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British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus

March 27, 2020, 8:33am Politics

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.’s response to the outbreak. Read story

FBI chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson

March 26, 2020, 5:32pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The FBI won’t give up on “finding out what happened” to former agent Robert Levinson, who the U.S. government believes died in the custody of the Iranians, according to an email FBI Director Chris Wray sent to the FBI workforce on Thursday. Read story

Flatter or fight? Governors seeking help must navigate Trump

March 26, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At first, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried to play nice. He limited criticisms of the federal government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and asked for medical supplies through official channels. Read story

Trump say feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

March 26, 2020, 12:28pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak. Read story

Lawyers, judges push to close immigration courts amid virus

March 26, 2020, 12:27pm Politics

SAN DIEGO — Immigration attorneys have sported swim goggles and masks borrowed from friends to meet with clients in detention centers. Masked judges are stocking their cramped courtrooms with hand sanitizer for hearings they want to do by phone. Read story

Highlights of Congress’ $2.2 trillion virus relief package

March 26, 2020, 11:50am Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan compromise was approved by the Senate Wednesday night, and House leaders predict final congressional approval Friday. Read story

Pelosi forecasts House OK of Senate’s $2.2T virus aid plan

March 26, 2020, 9:20am Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will give final approval Friday to the massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill with robust backing from both parties, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, a vote that would cap Congress' tumultuous effort to rush the relief to a nation battered by the coronavirus. Read story

U.S. indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on narcoterror charges

March 26, 2020, 9:17am Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Nicolás Maduro effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country, the Justice Department charged in several indictments against the embattled socialist and his inner circle that were made public Thursday. Read story

States begin preparations for mail-in voting in presidential election

March 26, 2020, 9:09am Politics

WASHINGTON — States have begun reshaping election policies to expand access to mail-in voting. Read story

Fact check: Trump’s boast about U.S., South Korea coronavirus testing misses the mark

March 26, 2020, 9:08am Politics

Boasting about his administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis — and arguing the outbreak would soon be under control — President Donald Trump claimed that recent American efforts to test widely for COVID-19 surpass those of other countries. Read story