New warden uses old-school skills in desperate search

EDGERTON, Wis. (AP) — Austin Schumacher parked his unmarked squad truck and watched pheasant hunters work their way into the woods under the overcast, late-fall sky. The rookie Department of Natural R...

Iran's president says economy is a factor in virus response

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of its lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East as a “political war,” saying he had to weigh protect...

N. Macedonia becomes NATO's 30th member, ending a long quest

BRUSSELS (AP) — North Macedonia on Friday officially became the 30th member of the NATO military alliance. “North Macedonia is now part of the NATO family, a family of 30 nations and...

Ethanol plants seek rule changes to resupply hand sanitizer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak, federal regulators are preventing ethanol producers from providing millions ...

DC officials: Relief bill cheats Washington of $700 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation's capital lashed out Thursday at the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package moving through Congress, saying it cheats Washington, D.C., of more tha...

Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began

Stocks scored their first back-to-back gains Wednesday (March 25) since a brutal sell-off began five weeks ago, but much of an early rally faded late in the day as a last-minute dispute threatened to ...

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___ Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks scored their first back-to-back gains since a brutal sell-off began five weeks ...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks scored their first back-to-back gains Wednesday since a brutal sell-off began five weeks ago, though much of an early rally faded late in the day as a last-minute dispute threatened to hold up ...

Deputies cleared in deadly domestic dispute shootout

ANDREWS, S.C. (AP) — Three South Carolina sheriff's deputies won't face any criminal charges after they fatally shot a man during a domestic dispute, authorities said. The State Law ...

Trent Williams asks Redskins to trade or release him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trent Williams wants the Redskins to trade or release him. The agent for Washington's longtime starting left tackle released a statement Tuesday asking the team to ...

EU greenlights membership talks for Albania and N. Macedonia

BRUSSELS (AP) — European affairs ministers agreed Tuesday to allow Albania and North Macedonia to begin European Union membership talks, paving the way for the bloc’s leaders to sign off on the move t...

US newspapers urge China not to expel their journalists

BEIJING (AP) — The publishers of three major American newspapers have written an open letter asking China to reverse its recent decision to expel many of their correspondents working in the country. ...

Sen. Rand Paul kept working for six days after virus test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was tested a week ago for the novel coronavirus, but continued working at the Capitol because he “felt that it was highly unlikely” he was sick since had no s...

North Carolina wins court piracy case over Blackbeard's ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided unanimously Monday with North Carolina in a copyright fight with a company that has documented the salvage of the pirate Blackbeard's ship off the state's coa...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, March 23, the 83rd day of 2020. There are 283 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 23, ...