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 2020-03-30 19:12 

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Prosecutors: Man sought kickbacks for coronavirus tests...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Georgia man used concerns over the coronavirus in a bid to defraud Medicare out of more than $1.1 million. Erik Santos, 49, of Braselton, Georgia, was arrested Monday at his home by FBI agents an...

 2020-03-30 19:02 

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The Latest: Soccer agent organises donation of 150,000 masks...

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team has completely left its spring training facility, which is now being used for coronavirus testing. The Nati...

 2020-03-30 18:47 

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New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' single-biggest efforts against cli...

 2020-03-30 18:36 

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Mississippi mayor closes child care centers to fight virus...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi mayor ordered child care centers in his city to close Monday for at least a week to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, setting a stricter standard than the one set statewide by Gov. Tate Reeves. Vicksburg Mayor Geo...

 2020-03-30 18:25 

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Virus: Fire fighters ask public to be honest if they're sick...

SEATTLE (AP) - Fire fighters and first responders in Washington state are seeking donations of protective gear and ask the public to be honest about their symptoms when they call for help so that workers can prepare. People are sometimes lying about their...

 2020-03-30 18:24 

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Grandparenting goes digital as virus keeps older adults home...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A few weeks ago, Debbie Cameron saw her grandsons most days, playing the piano, making after-school snacks or singing nursery rhymes with the baby in her Chandler, Arizona, home. Then the cornavirus crisis hit and the boys were sudde...

 2020-03-30 18:17 

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Virus cases, deaths continue upward creep in Georgia...

ATLANTA (AP) - Confirmed infections and deaths from the coronavirus in Georgia continued to increase Monday as traveling into neighboring Florida became more cumbersome on a major coastal route and one expert predicted Georgia's daily toll will keep e...

 2020-03-30 18:16 

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4.2 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid coronavirus curfew...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the U.S. territory on Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of 5 kilometers near the southwest coastal town of G...

 2020-03-30 18:16 

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4.2 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid coronavirus curfew...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the U.S. territory on Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of 5 kilometers near the southwest coastal town of G...

 2020-03-30 18:03 

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Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for same...

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian capital, Moscow, on Monday woke up to a lockdown obliging most of its 13 million residents to stay home, and many other regions of the vast country quickly followed suit to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. A stern-looking ...

 2020-03-30 17:59 

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3 found shot to death inside South Carolina home...

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A 9-year-old and two adults all from the same family died in a shooting at a South Carolina home, authorities said. The bodies were found Sunday afternoon in a home near Surfside Beach, Horry County Police said. Brian Brady, 47...

 2020-03-30 17:51 

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Lufthansa puts 27,000 workers on short hours...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German airline Lufthansa is putting 27,000 of its 35,000 employees on short hours under a government support program that will ensure they get most of their pay while the virus outbreak reduces air traffic. The company also said ...

 2020-03-30 17:41 

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Activists say IS prisoner riots break out again in Syria...

BEIRUT (AP) - Imprisoned Islamic State militants broke out into riots again on Monday at a jail in northeastern Syria, hours after the Kurdish-led forces running the site said it had restored order, activists said. Gunfire could be heard in the area as am...

 2020-03-30 17:38 

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Virginia police: Man charged with shooting break-in suspect...

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia charged a man with shooting a juvenile suspect accused of breaking into a business to steal cash and merchandise, according to a department statement. Arlington County police responded to a business around 5 a.m. S...

 2020-03-30 17:30 

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Hay fever or virus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worry...

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) - The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There's a whiff of paranoia in the air. For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the ...

 2020-03-30 17:15 

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Conditions for companies that get virus aid: Room for abuse?...

WASHINGTON (AP) - A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy. But questions are being raised about whether th...

 2020-03-30 17:14 

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Arkansas temporarily waives late fees for car registration...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas will temporarily waive penalties for late registration on vehicles and tag renewal, the state Department of Finance and Administration announced Monday. The agency said it will waive penalties for late registration and re...

 2020-03-30 17:12 

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Increase of Colorado police impersonators connected to virus...

DENVER (AP) - Some Colorado law enforcement agencies reported an increase in police impersonators pulling over drivers since the governor ordered residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Police in Aurora, Greeley and Erie have been...

 2020-03-30 17:09 

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'There's no blueprint' - Virus upends college recruiting...

After Michigan lost to Ohio State in the semifinals of the women's Big Ten Tournament, coach Kim Barnes Arico and her staff immediately hit the road. They intended to take advantage of a full week off before the NCAA Tournament by making visiting as m...

 2020-03-30 17:08 

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Meadows resigns House seat, starts at White House on Tuesday...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Mark Meadows is resigning his congressional seat effective 5 p.m. Monday as he assumes the post of White House chief of staff. Meadows will officially take over the White House post Tuesday. Even while he held his House seat these l...

 2020-03-30 17:00 

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ATP Rankings...

SinglesThrough March 29 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 10220 2. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 9850 3. Dominic Thiem, Austria, 7045 4. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 6630 5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, 5890 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, 4745 7. Alexander Zverev, Germany, 36...

 2020-03-30 17:00 

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WTA Rankings...

SinglesThrough March 29 1. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 8717 2. Simona Halep, Romania, 6076 3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 5205 4. Sofia Kenin, USA, 4590 5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 4580 6. Bianca Andreescu, Canada, 4555 7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands...

 2020-03-30 16:40 

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More than 50 new Oklahoma coronavirus cases, one new death...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - More than 50 new cases of coronavirus and one additional death due to COVID-19 were reported Monday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are now 17 deaths due to the virus and at least 481 cases, the department said, up f...

 2020-03-30 16:37 

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PA--Philadelphia Violence, PA...

PHILADELPHA (AP) - Gunfire claimed the lives of several people and wounded others over the weekend in Philadelphia, including a man found shot to death on a transit train, authorities said. The 41-year-old man was found shot in the head on a Southeastern ...

 2020-03-30 16:36 

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State says virus has claimed lives of 2 more Iowa residents...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of two more Iowa residents, raising the state death toll to six, health officials said Monday. The Iowa Public Health Department said in a news release that it's been notified of 8...

 2020-03-30 16:35 

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Police: Man shoots at cops, shot goes through kid's bedroom...

BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) - A man who fired a shot that missed police but went through the bedroom window of a sleeping child in a neighboring home has been charged with attempted murder. Logan Vancamp, 31, of Bellmawr, also faces charges of aggravated assault,...

 2020-03-30 16:32 

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Woman convicted in Thai knife attack held in girl's death...

BANGKOK (AP) - A 50-year-old woman who served four years in prison for a random knife attack at a girls' school in the Thai capital in 2005 is in custody after being arrested in the fatal stabbing of a young girl. Police Col. Saravuth Suthavichai said...

 2020-03-30 16:31 

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Illinois man arrested after girlfriend, daughter found slain...

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - An eastern Illinois man was expected to be formally charged with first-degree murder for allegedly fatally shooting his live-in girlfriend and her adult daughter over the weekend, a prosecutor said. Jonathon Perry of Homer was taken in...

 2020-03-30 16:15 

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$15K reward being offered for tips in shooting of judge...

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Officials have approved a $15,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the shooting of a judge outside a Mississippi courthouse. The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors approved the amount last week as authorities...

 2020-03-30 16:14 

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ESPN to air memorable NBA Finals games on Wednesday nights...

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - ESPN will air NBA doubleheaders on Wednesday nights during April showcasing key NBA Finals games. The doubleheaders begin this Wednesday with two games from the 2016 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State War...

 2020-03-30 15:49 

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AP PHOTOS: Virus overwhelms health workers, marches westward...

Tales of grim scenes have emerged from Italian and Spanish hospitals, where the sick have sometimes been left to crowd hallways and doctors and nurses have worked beyond the point of exhaustion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The virus continued i...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

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'Calling all scientists': Experts volunteer for virus fight...

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Wells was looking for a chance to use his scientific training to help fight the coronavirus when - on the same day the pandemic forced his lab to temporarily close - he decided to create his own opportunity....

 2020-03-30 15:25 

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Ill man seeks return to US amid West Bank virus restrictions...

Ismail...

 2020-03-30 15:20 

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Wisconsin election preparation moves ahead despite virus...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Preparations for Wisconsin's presidential primary and spring election that's just a week away on April 7 continued on Monday, even in the face of a growing number of COVID-19 cases statewide and lawsuits seeking a delay and ot...

 2020-03-30 15:04 

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

The top infectious-disease expert in the United States is warning that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing. Dr. Anthony Fauci said on ABC's...

 2020-03-30 15:04 

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High court asked to reduce jail populations to combat virus...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court was asked Monday to order the release of some inmates from county jails to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. A petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania said that tight inm...

 2020-03-30 14:59 

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W.Va. governor to hold briefing after first virus death...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is set to hold a news conference Monday after the state reported its first coronavirus death. The state health department on Sunday said an 88-year-old Marion County woman died from the virus, with t...

 2020-03-30 14:55 

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Whitmer: No new state hires; money must go to fight virus...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she suspended state hiring and promotions Monday and vetoed $80 million in new spending in order to steer money to fighting the coronavirus. At the same time, Whitmer said she signed laws with $150 million ...

 2020-03-30 14:52 

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Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus order...

HONOLULU (AP) - Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The shutdown of telescope operations on Mauna Kea is expected ...

 2020-03-30 14:45 

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Ill man seeks return to US amid West Bank virus restrictions...

Ismail...

 2020-03-30 14:43 

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Driver that caused fatal Milwaukee crash awaits charges...

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The driver of a car that caused a fatal crash in Milwaukee is awaiting charges. Police say the driver swerved to avoid being shot by gunfire and crashed into another vehicle which then hit a tree Sunday afternoon. A woman in her 60s who w...

 2020-03-30 14:41 

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Indiana officials report 3 more coronavirus-related deaths...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state's virus death toll to 35, state health officials said Monday. Indiana's number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused b...

 2020-03-30 14:37 

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Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death...

 2020-03-30 14:37 

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Police: Man threatened to spread virus in online 'hoax'...

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say they've filed charges against a man who claimed on Facebook that he had the coronavirus and was going to infect others with it. The Craven County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Monday tha...

 2020-03-30 14:25 

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India confisca hospitales para tratar a enfermos del virus...

NUEVA DELHI (AP) - India est agregando recursos para la lucha contra el coronavirus al confiscar hospitales privados para tratar a los enfermos y al convertir vagones de trenes y un autdromo en instalaciones de cuarentena. Las medidas fueron tomadas luego...

 2020-03-30 14:02 

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US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak...

BALTIMORE (AP) - Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession. The National Association of Realtors said Monda...

 2020-03-30 13:59 

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Train passenger fatally shot during apparent robbery...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man riding on a train in Philadelphia was shot and killed early Monday during an apparent robbery, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 12:50 a.m. on a westbound elevated Market-Frankford line train near the Southeastern Pe...

 2020-03-30 13:58 

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Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus order...

HONOLULU (AP) - Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The shutdown of telescope operations on Mauna Kea is expected ...

 2020-03-30 13:53 

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Alaska ship worker charged with assault over virus argument...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged a worker on a factory fishing boat with attacking another crew member who criticized him for serving food without gloves during the coronavirus pandemic. Maurice Young was charged with as...

 2020-03-30 13:29 

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Greek WWII resistance hero Manolis Glezos dies at 97...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Manolis Glezos, a Greek World War II resistance hero, who remained active in politics into his nineties, has died in Athens. He was 97. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas expressed the government's condolences minutes after Glez...

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