In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century, one that has already killed m...

Jobs report Friday is expected to end record hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a record 113 straight months of hiring, the government's monthly jobs report Friday is expected to show that the American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a resul...

Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94. The virtuoso who had played for presiden...

Sharks GM gives Boughner `upper hand' to take over as coach

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson isn’t ready to remove the interim head coach tag from Bob Boughner’s title yet. Noting the Sharks’ season is not officially over with the ...

Aussie league: LaMelo Ball's bid to buy club not a done deal

SYDNEY (AP) — LaMelo Ball’s bid to be a club owner before making his NBA debut isn’t a done deal, yet. Australia’s National Basketball League issued a statement Friday in response to...

Oregon State's Destiny Slocum enters transfer portal

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State basketball player Destiny Slocum has opted to enter the transfer portal for her final season of eligibility. Slocum, a 5-foot-7 guard, averaged a...

Michigan State AD defends Izzo after witness report

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman defended basketball coach Tom Izzo on Thursday after Izzo was accused in an ESPN report of contacting a witness who was part of...

Business Highlights

___ 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...

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 ...

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...

DePaul coach Dave Leitao's contract extended through 2023-24

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul and coach Dave Leitao on Thursday agreed to a contract extension through the 2023-24 season after a year in which the Blue Demons went 16-16. The school said in...

Taylor Swift donation will help Nashville record store

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop superstar Taylor Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grimey's co-owner Doyle Davis said Thursday the store got ...

Spanish hospital personnel must improvise in a makeshift ICU

BADALONA, Spain (AP) — The tension is palpable. There is no non-essential talking. An orchestra of medical monitors marks the tempo with an endless series of soft, distinct beeps. Ne...

AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of all working Americans report some kind of income loss affecting themselves or a member of their household due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and...

Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson leaving to enter NBA draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson plans to enter the NBA draft. Wesson announced in a tweet Wednesday night that he would forego his final year of eligibility and d...