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Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, sidelining an independent watchdog who played a pivotal role in his impeachment even as his White House struggles with the deepening...

 

Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face coverings when leaving home, in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The recommendations, still...

 

White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a "rough two-week period" ahead as the White House released new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic...

 

As Trump eyes quarantine, Conn. officials have mixed views

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut political leaders expressed mixed views Saturday after President Donald Trump said he was considering a coronavirus quarantine affecting residents of their state, as well as New York and New Jersey. Meanwhile, New...

 

Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as they voted on ways to cover a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus punch to the economy. When South Dakota lawmakers...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded alarm about what was coming — and already here. That sunlit...

 

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus...

 

Trump says feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter...

 

Family: US believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson has died

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has concluded that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished more than a decade ago, died while in the custody of Iran, his family and administration officials said Wednesday. The circumstances and...

 

Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — With lives and the economy hanging in the balance, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hoping the United States will be reopened by Easter as he weighs how to relax nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some...

 

Economic rescue balloons past $1 trillion as talks resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators from Congress and the White House resumed top-level talks Saturday on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package, urged by President Donald Trump to strike a deal to steady a nation thoroughly upended by...

 

At a glance: Nearly $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package

A snapshot of the emerging rescue package in Congress to provide healthcare and economic aid amid the coronavirus outbreak and national shutdown. The details are subject to change as congressional leaders and the White House continue negotiating....

 

The Latest: Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 318,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with...

 

Feds: Virus frauds spread, preying on Medicare recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scam artists are preying on older people's fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients, a federal law enforcement agency warned on Monday. And moving separately on another law enforcement priority, Pres...

 

New federal sick leave law – who's eligible, who's not and how many weeks do you get

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon (THE CONVERSATION) On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus...

 

Returning troops denied water, bathrooms under quarantine

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't the welcome home that U.S. soldiers expected when they returned from war zones in the Middle East in the past week. When their planes landed at Fort Bliss, Texas, they were herded into buses, denied water and the use of...

 

Iraq officials: Rocket attack hits base housing US troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — A barrage of rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops north of Baghdad on Saturday, Iraqi security officials said, just days after a similar attack killed three servicemen, including two Americans. The U.S.-led...

 

USAID head, rare Trump aide with bipartisan support, resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development is stepping down after two-and-a-half years of running America's main foreign humanitarian aid programs. Former Republican congressman Mark Green announced his resignation...

 

The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear

BEIRUT (AP) — As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut to Barcelona and Santiago, it seemed civil disobedience and government crackdowns on protests would dominate...

 

Iraq will investigate attack on base that killed U.S. troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military on Thursday said it opened an investigation into a rocket attack hours earlier that killed three servicemen, including two Americans, at an Iraqi base housing coalition forces. At least 12 coalition personnel were als...

 

Turkey vows strong military action if Syria truce violated

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Wednesday that his military would launch its harshest retaliation yet if the Syrian government breaks a fragile truce in Idlib province brokered last week. The cease-fire arranged...

 

Tear gas sprayed across migrants at Turkey-Greece border

EDIRNE, Turkey (AP) — A group of migrants on Saturday tried to bring down a fence in a desperate attempt to bust through the border into Greece while others hurled rocks at Greek police. Greek authorities responded, firing volleys of tear gas at...

 

Gunmen kill at least 29 at ceremony in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Friday at a ceremony in Afghanistan's capital attended by prominent political leaders, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens more before the two attackers were slain by police, officials said....

 

A tense Russia-Turkey truce in Syria halts bombing campaign

BEIRUT (AP) — Idlib's skies were completely free of Russian and Syrian government warplanes for the first time in weeks Friday, and residents reported a relative but tense calm as a cease-fire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia took hold in...

 

Officials say gunmen kill 32 at ceremony in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Friday at a ceremony in Afghanistan's capital attended by prominent political leaders, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens more before the two attackers were slain by police, officials said....

 

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