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'Recovery' search for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

Apr 3, 2020

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend says authorities have shifted from a “rescue” search to a “recovery” search as they look for her daughter and a grandson

Statement: Search for daughter, grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend now a "recovery" mission.

Apr 3, 2020

Statement: Search for daughter, grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend now a "recovery" mission.

'Disaster' feared if sick moved to California nursing homes

Apr 3, 2020

A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who fear vulnerable residents would be placed at risk

Mega Millions change means jackpots will be big, not massive

Apr 3, 2020

Winning a Mega Millions lottery prize worth hundreds of millions of dollars was always a long shot, but soon it will be nearly impossible

OSHA cites companies in deadly New Orleans hotel collapse

Apr 3, 2020

A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall's deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans

Chicago's new top cop guided by Dallas tenure, son's death

Apr 3, 2020

The 59-year-old selected to become Chicago's new police chief has said his son's death ten years ago only deepened his commitment to law enforcement

Ohio mayor pleads for church to stop in-person services

Apr 3, 2020

An Ohio mayor has pleaded with a local church to “reconsider” holding in-person services amid concerns of the rapid spread of the coronavirus

Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51

Apr 3, 2020

Anick Jesdanun, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, has died in New York City of coronavirus complications

A bleak US jobs report likely portends even deeper losses

Apr 3, 2020

A grim picture of the U.S. job market’s sudden collapse emerged Friday with a report that employers shed hundreds of thousands of jobs last month because of the viral outbreak that’s brought the economy to a near-standstill

Group holding immigrant children settles ex-employee claim

Apr 3, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice says a Texas-based organization that runs facilities to hold immigrant children has settled a retaliation claim from an ex-employee

2 major events promoting gender equality delayed until 2021

Apr 3, 2020

The United Nations has announced the postponement of two major events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the landmark U.N. women’s conference in Beijing because of the coronavirus pandemic

US long-term mortgages fall; 30-year at 3.33%

Apr 3, 2020

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week as anxiety has spiraled over devastation to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic

Stocks close lower on Wall Street after latest grim reading on job losses due to coronavirus outbreak spooks investors

Apr 3, 2020

Stocks close lower on Wall Street after latest grim reading on job losses due to coronavirus outbreak spooks investors

Feeding the front lines, one duck confit at a time

Apr 3, 2020

A group of tech-savvy, entrepreneurial San Francisco friends wanted to help two groups devastated by the coronavirus pandemic

Daughter and grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend missing after canoe found in Chesapeake Bay

Apr 3, 2020

Daughter and grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend missing after canoe found in Chesapeake Bay