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Lives Lost: A mismatched pair's love story ends with virus

He was a by-the-book, buttoned-up conservative whose opinions could be quick and blunt. She was a free-thinking, authority-snubbing liberal who would draw stories out in meandering conversation. ...

In pandemic, word definitions shift and new lexicon emerges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Newscasts bring word of “hot zones” and “lockdowns.” Conversations are littered with talk of “quarantines” and “isolation.” Leaders urge “social distancing” and “sheltering in plac...

Stocks, oil prices plunge as virus closes sites around world

BANGKOK (AP) — The world’s largest economies delivered more worrisome cues Monday as anxiety over the virus outbreak sent stock and oil prices plunging and closed sites from the Sistine Chapel to Saud...

Finally let off cruise, passengers desperate for flight home

BANGKOK (AP) — The cheers of celebration have faded. The waving of roses has ceased. Having finally reached a friendly port in Cambodia willing to accept them after nearly two weeks of uncertainty at ...

Republicans cheer, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans cheered, Democrats scoffed, and as the first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation emerged Sunday, just about the only thing they agreed upon was that the fi...

Mueller's work done, Americans wonder what it means

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation done but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their lo...

Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai. ...

Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants with specialized skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradic...

Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants with specialized skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradic...

R. Kelly's life mirrors that of prosecutor who charged him

In R. Kelly's fight for his freedom, he faces a straight-talking prosecutor whose life in some ways parallels his own. Though the singer was dogged for decades by allegations he vict...

Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

NEW YORK (AP) — A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping storie...

Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportation

BOCA DEL RÍO, Mexico (AP) — It's almost as if Letty Stegall is there, back home in the United States, beside her daughter to prod her awake for school. When her husband goes to the grocery store, she ...

Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportation

BOCA DEL RÍO, Mexico (AP) — It's almost as if Letty Stegall is back home in the United States, beside her daughter to wake her for school, fussing over the list when her husband goes shopping, beaming...

Nursing homes, senior centers find bullying has no age limit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this...

Authorities hunting clues ask Austin bomber to talk to them

NEW YORK (AP) — In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever's behind the blasts: Talk to us. The Austin po...