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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the launch of the electric Endurance pickup truck at Lordstown Motors Corporation, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Lordstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Pence says US economy bouncing back despite troubling signs

Jun. 25, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the nation’s economy is rebounding well from the coronavirus pandemic despite a surge in cases that is threatening the recovery. Pence, taking part in the unveiling of a new electric pickup truck that will be built by a start-up...

California man convicted of making 10,000 harassing calls

Jun. 19, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who was convicted of making some 10,000 harassing and threatening telephone calls to government offices, including those of several congressional members, has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, authorities said. Robert Eric Stahlnecker, 48, of...

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on

Trump admin opposes extending enhanced unemployment benefit

Jun. 9, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration opposes a Democratic proposal to extend a $600 per week federal unemployment benefit approved in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said Tuesday. The $600 payment, which is in addition to normal unemployment benefits, "was the...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1983 file photo, Annie Glenn speaks during an interview in Newport, N.H. The wife of the late astronaut and senator John Glen turns 100 on Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/File)

Annie Glenn remembered as fighter who cared about others

Jun. 6, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mourners praised Annie Glenn on Saturday as a dogged fighter for those with speech disorders, a source of support for her astronaut husband and a hero in her own right. Glenn, wife of the late John Glenn, died May 19 at 100 of complications from COVID-19. She had been living in a...

Brian Miller who is nominated to be Department of the Treasury Special Inspector General for Pandemic, testifies before a hearing of Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Alex Wong/Pool via AP)

Senate confirms special watchdog for pandemic recovery

Jun. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a new inspector general to oversee money distributed as part of the $2 trillion economic rescue law, putting at least one watchdog in place as oversight of the money has lagged. The Senate confirmed Brian Miller, a lawyer in the White House counsel’s...

In this March 3, 2020 file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington. Powell is pledging to reveal the names and other details of the entities that borrow from the emergency programs the central bank has set up to offset the economic hit from the viral outbreak. In prepared testimony for a Tuesday, May 19, 2020 congressional hearing, Powell says the central bank will disclose the amounts borrowed and the interest rates it levies under its programs to provide credit for large corporations, state and local governments, and medium-sized businesses. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

Mnuchin and Powell push differing priorities to aid economy

May. 19, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the gravest U.S. economic crisis in decades, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell offered Congress contrasting views Tuesday of what the government's most urgent priority should be. Striking a theme frequently pushed by President Donald Trump,...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1983 file photo, Annie Glenn speaks during an interview in Newport, N.H.  Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, of COVID-19 complications at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minn., at age 100.  (AP Photo/File)

Speech advocate Annie Glenn, astronaut's wife, dies at 100

May. 19, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Annie Glenn, who was thrust into the spotlight in 1962 when her husband became the first American to orbit the Earth, but who shied away from the media attention because of a severe stutter that later moved her to advocate for people with speech disorders, died Tuesday. She was 100....