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Senate fails to override Trump veto on Iran conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has failed in its bid to block President Donald Trump from engaging in further military action against Iran without first seeking approval from the legislative branch. The Senate fell short on Thursday of the votes needed to override Trump’s veto of a ...

Trump valet has coronavirus; president again tests negative

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the military serving as one of President Donald Trump’s valets has tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House said Thursday. It said Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have since tested negative for the virus and “remain in good health.” It ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Governors disregarding White House guidelines on reopening

(AP) — Many governors across the U.S. are disregarding or creatively interpreting White House guidelines in easing their states’ lockdowns and letting businesses reopen, an Associated Press analysis found. The AP determined that 17 states do not appear to meet one of the key benchmarks ...

Stocks rise on hope that worst of economic plunge has passed

(AP) — Even with the economy still in miserable shape, some investors are finding reasons to hope the worst of the plunge may have passed, and Wall Street rallied to its biggest gain in a week on Thursday. The S&P 500 climbed 1.2% for its third gain in four days, following up on ...

Consumer borrowing see decline in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing fell in March for the first time in more than eight years, with the category covering credit cards dropping by the largest amount in over three decades, the Federal Reserve reported Thursday. The Fed’s report is the latest sign of how the ...

Shooting over dining area closure hurts 3 McDonald’s workers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three teenage McDonald’s employees in Oklahoma City suffered gunshot wounds when a customer opened fire because she was angry that the restaurant’s dining area was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, police said Thursday. Gloricia Woody, 32, was in custody ...

Google affiliate scraps smart city project

TORONTO (AP) — Google said Thursday it is abandoning its smart-city development in Toronto. A unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet had been proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto’s waterfront into a wired community, but Sidewalk Labs chief executive Dan Doctoroff said in a ...

Zoom buys security firm Keybase

NEW YORK (AP) — Zoom Video Communications is buying security firm Keybase in an effort to shore up security for its video meetings. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Zoom has been working to improve the security of its video meetings after some lapses in privacy and security as Zoom ...

NFL sets rules for reopening of facilities

(AP) — The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Commissioner Roger Goodell and obtained Wednesday night by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out. The first phase to deal ...

Darnold enters Year 3 with ‘room to grow’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold was mostly pleased with how he finished last year with the New York Jets. The young quarterback enters his third NFL season knowing he needs to be even better. Make or break? Not really. But Darnold, who has flashed promise with his playmaking abilities, along ...

West Virginia lawsuit filed over exposure to firefighting foam

MARTINSBURG (AP) — Seven companies have been named in a lawsuit related to the contamination of a West Virginia city’s water supply from firefighting foam. The lawsuit filed by Charles Town attorney Stephen Skinner seeks damages for exposing Martinsburg residents to chemicals known as per- ...

W.Va. court system set to resume operations

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s court system can begin a gradual return to regular operations on May 18. The state Supreme Court announced the guidance Wednesday. In-person hearings or proceedings can resume subject to safety and health precautions. Employees can return to work May 18 ...

West Virginia man charged with stabbing grandmother

CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia man was charged Thursday with stabbing his 80-year-old grandmother, authorities said. Joseph Allen Parker, 33, of Campbells Creek is charged with attempted murder in the attack, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Brian Humphreys said in a statement, ...

Justice Department dropping Flynn’s Trump-Russia case

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt about-face, the Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for the president and his supporters in ...

Horoscope

The full flower moon represents the fecund glory of this season when renewal is not just the natural order but also desperately needed. This Scorpio lunar influence bodes well for interpersonal and global relationships alike, as the needs of humanity at large will be echoed in what’s ...

Wall Street sees loss

(AP) — Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday, sending the market to its first loss in three days, after more depressing data rolled in on the devastation sweeping the global economy. The S&P 500 dropped 0.7%, and three out of four stocks in the index sank. But the market’s losses would ...

Hints From Heloise

Watch out! Dear Heloise: We could have had a serious accident happen, and I want to warn others. If you have a large bookcase, china hutch, big screen TV, etc., be sure to secure it to your wall so it won’t tip over and fall on someone. My 4-year-old son tried to climb our bookcase and it ...

With camps shut, families face summer in the great indoors

(AP) — Welcome to summer in the great indoors. Parents around the country are learning their children’s summer camps will be canceled, delayed or moved online as the fallout from the coronavirus seeps into another facet of American life. From New Hampshire to California, camps and parents ...

April jobs data to show epic losses and soaring unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic catastrophe caused by the viral outbreak likely sent the U.S. unemployment rate in April to its highest level since the Great Depression and caused a record-shattering loss of jobs. With the economy paralyzed by business closures, the unemployment rate likely ...