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 2020-04-01 05:03 

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California cities want transparency rules waived in pandemic...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Citing the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, city officials across California are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend or delay numerous state laws,......

 2020-04-01 05:02 

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More than 50 infected with virus at California nursing home...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California nursing home has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with more than 50 residents infected — a troubling development amid cautious optimism that cases in the......

 2020-04-01 05:01 

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Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel......

 2020-04-01 04:57 

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UN General Assembly to decide on rival COVID-19 resolutions...

UNITED NTIONS (AP) — How should the U.N. General Assembly and its 193 member states respond to the coronavirus pandemic? Members have been sent two rival resolutions for consideration — and under......

 2020-04-01 04:22 

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Trump says 'life and death' at stake in following guidelines...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the......

 2020-04-01 04:09 

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Trump allies warn against feud with swing-state governor...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election-year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential......

 2020-04-01 02:22 

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AP PHOTOS: Indian migrants walk hundreds of miles to go home...

NEW DELHI (AP) — They were hungry. Some had not eaten for days. Others survived on water and biscuits.But they walked anyway for hundreds of miles, in groups of families that included men......

 2020-04-01 02:07 

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UN Security Council urges cease-fire in Afghanistan...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged Afghanistan's warring parties on Tuesday to heed the U.N. secretary-general9;s call for an immediate cease-fire to respond to the COVID-19......

 2020-04-01 00:32 

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City, developer clash over demolition of collapsed hotel...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans to demolish the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed in October, remain in limbo as the city and developers disagree over how to safely bring down the......

 2020-04-01 00:21 

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes in Idaho...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A large earthquake struck north of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking.The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5......

 2020-04-01 00:19 

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U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho....

 2020-03-31 23:27 

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6-man rotations? Piggybacking starters? Pitching, post virus...

SEATTLE (AP) — Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers......

 2020-03-31 22:56 

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6 European nations condemn North Korean missile launches...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council didn't issue a statement after discussing North Korea's latest missile tests but six European nations on the council are condemning Pyongyang'......

 2020-03-31 22:42 

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Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN.The NBA, the players' association and 2K announced the NBA 2K......

 2020-03-31 22:39 

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Louisiana spillway may open for record 3rd consecutive year...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major flood control structure on the Mississippi River may have to soon be opened up to ease pressure on New Orleans levees, federal authorities said Tuesday.The river......

 2020-03-31 22:28 

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NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added eligibility...

Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing......

 2020-03-31 22:25 

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Texas closes school through May, extends social restrictions...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas' schools will stay closed through at least May and imposed restrictions that doctors and even his critics say amount to a......

 2020-03-31 22:18 

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Fraternity suspended for violating in-person activities ban...

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University has suspended the Delta Chi fraternity for violating the chancellor's order banning in-person activities to slow the spread of the COVID-19,......

 2020-03-31 22:16 

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Hawaii reports first death from coronavirus pandemic...

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii on Tuesday reported its first death from the coronavirus pandemic. The state Department of Health did not immediately provide details.Altogether 224......

 2020-03-31 22:12 

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White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday projected 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. President Donald......

 2020-03-31 22:11 

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Alaskans get more time to apply for this year's dividend...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans will have more time to apply for a Permanent Fund dividend this year.Anne Weske, director of the state division that determines dividend eligibility, on......

 2020-03-31 22:08 

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Column: Postponing Olympics merely an inconvenience for golf...

The move was expected, yet no less exceptional, when the IOC decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year.It brought mixed reactions from so many Olympic athletes. Those from......

 2020-03-31 22:05 

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US appeals court: Attack on gay man enough for asylum claim...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An asylum seeker from Ghana who said he was attacked by a mob led by his father because of his sexuality has shown a valid fear of persecution, a U.S. appeals case said in a......

 2020-03-31 22:04 

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Finances hurting? Watch 'Let's Make a Deal'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of watching their own finances crater, shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show "Let's Make a Deal" in record numbers last week.TV programs across the......

 2020-03-31 21:57 

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Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts......

 2020-03-31 21:55 

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Regulators mull reversing $462M increase in PG&E fire fines...

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators are weighing a recommendation to back off plans to fine Pacific Gas and Electric an additional $462 million for igniting a series of Northern......

 2020-03-31 21:53 

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McConnell releasing ad tied to his role in virus rescue bill...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to capitalize on his leadership post during the coronavirus crisis, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is launching a campaign ad in his home state that touts his......

 2020-03-31 21:52 

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First N95 medical mask imports finally reaching US...

The first N95 medical masks to reach the U.S. since February are arriving by plane and ship this week, with trucks standing ready to speed them to coronavirus hot spots around the......

 2020-03-31 21:46 

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Hospitals overflowing with bodies in US epicenter of virus...

NEW YORK (AP) — It has become a grim ritual outside New York City's hospitals: workers in protective gear loading the bodies of coronavirus victims into refrigerated trailers.A surge in......

 2020-03-31 21:43 

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Early divisions as Congress weighs next help for economy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan partnership that propelled a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package through Congress just days ago is already showing signs of strain, raising questions about how......

 2020-03-31 21:39 

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Actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus at 76 in Britain...

SYDNEY (AP) — Star Wars actor Andrew Jack has died in Britain as a result of the coronavirus, his agent said on Wednesday. He was 76.The actor, who also worked as a dialect coach, died in a......

 2020-03-31 21:31 

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Santa Anita joins list of postponed Kentucky Derby preps...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Kentucky Derby prep is off — for now.The Santa Anita Derby, the West Coast's major prep for the Kentucky Derby, was to be run Saturday. However, it will be......

 2020-03-31 21:22 

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Ex-Alabama officer convicted of raping teen denied bond...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has denied any release on bond for a former Alabama police lieutenant convicted of raping a teen relative after his sentencing hearing was delayed by the......

 2020-03-31 21:21 

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Toronto cancels city-led and permitted events to June 30...

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest city, Toronto, announced Tuesday it is canceling all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic.Mayor John Tory said that......

 2020-03-31 21:18 

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Gillispie back in Division I close to home at Tarleton State...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Billy Gillispie said he had other opportunities to get back in NCAA Division I basketball during a successful stint as a Texas junior college coach. The West Texas native......

 2020-03-31 21:15 

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Judge dismisses charges against man in ricin possession case...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock man accused of making the deadly toxin ricin will not stand trial because possession of the substance was not illegal when he was charged, a federal judge......

 2020-03-31 21:08 

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A's minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiance.Nikki Trudeaux......

 2020-03-31 21:07 

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Should you wear mask in public if not sick with coronavirus?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're not sick with the new coronavirus, should you wear a mask in public? The World Health Organization says no. U.S. officials are mulling if eventually, that advice might......

 2020-03-31 21:06 

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Businesses may get COVID-19 relief loans as soon as Friday...

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses seeking loans through the government's $2 trillion coronavirus relief package could receive money as soon as Friday.That prediction came Tuesday from......

 2020-03-31 20:53 

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Supreme Court accepts case on police immunity from lawsuits...

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by police officers who believe they deserve immunity from a lawsuit filed by college student who says he was beaten up in......

 2020-03-31 20:34 

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Phillip Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 96...

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Philip Anderson, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who expanded the world's understanding of magnetism and superconductivity, has died. He was 96.Anderson died Sunday......

 2020-03-31 20:34 

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State: Workers needed for critical jobs during pandemic...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Companies seeking workers to fill a variety of immediate jobs to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic are listing the openings on Michigan's employment search engine,......

 2020-03-31 20:33 

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Rubio specifies journalists for 'glee' in virus deaths...

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, pressed to identify media figures that he said expressed "glee" at Americans getting coronavirus, has cited an editorial cartoonist, a magazine writer, an......

 2020-03-31 20:27 

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FDA changes boost alcohol for sanitizer from ethanol makers...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has relaxed regulations on the types of alcohol that can be used to make hand sanitizers during the shortage caused by the coronavirus......

 2020-03-31 20:25 

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Heat's Dragic says he's not going to Slovenia during layoff...

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat said Tuesday that he is prepared to forgo his annual offseason move back to his native Slovenia if that is what the NBA schedule......

 2020-03-31 20:09 

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North Carolina hospitality industry says 370K out of work...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's restaurant and hotel operators pleaded Tuesday for state financial aid and tax relief as closings and travel restrictions from the new coronavirus have thrown......

 2020-03-31 20:03 

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Stocks fall and the S&P 500 ends with a first-quarter drop of 20%, its worst quarterly performance since 2008...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fall and the S&P 500 ends with a first-quarter drop of 20%, its worst quarterly performance since 2008....

 2020-03-31 19:57 

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Review: In Koontz's novel, a very intelligent dog...

"Devoted," Thomas & Mercer, By Dean KoontzIn this vast universe, Dean Koontz notes, two species have formed an unbreakable bond: dogs and human beings. And this bond, he predicts in his new......

 2020-03-31 19:53 

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Calls mount to close Grand Canyon after resident gets virus...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a......

 2020-03-31 19:51 

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NHL extends self-quarantine guideline until April 15...

The NHL has extended its guideline for players and staff to self-quarantine until April 15 and it is possible the coronavirus pandemic could push that back even further.Deputy Commissioner......

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