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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listen as President Donald Trump speaks before he signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

McConnell: Impeachment 'diverted attention' from coronavirus

Mar. 31, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial distracted the federal government from the coronavirus as it reached the United States in January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, despite warnings at the time from public health experts and members of Congress about the...

This combination photo shows comedians, from left, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Whoopi Goldberg and Joan Rivers, whose comedy will be featured on a new SiriusXM comedy channel called She's So Funny debuting on April Fool's Day. (AP Photo)

Need a laugh? SiriusXM launches channel for female comics

Mar. 31, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The midst of a global pandemic might seem like an odd time to launch a radio channel devoted to female comedians, but executives at SiriusXM believe that it's precisely the right time. Listenership at the satellite radio company's eight current comedy channels has been up, and the company...

A sign on the front door of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church directs parishioners to the availability of online mass, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Daily masses continue to be available online in response to the new coronavirus outbreak but the church is open daily for private prayers. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa governor's medical procedures order halts abortions

Mar. 27, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that an order she issued this week to slow the spread of coronavirus had outlawed abortions in Iowa, but that interpretation was never explained to the organization that performs most abortions in the state and only came to light after it was...

FILE - This June 21, 2019 file photo shows Elton John at a ceremony honoring him with the Legion of Honor in Paris. John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it. The event was announced Wednesday by iHeartMedia and Fox. Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong are scheduled to take part in the concert airing at 9-10 p.m. Eastern Sunday on Fox TV and on iHeartMedia radio stations. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, Pool, File)

Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

Mar. 25, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday. Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe...

FILE — In this Sept. 28, 2010, file photo, country music fans watch a performance during a broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. The Opry is playing on through the coronavirus spread. The country music institution, which has been airing Saturday nights for 94 years, is set to broadcast live on television this Saturday from a mostly empty venue. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Grand Ole Opry to play on in an empty theater

Mar. 20, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in history, is playing on through the coronavirus outbreak by returning to its roots. The country music institution, which has been airing Saturday nights for 94 years, is set to broadcast live on television this week in front of...

This 1973 family photo provided by Anne Serling shows her father, television writer Rod Serling tossing a softball at a school his daughter attended, in Massachusetts. Years before he journeyed to

Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

Mar. 19, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

Years before he journeyed to "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling made a brief detour to the strike zone. To many, he's the foreboding figure in black and white who gave the world the heebie-jeebies with those bizarre, mind-bending tales of cannibal aliens, talking dolls and phone calls from the grave. Smoldering...

A woman wears a protective mask as she rides in a tram, in Rome, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Latest: China sends masks, medical supplies to France

Mar. 18, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 207,000 people and killed more than 8,200. 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 82,000 people have recovered...

Winners announced in 2019 MAPME broadcast contest

Mar. 16, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Radio and television stations in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Lansing were named the best in the state in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition. General Excellence awards for 2019 went to WLNS-TV, Lansing, Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and WGVU-FM in Grand...

FILE - In this March 1, 2011, file photo, longtime Star Tribune of Minneapolis sports reporter and radio personality Sid Hartman, who turned 100 on Sunday, March 15, 2020, looks on prior to an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Hartman served as the acting general manager of the Minneapolis Lakers who later became the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Sid Hartman turns 100: Milestone birthday for Minn. newsman

Mar. 15, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just like so many Sunday mornings before, Sid Hartman's column was printed in the sports section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Then he joined the sports talk show on WCCO AM radio. This time, he did so as a 100-year-old. During the coronavirus-triggered pause to the games that Hartman...

Fans hope Sound of Philly studio can become music museum

Mar. 14, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — What’s the most significant Philadelphia music landmark that needs to be saved? Last month, Preserve Pennsylvania announced that the John Coltrane house in Strawberry Mansion is under threat. That’s a big one. The importance of the site where the jazz great composed his...