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May 28, 2020 - 1:15 pm
Kansas City, MO - Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Thursday he is loosening the set of reopening restrictions to better align with guidelines in Clay, Platte and Jackson counties. The new order goes into effect Sunday and lasts through July 5 and will allow businesses and institutions to be open at 50...
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May 28, 2020 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million, the government said Thursday. In a...
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May 28, 2020 - 10:40 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard...
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May 28, 2020 - 9:06 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — April had a record collapse in Americans signing contracts to buy homes, a reflection of the broader shutdown of economic activity in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index plunged 21.8% from the...
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May 27, 2020 - 5:01 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korea...
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May 27, 2020 - 4:45 pm
Leavenworth, KS - An active-duty soldier stationed at Fort Leavenworth stopped a gunman Wednesday morning on Centennial Bridge in Leavenworth by running over him with a car. Leavenworth police chief Patrick Kitchens says a man was randomly firing at passing vehicles with a handgun and a semi-...
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May 27, 2020 - 3:41 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown because of the danger of lightning. Liftoff is rescheduled for Saturday. Dang. No launch today. Weather postpones...
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May 27, 2020 - 1:23 pm
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...
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May 27, 2020 - 12:05 pm
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...
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May 27, 2020 - 12:01 pm
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 coronavirus pandemic, according to plans a city task force approved Wednesday. The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for...
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