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Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., talks to reporters before leaving Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 27, 2020. The nation's fiercest fiscal conservatives are largely embracing the massive economic rescue package moving through Congress. In many cases, those conservatives who support the $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill are the very same who raged against the $800 billion economic stimulus package backed by the Obama administration after the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP's Massie outrages House, Trump by seeking to stall vote

Mar. 28, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Thomas Massie has always gone his own way in Congress, ever since he first ran for office inspired by a fellow libertarian-leaning Kentuckian, Rand Paul. Now in his fourth term, the Republican from northern Kentucky has frequently voted no on issues large and small, even against the...

Pope Francis arrives to deliver an Urbi et orbi prayer from the empty St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Friday, March 27, 2020. Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead finds

Pope prays for 'fragile' humanity needing help in pandemic

Mar. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead leaves “all of us fragile and disoriented” and needing each other's help and comfort....

Texas Rangers minor league players Chris Seise, right, and Kevin Mendoza shake hands in greeting in the batting cages Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. Major League Baseball is delaying the start of its season by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak and has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Minor league advocacy group demands $15,000 salaries

Mar. 20, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

A collection of former and current players have formed an advocacy group asking that Major League Baseball roughly double salaries in the minors to $15,000 per season. Advocates for Minor Leaguers is led by Garrett Broshuis, a former pitcher and the lawyer who has represented players in lawsuits alleging minor...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks during a ceremony in New York. Cuomo announced Tuesday, March 10, 2020, he is sending the National Guard into the New York City suburb, New Rochelle, to help fight what is believed to be the nation's biggest cluster of coronavirus cases, one of the most dramatic actions yet to control the outbreak in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Cuomo emerges as Democratic counter to Trump virus response

Mar. 20, 2020 6:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before President Donald Trump stepped into the White House briefing room to provide an update on the coronavirus, an opening act was broadcast across cable news of another chief executive calmly reciting statistics and safety tips. For the second straight day, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's...

Judge backs Minnesota's Twin Metals mine in lease dispute

Mar. 17, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by environmental groups against the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, saying the Interior Department had the authority to reverse itself and renew the project's federal mineral rights leases. The Obama...

Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente, right, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a second leg, round of 16, Champions League soccer match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Atletico eliminates Liverpool from Champions League

Mar. 11, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Atletico Madrid ended Liverpool’s title defense in the Champions League with a 3-2 win at Anfield on Wednesday thanks to two goals by Marcos Llorente in extra time and another by fellow substitute Alvaro Morata. Atletico advanced 4-2 on aggregate in the round of 16. Roberto...

Fans celebrate behind Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Justin Schultz (4) as they greet Patrick Marleau (12) who scored against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Chase: Established NHL vets trade comfort for Cup shot

Mar. 11, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The evidence of Patrick Marleau's near miss is everywhere. In the rafters at PPG Paints Arena. In the lobby on the way to the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room, where a replica of the Stanley Cup the franchise won in 2016 at the expense of Marleau and the San Jose Sharks sits. In the...

Vice President Mike Pence, right, along with Florida Sen. Rick Scott, left, and Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks to the media after a meeting with cruise line company leaders to discuss the efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Port Everglades, Saturday March 7, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Official: White House didn't want to tell seniors not to fly

Mar. 8, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of the new coronavirus, a federal official told The Associated Press. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a signing of a spending bill to combat the coronavirus, at the White House, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Virus threat prompts cancellation of SXSW

Mar. 6, 2020 5:36 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local to Seoul): 7:10 a.m. Austin city officials have canceled the South by Southwest arts and technology festival. Mayor Steve Adler announced a local disaster as a precaution because of the threat of the novel coronavirus,...

UK watchdog slams Save the Children over misconduct claims

Mar. 5, 2020 6:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s charity watchdog has accused Save the Children U.K. of bungling its response to sexual harassment allegations against senior staff, saying the organization let down both the women who complained and the public. The Charity Commission said Thursday that there were...