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  • Doctor’s death highlights limits of coronavirus death count

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass’ family begged him to work from home. He refused, pointing to his patients at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol treatment center where he served as medical director. “He said he was on the front lines and they needed him,” […]
  • Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working remotely, no one thought about the pillow. It sat — slightly crookedly — on a chair behind Gayle King in the makeshift studio set up in her family room. And that pillow, every […]
  • Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working remotely, no one thought about the pillow. It sat — slightly crookedly — on a chair behind Gayle King in the makeshift studio set up in her family room. And that pillow, every […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews truth on lending aid, virus risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a rosy portrait of a smoothly running federal emergency lending program for small businesses that doesn’t match reality and revised history yet again on how seriously he took the coronavirus threat, suggesting he likened it to a pandemic flu. He never did. A look at his claims, also […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews truth on lending aid, virus risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a rosy portrait of a smoothly running federal emergency lending program for small businesses that doesn’t match reality and revised history yet again on how seriously he took the coronavirus threat, suggesting he likened it to a pandemic flu. He never did. A look at his claims, also […]
  • Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans

    As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans. Democratic lawmakers and community leaders in cities hard-hit by the pandemic have been sounding the alarm over what they see as a disturbing trend of the virus killing African Americans at […]
  • Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans

    As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans. Democratic lawmakers and community leaders in cities hard-hit by the pandemic have been sounding the alarm over what they see as a disturbing trend of the virus killing African Americans at […]
  • Trump-Biden election off-limits for US bettors (so far)

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Double down on Donald, or bet big on Biden? Plenty of Americans would like the chance to place a bet on the upcoming presidential election (and sports books would love to take their money), but so far, it is not legal anywhere in the country. It actually was permitted for […]
  • At emergency March meetings Fed pledged to use full arsenal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials pledged at two emergency meetings last month to use their full arsenal to bolster the U.S. economy being brought to its knees by the coronavirus outbreak. Minutes of the two meetings released Wednesday show that Fed officials were alarmed at the impact the virus was already having on U.S. […]
  • At emergency March meetings Fed pledged to use full arsenal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials pledged at two emergency meetings last month to use their full arsenal to bolster the U.S. economy being brought to its knees by the coronavirus outbreak. Minutes of the two meetings released Wednesday show that Fed officials were alarmed at the impact the virus was already having on U.S. […]
  • EPA proposes buyout of homes contaminated by arsenic mine

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to buy several homes contaminated by arsenic from a 19th-century mine in upstate New York as part of a $5.8 million Superfund cleanup plan announced Wednesday. The agency said an as-yet undetermined number of residents would be relocated and their homes demolished at the 12-acre […]
  • Flood risk remains a concern along eastern Missouri River

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding remains a concern in several states along the Missouri River, even though the weather has been kind so far this spring, according to the National Weather Service. The agency said Wednesday that the flood risk is high in eastern South Dakota, eastern North Dakota, eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, eastern Kansas […]
  • ‘Full House,’ Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas L. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers” before beginning a new chapter as a Broadway producer, has died. He was 79. Miller died Sunday in Salisbury, Connecticut, from complications of heart disease, a spokeswoman for Miller’s family said Wednesday. The Wisconsin […]
  • Presidential betting gets axed quickly in West Virginia

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For just a moment, West Virginia was the only state in the country to allow betting on the presidential election. The short-lived play by bookmaker giant FanDuel, which was approved by the state lottery board, was announced and then quickly nixed Tuesday night in a bizarre sequence that appeared to baffle […]
  • Dems debate how to hit Trump on virus, economy amid crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are wrestling over how best to assail President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy’s shutdown, even as the country lurches into an unpredictable campaign season during its most devastating crisis in decades. Trump has provided Democrats with plenty of political fodder, including leading a slow-footed […]
  • Dreaded uptick worldwide of dead spiritual leaders

    The Louisiana pastor who preached courage from his deathbed. The nun who always insisted that her order “get down to brass tacks,” and help people. The rabbi who made sure his students did not lack clothes or books. Even as parishioners, followers and the faithful seek solace and strength from religious leaders in a time […]
  • Allen Garfield, elite ’70s character actor, dies at 80

    NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Garfield, the veteran character actor who was a vital player in classic 1970s films like “The Conversation” and “Nashville,” has died. He was 80. Garfield’s sister, Lois Goorwitz, said he died Tuesday in Los Angeles due to complications from COVID-19. Garfield had been a resident at the Motion Picture Television […]
  • Review: Alvarez returns with a stunning reflection on loss

    “Afterlife,” by Julia Alvarez (Algonquin Books) I like to imagine fiction writers are a fairly collegial bunch when they’re not dreaming up stories. But more than a few of Julia Alvarez’s peers must be shaking their heads that she can take almost 15 years off from writing adult fiction and come back with a novel […]
  • Healthy baby elephant born at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson are celebrating the birth of a baby elephant. Zoo officials say the baby was born Monday to Semba, a 30-year-old African elephant, and that it weighed nearly 300 pounds (131 kilograms) after 22 months of gestation. Officials described the baby elephant as “healthy, standing […]
  • A sad Holy Week after virus death of 1st Catholic priest

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Animo!” Courage! In life, the Rev. Jorge Ortiz-Garay would repeat the word in Spanish when he encouraged teenagers to stay in school, when he fed the homeless, when he consoled those who lost loved ones. Now, parishioners repeat his favorite word to pay homage to the devoted leader of their community, […]

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