September 4, 2020

Portland's grim reality: 100 days of protests, many violent

PORTLAND, Ore. — Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a […]
September 4, 2020

Asian shares follow Wall Street lower as investors pull back

Asian markets skidded Friday and U.S. futures were lower after Wall Street had its worst day since June, as investors’ exuberance faltered after a spate […]
September 4, 2020

The Latest: New Zealand has 1st virus death in 3 months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand reported its first death from the coronavirus in more than three months on Friday. Health authorities said a man […]
September 4, 2020

From Venice, a plea to reopen movie theaters shut by virus

VENICE — Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has joined a chorus of voices at the Venice Film Festival urging the reopening of movie theaters after coronavirus […]
September 4, 2020

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center gets creative in effort to weather pandemic downturn

The organization is burning through $232,195 a month, and to cover those losses, it is drawing on about $1 million in reserves, as the COVID-19 […]
September 4, 2020

August jobs report likely to point to a still-slow recovery

WASHINGTON — The United States keeps regaining more of the jobs that vanished when the viral pandemic flattened the economy early this spring. Yet so […]
September 4, 2020

Postal Service has paid $286 million to DeJoy's former company since 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service has paid about $286 million over the past seven years to XPO Logistics, the former employer of Postmaster General […]
September 4, 2020

Asia Today: New Zealand to maintain current restrictions

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday that New Zealand would keep its current coronavirus restrictions in place until at least mid-September as a precaution. Authorities […]
September 4, 2020

Fraud concerns over California's unemployment benefits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Concerns are growing about possible widespread fraud in California’s unemployment system following numerous reports of people receiving unsolicited letters, some with debit […]
September 4, 2020

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency largely cleared in decision to issue water permit to PolyMet mine

State regulators were largely cleared Thursday of accusations of “procedural irregularities” while issuing a water quality permit for PolyMet Mining Corp. and the copper-nickel mine […]