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April 03, 2020 - 9:54 am
Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award...
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April 03, 2020 - 8:17 am
Kansas City, MO - One set of essential workers in hospitals aren't there to provide medical care. Hospital chaplains are typically part of the daily life inside hospitals. Now that family visitations have been limited, chaplains can be the only person, beyond medical staff, that interact with...
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April 03, 2020 - 5:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the ship's commander, Capt...
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April 03, 2020 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard. “Every person there, they’re not a body,” he said. “They’re a father, they’re a mother, they’re a grandmother. They’re not bodies. They...
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April 02, 2020 - 9:43 am
Kansas City, MO - The Shawnee Mission School District will issuing trespassing citations beginning today to people not following social distancing guidelines at its athletic facilities. The district said its had complaints about large groups playing sports on district fields. Groups of more than 10...
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April 02, 2020 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are...
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April 02, 2020 - 9:18 am
Kansas City, MO - The Bass Pro Shops store in Independence can stay open, but only for sales of firearms and ammunition. The Jackson County Health Department deemed the outdoor and sporting goods retailer as non-essential during the emergency orders issued to combat the spread of COVID-19. Bass Pro...
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April 02, 2020 - 7:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said Thursday he feels safe despite reports he's received online threats and has had uncomfortable personal encounters with admirers that prompted the Trump administration to assign him a security detail. Fauci, a key...
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April 01, 2020 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size. The companies announced the deal, valued at $31.6 billion based on T-Mobile's closing stock price Tuesday, two years ago. It has taken...
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April 01, 2020 - 9:07 am
HUTCHINS, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate, officials said. The fire shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 20 near Interstate 45 in Hutchins, the Texas Department of...
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