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Married 66 years, husband, wife die minutes apart of virus
2021-03-21 12:31:20 This undated photo provided by Sarah Milewski shows Bill and Esther Ilnisky. The couple spent nearly seven decades together as Christian ministers and missionaries, including stints in the Caribbean and Middle East before preaching for 40 years in Florida. When they died minutes apart of COVID-19 on March 1, 2021, at a Palm Beach County hospice, it may have been a hidden bless
AP sources: Iran threatens US Army base and top general
2021-03-21 14:05:37 In this Friday March 19, 2021, photo a District of Columbia Fire Boat checks buoys in the waterway next to Fort McNair, seen in background in Washington. Iran has made threats against Fort McNair, a U.S. army base in Washington DC, and against the Army’s vice chief of staff, according to two senior U.S. intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss nat
Miami sets earlier curfew after spring break crowds, fights
2021-03-20 22:12:09 In this image taken from video, police officers stand guard Saturday evening, March 20, 2021, as crowds descend on South Beach in Miami. After days of partying and confrontations between police and large crowds, Miami Beach officials have ordered an emergency curfew. (WPLG via AP) MIAMI (AP) — Miami Beach’s commissioners will hold an emergency meeting Sunday to determine wheth


Sweet 16 bound: No. 15 seed Oral Roberts stuns Florida 81-78
2021-03-22 02:16:34 Oral Roberts players celebrate at the end of a college basketball game against Florida in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Indianapolis. Oral Roberts won 81-78. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dunk City, say hello to Max Abmas and the Golden Eagles of soaring Oral Roberts. The fraternity of No. 15 seeds to re
‘Sorry’: GOP US Rep. Tom Reed retiring amid misconduct claim
2021-03-22 00:11:48 FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reed, a Republican from western New York who was accused in March 2021 of rubbing a female lobbyist’s back and unhooking her bra without her consent in 2017, apologized to the woman on Sunday, March 21, 2021, and announced that he will not run for re
Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor dies amid COVID-19 struggle
2021-03-21 18:52:24 This photo provided by restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse shows company founder and CEO Kent Taylor. Taylor has died, according to the family and company on Sunday, March 21, 2021. (Ron Bath/Texas Roadhouse via AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kent Taylor, founder and CEO of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, has died. He was 65. His family and the company say he took his own life
Slain spa workers and customers mourned by families
2021-03-21 21:33:55 Flowers and signs are displayed at a makeshift memorial outside of the Gold Spa in Atlanta, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Police in the Atlanta suburb of Gwinnett County say they've begun extra patrols in and around Asian businesses there following the shooting at three massage parlors in the area that killed eight, most of them women of Asian descent. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Jou
Mexico limits non-essential travel on southern border
2021-03-21 19:14:57 Guatemalan travelers cross the Suchiate River, border between Guatemala and Mexico, into Mexico aboard a raft near Ciudad Hidalgo, Sunday, March 21, 2021. Mexico sent hundreds of immigration agents, police and National Guard officers marching through the streets of the capital of the southern state of Chiapas to launch an operation to crack down on migrant smuggling. (AP Photo
Nun-and-done: Loyola Chicago stuns top-seeded Illinois 71-58
2021-03-21 18:26:12 Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt watches Loyola Chicago play Illinois during the first half of a men's college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Loyola Chicago carried out 101-year-old superfan Sister Jean's plans to a T on Sunday, moving to the Sw
There is still madness in the NCAAs, it“s just a bit quieter
2021-03-21 16:44:51 Villanova plays Winthrop in the second half of a first round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Friday, March 19, 2021. Restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have limited crowds, reduced interactions and created an abnormal NCAA experience for those involved. It’s sacrifices they’ve all been asked to make by the NCAA t
The Latest: Sister Jean“s pregame prayer inspires Ramblers
2021-03-21 16:19:44 FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, left, greets the Loyola Chicago basketball team as the Ramblers walk off the court after a win over Miami in a first-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Dallas. Loyola Chicago is back in the tournament. And Sister Jean will be there, too. The 101-year-old team chaplain's lobbying paid o
Biden administration tries to get control of border, story
2021-03-21 15:42:41 Migrants rest in a gazebo at a park after a large group of deportees were pushed by Mexican authorities off an area they had been staying after their expulsion from the U.S., Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Reynosa, Mexico. A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive. The head of Homeland Security acknowledged the severity of the prob
Republic of Congo polls open; candidate sick with COVID-19
2021-03-21 08:25:21 FILE - In this Friday March 19, 2021 file photo, supporters of opposition presidential candidate Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas cheer during their party's last rally of the presidential campaign in Brazzaville, Congo. Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, the leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo, was receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with C
A year into pandemic, veterans halls “barely hanging“ on
2021-03-21 14:17:26 Craig DeOld, commander at Veterans of Foreign War Post #1018, stands in the post's empty parking lot as the sun sets, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Boston. Local bars and halls run by VFW and American Legion posts have fallen on hard times during the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say many risk permanent closure after states ordered them, like other bars and halls, to shutter l
Gun waiting periods rare in US states but more may be coming
2021-03-21 14:47:04 FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Robyn Thomas, executive director of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, at Capitol Hill in Washington. Hours before the deadly Atlanta-area shootings spread fear and anger through Asian American communities nationwide, police say the attacker made a lega
Whiskey makers face worsening hangover from trade dispute
2021-03-21 12:33:54 FILE - In this March 4, 2011, file photo, a bartender begins to pour a drink from a bottle of Jack Daniels at a bar in San Francisco. Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey were left out of a recent breakthrough to start rebuilding trade relations between the U.S. and European Union in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency. While tariffs were suspended on some spirits, the
Pope decries shame of racism, like “virus“ lurking in wait
2021-03-21 12:20:49 A nun stands in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 21, 2021. Pope Francis has denounced racism, likening it to a virus that lurks in waiting and continues to be shameful. Francis in a tweet on Sunday called racism “a virus that quickly mutates and, instead of disappearing, goes into hiding, and lurks in waiting.” (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pop
Supply bottlenecks leave ships stranded, businesses stymied
2021-03-21 12:19:26 In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 photo, container cargo ships are seen docked in the Port of Los Angeles. A trade bottleneck born of the COVID-19 outbreak has U.S. businesses waiting for shipments from Asia _ while off the coast of California, dozens of container ships have been anchored, unable to unload their cargo. ( AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) NEW YORK (AP) — A trade bottl
Coronavirus doesn“t care that it“s the NCAA Tournament
2021-03-21 06:25:53 The Indiana Farmers Coliseum scoreboard goes dark after a first round NCAA college basketball tournament game between Iowa and Grand Canyon Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Indianapolis. The VCU Oregon game scheduled to be played after the Iowa Grand Canyon game was cancelled after VCU was pulled from the NCAA Tournament because of COVID-19 protocols. The NCAA says the 10th-seeded
China urges unhurried public to get vaccinated against COVID
2021-03-21 11:11:41 People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk down a pedestrian overhead bridge in Beijing, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) BEIJING (AP) — In China, the problem doesn't seem to be a shortage of vaccine. Rather, with the COVID-19 outbreak largely under control at home, not enough people want to get the shot. Chinese health officials appe


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