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Chander Shekhar, co-owner of Shopno Fashion in New York's Jackson Heights neighborhood, poses for a portrait on June 22, 2020, the first day of New York City's

Small businesses worldwide fight for survival amid pandemic

Jul. 14, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced Shekhar to shut down his business — a narrow, second-floor shop racked with vibrantly colored saris, on a block in New York’s Jackson Heights...

Vice President Mike Pence gives a thumbs-up before departing on Air Force Two from Philadelphia International Airport after a series of stops in Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Pence heads to Louisiana amid renewed surge in virus cases

Jul. 14, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence travels Tuesday to Louisiana, which has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after seeming to contain its outbreak. The Republican vice president was scheduled to meet with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, members of...

Chander Shekhar, co-owner of Shopno Fashion in New York's Jackson Heights neighborhood, poses for a portrait on June 22, 2020, the first day of New York City's

Small businesses around the world struggle to survive

Jul. 14, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced him to shut down his business — a shop racked with vibrantly colored saris, on a block in New York’s Jackson Heights neighborhood once thronged with...

10-year-old killed, 2 teens hurt in New Orleans gunfire

Jul. 13, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 10-year-old child was killed and two teenagers wounded by gunfire Monday afternoon in New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said police responding to shots being fired around 5 p.m. found the three victims. A girl described as about 15 or 16 years old and a boy, age 13,...

FILE - Workers in a bucket, right, begin the process of planting explosive charges on two unstable cranes in a Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 file photo at the Hard Rock Hotel, which underwent a partial, major collapse on Saturday, Oct. 12, in New Orleans. The city's fire chief said Monday, July 13, 2020 the two remaining bodies inside the hotel that was under construction when it partially collapsed last October might be removed by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New Orleans fire chief: Bodies out from collapsed hotel soon

Jul. 13, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The two remaining bodies inside a hotel that was under construction in New Orleans when it partially collapsed last October might be removed by the end of this week or the beginning of next week, the city's fire chief said Monday. Three people died in the Oct. 12 building collapse. The...

Today in History

Jul. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 13, the 195th day of 2020. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, cleared neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Black...

FILE - Carrie Mingo Douglas, a member of the Pontchartrain Park neighborhood association and chair of the association's historic district committee, walks around the historic sign of the housing development that she helps maintain in New Orleans, in a Friday, June 8, 2018 file photo. Pontchartrain Park, the first subdivision built for middle- and upper-class Black residents of New Orleans is now on the National Register of Historic Places. (Max Becherer /The Advocate via AP, File)

New Orleans' 1st Black subdivision officially historic

Jul. 12, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first subdivision built for middle- and upper-class Black residents of New Orleans — and one of the first in the nation — is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It's great to have national recognition of the neighborhood's historical significance after...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden pulls down his mask as he makes an unannounced stop at his childhood home on North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa., to visit the current homeowner, Anne Kearns, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Donald Trump, Joe Biden win Louisiana's presidential primary

Jul. 11, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have won Louisiana’s twice-postponed presidential primary. Trump faced no true challenger for the Republican nomination, but four other GOP contenders ran against him on Louisiana’s ballot Saturday. Biden faced 13...

Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Louisiana

Jul. 11, 2020 9:09 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Louisiana.

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Louisiana

Jul. 11, 2020 9:08 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Louisiana.