US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly as it collapsed

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. ...

With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?

LONDON (AP) — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, who's left to run the country? A look at the key players in Johnson's Cabinet:...

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic para...

Anti-doping group funds extensive COVID-19 research project

The nonprofit that raises funds for around 80% of the world's anti-doping research is shifting $120,000 to conduct 15,000 COVID-19 tests that will help scientists get a better sense of how many people...

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Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disasters

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Before New Zealand began its four-week lockdown to fight the coronavirus, a reporter asked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern what would happen if an earthquake struck while ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 2, the 93rd day of 2020. There are 273 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 2, ...

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Golf Notes: Does Olympic postponement help or hurt Tiger?

Unlike other sports where athletes had already qualified, golf was not thrown into any significant chaos when the Olympics were postponed until 2021 because of the new coronavirus. E...

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Ruchika Tomar wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruchika Tomar's “A Prayer for Travelers” has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best debut novel, an honor previously given to Marilynne Robinson, Tommy Orange and Yiyun Li among others. ...

Coronavirus might have saved more lives in China than it cost: Stanford researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of March 23, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed 3,270 lives in China, according to official figures from that country; but the lives saved by the reduction in air p...

Final Four stardom not always followed by long NBA career

Jeff Sheppard works as a financial planner now, more than two decades removed from the time he helped Kentucky win the NCAA Tournament. Yet he still gets asked regularly about his ro...

Saints, Peat agree on 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints free agent left guard Andrus Peat has agreed to a five-year contract keeping him in New Orleans, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. A person famili...

Historian Niall Ferguson warns of contagion, online and off

NEW YORK (AP) — Historian Niall Ferguson has a knack for timing his TV projects. He debuted his examination of the global financial system in “The Ascent of Money” just as the 2008 ...