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Brad Downey fills up his vehicle at the Stop & Shop gas station in Pittsfield, Mass. where regular unleaded gasoline was $1.89 gallon on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
Gas is cheap, but for many motorists there's nowhere to goSome service stations in the U.S. are selling gasoline for 99 cents a gallon, prices not seen in about two decades
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018, file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's is expected to mark a win in his two-year fight to gut one of the United States' single-biggest efforts against climate change, relaxing ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effortPresident Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this March 3, 2020 file photo Gov. David Ige speaks to reporters at the state Department of Health's laboratory in Pearl City, Hawaii. Ige signed a proclamation ordering state residents to stay home from March 25 through April 30, exempting workers deemed essential.  Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The director of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope says some scientific discoveries are likely to be lost during this time.  (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus orderObservatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bored Scientist Has Cool Magnet Idea, Doesn't End WellThis is what happens when scientists get bored during a quarantine. A young astrophysicist in Australia tried to invent a necklace that would sound an alarm if you put your hand too close to your face. Didn't work. Instead, Daniel Reardon, 27, ended up in the hospital with four magnets...
Newser1 day ago
In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, photo are learning guides to be distributed to students at John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia. Only about half of the district’s high school students have a laptop or tablet and home internet service. As schools now appear likely to be closed due to the coronavirus outbreak for longer than anticipated, the district plans to buy 50,000 Chromebooks and begin online instruction by mid-April. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for studentsThe pandemic that launched a massive, unplanned experiment with distance learning has created extraordinary hurdles for schoolchildren left behind by the digital divide
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron gets out of the new French nuclear-powered submarine "Suffren" in Cherbourg, north-western France. Stealthily cruising the ocean deeps, deliberately hiding from the world now in turmoil, the crews of nuclear-armed submarines may be among the last pockets of people anywhere who are still blissfully unaware of how the coronavirus pandemic is turning life upside down. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP, File)
Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of pandemicOf a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 26, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, in Washington. Trump on Friday, March 27, invoked the Defense Production Act after claiming that General Motors wasn't moving fast enough to make much-needed ventilators in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet experts on managing factory production say GM is already making an extraordinary effort for a company that normally isn't in the business of building ventilators. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast President Donald Trump on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act after claiming that GM wasn't moving fast enough to make much-needed ventilators in response to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Instacart gig worker Summer Cooper, 39, delivers groceries, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Belleair Beach, Fla. Cooper, 39, started working as an Instacart shopper in the Tampa Bay area in Florida recently after losing her position as a server at a hotel restaurant. (AP Photo/Curt Anderson)
Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskierSome Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers have walked off the job to demand greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In a Friday, July 8, 2016 file photo, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood attend a news conference at Yankee Stadium, in New York. CBS said Sunday, March 29, 2020, that it will air a live prime-time special with Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwod performing viewer requests on Wednesday, April 1. The show will be performed at the couple’s home studio with a minimal crew.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform requests on live specialGarth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood are getting ready to take your song requests
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 photo, a sign at a middle school in Orlando, Fla., reminds residents that April First is census day. The coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to take part in the census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virusThe coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to take part in the census
The Associated Press3 days ago
Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startupMicrosoft says it is pulling its investments from a controversial facial-recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints
The Associated Press3 days ago
Apple Debuts Screening App for COVID-19You can now ask Apple your coronavirus questions. A website and a free app that launched Friday provide general information about the disease and a COVID-19 screening tool that can lead the user to next steps, the Verge reports. It asks about possible contact with infected people, travel and symptoms,...
Newser3 days ago
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