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White House: Foreign disinformation stoking pandemic fears

By Zeke Miller and Colleen Long Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is alleging that a foreign disinformation campaign is underway aimed at spreading fear in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, three U.S.…

CDC: COVID-19 crowd restrictions should last 8 weeks

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person…

US nears complete shutdown amid latest coronavirus fears

By Terry Spencer and Teresa Crawford Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with governors closing restaurants, bars, and schools and…

Flu and COVID-19: Similar symptoms, different fears

By Maryilynn Marchone AP Chief Medical Writer Is it the flu, a cold or the new coronavirus? Patients and doctors alike are parsing signs of illness to figure out who needs what tests or care and how worried they should be. "You have…

Stocks surge on new coronavirus measures

By Alex Veiga and Damian J. Troise AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street roared back from its worst day in 30 years Friday with a broad rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 2,000 points higher — its biggest…

Trump declares coronavirus pandemic national emergency

By Andrew Taylor, Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans…

Election 2020: Bloomberg bows out, endorses Joe Biden

By Steve People and Will Weissert Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy Wednesday as the…

Congress makes lynching a hate crime

By Matthew Daly Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.  The bill,…

Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape in landmark #MeToo case

By Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his dizzying fall from…