December 16, 2020

From restaurants to retailers, virus transformed economies

NEW YORK — It would be just a temporary precaution. When the viral pandemic erupted in March, employees of the small insurance firm Thimble fled […]
December 16, 2020

Tyson facing another lawsuit over employee COVID-19 death

STORM LAKE, Iowa — The family of a Tyson Foods employee are alleging in a lawsuit that he died from COVID-19 after the meat processing […]
December 16, 2020

The Latest: Italy considers tighter limits during holidays

MILAN — The Italian government is weighing even tighter restrictions over the Christmas holiday to avoid a new resurgence. Italy’s overall contagion rate is slowing, […]
December 16, 2020

Iran nuclear deal members urge Tehran return to compliance

BERLIN — World powers that are part of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran urged Tehran on Wednesday to roll back violations of the […]
December 16, 2020

High court agrees to hear NCAA athlete compensation case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision that the NCAA has said blurred “the line between student-athletes and professionals” […]
December 16, 2020

German government backs bill requiring 5G security pledge

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet approved a bill Wednesday that would require companies involved in setting up critical infrastructure such as high-speed 5G […]
December 16, 2020

The Latest: Minnesota to keep indoor restaurants closed

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz plans to keep bars and restaurants in Minnesota closed for indoor service through the holidays. Walz is expected […]
December 16, 2020

Germany enters harder lockdown as virus deaths hit new high

BERLIN — Germany reported a record level of coronavirus deaths as it entered a harder lockdown Wednesday, closing shops and schools to try to bring […]
December 16, 2020

Negotiators near agreement on long-delayed COVID-19 aid bill

WASHINGTON — Top congressional leaders appear closer to an agreement on a long-delayed COVID-19 relief package, hoping to seal an agreement as early as Wednesday […]
December 16, 2020

Dutch further tighten lockdown amid anger at open stores

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government on Wednesday tightened even further the strict five-week coronavirus lockdown that went into force just a day earlier, […]