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Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August

April 2, 2020, 8:57am Politics

Democrats announced Thursday that they were postponing their presidential nominating convention until August, an unprecedented move that shows how the coronavirus is reshaping the battle for the White House. Read story

Infrastructure often embraced by both parties, to no avail

April 2, 2020, 8:55am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new report that a knee-buckling 6.6 million more Americans filed for unemployment insurance makes it more urgent for Congress to approve a fresh jobs package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Read story

Report: U.S. hostage families seek better government support

April 2, 2020, 8:54am Politics

WASHINGTON — Relatives of Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned abroad or held hostage by militant groups say in a report Thursday that the U.S. government must do better in communicating with them, though they cite improvements over the past five years. Read story

Trump says he expects Russia, Saudis to cut oil production

April 2, 2020, 8:53am Politics

DUBAI (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will end an oil war and dramatically cut production. Read story

Billions in virus aid aim to shelter, test the homeless

April 2, 2020, 8:53am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday it is distributing about $3 billion in the first round of coronavirus aid to help the homeless find emergency shelter and communities expand testing and treatment. Read story

UK vows to ‘massively’ increase virus testing amid criticism

April 2, 2020, 8:39am Politics

LONDON — Political opponents, scientists and even usually supportive newspapers lambasted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday over his government’s broken promises on wider testing for the COVID-19 virus. Read story

Russia’s Putin orders month of non-work to curb coronavirus

April 2, 2020, 8:35am Politics

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month as part of a partial economic shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Read story

House Democrats weigh infrastructure package

April 1, 2020, 4:08pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — House Democrats want to enact a massive infrastructure package upgrading the nation’s broadband, road and water systems, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday, in the next installment of Congress’ effort to help the country weather the destructive blows inflicted by the coronavirus outbreak. Read story

Trump allies warn against feud with swing state governor

April 1, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

LANSING, Mich. — President Donald Trump’s allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation’s most important swing states. Read story

Despite grim projections, Trump resists national quarantine

April 1, 2020, 9:55am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are increasingly pushing shutdown orders of their own. Read story