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John Price and Bijan Black have lunch with their son Parker Price, 2, all of Seat Pleasant, Md., at the Wharf area in Washington, Friday, May 29, 2020. This was their first time venturing out since the coronavirus pandemic started. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

May. 29, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump on Friday took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic's devastation. Trump announced that the United States will end its...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 22, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus task force coordinator; former White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert; Dr. Atul Gawande of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. ___ NBC's “Meet the...

Most-attended outdoor play to open in Arkansas amid pandemic

May. 22, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas play that has been dubbed as the nation's most-attended outdoor drama prepared to open its season of performances Friday night with strict social-distancing guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the Great Passion Play, which depicts the...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump considering hosting G-7 summit in US after all

May. 20, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's considering holding a meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world's major economies after all because it would be a “great sign to all” of things returning to normal during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was...

Mike Brown, vice president of Temple Live, speaks during a press conference at the Temple Live concert venue, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Fort Smith, Ark. The Arkansas Department of Health issued a cease and desist order on a planned concert, what would have been one of the first in the nation to start up again. Travis McCready of the band Bishop Gunn was scheduled to perform at the venue. (Charlie Kaijo/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

Arkansas venue postpones concert ordered shut due to virus

May. 15, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas theater said Thursday it will postpone a country-rock concert that would have defied the state's ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, days after health officials ordered the show shut down. The announcement by TempleLive in Fort Smith came less than...

Governor vows 'consequences' if Arkansas concert proceeds

May. 13, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas theater will face consequences that could be enforced by the police if it proceeds with its plan to defy the state's coronavirus restrictions by holding what could be the country's first major concert this far into the pandemic, the governor warned Wednesday. TempleLive...

A man wearing a face mask walks by a screen showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S.Korea: Rules stay relaxed despite virus spike

May. 13, 2020 1:46 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: — South Korea: No plans to backtrack on relaxed rules despite...

Arkansas venue plans concert despite state's virus limits

May. 8, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas venue is promoting a concert drawing more than 200 people next week despite limits the state has placed on large gatherings because of the coronavirus. Singer Travis McCready is scheduled to play at TempleLive in Fort Smith on May 15, three days before theaters, arenas...

In this March 19, 2020, photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jan Garbett, right, elbow-bumps Dr. Joseph Jarvis as she introduces him as her running mate at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Social distancing rules, stay-home orders and mass gathering restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus have made the crucial signature-gathering component of American electoral politics impossible. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Virus restrictions stymie signature-gathering campaigns

May. 3, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Primary election day in Ohio was supposed to be big for Raise the Wage Ohio. Volunteers and activists armed with petitions were gearing up to visit packed voting locations across the state to collect signatures in support of putting a minimum wage increase on the fall ballot. Then...

Abortion clinic challenges Arkansas coronavirus testing rule

May. 1, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' only surgical abortion clinic on Friday challenged a state rule requiring coronavirus tests before elective surgeries, saying it's preventing women from having the procedure. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, which represents Little Rock Family Planning...