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10 Things to Know for Today

Apr 1, 2020

Get ready for Wednesday, April 1, with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

UN General Assembly to decide on rival COVID-19 resolutions

Apr 1, 2020

How should the U.N. General Assembly and its 193 member states respond to the coronavirus pandemic

'I heard the roar': Big earthquake hits Idaho

Mar 31, 2020

A large earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking

UN Security Council urges cease-fire in Afghanistan

Mar 31, 2020

The U.N. Security Council is urging Afghanistan’s warring parties to heed the U.N. secretary-general’s call for an immediate cease-fire to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure delivery of humanitarian aid throughout the country

City, developer clash over demolition of collapsed hotel

Mar 31, 2020

Plans to demolish the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans remain in limbo as the city and developers disagree over how to safely bring down the structure

Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

Mar 31, 2020

Amazon has fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus

U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho

Mar 31, 2020

U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho

Disputed Canada-US oil pipeline work to start in April

Mar 31, 2020

A Canadian company says it plans to start construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline running from Canada through the U.S. Midwest in April

Louisiana spillway may open for record 3rd consecutive year

Mar 31, 2020

Federal authorities say they may have to open up a major flood control project on the Mississippi River to ease pressure on New Orleans levees

Police: Officer fatally shoots armed man in East Baltimore

Mar 31, 2020

Baltimore's police commissioner says an officer fatally shot an armed suspect accused of firing a gun at a group of people

6 European nations condemn North Korean missile launches

Mar 31, 2020

The U.N. Security Council didn’t issue a statement after discussing North Korea’s latest missile tests

Police: Suspect rode bike to scene, shouted 'I killed him'

Mar 31, 2020

Police say a South Carolina man suspected of shooting and killing another man after a dispute tried to ride his bicycle into the crime scene shouting “I killed him."

US appeals court: Attack on gay man enough for asylum claim

Mar 31, 2020

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a gay man from Ghana who says he was attacked by a mob led by his father because of his sexuality has shown a valid fear of persecution

What you need to do to get your government stimulus check

Mar 31, 2020

The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks

Businesses may get COVID-19 relief loans as soon as Friday

Mar 31, 2020

Small businesses seeking loans through the government's $2 trillion coronavirus relief package could receive money as soon as Friday