October 2, 2020

IG reports 63% jump in sexual harassment cases at State Dept

WASHINGTON — The State Department’s internal watchdog says there was a 63% surge in sexual harassment complaints at the agency between 2014 and 2017 but […]
October 2, 2020

US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by […]
October 2, 2020

Suspect in fatal Florida shooting at Amazon center arrested

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 22-year-old man who is in a hospital recovering from a self-inflicted bulled wound has been charged with second-degree murder in a […]
October 2, 2020

Airbnb blocking some rentals over Halloween to halt parties

Airbnb will prohibit one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses. The action, announced Friday, comes […]
October 2, 2020

Tesla sales surge as global demand picks up speed

Tesla’s third-quarter sales rose 44% from a year ago as global demand for its electric vehicles proved stronger than most other automakers. The company said […]
October 2, 2020

Tests, background checks can thwart police diversity effort

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Racism trips up Black police candidates at the very start of the application process and later as they seek promotion, complicating efforts […]
October 2, 2020

Sustainable investing could get a lot harder

Interest in sustainable investing is soaring, as more people become convinced that making a positive impact can be profitable as well as good for the […]
October 2, 2020

UK, EU chiefs to discus Brexit, free trade talks Saturday

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to speak to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday to “take stock” of negotiations […]
October 2, 2020

Shares, oil prices sink after Trump tests positive for virus

U.S. stock futures and Asian shares fell Friday after President Donald Trump said he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the new […]
October 2, 2020

Mexican workers send home huge amounts of money amid virus

PHOENIX — The coronavirus pandemic stopped work for nearly a month at the California farm where Luis earns $80 a day picking tomatoes, but that […]