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Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

Curt Anderson and Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:45pm

The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.

AP FACT CHECK: Faulty Trump claims on virus drug, vote fraud

Hope Yen, Marilynn Marchione and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:55pm

When President Donald Trump doesn't like the message, he shoots the messenger.

1st deadlines for laid-off workers to get health insurance

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:25pm

Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Asian shares climb, Tokyo gains on hopes for reopening

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:58pm

Asian shares are mostly higher, with Tokyo stocks gaining on expectations that a pandemic state of emergency will be lifted for all of Japan.

Warehouse fire devastates San Francisco's fishing industry

Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:51pm

A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city's fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sunday.

CEO buying struggling New Zealand media company for $1

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:40pm

One of New Zealand's largest media organizations is being sold for a single dollar to its chief executive, the owners announced Monday.

Trooper dies of injuries suffered in on-duty death

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:40pm

A Louisiana state trooper injured last week during a vehicle pursuit died Sunday morning, state police and the governor's office said.

Skiing in Colorado to resume amid coronavirus pandemic

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:55pm

Time to dust off those boots and tune those skis. At least one resort high in the Colorado Rockies is planning to reopen after a more than two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus.

Europeans soak up the sun but virus travel rules a mishmash

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:52am

Europeans soaked up the sun where they could, taking advantage of the first holiday weekend since coronavirus restrictions were eased, while governments grappled with how and when to safely let in foreign travelers to salvage the vital summer tourist season.

The Latest: Russell wins virtual F1 Monaco GP; Leclerc 3rd

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:52am

behind F1 Red Bull driver Alexander Albon.

Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap them up

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:41am

Joel Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but the pandemic changed all that.

1st test launch by Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit postponed

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:02am

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit postponed its first space launch Sunday due to a technical problem.

Forced to adapt, businesses rethink how they make money

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:24am

Many business owners are changing the way they make money as they attempt to recoup revenue lost to the coronavirus outbreak.

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:24am

Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days.

Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:18am

President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.

Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:05am

President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:03am

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China's move to impose national security legislation on the city.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas in popular shopping district as hundreds protest China's proposed national security law

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:52pm

Hong Kong police fire tear gas in popular shopping district as hundreds protest China's proposed national security law.

1st Iranian ship reaches Venezuela with no sign of US threat

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:37pm

The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.