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 2020-07-02 15:27 

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Alaska Airlines secures loans; casinos in NJ reopening...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ FINANCI...

 2020-07-02 15:23 

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Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging on...

JERUSALEM (AP) - The family of a Palestinian man with autism who was fatally shot by Israeli police said on Thursday that it took a month for authorities to confirm the existence of security-camera footage of the shooting, raising concerns that no one wil...

 2020-07-02 15:10 

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High court won't hear abortion clinic 'buffer zone' cases...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to protest outside clinics, declining to wade back into the abortion debate just days after striking down a Louisiana law regulating ...

 2020-07-02 15:09 

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Bolivia tries to hold elections amid pandemic, risking chaos...

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve the country's long-term political crisis with electi...

 2020-07-02 15:03 

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Unemployiment claims up as Louisiana fights COVID-19...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly 22,000 Louisiana residents filed new claims for unemployment last week, the state's labor department reported Thursday. The number of initial claims was up from fewer than 20,000 a week earlier. The figures show the continued...

 2020-07-02 15:02 

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Police: Gunshot in Bismarck was accidental, self-inflicted...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Bismarck police who asked for help in finding the person who shot a man Wednesday now say his gunshot wound was accidental and self-inflicted. A 22-year-old Mandan man had a gunshot wound to his upper thigh and was treated at Sanford...

 2020-07-02 14:41 

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DOJ investigates police shooting in Sheboygan...

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice has been called to investigate a shooting involving a police officer in Sheboygan Thursday. Police say the shooting happened shortly before 6 a.m. when officers responded to a report of a disturba...

 2020-07-02 14:40 

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Hague court: Italy has jurisdiction in 2012 Indian shooting...

ROME (AP) - An international arbitration court has sided with Italy and decided the European country, not India, has jurisdiction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitrat...

 2020-07-02 14:35 

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Ukraine's central banker chief steps down citing pressure...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president on Thursday accepted the resignation of the country's top banker, who has complained of political pressure. National Bank head Yakiv Smolii cited...

 2020-07-02 14:29 

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American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US...

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines and four smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in federal loans, a sign of the industry's desperate fight to survive a downturn in air travel caused by the virus pandemic. The Tre...

 2020-07-02 14:26 

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Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'...

LONDON (AP) - An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented Scott Eastwood from portraying a real life soldier in Afghanistan in...

 2020-07-02 14:23 

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Maine stopped tens of thousands of fraudulent benefit claims...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The state of Maine canceled tens of thousands of fraudulent unemployment claims during a period of less than a month, its labor department said Thursday. The Maine Department of Labor has spent weeks investigating unemployment impos...

 2020-07-02 14:23 

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Roswell teen charged for November online school threat...

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - The FBI says a teenage boy who made online threats that led to the lockdown of Roswell High School is facing a federal charge. FBI officials said in a news release Wednesday that the 18-year-old has been charged with interstate commun...

 2020-07-02 14:21 

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Schools want state cover virus-related costs of reopening...

BOSTON (AP) - School committess across Massachusetts are asking the state to cover all associated with protecting students and staff from the coronavirus when classes restart. More than 100 school committees have passed identical resolutions seeking full ...

 2020-07-02 14:08 

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Alert: US-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facility...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - US-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facility....

 2020-07-02 14:02 

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Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban...

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, countering U.S. allegations. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova rejected the claim by U.S. Secretary of State Mike ...

 2020-07-02 13:49 

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Anchorage bars called on to adopt more virus precautions...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage officials and trade groups have announced new suggested guidelines they hope bars and restaurants will adopt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Anchorage health officials said several entertainment and hospitality bu...

 2020-07-02 13:43 

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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested...

Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire, the FBI said Thursday. Maxwell, who lived for years with Epstein, was taken into custody arou...

 2020-07-02 13:42 

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Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation through the November election. The justices agreed on Thursday to hear the Trump administration...

 2020-07-02 13:40 

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Alert: Supreme Court keeps hold on secret grand jury testimony from Russia investigation, likely through election...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court keeps hold on secret grand jury testimony from Russia investigation, likely through election....

 2020-07-02 13:37 

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Somali officer sentenced to death for shooting civilians...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A military court in Somalia sentenced a police officer to death on Thursday in the fatal shooting of two civilians while enforcing coronavirus restrictions in April. The shootings sparked protests in the capital, Mogadishu, for more ...

 2020-07-02 13:36 

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Alert: FBI says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges related to Jeffrey Epstein scandal...

NEW YORK (AP) - FBI says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges related to Jeffrey Epstein scandal....

 2020-07-02 13:33 

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Post-Brexit talks deadlocked after latest negotiating round...

BRUSSELS (AP) - EU and U.K. negotiators in charge of finding a post-Brexit compromise resumed in-person talks this week, but the result remained the same, with no progress achieved on a range of key issues preventing a new trade agreement to be sealed. Di...

 2020-07-02 13:30 

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Body of woman found in home of man fatally shot by trooper...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A woman's body has been found inside the home lived in by a man who was fatally shot by a state trooper last weekend, according to Little Rock police. The body of Shavone Deshia Williams, 40, was found Sunday under a pile of c...

 2020-07-02 13:20 

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4 Burlington bars warned for not following COVID rules...

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Four Burlington bars have been warned for not following rules intended to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, the city's mayor said. In a Wednesday statement, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger did not identify the...

 2020-07-02 13:16 

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French medics sue over mask, equipment shortages amid virus...

PARIS (AP) - A collective of French health care workers said Thursday it is seeking a broad legal inquiry into France's failure to protect its members and their colleagues by providing adequate masks, gloves and other protective equipment as the coron...

 2020-07-02 13:03 

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US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghan war...

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Washington's peace envoy told Pakistani officials that Afghanistan's Taliban and Kabul's political leaders were close to starting negotiations to decide the face of a post-war Afghanistan, a crucial next step in a U.S. deal si...

 2020-07-02 12:56 

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Algerian major opposition figure to be released from jail...

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Algerian court on Thursday granted prominent opposition figure and leader of the anti-government protest movement Karim Tabbou release from jail. Tabbou's lawyer, Abdelghani Badi, said in a Facebook post that the Algiers cou...

 2020-07-02 12:54 

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Police response to Raleigh protests has cost at least $2.2M...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies have spent at least $2.2 million responding to protests that occurred in Raleigh, North Carolina, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. WRAL reported Wednesday that it obtained cost figures from ...

 2020-07-02 12:48 

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Kansas City police investigate separate shooting deaths...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police in Kansas City are investigating two separate shooting deaths that occurred only minutes apart. The first shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in a residential neighborhood at Chestnut Avenue and East 27th Street, po...

 2020-07-02 12:31 

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Alert: Unemployment falls to 11.1% as US added a record 4.8 million jobs in June, but pandemic dims outlook for further gains...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment falls to 11.1% as US added a record 4.8 million jobs in June, but pandemic dims outlook for further gains....

 2020-07-02 12:24 

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1 man killed in late night shooting in Providence...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Providence that left one man dead. The shooting occurred in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The 37-year-old victim was taken to Rhode Island H...

 2020-07-02 12:18 

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Man found shot to death in north St. Louis...

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating a fatal shooting after the victim's body was found at sunrise Thursday. Police have not identified the victim, found about 5:30 a.m. in north St. Louis. Police say he had been shot several times, but...

 2020-07-02 12:17 

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Anlisis: Para los demcratas, Trump no hace su trabajo...

WASHINGTON (AP) - El presidente Donald Trump le est pidiendo a los estadounidenses que le permitan seguir en el cargo. Sus detractores estn cuestionando qu tanto cumple realmente con sus responsabilidades. Los cuestionamientos se han vuelto ms sonoros en ...

 2020-07-02 12:15 

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Court window smashed, at least 2 arrests in Virginia protest...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A demonstration against the end of the moratorium on evictions put in place in Virginia due to the coronavirus pandemic led to a courthouse window being smashed and chemical irritants released on the crowd by deputies. The incident ca...

 2020-07-02 12:04 

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Aid group seeks port for 180 migrants rescued in Med Sea...

ROME (AP) - Aid group SOS Mediterranee says it waiting for a port to disembark 180 migrants rescued at sea, and says five requests to Italian and Maltese port authorities have gone unanswered. The Ocean Viking ship resumed rescue operations in the Mediter...

 2020-07-02 11:33 

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A European court backs 3 migrants, rules against France...

PARIS (AP) - The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that France violated the rights of three asylum-seekers who lived for months on the streets with no means to meet basic needs such as food, housing and health care. The court considered tha...

 2020-07-02 11:28 

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U.S., South Africa report new record coronavirus rises...

BERLIN (AP) - The United States and South Africa have both reported record new daily coronavirus infections, with U.S. figures surpassing 50,000 cases a day for the first time, underlining the challenges still ahead as nations press to reopen their virus-...

 2020-07-02 11:16 

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French-Dutch police bust encrypted criminal communications...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch and French police cracked an encrypted communications network used by organized crime gangs, allowing them to covertly watch...

 2020-07-02 11:14 

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Djokovic da negativo en coronavirus...

BELGRADO, Serbia (AP) - Novak Djokovic y su esposa han dado negativo en coronavirus, segn su equipo, 10 das despus de anunciar que se haban contagiado. El tenista nmero uno del mundo dio positivo en el virus tras jugar en un torneo de exhibicin que l haba...

 2020-07-02 10:54 

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Novak Djokovic and his wife test negative for coronavirus...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an e...

 2020-07-02 10:47 

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5 fatally shot within 20 hours in Milwaukee...

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Five people have died in shootings in Milwaukee within 20 hours between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening, including a 16-year-old girl. The latest victim of gun violence is a 20-year-old Brown Deer man who died shortly before 7 p.m. We...

 2020-07-02 10:38 

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Juez niega a Venezuela acceso al oro en Banco de Inglaterra...

LONDRES (AP) - Un juez britnico rechaz el jueves dar a Venezuela el control sobre ms de 1.000 millones de dlares en oro depositados en una cmara del Banco de Inglaterra, alegando que es ilegal entregrselo a Nicols Maduro dado que Gran Bretaa no lo reconoc...

 2020-07-02 10:33 

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Espaa calcula prdidas por el virus en su sector turstico...

MADRID (AP) - La pandemia de coronavirus le ha costado al sector turstico espaol ms de 15.000 millones de euros (17.000 millones de dlares) en apenas dos meses, segn estadsticas publicadas el jueves. Ningn turista entr en el pas en abril o mayo, segn los ...

 2020-07-02 10:26 

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British judge denies Venezuela access to gold in bank vault...

LONDON (AP) - A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicols Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the pre...

 2020-07-02 09:27 

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Photo of toddler sitting on slain grandpa angers Kashmiris...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) - A photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim's family accused government forces of shooting the 65-year-old man during a clash with reb...

 2020-07-02 09:19 

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Report: Detainees at high virus risk in crowded Yemen jail...

CAIRO (AP) - A leading rights group Thursday accused secessionist Yemeni authorities of holding detainees at an overcrowded detention center in the country's south, exposing them to...

 2020-07-02 09:07 

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European jobless rate inches higher amid government support...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The unemployment rate in the 19 countries that use the euro currency inched higher to 7.4 % in May from 7.3% in April as governments used active labor market support programs to cushion the impact of the virus outbreak on workers...

 2020-07-02 09:02 

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Alert: Unemployment rate in 19-country eurozone edges up to 7.4% in May from 7.3% in April amid pandemic...

BRUSSELS (AP) - Unemployment rate in 19-country eurozone edges up to 7.4% in May from 7.3% in April amid pandemic....

 2020-07-02 08:27 

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West Virginia governor agrees to debate Salango in October...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to debate Democratic challenger Ben Salango before they face off in the November elections, the incumbent Republican's campaign said Wednesday. The announcement comes after Justice dec...

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