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April 5, 2020 9:30 p.m.

Dying alone, Italy's virus victims leave double family toll

ROME (AP) — The last time Roberto Giacomoni saw his 80-year-old father Enrico, he gently helped him up from bed, put his socks, shoes and jacket on, and walked him out to the paramedics who had come to take him to the hospital because he was having trouble breathing.

April 5, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Super PAC: GOP House hopeful in New Mexico 'bashing' Trump

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A Super PAC with ties to a northern New Mexico oil trucking company owner and a Massachusetts GOP operative is attacking a Republican candidate in a crucial U.S. House race for what it called lying about her support for President Donald Trump.

April 5, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Desperate hunt for food by Peru's poor amid virus quarantine

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pushing a shopping cart with two children, César Alegre emerges from the large, deteriorated house near Peru's presidential palace that is shared by 45 families to search for food. Sometimes he begs in markets. Sometimes he sells candies.

April 5, 2020 9:03 p.m.

At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music’s biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus. Still, the musicians played on, surrounded by spouses, kids and — in one case — a horse.

April 5, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Shares rebound on glimmers of progress in battling virus

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares and U.S. futures rebounded on Monday as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some hard-hit areas.

April 5, 2020 8:27 p.m.

Florida mayor: 1 more death tied to virus-stricken cruise

MIAMI (AP) — Fourteen people from a cruise ship that docked in Florida over the weekend with coronavirus victims aboard were hospitalized and one of them later died, authorities said Sunday. Two fatalities had been reported previously aboard the Coral Princess.

April 5, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Intelligence official 'disappointed' after ouster by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted inspector general of the intelligence community says he is “disappointed and saddened” that President Donald Trump fired him, but he also encouraged other inspectors general to continue to speak out when they are aware of wrongdoing.

April 5, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Washington state returns ventilators for use in New York

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the state will return more than 400 ventilators of the 500 it has received from the federal government so they can go to New York and other states hit harder by the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 7:27 p.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches drug unapproved for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pitching a medicine for COVID-19 sufferers that science has not concluded is effective or safe for their use. “Take it,” he said of the drug.

April 5, 2020 7:24 p.m.

Libby public servant scraps commission bid

Lincoln County resident Tony Berget said recently he recently determined his residency places him outside the Libby District in which he had planned to run in June against incumbent Lincoln County Commissioner Mark Peck.

April 5, 2020 7:18 p.m.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputy found dead in home

A Lake County Sheriff’s deputy was found dead in his home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday.

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April 5, 2020 7:12 p.m.

Washington returning 400 ventilators for use in New York

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the state will return more than 400 ventilators of the 500 it has received from the federal government so they can go to New York and other states hit harder by the coronavirus

April 5, 2020 7:03 p.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches unapproved drug for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pitching an unapproved medicine for COVID-19 sufferers that science has not concluded is effective or safe. “Take it,” he said of the drug.

April 5, 2020 7:03 p.m.

Puerto Rico imposes stricter COVID-19 measures amid lawsuit

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The ACLU said Sunday it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico's strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional as the governor imposed even tighter measures, including requiring anyone entering a business to wear a face mask.

April 5, 2020 7:03 p.m.

UN chief urges end to domestic violence, citing global surge

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday night that there has been “a horrifying global surge in domestic violence” as fear of the coronavirus has grown along with its social and economic consequences.

April 5, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the

April 5, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Trump tempers officials' grave assessments with optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general says that Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, while the nation’s infectious disease chief warned that the new coronavirus may never be completely eradicated from the globe.

April 5, 2020 6:30 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT

Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives

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April 5, 2020 6:04 p.m.

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the new coronavirus

April 5, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Search to continue for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Divers and boats plan to resume searching Monday in the Chesapeake Bay for the bodies of the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, authorities said.

April 5, 2020 5:27 p.m.

Mexico: More social spending, no business bailout for virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century.

April 5, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Lincoln Chafee ends Libertarian run for president

Former Rhode Island governor and U.S. senator Lincoln Chafee has ended his run for president as a Libertarian.

April 5, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Mexico: More social spending, no big business bailout

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century.

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April 5, 2020 4:28 p.m.

Coronavirus: 88 confirmed cases in Grant County, eight new cases

After a week of the rate of new cases decelerating, Sunday saw one of the largest single-day increases yet.

April 5, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Brazil state seeks federal troops over indigenous killings

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian state of Maranhao is asking the federal government to send National Guard troops to the Arariboia Indigenous Territory after a string of attacks, including five killings, targeting tribesmen known for their fight against illegal deforestation.

April 5, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Arlene Schnitzer, philanthropist and arts lover, dies at 91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Arlene Schnitzer, a philanthropist who gave away more than $150 million to thousands of civic projects in Portland and helped bring arts in the city to another level, has died. She was 91.

April 5, 2020 4:03 p.m.

BC-Tuesday Spotlight, ADVISORY

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April 5, 2020 4:02 p.m.

BCSD meal delivery locations updated

BONNERS FERRY — An updated list of meal delivery locations has been put into place by the Boundary County School District.

April 5, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Ukraine battles forest fires near Chernobyl

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian firefighters labored into Sunday night trying to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station, which was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant.

April 5, 2020 3:27 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT

Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives

April 5, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Boeing to continue production shutdown due to coronavirus

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Sunday it will continue its shutdown of production indefinitely at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at age 86

TORONTO (AP) — Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of Canada medicare founder Tommy Douglas, died Sunday. She was 86.

April 5, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Island mayor battles Georgia governor over virus limitations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A small coastal city in Georgia that thrives on tourism closed its beach, fearing carefree crowds of teenagers and college students posed too great a risk for spreading the new coronavirus. Two weeks later, the state's governor has reversed that decision, saying people weathering the outbreak need fresh air and exercise.

April 5, 2020 3:03 p.m.

AP News Digest 6 p.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org.

April 5, 2020 2:50 p.m.

Washington returning 400 ventilators for use in New York

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the state will return more than 400 ventilators of the 500 it has received from the federal government so they can go to New York and other states hit harder by the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 2:27 p.m.

Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility.

April 5, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Marianne Faithfull in hospital with coronavirus and 'stable'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull is being treated for coronavirus in a London hospital.

April 5, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.

April 5, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Pats open virus testing site; Boston mayor calls for curfew

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots’ home stadium has became a coronavirus testing site while a Vermont fairground has transformed into a field hospital.

April 5, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Delaware declared major disaster area by Trump due to virus

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware on Sunday become one of the latest U.S. states declared a major disaster area by President Donald Trump amid the

April 5, 2020 2:03 p.m.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

April 5, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Washington returning 400 ventilators for use in New York

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the state will return more than 400 ventilators of the 500 it has received from the federal government so they can go to New York and other states hit harder by the coronavirus.

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April 5, 2020 1:52 p.m.

Boundary Ambulance urges people to wear masks in public

BONNERS FERRY — Until the risk posed by COVID-19 has abated, Boundary Ambulance Service is urging people to wear respiratory protective face masks when in public.

April 5, 2020 1:27 p.m.

ACLU files 1st coronavirus curfew lawsuit in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The ACLU said Sunday it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico's strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional as the governor imposed even tighter measures, including requiring anyone entering a business to wear a face mask.

April 5, 2020 1:27 p.m.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office says he's been admitted to the hospital suffering from coronavirus symptoms

LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office says he's been admitted to the hospital suffering from coronavirus symptoms.

April 5, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Texas hires Schaefer from Mississippi State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women's basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State on Sunday.

April 5, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

TORONTO (AP) — The premier of a Canadian province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks questioned the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to Canada.

April 5, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Queen delivers message of hope to UK amid virus outbreak

Britain needed a message of hope Sunday. The queen delivered it.

April 5, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Popular multi-sport racing event in central Oregon canceled

BEND, Oregon (AP) — A popular multi-sport racing event in central Oregon that draws thousands of competitors from around the region has been canceled.

April 5, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Esper defends firing of Navy ship captain over virus warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the military under broad pressure to step up its

April 5, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Louisiana officials report 68 more coronavirus-linked deaths

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana health officials reported 68 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, marking the state's biggest jump in reported deaths since the outbreak began.

April 5, 2020 1:06 p.m.

New safety restrictions issued for Maryland's nursing homes

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday announced new mandates for Maryland’s nursing homes in order to dull the spread of

April 5, 2020 1:06 p.m.

England soccer star Walker sorry after 'lockdown party'

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 5, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Virus raises specter of gravest attacks in modern US times

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s surgeon general raised the specter of the gravest attacks against the nation in modern times to steel an anxious country Sunday for the impending and immeasurable sorrow he said would touch untold numbers of families in the age of the

April 5, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Column: Virus will make the timeline for sports, too

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened.

April 5, 2020 12:30 p.m.

South Sudan 51st of 54 African nations to report virus case

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has announced its first case of COVID-19, making it the 51st of Africa's 54 countries to report the disease.

April 5, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Liberal groups: Allow extended voting in Wisconsin election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and liberal groups on Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an extended absentee voting period for Wisconsin's spring primary, an election unfolding amid public health fears due to the coronavirus.

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April 5, 2020 12:29 p.m.

Five new local COVID-19 cases

After no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kootenai County on Saturday, five new cases were confirmed Sunday, according to Panhandle Health District.

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April 5, 2020 12:18 p.m.

North Idaho Coronavirus cases rise to 44

The Panhandle Health District has announced the total number of cases of COVID-19 has risen to 44 in the Panhandle area. Forty-two of the cases are in Kootenai County and two in Bonner County.

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April 5, 2020 12:17 p.m.

North Idaho coronavirus cases rise to 44

The Panhandle Health District has announced the total number of cases of COVID-19 has risen to 44 in the Panhandle area. Forty-two of the cases are in Kootenai County and two in Bonner County.

April 5, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking point

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while also chastising the Afghan government for delaying the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners promised in the agreement.

April 5, 2020 12:03 p.m.

German restaurant takes novel approach to keep cider flowing

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — How does a traditional German restaurant comply with the untraditional demands of the coronavirus era?

April 5, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Whitefish prohibits guests for lodging facilities, vacation rentals

Whitefish on Sunday became the first city in Montana to prohibit guests from staying at lodging facilities and vacation rentals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 5, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Top doctor braces US for `saddest week' coming in outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s surgeon general raised the specter of the gravest attacks against the nation in modern times to steel an anxious country Sunday for the impending and immeasurable sorrow he said would touch untold numbers of families in the age of the coronavirus. The government's top infectious disease expert urged vigilant preparation for a virus that is unlikely to be wiped out entirely in the short term and may emerge again in a new season.

April 5, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Mormon leader: World will conquer the coronavirus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high-ranking member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Sunday that the world will conquer the coronavirus.

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April 5, 2020 11:33 a.m.

Stay-at-home order legal, Idaho attorney general says

BOISE (AP) — Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the coronavirus is legal and clearly defined by law, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said.

April 5, 2020 11:27 a.m.

AP News Digest 2:20 p.m.

Eds: Resending to add VIRUS OUTBREAK-OIL.

April 5, 2020 11:27 a.m.

With 1 goal, first-ever MLS game was filled with promise

Before the first-ever Major League Soccer match, a group of San Jose Clash players went to a local restaurant for some pregame bonding. Four of them threw up after the meal, but it had nothing to do with the food, recalled Eric Wynalda.

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April 5, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Whitefish prohibits guests for lodging facilities, vacation rentals

Whitefish on Sunday became the first city in Montana to prohibit guests from staying at lodging facilities and vacation rentals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 5, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Daughter of MLK named to Georgia coronavirus outreach group

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the daughters of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will help lead a new outreach committee in Georgia as the state copes with the coronavirus, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Sunday.

April 5, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Europe sees more signs of hope as Italy's virus curve falls

ROME (AP) — Europe saw further signs of hope in the coronavirus outbreak Sunday as Italy's daily death toll was at its lowest in more than two weeks and its infection curve was finally on a downward slope. In Spain, new deaths dropped for the third straight day.

April 5, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Teen arrested in fatal shooting of Wisconsin doctor, husband

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin physician and her husband whose bodies were found at the school's arboretum near the Madison campus were shot to death, and a second teenage suspect in the killings has been arrested, police said.

April 5, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Stay-at-home order legal, Idaho attorney general says

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the coronavirus is legal and clearly defined by law, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said.

April 5, 2020 10:27 a.m.

MLS 25th anniversary remains quiet milestone amid pandemic

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes is cautiously optimistic that Major League Soccer can still have a full season.

April 5, 2020 10:27 a.m.

4 more coronavirus deaths reported at Maryland nursing home

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Four additional residents at a Maryland nursing home beleaguered by more than 100 positive cases of

April 5, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Monday Spotlight, ADVISORY

EDITORS:

April 5, 2020 10:03 a.m.

NY's death count nears 4,200, but there's a glimmer of hope

NEW YORK (AP) — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200.

April 5, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Lost Time: How coronavirus spread while supply orders lagged

The government’s stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment is nearly drained just as the numbers of people infected with the

April 5, 2020 9:51 a.m.

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic

By MICHAEL BIESECKER

April 5, 2020 9:27 a.m.

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago.

April 5, 2020 9:27 a.m.

3rd person held in France knife attack south of Lyon

PARIS (AP) — A third person has been detained in a anti-terrorism investigation in France over a knife attack south of Lyon that left two people dead, authorities said Sunday.

April 5, 2020 9:27 a.m.

Kansas man charged in killings of girlfriend, her daughter

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her 8-year-old daughter.

April 5, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to draft process

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago.

April 5, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans braced for what the nation's top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy's.

April 5, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Bike, motorcycle crash in Florida kills 2 on popular street

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A crash involving a motorcycle and a bicycle has killed two people along one of the best-known promenades in Tampa, Florida.

April 5, 2020 9:03 a.m.

President Trump approves disaster declaration for Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Utah and ordered federal assistance for the state, tribal and local recovery efforts due to the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 9:03 a.m.

'I cried on the truck': Fatigued NY workers forge ahead

Josh Allert’s days are a blur and a battle.

April 5, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass in the shelter of St. Peter's Basilica without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, while parish priests elsewhere in Rome took to church rooftops and bell towers to lead services so at least some faithful could follow the familiar ritual.

April 5, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Pats open virus testing site; RI nixes Palm Sunday service

BOSTON (AP) — A look at virus-related developments in the New England:

April 5, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way.

April 5, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Doctors, nurses leave homes to protect families from virus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lisa Neuburger was caring for a patient with the coronavirus when the person's ventilator tube became detached. As she worked to help the patient, she knew fluid from the person's lungs could be spraying into the air, possibly exposing her to the virus, despite the protective gear she was wearing.

April 5, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Biden raises idea of Democrats holding an online convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the

April 5, 2020 8:27 a.m.

AP Was There: Villanova's Jenkins beats Heels at '16 buzzer

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 1 and this story was sent April 5, 2016.

April 5, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Property tax bill in limbo with Nebraska session on pause

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who are seeking to lower property taxes won some extra time to make a deal with opponents last month when the coronavirus pandemic brought their session to a halt, but so far it doesn’t appear that anyone is budging.

April 5, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Top title games: UConn's '99 win vs. Duke a program changer

Khalid El-Amin remembers Connecticut’s resolve to win a program-changing national championship.

April 5, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Surgeon general warns US of `saddest week' and `9/11 moment'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new

April 5, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Jews prep for a pandemic Passover: Smaller but no less vital

Passover and its epic story — how the Jewish people escaped to freedom after plagues struck their oppressors — are uniquely resonant this year, as Jews find ways to honor the holiday amid the outbreak of what feels like a real-life plague.

April 5, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Insider Q&A: 'Everyone will suffer' from US-China spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months ago, the United States and China signed an interim “Phase 1'' trade deal, signaling a cease-fire in the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. China agreed to import much more U.S. farm, energy and other products.

April 5, 2020 8:03 a.m.

South Carolina to get new, lower budget prediction

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The board that predicts how much money South Carolina will take in from taxes and fees to help set the budget is meeting Thursday.

April 5, 2020 8:03 a.m.

AP Sportlight April 6

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April 5, 2020 8:03 a.m.

New Yorkers hunker down as city braces for critical phase

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers hunkered down Sunday as the city entered a critical phase in the coronavirus crisis — a period authorities warned would bring soaring death tolls and even more challenges for an overburdened health care system.

April 5, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Jerusalem's Palm Sunday procession scaled back due to virus

JERUSALEM (AP) — A small group of Franciscan monks and Roman Catholic faithful took to the streets of Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter in the Old City Sunday to distribute olive branches, after the traditional Palm Sunday procession was cancelled due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Sidewalk notes bring smiles to hospital staff during virus

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The messenger is anonymous — but the messages are heartfelt, and appreciated.

April 5, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they're afraid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves.

April 5, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Michigan lawmakers spar over emergency length, need to meet

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers plan to convene for the first time in weeks to lengthen Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency declaration amid the

April 5, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Dempsey, the kicker born without toes on his kicking foot who made a then-record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73.

April 5, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as prices plummet

NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. And in Alaska, lawmakers have had to dip into the state's savings as oil revenue dries up.

April 5, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Rwanda finds genocide grave that could contain 30,000 bodies

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A valley dam that authorities in Rwanda say could contain about 30,000 bodies has been discovered more than a quarter-century after the country’s genocide in which 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed.

April 5, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Spanish players criticize league's call for furloughs

MADRID (AP) — Soccer players in Spain on Sunday criticized the Spanish league’s decision to ask clubs to put the footballers on government furloughs during the coronavirus crisis.

April 5, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Queen: History will remember your actions in virus crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain's head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a time of crisis.

April 5, 2020 6:27 a.m.

No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home testing for the new

April 5, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Seafood industry struggling to stay afloat amid outbreak

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The seafood industry has been upended by the spread of the coronavirus, which has halted sales in restaurants and sent fishermen and dealers scrambling for new markets.

April 5, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Trump uses coronavirus crisis to push his broader agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking an old political adage to heart: Never let a crisis go to waste.

April 5, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Forest fire near Chernobyl boosts radiation level

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A forest fire is burning in the evacuated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and is causing elevated radiation levels, authorities said Sunday.

April 5, 2020 5:27 a.m.

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel

April 5, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine explosion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.

April 5, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Jerusalem's Palm Sunday march scaled back due to coronavirus

JERUSALEM (AP) — A small group of Franciscan monks and Roman Catholic faithful took to the streets of Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter in the Old City Sunday to distribute olive branches after the traditional Palm Sunday procession was cancelled due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 5:03 a.m.

South Sudan has 1st virus case, is 51st country in Africa

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has announced its first case of COVID-19, making it the 51st of Africa's 54 countries to have the disease.

April 5, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Malaysia detains boatload of 202 presumed Rohingya refugees

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said they have arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees after their boat was found adrift Sunday morning near the northern resort island of Langkawi.

April 5, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Gunmen kill Hezbollah member in southern Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown gunmen fatally shot and stabbed a member of the militant Hezbollah group in southern Lebanon and an investigation was launched, Lebanese security officials said Sunday.

April 5, 2020 5:03 a.m.

In years before outbreak, investment in public health fell

In the decade before Michigan and its largest city became the latest hot spot for the deadly

April 5, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, black mistrust of medicine looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the new coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, gym members in New York City frantically called the fitness center where Rahmell Peebles worked, asking him to freeze their memberships.

April 5, 2020 4:27 a.m.

Malaysia detains boatload of 202 Rohingya refugees

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said they have arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees after their boat was found adrift Sunday morning near the northern resort island of Langkawi.

April 5, 2020 3:27 a.m.

Palm Sunday: Pope celebrates without public in St. Peter's

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people's attention on what's most important, despite heavy hearts — using one's life to serve others.

April 5, 2020 3:27 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

April 5, 2020 3:06 a.m.

Player sentenced to 3 months at home for flouting curfew

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian soccer player Aleksandar Prijovic has been sentenced to three months of home detention for flouting a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 3:06 a.m.

France turns to speedy trains to catch up in virus response

PARIS (AP) — The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle zones and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill COVID-19 patients and the machines helping keep them alive.

April 5, 2020 3:06 a.m.

AP News Digest 5:35 a.m.

Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

April 5, 2020 2:27 a.m.

9 rebels, 3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir fighting

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Nine rebels and three Indian soldiers were killed in a pair of gunbattles in disputed Kashmir, an Indian army official said Sunday.

April 5, 2020 2:03 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Bustling London life stilled by COVID-19 lockdown

LONDON (AP) — When Associated Press photographer Frank Augstein moved to London in 2015, what struck him most was the crowds.

April 5, 2020 2:03 a.m.

'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Some of Uganda’s poorest people used to work here, on the streets of Kampala, as fruit sellers sitting on the pavement or as peddlers of everything from handkerchiefs to roasted peanuts.

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April 5, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Pandemic robs high school seniors of rites of passage

It’s easy to minimize the struggles of others when one has no relation to the problem.

April 5, 2020 1:28 a.m.

Fugitive arrested near McCall

Early Saturday morning, officers from Idaho State Police, the Adams and Valley County Sheriff’s Offices, and the McCall Police Department arrested Williams “Bill” Pearle James near his parents’ home in New Meadows, the Idaho State Police reported.

April 5, 2020 1:27 a.m.

9 rebels, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Nine rebels and an Indian soldier were killed in two gunbattles in disputed Kashmir, an Indian army official said Sunday.

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April 5, 2020 1:20 a.m.

LITTLE RELIEF for GRIEF

Pandemic has changed funeral service rules

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April 5, 2020 1:15 a.m.

‘Connecting and reaffirming’

Car procession honors life of Tammy Bray

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April 5, 2020 1:10 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Smoking and vaping risk with COVID-19

Everyone is at risk of contracting COVID-19. For those who smoke, vape, or use e-cigarettes, the risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 could be even greater.

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April 5, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: How a combined 5A/4A IEL would have impacted seeds this year

Meanwhile, a look back to a high school sports season that actually was completed:

April 5, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Imprisoned Chinese rights lawyer released, his wife says

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Quanzhang, a well-known Chinese rights lawyer, was released from prison Sunday after being held for more than four years, his wife said.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcement

Mike and Peggy Sawicki

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: The slums, rats, plague and the 1666 Great Fire of London

In 1666, the streets of London were narrow, there was no sanitation, rubbish and slop were thrown out windows into the crowded lanes and animal droppings added pungency to the air. Flea-infested rats feasted on it all, and a bubonic plague snuffed out the lives of 100,000 hapless citizens within 18 months — about a quarter of London’s population.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

JOSH SUHR: Real estate in the time of COVID-19

Rules for a pandemic

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Spruce up, stay at home

While much of the local real estate industry remains active, many buyers and sellers have decided to pause their efforts until the easing of federal and state stay-at-home recommendations.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Committed buyers, sellers keep real estate sales going in Flathead

Montanans, like most of the country, have been urged to stay at home to combat the spread of COVID-19. But staying at home becomes a bit more complicated for people who are still in the process of buying, selling or moving homes.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

SENATOR: Compassion lacking

Dear Sen. Souza: I read Chuck Malloy’s column regarding the impact coronavirus is having on your business in particular and the economy in general. Let mine be the first email that lauds Gov. Little’s declaration. Let me also be the first to congratulate you on getting “cash flow” and “employee needs” in the same sentence.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

THANKS: Hord-ing is good

In these times of stress, it’s nice to know there are people like Pegg Hord. I was having a problem with a charge against my account. She went above and beyond the norm to help me. She works for US Bank, 1603 N. Fourth St. Thank you for having such kind and caring people!

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Japan sets example

In comparing COVID-19 in Japan to the United States or other countries, it is clear their infection and death rates are dramatically lower. Japan has always had the respectful custom of wearing a mask at the slightest hint of illness. In every picture that includes people in Japan, there are always people (multiple) wearing a mask.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: It’s bandana time

In an area population of more than 150,000 ,we have minimal known cases of COVID-19 now, so it seems to be trivial. But with a gestation period of 9-14 days we could easily have hundreds of non-symptomatic folks running around exposing people to COVID-19. This throws the door open for a sudden explosion of the virus, so I’m hinky about even going to grocery stores which are packed with folks not wearing a mask.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

COURAGE: Folks of faith

Common sense and courage are important. Despite the promising results of several doctors in treating COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloquine and azithromycin, the governors of Nevada, Michigan and other states are blocking the drugs’ use.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

COURAGE: These leaders have it

Big respect to the mayors and governors for taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, hence saving lives, even those not willing to accept the facts.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

TOGETHER: Virus common enemy

I would like to thank George Miller for taking last Friday off and showing his softer side. It was a pleasure to read him not writing about communists at our door, lazy misguided socialists, evil Democrats and idiot liberals. I think it is one of the first letters of his that I actually read all the way through.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

SAFE: And looking back

I am always thinking of ways to keep in touch with old friends and family from afar, so I am using this letter to the editor to more widely let it be known I am fine and am not affected yet by COVID-19. Because of my interest in history, I have been thinking about other pandemics such as typhoid fever and polio and am encouraged by the fact that these diseases are no longer a threat.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Politicization of a disease

Rep. John Fuller’s perspective (March 29, “A problem more destructive than disease”) that we’ve “abandoned one’s own responsibility” in trying to reduce the rate of infection by a virus that everyone is susceptible to, reminds me of a phase from my grandfather who said he wouldn’t let facts get in the way of his opinion.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Judicious use of unnamed sources sometimes warranted

Many say a story is only as good as its source.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Letters to the editor April 5

In the best-case scenario, the COVID-19 pandemic will result in 100,000-200,000 U.S. deaths, according to the White House coronavirus task force. At this level, it will exceed U.S. servicemen deaths in World War II. With no mitigation efforts, public health experts project more than 1 million U.S. residents will die. No matter how Mr. Fuller wishes to spin it (Daily Inter Lake, March 29), COVID-19 is not the annual flu. It is a deadly pandemic that will kill and maim huge numbers — in addition to annual losses from flu and motor vehicle accidents.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Disturbing level of election fraud

In these transitional times, we must protect the institutions and traditions cherished by all Montanans, regardless of partisan affiliation. The sanctity of our election process has long been respected by Democrats and Republicans alike, which is why I am so disappointed by the recent revelations that the Montana Republican Party secretly funded a signature gathering effort to qualify the Green Party for the 2020 ballot.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Tips from teachers on remote learning

COVID-19 has upended lives across Montana, making many of us rethink the future of our world. One uncharted territory is education. Montana has closed schools to families physically while maintaining education and nutrition services. Many are tackling distance learning. Some Montana students do not have internet access, and at the same time, many schools are completely closed and can’t distribute or collect paper packets. Montana is as diverse as its teachers’ approaches to this issue, but this diversity is sharply contrasted with our concerted efforts to lean on each other and collaborate.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Blood drawn over hotel mayhem

A man annoyed with construction noise at a hotel approached the front desk to complain. He reportedly yelled at the employee and then went down the hallway and picked up a hammer, but didn’t hit anything. He then allegedly grabbed a light on wall and pulled it apart, cutting his hand. The man allegedly smeared blood on the walls and a hotel door.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Ministry leaders accused of bad faith dealings with ranch

A new allegation against Potter’s Field Ministries founders Mike and Pam Rozell has surfaced from the owners of a Whitefish area ranch who claim the ministry leaders operated in bad faith and failed to make lease payments on the ranch property.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Virtual event to replace annual ALERT fundraiser

Due to COVID-19, Kalispell Regional Healthcare has opted to cancel its 42nd annual A.L.E.R.T. banquet scheduled for April 25 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. The decision was made in collaboration with the A.L.E.R.T. Advisory Board, in order to adhere to current state restrictions, the hospital stated in a press release.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Daniel Eigeman, 85

Daniel Eigeman,85, passed away on March 25, 2020.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Two local teens taking the world of model jet competitions by storm

The engines roar as the jets cut through the air just off Whitefish Stage Road north of Kalispell. The two young pilots show exceptional skills as they maneuver their fighter craft through a series of tricky stunts. Their F-16 fighters are just like the real thing, but are one-fifth the size.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Fitness centers go online to keep members in shape

Even though fitness centers, yoga studios and most parks are closed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Flathead Valley, plenty of local residents are still staying active while staying home. A lot of the fitness facilities and trainers who have closed their doors during the pandemic have switched to innovative online classes to keep their athletes in shape at home.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Comment period extended for Somers Beach park

The comment period for the proposed Somers Beach state park along Flathead Lake’s north shore has been extended to Wednesday.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Support wanes for MudMan Burgers comeback

In a turn of events some have described as “predictable,” the founders of Potter’s Field Ministries recently announced their MudMan Burgers locations would relaunch this spring. But community members, pastors, former church members and others have since made it clear the restaurants, the ministry and its leaders will receive no support from them.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Finding the beauty in our ‘Groundhog Day’

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels as if they’re trapped in the movie “Groundhog Day,” where Bill Murray is forced to live the same day over and over again.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Donald ‘Donnie’ Duane Blaine

Born in Rathdrum, Idaho, on Sept. 26, 1940, to Harry and Ethel Blaine, Donald “Donnie” Duane Blaine passed away March 20, 2020, surrounded by his family in Spokane Valley, Wash.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Two faces of all-mail election

The all-mail primary election next month is a pain in the rear — and pretty darned exciting, too.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Dial up your phone biz skills

More and more people are working from home in the midst of the current national emergency. Between their computers and phones, an incredible amount of business is being conducted. These devices are keeping companies open for business.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Nonresident licenses, permits and tag sales temporarily suspended by Idaho Fish and Game Comission

Nonresidents who purchase a 2020 hunting license may still apply for controlled hunts that will occur this fall.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Mayors answer COVID-19 questions

In a time of crisis, leaders lead.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Eunice Bernice Stottlemyre, 89

Eunice Bernice Stottlemyre died peacefully in her home in Post Falls, Idaho, on March 29, 2020, after battling cancer. Bernice was born May 18, 1930, in rural Bethany, Mo., to Etta Mae Allen and Claude Stottlemyre. She was the youngest of six children and is preceded in death by her brothers, Paul and Porter Stottlemyre, and her sisters, Anita (Stottlemyre) Haskins and Bonnie (Stottlemyre) Krebs.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Far from high and dry

Adam Burton adds services to keep Next Day Dry Cleaning going

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 cases stay at 39 in N. Idaho

SANDPOINT — Novel coronavirus cases in the Idaho Panhandle stayed unchanged at 39, Panhandle Health District officials announced on the agency’s website.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Valle sprinkles columns with wit, wisdom

SANDPOINT — While searching for Valle Novak’s house, an older gentleman walking down Schweitzer Road responded to this writer’s query about locating her home:

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - March 27, 2020

Editor’s note: Some calls do not list numbered locations or other location details because that information was not listed on the log provided by Bonner Dispatch.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

In it together: businesses team up for local support

It’s easy to be discouraged by the economic news resulting from the COVID-19 crisis — for good reason. But that’s only part of the story.

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Tax relief funds tabbed for COVID-19 response

Governor appropriates $39.3 million for hospital equipment, supplies

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - March 26, 2020

Editor’s note: Some calls do not list numbered locations or other location details because that information was not listed on the log provided by Bonner Dispatch.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Community bands together on mask drive

SANDPOINT — With Friday’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that all Americans wear a mask in public to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, local sewers are gearing up to ensure anyone who wants one, has one.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Restaurants offer curbside pickup

SANDPOINT — The delicious food is still there. You just have to get it to go.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

John Maney Embry III, 63

John Maney Embry III, 63, passed away at his home in Georgia with his family on March 26, 2020. John was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. He will be truly missed.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Postpone Memorial Field turf project and focus on people’s lives

The city’s project to install artificial turf at Memorial Field has begun. The baseball bleachers, the concession stand and the dugouts are now gone. Next I suppose tons of natural grass and topsoil will be hauled off to be dumped somewhere.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Thoughts of brush burning, toilet paper

Lots of brush burning this time of year, only to wonder about all that potential posterior wipe going up in smoke?

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Tips to survive the COVID-19 pandemic

A quick tip to survive the coronavirus pandemic: Wash your hands. Trust science, doctors and governors. Steer clear of politicians running for re-election, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Culinary treats: A(sparagus) to Z(ucchini)

While asparagus graces spring market shelves, it’s generally a bit later before the zucchini comes on. However, the magic of modern food transit has supplied us with early “summer squash” — and who are we to argue? Nothing’s better for breakfast than zucchini bread!

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Let’s get this country back to work and free Idaho

On March 25, Governor Little ordered all persons in Idaho to forsake our jobs, businesses, churches, and civic responsibilities and remain at home. This action will do nothing to prevent the inevitable exposure of substantially every human on Earth to SARS-CoV2, but it will devastate our economy, violate our liberty, shatter our communities, and turn us all into chattels wholly dependent upon government handouts for survival. These are goals consistent with the values of Californians, not Idahoans.

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April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Barbara K. Burch, 64

Barbara K. Burch, age 64, passed away very unexpectedly on the evening of March 29, 2020 from a pulmonary embolism.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ashley McBryde reveals familial secrets on new record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ashley McBryde doesn’t have any problem with using real people to inspire her country songs and revealing the sordid details of their lives, even if she’s dishing dirt about her own family and friends.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election-year politics as they focus on protecting their families from the spreading

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Virus alters Holy Week celebration worldwide, not the spirit

For Pope Francis at the Vatican, and for Christians worldwide from churches large and small, this will be an Easter like none other: The joyous message of Christ’s resurrection will be delivered to empty pews.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Arizona Senate campaigns get creative amid virus scare

PHOENIX (AP) — Martha McSally is volunteering at the Salvation Army. Mark Kelly is using his background as an astronaut to entertain kids stuck at home.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

WrestleMania planned for

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Clarification: California-Oil Well Moratorium story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story published April 3, 2020, The Associated Press reported California officials had authorized the first new oil wells in the state since July. The story should have made clear that California officials had authorized the first new oil wells using hydraulic fracturing since July.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Former Denver star Wolfe finally gets to play for Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Derek Wolfe figured he missed yet another chance to join the Baltimore Ravens when the team reached agreement last month on a three-year contract with free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'The Flash' actor Logan Williams dies at the age of 16

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Logan Williams, who appeared in CW’s “The Flash” as the young Barry Allen, has died. He was 16.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Another cruise ship with virus victims docks in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, docked in Florida on Saturday.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of virus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — US shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of virus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Oregon State's Destiny Slocum enters transfer portal

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State basketball player Destiny Slocum has opted to enter the transfer portal for her final season of eligibility.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: A lewd buddy cop comedy in ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Your enjoyment of the new Netflix comedy “

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lives Lost: Detroit woman, mother of 4, loved ballroom dance

DETROIT (AP) — When Laneeka Barksdale got so sick from the coronavirus that she had to be hospitalized, she tried to keep family from driving her there so as not to put them in danger.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Disaster' feared if sick moved to California nursing homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who fear vulnerable, elderly residents would be placed at risk.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — While

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NFL medical officer Dr. Sills speaks of uncertain times

Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, 'wartime' pandemic leader or 'backup'?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is he a wartime president or a backup point man? President Donald Trump seems to go back and forth on that, or both ways at once, in responding to the coronavirus pandemic that takes more lives by the hour.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kansas governor signs bill to launch new transportation plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trudeau says Canada won't retaliate for US mask export ban

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that Canada won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures against the United States after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

OSHA cites companies in deadly New Orleans hotel collapse

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall’s

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

This Date in Baseball

April 4

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Chinese struggle to return to work as virus controls ease

WUHAN, China (AP) — After two months in locked-down Wuhan, Wei Lei was eager to get back to work on a railway construction site. Instead, the 22-year-old found himself stranded at an expressway toll plaza where police decided who was allowed in and out of the city where the coronavirus pandemic started.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Activity in the US service sector slows in March to an index reading of 52.5 with bigger virus-related slowdown expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activity in the US service sector slows in March to an index reading of 52.5 with bigger virus-related slowdown expected.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Grand' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Weekly Grand" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Business Highlights

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April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US service sectors slows in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. service sector slowed in March with a much bigger decline expected in coming months from all the shutdowns and job layoffs that have occurred because of efforts to contain the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

White House convenes oil CEOs as bust threatens US boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered assurances of better times and coronavirus tests to oil CEOs at a White House summit Friday, but no firm proposals for easing the industry's way as the coronavirus pandemic and plunging petroleum prices threaten America's yearslong fracking boom.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Thursday Sports in Brief

NCAA

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Stocks drop as coronavirus crunches the job market, economy

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market’s first reaction to Friday’s stunningly bad jobs report was to take it in stride. But Wall Street slid through the day as investors looked ahead to the likelihood that even worse numbers are on the way.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

President Trump fires intelligence watchdog who handled complaint that triggered his impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump fires intelligence watchdog who handled complaint that triggered his impeachment.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85; COVID involved

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies from virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Cuomo show, Andrew and Chris, enliven coronavirus TV

NEW YORK (AP) — With all their familial love and drama, the Cuomo brothers — Andrew during the daytime, Chris at night — have become compelling figures in the plague-driven landscape of American television.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

COVID-19 woes: Fargo medical marijuana dispensary shut down

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary that opened in North Dakota's largest city a year ago was shut down Friday because of slow sales and regulatory delays due to the coronavirus, the facility's operators said in a statement.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dav Pilkey launches new 'Cat Kid Comic Club' series

NEW YORK (AP) — Dav Pilkey is going to the cats.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Oregon reports 4 more virus deaths, 100 new cases

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority has reported four more coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 26.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour, goods flown in on a private plane.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Alaska health officials recommend face coverings in public

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State health officials on Friday recommended Alaskans wear cloth face coverings in certain public areas to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of absentee voting in Wisconsin election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of absentee voting in Wisconsin election.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California COVID-19 testing backlog cut by two-thirds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has cut its COVID-19 testing backlog by more than two-thirds, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday, but has still managed to test less than one half of 1% of the state's nearly 40 million residents.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Desperate' tourists stranded by India lockdown told to wait

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tourists stranded in India after their vacations were abruptly ended by India’s coronavirus lockdown and grounded flights are running out of money and hoping their embassies can help them get home.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dog food delivered to western Alaska amid virus concerns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of dogs living in largely Alaska Native villages in southwest Alaska won’t go hungry this spring after more than 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg) of dog food were delivered, a humanitarian effort coordinated by two of the nation’s largest animal welfare groups in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Idaho Cash' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Idaho Cash" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Win for Life' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Win for Life" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New York gets Chinese ventilators; Trump wants more thanks

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York governor said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strike

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey died on the 288th day of a hunger strike she and a colleague started while imprisoned to protest the government's treatment of their band, according to a post on the group's Twitter account.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Sunday, April 5, 2020

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lions agree to deal with CB Darryl Roberts

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bears declare open competition between Trubisky, Foles

The Chicago Bears declared the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and newcomer Nick Foles an open one on Friday.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Friday following the latest grim snapshot of the toll the coronavirus is having on the labor market as the economy grinds to a halt.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

At funerals in virus outbreak, mourning is from a distance

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — No one stands in line to embrace the widow and share memories of her husband of 50 years. No rows of family and friends file toward the flag-draped coffin to pay their last respects. No symphony of sniffles is heard across the room as the minister gives a final prayer.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 28th.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Some Democrats say SC Legislature meeting is unsafe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are coming back to the Statehouse for a day next week, but not everyone is happy the Republican dominated House and Senate will be in session as

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requires.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Delaware police use checkpoints for governor's travel order

Delaware police are enforcing Gov. John Carney’s latest order to blunt the spread of COVID-19 in part with checkpoints designed to discourage out-of-state visitors from entering the state.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nick Saban favors extra teaching time, not longer fall camp

Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn’t believe extending preseason camp for college football teams around the country is necessarily the best way to get them ready for the season.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Buccaneers re-sign backup QB Blaine Gabbert

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, online

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival, postponed by the pandemic, is moving some elements of its annual New York event online.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ducey orders hair salons closed amid criticism

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After mounting criticism, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday ordered hair and nail salons, barbers and other businesses that provide personal services to close to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Brooke Baldwin becomes 2nd CNN on-air person diagnosed

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New online store offers help to shuttered indie booksellers

Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many of the country's stores.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop “profiteers” from exporting medical protective gear, shortly after picking a fight with manufacturing giant 3M, a major producer and exporter of face masks used to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Puerto Rico discovers protective supply cache amid COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

FIFA extends men's age limit for Tokyo Olympics due to virus

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has extended the age limit for the men’s soccer tournament at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

South Dakota lawmaker dies of coronavirus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota state lawmaker who was among several family members to contract the coronavirus has died.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

James Patterson sets up fund to help indie booksellers

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has a history of helping independent bookstores.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NC State's NCAA case recommended for independent process

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

State unemployment systems tested by surge of applicants

Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nats star Zimmerman's AP diary: Reading 'Chocolate Factory'

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington Nationals. He holds most of the team’s career hitting records, and his two homers and seven RBIs last postseason helped the Nationals win their first World Series championship. With baseball on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, Zimmerman occasionally will offer his thoughts -- as told to AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich -- while waiting for the 2020 season to begin.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump admin tries to narrow stockpile's role for states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile and put forward a narrower vision of the role the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and equipment should play in supplying states' needs.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

MLB Calendar

TBA — Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Jets' Perriman says late-season breakout was just sneak peek

NEW YORK (AP) — Breshad Perriman insists his late-season breakout last year was merely just a promising start.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Serbia striker Prijovic arrested for flouting virus curfew

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia soccer player Aleksandar Prijovic has been arrested for flouting the curfew imposed to curb the coronavirus spread.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Former Wake Forest basketball coach Carl Tacy dies at 87

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Former Wake Forest and Marshall basketball coach Carl Tacy has died. He was 87.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NHL Calendar

(All dates set before season was suspended until further notice.)

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Class of 2020: A look at basketball's new Hall of Famers

A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

HBO documentary sheds new light on 'Atlanta Child Murders'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Barr orders increase in home confinement as virus surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons on Friday to increase the use of home confinement and expedite the release of eligible high-risk inmates at three federal prisons where coronavirus cases have skyrocketed.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

BC-AP Sportlight

Spokane (AP) — April 3

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Fields of green: Mild winter, no games aid ballpark grass

Nicole Sherry poked some holes in the turf at Camden Yards, cut the grass and then left the ballpark about the same time the Baltimore Orioles should have been wrapping up their season opener.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Big league vets with minor league deals get up to $50,000

NEW YORK (AP) — About 370 players who were at big league spring training with minor league contracts will get advance payments of up to $50,000 each from the Major League Baseball Players Association.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NFL Calendar

April 17 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Taylor Swift donation will help Nashville record store

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop superstar Taylor Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Virus: Transit agencies gets federal money to help

SEATTLE (AP) — Transit agencies in the Puget Sound region will get more than $500 million in federal help to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pennsylvania residents told to wear masks in public

Pennsylvania residents should wear face coverings in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the governor said Friday as the state recorded another single-day high in new cases and surpassed 100 deaths

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders Saturday to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.”

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lawsuit: Man in portable horse stall injured in high winds

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A man is suing the organizers of a 2018 Bend horse show for serious injuries he says he suffered when high winds lifted the portable stall he and his horse were inside and threw them 40 feet.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mormons hold signature conference virtually due to pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in more than 70 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith's signature conference this weekend without an in-person audience in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is altering worship practices around the world.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nevada Guard emphasizes activation is not `martial law'

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal officials are finalizing details of Nevada National Guard role in the statewide response to the coronavirus, but they’re emphasizing the mission won’t include martial law.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Biden to name VP vetting team, thinking about Cabinet makeup

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Friday that he will announce a committee to oversee his vice presidential selection process and is already thinking about whom he’d choose to join his Cabinet.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

This past week, New York got worse — far worse. In New York City, as morgue space ran out, people started wondering

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

49ers sign Benjamin, Compton to one-year free agent deals

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Putin suggests sizable oil production cut as prices fall

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports cutting oil production by about 10 million barrels a day to shore up falling prices.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Jim Houston, Browns' 'Mr. Dependable,' had CTE

Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

East Lansing's Aaliyah Nye is Division 1 Player of the Year

Aaliyah Nye didn't have any specific aspirations when she arrived in the East Lansing girls basketball program as a freshman.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute dies at age 76

MADRID (AP) — Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute, whose politically charged songs became popular during Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy, died Saturday at the age of 76, a performing arts guild said.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

DePaul coach Dave Leitao's contract extended through 2023-24

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul and coach Dave Leitao on Thursday agreed to a contract extension through the 2023-24 season after a year in which the Blue Demons went 16-16.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Column: Remembering Final Four that never was in the A-T-L

ATLANTA (AP) — It would’ve been a magnificent weekend.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

As budget passes, Cuomo says: 'The state has no money'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A $177 billion state budget passed by New York lawmakers Friday leaves leeway for spending cuts of as much as $10 billion as the full financial toll of the coronavirus outbreak becomes more clear.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Brokerage worker loses paternity leave appeal in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Friday rejected a request by a former brokerage manager to get his job back after he took paternity leave at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Sportlight

April 5

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Police arrest hospital aide in thefts of equipment, supplies

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A housekeeping employee at a Prescott hospital has been fired after being arrested on suspicion of stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak unfolded, police said Saturday.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Shelby Harris counting his blessings, not his lost millions

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Shelby Harris is counting his blessings and not his lost millions.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Judge demands FBI provide new details about its surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief judge of a secretive national security court demanded Friday that the FBI provide him with details about some of its investigations after the Justice Department inspector general identified problems with more than two dozen wiretap applications.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Keir Starmer picked to lead UK Labour amid virus crisis

LONDON (AP) — Lawyer and lawmaker Keir Starmer was elected leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Saturday by a decisive margin, after a contest thrown into turmoil by the coronavirus outbreak.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as a setting for the movie “On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US Forecast

US Forecast for Monday, April 6, 2020

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosed

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Colorado governor: Wear homemade cloth masks to fight virus

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis urged all residents Friday to wear cloth masks each time they leave home, another measure to stem the spread of the coronavirus as the state's death toll from the pandemic surpassed 100.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dayton's Toppin wins Naismith Trophy

ATLANTA (AP) — Dayton forward Obi Toppin has been awarded the Naismith Trophy as college basketball's most outstanding player.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Insurance marketplaces offer help with coronavirus job cuts

More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Another member of fire panel resigns, criticizes PG&E plan

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The former chief financial officer for a Northern California city destroyed in a 2018 wildfire caused by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment is trying to upend the utility's plan for getting out of bankruptcy because she believes the company is shortchanging the people devastated by its misconduct.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lives Lost: Virus struck Wuhan family, took its patriarch

WUHAN, China (AP) — For more than a month, Wu Di did not know his father was dead.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

High-tech growing systems bring joy of gardening indoors

Traditionally, growing your own herbs and veggies was reserved for those with the luxury of outdoor space and abundant light.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Divers search for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Divers and boats on Saturday resumed the search in the Chesapeake Bay for the bodies of the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland police said.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cheltenham defends decision to proceed with horse race event

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Cheltenham Festival organizers have defended their decision to go ahead with the meeting last month after fears were raised that the mass gathering of people for the annual horse racing event helped to spread the coronavirus more widely around Britain.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NY gets 1,100 ventilators with help from China, Oregon

NEW YORK (AP) — New York secured a planeload of ventilators from China on Saturday, and Oregon was sending a shipment of its own to battle the coronavirus pandemic at its U.S. core, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. But the governor's startling plan to force hospitals elsewhere in the state to give spare ventilators to the fight in New York City apparently hadn't yet materialized, a day after he ordered them to surrender 20% of any unused supply to the National Guard for temporary redistribution. The state got 1,000 ventilators after the Chinese government facilitated a donation from billionaires Jack Ma and Joseph Tsai, the co-founders of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Cuomo said. He added that the state of Oregon had volunteered to send 140 more breathing machines.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Saturday's Sports In Brief

Kobe Bryant is officially a Hall of Famer.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Oregon residents assemble 11k masks for health-care workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hospital workers in Oregon are astounded at the community response to an effort to provide those on the front lines of the coronavirus fight with protective masks.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP News Digest 6:25 p.m.

Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson leaving to enter NBA draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson plans to enter the NBA draft.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hoops dream: Florida walk-on relishes moment years in making

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sutherland was sitting near the end of Florida’s bench, sandwiched between teammates, when he heard the chants. They were faint at first, growing louder and clearer by the second.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Lost Children' author: Writers must 'document' pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooped up at her Bronx home with her daughter and a niece because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli says she has lowered the “volume and speed” of her life. She is arranging books in alphabetical order, planting legumes on her balcony and listening to old recordings from Argentinian author Julio Cortázar.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Harper, Matz latest MLBers to contribute to virus relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 each to two emergency funds.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. warned of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead as the global pandemic muted traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm Sunday for many Christians.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kentucky governor vetoes voter ID bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett among 9 inductees into Basketball Hall of Fame.

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett among 9 inductees into Basketball Hall of Fame.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Sunday:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy back on track.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Spanish league and players still far apart on salary cuts

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league and players are still far apart on the size of the salary cuts they need to take to help reduce the financial impact caused by the coronavirus outbreak, with the footballers saying the organization wants them to carry nearly half the total losses.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Marvel remakes release calendar; 'Mulan' moves to late July

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing one movie, “Artemis Fowl,” to Disney Plus, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

To share or not to share, that is the question for Sam Hunt

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Hunt’s sophomore album opens and closes with two of the most personal songs he’s ever written, as he draws from his own life to paint candid portraits for listeners.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

ID Lottery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Saturday:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

NEW YORK (AP) — Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Family says ‘Lean on Me’ singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family says ‘Lean on Me’ singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died at 81.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Megabucks" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Union: 30% pay cut for EPL players would harm health service

English Premier League players failed to reach an agreement on Saturday with clubs to take 30% pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, escalating a bitter public row as their union claimed the government would lose out on more than 200 million pounds (around $245 million) in tax.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pinched by shutdown orders, Hobby Lobby closes stores

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The threat of the coronavirus pandemic has forced Hobby Lobby to close its stores until further notice, the arts and craft retail chain announced Friday.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Jobs report Friday is expected to end record hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a record 113 straight months of hiring, the government's monthly jobs report Friday is expected to show that the American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a result of the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Why rich students get more financial aid than poor ones

Colleges are increasingly spending more to woo affluent students with scholarships based solely on academic or other achievements, experts say. And it’s leaving those who need aid the most with fewer resources to

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Military recruiting struggles as enlistment stations close

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Meyer does his best recruiting face-to-face. He can look people in the eye, read their body language and get insight into whether they would make a good Marine.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark crude oil rose $3.02 to settle at $28.34 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, rose $4.17 to $34.11 a barrel.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Was There: Laettner's shot stuns Kentucky in OT, 104-103

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Duke-Kentucky game on March 28, 1992, was voted No. 2 and the following story was sent that night.

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Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won't wear one

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of following that advice himself, saying, “I'm choosing not to do it."

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

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Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Sunday:

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto America' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Lotto America" game were:

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Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia sharply criticized Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC and other oil producers.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tennessee coach ready to tap high school days to be creative

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt finally has gotten the chance to talk football with his Volunteers, even if limited to a two-hour, video session online.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Jets' new center McGovern raised on football and potatoes

NEW YORK (AP) — Connor McGovern's tireless work ethic was born from football and potatoes.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attempt to conduct an election in the midst of a coronavirus crisis lurched forward Friday, with a Democratic governor pushing for an all-mail election to replace in-person voting and Republican leaders refusing to budge.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hobey Baker finalists: Kawaguchi, Perunovich, Swayman

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi, Minnesota Duluth defenseman Scott Perunovich and Maine goalie Jeremy Swayman were named Thursday as the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given to the most outstanding player in college hockey.

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Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity

ROME (AP) — San Marino needed medical masks. Badly.

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VIRUS DIARY: Fantasy baseball, when real ball is the fantasy

CINCINNATI (AP) — "People ask me what I do in winter when there is no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” — Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963), baseball Hall of Famer

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

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AP top tourney one-and-done players led by Davis, 'Melo

Anthony Davis didn’t need to score big to control a game for Kentucky.

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Shepherd University adding women's golf next fall

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Division II Shepherd University is adding women's golf starting next fall.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of April 1, 2020 :

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WA Lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ These Washington lotteries were drawn Sunday:

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Marquette hires Justin Gainey as associate head coach

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Marquette director of operations Justin Gainey is returning to the Golden Eagles’ staff as associate head coach.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51

He ran marathons on every continent, including Antarctica — 83 of them in all, many followed by a visit to an obscure craft brewery. Last year, he watched 365 movies — most of them in theaters. And Anick Jesdanun made sure — always — that when millions of people read his coverage of the internet and its ripples, they got all the facts and the context they needed.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UNC's Cunningham to join NCAA basketball selection committee

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham is joining the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee that selects the field for the 68-team NCAA Tournament.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

EPL suspended indefinitely, players to be asked for wage cut

The English Premier League was suspended indefinitely on Friday following a meeting of its 20 clubs, who discussed financial painkiller measures including asking players to take a substantial pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Russia to the rescue? US, Moscow spar over aid deliveries

WASHINGTON (AP) — An odd new front in the U.S.-Russian rivalry has emerged as a Russian military cargo plane bearing a load of urgently needed medical supplies landed this week at New York’s JFK airport.

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Walmart limits store access; US airlines sign up for grants

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

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Texas women's basketball coach Karen Aston dismissed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas dismissed women's basketball coach Karen Aston on Friday, ending an eight-year stint that included four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 from 2015-2018.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ex-Honduran leader caught in FIFA scandal dies in U.S.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former president of Honduras who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal died in the United States on Saturday.

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Timberline Lodge lays off hundreds amid virus outbreak

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The historic Timberline Lodge has slashed hundreds of jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Michigan State AD defends Izzo after witness report

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman defended basketball coach Tom Izzo on Thursday after Izzo was accused in

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Modern Family' promises satisfying end to its 11-season run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd were mulling ideas for the 2009 TV season when they landed on an intriguing sitcom approach, one revolving around an extended family and done in the “mockumentary” style made popular by “The Office.”

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Pemsl leaving Iowa to play final season as grad transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cordell Pemsl is planning to leave Iowa and play his final season at another school as a graduate transfer.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Civil rights hero Lowery honored at private Atlanta funeral

ATLANTA (AP) — Family of the Rev. Joseph Lowery gathered Saturday for a small, private funeral for the civil rights veteran who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. and decades later delivered a prayer before 1.8 million at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mega Millions change means jackpots will be big, not massive

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Winning a Mega Millions lottery prize worth hundreds of millions of dollars was always a long, long shot, but soon it will be nearly impossible.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Lucky Lines" game were:

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OR Lottery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry opened

PARIS (AP) — A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding five others in an act that led authorities to open a terrorism inquiry.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

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Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus. She was 86.

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Review: Reissue of 1982 Nina Simone disc a work of contrasts

Nina Simone, “Fodder On My Wings” (Verve/UMe)

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US long-term mortgages fall; 30-year at 3.33%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week as anxiety has spiraled over devastation to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 4PM" game were:

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

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Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94.

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Carnegie Hall projects $9M deficit, expects cuts next season

Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic and anticipates making changes to its schedule for 2020-21.

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US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York’s governor took his own dramatic step to fight the coronavirus — vowing to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and companies.

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Fear grips Swedish soccer as virus delays start of season

Saturday was supposed to mark the beginning of a new Swedish soccer season, fuelled by the prospect of big broadcasting revenues from a new domestic TV deal and expectations of another tight title race to match last year’s dramatic finale.

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Competitive snowmobiler killed in Idaho avalanche

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities on Saturday recovered the body of a competitive snowmobiler who was buried in an avalanche in southeastern Idaho.

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Survey of athletic directors reveals virus outbreak concerns

Highlights from a

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DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch America’s Food Fund, which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus.

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Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.

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Alaska enrolls students in Florida-based virtual school

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration has launched a new virtual school for Alaska students in partnership with a Florida program, garnering some criticism from educators adjusting their lessons to online teaching amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report says

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian health officials grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America's largest nation.

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Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis to Miley Cyrus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder during a social media chat with Miley Cyrus.

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US approves major disaster declaration requested by Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. government has approved Nevada's request to declare a major disaster declaration for the state, a move that will unlock additional federal assistance for residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Steve Sisolak said Saturday.

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Rhode Island college students win national business contest

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Two teams of college students from Rhode Island have swept the top two spots in a national business competition.

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Survey: Athletic directors bracing for financial crisis

Athletic directors at the nation's biggest sports schools are bracing for a potential financial crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

SEATTLE (AP) — Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information — the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease.

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David Driskell, prominent authority on black art, dies at 88

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — David Driskell, one of the nation's most influential African American artists and a leading authority on black art, has died. He was 88.

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Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Giants: Dion Lewis in familiar role as Barkley's backup

Dion Lewis is in a very familiar role being Saquon Barkley's backup with the New York Giants.

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Federal officials waited to order medical supplies until stocks in the U.S. were running critically low as the new coronavirus spread across the country. A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows

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The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather for Monday, April 6, 2020

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100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules ease

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday.

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Oregon's Ionescu wins women's Naismith Player of the Year

ATLANTA (AP) — Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu has added another award to her collection

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Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

1. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng (Penguin)

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Court hopefuls push through coronavirus to Election Day

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin residents may be more worried about whether they'll be able to feed their families than voting as the coronavirus shutdown stretches on. But someone has to pick the state's next Supreme Court justice in

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NFLPA accused of stonewalling ex-players on disability funds

The attorney representing retired NFL players alleges the players’ union stonewalled his clients when confronted with questions whether their Social Security disability payments would be affected before the labor agreement with the league was narrowly ratified last month.

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Government lawyer named as new Grand Canyon park leader

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A veteran lawyer for the federal government has been selected to oversee Grand Canyon National Park — a rare appointment of someone who did not move up through the ranks of the National Park Service.

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Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation's medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the material is unusable.

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Stocks close lower on Wall Street after latest grim reading on job losses due to coronavirus outbreak spooks investors

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks close lower on Wall Street after latest grim reading on job losses due to coronavirus outbreak spooks investors.

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Hacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL player

NEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.

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A gentler Gotham? NYers anxiously wait out coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — To a casting director, he might have seemed the perfect impatient New Yorker — broad, bald and with a booming voice, tattoos on his neck and hands visible under his construction jacket. Justin Hunter stood in line outside the Park Slope Food Coop, one of several dozen shoppers spaced 6 feet apart in a queue that stretched around the corner.

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Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible.

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WNBA postpones start of season this month because of virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season will not start on time next month because of the coronavirus pandemic, and when it begins is unclear.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 7PM" game were:

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Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes some spending in response to COVID-19

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday vetoed hundreds of millions of dollars of spending in hopes of making a dent in the loss of state revenues as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep the state's economy largely shut down.

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'Top Gun Maverick' postponed to December due to coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's summer movie season is all but finished. “Top Gun Maverick” became the latest would-be blockbuster to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — No one should have known Bella Lamilla’s name.

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NBA Calendar

(All dates set before season was suspended until further notice)

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Boost the schmooze? Trump wants tax dining deduction back

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be an odd gesture at a time of social distancing, but President Donald Trump is leaning into his plea to Congress to restore full tax benefits prized by business for fine dining and schmoozing. Trump is seizing on the pandemic crisis to push for an item on his economic wish list: full tax deductions for business meals in restaurants and for other entertainment expenses.

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A bleak US jobs report likely portends even deeper losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grim snapshot of the U.S. job market's sudden collapse emerged Friday with a report that employers shed hundreds of thousands of jobs last month because of the viral outbreak that's brought the economy to a near-standstill.

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Hawaii: Delay international military drill over virus

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday he will ask the U.S. military to postpone the world's largest maritime exercises because of the coronavirus pandemic.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ivies deny graduate eligibility for spring-sport athletes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ivy League has decided not to allow its spring-sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility as graduates, despite the NCAA granting that option earlier this week.

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Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial

WUHAN, China (AP) — Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died in the outbreak.

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Tesla, Dave & Buster rise; Chewy, Macquarie fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday:

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New Orleans calliope tribute for jazz great Ellis Marsalis

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tourist riverboat calliope blasted hymn and gospel tunes across New Orleans' French Quarter on Friday as a tribute to the late jazz pianist and educator

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

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Georgia rapper Playboi Carti facing drug, traffic charges

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Playboi Carti has been released from custody following his arrest on drug and traffic charges in Georgia.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: M. Ward drizzles starlight on 'Migration Stories'

M. Ward, “Migration Stories” (Anti- Records)

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Judge for now won't release immigrants with high virus risks

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge declined to order the release of two people from immigration detention facilities in Maryland after their lawyers argued that they are at a high risk of death or serious illness from a coronavirus infection.

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Small business relief program launches, hits snags

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government’s $349 billion relief program for small businesses got off to a rocky start Friday as hundreds of thousands tried to apply for desperately needed loans.

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McConnell, Pelosi signal more virus aid likely from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a shift, the top leaders in Congress made it clear Friday there will be another

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

NEW YORK (AP) — The popcorn will be bring your own and the barbecue won't be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

What to do when the coronavirus crisis delays your wedding

Couples are often told to prepare for anything when it comes to their wedding, but a global pandemic isn’t typically something to consider.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tension

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services -- a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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19 killed in clash between drug gangs in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A big shootout between rival drug gangs killed 19 people in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua, state prosecutors’ office said Saturday.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting religious practices.

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Study: Gonzaga, Michigan top academics-based NCAA brackets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga and Michigan stood out in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Court denies Seattle’s bid for wealthy household income tax

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court has denied Seattle’s bid to reinstate an income tax on wealthy households.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sam Lieberman, Nevada Board of Regents member, dead at 58.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Lieberman, a member of the board that oversees Nevada's state universities and colleges and a former state Democratic Party chairman, died Friday. He was 58.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was ordered immediately freed from a Manhattan federal lockup four months early Thursday by a judge who cited his asthma and the greater danger he would face behind bars during the coronavirus outbreak.

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More than 300 virus deaths in WA, more than 7,500 cases

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington health authorities say the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state has reached 310.

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The Latest: NCAA suspends infraction hearings, arguments

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Leaders back Navy firing of ship captain; sailors cheer him

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense leaders are backing the Navy's decision to fire the ship captain who sought help for his cornonavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, even as videos showed sailors cheering him as he walked off the vessel.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

San Francisco park's 150th birthday celebration goes online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Park turns 150 years old on Saturday, and the huge party to celebrate San Francisco's beloved treasure will, for the time being, take place online.

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington haven't spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling

April 5, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pandemic forcing NBA players to work out with what's on hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is spending much of his time during the coronavirus-imposed hiatus working out, helping care for his newborn son and playing occasional video games.

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Friday's Sports In Brief

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA indefinitely delayed the start of training camps and the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pet fostering takes off as coronavirus keeps Americans home

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Simeon family was heading home to Omaha from a Smoky Mountains vacation when Kim Simeon spotted a social media post from the Nebraska Humane Society, pleading with people to consider fostering a pet amid concerns about how the coronavirus would affect operations.

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