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___ A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exc...

Navy captain fired after pleading for help for his crew on coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy captain fired after pleading for help for his crew on coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.

You've just lost your job? Here's what you need to know

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks — a stunning record high that reflects the near-complete shutdown of the ...

Toronto to fine people for not distancing in parks, squares

TORONTO (AP) — The mayor of Canada’s most populous city said Thursday anyone caught walking within 6 feet (two meters) of another person in a Toronto public park or square may be subject to a fine of ...

Central Park houses hospital ward as NY races to add beds

NEW YORK (AP) — There is a coronavirus ward in tents in Central Park. A makeshift hospital has been set up in a Manhattan convention center. Over the next few weeks, spaces including pro tennis courts...

World Bank OKs first $1.9B for poor countries battling virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank on Thursday approved its first funds to help some of the globe's poorer countries combat the coronavirus outbreak. It approved total aid of $1.9 bill...

Biden wants to talk to Trump about lessons from past crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden says he wants to speak with President Donald Trump so that hopefully the president can “learn some lessons” from the Obama administration on how to deal with the coronaviru...

Stuck in Minnesota, Browns coach adjusts to 'strange times'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski's title has changed. His address remains the same. Stuck in Minnesota with his family, the Cleveland Browns' first-year coach has been holed up and r...

UEFA plan hopes to resume football around July, August

A European plan is being formed to resume football around July and August, with domestic leagues told Thursday not to abandon competitions yet due to the coronavirus pandemic. The as...

Judge in Maryland weighs release of 2 detained immigrants

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Immigrants’ rights advocates on Thursday urged a federal judge to order the release of two people from Maryland immigration detention facilities, saying their medical conditi...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Energy companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, giving the market its first gain in three days. The price of crude oil jumped 25%, bouncing further off an 18-year...

Premier League stars face backlash over pay during pandemic

The request to Premier League players from British health secretary Matt Hancock was direct: “Take a pay cut.” The swift response from the Professional Footballers’ Association on Th...

Judge won't delay Wisconsin election but extends voting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary over the health threat from the new coronavirus, but he ordered that people be given an extra six...

Nick Saban favors extra teaching time, not longer fall camp

Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn’t believe extending preseason camp for college football teams around the country is necessarily the best way to get them ready for the season. Saban sa...

States demand ventilators as feds ration limited supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government strains to contend with the coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesd...