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'Modern Family' cast shares memories as series finale nears

Apr. 6, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The group crying began after the final scene of the last episode of ABC’s “Modern Family” was taped — with the notable exception of Ed O’Neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett. “I said, ‘No tears?’” recalled his co-star,...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Apr. 1, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ April 1 The Bowling Green Daily News on a recent television interview with Joe Biden: It is well known what NBC anchor Chuck Todd’s political persuasions are. He is a vocal, partisan liberal who has no journalism experience whatsoever. He didn’t attend...

In a pool photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Monday, March 30, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

Trump allies warn against feud with swing state governor

Apr. 1, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation's most important swing states. Both sides have tried to...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 27, 2020 SUBSCRIBE NOW 99¢ per month. Save 90%. Home News Media USA TODAY Jobs Archives More Search Subscribe Sign In OPINION You don't need to practice social distancing from Mother Nature: Enjoy Iowa's parks — and pass a tax to fund them The Register's editorial Published...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Robert Garff, left, greets U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during the UTGOP election night party in Salt Lake City. Robert Garff, 78, died Sunday, March 29, 2020, of coronavirus, his daughter said. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP, File)

Former Utah House speaker, auto exec Bob Garff dies of COVID

Mar. 29, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former speaker of the Utah House, auto executive and philanthropist Robert Garff died Sunday because of complications of COVID-19, his daughter and the automotive group said. Rep. Melissa Garff Ballard, R-North Salt Lake, posted on Facebook: “My loving dad passed away...

A staff member carries plastic buckets containing medical waste from new coronavirus patients at the Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Park Dong-joon/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea’s central bank to provide aid

Mar. 26, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea’s central bank to temporarily...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Mar. 25, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ March 23 The Louisville Courier Journal on Sen. Rand Paul's actions ahead of his coronavirus diagnosis: Shame on you, Rand Paul. What you did — no, what you didn’t do — was irresponsible. Even reprehensible. You were concerned enough about your...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts the microphone to speak during a news conference on the coronavirus with President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Some US leaders take 'do as I say, not as I do' virus stance

Mar. 25, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has advised against all international travel because of the coronavirus, but that didn't stop Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from flying to Afghanistan this week. Gyms across the nation's capital are shuttered, but Sen. Rand Paul, an eye doctor, still managed a...

Utah man who died of coronavirus had visited Mormon temple

Mar. 24, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who died from the coronavirus had visited a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in the week prior to his diagnosis, church officials said. The temple in Bountiful, north of Salt Lake City, was closed Sunday after state health officials announced the man's...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori listens questions from journalist during a press conference Monday, March 23, 2020, in Tokyo. As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal

Mar. 24, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. 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 101,000 people have recovered so...