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7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:06pm

Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like nothing.

Hal Willner, longtime 'Saturday Night Live' staple, has died

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 6:01pm

Hal Willner, a music producer and longtime “Saturday Night Live” music supervisor, has died. He was 64.

Democrat Carroll Foy files to run for Virginia governor

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 5:22pm

Democratic state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy has filed paperwork to run what could be a history-making campaign to become Virginia's first woman governor and the first African-American female governor in the United States.

Ex-inmate who escaped conviction in fatal riot back in jail

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 5:20pm

A former Delaware inmate who escaped conviction for his alleged involvement in a fatal prison riot is back behind bars on unrelated charges.

Autopsy: Therapist's wife, kids died from violence, Benadryl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 3:53pm

The wife and three children of a physical therapist who has been charged with their deaths died from overdoses of Benadryl and “unspecified violence," according to autopsy reports released Tuesday.

Daughter's boyfriend charged in killings of doctor, husband

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 3:49pm

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a teenager with fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband, who were the parents of his girlfriend, and leaving their bodies at the school’s arboretum.

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 3:07pm

A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.

How Mark Cuban sees coronavirus pandemic as opportunity for businesses, NBA

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 7th - 2:44pm

Mark Cuban sees the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses to try something new.

NTSB: School district shares blame for crash that killed 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 2:26pm

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a northern Indiana school district is partially to blame for a 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural highway to reach their stopped school bus.

Iconic sports cities turn eerie during coronavirus shutdown

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 2:17pm

from Williamsport to Oklahoma City to Cheyenne — to examine how the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic is an especially wrenching blow.

While live music is on hold, here are 4 April albums to check out

Spencer Sutherland, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 7th - 2:15pm

Here are just a few of the new albums you may want to check out this month.

Georgia governor weighs `new options' amid virus backlash

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 1:41pm

Georgia's governor is “considering new options” after being criticized by local officials for his order that reversed beach closures and other restrictions imposed by cities and counties to battle the coronavirus, the governor's spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Kentucky offender let out of prison by Bevin charged by feds

Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:48pm

A Kentucky man who had sex crime convictions commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin last year has been charged by federal prosecutors with producing child pornography.

Mississippi governor declares Confederate Heritage Month

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:35pm

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has declared April as Confederate Heritage Month.

Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'

Seth Borenstein and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:17pm

A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. — a projection designed to help officials plan for the worst, including having enough hospital staff, beds and ventilators.

Judge: Man wrongly convicted can take Detroit cops to trial

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:10pm

A judge has cleared the way for a trial or financial settlement in the case of a Detroit man who spent 25 years in prison before proving that a gun seized from his mother couldn’t have been a murder weapon.

Families protest as veterans nursing home emptied for virus

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:06pm

With her husband's Veterans Affairs nursing home closed to visitors to guard against the coronavirus, Linda McCall hadn't seen him for weeks but at least took comfort that he was nearby in suburban Atlanta.

Holdout governors: Some states don't need stay-at-home order

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:58am

Even as most Americans are under orders from their governor to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, leaders in a handful of states have steadfastly refused to take that action, arguing it's unneeded and could be harmful.

Lawyers list drugs in driver's system in motorcycle deaths

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:46am

A truck driver charged in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists had fentanyl, morphine and a chemical found in cocaine in his system that day, and told authorities he often would take drugs before starting work, prosecutors said in a document made public Tuesday.