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 2020-04-09 00:14 

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South Dakota pork plant sees rash of COVID-19 cases...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The union representing employees at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota said workers were induced to report to work through company bonuses as a rash of coronavirus infections broke out at the facility, resulting in...

 2020-04-09 00:10 

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Coronavirus cases reported at Delaware psychiatric hospital...

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Several patients and staff members at Delaware's state-run psychiatric hospital have been infected with the coronavirus, state officials said Wednesday. The Department of Health and Social Services reported that five patients and th...

 2020-04-09 00:00 

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Coping with the coronavirus pandemic: Parents just don't understand...

Parents are put in the difficult position of enforcing isolation during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-08 23:56 

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ConocoPhillips announces North Slope drilling changes...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - ConocoPhillips is demobilizing its rig fleet on Alaska's North Slope to try to minimize the risk of workers contracting COVID-19, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. This means drill rigs will stop drilling and be placed in long-term s...

 2020-04-08 23:47 

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Maui County reports coronavirus cluster among hospital staff...

HONOLULU (AP) - Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said Wednesday says a cluster of COVID-19 cases has been identified among hospital staff at Maui island's only hospital. Victorino said Maui Memorial Medical Center employees have been sent home to s...

 2020-04-08 23:33 

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Tennessee Democratic Party removes state rep from ballot...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Democratic Party voted to remove a state representative from the party's primary ballot over allegations that he had Republican donor financing and voted contrary to the party. Rep. John DeBerry Jr. was removed from...

 2020-04-08 23:30 

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NEPSAC spring tournaments canceled; FAA postseason on deck?...

The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council spring postseason tournaments have already been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Fairchester Athletic Association postseason possibly to come....

 2020-04-08 23:16 

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Philly Shipyard Inc. wins major training ship contract...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials say Philly Shipyard Inc. has won a major contract to build two training ships for the U.S. Maritime Administration in an award package worth $630 million. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that construction is to start next y...

 2020-04-08 23:11 

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Man dies in Louisiana house fire...

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A disabled Louisiana man was killed after food left unattended on a stove sparked a fire, state fire investigators said Wednesday. The fire happened Tuesday just after 6 p.m. in an apartment complex with four units in Gretna, a suburb o...

 2020-04-08 23:10 

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Minnesota Supreme Court rules some voter data private...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the secretary of state can withhold some voter information from a conservative election watchdog group. In a 5-2 decision, the high court reversed a lower court ruling that favored th...

 2020-04-08 23:06 

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New Mexico's senior US senator endorses Joe Biden...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's senior U.S. senator is throwing his support behind Joe Biden in the race for president. Democrat Tom Udall announced his endorsement in a message on social media Wednesday. His post followed news that fellow Sen. ...

 2020-04-08 22:40 

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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 West 30th Street full of ambition. Decades later, the award-winning chef has an upscale food hall on that very street and will se...

 2020-04-08 22:40 

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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, drew nine challengers Wednesday as Oklahoma's three-day candidate filing period opened. Eight Republicans and one Democra...

 2020-04-08 22:34 

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Alabama resolves complaint over old ventilator guidelines...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama agreed to remove old ventilator triage guidelines from state websites that advocates said discriminated against the elderly and disabled, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. The Alabama docu...

 2020-04-08 22:31 

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Roadside pantries created to aid communities amid COVID-19...

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) - Northern Michigan set up roadside pantries in efforts to help neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic, including stocking Little Free Libraries with food and supplies instead of books. The roadside pantry idea was inspired from a ...

 2020-04-08 22:15 

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Kobe Bryant's latest book to debut atop best-seller list...

Kobe Bryant is back atop the best-seller lists, days after the late Los Angeles Lakers superstar was selected to the Hall of Fame. The latest release from Bryant's Granity Studios,...

 2020-04-08 22:12 

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Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now set...

The stage is set for November. Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president's place on the general election ballot cemented Wednesday by Bernie Sanders&#...

 2020-04-08 22:11 

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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 Black Wall Street, nearly 100 years after the area was largely destroyed and as many as 300 people were killed in one of the na...

 2020-04-08 22:11 

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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 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died Wednesday at age 70. Her death was confirmed by attorney Joseph Murtha. He provided no...

 2020-04-08 22:07 

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Kentucky reports single-day high for new coronavirus cases...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Coronavirus cases continue escalating across Kentucky, reaching a one-day high of 204 new cases, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday while keeping up his plea for churches to avoid in-person services to help contain the virus. The gover...

 2020-04-08 22:04 

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Several Kirtland base missions being moved to Space Force...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base says some of its missions will soon come under control of the U.S. Space Force. The laboratory announced Wednesday that its space vehicles directorate and a division dea...

 2020-04-08 22:00 

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West Haven woman, 80, survives cancer surgery, coronavirus in single hospital trip...
 2020-04-08 21:45 

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COVID-19 relief fund makes 1st distribution of $5.5M...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A campaign to raise money for Illinois nonprofits blindsided by the spread of the coronavirus announced its first distribution of $5.5 million Wednesday. The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, organized by Gov. J.B. Pritzker three w...

 2020-04-08 21:40 

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Madison youth faces charges in alleged Zoom-bombing...

A juvenile has been charged with computer crimes for allegedly disrupting an online class with obscene remarks and gestures....

 2020-04-08 21:29 

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9 people test positive for COVID-19 in Farmington care home...

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Every resident at a northern New Mexico nursing home was tested for the coronavirus after two residents and seven employees tested positive for COVID-19, a care home company said. Life Care Centers of America issued a statement say...

 2020-04-08 21:24 

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Tennessee unsure how soon new unemployment benefits coming...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Unemployed Tennesseans waiting to receive an additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits from the federal government's massive coronavirus relief package will need to wait a bit longer. The Tennessee Department of Labor a...

 2020-04-08 21:14 

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Air Force to retire A-10 aircraft at Arizona base next year...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force plans to retire 42 A-10 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base next year, a move that would cut the base's fleet of...

 2020-04-08 21:13 

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Hurricanes, cyber risks — and virus — imperil Florida vote...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - As if hurricanes and cyberthreats weren't enough, Florida elections officials are now also contending with a viral pandemic as they prepare for elections in August and November's crucial presidential contest. Elections sup...

 2020-04-08 21:11 

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Pandemic shuts the door permanently at Florida dog track...

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - There was supposed to be ceremony. The last of the dogs would trickle out to happily live new lives with adoption agencies and new owners. There was supposed to be tears. Owners would sweep the dust and dirt from empty kennels and tu...

 2020-04-08 21:05 

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Sen. Loeffler to sell stock holdings after trading scrutiny...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia said Wednesday that she will liquidate her stock portfolio and move the money to investment funds after coming under scrutiny for transactions she and her husband made just before the coronavirus...

 2020-04-08 21:03 

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Some told to stay home after 4 get virus at Iowa corn plant...

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - Some workers at a large corn processing plant in eastern Iowa have been told to stay home after four of their colleagues have tested positive for coronavirus. Archer Daniels Midland spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said Wednesday that oper...

 2020-04-08 21:02 

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Enbridge seeks permits to build Great Lakes oil tunnel...

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Enbridge Inc. applied Wednesday for state and federal authorization to construct an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Michigan waterway that connects two of the Great Lakes. The Canadian company wants to build a roughly 4-mile-lo...

 2020-04-08 21:02 

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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 so election officials can make preparations to address public health concerns and deal with a poll worker shortage brought on by...

 2020-04-08 20:33 

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GOP wants mail-in ballots by request only in New Mexico...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Legal battle lines were being drawn Wednesday in a standoff over alternatives to in-person voting amid a coronavirus stay-at-home order and targeted curfew in New Mexico, where Democrats dominate all three branches of government and ...

 2020-04-08 20:13 

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North Carolina beach increases fines for violators...

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina beach town is increasing fines for people who violate beach closures in light of rules established as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials in Wrightsville Beach say if people are caught on the bea...

 2020-04-08 20:12 

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Prominent Florida convention center becoming a hospital...

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two months ago, the Miami Beach Convention Center hosted tens of thousands of cheering and laughing Super Bowl guests visiting the NFL's traveling museum and interactive displays. Now it is filled around-the-clock with members...

 2020-04-08 20:08 

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Utah joins global push to study impact of anti-malaria drug...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah researchers announced Wednesday they are joining a global push to determine if an anti-malaria drug not officially approved for fighting the new coronavirus is useful in fighting the pandemic. Clinical studies announced by the U...

 2020-04-08 20:08 

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Virus: Inslee sending back DOD field hospital...

SEATTLE (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday a Department of Defense field hospital that had been set up by the football field where the Seattle Seahawks play due to the coronavirus outbreak will be returned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency so ...

 2020-04-08 20:07 

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Alert: Gov. Brown: Oregon schools to remain closed through the school year because of coronavirus...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Brown: Oregon schools to remain closed through the school year because of coronavirus....

 2020-04-08 20:05 

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NW Indiana city cancels July's Pierogi Fest due to pandemic...

WHITING, Ind. (AP) - A northwestern Indiana city that hosts an annual festival built around a popular Polish delicacy has canceled this summer's festival because the coronavirus pandemic. This year's Pierogi Fest had been scheduled to celebrate th...

 2020-04-08 20:03 

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Wisconsin GOP's coronavirus bill sets up political skirmish...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Legislature's finance committee would have carte-blanche power to reduce state spending as part of a sweeping bill Wisconsin Republicans have proposed to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic...

 2020-04-08 19:47 

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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 $2.7550 a bushel; while May soybeans was off .25 cent at $8.5450 a bushel. Beef was higher and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercant...

 2020-04-08 19:46 

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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 now stands at 79, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported. There are at least 1,524 cases compared to 1,472 reported T...

 2020-04-08 19:34 

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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 pandemic. With the annual White House Easter Egg Roll canceled due to concerns about large gatherings, the first lady is giving 25,000...

 2020-04-08 19:31 

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Report on Arizona crash that killed 6 cites weight, drugs...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - An investigation into a 2018 plane crash that killed all six people aboard found that one of two pilots aboard the aircraft had drugs in his system and that the plane exceeded its weight limit according to a federal report. The si...

 2020-04-08 19:10 

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Montana's Fort Peck tribes report 2 COVID-19 cases...

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Fort Peck Tribes have reported two cases of COVID-19, believed to be the first among the state's seven Indian reservations. The confirmation was posted Wednesday on the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux COVID-19 inf...

 2020-04-08 19:08 

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DPH, East Haven nursing home reviewing policies after coronavirus deaths...

A suspected COVID-related death at Whispering Pines was confirmed Wednesday to have been as a result of the virus, for a total of 9, Mayor Joe Carfora said....

 2020-04-08 19:01 

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Cattle conflicts prompt killing of endangered Mexican wolves...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The killing of four Mexican gray wolves by U.S. wildlife officials has drawn the ire of environmentalists who say management of the species is undercutting efforts to restore the endangered predators to the American Southwest. Doc...

 2020-04-08 18:59 

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Northam delays June primary elections due to coronavirus...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he would delay the June primary elections for Congress by two weeks because of the coronavirus. Northam said the June 9 primary will instead take place on June 23. There are no marq...

 2020-04-08 18:53 

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Lawsuit: Georgia mail-in ballot postage is unconstitutional...

ATLANTA (AP) - By requiring Georgia voters to provide their own stamps for mail-in ballots, the state is effectively imposing a poll tax that is an unconstitutional barrier to the right to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Citing the c...

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