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Historic unemployment rate upends Trump’s reelection bid

AP 05/10/2020

NEW YORK — The record unemployment rate reported on Friday captured the pain of a nation where tens of millions of jobs suddenly vanished, devastating the economy and forcing President Donald Trump to overcome historic headwinds to…

Sun draws many out in US, Europe; Russia virus numbers grow

AP 05/03/2020

NEW YORK  — Gorgeous spring weather across the United States and Europe on Saturday drew people cooped up inside for weeks outside to soak in the sun, even as additional coronavirus hot spots in Russia and Pakistan…

Virus forces cancellation of iconic events like Oktoberfest

AP 04/22/2020

ATLANTA — Spain called off the Running of the Bulls in July, the U.S. scrapped the national spelling bee in June and Germany canceled Oktoberfest five months away, making it clear Tuesday that the effort to beat…

Draft date unknown, but NBA presses on with evaluations

AP 04/14/2020

There are many unknowns about the NBA draft, though some elements are proceeding as usual and one deadline is looming this week. The NBA — as per usual — has been sending evaluations to players who are…

Disney World furloughing 43,000 more workers due to virus

AP 04/12/2020

ORLANDO, Florida  — Walt Disney World plans to stop paying wages to 43,000 workers in about a week while allowing them to keep their benefits for up to a year in what is the largest wave of…

Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking

AP 04/11/2020

KANSAS CITY — Apple and Google launched a major joint effort to leverage smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. New software the companies plan to add to phones would make it easier to use Bluetooth wireless…

Kobe, Duncan headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

AP 04/05/2020

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any.…

Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands

AP 03/28/2020

  Is it safe to pick up your mail? How about those packages from your online orders? And how safe are the people we count on to make those deliveries? Health experts say the risks are very…

Olympic torch relay postponed too

AP 03/25/2020

TOKYO — The Olympic torch relay was postponed Tuesday because the Tokyo Games themselves were pushed back to 2021. Organizers had planned to go ahead with the relay, starting Thursday, despite the spreading coronavirus pandemic. But shortly…

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics in 4 weeks of talks

AP 03/23/2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks announced Sunday amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic. Consultation with Japanese public authorities, global…

NY airports, hospitals under pressure as virus cases mount

AP 03/22/2020

NEW YORK  — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is scouring the globe for medical supplies and scouting temporary hospital locations in and around New York City. Flights were briefly suspended to New York City-area…

How social distancing works and what it means for you

AP 03/17/2020

NEW YORK  — Can my kids go on a play date? Is it OK if I visit the gym? In this time of coronavirus, once-easy questions have suddenly become complex. Here are some questions and answers about…

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