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Mnuchin and Powell push differing priorities to aid economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the gravest U.S. economic crisis in decades, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell offered Congress contrasting views Tuesday of what the government's...
May. 19, 2020

Russia: Military helicopter crash lands killing all crew

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said one of its helicopters crash-landed in an uninhabited area north of Moscow late Tuesday, killing all crew members. The Defense Ministry said the...
May. 19, 2020

Mexico City virus deaths triple official toll, group says

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A registry of death certificates in Mexico City suggests there were 4,577 cases where doctors mentioned coronavirus or COVID-19 as a possible or probable cause of...
May. 19, 2020

NPR says $4.7 million grant boosts local news efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — National Public Radio said Tuesday that it has received a $4.7 million grant that will allow it to fund investigative reporting units for regional hubs in...
May. 19, 2020

Pier 1 to go out of business and close all 540 stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Pier 1, the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores. The...
May. 19, 2020

Speech advocate Annie Glenn, astronaut's wife, dies at 100

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Annie Glenn, who was thrust into the spotlight in 1962 when her husband became the first American to orbit the Earth, but who shied away from...
May. 19, 2020

Officials: Car lender to pay $550M in multi-state settlement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-four attorneys general announced a $550 million settlement Tuesday with auto loan financing company Santander over allegations it knowingly targeted consumers who were likely to default...
May. 19, 2020

States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As large parts of the U.S. ease their lockdowns against the coronavirus, public health officials in some states are being accused of bungling infection statistics or...
May. 19, 2020

Man, 83, admits he killed neighbors then shoots himself

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa-area man shot and killed his neighbors before turning the gun on himself in front of police officers who pleaded to him to lower the...
May. 19, 2020

Virginia family out for ride finds nearly $1 million in road

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family out for a ride to get a change of scenery after being holed up due to the coronavirus found nearly $1 million in...
May. 19, 2020

Cuomo: Some hospital visits, Memorial Day gatherings OK

NEW YORK (AP) — COVID-19 patients will be allowed visitors in some New York hospitals and small Memorial Day ceremonies will be allowed. In New York City, online schooling will...
May. 19, 2020

The Latest: Egypt announces more anti-coronavirus measures

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can...
May. 19, 2020

Jail in virus hot spot holds dozens authorized for release

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland jail in a COVID-19 hot spot is detaining more than 100 prisoners who have been authorized or ordered by a court to be...
May. 19, 2020

What can a COVID-19 antibody test tell us?

What can a COVID-19 antibody test tell me? An antibody test might show if you had COVID-19 in the recent past, which most experts think gives people some protection from...
May. 19, 2020

Donation brings a bit of Mardi Gras to hospital workers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Emily Bauman is a believer in the power of music. So when she got her stimulus check, she put that power to work -- for New...
May. 19, 2020

Google says it won't build AI tools for oil and gas drillers

Google says it will no longer build custom artificial intelligence tools for speeding up oil and gas extraction, separating itself from cloud computing rivals Microsoft and Amazon. A statement from...
May. 19, 2020

Police: Young girls, grandmother attacked in home invasion

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls and tying up and beating their grandmother in her apartment was caught naked in the attic of...
May. 19, 2020

Long-suffering California GOP sees revival in rare House win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans have been waiting for a turning point and some think it's finally arrived. The party of Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan has been...
May. 19, 2020

The Latest: Dutch bars, restaurants can reopen June 1

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can...
May. 19, 2020

Oregon high court keeps state virus restrictions in place

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has kept statewide virus restrictions in place by halting a judge’s order to end them in a lawsuit filed by churches claiming...
May. 19, 2020

VIRUS DIARY: Of pandemics, parenting and ... Michael Jordan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as...
May. 19, 2020

New York to allow small Memorial Day ceremonies

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers will be able to hold small Memorial Day ceremonies. Online schooling will continue through the summer for some 177,700 New York City public school...
May. 19, 2020

'Twilight' actor found dead with girlfriend in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An actor in the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend were found dead last week in a Las Vegas condominium, authorities said Tuesday. Clark County Coroner John...
May. 19, 2020

Report: Chemical firm Chemours won't face federal charges

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against a chemical company that for years discharged compounds with unknown health risks into a North Carolina river,...
May. 19, 2020

As EU talks stall, UK outlines tariffs for post-Brexit world

LONDON (AP) — The British government published Tuesday the outlines of a new post-Brexit tariff regime that could potentially lead to a fall in the price of thousands of products,...
May. 19, 2020

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