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2 women work to highlight history of slaves in Maryland town

Mar. 28, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

TANEYTOWN, Md. (AP) — One woman is a descendant of people who were enslaved in Taneytown for generations. The other woman’s ancestors belonged to the family line of the owner of those slaves. The two have bridged a gap of history and not only formed a friendship, but also embarked on a mission to...

Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Bullock's office warned Friday, March 20, 2020, that Montana could face extended closures of public gathering places in the push to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Virus cases grow in Montana as Gallatin sees most illnesses

Mar. 27, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Cases of the coronavirus continued to rise Friday across Montana, with the greatest concentration of illnesses emerging around the Bozeman area, home to a major university and ski resorts that draw visitors from around the world. A two-week stay-at-home order goes into effect Saturday...

Idaho governor OKs bill outlawing abortion if Roe reversed

Mar. 27, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation making abortion a crime in Idaho if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision that legalizing the procedure nationwide. The Republican governor signed the measure on Tuesday, according to his website. The measure...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Trump administration will announce Thursday, March 26, 2020, indictments against Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela's state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

A defiant Maduro threatens 'cowboy' Trump after drug charge

Mar. 27, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges, calling Donald Trump a “racist cowboy” and warning that he is ready to fight by whatever means necessary should the U.S. and neighboring...

FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, walks with his Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez as they review the troops during a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department made public it has charged in several indictments against Maduro and his inner circle, including Padrino, that the leader has effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

US indicts Venezuela's Maduro on narcoterrorism charges

Mar. 26, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nicolás Maduro effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country, the Justice Department charged in several indictments made public Thursday against the...

A man rides his bicycle along an empty Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, March 26, 2020, as many people stay home to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Brazil's governors rise up against Bolsonaro's virus stance

Mar. 26, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses, dismissing his argument that the “cure” of widespread shutdowns to contain the spread of the new coronavirus is worse than the disease. Bolsonaro contends that the...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a speech from his Jerusalem office, saying Israel's restaurants and places of entertainment will be closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. With the Israeli government enacting a series of emergency measures to stem the spread of the virus, critics are increasingly bemoaning that Israel's caretaker Prime Minister Netanyahu is exploiting the crisis to entrench himself in power and undermining the country's democratic foundations. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP, File)

Netanyahu rival becomes parliament speaker, signaling deal

Mar. 26, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief rival was chosen on Thursday as the new speaker of parliament, an unexpected step that could pave the way to a power-sharing deal between the two men as the country grapples with a worsening coronavirus crisis. The sudden turnabout by Benny...

Democrat LaJeunesse drops bid to unseat GOP Sen. Collins

Mar. 26, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — One of the Democrats vying for the opportunity to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Thursday that he's dropping out and endorsing the state's House speaker in the Democratic primary. Former Google executive Ross LaJeunesse said in a statement that he's...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden and senior adviser Symone Sanders participate in a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa. Biden's status as Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting means the party will choose another man for an office never held by a woman. But he's running with plenty of women behind him, including a yet-to-be-named vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Joe Biden's inner circle: No longer a boys club

Mar. 26, 2020 6:10 AM EDT

Weeks before Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign, he released a social media video to address allegations from women who said his uninvited displays of affection had made them uncomfortable. “Social norms have begun to change. They've shifted,” said the former vice president, then 76....