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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan talks about the state's response to the new coronavirus during a news conference on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Maryland schools will be closed another four weeks through April 24. Hogan said he has made a formal request for a presidential disaster declaration to help provide funding for state and local governments as well as nonprofits. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Hopkins to research blood plasma therapy uses against virus

Mar. 27, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A public-private initiative will provide $4 million to a Johns Hopkins University-led team to study therapeutic uses of blood plasma recovered from COVID-19 patients, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gov. Larry Hogan, and Johns Hopkins University announced Friday. Arturo Casadevall, an...

Bernie Sanders awarded 16 of Utah's 29 Democratic delegates

Mar. 24, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders claimed 16 of Utah’s 29 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The Utah Democratic Party announced the result Tuesday, formalizing the Vermont senator’s victory in the state’s primary election earlier this month, The...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

Mar. 11, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be "totally confused" by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer's downfall. His accusers — those who testified...

John Walters, a 63-year-old Democrat, talks to a reporter about why he voted for Joe Biden in Mississippi's primary election on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Mississippi Democrats back Biden to try to bump out Trump

Mar. 10, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden easily won Mississippi's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, outdistancing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as many voters said they saw Biden having the best chance to unseat Republican President Donald Trump in November. “Anybody who can beat...

Vermont certifies presidential primary vote results

Mar. 10, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Secretary of State Jim Condos on Tuesday formally certified the results of Vermont's March 3 presidential primary and favorite son, U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders, was the top vote getter. According to the official results Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for...

File - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Mike Espy, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, is photographed in Jackson, Miss., and the Democrat will again try to beat incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, after losing a competitive race to her in the 2018 special election. However, he must first beat two opponents in his party's primary on Tuesday, March 10. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Primary Tuesday: What's on the ballot in Mississippi

Mar. 7, 2020 1:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is one of six states holding federal party primaries on Tuesday. Here's what's on the ballot in Mississippi. PRESIDENT Former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard are competing for 36 Democratic delegates in Mississippi. The...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden points as reporters ask questions Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Missouri expects to reflect Democratic mood in Tuesday vote

Mar. 6, 2020 6:19 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is taking its turn in the presidential race spotlight head of the state's primary, with visits from former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders over the next three days. Missouri, once a bellwether state but now predictably red, nevertheless has a diverse...

Editorial Roundup: US

Mar. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 4 The Washington Examiner on President Donald Trump's peace deal with Afghanistan: Many will welcome the United States-Taliban peace deal signed last weekend in Qatar. They see a war that has lasted nearly 19 years, taken the lives of...

Former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg leaves after speaking to supporters as he announces the suspension of his campaign and his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for president in New York Wednesday , March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Ending campaign, Bloomberg says defeating Trump his priority

Mar. 4, 2020 4:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In just over 100 days, Mike Bloomberg spent over $500 million of his own fortune in a quixotic bid for the presidency that collapsed in stunning fashion on Super Tuesday, when he won just one U.S. territory, American Samoa. By Wednesday morning, he quit the race and endorsed former Vice...

Louise Wilcox checks her ballots after coming out of a booth while voting in the primary election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mechanic Falls, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine too close to call as Sanders, Biden duel

Mar. 4, 2020 1:54 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic presidential primary in Maine was too early to call as former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders battled for a state on the senator's northern New England home turf. With roughly 75% of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, Biden had a lead...