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May 05, 2020 - 6:41 am
LONDON (AP) — French scientists say they may have identified a possible case of the new coronavirus dating back to December — about a month before the first cases were officially confirmed in Europe. In a study published in the International Journal of Microbial Agents, doctors at a hospital north...
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May 04, 2020 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a morning of firsts for the Supreme Court, the first time audio of the court's arguments was heard live by the world and the first arguments by telephone. The changes are a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which has made holding courtroom sessions unsafe, especially with...
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May 04, 2020 - 12:31 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line announced Monday it will start cruising again, from Florida and Texas, beginning in August. These Caribbean trips will be the company's first new itineraries since the coronavirus pandemic forced a near-total pause in the global cruise industry. The ports of Miami...
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May 04, 2020 - 11:51 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota pork processing plant took its first steps toward reopening Monday after being shuttered for over two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak that infected more than 800 employees. As two departments opened at the Sioux Falls plant operated by Smithfield...
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May 04, 2020 - 9:20 am
Overland Park, KS - Police officer Michael Mosher, 37, died after exchanging gunfire with a suspect in a hit-and-run crash. Mosher was a 15-year veteran of the Overland Park Police Department. A department spokesperson says Mosher was on his way to work Sunday when he witnessed a hit-and-run crash...
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May 01, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Kansas City, MO - As stay-at-home orders begin to expire in both Kansas and Missouri, a host of challenges remain for many businesses and religious organizations. While venues and buildings may be allowed to open under certain guidelines, 'social distancing' remains the phrase of the day while the...
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May 01, 2020 - 11:21 am
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Canada is banning the use and trade of assault-style weapons immediately. Trudeau cited numerous mass shootings in the country, including the killing of 22 people in Nova Scotia April 18 and 19. He announced the ban of over 1,500 models...
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May 01, 2020 - 11:20 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After spending two decades raising pigs to send to slaughterhouses, Dean Meyer now faces the mentally draining, physically difficult task of killing them even before they leave his northwest Iowa farm. Meyer said he and other farmers across the Midwest have been devastated...
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May 01, 2020 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation by a former employee, Tara Reade,...
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May 01, 2020 - 9:53 am
Kansas City, MO - If you've had COVID-19, and are fully recovered, you may be able to help others. A national study is underway to determine if plasma from a recovered person can be put to use as a treatment for the novel coronavirus. A study phone line has been set up for those who'd like to...
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