Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coast

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power, buildings were battered and trees were uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian coast was whipped by a severe storm on Monday for the second straight day. No casualties were reported from what Acting Assistant Commissioner of Western Australia state’s […] Give me some more!

Richmond, Collingwood to kick off Aussie rules relaunch

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Football League will open its season reboot with a so-called blockbuster between defending champion Richmond and Collingwood on June 11 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Aussie rules season was suspended on March 22 after one round because of restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. With restrictions gradually easing […] Give me some more!

AP FACT CHECK: Faulty Trump claims on virus drug, vote fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump doesn’t like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump’s lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He branded the study’s researchers, financed […] Give me some more!

Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances despite the coronavirus pandemic, at Arlington National Cemetery and at a historic fort in Baltimore. Trump recently called Baltimore a “rat and rodent infested mess” and its mayor has suggested Trump stay home. Presidents typically honor fallen military members by laying a wreath and […] Give me some more!

1st deadlines for laid-off workers to get health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Taxpayer-subsidized health insurance is available for a modest cost — sometimes even free — across the country, but industry officials and independent researchers say few people […] Give me some more!

Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy” and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain’s “fairness, honesty, dignity, respect.” When he launched his presidential campaign, such overtures to Republicans were central to Biden’s promise to “unify the country” and […] Give me some more!