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Georgia prosecutor pledges to find justice in Arbery slaying

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta-area prosecutor now handling the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery spoke for the first time about the case on Friday, pledging to "make sure that we find justice" for a broken family and community. Georgia Bureau of … more

Biden: If you can't choose me over Trump, 'you ain't black'

ATLANTA - Joe Biden suggested on Friday that African-Americans who back President Donald Trump "ain't black," comments that stirred controversy over whether he was being condescending to voters who could decide whether he wins the White … more

How should I clean, store my face mask?

The Associated Press Cloth face masks worn during the coronavirus pandemic should be washed regularly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health experts recommend wearing a mask made from cotton fabric, … more

Poll: Many in U.S. won't return to gym or dining out

WASHINGTON (AP) - Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly allowing businesses to reopen, according to a new survey by … more

Detective, nurse, confidant: Virus tracers play many roles

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She's trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he's … more

Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Georgia man who filmed cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery's fatal shooting was arrested Thursday and charged with murder. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said … more

U.S. says it's pulling out of Open Skies surveillance treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration notified international partners on Thursday that it's pulling out of a treaty that permits 30-plus nations to conduct unarmed, observation flights over each other's territory - overflights initially set up … more

As nation reopens, a historic referendum on risk begins

WASHINGTON - We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the beach? Can our children go back to school? Can … more

As virus swamps Peru, Venezuelan migrants are collecting the dead

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Faustino L pez was terrified after his wife, Ang lica, was hospitalized with the coronavirus last month. Deeply shaken by seeing her so seriously ill after 45 years of marriage, and worried about falling sick himself, L pez … more

GOP weighs jobless aid cuts to urge Americans back to work

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell huddled Thursday at the White House as Republicans stake out new plans to phase out coronavirus-related unemployment benefits to encourage Americans to go back to … more

In Hong Kong lockdown, watched by a wristband

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Apple, Google release technology for smartphone pandemic apps

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Nations reopen, struggle to define 'a new normal'

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South Carolina will reopen attractions ahead of Memorial Day

COLUMBIA - On Wednesday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced he is allowing the reopening Friday of mini golf courses, go-kart tracks, museums and amusement parks just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Beaches were packed last … more

Thousands evacuated as river dams break in central Michigan

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan from flooded communities, and the governor warned that one downtown … more

2017 video shows Ga. officer tried to stun Ahmaud Arbery

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A video released this week shows police in Georgia attempting to search Ahmaud Arbery's parked car in 2017 and when he declines to let them and begins to walk back to the vehicle, an officer tries to use a stun gun on … more

Flooding hits parts of Midwest, with evacuations in Michigan

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) - People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river were evacuated Tuesday following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. Two Midland-area schools were opened … more

States accused of fudging or bungling virus testing data

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, … more

Fed's Powell says new lending programs to launch by June 1

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Fed's lending programs for medium-sized businesses and state and local governments would begin operating by the end of this month. Powell said that while the Fed has … more

Tropical Storm Arthur hits N.C. coast with rain

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) - Tropical Storm Arthur brought heavy rain to North Carolina's coast on Monday as forecasters warned that the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season could also spread life-threatening surf and rip currents along … more
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