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  • Analysis: It’s time for Tomjanovich to get the Hall’s call

    The votes are in, and word is about to come if this, finally, is the year that former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich gets the call from the Basketball Hall of Fame. He’s due. “Long overdue,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. The opinions that matter are held by the 24 people who submitted their […]
  • Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street rises on pricier oil

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets tumbled Friday after soaring U.S. job losses tempered enthusiasm about a possible deal to stabilize oil prices amid anxiety over the global economic decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all retreated. Australia’s main index fell 2.3%. Some markets followed Wall Street higher […]
  • Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths mounted with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States, while the outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks and by Friday had sickened more than a million people. The public health crisis deepened […]
  • Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted. The outspoken coach on Wednesday night tweeted a picture depicting an elderly woman knitting, the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, […]
  • ‘Surreal’: NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard. “Every person there, they’re not a body,” he said. “They’re a father, they’re a mother, they’re a grandmother. They’re not bodies. They’re people.” Like […]
  • Coronavirus survivor: ‘In my blood, there may be answers’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients. “It is definitely overwhelming to know that in my blood, there may be answers,” […]
  • California homeless advocate: ‘We’re moving way too slowly’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. Elected officials have vowed repeatedly to get homeless people indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult to help them. Relatively few of California’s 150,000 […]
  • Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as virus spreads

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment. Now, fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic is […]
  • In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century, one that has already killed more than 5,000 Americans and put 10 million others out of work. President Donald Trump and House Speaker […]
  • Jobs report Friday is expected to end record hiring streak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a record 113 straight months of hiring, the government’s monthly jobs report Friday is expected to show that the American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a result of the coronavirus. Economists have forecast that the government will say employers shed about 150,000 jobs and that the […]
  • Greitens’ re-emergence fuels speculation of a comeback

    O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has re-emerged after nearly two years out of the public eye, fueling speculation that his resignation after a tawdry scandal didn’t kill his political aspirations. He won’t run for governor this year, at least not as a Republican. The filing deadline was Tuesday. But Greitens could […]
  • US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage

    The U.S. government Thursday eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men and other key groups because of a drop in the nation's blood supply.
  • Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

    SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94. The virtuoso who had played for presidents at the White House during his long and esteemed career died Wednesday at his home in Saddle River, New Jersey. His […]
  • Trump campaign calls Sessions ‘delusional’ in letter

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running for a U.S. Senate seat, objecting to Sessions’ portrayal of himself as a Trump supporter in a campaign mailer. The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. […]
  • Cardboard cutouts pose as guests for wedding amid COVID-19

    DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — Cardboard cutout wedding guests will make for a not-so-cookie-cutter wedding as a Michigan couple prepares to tie the knot during the coronavirus pandemic. After Amy Simonson and Dan Stuglik’s wedding plans were disrupted amid the outbreak, a packaging company donated more than 100 cardboard cutouts to pose as stand-ins for the […]
  • Porn warning labels bill becomes Utah law amid controversy

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Pornography will have to come with a warning label in Utah after Gov. Gary Herbert allowed the measure to become law over protest from the adult-entertainment industry. If producers don’t include a one-sentence warning label on obscene materials about potential harm to minors, they could face a $2,500 penalty per […]
  • ‘Surreal’: NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard. “Every person there, they’re not a body,” he said. “They’re a father, they’re a mother, they’re a grandmother. They’re not bodies. They’re people.” Like […]
  • ‘Surreal’: NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard. “Every person there, they’re not a body,” he said. “They’re a father, they’re a mother, they’re a grandmother. They’re not bodies. They’re people.” Like […]
  • Testing issues cloud scope of California’s virus outbreak

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as a backlog of 59,000 pending tests is growing, delaying some people from getting results for up to 12 days and leaving an incomplete picture of how widespread the outbreak is in the state. Testing rolled out slowly in California but is accelerating […]
  • Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was ordered immediately freed from a Manhattan federal lockup four months early Thursday by a judge who cited his asthma and the greater danger he would face behind bars during the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer made the ruling a day after telling lawyers on […]

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