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 2020-04-02 15:24 

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Alert: Iran's parliament says speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is in quarantine...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's parliament says speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is in quarantine....

 2020-04-02 15:16 

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Nebraska unemployment surges again as virus forces closures...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska saw another record-setting surge in unemployment claims last week as the new coronavirus forced more businesses to close and lay off workers, according to new data released Thursday. The state received 24,572 unemployment cla...

 2020-04-02 15:15 

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Columbus man killed by officer after chase in stolen vehicle...

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A police chief in northeast Mississippi says a 19-year-old man has been shot to death by an officer after a chase in a stolen vehicle. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant identified the dead man as Austin Hines of Columbus, the Com...

 2020-04-02 15:15 

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Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ____________ ZOOM: At the end of last year,...

 2020-04-02 15:13 

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State copes with jobless surge, creates nursing home plan...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut officials are struggling to handle an overwhelming number of unemployment claims stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. The governor said during an MSNBC interview that hundreds of retired...

 2020-04-02 15:06 

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Crecimiento exponencial de Zoom durante el coronavirus...

La pandemia del coronavirus ha impactado la economa global con una velocidad sin precedentes. Un vistazo a los sucesos del jueves, relacionados con la economa, el empleo y la propagacin del virus. VIDEOCONFERENCIA A fines del ao pasado, la empresa de vide...

 2020-04-02 15:06 

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Trump says he expects Russia, Saudis to cut oil production...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will end an oil war and dramatically cut production. The global gut in production, coupled with a slowing economy from the coronavirus pandemic, has sent energy...

 2020-04-02 15:05 

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Man fleeing police crashes into car, killing woman, child...

A man attempting to flee police hit another car, killing a woman and her 7-year-old niece on Wednesday night in Daytona, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Daytona Beach police attempted to stop Nelson Reed, 33, on Wednesday night, according to Lt. Kim Mont...

 2020-04-02 14:56 

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Hawaii government struggling with idle workers due to virus...

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's state government is attempting to determine how to make more workers productive amid prohibitions on less essential work that cannot be done during the coronavirus outbreak. Some state senators were frustrated after learning e...

 2020-04-02 14:54 

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Legislative cafeteria worker tests positive for COVID-19...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The COVID-19 outbreak has reached into North Carolina's Legislative Building, where a cafeteria employee tested positive for the virus, the building's manager said. The unidentified worker was sent home March 26 after showing ...

 2020-04-02 14:53 

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Hawaii school provides laptops for home use due to virus...

HONOLULU (AP) - A school on Hawaii island has distributed laptops to students who need the computers to take part in online education during the coronavirus outbreak. Hawaii News Now reported Wednesday that Pahoa High and Intermediate School distributed a...

 2020-04-02 14:46 

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Indiana reports 13 more coronavirus deaths, total now at 78...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Thirteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, raising the state's virus death toll to 78 while its confirmed cases surged past 3,000, state health officials said Thursday. Indiana's number of con...

 2020-04-02 14:37 

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South African cops storm Cape Town church to expel migrants...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - South African police wearing riot gear forced their way into a church in central Cape Town on Thursday to remove hundreds of foreign migrants who had been sheltering there for months. The operation at the Central Methodist C...

 2020-04-02 14:33 

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New Mexico has few medical masks to spare as virus spreads...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - As nationwide demand for health protection equipment surges, New Mexico's health care system has a limited statewide stock of about 44,000 snug-fitting N95 face masks that protect medical workers from the coronavirus by filtering...

 2020-04-02 14:29 

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Groups wants Rhode Island to do more for those hurt by virus...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A coalition of labor unions and social justice organizations in Rhode Island is calling on state leaders to pass their own coronavirus relief package to help workers and the newly unemployed. The federal government's relief pac...

 2020-04-02 14:28 

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Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers...

PARIS (AP) - The worldwide race to protect people against being infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear masks, ge...

 2020-04-02 14:27 

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AP Week in Pictures, Middle East...

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between March 26 - April 1, 2020. This week's selection includes scenes across the r...

 2020-04-02 14:21 

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Number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment surges...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits soared to nearly 113,000 last week as the coronavirus outbreak continued to wreak havoc on the economy. A total of 112,726 Kentuckians filed initial unemployment claim...

 2020-04-02 14:21 

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Russia's Putin orders month of non-work to curb coronavirus...

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Putin said he was extending the non-working poli...

 2020-04-02 14:15 

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Virus spreads through South Dakota family's close ties...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - After South Dakota lawmaker Bob Glanzer became one of the first people in the state to be sickened by the coronavirus from an unknown source, his hometown of Huron acted quickly to try to blunt the infection rate, but officials co...

 2020-04-02 14:12 

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NJ unemployment claims skyrocket to record level...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A record number of New Jersey residents applied for unemployment benefits last week, climbing 32% higher than the week before, the state Labor Department accounced Thursday. There were more than 206,000 claims for the week ending Marc...

 2020-04-02 14:11 

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Feds seek breakup of Altria-Juul deal on antitrust grounds...

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette startup Juul Labs, saying their partnership amounted to an agreement not to compete in the U.S. vaping market. The a...

 2020-04-02 14:07 

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State says over 58,000 seek jobless aid amid virus response...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than 58,000 people filed unemployment claims in Iowa last week as efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus took a toll on the state's economy, according to figures released Thursday. Iowa Workforce Development reporte...

 2020-04-02 14:02 

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Alert: President Vladimir Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until the end of April due to the coronavirus...

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until the end of April due to the coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 14:00 

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VIRUS DIARY: Fantasy baseball, when real ball is the fantasy...

CINCINNATI (AP) -...

 2020-04-02 14:00 

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Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect in St. Charles...

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A man suspected of home invasion in suburban St. Louis is recovering after being shot by the homeowner, and he's also expected to face criminal charges. Police in St. Charles say the man entered a home early Thursday, and the h...

 2020-04-02 13:53 

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Alaska fishing industry plans for salmon season amid virus...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska government officials and fishing industry professionals are making plans to ensure the state can have a strong summer salmon season amid changes forced by the outbreak of the coronavirus. Alaska's chief medical officer ...

 2020-04-02 13:51 

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Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs and quiet skies...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ____________ ZOOM: At the end of last year,...

 2020-04-02 13:45 

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Police: Double murder-suicide suspected in 3 Oklahoma deaths...

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) - Police in Oklahoma have identified the three people who were found fatally shot near a convenience store and believe the deaths were a double murder-suicide. According to a police report, 32-year-old Aymondray Myers, Sr. fatally shot...

 2020-04-02 13:35 

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Alert: Stocks open slightly higher even after applications for unemployment benefits surge as millions of jobs are lost...

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks open slightly higher even after applications for unemployment benefits surge as millions of jobs are lost....

 2020-04-02 13:31 

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Georgia man accused of White House attack plot pleads guilty...

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man accused of plotting to attack the White House with an antitank rocket and explosives has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of attempting to destroy, by fire or an...

 2020-04-02 13:29 

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Record 311,000 file initial unemployment claims in Michigan...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Claims for unemployment benefits continued to skyrocket in Michigan last week during the coronavirus pandemic, when 311,000 people filed initial applications - more than double from the previous week. The number of applications shatt...

 2020-04-02 13:22 

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Billions in virus aid aim to shelter, test the homeless...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration said Thursday it is distributing about $3 billion in the first round of coronavirus aid to help the homeless find emergency shelter and communities expand testing and treatment. Advocacy groups say the homeless p...

 2020-04-02 13:15 

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Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an...

 2020-04-02 13:14 

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Kansas plans to increase testing soon in fight against virus...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is gearing up for a large increase in testing as it works to bring an outbreak of the coronavirus under control. Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas secretary of health and environment, said Wednesday that he expects to have up to 64,000 tes...

 2020-04-02 13:13 

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With US border work on track, rural towns fear an outbreak...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Major construction projects moving forward along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are raising fears that the coronavirus could race through temporary camps and workers could spread it to nearby rural communities that would no...

 2020-04-02 12:57 

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Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is focusing on job...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said Thursday he feels safe despite reports he's received online threats and has had uncomfortable personal encounters with admirers that prompted the Trump administration ...

 2020-04-02 12:54 

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

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last wee k, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is resisting calls to iss...

 2020-04-02 12:51 

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U.S. delivers 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia...

HELSINKI (AP) - The United States says it has delivered 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia as part of a larger contract with the Baltic NATO member and the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn said in a statement on Thursday that...

 2020-04-02 12:46 

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Authorities capture man sought in triple fatal bar shooting...

LIMA, Ohio (AP) - A man sought in a shooting at northwest Ohio bar that left three people dead has been captured. Deontray Forrest, 24, of Lima, was arrested without incident Wednesday at an apartment in Cleveland by officers with the Northern Ohio Violen...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

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A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount...

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The job cuts are mounting against the back...

 2020-04-02 12:31 

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Alert: US unemployment claims hit 6.6 million -- another record high -- as layoffs accelerate in face of coronavirus...

WASHINGTON (AP) - US unemployment claims hit 6.6 million -- another record high -- as layoffs accelerate in face of coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 12:18 

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Man accused of fatally shooting wife will remain jailed...

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting his wife in their northern New Jersey home last week will remain jailed pending his murder trial, a judge has ruled. A lawyer for Alexander Jacobs, 74,, argued during Wednesday's detention he...

 2020-04-02 12:17 

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Thailand imposes 6-hour nightly curfew to combat virus...

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's prime minister announced a nationwide 10 p.m.-to-4 a.m curfew starting Friday to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The measure announced Thursday evening by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is the latest in a slow tighten...

 2020-04-02 12:10 

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UK vows to 'massively' increase virus testing amid criticism...

LONDON (AP) - Political opponents, scientists and even usually supportive newspapers lambasted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday over his government's broken promises on wider testing for the COVID-19 virus. Johnson's Conservative g...

 2020-04-02 12:10 

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Man killed over parking dispute was shot in the head...

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) - A 27-year-old Lynnwood-area man has been charged with second-degree murder, accused by Snohomish County prosecutors of fatally shooting a man after a fight over parking. Alex Valdovinos was arrested Saturday after witnesses identifi...

 2020-04-02 12:10 

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Profit forecasts tank as virus pandemic whacks economy...

NEW YORK (AP) - The virus pandemic that has killed over 40,000 people worldwide is also wreaking havoc on corporate profits, with Wall Street forecasting a double-digit decline in the second quarter and no return to growth the rest of the year. Companies ...

 2020-04-02 12:01 

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Police: Man shot pregnant woman while playing with gun...

KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man shot a pregnant woman while playing with a gun, authorities said. William Noble Brown IV, 27, was charged with multiple felonies after he called police Monday to report a woman he lived with was shot in the arm, The ...

 2020-04-02 12:00 

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Video journals: Global youth describe life in virus crisis...

Take out your phone. Point the video camera at yourself. And tell us: What is it like to be a young person in your corner of the world, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis?...

 2020-04-02 11:49 

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Police: Man driving under influence kills one in fatal crash...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man who was driving under the influence of drugs killed a passenger in a car crash, authorities said. Dawson Hatfield was booked into a Louisville jail Wednesday on several charges including murder, news outlets reported....

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