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Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said today that it's working with Holland America on a detailed docking plan that would require two ships carrying passengers and crew from an ill-fated cruise to handle all medical issues without impacting South Florida's already-stressed hospitals. If a ...

Tue. 10:13 a.m.: Wall Street dips, on pace for worst quarter since 2008

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in early trading this morning, as Wall Street closes in on its worst quarterly performance since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P 500 dipped by less than 1 percent in the first few minutes of trading, extending its loss for the ...

Tue. 9:22 a.m.: Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition today from senior members of Britain's royal family to — well, it's unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons, global influencers? The royal schism that the couple triggered in January by announcing ...

Tue. 9:12 a.m.: US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido, U.S. officials said. The plan, which will be presented today by ...

Tue. 8:53 a.m.: Global stocks turn lower after rise in virus-related deaths

LONDON (AP) — Stronger than anticipated Chinese economic data briefly shored up stocks today, but a worrying increase in the number of Spanish deaths linked to the COVID-19 disease saw market sentiment sink back again. The mood in markets seems tightly linked to evidence about the spread of ...

Tue. 8:37 a.m.: White House turns to statistical models for virus forecast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible. The public could get its first close look at the Trump administration's own ...

Tue. 8:27 a.m.: World virus infections top 800,000; Spain sees record deaths

MADRID (AP) — Spain's coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number today as the country's medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients and the world total climbed to more than 800,000 case. In the United States, where the spread of the coronavirus has been ...

Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus. According to jail records, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne ...

2020 Athena honorees announced

YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has announced the 28 women who will be recognized for the 2020 Athena Award program, which recognizes women who strive toward the highest levels of professional and civic achievement. The event - co-sponsored for the 26th time this year by ...