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Doctors kept close eye on Trump’s use of malaria drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House medical team kept a close eye on President Donald Trump's heart rhythms, including at least one electrocardiogram, to watch for potential side effects when he took a two-week course of a malaria drug to try to prevent the coronavirus, his doctor reported Wednesday.“The President completed the regimen safely and without side effects,” Dr....

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into storage while his administration...

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball rejected the players' proposal for a 114-game schedule in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts, telling the union that teams have no reason to think 82 games is possible and now will discuss even fewer.Players made their proposal Sunday, five days after management's initial economic plan. Opening day would be...

Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from US

The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and diplomatic tensions between the two countries.The Transportation Department said it would suspend passenger flights of four Chinese airlines to and from the United States starting June 16.The decision was in response to China's failure to let United Airlines and...

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors on Wednesday expanded their case against the police who were at the scene of George Floyd's death, charging three of the officers with aiding and abetting a murder and upgrading the charges against the officer who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck to second-degree murder.The most serious charge was filed against Derek Chauvin, whose caught-on-video...

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors on Wednesday expanded their case against the police who were at the scene of George Floyd's death, charging three of the officers with aiding and abetting a murder and upgrading the charges against the officer who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck to second-degree murder.The most serious charge was filed against Derek Chauvin, whose caught-on-video...

West Point preps for graduation, some in class test positive

More than 15 members of West Point's graduating class tested positive for the coronavirus upon their return to the the U.S. Military Academy, which is preparing to host President Donald Trump for an unusual graduation ceremony that has been criticized as too risky during a pandemic.Trump's announcement in April that he would give the commencement address at the historic...

Trump won’t be in Charlotte, but RNC may still hold events

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Republican National Committee unveiled plans on Wednesday to proceed with certain convention activities in Charlotte, even though President Donald Trump will deliver his nomination acceptance speech somewhere else.The move comes in response to growing concerns from Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., that the full capacity convention Trump had requested is “very unlikely” to happen in...

West Virginia governor says he welcomes all, except Obama

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday said he would welcome any president to the state besides former President Barack Obama.The unprompted comment came during a coronavirus news conference in which the Republican governor took a phone call from President Donald Trump and sought to highlight his relationship with the commander-in-chief ahead of the coming...

Restaurants in much of NY get green light for outdoor dining

NEW YORK (AP) - New York will start to allow outdoor dining at restaurants as soon as Thursday in much of the state outside of New York City and its suburbs as coronavirus restrictions ease, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.Restaurants must place outdoor tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart, all staff must wear face coverings, and customers must also...