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Workers wearing masks walk by the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wall Street rallies as optimism returns to cap erratic week

Jul. 10, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday, and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may halt the economy’s recent upswing. The S&P 500 climbed 1%, and the biggest gains came from cruise ship operators, airlines, banks and other...

Matthew Wolff watches his drives on the second tee during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

Jul. 4, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff has been working on his mindset, trying to have a good time regardless of results to help him perform closer to his potential. An ice cream truck outside the Detroit Golf Club seemed to help. Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a...

Jalane Schmidt, a local activist and University of Virginia professor, leads history teachers from Albemarle and Charlottesville schools on a local monument tour Wednesday, March 11, 2020, around downtown Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

New history curriculum created to aid anti-racist teaching

Jul. 4, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Local teacher Zoë Padrón believes telling a true and complete history of the United States to Albemarle County students prepares them to be citizens of the 21st century. Key, she says, is ‘true and complete,’ an aspect not necessarily included in all...

Outgoing Rapid City Police Department Chief Karl Jegeris reflects on his time with the Rapid City Police Dept. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Rapid City, S.D. Jegeris is leaving the RCPD after more than 24 years of service to become the Director of Collaborative Excellence with the Children's Home Society of South Dakota. (Jeff Easton/Rapid City Journal via AP)

Retiring Rapid City police chief reflects on career

Jul. 4, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Three days before retiring as the Rapid City Police Chief, Karl Jegeris took the time to meet with a citizen who wants to defund the department he’s overseen for the past six years. “I’ve agreed to listen to her,” the 47-year-old said recently at his...

Grace Jackson leads a march during a Black Lives Matter protest in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, June 3, 2020. 
Jackson organized and helped lead a rally and march on June 3 in the wake of George Floyd’s homicide, an event centered on “truth and reconciliation” as millions across the nation grapple with police brutality in Black communities. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Alabama teen activist seeks truth, change amid protests

Jul. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It began with a few texts, a flyer and a hashtag: #WeMatterMontgomery. It ended with hundreds of people gathered downtown under the searing June sun, with as equal of a platform given to recent high school graduates as the city’s top leader and a civil rights attorney. It...

Council member to lead Kansas board punishing misconduct

Jul. 3, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — For Brandon Johnson, the journey to leading the Kansas board that regulates police officers began 15 years ago, with his face to the ground on a Wichita street and an officer’s knee in his back. Johnson, an African-American Wichita City Council member, said his activism career...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Asian shares are rising, cheered by a rally on Wally Street that underlined some optimism about global business performance despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares rise after Wall St rally, strong housing data

Jun. 29, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by a rally on Wally Street reflecting some optimism over stronger than expected economic data, despite widening coronavirus outbreaks. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.8% in morning trading to 22,380.02. South Korea's Kospi gained 1.5% to 2,123.85,...

In a Wednesday June 10, 2020 photo, hundreds of tent pads remain empty where normally thousands of Boy Scouts would be arriving at and departing Philmont Scout Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico. On June 4, the camp announced all 2020 summer programs would be canceled. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

Philmont Ranch closure latest struggle for Boy Scouts

Jun. 29, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — Normally, Philmont Scout Ranch would be filled with thousands of adolescent boys, dozens of campfires and songs echoing off aged rocky walls. But in these abnormal times, tent pads lay empty and trails remain untouched except by crews putting out small brush fires. Owned by the Boy...

CeeLo Green discusses the authenticity of his new album

Jun. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There are many shades to CeeLo Green. The flashy hip-hop root of Goodie Mob. The quirky soul-funk maestro in Gnarls Barkley. The pop culture-loving music fan who steeped his Las Vegas residencies in classics from Culture Club and INXS. But for his fifth non-holiday studio album,...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 26, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after U.S. regulators removed some limits on banks' ability to make investments. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Stocks sink as virus cases jump, forcing states to backtrack

Jun. 26, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

Stocks on Wall Street fell sharply Friday as confirmed new coronavirus infections in the U.S. hit an all-time high, prompting Texas and Florida to reverse course on the reopening of businesses. The combination injected new jitters into a market that's been mostly riding high since April on hopes that the economy...