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Wall Street up as recovery hopes overshadow virus worries

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday, driving the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to their highest levels in nearly three months as optimism over the reopening of the economy overshadowed lingering worries about the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Care centers, food plants, drive test positivity

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has one the nation's highest percentage of positive coronavirus tests among metro areas because the state has prioritized residents of long-term care facilities and food processing plant workers for testing, state health ...

Dear Annie: Twenty years is too long to be mad

Dear Annie: I come from a large family. I was the youngest of four girls, and there were several years between us. Way back I barely knew two older sisters. One of the sisters remarried someone from a different religion, though they were not practicing. Fast-forward 20-25 years and this same ...

Horoscopes By Holiday

Mercury in Gemini Leave your assumptions at home. Not everyone got the memo, and out of the number who did get it, half never read said memo because it is practically guaranteed to be long, complicated and boring. In these final days of Mercury in Gemini, brevity is the soul of wit, and ...

Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in 2 months

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, ...

UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the anti-malarial drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking — from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments, saying that its experts need to review all available ...

Germany approves 9 billion euro aid package for Lufthansa

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany on Monday approved a 9 billion-euro ($9.8 billion) aid package for stricken airline Lufthansa to keep a major employer going through the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic. But officials said Berlin was still in talks with the European Union's executive ...

People in the News

Brian May reveals heart attack, says he's good now LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing "a small heart attack." May said Monday in an Instagram video that the stents were put in after his doctor drove him to a hospital after he ...

International

French nursing homes employees protest pay, conditions PARIS (AP) — Employees of a major group of French nursing homes on Monday took part in protests across France to call for better pay amid the coronavirus crisis. Protesters gathered outside homes owned by the Korian group in Paris, ...

National

California issues guidelines for church reopenings LOS ANGELES (AP) — Religious services in California will look much different under rules unveiled Monday that limit attendance to 100 people and recommend worshippers wear masks, limit singing and refrain from shaking hands or hugging. The ...

Minnesota

8 rescued after boat sinks in west-central Minnesota lake WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — Eight people have been rescued after their boat sank in Big Kandiyohi Lake in west-central Minnesota. The Kandiyohi County sheriff's office said authorities received a call just before 6 p.m. Sunday of a ...

Trump honors war dead in events colored by pandemic’s threat

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America's war dead Monday in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus. Eager to demonstrate national revival from the pandemic, Trump doubled up on his public schedule, ...

Coronavirus fears shrink Alaska jackpot

NENANA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's favorite guessing game has taken a hit because of the coronavirus. There were five entries that correctly guessed that a tripod set up on the frozen Tanana River in Nenana, Alaska, would tip over at 12: 56 p.m. on Monday, April 27, as ice broke up in the ...

Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation's military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered ...

Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump's tweets about the upcoming ...

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style "Right Stuff" capsule. Make no mistake: This is not your father's — or grandfather's — capsule. SpaceX's Dragon crew capsule outshines NASA's old Apollo ...

Jimmy Cobb, ‘Kind of Blue’ drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis' 1959 "Kind of Blue" groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday. His wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, announced on Facebook that her husband died at his New York City home from ...

Lotteries

Monday’s Numbers: Daily 3 9-6-0 Gopher 5 19-30-39-40-41 Estimated jackpot: $110,000 Northstar Cash 05-12-15-19-25

History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 26, the 147th day of 2020. There are 219 days left in the year. Today's Highlight: On May 26, 1981, 14 people were killed when a Marine jet crashed onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz off Florida. On this date: In 1864, ...

Local Outlook

Showers and thunderstorms today before 3 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 3 and 4 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Patchy fog before 1 p.m. High near 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of ...