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‘Inside the Actors Studio’ host James Lipton dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean who got hundreds of Hollywood luminaries to open up about their life and art and became an unlikely celebrity himself as the longtime host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” died Monday. Lipton died of bladder cancer at his ...

Biden nabs endorsements from Klobuchar, Buttigieg on Super Tuesday eve

HOUSTON (AP) — Rivals no more, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg united behind Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Monday as the Democratic Party’s moderate wing scrambled to boost the former vice president just hours before voting began across a series of high-stakes Super Tuesday ...

Exit polls: Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an edge over his main rival in Israel’s third election in under a year, exit polls indicated Monday night, but it was unclear whether he could clinch the parliamentary majority needed to claim victory. Exit polls on ...

Guyana elects leader as vast oil boom dawns

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) – Guyana voted for a new government on Monday in a bruising fight for control of a tiny South American country whose oil revenues in the next decade could make it one of the wealthiest in the hemisphere. A consortium comprised of ExxonMobil and partners, Hess Oil of ...

Conservative Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary opens

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Monday as the state began a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health conditions to use pot for medicinal purposes. The online application process for people to get medical marijuana cards ...

Trump lobs fresh barbs at Dems, aim to rally GOP faithful

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – President Donald Trump lobbed fresh criticism at the Democratic presidential field Monday as he made an appearance in North Carolina to rev up his supporters on the eve of Super Tuesday’s big round of primaries. Before leaving Washington, Trump offered reassurances ...

Reordered Democratic field to test Sanders in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Four years after a bitter loss in California’s presidential primary, Bernie Sanders is banking on a comeback that could be a capstone moment for the state’s progressive wing. Sanders declared that “the struggle continues” on the night of his 2016 loss in ...

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Hassan co-sponsors child exploitation bill CONCORD (AP) – A New Hampshire senator is co-sponsoring a bill that aims to give law enforcement agencies additional tools to go after online child exploitation. Sen. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, says the bill would require technology companies ...

Former GE chief Jack Welch dies

BOSTON (AP) - Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died. He was 84. His death was confirmed Monday by GE. The cause of death ...

Buttigieg ends his bid for nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, who rose from being an Indiana mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Sunday. “The truth is the path has narrowed to a close for our candidacy if not for our cause,” Buttigieg ...

Biden welcomed in Selma as Dems court black voters

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Joe Biden received a warm reception Sunday in this crucible of the civil rights movement as he and other Democratic presidential hopefuls appealed for black support in a town where demonstrators were once beaten for marching for the right to vote. Themes of fighting voter ...

Weinstein verdict brings Manhattan DA a much-needed win

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon after Harvey Weinstein was convicted and led out of court in handcuffs, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. was in front of television cameras declaring that the verdict marked a “new landscape for survivors of sexual assault in America.” Naming the six ...

Some states have been making it harder for college students to vote

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University student Will Newell wishes it was easier for college students like him to cast ballots in Tennessee, one of 14 states holding a presidential primary on Super Tuesday. The campus has no locations for early voting, so students must visit an ...

No change planned for Boston marathon

BOSTON (AP) — This year’s Boston Marathon is expected to proceed as planned amid worldwide concerns about the new COVID-19 virus, according to marathon officials. There are no current plans to cancel the April race, the Boston Athletic Association said in a statement Saturday. Race ...

Virus could have been around for weeks

SEATTLE (AP) — The coronavirus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state, a preliminary finding that could mean hundreds of undiagnosed cases, researchers said Sunday after analyzing genetic samples from two people. Washington state, home of the nation’s first ...

Biden wins S.C., hopes for momentum

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden scored a convincing victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary on Saturday, riding a wave of African American support and ending progressive rival Bernie Sanders’ winning streak. The victory came at a a crucial moment in Biden’s 2020 bid as the ...

Jeff Sessions in fight to win back his old Senate seat

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — To reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for 20 years, Jeff Sessions must first get through a competitive GOP primary with challengers eager to capitalize on his very public falling out with President Donald Trump. The former attorney general is banking on his long ...

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Three Florida labs testing for virus

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida Department of Health labs are now able to test for the new coronavirus, cutting wait times significantly for results, state officials said Saturday. State health officials said in an email that labs in Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami can conduct the ...

Coronavirus sickens stocks

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks sank around the globe again Friday as investors braced for more economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak, sending U.S. markets to their worst weekly finish since the 2008 financial crisis. The damage from the week of relentless selling was eye-popping: The Dow Jones ...