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Protesters gather on Interstate 676 in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020 during a march calling for justice over the death of George Floyd in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Police fire tear gas, nonlethal bullets in Philadelphia

Jun. 1, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of black people spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening...

This April 22, 2020 photo, Memphis Little League President Kerry Cobb rides a lawn mover after cutting outfield grass at Will Carruthers Park in Memphis, Tenn. The city had shuttered its baseball program due to coronavirus concerns.  (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

Game on? Little League offers 'best practices' for return

May. 21, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Little League is offering youth baseball organizations a pathway forward as they eye a restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization released a series of “best practices” guidelines this week that highlight how to create a safe playing environment whenever...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Four of the five members of the Congressional Oversight Commission have been appointed, but Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have not agreed on who should chair the panel. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

With no leader, commission overseeing virus relief struggles

May. 17, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks after Congress unleashed more than $2 trillion to deal with the coronavirus crisis, an oversight commission intended to keep track of how the money is spent remains without a leader. Four of the five members of the Congressional Oversight Commission have been appointed, but...

House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

House Democrats ask 5 companies to return coronavirus aid

May. 8, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic-led subcommittee overseeing federal coronavirus aid is demanding that five companies return loans the panel says should have gone to smaller businesses. The subcommittee led by Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., sent letters Friday to the companies as its first official action. The...

Protesters demonstrate at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, April 20, 2020, demanding that Gov. Tom Wolf reopen Pennsylvania's economy even as new social-distancing mandates took effect at stores and other commercial buildings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Geography and population complicate Pennsylvania's reopening

Apr. 24, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

Some regions of Pennsylvania are tantalizingly close to escaping some pandemic restrictions. Other parts of the state could have a long way to go before residents and businesses begin getting back to normal. As the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf considers when to allow residents to leave their homes and...

President Donald Trump speaks before signing the coronavirus stimulus relief package, at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington, as from left, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Minority Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Vice President Mike Pence, look on. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Watchdog panels slowly take shape over $2T in virus cash

Apr. 17, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional oversight of about $2 trillion for the coronavirus crisis began to take shape Friday as three members were appointed to a congressional commission that will monitor how the money is spent. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn. and Reps. French Hill, R-Ark., and Donna Shalala, D-Fla.,...

People protest against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in downtown Lansing, Mich. at the State Capitol. (Matthew Dae Smith/ Lansing State Journal via AP)

Powerful GOP allies propel Trump effort to reopen economy

Apr. 16, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans say the coronavirus shutdown cannot go on. Car-honking activists swarmed a statehouse Wednesday to protest stay-home restrictions. Capitol Hill staff are quietly drafting bills to undo the just-passed rescue aid and push Americans back to work. Behind President Donald...

FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, people walk on a tour of the West section of the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is issuing an executive order Friday, April 10, 2020, to authorize the early release of up to 1,800 inmates from Pennsylvania state prisons in an effort to minimize the spread of the new coronavirus. The Wolf administration has disclosed that 11 inmates at the State Correctional Institution-Phoenix, in Montgomery County outside Philadelphia, have contracted the virus. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

Wolf suggests Pennsylvania virus cases could surge next week

Apr. 10, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf predicted Friday that Pennsylvania will see a surge in new virus cases next week and implored residents to continue to self-isolate to get the worst of the pandemic behind them and allow the state's economy to gradually open back up. “If the surge occurs next...