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Long Island enters first phase of NY's reopening process

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 7:00am

Long Island became the latest region of New York to begin easing restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus as it entered the first phase of the state's four-step reopening process on Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Bertha forms off the South Carolina coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:25am

Tropical Storm Bertha formed Wednesday morning off the coast of South Carolina, becoming the second named storm before the official start of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

Officials: Prison reform advocate rehearsed jail break plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:16am

A longtime prison reform advocate accused of preparing to stage an escape at a Tennessee jail that's under construction had a builder create a concrete room in his condominium's basement so he could learn how to break into the walls, authorities say.

Tropical Storm Bertha has formed off the South Carolina coast and is expected to bring heavy rainfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:15am

Tropical Storm Bertha has formed off the South Carolina coast and is expected to bring heavy rainfall.

American virus deaths at 100,000: What does a number mean?

Ted Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 1:02am

nearly a third of the global pandemic deaths in the first five months of a very trying year — what can looking at that one and those five zeroes tell us? What does any number deployed in momentous times to convey scope and seriousness and thought really mean?

'A step toward normalcy' - NHL shapes a return to play plan

John Wawrow and Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 12:48am

as with anything involving forming a timetable around the coronavirus pandemic —- comes with no certainties.

AP-NORC poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Lauran Neergaard and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:38pm

from blood clots to heart and kidney damage to the latest scare, a life-threatening inflammatory reaction in children.

AP-NORC poll: About half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine if they could, while many are unsure or would refuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:32pm

AP-NORC poll: About half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine if they could, while many are unsure or would refuse.

Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man

Amy Forliti and Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:48pm

To the general public, the video of a white police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a black man prone on the street, crying out for help until he finally stopped moving, was horrifying.

Detroit ex-mayor Kilpatrick won't be leaving prison early

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:45pm

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has served seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption, has been turned down for home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic and won't be leaving prison early, the government said Tuesday.

Abortion rights groups drop suit over abortion ordinances

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:38pm

Two reproductive rights groups have dropped their lawsuit against seven small East Texas towns that had declared abortion-rights organizations “criminal organizations” in anti-abortion ordinances that prohibit them from operating within city limits.

Trump committed to July 4 celebration despite lawmaker alarm

Aamer Madhani and Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:41pm

The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump remains committed to holding a Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital even as Democratic lawmakers from the region -- one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus -- warn that the area will not be ready to hold a major event.

Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:21pm

Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions.

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

Barbara Ortutay and Dino Hazell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:13pm

The move comes after years in which Twitter has declined to apply its community guidelines and other rules of the road to the 45th U.S. president.

Coroner IDs Mississippi man killed in road rage encounter

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:08pm

Authorities on Tuesday identified a Mississippi man who was shot to death during a road rage incident the day before, and they were still searching for the suspect who was driving a vehicle with Louisiana license plates.

Video showing Michigan deputy punching woman sparks protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:07pm

A Michigan sheriff's deputy is seen on video punching a black woman in the head several times during her arrest early Tuesday, and another deputy tased her husband after the couple allegedly refused an order to leave the scene of a shooting.

Antibody tests for COVID-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted May 26th - 5:53pm

Antibody tests used to determine if people have been infected in the past with Covid-19 might be wrong up to half the time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance posted on its website.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's historic astronaut launch

Jackie Wattles, CNN Business  |  Posted May 26th - 5:14pm

The stakes have never been higher for Elon Musk's SpaceX. On Wednesday, the company will attempt to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in a mission called Demo-2.

FBI: only 1 attacker in Texas naval base shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:35pm

The FBI said Tuesday that its investigation points to only one attacker in the shooting at a Texas naval air base, days after the agency suggested another person involved might be on the loose.