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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

History in the making as House casts proxy votes in pandemic

May. 27, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic. To mark Wednesday's history-making moment, House Republicans sued to stop the Democratic majority's...

FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington.  New Defense Department guidelines say that anyone who has been hospitalized for the coronavirus won’t be allowed to enlist in the military unless they get a special medical waiver.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Some US bases to take steps to normal operations this week

May. 26, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some military bases will be able to begin bringing back some personnel and take the first major step toward a return to normal operations this week, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The announcement came as the Pentagon laid out detailed plans that will govern how the department and its forces...

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, right, speaks during a news conference in Bismarck, N.D., Saturday, April 18, 2020. In the back is sign language interpreter Lindsey Solberg Herbel. A drive-thru screening of 424 people was held Thursday, he said. All but 52 of those tests have been completed by the state lab.

North Dakota state offices to open a month after businesses

May. 26, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Most North Dakota state government offices are set to reopen to the public Monday in a limited capacity and a month after businesses in the state restarted with precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak. The state also will use $23.8 million of federal coronavirus aid to update state...

In this May 2020 photo provided by Adam Schein, SiriusXM satellite radio host Schein does his daily radio show from his home in New York. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing radio and television stations to do most of their work from home, SiriusXM was ahead of the curve since most of their sports talk show hosts already did shows out of their homes. (Adam Schein/SiriusXM via AP)

SiriusXM radio calls audibles for sports shows in pandemic

May. 23, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a no-hitter, scoring a hat trick and winning a NASCAR race all in one. Just ask Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s senior vice president for sports, whose company broadcasts everything from...

This Oct. 25, 2019 file photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at the Paley Center in New York. If you want a gauge for what the future of office work will look like, watch how the biggest tech companies are preparing for a post-pandemic world. During an employee town hall Thursday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said “We want to make sure we move forward in a measured way”. Facebook, which has nearly 45,000 employees, is looking five to 10 years down the line as it plans for more remote work, even when COVID-19 is no longer a threat that keeps its employees working from home. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Tech giants are embracing remote work. Others may follow

May. 21, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For a preview of the future of office work, watch how the biggest tech companies are preparing for a post-pandemic world. Silicon Valley and Seattle giants — Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Twitter — were the first to send their employees home as the virus spread to the...

The headquarters of Deutsche Bank is seen in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, May 18, 2020. The bank will hold a virtual annual shareholders meeting in Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Deutsche Bank CEO: Remote work could help company cut costs

May. 20, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Deutsche Bank says it is in good financial shape and will push ahead with cost cuts to bolster profitability - and its CEO says working from home could play a role in that. CEO Christian Sewing said at the company's annual shareholder meeting, held online due to the...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

It's a work from home Congress as House approves proxy vote

May. 16, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It all started with the grandchildren. As House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer saw it, if he could Face Time with the grandkids, why not have Congress legislate by video chat and avoid the health risks of convening at the Capitol during the coronavirus pandemic? And so the silver-haired,...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Work from home Congress? House OKs proxy votes

May. 15, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neither Civil War nor Great Depression nor any other national crisis has pushed the House to allow lawmakers to vote by proxy — without being “present,” as the Constitution requires. That's about to change during the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved Friday a...

An employee from Quest Diagnostics looks inside the COVID-19 virus test collection box at a drive thru for the CVS Pharmacy in Danvers, Mass., Friday, May 15, 2020. CVS has expanded their testing sites. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Gov. Baker: Keep working from home; 110 new COVID-19 deaths

May. 15, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging companies to let as many employees as possible work from home to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, even after the state begins to restart the economy. About half of executive branch state employees who work under the governor’s office have been...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks with members of the media at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Many state and local governments across the country have suspended public records requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying or delaying access to information that could shed light on key government decisions.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Public officials cite virus while limiting access to records

May. 14, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Many state and local governments across the country have suspended public records requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying or delaying access to information that could shed light on key government decisions. Public officials have said employees either don't have the...