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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 ...

Democrats vote to ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes nationwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people – one which sees 75% of Nashua North and South high-schoolers report watching fellow students use the products in restrooms – U.S. House members approved a bill Friday to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other ...

Website highlights hidden figures in black history

HANOVER (AP) – A few years back, Matthew Delmont felt his teaching about African American history had gotten a little stale so he starting casting around for a fresh way to bring it to life. The Dartmouth College professor initially turned to Twitter for a year to share stories about the ...

FBI surveillance tools at risk amid bipartisan opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) – Surveillance authorities used by the FBI to fight terrorism are in danger of lapsing next month as both Democrats and Republicans concerned about government overreach negotiate possible reforms. Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans want to overhaul the ...

Feds search for possible gun at Epstein jail

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal jail in New York City where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life is on lockdown as authorities try to determine whether someone smuggled a gun inside one of the most secure federal jails in the country, three people familiar with the matter told ...

Coronavirus concerns Sununu

CONCORD (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu is urging Congress to approve emergency funding in response to a new virus spreading around the world, weeks after the state’s Democratic delegation began asking the Trump administration to propose a spending plan. More than 81,000 cases of COVID-19, an ...

VP Pence tries to project calm as virus response coordinator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence moved Thursday to project calm in the role of chief coordinator of the government’s response to the new coronavirus, as the Trump administration rushed to contain mounting public concerns and steep stock market declines. Pence convened his first ...

Democrats focus on Super Tuesday even as S. Carolina looms

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders will swing through North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts in the coming days. Elizabeth Warren will make stops in Texas and Arkansas. Amy Klobuchar will be in Tennessee and Virginia. The South Carolina primary is just one day away, but the race is ...

Police: Teen faces charges in vandalism on Plymouth Rock

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – A 17-year-old boy is responsible for recently spraying red paint all over Plymouth Rock and several other sites in the historic Massachusetts community, police said Thursday. The teen faces 11 felony counts of vandalism and one misdemeanor count of trespassing, ...

College scam trial set for October

BOSTON (AP) – TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday. The judge set the trial date a day after ...

Feds have new evidence against chief

NEW YORK (AP) — New evidence against Mexico’s former top security official has been uncovered since he was charged with taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes to protect Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, federal prosecutors said Thursday. “The strength of ...