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Authorities: Suspect in Tennessee stabbing was truck driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 6:03am

A man who fatally stabbed three employees and wounded a customer at a Tennessee travel center before being killed was as a truck driver from North Carolina, authorities said.

Cuteness alert: Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 5:36am

Providing exactly what's needed in these trying times, Zoo Miami has shared images of two clouded leopard cubs.

Making plans, defiantly, amid the chaos and madness

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 12:34am

a three-day celebration for 200 guests — was thrown into indefinite limbo. Then they both tested positive for coronavirus.

AP Was There: Faldo wins a Masters known for Shark tanking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 12:27am

Greg Norman simply found history too heavy to carry over the rolling hills and treacherous greens of Augusta National Golf Club.

Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain

Danica Kirka and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:47pm

After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened Wednesday, and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the virus grew increasingly clear and more difficult to bear.

Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:16pm

If you're a census slacker and haven't yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal government is trying another way to get in touch with you.

Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: 'Covidiot'

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:04pm

A mayor in Hawaii has a choice word for the Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine: “covidiot.”

Lives Lost: A Louisiana grandmother 'took care of everyone'

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:03pm

Mary Louise Brown Morgan kept a garden full of rosebushes and just about every kind of fruit tree, from plums to satsuma oranges to kumquats. And when the lawn surrounding her south Louisiana home grew too high, the 78-year-old grandmother climbed on her lawnmower to cut it herself.

Black voters weigh history, health as they vote in Wisconsin

Christina A. Cassidy and Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:24pm

After going to sleep angry and afraid to vote, Xavier Thomas woke up on Election Day in Wisconsin thinking about how hard black people had to fight for the right to cast a ballot.

DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surge

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:17pm

Pick-up basketball games. Crowds gathering at an outdoor fish market. Family hikes along trails in Rock Creek Park. The warmer weather is bringing violations of social distance guidelines in the nation’s capital, even as health officials predict the city could become one of the next U.S. hot spots in the coronavirus pandemic.

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Michael Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:28pm

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.

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.

Trump blasts world health group, defends early virus steps

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 5:52pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had “missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic.

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.