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Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 9:05pm

The singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 each to two emergency funds.

Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 8:42pm

Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation's medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the material is unusable.

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

Mary Clare Jalonick and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 8:40pm

President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, sidelining an independent watchdog who played a pivotal role in his impeachment even as his White House struggled with the deepening coronavirus pandemic.

Statement: Search for daughter, grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend now a "recovery" mission.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 8:13pm

Statement: Search for daughter, grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend now a "recovery" mission.

3rd Iditarod champion, nicknamed 'Yukon Fox,' dies at 79

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:20pm

Emmitt Peters Sr., an Alaska Native who won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as a rookie in 1975, has died at age 79 in his home village of Ruby.

Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of absentee voting in Wisconsin election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:16pm

Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of absentee voting in Wisconsin election.

Hacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL player

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:12pm

A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.

Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis to Miley Cyrus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 5:50pm

Selena Gomez opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder during a social media chat with Miley Cyrus.

Kentucky governor vetoes voter ID bill

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 5:41pm

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.

Dog food delivered to western Alaska amid virus concerns

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 5:05pm

Hundreds of dogs living in largely Alaska Native villages in southwest Alaska won’t go hungry this spring after more than 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg) of dog food were delivered, a humanitarian effort coordinated by two of the nation’s largest animal welfare groups in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago's new top cop guided by Dallas tenure, son's death

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 5:05pm

As daunting as the challenges that await him as the new chief of a Chicago Police Department under pressure to implement sweeping court-ordered reforms may seem, they pale compared to what David Brown Sr. had to overcome 10 years ago following an afternoon phone call on Father’s Day.

Ohio mayor pleads for church to stop in-person services

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 4:17pm

An Ohio mayor pleaded with a local church to “reconsider" holding in-person services amid concerns of the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

Arizona Senate campaigns get creative amid virus scare

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 4:06pm

Martha McSally is volunteering at the Salvation Army. Mark Kelly is using his background as an astronaut to entertain kids stuck at home.

New Orleans calliope tribute for jazz great Ellis Marsalis

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 3:04pm

A tourist riverboat calliope blasted hymn and gospel tunes across New Orleans' French Quarter on Friday as a tribute to the late jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis.

Wisconsin Republicans say election should be held as planned Tuesday despite governor's request to delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 3:01pm

Wisconsin Republicans say election should be held as planned Tuesday despite governor's request to delay.

From late-night hosts to Jim from 'The Office': Free content to check out during quarantine

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:33pm

Here are some celebrities and entertainers still pumping out free content during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won't wear one

Eric Tucker, Zeke Miller and Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:32pm

President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of following that advice himself, saying, “I'm choosing not to do it."

Zion is latest national park to close amid virus spread

Lindsay Whitehurst and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:24pm

The red rock vistas at Zion National Park were closed to the public Friday as the Utah site became the latest national park to lock its gates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51

Ted Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:17pm

83 of them in all, many followed by a visit to an obscure craft brewery. Last year, he watched 365 movies — most of them in theaters. And Anick Jesdanun made sure — always — that when millions of people read his coverage of the internet and its ripples, they got all the facts and the context they needed.