National News

Consumer prices slump 0.4% as virus puts chill on spending

Apr 10, 2020

Consumer prices fell 0.4% in March, the largest decline in five years, with the price of gasoline, airline fares and hotel rooms all down, indicating the coronavirus was having an impact

New York revamps overwhelmed unemployment system

Apr 10, 2020

New York state is getting help from Google to overhaul a decades-old unemployment benefits system that has left laid-off workers frustrated and awaiting help

2 die in crash, man jumps from overpass to avoid truck

Apr 10, 2020

Authorities say two women were killed after a series of crashes on a Houston freeway

AP Week in Pictures, North America

Apr 10, 2020

April 3–April 9, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the North America region. This week’s selection includes a man wearing a protective mask while wa…

Mississippi court won't undo 12-year sentence for jail phone

Apr 10, 2020

A Mississippi lawyer says he's going to the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to overturn the 12-year prison sentence given to an African American man who took his mobile phone into a jail cell

Consumer prices drop 0.4% in March, led by fall in energy costs

Apr 10, 2020

Consumer prices drop 0.4% in March, led by fall in energy costs

Start of Ex-Baltimore mayor's prison term delayed to June

Apr 10, 2020

A federal judge has agreed to delay for a second time the start of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s prison sentence related to the fraudulent sales of her self-published children’s books

Inmates rampage through offices, set fires at Kansas prison

Apr 10, 2020

An official says dozens of inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas rampaged through offices, breaking windows and setting small fires for several hours

UN chief warns COVID-19 threatens global peace and security

Apr 9, 2020

The United Nations secretary-general is warning that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening international peace and security

UN urges governments to tackle recession, scrap debt payment

Apr 10, 2020

More than 60 U.N. agencies and international organizations are urging governments to take immediate steps to address the unfolding global recession and financial crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in the world’s poorest countries

Storms packing high winds cause damage in Indiana, Arkansas

Apr 9, 2020

Severe storms with high winds, hail and tornadoes have caused damage to dozens of homes and businesses in parts of Indiana and Arkansas

Even as toll grows, NY hospitals hope fever is breaking

Apr 9, 2020

New York state reported a record increase in coronavirus deaths for a third consecutive day with 799, raising the total above 7,000

Civil rights pioneer and face of gay marriage dies at 95

Apr 9, 2020

Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry, has died

Officer fatally shot on domestic violence call

Apr 10, 2020

Indianapolis police say an officer has been shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call, authorities said Thursday

Seeing sickness and death, paramedic fears the toll it takes

Apr 9, 2020

Travis Kessel never imagined his work could hurt this much