Fear behind bars as the coronavirus spreads

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news: A...

Melvin Gordon using lessons of holdout as motivation in 2020

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Melvin Gordon's futile holdout last season holds many a lesson for the sixth-year running back, including the realization that the former Chargers star still has plenty of doub...

Clarkson's Elizabeth Giguere wins Kazmaier Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Clarkson junior forward Elizabeth Giguere has been selected as the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner, presented annually to the most outstanding player in women's col...

Congress locks Trump oversight into $2.2 trillion package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared that "I'll be the oversight" as lawmakers were in the final days of drafting what became a $2.2 trillion rescue plan for American businesses. In the e...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 27, the 87th day of 2020. There are 279 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 27, ...

Watt eager for fresh start, family reunion in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Turns out, Derek Watt's reunion with younger brother T.J. has its limits. Like say, sharing a roof for the first time since college. “I know (T.J.) doesn’t want tha...

Democracy in overtime: Candidates await virus-delayed votes

CINCINNATI (AP) — Political campaigns in some U.S. states have been switching gears or are in limbo awaiting decisions on voting plans after elections were postponed because of the coronavirus outbrea...

Trump camp threatens local TV stations over Democratic ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is threatening legal action against local TV stations in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if they don't pull a De...

FBI: Soldiers set up deadly robbery to fund foreign fighting

The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting deported, they planned to take a boat from Miami to South America. They wanted ...

Smaller communities prepare for onslaught of virus patients

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — It started with an infected person from out of town who attended a funeral. Now the largest hospital in Georgia’s mostly rural, southwest corner is rapidly running out of space am...

Virus bill sends $400 million to help states with elections

ATLANTA (AP) — States could receive $400 million in federal funds to help them navigate the significant disruption to U.S. elections caused by the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted officials in...

Yankees' Judge still hasn't resumed baseball activities

NEW YORK (AP) — Injured New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge still has not resumed baseball activities. Judge did not play in any spring training games because of discomfort in hi...

College athletes choosing whether to stay in US or head home

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — All but one of Anna Makurat's teammates headed home after the NCAA canceled this year's postseason basketball tournament and the school suspended classes amid the COVID-19 pandemi...

Virus outbreak halts damaged Wisconsin refinery rebuilding

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Husky Energy has suspended rebuilding its oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, that was damaged by an explosion two years ago because of the coronavirus outbreak, the company ann...

US climate activists to livestream Earth Day due to virus

CHICAGO (AP) — As the coronavirus causes shut-downs across the U.S., a coalition of youth-led organizations that had planned massive marches for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day next month are now pl...