Global stocks lower on US job losses, pricier oil

Global stock markets are lower after soaring U.S. job losses tempered enthusiasm over a possible deal to stabilize oil prices amid anxiety over the global slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Parents In College Admissions Scandal Ask Judge…

One motion says the charges can't stand because the mastermind behind the scandal was pressured to lie in recorded calls with the defendants.

Trump, Schumer Clash Over COVID-19 Response

President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spent Thursday clashing over the administration's coronavirus response, with Schumer criticizing the White House's "tardiness and inadequacy" and Trump firing back in more personal terms. Trump, who was impeached by the House in December, called the Democrat a "bad" senator and told...

Auto shop turns into face shield factory

Workers at one auto shop in Central Texas are now using their specialty equipment to create thousands of face shields for doctors and nurses.

'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus…

Many funeral homes in New York and around the globe are in crisis as they try to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic

Doctor, Husband Murdered at University's Arboretum

The University of Wisconsin, Madison's police force has opened what it says is its first murder case in "a very long time." Police say Dr. Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre, were found in a ditch at the university's arboretum by a jogger early Tuesday morning, the Wisconsin State...

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Hundreds from cruise ships to fly home

South Florida officials say 1,200 from two docked cruise ships will fly to their home countries. Those who are mildly ill will be quarantined on board and some are being hospitalized locally. (April 3)

Coronavirus survivor: 'In my blood, there may be…

As more and more people survive the new coronavirus, hospitals want them to line up to donate some blood

Florida Reaches Agreement With Cruise Ships To…

Florida officials have reached a conditional agreement with two Holland America ships that will allow more than 200 sick people on board to disembark.

Navy Removes Captain Who Sought Help With Outbreak

The captain of a US aircraft carrier has lost his command after asking the Navy to let him evacuate crew members who tested positive for the coronavirus. Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the Navy, said Thursday that he gave the order to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command, the...

Police escort essential medical supplies

Trucks carrying medical supplies to help those who have contracted COVID-19 were given a police escort in Paris, France, on April 2.

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way…

Officials have said from the beginning of the global pandemic that the homeless are particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to others

Trump to Sessions: Leave My Name Out of This

Jeff Sessions, who's trying to be elected in Alabama without President Trump's support, has been reminded of the depth of his former boss's non-endorsement. He received a stinging demand letter from the Trump campaign, Reuters reports, saying Sessions seems to be trying to make voters think that they're allies and...

AP Top Stories April 3 A

Here's the latest for Friday April 3rd: Over 6,000 Americans dead from coronavirus; Trump administration works on guidance recommending face masks in public; France rushes medical crews to Paris; Cruise ship passengers in South Florida to fly home.

Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as…

The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment

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Americans Urged To Avoid Church Services Of More…

Vice President Mike Pence's plea comes after two pastors were arrested for holding large church services over the weekend.

New Committee to Watch How Stimulus Money Is Spent

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is launching a bipartisan committee to keep an eye on how the $2 trillion in the new stimulus bill is spent. "Where there's money there’s also frequently mischief," Pelosi said Thursday. "We want to make sure there are not exploiters out there." The special committee will...

Weather making changes in outdoor COVID-19…

Warm conditions affecting nurses wearing layers of protective gear have forced officials in Tampa to shorten hours for outdoor testing at Raymond James Stadium.

AP Week in Pictures, North America

Andrew Cuomo: Ventilators Will Be Gone in 6 Days

New York is fast approaching a dangerous crunch time: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday the state's supply of ventilators is on track to run out in six days, reports the New York Times . “If a person comes in and needs a ventilator and you don’t have a ventilator, the person...

Number of Louisiana virus cases spikes

Tulane University helps process coronavirus tests as number of confirmed cases statewide spikes. (April 3)

Greitens' re-emergence fuels speculation of a…

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has re-emerged after nearly two years out of the public eye, fueling speculation that his resignation after a tawdry scandal hasn't killed his political aspirations

April 1 Marks U.S. 'Census Day'

The census count ultimately impacts $1.5 trillion in federal funding.

Governor's Statement Causes Some Double Takes

Holdout Georgia has joined the list of states under stay-at-home orders, but a statement from Gov. Brian Kemp while announcing the restrictions is causing a stir as well. Kemp explained Wednesday that he just learned asymptomatic people with the coronavirus can spread the disease, reports the Hill . "We didn't know...

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French bulldog battles with a hailstorm

This French bulldog battled it out against a hailstorm in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 31. It doesn't look like he's winning this battle.

Trump campaign calls Sessions 'delusional' in…

President Donald Trump's campaign has sent a letter demanding his former attorney general Jeff Sessions stop tying himself to Trump in campaign materials

Democrats Push Back Date of 2020 Convention

Joe Biden is getting his wish . Democrats on Thursday postponed this summer's presidential convention by a month, reports Politico and the New York Times . Instead of taking place in July, the party's four-day event is now scheduled to start August 17 in Milwaukee. The Republican convention is scheduled to start...