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A new AP-NORC poll finds majorities of Americans are concerned that the coronavirus outbreak will hurt the economy and small businesses. A much smaller segment are concerned about large companies.;

AP-NORC poll: Widespread support for virus relief package

Apr. 2, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that positive views of the nation's economy are down dramatically just since January, with 60% of Americans now saying the economy is “poor” after 67% called it “good” in...

WMU promotes assistant Bates to head basketball coach

Mar. 28, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan promoted Clayton Bates to be its basketball coach Saturday, with its athletic director saying the coronavirus crisis impacted the school's search. Bates was previously an associate head coach for WMU. He replaces Steve Hawkins, whose tenure ended this month after 17...

Doctor charged with intentionally coughing on health workers

Mar. 27, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut doctor has been accused of intentionally coughing on two other UConn Health workers and disregarding social distancing and other safety precautions aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus. UConn police issued a misdemeanor breach of peace summons...

In this image from video provided by the Biden for President campaign, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual press briefing Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Biden for President via AP)

Biden calls for 'meticulous oversight' of virus aid package

Mar. 25, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way,” but he said it requires “meticulous oversight” and isn't all-encompassing. “We’re going to need...

The Latest: Beijing screening overseas flights for virus

Mar. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 275,000 people and killed more than 11,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 88,200 people have recovered...

President Donald Trump speaks during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Washington. From left, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump angrily defends his handling of coronavirus pandemic

Mar. 20, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an angry President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at reporters and broke with his own health officials on the science of the outbreak. Trump said he was tapping the Defense Production Act to order American businesses to manufacture...

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio talks about his retirement from as the NCAA college football team's coach, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Judge recommends dismissing suit against former MSU coach

Mar. 20, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has recommended that a former Michigan State football staff member's claims against former Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio, former athletic director Mark Hollis and former school President Lou Anna Simon should be dismissed. Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit in November...

Fisher Elementary School teacher Karen Wolff, center, of Foxborough, Mass. places Chromebook laptop computers in the trunk of a running vehicle as Principal Brian Bemiss, of Franklin, Mass., looks on, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in front of the school in Walpole, Mass. The Walpole school district, along with other districts in the state, are distributing the Chromebook laptops to families on loan to assist students with home learning while schools are closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Vermont has 1st virus deaths as Connecticut postpones voting

Mar. 19, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

Developments from around New England on the coronavirus pandemic. VERMONT Vermont officials announced the state's first two deaths from the coronavirus on Thursday evening. One was an elderly man from Windsor County who was hospitalized at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction and the other was an elderly...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, custodial staffer Hortensia Salinas uses an Electrostatic Clorox Sprayer to spray disinfectant in a classroom at Brownsville Early College High School in Brownsville, Texas. Closing schools to combat the spread of the coronavirus is having a sweeping impact on an annual rite of spring: the standardized tests that are dreaded by millions of students and teachers alike. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)

States suspending standardized tests as schools close

Mar. 18, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Closing schools to combat the spread of the coronavirus is having a sweeping impact on an annual rite of spring: the standardized tests that are dreaded by millions of students and teachers alike. Several states have canceled standardized testing for this academic year as they face...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, a worker gets ready to pass out instructions on how to fill out the 2020 census during a town hall meeting in Lithonia, Ga. The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, suspended field operations for two weeks, citing the health and safety of its workers and the U.S. public from the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

US Census Bureau suspends field operations on virus concerns

Mar. 18, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A week after starting its 2020 count for most of the U.S., the Census Bureau on Wednesday suspended field operations for two weeks out of concern about the health and safety of its workers and the U.S. public from the novel coronavirus. Census Bureau officials said they were continuing...