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Residents snitch on businesses, neighbors amid shutdowns

OAK PARK, Illinois (AP) — One Tulsa bar owner said more than a dozen motorcyclists showed up unannounced, but he served them a round of shots anyway to celebrate a birthday. Another live-streamed a drag queen show on Facebook while up to 20 people drank inside the locked bar, ignoring police ...

Thu. 9:12 a.m.: Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

PARIS (AP) — The worldwide race to protect people against unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified today, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear masks, get temperature checks or even be permitted to go outside. ...

Thu. 9:01 a.m.: Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85. "Pneumonia was the actual thing that caused his ...

Thu. 8:49 a.m.: A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report this morning from the Labor Department showed that ...

Thu. 8:39 a.m.: Report — US hostage families seek better government support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned abroad or held hostage by militant groups say in a report issued this morning that the U.S. government still must do better in communicating with them, though improvements have been made over the last five years. Several ...

‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers today as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack ...

Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to determine where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived today with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. The virus's ...

AP Sources: US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration will soon announce that the U.S. is moving naval ships toward Venezuela as it enhances counter-narcotic operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro, according to three people familiar with the situation. The ...