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  • Calls mount to close Grand Canyon after resident gets virus

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker. The man who tested positive for COVID-19 lived at a dorm in Grand Canyon Village within the park and worked at one […]
  • Boy, 5, found dead after mom left him on trail to seek help

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old boy was found on an Alaska trail days after he and his mother got lost, and then the mother left him to find help on her own, State Troopers said. Searchers found Jaxson Brown Saturday afternoon on the Lunch Creek Trail, the Ketchikan Daily News reported. […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misfires on virus death rates, tests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a grim reality of surging coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is making premature assertions about relatively low death rates in the U.S. and revising history about how seriously he viewed the threat, including the need for ventilators. A look at his claims: MORTALITY TRUMP: “So we have more cases than anybody, […]
  • Kids under threat: Virus hitting juvenile detention centers

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The coronavirus is coming. Already this week, Louisiana confirmed that a staff member and three children in state custody had contracted the virus, including one living in […]
  • A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due

    The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April’s bills are coming due. The good news is there is help available. Reach out immediately to your mortgage lender, student loan servicer or utility provider to see what’s available. Other assistance, such as stimulus checks or unemployment benefits, will take more […]
  • Groups sue over continued grazing in Wyoming grizzly habitat

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservation groups sued the U.S. government Tuesday over livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest, saying grizzly bears are too often killed by ranchers and wildlife managers for pursuing cattle in such settings. Forest officials decided in October to allow livestock grazing to continue across more than 260 square miles (690 square […]
  • Virus disrupts pregnancy plans, raises anxiety and questions

    Some pregnant women fear giving birth with no loved ones by their side. Others worry about getting sick with COVID-19 and not being able to hold their newborns. The coronavirus pandemic has injected anxiety and uncertainty to an already stressful time and while science about risks is mostly reassuring, doctors want clearer answers too. “There […]
  • Las Vegas marking parking places for homeless encampment

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Homeless people in Las Vegas have been directed to sleep in rectangles painted on the pavement in a makeshift parking lot camp as a way to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a move that is stirring outrage by some on social media. Former Obama administration housing chief Julian Castro suggested […]
  • Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

    NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond,” broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports. Julie Dolan, a 65-year-old retiree in Sandwich, has asthma. Her […]
  • UN begins home food drops for Gaza’s needy to stem virus

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. aid agency Tuesday began delivering food to the homes of impoverished Palestinians instead of making them pick up such parcels at crowded distribution centers — part of an attempt to prevent a mass outbreak of the new coronavirus in the densely populated Gaza Strip. As the virus […]