Boost the schmooze? Trump wants tax dining deduction back

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be an odd gesture at a time of social distancing, but President Donald Trump is leaning into his plea to Congress to restore full tax benefits prized by business for fine dini...

Conagra, Schlumberger rise; Domino's, RH fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Visa Inc., down $4.45 to $161.12. The payment processing giant said the economic hit f...

Wuhan's favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recovers

WUHAN, China (AP) — The reappearance of Wuhan's favorite breakfast noodles is a tasty sign that life is slowly getting back to normal in the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global cornavirus outb...

Outside hard-hit nursing home, staffers find nervous public

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — They can't get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another's trip to a pharmacy prompted a concerned call. Staffers at a nursing...

Taking stock of strange days: The week that America changed

Change came to the United States of America during the third week of March in 2020. It did not come all at once, though it came quite rapidly. As had happened in other lands, there w...

Judge won't free man linked to extremists over virus risk

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The risk of exposure to the coronavirus in jail does not warrant freeing a 19-year-old Maryland man while he awaits trial on criminal charges stemming from his membership in ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 18 The New York Times on providing cash assistance to Americans because...

Millennial Money: Be the friend who talks about finances

I know my friends' joys and anxieties and Hogwarts houses. I can even identify their shoes from under a bathroom stall. (“Is that you, Lindsay?”) They know my family members and preferred pizza toppin...

Fleeing Maduro, Venezuelans find nightmare in Trump's jails

MIAMI (AP) — When Jose Ramon Zambrano and his pregnant wife crossed the Rio Grande to apply for asylum in the U.S., they were looking for a fresh start far away from a certain arrest in his native Ven...

After police shoot him, North Carolina man faces charges

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A police shooting that wounded a suspect during a foot chase in North Carolina sparked protests early Wednesday from hundreds who demanded answers and burned a flag outside the go...

Coronavirus story provides chance to push service journalism

NEW YORK (AP) — Aside from the latest updates on a coronavirus outbreak that has hit hard locally, the Seattle Times features an item you wouldn't expect on a news website: a detailed diagram on the p...

Cheers! Streaking Flyers hope hot streak leads to Cup run

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hayes stepped behind the bar and prepared to make his first draft pick. The lager, the golden ale, the porter, wide varieties of delicious beers were lined up, but for Hayes ...

Avengers Campus to let Disneyland visitors sling like Spidey

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some assembling is still required, but the Avengers are gathering in a big way at Disneyland. A new Spider-Man attraction that allows riders to sling webs with...

Virus lockdown tests Italians' commitment to the common good

ROME (AP) — Over the weekend, the Fiorentino butcher in downtown Rome was so packed with shoppers you could no longer smell the tangy scent of raw meat. By Tuesday, customers stood in an orderly queue...

Now this: Tornado clobbers African American North Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a frigid Friday morning in North Nashville, Ishvicka Howell stood in her driveway and peered down the street at several utility trucks. “When I saw those b...