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FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, American Airlines planes stored at Pittsburgh International Airport sit idle on a closed taxiway in Imperial, Pa. American Airlines reported a staggering loss of $2.24 billion for the first quarter, when the coronavirus pandemic triggered a sharp drop in air travel. The airline's revenue fell 19% while costs continued to rise even as the virus spread. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
AP News
April 30, 2020 - 2:31 pm
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines lost $2.24 billion in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic triggered a sharp drop in air travel, and the airline is taking steps to survive but as a smaller carrier. American disclosed Thursday that revenue fell 19% while costs continued to rise even as the...
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Associated Press
April 30, 2020 - 9:00 am
More than 3.8 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the U.S. economy slid further into a crisis that is becoming the most devastating since the 1930s.
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Johnny Lopez
April 30, 2020 - 6:45 am
A couple married for over 63 years died on the same day from coronavirus. Bill Dartnall, 90, died just hours after his wife Mary Dartnall, 81, succumbed to the virus at a British hospital.
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Jacquie Cadorette
April 30, 2020 - 6:30 am
The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that five hundred of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of that five hundred, four people have died. See the details.
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Josh Gottheimer
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Peter Haskell
April 29, 2020 - 7:54 pm
Members of Congress from the Tri-State area on Wednesday called for the next federal stimulus bill to help state and local governments.
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting about the coronavirus with Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-La., in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
April 29, 2020 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the federal government will not be extending its coronavirus social distancing guidelines once they expire Thursday, and his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, predicted that by July the country will be “really rocking again.” Meanwhile,...
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Board of elections worker Valerie Tyree cleans an election booth after a person voted in the state's primary election at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland. The first major test of an almost completely vote-by-mail election during a pandemic is unfolding Tuesday in Ohio, offering lessons to other states about how to conduct one of the most basic acts of democracy amid a health crisis. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
AP News
April 29, 2020 - 8:28 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden won Ohio’s presidential primary, clinching a contest that was less about the Democratic nomination and more about how states can conduct elections in the era of the coronavirus. Tuesday's primary was the first major test of statewide elections via mail amid an...
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April 29, 2020 - 7:30 am
A husband and wife, who started dating during World War II, passed away from coronavirus on the same day. Together in the same hospital room, staff moved their beds close together so the pair could hold hands.
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Democrat Kweisi Mfume removes a face mask before addressing reporters during an election night news conference after he won the 7th Congressional District special election, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Baltimore. Mfume defeated Republican Kimberly Klacik to finish the term of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat Mfume held for five terms before leaving to lead the NAACP. All voters in the 7th Congressional District were strongly urged to vote by mail in an unprecedented election dramatically reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
AP News
April 28, 2020 - 11:44 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume easily won a special election Tuesday to finish the term of the late Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat he held for five terms before leaving to lead the NAACP. Mfume defeated Republican Kimberly Klacik in the heavily Democratic 7th...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., on the coronavirus response, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP News
April 28, 2020 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took executive action Tuesday to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation's food supply. The order uses the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical...
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