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Bridget Niemic, of Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, enters the Pony Express shipping, postage and delivery store, 1903 W. Eighth St., in Erie, Pennsylvania on Monday, April 6, 2020. The store has implemented a mandatory face mask policy for patrons. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Spring surprise: Pennsylvania opens trout season early

Apr. 7, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Trout season in Pennsylvania opened Monday in an abrupt announcement by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission that was designed to preempt big gatherings of anglers and travel that typically occurs on the traditional April opening day. Monday was two weeks ahead of the previously...

Border wall workers in New Mexico spark coronavirus anxiety

Apr. 7, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some residents of a southern New Mexico village, immigrant advocates and others are raising concerns about an influx of workers in the community as part of the effort to build the border wall during the coronavirus outbreak. They've asked the state’s top elected officials to...

Mayor's order gives immigrants access to city's virus relief

Apr. 7, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. are eligible for all relief programs run by the city amid the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered Tuesday. Lightfoot said that includes programs for housing assistance and low-interest small business loans...

This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, an Iraqi man who has been arrested in Arizona as part of an extradition request made by the Iraqi government, which charged him with murder in the 2006 shooting deaths of two police officers in Fallujah. A court hearing for Ahmed is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors: Suspect in Iraq slayings should remain jailed

Apr. 6, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Iraqi immigrant who ran a Phoenix driving school and was arrested two months ago on charges of participating in the killings of two police officers in Iraq nearly 15 year ago should remain jailed until his extradition case is over, federal prosecutors said. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, who...

In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, migrants rest in the chapel of the San Juan Bosco migrant shelter, in Nogales, Mexico. For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in Mexico. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics' aid to migrants

Apr. 6, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listen. Trump in recent days has grumbled that American companies such as 3M and GM are not doing enough to provide American medical workers and first responders with vital equipment they need. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump uses coronavirus crisis to push his broader agenda

Apr. 5, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking an old political adage to heart: Never let a crisis go to waste. The coronavirus is projected to kill more than 100,000 Americans. It has effectively shuttered the economy, torpedoed the stock market and rewritten the rules of what used to be called normal...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, photo, Elizabeth Rahlan-Ksor poses for a portrait at her home in Greensboro, N.C. (Woody Marshall/News & Record via AP)

North Carolina teen faces deportation over adoption problems

Apr. 5, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — She’s both a daddy’s girl and the “mini-me” to her mom. Snapshots of them from a life full of smiles and laughter are spread over a nearby wall in the family’s small, tidy home in the shadow of N.C. A&T. Prom. On a boat at the lake leaning on...

Two women practice social distancing while talking on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in Boston during the coronavirus outbreak Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Disaster declarations OK'd as New England death toll rises

Apr. 4, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Maine and New Hampshire join the ranks of states approved for federal disaster relief, the head of a major sub maker has contracted the new coronavirus and New England's death toll from the pandemic continues to climb. A look at virus-related developments in the region: CONNECTICUT The...

Judge for now won't release immigrants with high virus risks

Apr. 4, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge declined to order the release of two people from immigration detention facilities in Maryland after their lawyers argued that they are at a high risk of death or serious illness from a coronavirus infection. But U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang said he would...

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center is mostly empty at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla. (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr. 4, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving...