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  • Mega Millions change means jackpots will be big, not massive

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Winning a Mega Millions lottery prize worth hundreds of millions of dollars was always a long, long shot, but soon it will be nearly impossible. The group that oversees the lottery game announced Friday it was following the lead of Powerball, the other national lottery game, and reducing its future […]
  • Jim Houston, Browns’ ‘Mr. Dependable,’ had CTE

    Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money. A two-way player who won titles in high school, college and the pros, Jim Houston had easily transitioned into the business world when his football career was […]
  • Dog food delivered to western Alaska amid virus concerns

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of dogs living in largely Alaska Native villages in southwest Alaska won’t go hungry this spring after more than 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg) of dog food were delivered, a humanitarian effort coordinated by two of the nation’s largest animal welfare groups in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The 242, 30-pound […]
  • Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of following that advice himself, saying, “I’m choosing not to do it.” The new guidance from the Centers […]
  • Insurance marketplaces offer help with coronavirus job cuts

    More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The health insurance markets are a backbone of the Obama-era law that President Donald Trump has tried to demolish. They are now seen as a key option to […]
  • Zion is latest national park to close amid virus spread

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — 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. Local leaders had called for the closure, and Gov. Gary Herbert said he consulted with the […]
  • Brooke Baldwin becomes 2nd CNN on-air person diagnosed

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. In an Instagram post Friday, Baldwin said that her symptoms — a fever, chills and aches — came on suddenly Thursday afternoon. She said she’d been […]
  • Lives Lost: Virus struck Wuhan family, took its patriarch

    WUHAN, China (AP) — For more than a month, Wu Di did not know his father was dead. Before a virus outbreak devastated Wuhan, 68-year-old Wu Chuanyong, who had worked as part of a mandatory rural labor program, had been enjoying a peaceful retirement in the central Chinese city. His days began with a morning […]
  • Mormons hold signature conference virtually due to pandemic

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in more than 70 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith’s signature conference this weekend without an in-person audience in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is altering worship practices around the world. […]
  • Field hospital to be set up at University of Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A 400-bed field hospital will be set up at the University of Kentucky as health officials prepare for a potential surge of coronavirus patients, UK HealthCare officials said Friday. The goal is to have the makeshift hospital ready in the next two weeks at Nutter Field House, the football practice facility […]