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May 15, 2020 - 9:34 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened the viability of stores across the country and further weighed down a sinking economy. The Commerce Department’s report Friday on retail...
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May 15, 2020 - 8:51 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — During a recent songwriting session, singer-songwriters Sarah Loethen and Christoffer Wadensten pieced together the lyrics and melody of a song they were writing about the global pandemic. Loethen played the first verse and Wadensten, who performs under the artist name...
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May 15, 2020 - 6:50 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A trough of low pressure moving through the Florida Straits could organize over the northwestern Bahamas later Friday or Saturday and become the first named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Tropical storm force wind...
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May 14, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Independence, MO - It's like an old-fashioned Saturday night in the Kansas City Metro. Cars and drivers lined up, showing off their engines, their chrome, and just cruisin' up and down the drag. For some it seems like there's not much else to do these days with all of our modern entertainments and...
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May 14, 2020 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whistleblower Rick Bright warned on Thursday that the U.S. lacks a plan to produce and fairly distribute a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. The nation could face “the darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act decisively, he told a congressional panel...
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May 14, 2020 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some businesses reopen under certain restrictions. The wave of layoffs has heightened concerns that...
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May 14, 2020 - 7:25 am
MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic like foam in a freshly poured glass of beer. Just not for some craft brewers. Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars,...
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May 13, 2020 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — America faces the “darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus, says a government whistleblower who alleges he was ousted from his job for warning the Trump administration to prepare for the pandemic. Immunologist Dr...
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May 13, 2020 - 2:12 pm
Wall Street is falling toward a second straight day of sharp losses Wednesday, weighed down by worries about a slow recovery for the economy. The S&P 500 was down 2.1%, as of 3 p.m. Eastern time, with the sharpest losses hitting stocks that most need a healthy economy for their profits to grow...
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May 13, 2020 - 9:54 am
(updated 1530 13may2020) Lansing, KS - Officials with the Kansas Department of Corrections have confirmed the death of a second staff member at the Lansing Correctional Facility of COVID-19. A statement released by KDOC said only that the employee was over the age of 50, worked as a corrections...
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