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UK leader's aide says he won't quit over lockdown road trip

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 4:14am

British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip he made without informing the prime minister first.

Trump honors war dead in events colored by pandemic's threat

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:39pm

President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead Monday in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus.

Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots

Will Weissert and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:15pm

Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy” and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's “fairness, honesty, dignity, respect.”

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:57pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world's coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in the number of confirmed cases.

1,000 protest Belarusian president seeking another term

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:39am

About 1,000 protesters denouncing authoritarian Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s seeking of another term in an upcoming election have held the largest opposition demonstration of the year in the capital Minsk.

Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:05am

President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.

UK leader Johnson stands by aide over 250-mile lockdown trip

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:54am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday he wouldn't fire his chief aide for allegedly violating the national lockdown rules that he helped to create by driving the length of England to his parents' house while he was infected with the coronavirus.

Moroccans trapped in Spain for 2 months head home at last

Amira El-Masaiti, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:21am

It’s a reverse migrant crisis: Moroccan workers trapped in Spain are begging their own government to let them come back home.

Utah’s no-bid COVID-19 buys spur some lawmakers to seek checks on spending power

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:20pm

A pair of lawmakers are drafting legislation to bring more transparency and checks to the state’s emergency procurement powers.

Trump plays golf for 1st time since the coronavirus pandemic

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:46pm

President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society. His return to the course was the latest sign that he wants the country back to pre-outbreak times, even as the U.S. death toll from the virus nears 100,000, twice what he once predicted it would be.

Polish opposition sees double standards in distancing rules

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:55am

Police in Poland on Saturday called on a small protest by business people to disperse because of a ban on large gatherings and the need to keep social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic .

Omar describes life as a fearless fighter in new memoir

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:39am

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's metamorphosis from refugee to the first Somali-American in Congress has been well-documented. Now, Omar is out with a new memoir that offers her own spin on her path to prominence, starting with her childhood in Mogadishu. “This is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman,” set for release Tuesday, offers no revelations on some of the controversies that have dogged Omar. Instead, it sketches rugged years that Omar says made her a fearless fighter, unafraid to skirmish with President Donald Trump and her frequent conservative critics.

British leader's aide denies 250-mile trip broke virus rules

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:55am

The British government dug in Saturday to defend Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, for traveling more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) to his parents’ house during a nationwide lockdown at a time when he suspected he had the coronavirus.

Naval Academy holds its first-ever virtual graduation event

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:57pm

In its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony, the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday welcomed a new class of officers into the Navy and Marine Corps as the sea services steer through the coronavirus crisis.

Cyprus to deport 17 migrants suspected of terror links

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 11:33am

Cyprus will deport 17 migrants who are being held on suspicion of having links to extremist groups or involved in acts of terror, the country's interior ministry said Monday.

Biden visits veterans memorial park in first in-person event since pandemic upended traditional campaigning in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:31am

Biden visits veterans memorial park in first in-person event since pandemic upended traditional campaigning in March.

White House bans entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil, a hotspot for coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:12pm

White House bans entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil, a hotspot for coronavirus.

German governor's plan to end blanket virus rules criticized

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:02am

A German state governor’s proposal to end blanket coronavirus restrictions in his region, which would be a first for the country after a comparatively successful response to the pandemic, drew mounting criticism Sunday from other officials.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:41pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: