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Arizona third-grader holds food drives to help in pandemic

Apr. 20, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Neighbors walked by during their morning stroll, passing families waved from their bikes and drivers slowed down long enough to read the hand-drawn sign — “Dylan's Food Drive.” The poster was taped to two PVC pipes that were stuck inside...

Stocks fall on Wall Street as earnings start to flow

Apr. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Stocks were down in afternoon trading Tuesday, giving up more of their recent gains as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings reports for clues about the health of Corporate America. The S&P 500 index was down 0.9% as of 2:27 p.m. Eastern. The Dow...

Balancing act: Dutch PM eases lockdown amid infection rise

Apr. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a significant easing in his country's months-long coronavirus lockdown Tuesday, calling it a delicate balancing act as infections remain stubbornly high. The decision to cautiously relax...

Biden OKs more foreign seasonal workers as economy improves

Apr. 20, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration announced an increase Tuesday in the number of temporary seasonal workers who will be allowed to work in the U.S. this year as the U.S. economy recovers from the pandemic. The Department of Homeland Security said...

Black Pumas, Machine Gun Kelly to perform at NFL draft

Apr. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Grammy Award nominated rock & soul duo Black Pumas and Cleveland's own Machine Gun Kelly will perform at next week's NFL draft. The league announced its musical acts for the second and third days of the draft, which is back on the road after being...

Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines

Apr. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — They travel thousands of miles by plane from Latin America to the U.S., in some places taking a shuttle directly from the airport to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Their ranks include politicians, TV personalities, business executives and a soccer team. ...

Missouri health director who worked for 2 governors resigns

Apr. 20, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health director resigned Tuesday amid the state's coronavirus vaccine rollout, Republican Gov. Mike Parson announced. Parson did not provide an explanation for Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams'...

Maine: Senators want PPP improvements; 1M shots administered

Apr. 20, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators want the Paycheck Protection Program to provide more help to seasonal small businesses. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and independent U.S. Sen. Angus King said Monday they are proposing a law change because some small...

GOP-backed overhaul of Ohio voting laws nearing release

Apr. 20, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A significant rewrite of Ohio's election laws is under way that could reduce early voting days and prohibit ballot drop boxes while also adding conveniences like online mail-in ballot requests, the bill's sponsor said this week. State Rep. Bill...

The Latest: Canada's Trudeau extends travel restrictions

Apr. 20, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is extending travel restrictions that make it mandatory for air travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada. He’s also thanking the country’s two major airlines for extending a voluntary...