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Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party's establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid today, acknowledging the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any ...

Wed. 10:39 a.m.: Wall Street opens higher as global markets remain unsettled

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed on Wall Street at the opening of trading this morning. Maybe this time it will last. A big gain for the S&P 500 suddenly vanished the day before, and trading remained unsettled around the world today. Asian stock markets were mixed and European indexes ...

Wed. 9:18 a.m.: CDC weighs loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic. The public health agency, in conjunction ...

Wed. 9:11 a.m.: Global shares mostly lower amid worries on pandemic toll

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell today amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world and keep vast swathes of the global economy under lockdown. France's CAC 40 index dropped 1.5 percent to 4,371 after the national central bank ...

Wed. 8:31 a.m.: Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it's not clear when it will reappear again or where — or under what conditions. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. After the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay were postponed until next ...

Wed. 8:11 a.m.: Masked crowds fill streets, trains after Wuhan lockdown ends

WUHAN, China (AP) — After more than two months indoors, Wuhan resident Tong Zhengkun was one of millions of people enjoying a renewed sense of freedom when the Chinese city's 76-day coronavirus lockdown was lifted today. "I haven't been outside for more than 70 days," an emotional Tong ...

Two more COVID-19 deaths in Mahoning County

There are at least 167 COVID-19 confirmed deaths in the state today, including 32 in the Mahoning Valley, according to the daily 2 p.m. update from the Ohio Department of Health. That's up from 142 confirmed deaths in Ohio, including 30 in the Valley Monday. The new Valley deaths are two in ...

China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

WUHAN, China (AP) — The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began. As of just after ...

Wall Street adds to its gains as hopes build for virus peak

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in midday trading on Wall Street today as markets around the world aimed to add to their huge rally from a day earlier. The S&P 500 was up nearly 2.5 percent after being up as much as 3.5 percent in the morning. On Monday, it surged 7 percent following ...

Tue. 11:24 a.m.: Monday night Warren shooting victim identified

WARREN – One man is dead after a late Monday shooting in the 1000 block of Kenmore Ave. Darryl Van Jackson, 30, was found with gunshot wounds and was taken to St. Joseph Warren Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to a police report. Officers were called to the area of ...

Tue. 10:54 a.m.: Global stock rally zooms into Day 2 on hopes for virus peak

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed in early trading on Wall Street this morning as markets around the world piled on even more gains following their huge rally a day earlier. The S&P 500 was up about 1.5 percent in morning trading, after paring bigger gains from earlier. It added on to ...

Tue. 8:43 a.m.: Pandemic politics: Wisconsin primary moving forward

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is asking hundreds of thousands of voters to ignore a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in today's presidential primary election, becoming a test case for dozens of states struggling to balance public health concerns with a core pillar ...

Tue. 8:37 a.m.: Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

Portia de Rossi has been teaching herself how to cook during the coronavirus lockdown. It's been an eye-opening experience for the actress — and for her fans. She's cut herself and been burned, yes. She's also discovered she doesn't like some Indian flavors and that her longtime wife, talk ...

Tue. 8:27 a.m.: Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care today fighting the coronavirus, while across the world, Japan's leader declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other regions to keep the virus from ravaging the world's oldest population. The ...

Ohio 2 p.m. virus update: 23 more COVID-19 deaths, including 3 more in Valley

There are at least 142 COVID-19 confirmed deaths in the state, including 30 in the Mahoning Valley, according to the daily 2 p.m. update from the Ohio Department of Health. That's up from 119 confirmed deaths, including 27 in the Valley Sunday. The new Valley deaths are two in Mahoning and ...

Covelli Centre could serve as temporary COVID-19 hospital

Gov. Mike DeWine said today that the Youngstown-owned Covelli Centre will be one of six locations in the state to be designated as a hospital overflow space. "After visiting locations and assessing for things such as distance to an existing hospital, conditions safe for patients and health ...

Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths appear to be holding

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said today — a trend that seems to have taken hold even more convincingly in hard-hit Italy ...