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Trump signs ‘strong’ executive order to protect monuments

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday to protect monuments, memorials and statues ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Americans boost consumer spending 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — American consumers increased their spending by a record 8.2% in May, partly erasing huge plunges the previous ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

US House passes sweeping police overhaul; future in Senate cloudy

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a far-reaching police overhaul from Democrats on Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Trump crowd grows, clashes with protesters ahead of rally this weekend

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A gathering of supporters of President Donald Trump grew larger Friday and verbally ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus

By PAUL J. WEBER and ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Michael Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice. In ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens

By BEN FOX, COREY WILLIAMS and JEFF AMY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd vowed Friday to turn ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Protests continue as officer is charged with George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis

By AMY FORLITI and TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Retail sales plunge a record 16% in April as virus hit

By JOSH BOAK and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writers BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

House passes $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, ... Read more

2 months ago by Paris Goodnight.

White father, son charged with murder in shooting of black man who was jogging

By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son stood quietly Friday as the judge read murder ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

NASCAR will be watched closely when it returns to racing

CHARLOTTE — NASCAR is preparing to be the first major U.S. sport to restart its season during the coronavirus pandemic — a welcomed return to ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

First drug shown to help virus recovery gets green light for use in hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of the first drug that appears to help some COVID-19 patients recover faster, a milestone ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

N.C. session marked by empty seats, stay-home opponents

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly began its annual session Tuesday by turning immediately to legislation to distribute COVID-19 federal relief funds, operating ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

Gov. Cooper OKs NASCAR race at Charlotte without fans attending

CHARLOTTE (AP) — NASCAR can go forward with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway without fans in attendance at the end of May unless ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

Three states partly reopen, despite health officials’ warnings

By RUSS BYNUM and DAVID CRARY Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Even as the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus soared past 50,000, ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

State still lacking COVID-19 test supplies

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper responded Friday to President Donald Trump’s plan to reopen the economy by stressing that the ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

Trump pushing states to lift virus restrictions

By ZEKE MILLER and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

Good Friday services put off as death toll tops 100,000 from coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus surged past 100,000 Friday as the epidemic in the U.S. cut a widening swath ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

North Carolina surpasses 3,900 coronavirus cases

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another 257 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in North Carolina, pushing the total number cases in the state above 3,900, ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

Americans urged to wear masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, MARINA VILLENUEVE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

New outbreak hot spots in New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit as infections worldwide top 590,000

By MATT SEDENSKY, KEVIN McGILL and DAVID RISING Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

Trump signs $2.2 trillion stimulus package after swift congressional votes

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM, LAURIE KELLMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

Burr, other senators deny trading on virus info as scrutiny mounts

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing public outrage, senators in both political parties denied Friday that they exploited ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

Trump declares emergency as world steps up fight against virus

By ANDREW TAYLOR and TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared a state of emergency Friday as many European countries went ... Read more

4 months ago by News Service Report.

South Carolina tribe gets OK to build Kings Mountain casino

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — The South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation has received permission from the federal government to build a casino and resort on ... Read more

4 months ago by News Service Report.

Virus cases top 100,000 in 90 countries as markets take dive

By ANGELA CHARLTON and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Crossing more borders, the new coronavirus hit a milestone, infecting more than 100,000 people ... Read more

4 months ago by News Service Report.

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