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Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:27pm

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted.

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:04pm

Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless.

Greitens' re-emergence fuels speculation of a comeback

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 9:54pm

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has re-emerged after nearly two years out of the public eye, fueling speculation that his resignation after a tawdry scandal didn't kill his political aspirations.

Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 8:02pm

Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94.

Trump campaign calls Sessions 'delusional' in letter

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 7:50pm

President Donald Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running for a U.S. Senate seat, objecting to Sessions' portrayal of himself as a Trump supporter in a campaign mailer.

Testing issues cloud scope of California's virus outbreak

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 5:22pm

California is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as a backlog of 59,000 pending tests is growing, delaying some people from getting results for up to 12 days and leaving an incomplete picture of how widespread the outbreak is in the state.

Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 4:52pm

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was ordered immediately freed from a Manhattan federal lockup four months early Thursday by a judge who cited his asthma and the greater danger he would face behind bars during the coronavirus outbreak.

US judge dismisses New Mexico's immigration lawsuit

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 4:47pm

A U.S. judge has granting a motion to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States.

The Cuomo show, Andrew and Chris, enliven coronavirus TV

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 4:02pm

With all their familial love and drama, the Cuomo brothers — Andrew during the daytime, Chris at night — have become compelling figures in the plague-driven landscape of American television.

Mayor taps ex-Dallas chief to head Chicago police force

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 3:00pm

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday named former Dallas police Chief David Brown to head the police force in the nation's third largest city, touting his humility and calling him “a leader who commands respect.”

AP source: Chicago mayor to name former Dallas police Chief David Brown to lead the Chicago Police Department

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 2:47pm

AP source: Chicago mayor to name former Dallas police Chief David Brown to lead the Chicago Police Department.

Judge won't delay Wisconsin election but extends voting

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 2:34pm

A federal judge on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary as the coronavirus spreads, but he ordered that people be given an extra six days beyond Tuesday's election for absentee voting.

Federal judge refuses to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary but extends absentee voting window

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 2:24pm

Federal judge refuses to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary but extends absentee voting window.

White House moves toward promoting face masks to fight virus

Zeke Miller and Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 2:09pm

The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending his response to the public health crisis.

Passengers of 2 cruise ships with coronavirus cases given green light to disembark at Florida port, commissioner says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 2:02pm

Passengers of 2 cruise ships with coronavirus cases given green light to disembark at Florida port, commissioner says.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus top 1 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University tally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 1:51pm

Confirmed cases of coronavirus top 1 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.

Virus hits NYC hardest in a few working-class neighborhoods

Deepti Hajela, Claudia Torrens and Meghan Hoyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:51pm

The coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in a few poorer New York City neighborhoods where telecommuting isn’t an option for many workers and there are more likely to be many people living under one roof.

West Virginia doctor charged with groping VA patient

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:45pm

A doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia has been charged with groping and injuring a patient.

Feds propose $611,000 fine at Seattle-area nursing home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:07pm

Federal authorities have proposed a $611,000 fine for a Seattle-area nursing home connected to at least 40 coronavirus deaths.