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Six people sue North Carolina county over beach access

Apr. 8, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county’s entry restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are unconstitutional and beyond its authority, a federal lawsuit contends. The six non-North Carolina residents said in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for Eastern North Carolina that...

State sees spike in calls to hotlines for domestic violence

Apr. 6, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Phone calls to emergency hotlines for domestic violence have spiked in the state of Virginia as people stay at home during the coronavirus epidemic. The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk reported Sunday that calls to hotlines increased by 76% statewide in March. That's according to the...

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Garrett Ward sprays disinfectant on a conveyor belt between checking out shoppers behind a plexiglass panel at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Overland Park, Kan. From South Africa to Italy to the U.S., grocery workers — many in low-wage jobs — are manning the front lines amid worldwide lockdowns, their work deemed essential to keep food and critical goods flowing. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they're afraid

Apr. 6, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves. They disinfect keypads, freezer handles and checkout counters as hundreds of people weave around them, sometimes standing too close for comfort amid the...

FILE - This Nov. 26, 209 file photo shows Omega Protein's menhaden processing plant on Cockrell's Creek in Reedville, Va., The company that makes fish-oil supplements will keep its certification for sustainable fishing despite defiance of catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability marker is prominently displayed on seafood packages in grocery stores. It means that a company catches fish from a healthy population and leaves little impact on the food chain, among other factors.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Fish-oil firm keeps 'sustainable' label despite controversy

Apr. 2, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A company that makes fish-oil supplements will keep its certification for sustainable fishing despite defiance of catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability marker is prominently displayed on seafood packages in grocery stores. It means a...

President Donald Trump salutes as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is at right. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

Mar. 28, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak. Vice President Mike Pence...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump says feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

Mar. 27, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to the nation's governors, Trump said the new guidelines are meant...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. 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. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

Trump says he will visit Norfolk, Va., Saturday to see off Navy hospital ship heading to New York to aid virus response

Mar. 26, 2020 5:41 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he will visit Norfolk, Va., Saturday to see off Navy hospital ship heading to New York to aid virus response.
FILE - In this April 14, 2017 file photo, as crew members stand on the deck, the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford heads to the Norfolk, Va., naval station. Toilets on the USS Gerald R. Ford and USS George H.W. Bush  carriers that have become repeatedly clogged could require treatments costing $400,000 each to get them working properly, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report found.  (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

Report: Navy ships need $400K 'flushes' to unclog toilets

Mar. 25, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Toilets on two Virginia-based Navy aircraft carriers that have become repeatedly clogged could require treatments costing $400,000 each to get them working properly, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report found. The USS Gerald R. Ford and USS George H.W. Bush were made with...

Northam warns that 'new normal' will last months in Virginia

Mar. 24, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam doubled down Tuesday on his warning that people will have to stay at home and many businesses will remain shuttered for “months, not weeks” as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic. Northam, who is a doctor, warned against “mixed...