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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.

Georgia rapper Playboi Carti facing drug, traffic charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:16pm

Rapper Playboi Carti has been released from custody following his arrest on drug and traffic charges in Georgia.

Search underway for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 1:23pm

Authorities were searching for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Friday after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore.

Daughter and grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend missing after canoe found in Chesapeake Bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 1:19pm

Daughter and grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend missing after canoe found in Chesapeake Bay.

Brooke Baldwin becomes 2nd CNN on-air person diagnosed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 12:53pm

CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease.

David Driskell, prominent authority on black art, dies at 88

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 12:01pm

David Driskell, one of the nation's most influential African American artists and a leading authority on black art, has died. He was 88.

Google to release your location data to help fight coronavirus pandemic

Amy Woodyatt, CNN Business  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 11:13am

Google (GOOGL) is publicly releasing the data it's already collecting about people's movements during the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge rules Wisconsin clerks can't release results from Tuesday's election before April 13 absentee deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 10:27am

Judge rules Wisconsin clerks can't release results from Tuesday's election before April 13 absentee deadline.

Government lawyer named as new Grand Canyon park leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 9:36am

A veteran lawyer for the U.S. Interior Department has been appointed as the new superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, a crown jewel of the park system, the National Park Service announced Friday.

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 9:32am

universal in the way they touch people all over the world, transcending genre and generation. He was a beautiful man with a stunning sense of humor and a gift for truth.”

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Mark Kennedy AP Entertainment Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 9:19am

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81.

Suspect in deaths of Wisconsin doctor, husband known to them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 8:53am

The 18-year-old man arrested in the slayings of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband is known to the family, police said Friday.

Georgia prosecutor to expunge MLK's 1960 Atlanta arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 8:51am

A county prosecutor in Georgia said he will expunge Martin Luther King Jr.'s record for his trespassing arrest during a 1960 sit-in protesting the segregated dining rooms at an Atlanta department store.

Wisconsin governor calls special session to change election

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:54am

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called Friday for the Republican-controlled Legislature to meet in special session to move Wisconsin to an all-mail presidential primary amid fears that voters and poll workers would be exposed to the coronavirus during Tuesday's election.

Cuomo orders shift in ventilators to overwhelmed hospitals

Karen Matthews and Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:50am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would order the redistribution of critically needed ventilators. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses. And the coronavirus outbreak picked up speed with more deaths and more hospitalizations.

10 Things to Know for Today

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 3:48am

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Stocks fall on Wall Street, heading for another weekly loss

Stan Choe and Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:56pm

Stocks are falling in midday trading Friday, putting Wall Street on track for its third losing week in the last four. But the day's and the week's losses are milder than those that have rocked investors the last couple months.

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.