• Washington agrees on unrivaled $2 trillion virus rescue bill

    Washington agrees on unrivaled $2 trillion virus rescue bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders announced agreement Wednesday on an unparalleled, $2 trillion emergency bill to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the largest economic rescue bill in history. The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an

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  • Congress closing in on nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

    Congress closing in on nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional and White House officials say they expect to reach a deal Tuesday on a nearly $2 trillion measure aimed at easing the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they had spoken by phone with President Donald Trump during

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  • Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

    Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

    MADRID (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday postponed this summer’s Tokyo Games for a year as coronavirus deaths mounted around the world and U.S. lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to help cushion the economic damage from the crisis. The IOC acted on the recommendation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,

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  • Brady to Tampa only tip of NFL’s changing landscape

    Brady to Tampa only tip of NFL’s changing landscape

    Upheaval is everywhere in the NFL. It won’t likely end soon. A free agency frenzy that has seen steady player movement — yes, players beyond Tom Brady have changed addresses — has been the focal point. With little to nothing else going on in sports, the NFL has grabbed headlines with business deals between players

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  • Abe says IOC agrees ‘100%’ that Olympics should be postponed

    Abe says IOC agrees ‘100%’ that Olympics should be postponed

    TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. Abe said after his telephone talks with Bach that he requested a postponement “taking into consideration the current circumstances”

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  • What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    A surge in infections has caused a critical shortage of medical supplies in many places. The hunt for ventilators and other critical items is consuming Europe and the U.S. Deaths around the world passed the 15,000 mark Monday. Meanwhile, China is slamming the U.S. for “scapegoating” over the virus, the Tokyo Olympics is considering postponing

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