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May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

The Latest: US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark

The Latest on the

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

The Latest: NBA being sued for missed rent payments

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

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Nev. elections office reviewing MedMen donation allegations

LAS VEGAS (AP) —

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

NCAA makes Juzang eligible at UCLA for next season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentucky transfer Johnny Juzang can play basketball for UCLA this winter.

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

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

US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

SC health agency leader steps down during pandemic

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of South Carolina's health agency announced Wednesday that he is stepping down after a health scare to spend more time with his family as the state continues to fight

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

AP News Digest 6:15 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.

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

History in the making as House cast proxy votes in pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers were voting by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risk of travel to Washington during

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Second lawsuit filed against Missouri Medicaid expansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Conservative advocacy group United for Missouri on Wednesday announced it's suing to take a proposal to expand Medicaid health care eligibility to thousands more low-income adults off the Aug. 4 ballot.

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Trump threatens Twitter over fact checks: What's next?

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Twitter has taken the

May 27, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Brown says learning must be accelerated on Seahawks O-line

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Whenever the Seattle Seahawks finally get together in person, Duane Brown will see plenty of unfamiliar faces on the offensive line.

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May 27, 2020 3:17 p.m.

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Whitefish Mountain Resort keeps pass prices same as last season

May 27, 2020 3:05 p.m.

Kalispell woman dies in ATV wreck near Hot Springs

A 46-year-old Kalispell woman died in an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday night near Hot Springs.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Congressman urges New Mexico to extend mail-in vote deadline

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Wednesday urged New Mexico´s top election regulator to provide more time for people to submit absentee ballots by mail in the state's June 2 primary even though state law may not allow it.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Victim in police encounter had started new life in Minnesota

Before he died after being pinned for minutes beneath a Minneapolis police officer's knee, George Floyd was suffering the same fate as millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic: out of work and looking for a new job.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

`Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Criticism doesn't alter Sabres GM's plan to build with youth

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he’s attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL’s expanded 24-team format.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

CBS is TV's most-watched network for 12th year in a row

The winner, and still champion, is CBS.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Too soon for data, California reopens more businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gavin Newsom has crafted himself as a data-driven governor, letting the facts dictate what has been a largely cautious approach to public safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

The Latest: Kansas athletics facing imposing budget woes

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

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback

DENVER (AP) — Nearly two dozen states and several cities on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Quieter Mayfield knows Year 3 vital for him after rough '19

Baker Mayfield went back to his roots during this strange offseason, a time he's used to reflect and forget a season that didn't go well for the Browns' brash quarterback.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Gunman kills 3 at French quarry, wounds self with gunshot

PARIS (AP) — A man shot three people to death at a quarry in western France on Wednesday and then shot himself, police said.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Kemp says we can't fight virus from home as cases tick up

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that he wants to lift more restrictions on businesses as long as people continue to heed coronavirus guidance from officials and public health experts.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

The Latest: Professional sports can resume in Pennsylvania

The Latest on the

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Governor: Mississippi reopening plan has 'freedom with risk'

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he will allow all types of businesses to reopen Monday but they must follow safety guidelines to try to minimize spread of the new

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed 100,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed 100,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Report: Hurley accused Arizona State AD in booster scandal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley sent an email to Ray Anderson last season alleging the Arizona State athletic director minimized sexual harassment allegations by the wives of three athletic staff members against a school booster.

May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

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May 27, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Police: Soldier saved lives by stopping shooter on bridge

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A soldier stationed in Kansas saved “countless lives” Wednesday when he hit a man with his car as the man was shooting randomly at people on a bridge near an Army base, a police chief said.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

US indicts ex-Venezuelan lawmaker linked with Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. authorities filed charges Wednesday against a former Venezuelan lawmaker linked with President Nicolás Maduro accusing him of narco-terrorism and weapons crimes.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

New Mexico governor slammed for buying jewelry amid closures

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is facing criticism for a jewelry purchase from a store in Albuquerque after she ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Cheyenne Frontier Days canceled for 1st time in 124 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo, has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history due to the coronavirus, the city's mayor told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Financial, industrial and health care companies helped drive stocks on Wall Street broadly higher Wednesday, extending the market's gains into a third day.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Patriots' McCourty feeling good after offseason surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty has experienced lots of change during his 11-year NFL career.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Fulton elections chief says ballot application backlog clear

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in Georgia's most populous county say they've cleared a backlog of absentee ballot applications and are now processing ballot applications as they come in.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Wall Street closes higher on economic revival hopes

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, extending the market's gains into a third day on hopes for a coming economic revival as larger swaths of the country relax stay-at-home mandates imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and clear the way for more businesses to reopen.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

KU Athletics imposing new pay cuts, furloughs to cut costs

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas athletic department has imposed pay cuts and furloughs for all employees in response to financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Through kids' eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the pandemic.

May 27, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Some Columbia River Gorge trails, parks reopen today

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, Ore. (AP) — Some trails and day use sites in the Columbia River Gorge are reopening Wednesday, while crowded sites including most waterfall viewing areas, campgrounds, and visitor’s centers will stay closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, state and federal agencies said.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Pro sports can resume in Pennsylvania, without spectators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Professional sports can resume in Pennsylvania where the governor's stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus is no longer in force, but without spectators, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

AP PHOTOS: Funerals become lonely affairs amid pandemic

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mohammad Altaf, the generous spirit. Eudiana Smith, the trailblazer. Servius Collin, the caretaker. All were taken by COVID-19. And in death, all were robbed of the funerals they deserved.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Trump's plan to celebrate space launch hits weather snag

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to celebrate the first space launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade on Wednesday hit a snag when the mission was postponed at the last minute because of bad weather. But the president said he plans on returning to Florida for Saturday's rescheduled launch.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Kansas governor nominates public defender for appeals court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday nominated a public defender in the federal court system to the state's second highest court.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Pens F Bjugstad out for season after having spinal surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into whatever becomes of the NHL postseason without forward Nick Bjugstad.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused widespread damage to the surrounding community.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Former Braves C Biff Pocoroba dies at 66; All-Star in 1978

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta catcher Biff Pocoroba, who played in the 1978 All-Star Game and was a backup on the Braves team that won an improbable NL West title in 1982, has died at age 66.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Appeals court sides with tech giants in activists' lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants of conspiring to stifle the political views of a far-right activist and a conservative nonprofit.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Republican senators: Governor lied about husband's boat call

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican legislative leader said Wednesday that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer “lied” and engaged in a “cover-up” by requesting the removal of a social media post about her husband's attempt to get his boat in the water during the coronavirus pandemic, only to later acknowledge he did drop her name as a joke.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

The Latest: NHL teams likely to have 28-player rosters

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

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Kentucky election laws draw court challenge amid virus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new law requiring people to show a government-issued photo ID to vote drew a court challenge Wednesday from groups seeking widespread use of mail-in absentee ballots for the fall election, eager to protect voters fearful of coronavirus spread.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

AP Source: NFL drops booth official proposal to aid calls

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has tabled a proposal for a booth official who would aid calls by using a video feed, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

May 27, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Noem considers using coronavirus funds for employee salaries

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is developing a plan to use some of the $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds to pay state employees’ March salaries and balance the budget, in case the Trump administration doesn't allow her to use the money to plug revenue shortfalls.

Trio of Montana orphaned grizzly cubs heading to Arizona zoo
May 27, 2020 1:57 p.m.

Trio of Montana orphaned grizzly cubs heading to Arizona zoo

A trio of Montana grizzly bear cubs whose mother was killed a surprise encounter with a hiker have a new home at a zoo in Arizona

May 27, 2020 1:57 p.m.

Montana court rules ballots must be received on Election Day

Montana voters must have their primary ballots in to their county election offices by 8 p.m. next Tuesday in order for them to be counted

Benewah COVID-19 cases jump to 4
May 27, 2020 1:31 p.m.

Benewah COVID-19 cases jump to 4

Total Panhandle cases at 79

May 27, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Art that rocks

Recently I was working on this year’s edition of Discover North Idaho (temporarily renamed Explore North Idaho, because we’re as confused about 2020 as you are), when I was beefing up an entry on Treaty Rock Park.

Reggie is a lover, not a fighter
May 27, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Reggie is a lover, not a fighter

I’ll grant you, Reggie looks ferocious.

Being the solution: Father-son duo keep lake clean
May 27, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Being the solution: Father-son duo keep lake clean

Weston Cederblom and son Landon like to find trash on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The stay-at-home-dad: Wisdom comes with age… sometimes.
May 27, 2020 1:29 p.m.

The stay-at-home-dad: Wisdom comes with age… sometimes.

Wisdom comes with age… sometimes.

Fast Five: Josh Wise shares his economic development wisdom
May 27, 2020 1:29 p.m.

Fast Five: Josh Wise shares his economic development wisdom

Meet Josh Wise, the economic development specialist at the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation-Jobs Plus. Josh has achieved his Master of Business Administration degree and feels blessed to use that to help individuals and businesses in a state he loves. He enjoys beer brewing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, running, biking and cooking.

A lockdown recap - Jordan, Maleficent and classic noir
May 27, 2020 1:29 p.m.

A lockdown recap - Jordan, Maleficent and classic noir

The last several weeks provided many of us the time to veg out and watch more movies. I squandered that opportunity.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Human services chief: jobless claims came 'in a tsunami'

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio faced an unprecedented surge in unemployment claims almost overnight as the pandemic led to widespread business shutdowns, leaving the state no time to retool its system to respond, the state's human services chief said Wednesday as she testified before Republican lawmakers critical of the state's reaction.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Will mail-in voting turn Election Day into Election Week?

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts about the results.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Fed report notes businesses less optimistic about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses across the country surveyed by the Federal Reserve don’t appear to share the Trump administration's optimism about a rapid economic recovery starting this summer.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Canada judge rules Huawei CFO's extradition case can proceed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive can proceed to the next stage, a decision that is expected to further harm relations between China and Canada.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Experts say US coronavirus death count is flawed, but close

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is hitting a tragic milestone: 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. But is that number right?

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Bill seeks easier N.C. ballot access in fall during pandemic

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters would have more options in requesting absentee ballots and officials would get funds to keep precincts cleaned and staffed, according to legislation advancing at the General Assembly to address COVID-19 challenges.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

US clamps down on waivers tied to Iran's nuclear cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday it is ending nearly all of the last vestiges of U.S. sanctions relief provided under the 2015 Iran

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

US communities face tough choices on opening public pools

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as staffers will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in addition to their primary duties.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

AT&T, Walt Disney rise; Twitter, Amazon fall

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

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

PG&E's bankruptcy trial opens with attacks on voting process

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric's path out of bankruptcy kicked off Wednesday's trial on the plan in bankruptcy court as critics of the utility questioned whether the overwhelming vote in favor of the plan by wildfire victims was tainted by conflicts of interest and shoddy counting.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Belgium, France: 26 arrests over ring linked with UK deaths

BRUSSELS (AP) — Judicial authorities in Belgium and France on Wednesday announced the arrests of 26 people suspected of taking part in a human trafficking network involved in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated truck's container in Britain last year.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS

NEW YORK (AP) — Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Summertime, and the living is uneasy for Jason Isbell

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Isbell had big plans for this summer, between a new album specifically designed to introduce his music to a wider audience and a schedule that had him onstage most nights from May to September.

May 27, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult decisions of who gets to keep playing and who doesn't.

Seniors cash out at scholarship ceremonies
May 27, 2020 1:22 p.m.

Seniors cash out at scholarship ceremonies

Seniors at Mullan and Wallace high schools had quite a bit to celebrate last week, including more than $325,000 in scholarships that were awarded.

Wallace students receive recognition for Arbor Day pics
May 27, 2020 1:20 p.m.

Wallace students receive recognition for Arbor Day pics

WALLACE — A pair of Wallace School District students have been making the most of their time outside from school, receiving high marks in the Idaho Forest Products Commission’s (IFPC) Look to the Forest Photo Contest.

Answering the call
May 27, 2020 1:19 p.m.

Answering the call

Local trio to join military academies following appointments and scholarships

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

DOJ lawyer named new US attorney in Texas after resignation

DALLAS (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has named a Department of Justice lawyer to succeed the top federal prosecutor for East Texas, who abruptly announced his resignation this week.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Former spy, issues of Trump loyalty weigh in New Mexico vote

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is deciding on final contenders in open races for a U.S. Senate seat and a congressional slot that last changed hands a dozen years ago.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

New York City now alone in state in keeping economy closed

NEW YORK (AP) — Long Island became the latest region of New York to begin easing some restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied the president for help with transportation projects. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said efforts to fight the virus have left the city with a $9 billion budget deficit.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Michigan House approves bill to let college athletes be paid

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Colleges athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights under bipartisan legislation approved Wednesday by the Michigan House, which overwhelmingly sent the bills to the Senate for consideration.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Packers' Jones says his contract status won't distract him

Packers running back Aaron Jones says he wants to remain in Green Bay for his entire career and that he won’t let speculation about his future distract him as he enters the final season of his contract.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Thunberg criticizes Danes for dumping wastewater into strait

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at authorities in the Danish capital on Wednesday because Copenhagen has for the last six years pumped large amounts of wastewater into the strait separating Sweden and Denmark.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Human remains inside car recovered from Willamette River

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — A car with human remains inside has been pulled from the Willamette River in Milwaukie, authorities say.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Search for fugitive Connecticut man stretches to Maryland

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a fugitive college student said Wednesday the 23-year-old suspect in two Connecticut slayings has no outdoor survival training and his parents are begging him to bring a peaceful end to the search that has stretched to Maryland.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Republicans urge faster processing of unemployment claims

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans sparred with leaders in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers administration during a sometimes heated legislative hearing Wednesday, faulting them for not doing enough to quickly process surging unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Knicks hire 3 executives to work in Rose's front office

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks hired three executives Wednesday as they build the front office around new President Leon Rose.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Northwest Iowa county with meat plant sees coronavirus spike

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa county that is home to a meatpacking plant has seen nearly 500 coronavirus cases in the past week, but state officials and the company said Wednesday they couldn't confirm an outbreak at the facility.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Judge sets June 4 hearing for suspects in Arbery slaying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has scheduled a hearing next week for three men charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, court officials said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Wall Street closing higher on economic revival hopes

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, extending the market's gains into a third day on hopes for a coming economic revival as larger swaths of the country relax stay-at-home mandates imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and clear the way for more businesses to reopen.

May 27, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Amy Klobuchar to address democrats at Nevada convention

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada State Democratic Party announced Tuesday that U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was chosen be the keynote speaker for the party's state convention in June.

Waterton set to partially reopen next week
May 27, 2020 12:58 p.m.

Waterton set to partially reopen next week

Beginning Monday, Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada will reopen some visitor access and basic services after the coronavirus outbreak prompted the park to temporarily close to the public.

U.S. on cusp of marking at least 100K deaths from virus
May 27, 2020 12:29 p.m.

U.S. on cusp of marking at least 100K deaths from virus

The U.S. is on the cusp of marking at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus

May 27, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Governor orders probe of failed dams that caused flooding

West Bloomfield, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday demanded an investigation to determine what caused two dams in central Michigan to fail, leading to devastating floods in several communities and forcing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes.

May 27, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

May 27, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says

May 27, 2020 12:27 p.m.

The Latest: Texans star Watt hoping for fans in the stands

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

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

US to revoke Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending nearly all of the last vestiges of U.S. sanctions relief provided under the 2015 Iran

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Reopening leader says liability protection key in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of governor's committee studying how to best reopen South Carolina after

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Fed report notes sharp virus-related drop in economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve detailed Wednesday what most of the nation is already acutely aware of: Economic activity fell sharply around the country in April and May as measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak took hold.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

2 U.S. astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Hertha Berlin scores late to hold Leipzig 2-2 in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig missed the chance to move second in the Bundesliga after visiting Hertha Berlin scored a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw on Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

With NFL in limbo, Dolphins stadium unveils drive-in movies

FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (AP) — It's as close to the end zone as Miami Dolphins fans are going to get for now. Months after hosting the Super Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium is converting into both a drive-in and open-air move theater.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Top lawmaker denies that Russia sent warplanes to Libya

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian lawmaker on Wednesday strongly rejected the U.S. military's claim that Russia has deployed fighter jets to Libya to support east-based forces in their offensive on the capital, Tripoli.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Skiing is back in Colorado for lucky few with reservations

DENVER (AP) — Skiing is back in Colorado after a more than two-month closure caused by the coronavirus, but only a few have been lucky enough to score reservations at the only reopened resort in the state.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Through kids'eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, worry, joy

CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Report: State auditor eyes New Mexico's $1.6M mask purchase

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico auditor’s office is looking into a $1.6 million purchase of 500,000 masks at a significantly higher cost than the normal list price as states scrambled to buy personal protective equipment.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Minnesota reports 510 more coronavirus cases, 33 more deaths

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported 510 newly confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday and 33 new deaths.

May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Ross Stripling pitches ... financial advice during pandemic

Ross Stripling has spent much of the last two months working on an island —- the one in the kitchen of his Houston home.

May 27, 2020 11:49 a.m.

Man dies after Tuesday night shooting on Larson base

MOSES LAKE - A victim of a Tuesday night shooting at the Larson community has died, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Debby Kay Keegan, 59
May 27, 2020 11:47 a.m.

Debby Kay Keegan, 59

Beloved daughter, sister and aunt, Debby Kay Keegan, 59, of Liberty Lake, Washington, passed away May 23, 2020 at the Schneidmiller House (Hospice House) of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. She was born November 11, 1960 in Seattle, Washington; Debby was the daughter of Edward Keegan and Kay (McElroy) King.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Tennessee to halt sharing COVID-19 patient data

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon stop providing the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients to first responders, after initially arguing that doing so would protect those on the front line.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Canadian judge rules U.S. extradition case against senior Chinese Huawei executive can advance

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian judge rules U.S. extradition case against senior Chinese Huawei executive can advance.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

The Latest: Canucks considering moving training camp to U.S.

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

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Steve Yzerman says Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill keeping job

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is keeping coach Jeff Blashill despite another lackluster season.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast, dissipates in a day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha surprised the South Carolina coast Wednesday, forming, making landfall within two hours and was downgraded before sundown, bringing a poor beach day of rain and gusty winds, but no major problems.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely blames Obama for pricey drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tangled the facts

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Graham calls Rosenstein as first witness in Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy Attorney General

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Turkey reports 34 new deaths and 1,035 COVID-19 cases

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s health minister said Wednesday that the country recorded 34 coronavirus-related deaths since the day before, bringing the country's COVID-19 death toll to 4,431.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Warrants describe nightmarish child abuse case in Tennessee

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Arrest warrants in a Tennessee couple's abuse case describe a hellish existence for four children in their legal custody, a nightmare that finally ended after a little boy was spotted walking alone along a Roane County road.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Brazil's most populous state eyes reopening business in June

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo state, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil, will reopen some of its closed businesses starting June 1 despite a fast growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Canada judge rules Huawei CFO Meng's fraud case will proceed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive can proceed to the next stage, a decision that is expected to further harm relations between China and Canada.

May 27, 2020 11:27 a.m.

5 killed in fire at Bangladesh coronavirus treatment tent

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Fire swept through a through a unit of a hospital in an upscale area of the Bangladeshi capital to treat people infected with the coronavirus, killing five people, an official said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Man who hanged effigy of Kentucky governor fired from job

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A protester who participated in hanging an effigy of Kentucky's governor at an armed rally on the State Capitol grounds has been fired from his job at an auto dealer.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

The Latest: Youngstown State eliminating 22 sports positions

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

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Review: 'High Note' is easy listening for troubled times

There may have been a point — say, oh, a few months ago? — when we’d have demanded a lot more edge from a movie like “The High Note,” and been less forgiving of its more implausible moments.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Yellowstone: Memorial Day traffic in Wyoming resembled 2019

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The northern half of Yellowstone National Park remains closed due to the coronavirus but Memorial Day weekend traffic in the park's southern half was similar to last year.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

For launch spectators, storms more worrisome than virus

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For the spectators gathered along the Space Coast on Wednesday for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder, darkening clouds and then a drenching downpour were more worrisome than any pandemic.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Home Launch

NASA astronauts are poised to blast into orbit from home turf on a private company’s rocket — a first since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

A stunning tirade highlights Israeli divide over Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — He named names of police investigators and prosecutors. He accused them of using “Soviet style” extortion to turn witnesses against him. He even claimed that elderly Holocaust survivors were on his side, sympathizing with his plight.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Trump opposition throws surveillance legislation in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown in doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump, the Justice Department and congressional Republicans all came out in opposition.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Sporting goods industry hit or miss during pandemic

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Brian Morris faced a difficult scenario when the coronavirus pandemic started leading to shutdowns across the nation.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Nation's capital set to begin a gradual reopening on Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser says the nation's capital will begin a gradual reopening Friday, even as she warns that it probably will result in more

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Review: John Prine sideman steps out as reflective balladeer

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May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Nevada casinos to reopen; America can't get enough pizza

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

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Trump, Pence tag-team battleground state for SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping the

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Lawmakers to question human services chief on jobless claims

COLUMBUS (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday planned to question Ohio’s human services chief about the state’s response to the unprecedented number of claims for unemployment in a scene playing out in at least two other states on the same day.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Changes afoot at hard-hit Pennsylvania veterans home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration announced a new leader Wednesday at the Southeastern Veterans’ Center, where nearly three dozen residents have died from the coronavirus and a state senator urged the replacement of its leadership.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

COVID-19: Washington approves 3 more counties for phase 2

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Three more counties in Washington state have been approved to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to ease out of coronavirus restrictions.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

French lawmakers endorse the country's virus tracing app

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament endorsed Wednesday a contact-tracing app designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid sharp debate over privacy concerns.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

2 U.S. astronauts arrive at launch pad for SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

AP News Digest 2 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.

May 27, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Board suspends budget cuts for struggling Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved a revised fiscal plan on Wednesday that temporarily suspends all budget cuts and anticipates the island’s projected surplus could plunge by 65% as it warned the government is unable to pay current debt obligations.

May 27, 2020 10:41 a.m.

Washington state to try nonlethal measures after wolves attack cattle

Washington Fish and Wildlife officials say the agency won’t shoot the wolves in a small pack that has attacked three calves in rural northeastern Washington

Time’s running out to apply for property tax reduction
May 27, 2020 10:38 a.m.

Time’s running out to apply for property tax reduction

BOISE — June 15 is the last day for eligible homeowners and disabled veterans to apply for a reduction in their 2020 property taxes. They must give their completed application to their county assessor by that date.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Robb Forman Dew, prize-winning novelist, dead at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

South Idaho meatpacking plant hit with virus outbreak

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Dozens of workers at a meatpacking plant in southwestern Idaho have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

In a first since the shuttle days, NASA astronauts head to the launch pad to rocket into orbit from Florida.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — In a first since the shuttle days, NASA astronauts head to the launch pad to rocket into orbit from Florida.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

U.S. on cusp of marking at least 100K deaths from virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States was on the cusp of marking at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a once-unthinkable toll that now appears to be just the beginning of untold misery in the months ahead as Las Vegas casinos and Walt Disney World make plans to reopen, crowds of unmasked Americans swarm beaches and public health officials predict a resurgence by fall.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

UK unveils test and trace plan; Johnson refuses aide inquiry

LONDON (AP) — After two months of lockdown and more than 37,000 coronavirus deaths, Britain on Wednesday finally rolled out a countrywide “test and trace” program -- an enormous undertaking meant to help isolate the virus and return the country to some sense of normality.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Luxembourg starts to test its entire population for virus

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Luxembourg started a coronavirus testing program Wednesday to check each and every one of its roughly 600,000 people, as well as cross-border workers, over the next nine weeks.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers:

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed US-Canada border

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Alec de Rham sat with his back against a stone obelisk marked “International Boundary” as he and his wife visited with a daughter they hadn’t seen in 10 weeks.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Analysis: NFL blew it with pass interference reviews rule

Remember back to the NFC championship game in the 2018 season. Deep in the fourth quarter at the Superdome.

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has notified Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards

May 27, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Court: Mental provider not liable in Florida school shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of a man accused of a 2018 Florida high school

May 27, 2020 10:07 a.m.

Letters to the editor May 25

Growth in the Flathead is poorly planned and parts of the valley are starting to look like an L.A. suburb; just look at alternate 93 for an example. The existing growth plans are either insufficient to manage the growth or are being ignored. This may be the only time I say that we should look to other states and the growth mistakes they made so we can avoid making them here. This runaway and poorly planned growth has resulted in homes being priced beyond the means of most Flathead residents. Most of the houses are now priced for out-of-state buyers. If we don’t fix growth policies we will no longer be called The Last Best Place within a decade.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

AMD’S Su, Discovery’s Zaslav among highest paid CEOs

Here are the highest paid male and female CEOs in the S&P 500 index for 2019, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

The Latest: Dolphins owner Ross to provide meals, jobs

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

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

NFL clarifies rules proposal on alternate for onside kicks

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has clarified the rules proposal for an alternative to an onside kick.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Correction: Minneapolis Police-Death story

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story May 26, 2020, about a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis after a white officer knelt on the handcuffed man’s neck, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the man who died was shirtless. He was wearing a sleeveless shirt.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Pakistan says it shot down Indian drone inside Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani troops shot down a small Indian spy drone as it flew into the country's airspace over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Wednesday, the military said.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Chechen leader resurfaces after COVID-19 infection reports

MOSCOW (AP) — The strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya went live on Instagram Wednesday to insist that he was feeling well, in an apparent attempt to dispel media reports about his hospitalization with COVID-19.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

State auditor looking into New Mexico's $1.6M mask purchase

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico auditor’s office is looking into a $1.6 million purchase of 500,000 masks at a significantly higher cost than the normal list price as states scrambled to buy personal protective equipment.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

North Macedonia's Muslim leader sacked over choice of bride

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's Islamic community voted Wednesday to dismiss its leader over his decision to marry a woman 50 years his junior.

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

The Latest: Death toll of virus in Italy surpasses 33,000

The Latest on the

May 27, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Turkey: Soldier killed in explosion in Syria's Idlib

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Idlib, the last rebel-held territory in northwest Syria.

SpaceX on cusp of launching astronauts, back on home turf
May 27, 2020 10:02 a.m.

SpaceX on cusp of launching astronauts, back on home turf

SpaceX is on the cusp of launching NASA astronauts into orbit, a first for a private company

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf
May 27, 2020 9:56 a.m.

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit from Kennedy Space Center

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

The Latest: Putin orders increased payments to unemployed

The Latest on the

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

Pandemic disrupts rites of passage for many devout families

NEW YORK (AP) — For many religious families across the United States, the coronavirus has disrupted their most anticipated traditions – the rites of passage that mark their adolescent children’s full entry into their congregations.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

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May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

Vanishing jobs for young could create 'lock-down generation'

GENEVA (AP) — Bashar Ali Naim used to work in a perfume and accessories store in Baghdad, earning $480 per week on average. About three months ago, the coronavirus outbreak swept into Iraq, and the 28-year-old father of two has been out of work ever since.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

Mexico president to resume travel, fly commercial next week

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just hours after Mexican health officials reported record numbers of deaths and new coronavirus infections, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he will resume his travel schedule next week, flying commercial to the beach destination of Cancun.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

NWSL returning to play with summertime tournament in Utah

Pro soccer returns to the U.S. next month when the National Women's Soccer League starts a 25-game tournament in a pair of stadiums in Utah that will be kept clear of fans to protect players from the coronavirus.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

UK says fishing deal with EU by end of June looks unlikely

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s chief negotiator with the European Union said Wednesday it's looking increasingly unlikely the two sides will agree — as hoped — on the terms of access to each other’s waters by the end of next month.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

Body found in river may be that of missing Oklahoma child

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa said Wednesday that a body found in a river in eastern Oklahoma was believed to be that of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared Friday with her younger brother, while the search expanded for the boy's body.

May 27, 2020 9:27 a.m.

CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

The Latest: Keeneland 5-day, fan-free summer meet approved

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

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a day that's shaping up as one for the history books: For the first time, House lawmakers intend to vote by proxy, a move to avoid the risk of travel to Washington during

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Hearing to focus on state's handling of unemployment claims

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has a new system in place to speed up the payment of federal unemployment benefits, the head of the state Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday, before a legislative hearing to examine how the state has handled claims during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Polish ruling party chief wants presidential vote by June 28

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s most powerful politician, ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said Wednesday the country's postponed presidential election must be held no later than June 28 to be in line with the national constitution.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo notified Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Lake of the Ozarks business owner defends actions

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a business that hosted crowded pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks says no laws were broken and safety measures were in place to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Bulgarian police seize more than 360 kilograms of cocaine

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police have discovered and seized more than 360 kilograms (nearly 800 pounds) of cocaine from an apartment in the capital.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

UK leader rejects aide inquiry, unveils test and trace plan

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused Wednesday to hold an official inquiry into the actions of

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Lebanese PM visits UN peacekeepers amid dispute over mandate

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister visited United Nations peacekeepers in the country's south near the border with Israel on Wednesday, describing the presence of the force in the volatile area as a necessity.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Wall Street is mixed as leaderboard flips upside down

Stock indexes are mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday, as hopes for a coming economic revival turn the market's leaderboard upside down.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Dozen inmates positive for coronavirus at prison in Connell

CONNELL, Wash. (AP) — A dozen inmates and four employees have tested positive for the coronavirus at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in the eastern Washington town of Connell.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Head of N.C. unemployment office replaced by ex-legislator

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper replaced the head of the state unemployment benefits office on Wednesday with a former legislator as the agency struggles to address an unprecedented onslaught of pandemic-related job loss claims.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

In pandemic, using drones to drop medical supplies from sky

With a loud whir and a whoosh, a fixed-wing drone slingshots out of a medical warehouse, zips through hazy skies at 80 mph, pops open a belly hatch and drops a box of medical supplies. Slowed by a little parachute, the box drifts downward and lands with a plop, less than 8 minutes after launch.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Brazil police search Bolsonaro allies in fake news probe

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Federal Police on Wednesday executed more than two dozen searches and seizure warrants in six states as part of an investigation into a network that allegedly spread defamatory fake news and threats against Supreme Court justices.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Boeing cutting more than 12,000 jobs with layoffs, buyouts

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as it suffers from a sharp drop in air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, and more cuts are coming.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

AMD's Lisa Su is first woman to top AP's CEO pay analysis

Lisa Su of Advanced Micro Devices is the first woman ever to top The Associated Press’ annual survey of CEO compensation: Her 2019 pay package was valued at $58.5 million following a strong performance for the company's stock during her five years as CEO.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Huge Washington unemployment fraud warning to other states

SEATTLE (AP) — The first word Seattle political consultant Dayna Lurie had that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name was when her boss called.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

So-called honor killing of teen girl brings outcry in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The so-called honor killing of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father, who reportedly used a farming sickle to behead her as she slept, has prompted a nationwide outcry.

May 27, 2020 9:03 a.m.

The highest-paid CEOs by state

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2019, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

May 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.

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143 of 143 precincts - 100 percent

May 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.

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2,281 of 2,281 precincts - 100 percent

May 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Police arrest 26 people in UK truck deaths of 39 Vietnamese

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in Belgium and France on Wednesday announced the arrests of 26 people suspected of human trafficking in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year.

May 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.

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2,280 of 2,281 precincts - 99 percent

May 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Isolation hotel residents drained by "crippling" solitude

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Schuster has faced combat, cancer and addiction, and after his most recent stint in rehab, he’s come away standing every time. The 42-year-old Air Force veteran has long believed himself “bigger, tougher, faster and stronger than anything that could get me.”

May 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.

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May 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.

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5,170 of 5,170 precincts - 100 percent

May 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Carroll Foy formally launches bid for Virginia governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy formally launched her bid for Virginia governor Wednesday, using email and social media to make an initial appeal to voters amid the social distancing constraints of the

Wilderness Foundation looking for Montana volunteers
May 27, 2020 8:08 a.m.

Wilderness Foundation looking for Montana volunteers

Officials with the nonprofit organization that spearheads trail maintenance in the sprawling Bob Marshall Wilderness have made several adjustments to its upcoming summer projects and usual volunteer workforce as concerns linger surrounding the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Man who raped teen is now back in jail
May 27, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Man who raped teen is now back in jail

A former Columbia Falls man who raped a teenage girl while she slept is accused of violating his probation and is back in jail.

May 27, 2020 8:05 a.m.

County commissioners boost elected officials pay by 3 percent

The Flathead County commissioners unanimously voted to increase salaries of elected officials at the commissioners meeting last week.

May 27, 2020 8:04 a.m.

Grizzlies more concerning than a flood

It happens every year, but while still possible, a flood is by no means certain, maybe not even likely. Historically highest river levels occur in June, usually after the 6th. This first little push of runoff clears the low hills and much of the Whitefish Divide. The bulk of runoff is still in the high mountains and will come down in the next couple of weeks. Somewhat troubling is the weather forecast calling for 90 degree weather later this week — in the valley.

May 27, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Nevada casinos to reopen; America in lockdown devours pizza

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

May 27, 2020 8:03 a.m.

SpaceX on cusp of launching astronauts, back on home turf

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — With bad weather threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts suited up for the launch of a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday on a history-making flight to the International Space Station that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.

May 27, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Brazil envoy says U.S. travel ban won't hurt relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazil's top diplomat in Washington has waved aside suggestions that relations with the U.S. have been hurt by a travel ban on his country that took effect Wednesday and expressed gratitude for advance warning of the measure.

May 27, 2020 8:03 a.m.

The Latest: Moscow to ease some lockdown measures on June 1

The Latest on the

May 27, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Wall Street turns mixed as leaderboard flips upside down

Stock indexes are mixed on Wall Street Wednesday, as hopes for a coming economic revival turn the market's leaderboard upside down.

May 27, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Florida homeowner fatally shot man who smashed through door

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida homeowner fatally shot a Georgia man who broke through his front door and began beating a woman inside, sheriff's officials said.

May 27, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other.

May 27, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Wisconsin panel to vote on mailing absentee ballot forms

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A politically divided Wisconsin Elections Commission on Wednesday planned to consider for the second time in a week whether to mail absentee ballot application forms to 2.7 million registered voters in the battleground state ahead of the November presidential election.

Chambers ask that Glacier Park reopen June 1
May 27, 2020 8:01 a.m.

Chambers ask that Glacier Park reopen June 1

The Associated Chambers of the Flathead Valley are asking Gov. Steve Bullock, the National Park Service and Montana’s congressional delegation to reopen Glacier National Park on June 1.

City plans to open its pool, but logistics are still a concern
May 27, 2020 8 a.m.

City plans to open its pool, but logistics are still a concern

The City of Columbia Falls plans on opening the Pinewood Park pool this summer, though there will likely be some changes to ensure at least some social distancing at the facility due to coronavirus.

May 27, 2020 7:59 a.m.

The Blotter: Lost malamute eats some cookies

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Coach who led stellar Wildcat speech and debate run, retires
May 27, 2020 7:58 a.m.

Coach who led stellar Wildcat speech and debate run, retires

After a long and distinguished career, Columbia Falls High Schools speech and debate coach Tara Norick has announced her retirement.

Polebridge Mercantile gets TLC most will never see
May 27, 2020 7:57 a.m.

Polebridge Mercantile gets TLC most will never see

The iconic Polebridge Mercantile has undergone some major renovations over the past few years, though the average visitors would be hard pressed to notice the changes.

Irene C. Christenson Irene C. Christenson
May 27, 2020 7:54 a.m.

Irene C. Christenson Irene C. Christenson

Irene C. Christenson, 95, passed away on May 18, 2020.

Robert Paul Fisher
May 27, 2020 7:53 a.m.

Robert Paul Fisher

Robert Paul Fisher passed away on April 29, 2020, at his family home. He spent his last hours in the midst of four generations of family. He was born Dec. 14, 1948, to Ray and Dorothy Fisher, joining his siblings Peggy, Marvin, and Patsy at their home in Coram.

Pat McVay, noted hunter and educator, dies at 100
May 27, 2020 7:46 a.m.

Pat McVay, noted hunter and educator, dies at 100

Pat McVay, the man who was instrumental in starting the state’s hunter safety program, died peacefully at his rural Columbia Falls home May 18.

May 27, 2020 7:27 a.m.

New search for student wanted in killings comes up empty

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man matching the description of a fugitive college student wanted in the killings of two people in Connecticut was seen in northeastern Pennsylvania, sparking a new search that lasted several hours but came up empty, authorities said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Suspension rust problem forces Mitsubishi to recall vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 223,000 vehicles in Canada and cold-weather U.S. states because parts of the suspension can rust, detach and cause drivers to lose control.

May 27, 2020 7:27 a.m.

In 'Wild World,' singer Kip Moore turns a mirror on himself

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Kip Moore wasn’t performing, he was traveling the world to places like Iceland and Costa Rica looking for the next great wave to surf, or a cliff to climb or a remote trail to hike. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Georgia-born globetrotter found himself pretty well suited to isolation as well.

May 27, 2020 7:27 a.m.

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May 27, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Fallon apologizes for using blackface in 20-year-old skit

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

May 27, 2020 7:27 a.m.

AP Lifestyles Digest

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May 27, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Vatican exiles leader of Bose monastic community

ROME (AP) — The Vatican has disciplined another charismatic religious leader, exiling the founder of an Italian monastic community over governance problems.

May 27, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling 'ghettos'

Stockholm (AP) — A group of Copenhagen residents sued the Danish government Wednesday over legislation that authorized dismantling neighborhoods designated as “ghettos," arguing that the measures discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and should be overturned in court.

Woody Weekend boat show canceled
May 27, 2020 7:20 a.m.

Woody Weekend boat show canceled

Whitefish Woody Weekend 2020, presented by the Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and hosted by The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Tuesday Morning becomes 5th big retailer to file Chapter 11

NEW YORK (AP) — Discount goods retailer Tuesday Morning has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the fifth major retailer to do so since the pandemic.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Wall Street climbs again on hopes for economic revival

Stocks are rising again on Wall Street Wednesday, and the S&P 500 is climbing toward its seventh gain in the last nine days.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Board rejects Hawaii commercial aquarium fishing statement

HONOLULU (AP) — A state board has rejected an environmental impact statement submitted by a group seeking permits for commercial aquarium fishing around Hawaii island.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Philippine court convicts American of online child abuse

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has sentenced an American to life in prison on charges of sexually exploiting Filipino children using webcams to sell videos, photos and livestreams to buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Linfield College faculty vote no confidence in board chair

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Linfield College faculty have passed a vote of no confidence in their college board chair, finding he failed to protect students after receiving a complaint from a graduate who accused a trustee of sexually abusing her and two others.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

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May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Ex-NY subway boss named to head London transit system

LONDON (AP) — Former New York subway boss Andy Byford has been named London’s new transit commissioner, overseeing Transport for London’s vast network of Tubes, trams, trains and buses.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

VIRUS DIARY: `Father, why don't they stay home like we do?'

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Judas trees must be blooming these days out at the Gulghendi Hills, their purple flowers bursting gloriously all over the green slopes. They hold a festival there every year, where musicians play and families fly kites.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall on South Carolina's coast shortly after forming

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall on South Carolina's coast shortly after forming.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Rebel groups kill at least 40 in attacks in eastern Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — Rebels have killed at least 40 people in several attacks in Congo’s eastern Irumu territory, a local civil rights group says.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Tropical Storm Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha surprised the South Carolina coast Wednesday, forming and making landfall within two hours, bringing a poor beach day of rain and gusty winds, but no major problems.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Review: A powerful #MeToo chapter in ‘On the Record’ doc

The documentary “

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Anti-Semitic crime rises in Germany, most from far right

BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Semitic crimes in Germany last year reached their highest level since the country started keeping statistics, amid an overall strong increase in right-extremist criminality that is a cause for “great concern,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 7:03 a.m.

St. Cloud diocese in Minnesota to pay abuse victims $22.5M

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Cloud in Minnesota will pay sexual abuse victims $22.5 million and file for bankruptcy, according to a settlement agreement.

May 27, 2020 6:27 a.m.

2 more churches sue Brown over virus gathering restrictions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two additional churches are suing Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, saying her social gathering restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutional right to the freedom of religion and assembly.

May 27, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Iran's president pushes for harsher laws on honor killings

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president urged his Cabinet on Wednesday to speed up harsher laws in so-called honor killings, after a particularly disturbing slaying of a 14-year-old girl by her father shocked the nation.

May 27, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Job losses among young risks creating 'lock-down generation'

GENEVA (AP) — Bashar Ali Naim used to work in a perfume and accessories store in Baghdad, earning $480 per week on average. About three months ago, the coronavirus outbreak swept into Iraq, and the 28-year-old father of two has been out of work ever since.

May 27, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Spanish government contemplates return of fans for 2020-21

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s top sports government official says fans may be back in soccer stadiums beginning next season.

May 27, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Japan OKs funds for $1.1T stimulus to fight pandemic woes

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet approved a proposed 32 trillion yen ($296 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to help fund $1.1 trillion in measures to cushion the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Long Island enters first phase of NY's reopening process

NEW YORK (AP) — Long Island became the latest region of New York to begin easing restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus Wednesday as it entered the first phase of the state's four-step reopening process. In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said efforts to fight the virus have left the city with a $9 billion budget deficit.

May 27, 2020 6:03 a.m.

AP Entertainment Digest for Wednesday, May 27

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May 27, 2020 6:03 a.m.

GE selling century-old lighting unit to Savant Systems

BOSTON (AP) — GE is selling its lighting unit to smart home company Savant Systems for an undisclosed amount.

May 27, 2020 6:03 a.m.

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade.

May 27, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Home gardeners can help the hungry by donating some harvest

Gardening’s popularity has surged during the coronavirus pandemic; it provides exercise, outdoor time, emotional well-being and wholesome produce. Home gardening also can provide some hunger relief to others during a time of rising food insecurity.

May 27, 2020 6:03 a.m.

General Electric's light bulb business, with roots dating to the late 19th century, is sold

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric's light bulb business, with roots dating to the late 19th century, is sold.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Tropical Storm Bertha forms off the South Carolina coast

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha formed Wednesday morning off the coast of South Carolina, becoming the second named storm before the official start of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account – where else? -- to tweet his threats.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As Mediterranean beaches and Las Vegas casinos laid out plans to welcome tourists again, South Korea announced a spike in new infections Wednesday and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions, revealing the setbacks ahead for other nations on the road to reopening.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Woman shot in head after exchanging gunfire with trooper

CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — A woman was shot in the head late Tuesday night after exchanging gunfire with a Washington State Trooper along I-5 near Chehalis.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

State to try nonlethal measures after wolves attack cattle

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won’t shoot wolves in a small pack that has attacked three calves in rural northeastern Washington.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Officials: Prison reform advocate rehearsed jail break plans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime prison reform advocate accused of preparing to stage an escape at a Tennessee jail that's under construction had a builder create a concrete room in his condominium's basement so he could learn how to break into the walls, authorities say.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

France's virus tracing app ready to go, parliament to vote

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers were set to vote Wednesday on whether to endorse a contact-tracing app designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid sharp debate over privacy concerns.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 18:00 GMT Wednesday, May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Tropical Storm Bertha has formed off the South Carolina coast and is expected to bring heavy rainfall

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha has formed off the South Carolina coast and is expected to bring heavy rainfall.

May 27, 2020 5:27 a.m.

EPL teams approve contact training as players' fears linger

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League is on course to restart next month after clubs approved plans on Wednesday to resume contact training even as some players are concerned about taking to the field again during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 5:06 a.m.

EU chief says proposed new recovery fund is an “ambitious answer” to Europe’s coronavirus challenge

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU chief says proposed new recovery fund is an “ambitious answer” to Europe’s coronavirus challenge.

May 27, 2020 5:06 a.m.

Japan OK's funds for $1.1 T stimulus to fight pandemic woes

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet approved a proposed 32 trillion-yen ($296 billion) supplementary budget Wednesday to help fund $1.1 trillion in measures to cushion the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 5:06 a.m.

AP-SYNC 1, AP-SYNC 2 Wednesday Coverage

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May 27, 2020 5:06 a.m.

Global stocks turn higher on economic stimulus hopes

Global stock markets turned higher Wednesday as the European Union proposed more economic stimulus, though U.S.-Chinese tensions over Hong Kong kept some investors on edge.

May 27, 2020 5:06 a.m.

India, China in tense standoff at Himalayan frontier

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers are in a bitter standoff in the remote and picturesque Ladakh region, with the two countries amassing soldiers and machinery near the tense frontier, Indian officials said.

May 27, 2020 5:06 a.m.

US priest who founded Knights of Columbus to be beatified

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The founder of the Knights of Columbus, the influential U.S.-based lay Catholic organization, is moving a step closer to possible sainthood.

May 27, 2020 5:06 a.m.

Serbia bans Montenegro flights amid escalating tensions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities have banned Montenegro’s national carrier from operating flights out of Belgrade after the small nation's government excluded Serbia from a list of countries with which Montenegro will reopen its borders after declaring an end to its coronavirus outbreak.

May 27, 2020 5:06 a.m.

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 18:00 GMT Wednesday, May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 4:27 a.m.

AP News Digest 7 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 https://newsroom.ap.org.

May 27, 2020 4:27 a.m.

Documentary focuses on unlikely champion of Mexican cuisine

NEW YORK (AP) — If you add garlic to your guacamole, we have bad news: You're not doing it right. Do you mince the onion? That's also a no-no. And, please, leave the avocado lumpy.

May 27, 2020 4:03 a.m.

The Latest: Spain begins 10 days of mourning virus victims

The Latest on the

May 27, 2020 4:03 a.m.

UK lawmakers set to quiz Johnson amid pressure to fire aide

LONDON (AP) — Senior British lawmakers are set to question Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday amid growing pressure to fire

May 27, 2020 4:03 a.m.

EU proposes 750 billion-euro coronavirus recovery fund

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union proposed a 750 billion-euro ($825 billion) recovery fund to help countries weather a painful recession triggered by the coronavirus and sought Wednesday to bridge divisions over the conditions that should be attached for access to the money.

May 27, 2020 4:03 a.m.

EU commissioner Paolo Gentiloni says bloc to propose 750 billion-euro ($825 billion) coronavirus recovery fund

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU commissioner Paolo Gentiloni says bloc to propose 750 billion-euro ($825 billion) coronavirus recovery fund.

May 27, 2020 3:27 a.m.

Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of protesters shouted pro-democracy slogans and insults at police in Hong Kong on Wednesday as lawmakers debated a bill criminalizing abuse of the Chinese national anthem in the semi-autonomous city.

May 27, 2020 3:27 a.m.

Northern India wilts under crippling heat wave

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India braces for a hotter than usual summer, many cities in the country's north are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).

May 27, 2020 3:27 a.m.

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

Virus expands grip in many areas, as US nears 100,000 deaths

May 27, 2020 3:27 a.m.

Cyprus pledges to cover costs for virus-hit tourists

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation on the eastern Mediterranean island nation, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 3:03 a.m.

Israeli president calls Australian PM after teacher's ruling

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he spoke Wednesday with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, following an Israeli court ruling that a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia was fit to stand trial and be extradited.

May 27, 2020 3:03 a.m.

Edmunds compares 2020 Subaru Outback and Hyundai Santa Fe

Subaru has redesigned its popular Outback for the 2020 model year. It’s roomier and better equipped with the latest safety and technology features. But Subaru isn’t the only automaker catering to shoppers looking for a five-passenger midsize SUV. Hyundai took a similar approach when it redesigned the long-running Santa Fe last year.

May 27, 2020 2:30 a.m.

Global stocks mixed on unease over Hong Kong security law

Global stock markets were mixed Wednesday as U.S.-Chinese tensions over Hong Kong vied with optimism about recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 2:30 a.m.

Saudi police: 6 killed in shootout dispute between families

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A shootout in a southwestern province in Saudi Arabia that local reports say was sparked by a dispute between two families has killed six people, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 2:03 a.m.

The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather for Thursday, May 28, 2020

May 27, 2020 1:27 a.m.

Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology

TOKYO (AP) — The auto alliance of Nissan and Renault said Wednesday it will be sharing more vehicle parts, technology and models to save costs as the industry struggles to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

July 4 bang — or whimper?
May 27, 2020 1:15 a.m.

July 4 bang — or whimper?

Parade and fireworks decision coming up

Green again  asks federal court for new trial
May 27, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Green again asks federal court for new trial

A former North Idaho lawmaker who was found guilty by a jury of conspiring to defraud the government has asked the court for a new trial.

Self-employed get COVID booster shot
May 27, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Self-employed get COVID booster shot

Gov. Brad Little expanded access Tuesday to grant money to include self-employed Idahoans, enveloping the sole proprietor workforce with small businesses looking for relief from the economic turmoil the coronavirus has inflicted on the state.

Man charged with waving gun downtown
May 27, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Man charged with waving gun downtown

A California man accused of waving a handgun in crowded downtown Coeur d’Alene over the holiday weekend is in the Kootenai County jail facing charges of burglary and brandishing a deadly weapon.

Former Lake City star Manzardo named third-team All-America
May 27, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Former Lake City star Manzardo named third-team All-America

Washington State first baseman Kyle Manzardo, a sophomore from Lake City High, was named to the All-America third team by Collegiate Baseball on Tuesday.

Judge denies leniency for contractor
May 27, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Judge denies leniency for contractor

A Coeur d’Alene judge denied a motion Friday for a more lenient sentence for a 58-year-old Post Falls business owner serving up to 20 years in prison for child molestation.

Signing photos May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Signing photos May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Tuesday's Sports in Brief

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May 27, 2020 1:03 a.m.

AP News Digest 3:45 a.m.

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May 27, 2020 1:03 a.m.

The Latest: Cyprus to cover costs for infected tourists

The Latest on the

May 27, 2020 1:03 a.m.

EU to unveil virus recovery plan amid split over way ahead

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiling a massive coronavirus recovery plan worth hundreds of billions of euros to help countries rebuild their ailing economies, but the bloc remains deeply divided over what conditions should be attached to the funds.

Songwriter festival preparing for September start
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Songwriter festival preparing for September start

Despite this spring’s coronavirus closures, the inaugural Whitefish Songwriter Festival is still set to take the stage in September.

UM student awarded fellowships to study Middle Fork
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

UM student awarded fellowships to study Middle Fork

While the climate as a whole is changing, Claire Rawlings Gilder wants to examine the ways just one part of our world is changing with it — our rivers.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

WLGC still hopeful for summer tournaments despite pandemic

Tournament schedules

Means to join Fort Lewis College cycling squad
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Means to join Fort Lewis College cycling squad

Caden Means will take his talents to the collegiate level, having recently signed on to join the cycling team at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

Twins win one, drop two in opening series
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Twins win one, drop two in opening series

The Glacier Twins got a tough start to their shortened season over the weekend.

Additional donation adds to possible total for Trail Challenge
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Additional donation adds to possible total for Trail Challenge

The community is having fun on the Whitefish Trail this May with 15,490 miles logged so far in the second annual Hit the Trail Challenge.

City updates parking regulations including adding prohibition for camping on streets
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

City updates parking regulations including adding prohibition for camping on streets

Whitefish City Council last week approve a suite of changes to its parking regulations.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Supports Graybill

“This campaign is about more than an election. It’s about staking out a place for individual choice and personal freedoms in the face of new attacks on our rights. It’s the job of Montana Attorney General to advocate for and defend your rights — I will never settle for less,” Raph Graybill, Candidate for Montana Attorney General.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Supports Brockman

I have known Tony Brockman for nearly 20 years, first in my role as a teacher at Flathead High School, then as a colleague and friend as we worked on projects together. Tony is a “can do” person who works hard to accomplish things for the greater good of all. I am convinced that Tony is the right choice for our next Flathead County Commissioner.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Rural board acting recklessly if it leaves city fire service

I am a homeowner of 29 years in Hidden Valley, just down the road from the Whitefish Rural Fire Hall. I am VERY concerned about the urban/wildland interface and the threat of a wildfire in our wooded rural area north of Hodgson Road in between Whitefish Stage Road and Highway 93 to the east and west and north to Montana 40.

Council approves first residential project under affordable housing program
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Council approves first residential project under affordable housing program

Whitefish City Council last week approved a 52-unit condominium project along U.S. Highway 93 West.

Council voices support for county 911 funding levy
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Council voices support for county 911 funding levy

Whitefish is showing its support for a potential levy that would support the Flathead County 911 Emergency Communications Center.

Retired elementary teacher releases third children’s book
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Retired elementary teacher releases third children’s book

Retired Bigfork Elementary School teacher, Sharon Lamar has written and illustrated “Wild at Heart,” a children’s book about a young girl’s unforgettable hike into the wilderness. Along the trail, she and her family are in awe of all that nature has to offer.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

VACCINES: Make world safer

There is much discussion now about vaccines. There will be a lot of trial and error before the new one is ready and we can’t be hasty.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

UN: Pandemic plot thickens

The U.N. has been pressing for one world order for several years, and the pandemic is playing right into their desires. They are responsible for the majority of nations accepting their pandemic views, which is very socialistic in nature.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

ACLU: Where art thou?

I find it strangely comical that the A.C.L.U. is eerily reticent during this COVID-19 debacle as these petty and imperious dictators who pose themselves as governors slowly erode our constitutional rights and liberties by decree and by degree.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

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May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

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May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

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Good news for mature women — hot flashes aren’t a normal part of menopause! Common? Yes. Healthy? No. We have come to accept hot flashes as being a normal part of menopause when in fact it is a symptom of hormones out of balance. Women who go through menopause symptom-free don’t talk about it! One day, they realize, ‘Hey, I haven’t had my cycle in a year now. I guess I’m done.’ The ones who talk about it are the ones you see fanning their faces, stripping layers of clothes off or cursing “their own personal summer.”

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Priority themes identified for West Glacier growth plan

Following initial public meetings that occurred earlier this year, the West Glacier Vision Project team was able to identify key themes and concepts the greater West Glacier community would like to see guide future development decisions in the area.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Kalispell man awarded Fulbright scholarship

Scott Waller, a graduate student in the University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Russia during the 2020-21 academic year.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Holmquist explains vote against larger salary increases

Flathead County Commissioner Pamela “Pam” Holmquist voted against a motion to increase the salaries of elected officials in Flathead County at the commissioners meeting last Tuesday morning.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Flathead Best Beginnings offers free resource for families

In many communities there can be a major lack in connecting available resources to families in need, and Flathead Best Beginnings Community Council has a goal to bring all community-based organizations that serve children and families together.

Margaret “Peggy” Street, 84
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Margaret “Peggy” Street, 84

Margaret “Peggy” Street, 84, of Kalispell, died May 25, 2020 at Heritage Place in Kalispell. Arrangements are being made at this time.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Alcohol, speed suspected in fatal Lake County crash

A Polson woman died in a traffic crash Saturday night on Montana 35 in Lake County.

Crystal Marie Jones, 49
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Crystal Marie Jones, 49

Crystal Marie Jones passed away on May 15, 2020 in Kalispell at the age of 49.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Caller needs to know: What is going on?

A man called the the Columbia Falls Police Department on behalf of his wife, who wanted “to know what’s going on.”

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Schweigert, 78
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Schweigert, 78

Robert D. “Bob” Schweigert died peacefully at his home in Kalispell on May 7, 2020, or “5-7-20.” “57” was also bob’s race car number for most of his life.

Arlette G. Kinniburgh, 78
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Arlette G. Kinniburgh, 78

Arlette G. Kinniburgh, 78, of Kalispell died May 23, 2020 in Kalispell. Arlette was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Kinniburgh. Arlette is survived by numerous close friends and family, and loved by all. Private family services are being held. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.

Going places & right at home
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Going places & right at home

Priest River couple turns home into recording studio, music safe haven

Murder trial shifts because of COVID-19
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Murder trial shifts because of COVID-19

SANDPOINT — The novel coronavirus shutdown in Washington state is forcing a delay in a Cocolalla man’s murder trial in 1st District Court.

COVID-19 turns up in Benewah Co.
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 turns up in Benewah Co.

SANDPOINT — The number of novel coronavirus cases crept upward over the weekend, according to the Panhandle Health District.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

What you need to know about strokes

“Fear of the coronavirus is keeping people from seeking emergency care for heart attack and strokes,” an article in the New York Times said. Since New York’s epicenter of the virus, I thought that was concerning but understandable. Then I found a similar article in the Boston Globe and hitting closer to home an NPR report quoting a Bellevue, Washington physician, Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary.

Saying hello to Smokey
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Saying hello to Smokey

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

PRLHS details scholarships, awards

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Priest River Lamanna High School will not be holding its annual awards ceremony.

James Morris Burgess, 77
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

James Morris Burgess, 77

James Morris Burgess, 77, died peacefully in his lakefront home on May 25, 2020, in Sandpoint, Idaho.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

UI announces spring graduation plans

A total of 1,650 University of Idaho students statewide applied for 1,795 degrees for the spring semester, which ended May 15. The numbers are the largest in the past six years for a spring term.

PRE students claim state poster honors
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

PRE students claim state poster honors

Even though it was gray and mostly raining, Idaho Department of Lands officials said the energy was wonderful with the teachers being excited to see the kids and the kids mostly in vehicles driving by their grade tables, turning in assignments and picking up new ones.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

MGs offering a virtual chainsaw class

Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners are offering a free, live, internet class called “Chainsaw 101”, on Thursday, May 28, from 6:30-8 p.m. The class will feature information on safe and efficient saw operations, and an overview of steps individuals can take to help avoid some hazards of working with chainsaws.

Bradly Harold Myers, 97
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Bradly Harold Myers, 97

Bradly Harold Myers, 97, passed away, in Post Falls, Idaho, on Sunday, May 24,2020.

William Douglas ‘Dougie’ Goodwin
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

William Douglas ‘Dougie’ Goodwin

William Douglas “Dougie” Goodwin, passed away on May 23, 2020. Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Priest River, Idaho, is in charge of arrangements.

Nathan Burns, 21
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Nathan Burns, 21

Nathan Burns, 21, of Spokane, Washington, died November 7, 2019, as a result of an accidental drug overdose. There will be no funeral services at the time.

Bass joins Community Hospice team
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Bass joins Community Hospice team

Hospice is about living life to its fullest. Granted, some people have misconceptions about hospice care. For instance, one may think Hospice is only about dying and that Hospice is the decision you make about your care when there’s nothing more to be done.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Live & Learn returning to the library

Live & Learn returns to the West Bonner Libraries in June.

Storms Over Sandpoint
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Storms Over Sandpoint

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Kaniksu Health Services begins reopening of all services

SANDPOINT — Over the past few months, many patients may have missed an important wellness exam, regular diabetes monitoring, dental care, or mental health appointment.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

God is by our side as we go through life

What if I was never meant to go it alone in life? To deal with everything on my own. To try and figure it out myself. Who can do that successfully?

Priest River demands new depot
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Priest River demands new depot

100 Years Ago — 1920

Kid Weather - May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Kid Weather - May 27, 2020

(Emily G., Priest Lake Elementary, first grade)

Best Shot - May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Best Shot - May 27, 2020

If you have a photo that you took that you would like to see run as a Best Shot or I Took The Bee send it in to the Bonner County Daily Bee, P.O. Box 159, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864; or drop them off at 310 Church St., Sandpoint. You may also email your pictures in to the Bonner County Daily Bee along with your name, caption information, hometown and phone number to bcdailybee@bonnercountydailybee.com.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

County tables latest call for no-wake in Hayden Lake bay

COEUR d’ALENE — Kootenai County commissioners on Tuesday heard another proposal to make a busy bay in Hayden Lake a no-wake zone.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Gas prices keep going up

Jump another 12 cents in a week in Idaho

Duane Sausser, 82
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Duane Sausser, 82

Duane L. Sausser, 82, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House. He was born April 24, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif.

Helen Hamel
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Helen Hamel

Helen Hamel was born in Cataldo, Idaho, on Dec. 31, 1923, to Victor and Mayme Johnson. She grew up on a farm on Skeel Gulch in Cataldo, with two sisters, Mabel and Ruth. Helen attended grade school in Cataldo and graduated from Kingston High in 1941. She married Gene Shubert on May 31, 1942. They made their home on Pine Creek and later in Pinehurst. They were blessed with five children: Carol, Jim, Phillip, Marie and Kathleen.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

Little boats make a big splash
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Little boats make a big splash

In wake of Race the Joe cancellations, St. Maries begins a new watersport tradition

Frank ‘Hank’ Pool, 79
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Frank ‘Hank’ Pool, 79

Frank “Hank” Pool was born in Portsmouth, Va., on June 16, 1940, and passed away on May 9, 2020, just before his 80th birthday, leaving behind his wife, Juanita (Wyatt); their four children: Teresa Johnson of Hayden, Kimberly Dunbar of Spokane Valley, Wash., Kenneth Pool of Coeur d’Alene and Jerry Pool of Englewood, Fla.; a sister, Mari Lyn Spearbeck of Seattle; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren (with the ninth great-grandchild on her way).

Joseph K. Harvey, 80
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Joseph K. Harvey, 80

Joe Harvey passed peacefully from this life on May 8, 2020, at his home in Coeur d’Alene. We are thankful he lived a fulfilling life for 80 years, and left many wonderful stories and memories behind.

Barry R. Pry, 80
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Barry R. Pry, 80

Barry R. Pry, age 80, passed away May 20, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, from complications of metastatic melanoma.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Sherman experiment worth a try

Foot traffic.

Victory Bell returns to Memorial Field
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Victory Bell returns to Memorial Field

SANDPOINT — Nearly 60 years after the Victory Bell first stood tall at War Memorial Field, it rose again Tuesday.

Senior Spotlight: Minish leaves her mark on the community
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Spotlight: Minish leaves her mark on the community

PRIEST RIVER — Adrie Minish has impacted Priest River High School in so many ways it’s hard to keep track of.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Arboretum work party announced

All interested gardeners are invited to an Arboretum work party on Tuesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Santistevan reflects on sports, teamwork and faith
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Santistevan reflects on sports, teamwork and faith

While basketball was her favorite sport when she was younger, Bigfork’s Isabella Santistevan is most disappointed in missing out on her final season of golf with the Valkyries.

Down to business: Playing tourist in my backyard
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Down to business: Playing tourist in my backyard

I spent the weekend with a friend who has just returned to Montana from living abroad — after the required 14-day quarantine of course. Sunday she wanted to go to The Raven.

Bigfork businesses welcome tourists — with reservations
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Bigfork businesses welcome tourists — with reservations

“Our outlook is positive,” said Echo Lake Café co-owner Mark Herman. “But we have to be conscientious about social distancing.”

‘Play in your backyard’program urges people to explore locally
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

‘Play in your backyard’program urges people to explore locally

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to curtail out-of-state visitor numbers this season, local organizations are encouraging Montanans to take advantage of “touristy” opportunities in their own backyards.

May 27, 2020 12:27 a.m.

California lays out pandemic rules for church reopenings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Shalom Rubanowitz looks forward to reopening his synagogue doors — if his congregation can balance the laws of God and California during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:27 a.m.

Swarms of desert locusts threaten India's summer crops

NEW DELHI (AP) — An invasion by swarms of desert locusts has devastated crops in India's heartland, threatening an already vulnerable region that is struggling with the economic cost of coronavirus lockdown.

May 27, 2020 12:27 a.m.

American virus deaths at 100,000: What does a number mean?

The fraught, freighted number of this particular American moment is a round one brimming with zeroes: 100,000. A hundred thousands. A thousand hundreds. Five thousand score. More than 8,000 dozen. All dead.

Businesses begin reopening with start of Phase 2
May 27, 2020 12:14 a.m.

Businesses begin reopening with start of Phase 2

Businesses begin reopening with start of Phase 2

MOSES LAKE — The phone was ringing off the hook at Eden Salon, Inc., in Moses Lake on Tuesday morning. Down the street, tables and chairs had been restored to the dining room at the Red Door Cafe.

Grant County Fair canceled for 2020
May 27, 2020 12:13 a.m.

Grant County Fair canceled for 2020

MOSES LAKE — The Grant County Fair has been canceled for this year.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two hikers rescued in the New Zealand wilderness Wednesday got lost in fog and exhausted their food but survived 18 days with only minor injuries, police said.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

NEW YORK (AP) — The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Source: Pistons starting search for general manager

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are beginning a search for a candidate who could became the team’s general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Idaho State track athletes want transgender lawsuit tossed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two female athletes at Idaho State University want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the first such law in the nation.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Biden knocks Trump for 'this macho stuff' in shunning masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who was “stoking deaths” for suggesting otherwise.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Detroit ex-mayor Kilpatrick won't be leaving prison early

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has served seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption, has been turned down for home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic and won't be leaving prison early, the government said Tuesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pennsylvania preps short-term budget amid virus uncertainty

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government began advancing a temporary, no-new-taxes budget plan Tuesday that maintains current spending levels while budget makers watch to see how badly coronavirus-related shutdowns damage tax collections and whether the federal government sends another aid package to states.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's government defended its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic on Tuesday despite the Scandinavian country now reporting one of the highest mortality rates in the world with 4,125 fatalities, or about 40 deaths per 100,000 people.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Augenstein among those taking 5th year of NCAA eligibility

The runner-up at the U.S. Amateur last summer, John Augenstein’s plan was to play in the Masters, finish out his senior season at Vanderbilt, play the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and then turn pro. That’s still the plan, with some notable changes.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Task force on missing Native Americans resumes sessions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A presidential task force charged with coming up with ways to address missing and slain Native Americans will resume tribal listening sessions Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bayern beats Dortmund, closes in on 8th straight Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) — Joshua Kimmich's long-range lob put Bayern Munich on the verge of another Bundesliga title.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

VIRUS DIARY: A Memorial Day visit, altered but not stopped

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — I won’t be visiting Adam this Memorial Day weekend. COVID-19 is seeing to that.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump committed to July 4 celebration despite lawmaker alarm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump remains committed to holding a Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital even as Democratic lawmakers from the region -- one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus -- warn that the area will not be ready to hold a major event.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US home price gains quickened in March as sales plunged

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices accelerated in March even though sales plummeted, as those Americans still house shopping were forced to bid for a sharply diminished supply of homes.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Huawei CFO Meng to find out if her fraud case will proceed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is scheduled to learn Wednesday if a U.S extradition case against her can proceed.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

N.C. bond packages resurface after veto crumbled cash plan

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Borrowing money to pay for North Carolina university and school buildings, roads and other projects is getting attention again at the General Assembly after a pay-as-you-go construction expansion plan crumbled last year beneath a veto.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Venezuela's apparent respite from COVID-19 may not last long

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Defying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Election rule changes for COVID-19 considered in N.C. House

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are starting to debate proposed election rule changes this fall so people have wider paths to cast ballots despite

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Juve's Bernardeschi sees duty to help Italy during pandemic

The weeks without playing have given Federico Bernardeschi more time than ever to reflect on his responsibilities as a footballer.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bars could serve outdoors in bill clearing N.C. Senate panel

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina bars — their doors still shuttered by executive order — could serve patrons outdoors during the pandemic in legislation that cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Stanley Ho, who built Macao's gambling industry, dies at 98

HONG KONG (AP) — Casino tycoon Stanley Ho, whose business empire dominated the Portuguese gambling enclave of Macao for decades, died Tuesday in Hong Kong at age 98.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he's compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week's primary aren't raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival's ads don't mention the time he wondered when the term “white supremacist” became offensive.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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

US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Los Angeles County stores, houses of worship can reopen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved to further relax its coronavirus restrictions and help the battered economy on Tuesday by permitting barbershops and hair salons to reopen while Los Angeles County, moving more cautiously, said stores and houses of worship can open their doors.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

W.Va. governor calls for investigation into campaign ads

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday called for an investigation into campaign ads that accuse him of freeing a convicted murderer from prison early.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Sweet 16: NHL playoffs qualifying round tough to predict

The NHL's regular season is over and the chase for the Stanley Cup is on if hockey returns this summer.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

LGBT rights ballot drive sues to cut signature requirement

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group organizing a ballot drive to add LGBT anti-discrimination protections to Michigan’s civil rights law sued the state Tuesday, saying coronavirus restrictions made it impossible to collect the required 340,000 valid voter signatures.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US new-home sales post slight gain in April

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. new home sales ticked up 0.6% in April, a surprising gain amid the coronavirus outbreak that hints at the relative health of potential buyers.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NHL will go straight to playoffs with 24-team format if it can resume its suspended season

NEW YORK (AP) — NHL will go straight to playoffs with 24-team format if it can resume its suspended season.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Woman fired after backlash from racist park confrontation

NEW YORK (AP) — The verbal dispute between a white woman with an unleashed dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Millennial Money: How to learn from, not live in, a mistake

“I feel like such an idiot.” It’s something I’ve said more than once as I crumble in the face of a money mistake.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Spanish clubs allowed to train with groups of up 14 players

MADRID (AP) — Spanish league clubs are allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Arizona Senate adjourns without taking up coronavirus bills

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate abruptly adjourned for the year Tuesday, leaving for an expected special session legislation protecting businesses from liability lawsuits if their employees or patrons contract the coronavirus.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Vote counting in Suriname suspended due to ‘tired staff’

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Vote counting from Suriname's National Assembly elections was suspended Tuesday as the governing party trailed in announced returns, with authorities saying electoral personnel were exhausted a day after widespread problems in voting.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Arizona mining company ordered to pay $2.3M for arsenic leak

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ordered the owner of a north-central Arizona mine to pay nearly $2.4 million restitution for an arsenic leak, state prosecutors said Tuesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Consumer confidence up slightly but remains near 6-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence inched up this month, showing signs of stabilizing, but remained near a six-year low in the face of the widespread business shutdowns that have sent the economy into recession.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP EXPLAINS: Why is China pushing Hong Kong security law

BEIJING (AP) — China is taking matters into its own hands after last year's tumultuous anti-government protests in Hong Kong that often descended into tear gas-filled clashes.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Global pandemic: Through the eyes of the world's children

CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the global pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?

NEW YORK (AP) — Between technical glitches and food worries, retail therapy and sheer amnesia, something has happened to shopping during the pandemic that can be summed up thusly: rubber chickens.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Montana asks state court to overturn mail ballot ruling

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a Yellowstone County judge’s ruling that would allow absentee ballots to be counted as long as they’re postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the following Monday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

WNBA teams set to make tough decisions on roster cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb knew that he and first-year coach Walt Hopkins would have to make some tough decisions on the team's roster this year.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Dolphins owner: There definitely will be an NFL season

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he's confident the NFL will play in 2020, with or without spectators.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

California Assembly slams governor's proposed budget cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal on Tuesday, criticizing his proposed cuts to public education, health care and environmental protections during a rare meeting that allowed them to question the administration directly.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Parson moves up vote on Missouri Medicaid expansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday said he's moving up the date that voters will decide whether to expand Medicaid health care coverage to thousands more low-income adults in the state.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Basketball's EuroLeague cancels season because of virus

Europe’s top basketball league canceled the remainder of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying health concerns had to be paramount despite numerous attempts to find ways to resume play.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor on Tuesday

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Without test results, virus raced through an Afghan family

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Even as Dr. Yousuf Aryubi and his siblings, one after the other, started showing symptoms of COVID-19, the family was sure it was just a bad flu. The hospital had promised to tell them if their coronavirus tests had come up positive.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump's convention demand comes amid Charlotte virus surge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s demand for a full-capacity Republican convention in August is putting pressure on North Carolina health officials — and local Republicans — as

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New parent charged in admissions case, agrees to guilty plea

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing Georgetown University's former tennis coach $50,000 to get his daughter admitted as a fake athletic recruit.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Liz Weston: Find free, solid money advice in uncertain times

If you have money questions — and who among us doesn’t right now? — there are plenty of people willing to offer advice: friends, relatives and random strangers on the internet.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

ID Lottery

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Win for Life' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP-NORC poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, a number that’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Stars to come out to support NYC's The Public Theater

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a star in his own right but even he has had to gulp at the wattage on tap for the upcoming benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US consumer confidence up slightly but remains at roughly 6-year low in face of business shutdowns from coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer confidence up slightly but remains at roughly 6-year low in face of business shutdowns from coronavirus.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Nevada to reopen casinos June 4, welcoming tourists again

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To the general public, the video of a white police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a black man prone on the street, crying out for help until he finally stopped moving, was horrifying.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Rights group urges inquiry into Philippine drug war killings

GENEVA (AP) — Human Rights Watch is calling on the U.N.’s top human rights body to launch an independent investigation into the Philippine government’s drug war that has left thousands dead, pointing in particular to its harmful effects on children.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Abbott reopens water parks, food courts, adult rec sports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took another step Tuesday in his phased reopening of statewide activities after the coronavirus lockdown.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Networks, conferences delay announcing early-season games

NEW YORK (AP) — College football conferences and television networks have agreed to hold off on announcing start times for early-season games.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S. over two months ago, climbing on optimism Tuesday about the reopening economy even as the nation's official death toll from the coronavirus closed in on 100,000, a number

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Citgo sues Miami firm over millions lost in Venezuela fraud

MIAMI (AP) — When the U.S. recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the nation's rightful leader last year it did more than just trigger a bitter feud with socialist leader Nicolás Maduro. Increasingly, it's also unleashing a torrent of lawsuits.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Suspected militants kill 2 Pakistani policemen in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two suspected militants riding on a motorcycle opened fire on two policemen manning a roadside checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad, killing both of them before fleeing the scene, the police said Wednesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

UW Medicine to furlough about 4,000 workers

SEATTLE (AP) — UW Medicine announced furloughs of about 4,000 members of its unionized workforce in spite of the healthcare-system’s position at the forefront of COVID-19 response efforts both locally and globally.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Asia Today: South Korea cases rise, India crosses 150,000

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 40 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days, causing alarm as millions of children return to school.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Missouri agency pledges to end flawed virus data reporting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's state health director on Tuesday confirmed that the state has been lumping together different coronavirus test results in a way that can be misleading, despite saying otherwise multiple times last week.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Arkansas' health chief announces departure as virus surges

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ top health official said Tuesday he will step down this summer, but that he has no disagreement with the governor's response to the coronavirus pandemic, even as new cases continued to rise.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

LAFC will seek new name for Banc of California Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC will seek a new name for its 2-year-old Banc of California Stadium after the Major League Soccer club and the bank restructured their partnership.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Kirk 2.0: Capt. Pike of new ‘Star Trek’ a welcome new icon

In the beginning, in the "Star Trek” universe, there was only

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Players call MLB economic proposal `extremely disappointing'

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.”

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Los Angeles County reopens in-person shopping, worship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved to further relax its coronavirus restrictions and help the battered economy on Tuesday by permitting barbershops and hair salons to reopen while Los Angeles County, moving more cautiously, said stores and houses of worship can open their doors.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US Forecast

US Forecast for Thursday, May 28, 2020

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Fitzpatrick: modified schedule could benefit Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL's organized team activities, when free time in the evenings allows teammates to develop the chemistry the Steelers safety considers critical to success.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Forced to adapt, businesses rethink how they make money

NEW YORK (AP) — Many business owners are changing the way they make money as they attempt to recoup revenue lost to the coronavirus outbreak.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

With test results lost, an Afghan family fell to virus

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As in many Afghan households, dinner at Dr. Yousuf Aryubi’s home meant the whole family — his mother, his siblings, their children — sitting on the floor together around a mat laid with food on the carpet.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Public youth sports concerned about lasting COVID-19 effect

CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up in a rough part of Chicago’s South Side, Saint Wilkins figured he was headed for a life on the streets.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Spread of coronavirus fuels corruption in Latin America

MIAMI (AP) — Even in a pandemic, there's no slowdown for swindlers in Latin America.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 — if it is able to resume play.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

OR Lottery

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Some US bases to take steps to normal operations this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some military bases will be able to begin bringing back some personnel and take the first major step toward a return to normal operations this week, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Business Highlights

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May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP-NORC poll: About half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine if they could, while many are unsure or would refuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — AP-NORC poll: About half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine if they could, while many are unsure or would refuse.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: Jimmy Buffett brings sunshine into our darkness

Jimmy Buffett, “Life on the Flip Side” (Mailboat Records)

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Anti-transgender bill advances as lawmakers return to work

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers marked their return to legislative offices Tuesday by advancing an anti-transgender proposal after abruptly recessing three months ago because of

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NHL plans move to small-group training as Phase 2 of return

TORONTO (AP) — The NHL hopes to have players back in team facilities soon -- with plenty of precautions.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Brazil envoy to U.S. praises warning, aid despite travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro is grateful for a U.S. warning that it intended to deny entry to foreigners arriving on flights from Brazil and for “gifts” to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the South American country's top diplomat in Washington said in an interview.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery fell $1.54 to settle at $32.81 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for July delivery dropped $1.43 to $34.74 a barrel.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ex-De Paul player Jalen Coleman-Lands signs with Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands is joining Iowa State as a graduate transfer.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No fans and no protesters as Leipzig beats Mainz 5-0

BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig seemed to enjoy playing in an empty stadium with no protesters as it routed host Mainz 5-0 to move third in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Germany forward Timo Werner scored a hat trick.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US closes probes into 3 senators over their stock trades

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has closed investigations into stock trading by Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, according to people familiar with notifications sent to the senators. The senators came under scrutiny for transactions made in the weeks before the coronavirus sent markets downhill.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Everett police question suspect in fatal shooting

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Everett police say they’re questioning a suspect after a man was shot and killed Sunday night.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

France deploys $8.8 billion to rescue ailing car industry

PARIS (AP) — France’s government is injecting more than 8 billion euros ($8.8 billion) to save the country’s car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, and wants to use the crisis to make France the No. 1 producer of electric vehicles in Europe.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Judge won't dismiss order tossing out virus restrictions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A rural Oregon judge says he won’t dismiss his ruling which tossed out Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s stay-at-home orders to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Virgin Orbit analyzing data to find cause of rocket failure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virgin Orbit engineers were analyzing data Tuesday to find out what caused the maiden flight of its air-launched satellite booster to fail.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

World watches as South Korea cautiously returns to life

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The baseball league is on. Students have begun returning to school. And people are increasingly dining out and enjoying nighttime strolls in public parks.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

QB Ramsey, punter Adams transfer to Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey has transferred to Northwestern, giving the Wildcats another option behind center after they struggled offensively last season.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Injured mountain lion found near Rexburg was euthanized

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A young mountain lion was found injured near Rexburg and officials came to the decision that it had to be euthanized a day later.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NJ Devils season comes to end as NHL plots playoff plan

The New Jersey Devils' season came to an end on Tuesday after the NHL abandoned the rest of the regular season and announced plans to head straight into the playoffs with 24 teams.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid due to COVID-19

CHICAGO (AP) — It started when a handful of organizations got together to discuss the effect of the COVID-19 shutdown on youth sports.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now

LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing “a small heart attack.”

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Judge strikes down US energy leasing rules in bird habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy leases on hundreds of square miles.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Gucci, Saint Laurent seek radical redo of fashion calendars

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Gucci and Saint Laurent are two of the highest profile luxury fashion houses to announce they will leave the fashion calendar behind, with its relentless four-times-a-year rhythm, shuttling cadres of fashionistas between global capitals where they squeeze shoulder-to-shoulder around runways for 15 breathless minutes.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Feds: West Virginia mail carrier altered ballot requests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered, including five from Democrat to Republican, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New Mexico to allow limited patio dining at restaurants

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Limited outdoor dining will be allowed at New Mexico restaurants beginning Wednesday, under an amended public health order announced by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

McConnell discusses prospects for another round of relief

Faced with a collapsed job market, Congress needs to tend to unemployment insurance funds supporting millions thrown out of work, but surging debt means there are limits to the scope of federal aid to help heal the

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Woman killed, man critically injured in shooting at motel

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman was killed and a man was critically injured in a shooting outside a North Seattle motel early Tuesday morning, according to Seattle police.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Isolating away from family a 'hot topic' as NHL plots return

Young and single, Thatcher Demko has plenty of time on his hands, with little to do. Quarantining to play hockey wouldn’t be a problem for the Vancouver Canucks goalie.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio last year after he recovered enough from his own severe burns to respond to the police investigation.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

VIRUS DIARY: Finding a surprising source of support in an ex

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Embarrassing to admit but oddly comforting: My ex-husband’s husband and I share a slight crush on our state epidemiologist.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Virus crisis a challenge for youth fitness nonprofits

CHICAGO (AP) — Mariana Ochoa worries about the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on her three boys. Their school is closed. She can't take them to their favorite park at the moment. There is no backyard at their home on the southwest side of Chicago.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

German companies flying 200 workers to China in mass return

BEIJING (AP) — A flight carrying about 200 employees of German companies to China is to arrive Saturday in the first mass return of foreign workers since Beijing barred most visitors from overseas two months ago to fight the coronavirus.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Most Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare recipients could pay less for insulin next year under a deal President Donald Trump announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues important in November's election.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Chinese team summits Everest amid bid to remeasure peak

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese survey team on Wednesday became the first and perhaps only group to climb Mt. Everest this year, part of a project to remeasure the exact height of the world's tallest mountain.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Now 47, Colón still hoping to pitch again in major leagues

NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colón refuses to entertain the idea of retirement.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against pellet grill company

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A district court judge has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against barbecue grill manufacturer Traeger Pellet Grills, deciding the defendants failed to establish the court has jurisdiction.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Asia Today: Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion

BANGKOK (AP) — As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the president warned local officials not to refuse them entry out of coronavirus fears.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Latam Airlines seeks bankruptcy protection as travel slumps

BANGKOK (AP) — Latam Airlines, South America’s biggest carrier, sought U.S. bankruptcy protection Tuesday as it grapples with a sharp downturn in air travel sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lawyers appointed to look out for U. Mich. sex case victims

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday appointed three attorneys to look out for the interests of anyone who said they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the University of Michigan for decades.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

1st deadlines for laid-off workers to get health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Bayern Road Runner' Alphonso Davies shines against Dortmund

BERLIN (AP) — The way Alphonso Davies was running up and down the left flank for Bayern Munich on Tuesday had his teammates comparing him to a cartoon character.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Deadlocked Congress shifts virus focus to small business aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadlocked over the next big coronavirus relief bill, Congress is shifting its attention to a more modest overhaul of small business aid in hopes of helping employers reopen shops and survive

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

2 dead after double shooting in Safeway parking lot

SEATTLE (AP) — Detectives are investigating a double shooting that happened in a Safeway parking lot in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood and left two people dead.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Idaho's unemployment rate reaches record high in April

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's unemployment rate swung from a record low to a record high in the span of a month, spurred by job losses from the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Spanish league wants to resume with Seville derby on June 11

MADRID (AP) — The president of the Spanish soccer league said Sunday the competition could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ex-Pirates infielder Kang banned 1 year by Korean league

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Baseball Organization has suspended ex-Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for a year and ordered him to perform 300 hours of community service over a series drunk driving cases.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

The Latest on the

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Some big names remain unsigned late in NFL's odd offseason

NEW YORK (AP) — Offseason shopping is still in full swing in the NFL.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Spike in coronavirus cases in Oregon traced to gatherings

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — A spike in reported coronavirus cases in Redmond last week has been tied to family and social gatherings in the area.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Navajo Nation has 48 new cases of coronavirus, 1 more death

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said Tuesday that recent data indicates the coronavirus peak for hospitalizations on the vast reservation occurred from April 21-26, a month earlier than initial projections

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Murphy says outdoor graduations permitted starting July 6

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey schools can hold outdoor graduation ceremonies starting July 6, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

French president announces $8.8 billion plan for virus-hit car industry, boost for electric vehicles

PARIS (AP) — French president announces $8.8 billion plan for virus-hit car industry, boost for electric vehicles.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

1 in 10 West Virginia voters send in absentee ballots

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 11% of West Virginia’s registered voters have returned absentee ballots for the June 9 primary election.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Olympic dreams for locked-down Venezuela athletes

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Stefany Hernández zips on her bike across a vast, empty boulevard in Venezuela's capital, getting in training where she can find it.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

What Would Have Been: Zack against Mets and Motor City golf

The Major League Baseball season would be about one-third of the way through its 162-game schedule if not for the coronavirus pandemic, and the NBA and NHL would have been closer to crowning their champions. While NASCAR is running live races without spectators, The Associated Press looks at some of the other sporting events that had been scheduled the week of May 25-31:

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: 'All My Mother’s Lovers' a story about power of love

“All My Mother’s Lovers,” by Ilana Masad (Dutton)

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Virus outbreak targeted in agricultural Washington county

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington is implementing safety recommendations to battle a large outbreak of the coronavirus in an agricultural county in the central part of the state, officials said Tuesday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Skiing in Colorado to resume amid coronavirus pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Time to dust off those boots and tune those skis. At least one resort high in the Colorado Rockies is planning to reopen after a more than two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

White House letter doesn't explain why Trump fired watchdogs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump followed the law when he

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lyon boss asks PM to reconsider early end of French season

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is asking French authorities to backpedal on their decision to end the football season prematurely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Mount Hood National Forest to reopen most trailheads Friday

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s tallest mountain will reopen for recreation over two months after trailheads and day-use areas were closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'A step toward normalcy' - NHL shapes a return to play plan

Rosy as the news might sound, Gary Bettman made no promises in announcing the NHL has the framework of a plan in place to return to the ice.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Sessions challenges Tuberville to debate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Rubio warns of foreign actors amplifying virus conspiracies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio, the new Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is warning that foreign actors will seek to amplify

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Board: Puerto Rico to see 65% surplus drop amid debt crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances said Tuesday that the island could be hit with a deficit earlier than expected and see its surplus plunge by 65% in upcoming years, warning the government cannot afford to pay current debt obligations.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Heading back to the gym? Doctors explain how to stay safe

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Are some workouts, like yoga or spinning classes, less safe than others? Should I wear a mask? Do I need more than six-feet apart in cardio classes where there's panting and heavy breathing?

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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

US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Nevada regulators refining rules for reopening casinos

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos will be able to open June 4, when they will have been closed for more than 11 weeks to prevent crowds from gathering and spreading the coronavirus, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

California sues over sex misconduct on 'Criminal Minds' set

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state of California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series “Criminal Minds,” alleging that the show's cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Seniors get diplomas on racetracks, chairlifts amid virus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immediately after giving his valedictorian speech, high school senior Philip Root, still clad in his cap and gown, climbed into a borrowed race car and drove up to the finish line at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US couple waits 2 1/2 months in lockdown to visit Pompeii

POMPEII, Italy (AP) — An American couple waited a lifetime plus 2 ½ months to visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii together.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

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

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Healthy George Karl starts podcast, may someday coach again

DENVER (AP) — Truth: George Karl hasn’t felt this healthy in 15, maybe even 20 years. He’s playing plenty of golf, bike riding and finding time for yoga.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home, his son said Monday.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Texas Tech's Davide Moretti turning pro back home in Italy

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti is skipping his final season to turn pro with Olimpia Milano is his home country of Italy.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6:

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Smaller classes, online reservations new norm as gyms reopen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Weeks and his wife are fitness junkies. During quarantine, they tried home workouts — push-ups, planks, bike riding around town — but it wasn’t the same. The semi-retired oil and gas explorer longed for his old gym routine. “To say I missed it immensely is an understatement."

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Biden to keynote Minnesota Democrats' online convention

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker when Minnesota Democrats hold a virtual state convention under the theme “Minnesota Together” this weekend.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Audible best-sellers for week ending May 24th

Fiction:

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Study: King County needs to do more with testing, tracing

SEATTLE (AP) — A new study says a comprehensive system of testing, contact tracing and quarantines will be needed to avoid a burst of new COVID-19 infections before King County can ease social-distancing restrictions.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Abortion rights groups drop suit over abortion ordinances

DALLAS (AP) — Two reproductive rights groups have dropped their lawsuit against seven small East Texas towns that had declared abortion-rights organizations “criminal organizations” in anti-abortion ordinances that prohibit them from operating within city limits.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

South African bans on tobacco, liquor amid virus stir debate

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A soccer mom in one of Cape Town's posh suburbs drops off a cardboard box of blankets to a neighbor. Inside the box are several bottles of red wine.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year's top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid for private schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary schools and secondary schools across the nation.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. He was 93.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go forward despite

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Sharks look for rebound following rough 2019-20 season

The San Jose Sharks had started planning for next season long before the news became official Tuesday that they would be one of the seven teams left home if the NHL resumes its season.

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Apple Books Top 10

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 05/24/20 - Paid Books

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Correction: Virus-Outbrak-Japan-Murakami story

TOKYO (AP) — In a story May 23, 2020, about Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s radio show, The Associated Press erroneously spelled book titles. The titles are “Killing Commendatore" and “The Wind-up Bird Chronicle,” not “Killing Comnendatore” and “Windup Bird Chronicle.”

May 27, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NYSE floor reopens, traders buy shares of Crocs, airlines

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

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Review: Elliot Ackerman’s latest is a tense tale from Turkey

“Red Dress in Black & White,” by Elliot Ackerman (Alfred A. Knopf)

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Virtual 7th-inning stretch brings ballpark feeling home

BOSTON (AP) — It’s 3 o’clock, about the time they'd be getting ready for the seventh-inning stretch at an afternoon Red Sox game. Josh Kantor settles onto the bench of the Yamaha Electone organ in his living room and clicks on his wife's iPhone to begin another show.

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Florida revenues fall by nearly $900 million amid pandemic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida might have lost nearly $900 million in tax revenues in April — far more than state officials anticipated — as the coronavirus pandemic siphoned away tourist dollars and other revenues from the state's coffers, according to estimates released Tuesday.

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Kim Pegula to AP: Botterill returning as Sabres' GM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has ownership’s backing to return for a fourth season despite overseeing a team that will miss the playoffs for a ninth consecutive year, team president and co-owner Kim Pegula told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Novavax, Merck rise; Regeneron, Anaplan fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Novavax, Merck rise; Regeneron, Anaplan fall.

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Virus expands grip in many areas, as US nears 100,000 deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India saw another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expanded its grip across much of the globe.

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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday as hopes for economic recovery overshadow worries over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

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

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The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

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

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Asia stocks mixed on uncertainty over Hong Kong security law

Major Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday as U.S.-Chinese tension over Hong Kong competed with optimism about recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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WA Lottery

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

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Chris Dufresne, heralded college football writer, dies at 62

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, has died. He was 62.

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Walmart teams with ThredUP to sell used clothing online

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with online resale site ThredUP.com to offer nearly 750,000 items of used women's and children's clothing and accessories items on its website.

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Walt Disney World presenting plans for reopening parks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World is presenting its plans for reopening after being shuttered along with Florida's other theme parks since mid-March because of the new

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

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

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New Mexico studies single-payer care amid pandemic

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public officials in New Mexico continue to contemplate a possible transition to single-payer health care in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pac-12: Voluntary workouts can resume on campus on June 15

The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

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

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In an early US coronavirus hot spot, business slowly reopens

NEW YORK (AP) — The suburbs north of New York City eased outbreak restrictions, and the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange opened for the first time in two months, as the state focused more intently Tuesday on restarting its economy.

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Wizards' John Wall says he's '110%' and 'itching' to return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards point guard John Wall declared himself fully recovered after two operations that sidelined him for the past 1½ years and said he is “itching” to get back on the court next season.

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Pharmacist, used car salesman charged with COVID-19 fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A pharmacist and a used car salesman were arrested Tuesday on charges that they designed frauds to capitalize on the search for masks and other protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.

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PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV.

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Review: Nora Roberts' thriller cured my virus reading block

NEW YORK (AP) — Nora Roberts, “Hideaway” (St. Martin’s Press)

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FIFA bans Haiti soccer official for sexual abuse allegations

ZURICH (AP) — The president of Haiti’s soccer federation has been suspended from the sport while under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of young women players at the national training center.

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'Virus-free' Montenegro to open borders, but not to Serbia

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro, the first European country to declare itself free of the coronavirus infection, plans to open its borders to citizens of several European countries except for former ally Serbia — drawing angry reaction from Serbian officials Tuesday.

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PG&E nears end of bankruptcy amid persisting safety worries

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a crumbling electrical grid that ignited a succession of horrific Northern California wildfires.

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Protesters mass in Hong Kong before anthem law is debated

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of protesters shouted pro-democracy slogans and insults at police in Hong Kong before lawmakers later Wednesday debate a bill criminalizing abuse of the Chinese national anthem in the semi-autonomous city.

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A's to place scouts on furlough, end minor league pay

The Oakland Athletics are placing their scouts and a significant number of other front office employees on furlough, suspending pay for minor leaguers and cutting the salaries of other executives as part of a cost-cutting move in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

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

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Jalen Ramsey won't skip Rams camp; deal 'will get handled'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Ramsey says he will definitely report to training camp with the Los Angeles Rams for the final year of his rookie contract.

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69 fruit plant employees, 15 close contacts test positive

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The number of employees at a Vancouver, Washington, fruit processing facility who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now up to 69. Clark County Public Health said Tuesday that another 15 people identified as close contacts of those cases have also tested positive.

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The Toronto Star to be sold, taken private

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Star and its Torstar Corp newspaper chain said Wednesday it has agreed to be sold for $52 million (US$38 million).

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

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

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Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Cummings helped Boris Johnson win power by pitting the people against the elite. Johnson’s Conservative administration has branded itself “the People’s Government.”

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Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly elected parliament convened on Wednesday, dominated by conservative lawmakers and under strict social distancing regulations, as the country struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus that has hit the nation hard.

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BC-Virus Outbreak-Through Kids' Eyes, ADVISORY

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Congress shifts attention to overhauling small-business aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadlocked over the next big coronavirus relief bill, Congress is shifting its attention to a more modest overhaul of small-business aid in hopes of helping employers reopen shops and survive

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Bell rings but trading floor chaos subdued as NYSE reopens

NEW YORK (AP) — The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened for the first time in two months with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ringing the iconic bell, but the controlled chaos was more subdued Tuesday under new pandemic rules.

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Australian police won't charge reporter after leak probe

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police said Wednesday that they had decided against charging a journalist over a newspaper article she wrote more than two years ago following a high-profile investigation that triggered a national storm over press freedom.

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5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Can Trump feel your pain? US nears haunting virus milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rubble of buildings and lives, modern U.S. presidents have met national trauma with words such as these: “I can hear you.” “You have lost too much, but you have not lost everything.” “We have wept with you; we’ve pulled our children tight.”

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