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Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

Posted 3:27 PM 8/7/2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing (More)

8/5/2020

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

Posted 7:35 PM 8/6/2020

By TALI ARBEL

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered an unspecified ban on “transactions” with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat.

The twin executive orders — one for each app — take effect in (More)

8/4/2020

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Posted 1:21 PM 8/5/2020

By BASSEM MROUE, ZEINA KARAM and SARAH EL DEEB

BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in (More)

8/3/2020

‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

Posted 3:34 PM 8/4/2020

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM, CARLA K. JOHNSON and PHILIP MARCELO

BOSTON (AP) — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 (More)

7/31/2020

Mexico 3rd in global pandemic deaths, Vietnam struggles anew

Mexico 3rd in global pandemic deaths, Vietnam struggles anew

Posted 7:53 AM 8/1/2020

By JOHN LEICESTER, ROD McGUIRK and ARNO PEDRAM

PARIS (AP) — Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, while former success story Vietnam is struggling to control an (More)

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