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 2020-04-01 19:17 

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Unemployment claims skyrocket...
 2020-04-01 19:00 

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Virus lockdown changes how Hindus celebrate holy period...

By BISWAJEET BANERJEE and GARY FIELDS 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 [...]...

 2020-04-01 19:00 

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

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and MARINA VILLENEUVE 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 [...]...

 2020-04-01 19:00 

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

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and MARINA VILLENEUVE 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 [...]...

 2020-04-01 19:00 

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Virus lockdown changes how Hindus celebrate holy period...

By BISWAJEET BANERJEE and GARY FIELDS 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 [...]...

 2020-04-01 17:00 

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NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine...

By ARNIE STAPLETON AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let's go to the tape. NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time [...]...

 2020-04-01 17:00 

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NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine...

By ARNIE STAPLETON AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let's go to the tape. NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time [...]...

 2020-04-01 15:47 

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Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus...

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. [...]...

 2020-04-01 15:00 

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Hezbollah shifts attention from Syria fight to battle virus...

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT (AP) — In the streets of Beirut's southern suburbs, Hezbollah paramedics and volunteers on trucks and on foot sprayed disinfectants on shops and buildings. At a hospital where it once treated [...]...

 2020-04-01 15:00 

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A century ago, sports rises from ravages of war and disease...

By TIM DAHLBERG The world in 1919 was hardly a place for fun and games. A war like no other had ravaged Europe, killing untold millions and leaving the continent devastated. The Spanish flu pandemic [...]...

 2020-04-01 15:00 

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

By STEVE PEOPLES and DAVID EGGERT 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 13:00 

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NATO says its role not hit by virus as Russia drills troops...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the organization's security capabilities have not been diminished by the coronavirus, amid suspicion that Russia might try to use the impact of disease to probe [...]...

 2020-04-01 13:00 

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NATO says its role not hit by virus as Russia drills troops...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the organization's security capabilities have not been diminished by the coronavirus, amid suspicion that Russia might try to use the impact of disease to probe [...]...

 2020-04-01 11:00 

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Trump and Putin discuss oil, Japan limits international mail...

By The Associated Press The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Wedy related to the global economy, the work place and the [...]...

 2020-04-01 11:00 

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Trump and Putin discuss oil, Japan limits international mail...

By The Associated Press The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Wedy related to the global economy, the work place and the [...]...

 2020-04-01 09:00 

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Asian shares skid on virus worries, bleak BOJ survey...

By YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 [...]...

 2020-04-01 09:00 

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Asian shares skid on virus worries, bleak BOJ survey...

By YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 [...]...

 2020-04-01 07:00 

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The Latest: Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 in US...

By The Associated Press The Latest on the 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 cause more [...]...

 2020-04-01 07:00 

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Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus...

By AYA BATRAWY DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Saudi official urged more than 1 million Muslims intending to travel to Islam's holiest sites to perform the hajj to delay making plans this [...]...

 2020-04-01 07:00 

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Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus...

By AYA BATRAWY DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Saudi official urged more than 1 million Muslims intending to travel to Islam's holiest sites to perform the hajj to delay making plans this [...]...

 2020-04-01 07:00 

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The Latest: Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 in US...

By The Associated Press The Latest on the 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 cause more [...]...

 2020-04-01 05:00 

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

By STEVE PEOPLES and DAVID EGGERT 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 politics [...]...

 2020-04-01 03:00 

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Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession...

By YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan's benchmark Nikkei [...]...

 2020-04-01 03:00 

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Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession...

By YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan's benchmark Nikkei [...]...

 2020-04-01 03:00 

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'I heard the roar': Big earthquake hits Idaho...

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

 2020-04-01 01:00 

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Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus claims...

By MAURICIO SAVARESE and DAVID BILLER SAO PAULO (AP) — Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who have lined up [...]...

 2020-04-01 01:00 

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Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus claims...

By MAURICIO SAVARESE and DAVID BILLER SAO PAULO (AP) — Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who have lined up [...]...

 2020-03-31 23:00 

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Booze buying surges; senators push airlines for cash refunds...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. [...]...

 2020-03-31 23:00 

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Booze buying surges; senators push airlines for cash refunds...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. [...]...

 2020-03-31 21:00 

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Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push...

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and TOM KRISHER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks, but the government's own estimates show [...]...

 2020-03-31 19:00 

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What you need to do to get your government stimulus check...

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion signed into law [...]...

 2020-03-31 19:00 

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Wolf places 7 more counties under stay-home order...

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM and MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf added seven more counties Tuesday to his order to stay at home as the new virus expanded its reach and Pennsylvania reported [...]...

 2020-03-31 17:00 

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UN begins home food drops for Gaza's needy to stem virus...

By FARES AKRAM GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. aid agency Tuesday began delivering food to the homes of impoverished Palestinians instead of making them pick up such parcels at crowded distribution centers [...]...

 2020-03-31 15:00 

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Companies find a new purpose; workplace rules have changed...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. [...]...

 2020-03-31 15:00 

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Barcelona won't reach record revenue because of virus...

By TALES AZZONI MADRID (AP) — Barcelona had been on track for a record season in revenues, set to surpass 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for the first time in club history. A month later, [...]...

 2020-03-31 15:00 

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

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level in nearly three years as the impact of the coronavirus on the economy began to be felt. The Conference [...]...

 2020-03-31 13:54 

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Trump approves Pennsylvania disaster declaration...

WILKES-BARRE — President Donald J. Trump Tuesday declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus ...

 2020-03-31 13:18 

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

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

 2020-03-31 09:00 

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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 [...]...

 2020-03-31 07:00 

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

By NICK PERRY and JOCELYN NOVECK 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 [...]...

 2020-03-31 03:00 

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Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus...

By MIKE CORDER THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the [...]...

 2020-03-31 03:00 

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'Ghostbusters,' 'Morbius' postponed to 2021 due to virus...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures on Monday cleared out its summer calendar due to the coronavirus, postponing the releases of Jason Reitman's "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and the Marvel movie "Morbius" to 2021. Hollywood's summer s...

 2020-03-31 03:00 

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AP PHOTOS: Cherry blossoms, empty stores in virus-hit Japan...

NARA, Japan (AP) — Cherry blossoms are in season and the ancient Japanese capital of Nara, with its majestic Todaiji "Big Buddha" temple and its herds of deer, would normally be packed. This year, it's [...]...

 2020-03-31 01:00 

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Job cuts pile up, Ford to make ventilators at parts plant...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. [...]...

 2020-03-31 01:00 

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van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus...

By MIKE CORDER THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the [...]...

 2020-03-31 01:00 

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US extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers...

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday renewed several waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran, allowing Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran's civilian nuclear facilities without [...]...

 2020-03-30 23:39 

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As MLB ponders post-virus season, players worry about health...

As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport: Co...

 2020-03-30 23:00 

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Liberty University: We're complying with virus-related ban...

By SARAH RANKIN RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor on Monday ordered all higher education institutions to halt any in-person instruction amid the pandemic, a move likely directed at Liberty University, which initially declined to [...]...

 2020-03-30 22:57 

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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 21:00 

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'Staggering': New York virus death toll rises above 1,200...

By TOM HAYS and MARINA VILLENEUVE NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived Monday in New York City as the number of deaths in the state from the outbreak climbed [...]...

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