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Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese … more

Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

MINNEAPOLIS — The white Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck was arrested on murder charges Friday and accused in court papers of ignoring another … more

U.S.: Transgender sports inclusion violates civil rights of other high school athletes

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that … more

Protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd night

MINNEAPOLIS - Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked … more

Mail-in voting could turn Election Day into Election Week

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November's presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts … more

Fires, looting rock Minneapolis after man's death; 1 dead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned and looters struck Thursday after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with damage … more

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

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U.S. virus deaths at 100,000: What does a number mean?

All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our … more

Huge Washington unemployment fraud is warning to other states

SEATTLE (AP) - The first word Seattle political consultant Dayna Lurie had that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name was when her boss called. "Did you quit without telling me?" he asked. "We got an unemployment form from the state … more

House votes by proxy for 1st time in pandemic

WASHINGTON - It's a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers were voting by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risk of travel to Washington during the pandemic. To mark Wednesday's history-making … more

Minneapolis mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

MINNEAPOLIS - The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man during an arrest, even after the man said he couldn't breathe and … more

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to plans … more

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.One of the nation's … more

Video shows officer kneeling on neck of black man who died

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis was seen on a bystander's video pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck during the arrest and kept his knee there for several minutes after the … more

Moms behind bars nurture relationships with visitors in unusual prison garden

Leaves are rustling. You can hear the sound of children kicking a ball, plinking the keys of a toy xylophone. People are laughing and talking. Are you picturing a prison? My colleagues and I did - … more

Ga. governor offers state as alternative GOP convention host

WASHINGTON - Georgia's governor is offering his state and its "world-class facilities" as host of the Republican National Convention - a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state's … more

Blood clots pose perplexing coronavirus threat

First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body. Darlene Gildersleeve thought she had recovered from COVID-19. Doctors said she just needed rest. … more

N.Y. Stock Exchange reopens amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) - The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday in a largely symbolic step toward economic recovery, and stocks surged, even as the official U.S. death toll from the coronavirus closed in on 100,000, a mark … more

Rowling publishes 1st chapters of story online

LONDON (AP) - J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called "The Ickabog," which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The "Harry Potter" author said Tuesday she wrote … more

Twitter gives Trump a pass on unfounded 'murder' allegations

President Donald Trump is again pushing the limits of Twitter's attempts to deal with national leaders who spread misinformation and engage in personal abuse, this time with a barrage of baseless … more
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