US outlines plan for Venezuela transition…

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido

Colorado Lab Working On Vaccine, Disinfectant…

Scientists at Colorado State University are working to develop two different solutions in the fight against COVID-19.

Now Walking Out: Grocery, Delivery Workers

Grocery and delivery workers are doing some of the most potentially dangerous jobs in America during the coronavirus outbreak and they are demanding better pay and protection. Amazon workers at a New York City warehouse walked off the job Monday and Instacart workers held strikes nationwide, reports the San Diego...

Jail sprayed down with disinfectant

The Calhoun County Jail in Anniston, Alabama, was sprayed down with disinfectant on March 30, in an effort to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

10 Things to Know for Today

Get ready for Tuesday, March 31, with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

Scientist: New Data on US 'Gives Me Hope'

Hundreds of millions of Americans are staying home amid tight restrictions aimed at slowing down the coronavirus pandemic. It appears to be working, according to Kinsa Health, a company that makes "smart thermometers" and has used the data to create a "Health Weather" map of the US . The company, which...

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ShowBiz Minute: Prine, Ghostbusters, Royals

Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says; "Ghostbusters," "Morbius" postponed to 2021 due to virus; Harry and Meghan post to Sussex Royal Instagram account for final time. (March 31)

Global stocks turn lower after rise in…

Stronger than anticipated Chinese economic data briefly shored up stock markets on Tuesday

Poll: One In 20 Households Bought A Gun In…

A Newsy/IPSOS survey reveals how some Americans reacted to COVID-19 and the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic.

Central Park's Newest Addition: a Field Hospital

Two more tangible signs of the worsening coronavirus in New York City: A 68-bed emergency field hospital is springing up in Central Park, and a Navy medical ship with 1,000 hospital beds of its own docked at a city pier Monday. The hospital is courtesy of Samaritan's Purse, a...

Basketball arena converted to COVID-19 hospital

An arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that's normally used for sporting events, was converted to an overflow hospital for the COVID-19 pandemic on March 30.

Ships with people from ill-fated cruise beg…

Two ships carrying passengers and crew from an ill-fated South American cruise are pleading with Florida officials to let them carry off the sick and dead

Tornado Destroys Home of Doctor in Viral Photo

Last week, a photo showing a doctor greeting his 1-year-old son through a glass door while on a break from treating COVID-19 patients went viral. Because of the coronavirus risk, Jared Burks saw son Zeke crawl for the first time through the glass. That door, and the rest of the...

On This Day: 31 March 1889

Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower was completed. (March 31)

LA County sheriff abandons effort to close gun…

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has retracted an order to close gun stores to slow the spread of the coronavirus

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Tornado In Jonesboro, AR Leaves 22 Injured

The tornado touched down Saturday evening and with 74-mile-an-hour winds.

'Preppers' Get the Last Laugh

Some used to laugh at "preppers" or survivalists. But now that the COVID-19 pandemic is upon us, who's laughing now? As USA Today reports, preppers and survivalists are often also called "conspiracy theorists," but in this case, it turns out they were right. When the coronavirus hit, they didn't need...

Cabin buried snow

A cabin in Stevens Pass, Washington, was practically buried by heavy snowfall on Monday, March 30.

Michigan lawmaker killed by virus hailed as…

Family and friends are remembering a Michigan legislator who died from the coronavirus as a cheerful battler for Detroit

Virginia Residents Ordered to Stay at Home Till…

Residents of three more states go under "stay-at-home" orders—not suggestions—Monday. The governors of Virginia and Maryland announced that residents must remain home except for activities such as food shopping, work deemed essential, exercise (while abiding by the standard social-distancing rules), and medical care, report the Richmond Dispatch and...

AP Top Stories March 31 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday March 31st: NY Gov. Cuomo asks for medical volunteers; Penn. Gov. says schools to stay closed indefinitely; Residents with COVID-19 die in Mass. veterans home; Texas requires drivers coming from Louisiana to self-isolate.

'Ghostbusters,' 'Morbius' postponed to 2021 due…

Sony Pictures has cleared out its summer calendar due to the coronavirus, postponing the releases of Jason Reitman's “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and the Marvel movie “Morbius” to 2021

Civil Rights Leader Joseph Lowery Dies At 98

He spent much of his life fighting segregation and lived to see the first black president.

Birx: 100K to 200K Deaths if Things Go 'Almost…

The figure of up to 200,000 possible American deaths from the coronavirus is now in wide circulation, with Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Trump both mentioning the number on Sunday. On Monday, the White House coronavirus response coordinator agreed, and Dr. Deborah Birx cautioned that it's actually a best-case...

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Crazy hail pounds Seattle

On Monday, March 30, a hailstorm passed through Seattle, Washington, around midday.

World Bank sees outbreak taking a big toll on…

The World Bank is estimating that the cornavirus outbreak will cause economic growth to slow significantly this year in China and other East Asian-Pacific countries, throwing millions into poverty

How Neighbors Are Social Distancing—Together

Social distancing doesn't mean you can't still socialize. In Indiana, Fort Wayne is suggesting residents go outside every night and wave to their neighbors—from the recommended distance of at least 6 feet apart. "Now is the time to look after one another, even from a safe distance," the city...