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Fed's Powell faces a puzzling crisis with no simple solution

Fed's Powell faces a puzzling crisis with no simple solution

WASHINGTON — Jerome Powell is confronting his stiffest test yet as head of the Federal Reserve in an atmosphere vastly altered from what his predecessors faced. It makes an uncertain situation even more challenging.
Democrat MJ Hegar makes runoff in crowded Texas Senate race

Democrat MJ Hegar makes runoff in crowded Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas — Democrat MJ Hegar, a former Air Force helicopter pilot seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, advanced to a runoff in May after falling short of capturing the nomination outright on Tuesday.
Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had 'good talk'

Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had 'good talk'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to a Taliban leader, making him the first U.S. president believed to have ever spoken directly with the militant group responsible for the deaths of thousands of U.S.
4-time Iditarod champion sidelined by medical emergency

4-time Iditarod champion sidelined by medical emergency

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Emergency surgery has sidelined a four-time winner of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race days before he was set to compete in his 30th race.
Democrats: Judge extends Tennessee voting in storm-hit area

Democrats: Judge extends Tennessee voting in storm-hit area

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A judge has extended voting hours in a Nashville-area county after four Democratic presidential candidates sued to keep Super Tuesday polls open after tornado damage there, a Democratic party spokeswoman said Tuesday.
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, Dem Cal Cunningham are NC Senate picks

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, Dem Cal Cunningham are NC Senate picks

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Democratic state lawmaker Cal Cunningham, the primary candidate favoured by his party's leaders in the U.S. Senate, advanced Tuesday to a general election challenge against GOP Sen. Thom Tillis.
Death toll from Tennessee tornadoes climbs to at least 24

Death toll from Tennessee tornadoes climbs to at least 24

NASHVILLE — Rescuers searched through shattered Tennessee neighbourhoods for bodies Tuesday, less than a day after tornadoes ripped across Nashville and other parts of the state as families slept.
Tensions rise as US death toll from coronavirus reaches 9

Tensions rise as US death toll from coronavirus reaches 9

SEATTLE — Tensions over how to contain the coronavirus escalated Tuesday in the United States as the death toll climbed to nine and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government's ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal with the crisis.
In NC, Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest win primaries

In NC, Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest win primaries

RALEIGH, N.C. — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina won his party's primary Tuesday and will face Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in the November general election, seeking a second term. It's a race that Forest has long been preparing for.

Arrival of new virus sparks songs across Latin America

QUITO, Ecuador — Street performer Angel Alvarado saw long lines of people waiting to buy overpriced face masks and cleaning products at stores in Ecuador's second largest city days after an outbreak of a global virus reached the South American countr