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Thu. 9:12 a.m.: US jobless claims hit 3.3 million, quadruple previous record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the ...

Thu. 9:01 a.m.: World leaders to meet virtually to coordinate virus response

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually today to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has shuttered businesses and forced well over a quarter of the world's population into home isolation. The ...

Thu. 8:43 a.m.: What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

U.S. deaths from the pandemic have now topped 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and established routines of life. Worldwide, the death toll climbed past 21,000, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins ...

8:29 a.m.: Stock rally fades as US aid package heads for new vote

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and U.S. futures declined today after the U.S. Senate approved a proposed $2.2 trillion virus aid package following a delay over its details and sent the measure to the House of Representatives. After two days of broad gains, indexes in London and Frankfurt ...

Thu. 8:23 a.m.: Virus infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle

MADRID (AP) — The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide today as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain's death toll climbed to more than 4,000. Health care systems in Europe and New York ...

New York mobilizes against onslaught from the virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after New York leaders ordered people to stay home, authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster today, with the city's emergence as the nation's biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning flare — and perhaps a cautionary tale — for the rest ...

Warren City Council postpones tonight’s meeting

WARREN — Warren City Council called off its meeting that was scheduled for tonight. Council was expected to place more than $32 million worth of construction projects forward. Three of four of the projects need to be completed by June 2021, according to Warren Waste Water Director Ed ...

‘The whole city laid off’: US jobless claims climb sky high

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barely a week ago, David McGraw was cooking daily for hundreds of fine diners at one of New Orleans' illustrious restaurants. Today, he's cooking for himself, at home — laid off along with hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. in a massive economic upheaval ...

Wednesday update: COVID-19 cases in Ohio increases with 10 dead

COLUMBUS — There are 704 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, the Ohio Department of Health reported today in its 2 p.m. daily update. That's up from 564 cases Tuesday. There are 10 dead as of today, up from eight on Tuesday. Two of the dead are each in Cuyahoga, Franklin and Stark ...

Rural America watches pandemic erupt in cities as fear grows

DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live far from each other and "working from home" means another day spent branding calves or ...

Wed. 11:26 a.m.: Stocks wobble as Wall Street downshifts from historic rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wobbling in tentative morning trading on Wall Street this morning,as a historic, worldwide rally downshifts dramatically after just a day. The S&P 500 drifted up and down in a relatively tight band, a day after packing a year's worth of gains into Tuesday on ...

Wed. 10:06 a.m.: Stocks open higher on Wall Street after deal on virus aid

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are peaking higher in early morning trading on Wall Street today, as indexes look to lock in their first back-to-back gain since the market's brutal sell-off began last month on worries about the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 was up slightly in the first few ...

Wed. 8:29 a.m.: Spain’s coronavirus deaths leap; Prince Charles now infected

MADRID (AP) — The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus shot up by more than 700 today, surpassing China and is now second only to Italy as the pandemic spread rapidly in Europe, with even Britain's Prince Charles testing positive for the virus. In India, the world's largest democracy, ...

Wed. 8:21 a.m.: White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early this morning on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgent ...

Braceville opposing Falls annexation

BRACEVILLE - Township trustees, at a special meeting this afternoon, passed a resolution opposing the proposed annexation of 27.952 acres of land from the township to Newton Falls Village. The land is located off Warren-Ravenna Road, including property in thea area of Venture ...