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Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace

Apr 8, 2020

If you’re a census slacker and haven’t yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal government is trying another way to get in touch with you

Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

Apr 8, 2020

A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking on procedural grounds

'A lot of pain.' NY has biggest 1-day jump in virus deaths

Apr 7, 2020

New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths, marking its biggest one-day jump in the outbreak

DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surge

Apr 7, 2020

The warmer weather is bringing increased violations of social distance guidelines in Washington, D

7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain

Apr 7, 2020

Some people, the songs just come out of them

UN urges swift release of Mali's kidnapped opposition leader

Apr 7, 2020

The U.N. Security Council is urging the government of Mali and armed groups to accelerate implementation of a 2015 peace agreement

Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas

Apr 7, 2020

A Houston doctor who's a Republican National Committee member says he is using an anti-malaria drug to treat some of more than 80 people infected at a Texas nursing home

Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies

Apr 7, 2020

Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died

3 fatally stabbed, suspect killed by deputy at travel center

Apr 7, 2020

Authorities in Tennessee say a man fatally stabbed three people and wounded a fourth at a travel center before a deputy shot and killed him

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Apr 7, 2020

Here are a few things to know about the day’s nonvirus news from The Associated Press

Ex-inmate who escaped conviction in fatal riot back in jail

Apr 7, 2020

A former Delaware inmate who escaped conviction for his alleged involvement in a fatal 2017 prison riot is back behind bars on unrelated charges

Sheriff: Louisiana man kills kidnapped woman after escape

Apr 7, 2020

Authorities in Louisiana said a second man has been arrested in connection with the weekend kidnapping and fatal shooting of woman

Daughter's boyfriend charged in killings of doctor, husband

Apr 7, 2020

Prosecutors have charged a teenager with fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband who were the parents of his girlfriend and leaving their bodies at the school's arboretum

Autopsy: Therapist's wife, kids died from violence, Benadryl

Apr 7, 2020

The wife and three children of a Connecticut physical therapist charged with their deaths in Florida died from overdoses of Benadryl and “unspecified violence."

Mississippi governor declares Confederate Heritage Month

Apr 7, 2020

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has declared April as Confederate Heritage Month