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Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances
Despite social distancing restrictions limiting Memorial Day services across the nation, local musicians found a way to honor fallen soldiers on Monday.
LOS ANGELES — California health officials said Monday that subject to approval by county public health departments, all retail stores can reopen for in-store shopping under previously issued guidelines.
At least two drives — the medical cannabis and racetrack casino gambling initiative petitions — have made modifications to how they are getting those signatures, using masks, social distancing, disposable pens and the like.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered tho…
MIAMI — Days after Miami’s Patricia Ripley was charged with her autistic son’s murder, shocking surveillance video of her apparently pushing the child into a canal has emerged.
The Department of Justice is investigating the shooting death of Georgia man Ahmaud Arbery in February as a hate crime, the Arberys’ attorney said on Monday, as federal authorities look to uncover why it took more than two months to make arrests in the case despite video that captured the de…
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for the family of Ahmaud Arbery said Monday that a federal prosecutor told the slain man's mother federal officials are investigating potential misconduct by local officials who handled the case.
Associated Press Nebraska Daybook for Tuesday, May. 26.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky politicians from both major political parties spoke out against an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear that was hung in a tree at the Capitol in Frankfort during a protest.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was released from a Texas hospital Monday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash, according to a a post on his Facebook page.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cherry industry officials in Oregon and Washington state estimate a tree infection has substantially depleted the fruit for this year's harvest.
NEW YORK — Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of the Miles Davis sextet that produced the masterpiece “Kind of Blue,” died Sunday in Manhattan. He was 91.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police searching for two small Oklahoma children who have been missing for days on Monday knocked on doors and stopped drivers at an apartment complex in Tulsa, after sending dive teams into nearby ponds.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's plan for church services: Less than 100 people, no passing of collection plate, limited singing.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Families of front-line workers killed by coronavirus will be entitled to government-backed death benefits, Gov. Cuomo announced Monday.
OMAHA — As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs.
Nursing home reports 8th death from coronavirus
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as teenage lifeguards will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in addition to their primary responsibility of preventi…
Vicki L. Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn’t find time to learn the game and practice.
Jenny Michener was feted by a drive-thru party celebrating her graduation from Lincoln Southeast on a day devoted to grads.
If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relatively high number of new cases being diagnosed daily — upward of 20,000 — will make it easier to test new vaccines.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That’s because Congress mandated there would be no copays and no out-of-pocket costs for patients. But many employers with self-funded health plans seem to belie…
BISHOP, Calif. — This is a time of year that many rural towns in the Owens Valley usually celebrate — rodeo and fishing season.
This was a particularly poignant Memorial Day weekend, coming shortly after the number of American coronavirus deaths exceeded the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War.
LOS ANGELES — Three Republican groups have sued Gov. Gavin Newsom over his executive order to send mail-in ballots to California’s 20.6 million voters in November.
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Although some Americans are out and about now, ignoring warnings to avoid crowds, wear masks and practice social distancing, most of us will continue to be more cautious this solemn Memorial Day, Don Walton writes.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal judge’s ruling Sunday opens the door for hundreds of thousands of ex-felons to be able to vote in Florida despite owing fines and fees.
One of the few silver linings of the novel coronavirus is that it mostly spares kids.
Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn’t miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson.
Conferring on Thursday and Friday for an unprecedented 24-hour working session to finish its business for the year, the Kansas Legislature enacted measures that met some goals advanced by local lawmakers, while others faltered.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper injured last week during a vehicle pursuit died Sunday morning, state police and the governor's office said.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge ruled Sunday.
NEW YORK — Beware rogue ravenous rats.
SEATTLE (AP) — A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said.
WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The search for a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior suspected in two slayings and believed to be armed with several stolen guns had stretched from Connecticut to New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Sunday, state police said.
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — A woman in the San Francisco Bay Area has been arrested on suspicion of posting handwritten messages at several homes, targeting Asian Americans and suggesting that those not native to the United States should leave the country immediately.
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) —
WASHINGTON — Preparing to celebrate Memorial Day, Americans flocked to beaches and parks on Sunday, with many ignoring disease precautions even as the nation’s coronavirus-related deaths approached the bleak milepost of 100,000.
Associated Press Nebraska Daybook for Monday, May. 25.
The Nebraska National Guard has been actively engaged on the front lines of the state's battle against the coronavirus.
The U.S. will restrict the entry of non-U.S. citizens arriving from Brazil, where coronavirus cases are spiking, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Sunday.