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WASHINGTON — Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Census Bureau planned to kick off in-person counting and outreach efforts that are key to the 2020 count on April 1, “Census Day.” Efforts to stop the spread…

AUSTIN, Texas —Twenty-eight University of Texas students who returned to Austin from a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, have tested positive for the coronavirus, UT officials say. Dozens more are being monitored.…

At any other time, in a predominantly Christian nation that enshrines freedom of worship in the Constitution, the news would sound absurd or terrifying: “Pastor arrested after holding church services.” But that’s what happened this…

WASHINGTON —Coronavirus likely will make another appearance in the fall, a top health expert says, but it would be a completely different situation than the outbreak happening now. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National…

BOISE, Idaho — An earthquake shook the Boise area late Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The shaking was reported to last for 20 to 30 seconds, with a small pause. U.S. Geological…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered “indefinitely” during the coronavirus pandemic and be prepared to send any severely…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States’…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible. The…

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in early trading today, as Wall Street closes in on its worst quarterly performance since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P 500 dipped by…

Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many of the country’s stores.  “”Between 2015 and 2018, I saw…