournament teams found a larger gap between white and black men's players from the previous year, while male players continue to lag......

 2020-04-01 19:08 

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Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship by Friday, Navy officials said Wednesday as they struggle to......

 2020-04-01 19:06 

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Data: Virus impact disproportionate for blacks in Charlotte...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — African Americans in the area of North Carolina's largest city are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to data released by local health......

 2020-04-01 18:55 

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AP Sources: US to deploy anti-drug ships near Venezuela...

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration will soon announce that the U.S. is moving naval ships toward Venezuela as it enhances counter-narcotic operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug......

 2020-04-01 18:41 

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Comptroller puts state deficit at $170 million and growing...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is on track to end the current fiscal year with a $170 million deficit, a figure that likely will grow over the coming weeks and months, the state's comptroller......

 2020-04-01 18:21 

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Virus lockdown changes how Hindus celebrate holy period...

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Rukmani Sharma fears the virus that has turned the world upside down. But as a devout Hindu, she also fears for her soul.COVID-19 restrictions mean that the......

 2020-04-01 18:15 

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AP-NORC poll: Broad support for efforts to control outbreak...

WASHINGTON (AP) —A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that a majority of Republicans and Democrats alike approve of how state and local......

 2020-04-01 18:13 

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AP-NORC poll: Less than half back Trump's pandemic response...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life. But less than half......

 2020-04-01 18:10 

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Kentucky legislature make changes to process due to virus...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers took unprecedented steps to change their way of doing business to keep their distance from each other as they reconvened Wednesday amid a worsening......

 2020-04-01 18:10 

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Column: Say no to bizarre ideas to get sports going again...

The NBA playoffs on cruise ships?Tiger vs. Lefty, The Sequel?Formula One drivers intentionally exposed to the coronavirus?...

 2020-04-01 18:06 

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Coronavirus cases rise by 154 in Oklahoma, 7 more deaths...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of Oklahomans infected with the coronavirus has increased by 154 and the number of COVID-19 deaths increased by seven, The Oklahoma State Department of Health said......

 2020-04-01 18:00 

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Bucks try to make sure they're ready whenever season resumes...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks remain confident the coronavirus pandemic won't put a permanent halt to the season and that they'll get to resume chasing their first league title......

 2020-04-01 17:50 

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Mercedes has worst Takata air bag recall completion rate...

DETROIT (AP) — Of all the automakers that are recalling dangerous Takata air bag inflators, Mercedes is the laggard when it comes to getting repairs done.The German automaker ranks last of......

 2020-04-01 17:50 

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Call for virus volunteers yields army of health care workers...

NEW YORK (AP) — The work is exhausting and dangerous, the situation bleak. But an army of health care workers heeded New York's call for help reinforcing hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus......

 2020-04-01 17:46 

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'Wicked' movie release delayed, 'Minions' pushed to 2021...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Wicked" fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that......

 2020-04-01 17:41 

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Healthy-looking people spread coronavirus, more studies say...

NEW YORK (AP) — More evidence is emerging that coronavirus infections are being spread by people who have no clear symptoms, complicating efforts to gain control of the pandemic.A study......

 2020-04-01 17:34 

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Hospital group allows employees greater use of masks...

SEATTLE (AP) — A look at virus-related developments in Washington:HOSPITAL SYSTEM-MASKSUW Medicine, which runs Harborview Medical Center and hospitals and clinics around Seattle, has......

 2020-04-01 17:31 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, under pressure, abandons partial measures and issues statewide stay-at-home order...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, under pressure, abandons partial measures and issues statewide stay-at-home order....

 2020-04-01 17:22 

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QB quest new for Patriots, but familiar for AFC East foes...

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to the club, Patriots.You know, that unsettling feeling over not being sure who your starting quarterback will be this season, next year — or beyond. Just ask New......

 2020-04-01 17:20 

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Iowa governor got 2nd chance; she thinks felons should, too...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Republican governor, Kim Reynolds, will never forget the summer night 20 years ago when a state trooper stopped her minivan on Interstate 35 and found a nearly empty......

 2020-04-01 17:14 

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Review: James Elkington's melancholy the stuff for shut-ins...

James Elkington, "Ever-Roving Eye" (Paradise of Bachelors)With his "Ever-Roving Eye," James Elkington sings about wolves in the womb, the sincerity of hyenas and the clock running out — a......

 2020-04-01 17:13 

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WarnerMedia names former Hulu chief Jason Kilar CEO...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kilar, the founding chief executive of Hulu and a former Amazon senior vice president, has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, the company announced Wednesday.Kilar takes......

 2020-04-01 17:05 

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New Mexico meeting on power plant's future gets hijacked...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An online meeting that was meant to decide the future of a major coal-fired power plant in New Mexico was derailed Wednesday by a group of young people who interrupted the......

 2020-04-01 17:04 

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Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery...

SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way.His dad is recovering from COVID-19 in a suburban Seattle hospital. His mom,......

 2020-04-01 17:00 

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Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food...

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren't health officials warning people about eating food......

 2020-04-01 16:56 

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Simone Biles on 2021 Olympics: 'Nothing is set in stone'...

There's a large whiteboard calendar on a wall inside the massive gym owned by Simone Biles' family that outlines every major gymnastics event of the year, the 2020 Olympics included.When......

 2020-04-01 16:52 

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Iowa coronavirus cases rise to 549, deaths increase to 9...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of Iowa deaths blamed on the new coronavirus increased by two, and there were 52 more cases reported in the state, the Iowa Department of Public Health said......

 2020-04-01 16:52 

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Review: Saxman Jimmy Greene's album is spirited, spiritual...

Jimmy Greene, "While Looking Up" (Mack Avenue)Change is a constant on jazz saxman Jimmy Greene's new album, "While Looking Up." The 68-minute set flies by because of the way he varies the......

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