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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

Thousands defer plans to leave the military during crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Army Sgt. Antonio Gozikowski was planning to leave the military next month and head to college. After serving for six years, the dental assistant's goal was to become a dentist and then return to the Army in a few years with his … more

Powell: Recovery could begin by summer, but will likely be slow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in the second half of the year, assuming the coronavirus doesn't erupt in a second wave. But … more

Investigation targets WHO virus response

GENEVA - The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which has been clouded by finger-pointing between the U.S. … more

Moderna: Early vaccine results are encouraging

An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday. Study volunteers given either a low or … more

Stark disparities in New York City's virus toll

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has cut an unequal path of grief through New York City, hitting hardest in a ring of predominantly poorer, nonwhite neighborhoods a long subway and bus ride from … more

Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sale

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats say the State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump last week was investigating possible impropriety in a massive arms sale to Saudi … more

FBI: Shooter at Pensacola base coordinated with al-Qaida

The gunman who killed three U.S. sailors at a military base in Florida last year repeatedly communicated with al-Qaida operatives about planning and tactics in the months leading up to the attack, … more

Trump says he's taking malaria drug to protect against virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the new coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be … more

Bird-watching soars as bored Americans head outdoors amid COVID-19 pandemic

Conner Brown, a 25-year-old law student at Stanford University, spent the early days of the pandemic following his brother as he spotted and collected characters in the Pokemon Go mobile game. Then, Brown noticed the birds. "I thought, 'Why … more
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