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US factory orders plunge 14.4% as economy grinds to halt

US factory orders plunge 14.4% as economy grinds to halt

WASHINGTON — Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods plunged 14.4% in March, the second-biggest decline on record. The worse-than-expected slide underscored the severity of the economic impact from the pandemic.

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

WASHINGTON — One out of every four American adults say someone in their household has lost a job to the coronavirus pandemic, but the vast majority expect those former jobs will return once the crisis passes, according to a new poll from The Associat

Kentucky mayor finds woman hiding in his home's cellar

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A Kentucky mayor said he found a woman hiding in his cellar.
For all the changes, NFL draft kind of looked, well, normal

For all the changes, NFL draft kind of looked, well, normal

For all the uniqueness of this NFL draft, including the angst over a potential communications fiasco, things looked and sounded pretty normal Thursday night. Quarterbacks were in demand.
CDC tells South Dakota pork plant how to operate more safely

CDC tells South Dakota pork plant how to operate more safely

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'The Chi' star arrested for drugs, weapons in Mississippi

'The Chi' star arrested for drugs, weapons in Mississippi

GULFPORT, Miss. — A fired star of the hit Showtime series “The Chi" who was also featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “Straight Outta Compton" has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges on Mississippi's coast.
'Parks and Recreation' cast reunites for fundraising special

'Parks and Recreation' cast reunites for fundraising special

LOS ANGELES — The original cast members of “Parks and Recreation” are getting back to work for a coronavirus-related fundraising special.

Tyson beef plant in Washington will close to test workers

WALLULA, Wash. — The Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant in eastern Washington state is temporarily shutting down to test all its workers for the coronavirus.
Online conspiracy theorists twist singer's COVID-19 death

Online conspiracy theorists twist singer's COVID-19 death

CHICAGO — Conspiracy theorists are twisting facts online about country singer Joe Diffie's death from COVID-19 complications in order to promote their claims that health officials are exaggerating the coronavirus pandemic's threat.
With masks and distancing, Volkswagen restarts production

With masks and distancing, Volkswagen restarts production

ZWICKAU, Germany — German automaker Volkswagen restarted production on Thursday at its plant in Zwickau, where its crucial mass-market electric vehicle is being made ahead of its launch later this year.
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