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Tourist towns balance fear, survival in make-or-break summer

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) - As the coronavirus raced across America, this quaint seaside town did what would normally be unthinkable for a tourist destination.


The Latest: Belgium to reopen bars, restaurants next week

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.


Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries.


Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing street protests.


Trump looks elsewhere after GOP convention spat with NC gov

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer's Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without public health restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic.


With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.


Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a Friday night phone call saying President Donald Trump had fired him.


Rosenstein defends naming special counsel for Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is defending his decision to appoint a special counsel to scrutinize ties between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, telling senators Wednesday that he thought it was the best way to complete the investigation appropriately and ensure public confidence in its conclusions.


DC officials push back on aggressive response to protests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials in the nation's capital pushed back on an aggressive response by the federal government to demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, with the mayor flatly rejecting a Trump administration proposal for the federal government to take over its police force and one Virginia county pulling its officers from Washington.


US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most glaring issue: police use of force. Six years later, only about a third of states have passed laws on the question.


Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in the District of Columbia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in the District of Columbia.


Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call

BALTIMORE (AP) - The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday.


Ferguson elects first black mayor as new protests roil US

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson voters have elected Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor as protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of black communities roil the nation.


Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.


China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus "immediately," and said its work and commitment to transparency were "very impressive, and beyond words."


Fernandez defeats Valerie Plame in New Mexico House primary

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez defeated former CIA operative Valerie Plame to win the Democratic nomination in New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District in Tuesday's primary.


Iowa voters oust Rep. King, shunned for insensitive remarks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republicans in northwest Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's primary, deciding they've had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades in Congress.


Los Angeles mayor takes knee amid peaceful protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands thronged the streets of Los Angeles in peaceful protests Tuesday and smaller demonstrations dotted California while authorities renewed overnight curfews in LA and other areas that have seen clashes with police and groups of thieves wreck hundreds of businesses.


John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee voting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, urged lawmakers Tuesday to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk to exercise their right to vote.


Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is seeking a new state to host this summer's Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.


The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___


Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Montana

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Montana.


False claims of antifa protesters plague small U.S. cities

CHICAGO (AP) - In the days since President Donald Trump blamed antifa activists for an eruption of violence at protests over police killings of black people, social media has lit up with false rumors that the far-left-leaning group is transporting people to wreak havoc on small cities across America.


The Latest: Biden wins South Dakota's presidential primary

The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times EDT):


Trump: GOP 'forced to seek another State' to host convention after North Carolina insists on coronavirus distancing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump: GOP 'forced to seek another State' to host convention after North Carolina insists on coronavirus distancing.


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