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A state-by-state breakdown of US coronavirus cases

State governments are working to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the US, as federal officials say more testing for the illness will likely see the number of known cases increase. There were at least 335 cases and 17…

Tornadoes hit Tennessee, killing at least 19 people

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and…

Buttigieg ending presidential campaign, report says

Pete Buttigieg, who rose from being a small-town Midwestern mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is ending his campaign. Three people with knowledge of Buttigieg's decision told The Associated Press he began informing campaign staff…

Joe Biden wins South Carolina's Democratic primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden has won South Carolina's Democratic primary. It was his first victory in three tries at the Democratic nomination, and it came during the fourth Democratic primary contest of the 2020 election season. Biden's win could…

Person in Washington state first in US to die from new virus

A person has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. State officials issued a terse news release announcing the death, gave no details and scheduled a…

Person in Washington state first in US to die from new virus

A person has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. State officials issued a terse news release announcing the death, gave no details and scheduled a…

'Infodemic': Here's antidote to fake coronavirus news outbreak online

This much is true: Federal health officials said Friday they're scrambling to get coronavirus testing up and running in every state, as President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser urged Americans not to overreact to plunging financial markets. The World Health…

Reports: 6 or more killed in shooting at Molson Coors in Milwaukee

This breaking story will be updated. MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are responding to what they are calling a "critical incident" on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus amid reports of a possible shooting. Conflicting reports emerged, with local media reporting…

Mom of 2 missing Idaho kids wants $5 million bail reduced

HONOLULU (AP) — A mother arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children wants a judge to reconsider her $5 million bail. A court hearing for her request is scheduled Wednesday on Kauai, where Lori Vallow was…

US warns of potential virus spread as travel restricted aboard

This is a breaking news story that will be updated. Officials scrambled Tuesday to halt the spread of the burgeoning new virus, from northern Italy where troops were dispatched to enforce quarantines and schools were shuttered, to South Korea, where…

Latest updates: Virus poses new threats in Europe, Mideast

A new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed new…

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

This is a breaking news story that will be updated. Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. The verdict followed weeks of…

Sanders wins Nevada caucus, cementing front-runner status

Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada's presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats' national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he's too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. The 78-year-old Vermont senator successfully rallied his…

Russia trying to boost Bernie Sanders, not only Trump, reports say

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday condemned Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 election. The Vermont senator issued a statement immediately after The Washington Post reported U.S. officials have told Sanders that Russia was trying to help his…

Trump ally Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison as case roils DOJ

Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison after the Justice Department backed off its original sentencing recommendation of at least seven years. This is a breaking news alert. Previous story…