Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths appear to be holding

By COLLEEN LONG, JENNIFER PELTZ and LORI HINNANT Associated Press

April 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York seems to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday — a trend that...

Illinois governor extends stay-at-home order to April 30

By JOHN O'CONNOR and KATHLEEN FOODY

April 1, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday extended his statewide stay-at-home order for three weeks as the nation struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Pritzker set a new deadline of April...

Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups ai

March 31, 2020

By The Associated Press undefined From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which...

Illinois could need 38K more beds if virus isn’t contained

By JOHN O'CONNOR AP Political Writer

March 25, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois would have to double the number of available hospital beds in the next two weeks to treat COVID-19 patients if the coronavirus is not contained amid a pandemic that has claimed 16 lives in the...

Virus ripples through travel, energy, financial market

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March 5, 2020

The economic affects of the coronavirus have preceded the spread of the virus itself, with financial markets swinging wildly, companies closing offices or asking employees work from home in affected areas, and throttling air travel...

Bloomberg out, Biden resurgent after Super Tuesday victories

By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW

March 4, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a primary election night rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York bill...

Biden fights for momentum in Democrats’ shifting primary

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press

March 2, 2020

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Amy Klobuchar suspended her presidential campaign Monday as the Democratic Party's moderate wing coalesced further behind Joe Biden to blunt the rise of Bernie Sanders on the eve of Super Tuesday. Klobuchar...

AP: Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

Associated Press

February 24, 2020

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — All that 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakfield needed to do to win a new car was sink a putt across the entire length of the court at the University of Mississippi's basketball stadium. Wakfield did just that during...

Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release

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February 19, 2020

BY MICHAEL TARM CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump after the Republican president commuted his sentence for political corruption,speaking Wednesday at a press event ou...

Democrats on edge after 2020 election season’s ragged launch

By JULIE PACE AP Washington Bureau Chief

February 13, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party deeply unsettled and President Donald...

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