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The Latest: Restaurateur, 'Top Chef' winner dies of virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 450,000 people and killed over 20,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms...
Mar. 25, 2020

Publix stores to have barriers for cashiers as virus spreads

MIAMI (AP) — Florida-based grocery chain Publix announced it will install plexiglass barriers to protect its cashiers, joining other retailers that are installing the shields to protect employees and customers...
Mar. 25, 2020

Mexico police investigate store robberies as virus spreads

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities in multiple states are investigating a spate of robberies and lootings at large stores that may be connected to incitement circulating on social networks...
Mar. 25, 2020

'The whole city laid off': US jobless claims climb sky high

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barely a week ago, David McGraw was cooking daily for hundreds of fine diners at one of New Orleans’ illustrious restaurants. Today, he’s cooking for himself,...
Mar. 25, 2020

New York mobilizes against expected onslaught from the virus

Just days after New York leaders ordered people to stay home, authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster Wednesday, the city's emergence as the nation's biggest coronavirus...
Mar. 25, 2020

Chef Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 of coronavirus complications

NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications...
Mar. 25, 2020

Zimbabwe doctors, nurses strike over little virus protection

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's public hospital doctors and nurses went on strike Wednesday over a lack of protective gear as the coronavirus begins to spread in a country whose...
Mar. 25, 2020

Prentice Penny puts a fresh spin on wine films in 'Uncorked'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an early scene in Prentice Penny’s debut feature, “Uncorked,” his main character Elijah is trying to help a customer who doesn’t know much about wine...
Mar. 25, 2020

Ferguson settles municipal court fees lawsuit for $1.7M

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused its municipal court of charging illegal court fees,...
Mar. 25, 2020

Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years...
Mar. 25, 2020

Opening day memories: From Seaver to Scully, Ted to the Ted

No game today. On what was supposed to be opening day all around the majors, ballparks will be shut Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic. So while we wait and...
Mar. 25, 2020

Federal judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access oil pipeline; calls Army Corps' assessment inadequate

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access oil pipeline; calls Army Corps' assessment inadequate.
Mar. 25, 2020

Biden calls for 'meticulous oversight' of virus aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way,” but he said it requires “meticulous oversight”...
Mar. 25, 2020

The Latest: South Africa bans dog-walking during lockdown

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 450,000 people and killed over 20,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms...
Mar. 25, 2020

The Latest: Cannabis stocks surge as virus shut-ins load up

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the action in the financial markets (all times local): 12:53 p.m. Cannabis stocks are flying high as investors see green following a recent...
Mar. 25, 2020

The Latest: Turkey keeping schools closed through April 30

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 440,000 people and killed over 19,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms...
Mar. 25, 2020

Florida governor's coronavirus dilemma: health vs. economy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been walking a tightrope for weeks during the coronavirus crisis, trying to protect both residents vulnerable to the virus and...
Mar. 25, 2020

Plan for ethane 'cracker' plant in US takes a step forward

CLEVELAND (AP) — A partnership of two Asia-based companies proposing to build an ethane “cracker” plant along the Ohio River announced Wednesday it had reached economic development agreements that would...
Mar. 25, 2020

Stocks jump, heading for first back-to-back gain in 6 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are adding to their gains Wednesday as Congress moves closer to passing a $2 trillion package to help the economy deal with damage caused by...
Mar. 25, 2020

First signs of disruption appear in housing; markets 'calm'

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here is a look at some...
Mar. 25, 2020

The Latest: Italy reports 683 more deaths as cases level off

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 440,000 people and killed over 19,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms...
Mar. 25, 2020

Trump administration urged to free migrants as virus surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates...
Mar. 25, 2020

Coronavirus closures pushing new US jobless claims sky high

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barely a week ago, David McGraw was cooking daily for hundreds of fine diners at one of New Orleans’ illustrious restaurants. Today, he’s cooking for himself,...
Mar. 25, 2020

Census address work succeeded despite trouble hiring staff

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though the U.S. Census Bureau had trouble finding workers for its massive address-verification work late last summer, it managed to complete the job under budget...
Mar. 25, 2020

The Latest: Canada requires returning travelers to isolate

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 428,000 people and killed over 19,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms...
Mar. 25, 2020

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