September 17, 2020

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who sought unemployment benefits last week likely numbered in the hundreds of thousands with COVID-19 seeding broad economic damage […]
September 17, 2020

300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause […]
September 17, 2020

Asian stocks retreat on lack of new Fed action

Asian stock markets tumbled Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023 but […]
September 17, 2020

Australia to amend law making Facebook, Google pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia — The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered […]
September 17, 2020

The Latest: India's daily virus increase surges to record

NEW DELHI — India has confirmed another record jump in coronavirus cases, logging 97,894 cases in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry said Thursday […]
September 17, 2020

Coal giant Murray Energy out of bankruptcy under new name

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A major U.S. coal mining company has emerged from federal bankruptcy protection under a new name and ownership group. Murray Energy Holdings […]
September 17, 2020

New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

NEW YORK — Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet. Campbell launched Pasted Paper in February, […]
September 17, 2020

Biden to join Senate Democrats online for lunch, questions

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is set to join Senate Democrats for an online lunch, returning virtually to the place that fostered his political career as […]
September 17, 2020

Report: Feds considered using 'heat ray' on DC protesters

WASHINGTON — A military whistleblower says federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices — including one that’s been called a “heat ray” — to […]
September 17, 2020

Hawaii to allow travelers to skip quarantine with virus test

HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if […]