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Pandemic will reshape office life for good

LONDON (AP) — Office jobs are never going to be the same. When workers around the world eventually return to their desks, they’ll find many changes due to the pandemic. For a start, fewer people will go back to their offices as the coronavirus crisis makes working from home more accepted, ...

Most U.S. states fall short of recommended testing levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly wave of outbreaks, according to an Associated ...

Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers U.S. lacks vaccine plan

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright warned on Thursday that the U.S. lacks a plan to produce and fairly distribute a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. The nation could face "the darkest winter in modern history" ...

Cassandra Callender, forced to undergo chemo, dies at 22

By Pat Eaton-Robb The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cassandra Callender, who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said Thursday. She was 22. Callender, of Windsor ...

Pence self-isolating after exposure to aide with virus

By Kevin Freking and Zeke Miller The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was self-isolating Sunday after an aide tested positive for the coronavirus last week, joining three of the nation's top scientists in taking protective steps after possible exposure. An ...

DeWine sees risks ‘no matter what we do’ amid reopening

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is acknowledging that there are risks to reopening Ohio's economy following closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he says "it's really a risk no matter what we do." The Republican governor dialed into the economic toll the pandemic has had ...

Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When the Kalispel Tribe of Indians closed its casino as the coronavirus took hold in Washington state, it essentially shut down its economy. That difficult choice has played out nationwide as some 500 Native American casinos have voluntarily closed during the pandemic, ...

DeWine: Face covering order ‘went too far,’ was reversed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An order for people to wear face coverings while in stores was reversed last week because it "went too far," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday. DeWine reversed the order Tuesday, saying many Ohioans saw it as "one government mandate too far" and saying face coverings ...

AP Was There: National Guard kills 4 students at Kent State

KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed college students during a war protest at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Four students were killed, and nine others were injured. Not all of those hurt or killed were involved in the demonstration, which opposed the U.S. ...

As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks

By Frances D’Emilio, Pablo Gorondi and Danica Kirka The Associated Press ROME (AP) — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world's most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including ...

Restrictions stymie signature-gathering election campaigns

By Julie Carr Smyth and Andrew DeMillo The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Primary election day in Ohio was supposed to be big for Raise the Wage Ohio. Volunteers and activists armed with petitions were gearing up to visit packed voting locations across the state to collect ...

Cycle power: Bikes emerge as a post-lockdown commuter option

By Aritz Parra The Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Halfway through his 30-minute bike ride to work, police ordered Juan Pasamar to dismount, accusing him of breaking Spain's coronavirus lockdown rules by exercising in public. The officers were not buying his explanation he was commuting to ...

Buffett remains optimistic about future despite coronavirus

By Josh Funk AP Business Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett doesn't know how or when the economy will recover from the coronavirus outbreak shutdown, but he remains optimistic in the long-term future of the United States. Buffett said Saturday at Berkshire ...

U.S. economy shrank 4.8% last quarter, with worst yet to come

By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country and began triggering a recession that will end the longest expansion on record. Yet the drop in the ...

Pandemic brings fortunes to Amazon – and headaches, too

By Anne D’Innocenzio and Alexandra Olson AP Retail Writers Amazon has spent years honing the business of packing, shipping and delivering millions of products to doorsteps around the world. Now it has a captive audience. With much of the globe in various stages of a lockdown because ...

Navy to widen carrier probe, delaying decision on commander

By Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy will conduct a wider investigation of circumstances surrounding the spread of the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, a move that effectively delays a decision on whether to ...

52 who worked or voted in Wisconsin election have COVID-19

By Scott Bauer The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There are no plans to postpone or otherwise alter a special congressional election in Wisconsin that is less than two weeks away, even though more than 50 people who voted in person or worked the polls during the state's ...

Company says drug proved effective against virus in U.S. study

By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer A biotech company says its experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major U.S. government study that put it to a strict test. Gilead Sciences's remdesivir would be the first treatment to pass such a test against ...

Performance venues adopt wait-and-see attitude

By Michele Newbanks Staff Reporter Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s shuttering of gathering places for the foreseeable future has made the struggles for venues even tougher. Kermit Polan, president of the Mid-Ohio Valley Players, said the theater is a business, but they are approaching the ...

Small businesses get creative to stay afloat

By Michele Newbanks Staff Reporter Having a small shop forced to close for an extended period of time can be devastating for some owners, but others are finding ways to wait it out. Asylum Comics owner Jordan Lowe said his customers have been asking what will happen next for him and his ...