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Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border to laud border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to highlight his administration's work on the border...

Vegas newspapers back in court in joint operations dispute

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The rival daily newspapers in Nevada’s largest city are trading new broadsides in their years-long legal fight over one of...

UK extends salary support program to contain unemployment

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Thursday extended its salary support program by another month through to the end of April as it...

UK sees record number of job losses during 3- month period

LONDON (AP) — The number of people in the U.K. who lost their jobs hit a record high in the three months through October...

Heavy job cuts in $4.1 bln rescue plan for Portugal airline

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government unveiled Friday a 3.4 billion-euro ($4.1 billion) rescue package for national airline TAP Air Portugal that entails more...

Europe gets new blast of stimulus to counter virus surge

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank unleashed another half-trillion euro ($600 billion) wave of stimulus as a winter surge in COVID-19 infections...

The Latest: India’s case level a third of its September peak

NEW DELHI — India is reporting 31,521 newly confirmed coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, dropping to just over a third of the...

Calif. governor’s companies got $3 million in relief loans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Companies affiliated with California Gov. Gavin Newsom received nearly $3 million in federal loans created to help small businesses survive...

As infections rise, European Central Bank prepares stimulus

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is expected to unleash another blast of stimulus on Thursday to help businesses bridge the gap...

Noem’s travel builds profile as virus surges in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem spent the weekend traveling out of state to appearances in Texas and Georgia, as...

Hardships mount in Kentucky as COVID-19 relief talks drag on

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Paula and Anthony Hunter spun off their catering service into a restaurant serving Italian food with a “touch of soul”...

Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new...

Israel transfers $1B to cash-strapped Palestinian Authority

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel transferred over $1 billion in taxes and customs duties it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday after...

German unemployment dips despite 2nd partial shutdown

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate dipped in November despite a partial shutdown introduced to halt a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, official data...

Ex-Hawaii prosecutor, police chief get prison for corruption

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor to 13 years in prison Monday and her retired police chief husband...

Delta won’t furlough pilots; job cuts possible at Southwest

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines on Wednesday dropped a threat to furlough more than 1,700 pilots after they ratified a cost-cutting agreement that...

The Latest: Ohio Stadium off limits to family and friends

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Post-election rancor clouds chances for COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's top allies on Capitol Hill adopted a combative posture on COVID-19 relief on Thursday, pressing their case for...

McEnany wears 2 hats as WH press secretary, campaign adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House press secretary who refers questions to the White House? ...

UK economy bounces back in summer but faces wintry chills

LONDON (AP) — The British economy remained nearly 10% smaller at the end of the third quarter despite posting a record bounceback in the...

The Latest: Australia court upholds state’s border closure

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s highest court on Friday upheld a state’s border closure and dismissed billionaire businessman Clive Palmer’s argument that the pandemic measure...

UK bolsters economic support as England goes into lockdown

LONDON (AP) — The British government and the Bank of England joined forces Thursday to provide further support to an economy facing a difficult...

Eurozone growth soars record 12.7% but fears grow for winter

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European economy grew by an unexpectedly large 12.7% in the third quarter as companies reopened after severe coronavirus lockdowns,...

European Central Bank: Just wait until December

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank held off from strengthening its current economic stimulus but its President Christine Lagarde said there was...

German unemployment drops unexpectedly in October

BERLIN (AP) — Unemployment in Germany fell unexpectedly in October, according to statistics released Thursday, suggesting that Europe's largest economy was beginning to shake...

Feeding Houston’s hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

HOUSTON (AP) — In car lines that can stretch half a mile, (0.8 kilometers), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and...

Four years in, Trump has plenty of unfinished business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump swept into office nearly four years ago as an outsider who promised to get things done quickly on...

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus...

UK unemployment ascent accelerates amid winter job fears

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.K. spiked higher in August, a clear sign that the jobless rate is heading towards levels not seen...

UK unveils 3-level lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk

LONDON (AP) — The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak,...

Soaring virus infection puts more French cities on alert

PARIS (AP) — Two more French cities on Sunday joined Paris and Marseille and four others in maximum alert status to fight back the...

The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a...

UK bolsters salary support for those hit by local lockdowns

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it will pay two thirds of the salaries of workers in companies that have to close...

England’s big northern cities braced for more lockdown curbs

LONDON (AP) — The British government is mulling fresh restrictions on everyday life in England, potentially in the big northern cities such as Liverpool...

Feds: California convict tried to steal $22M from PPP loans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man convicted five years ago of defrauding several local governments in the state has been charged with trying...

Unemployment marches higher in Europe as pandemic grinds on

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Unemployment rose for a fifth straight month in Europe in August and is expected to grow further amid concern that...

Pelosi and Mnuchin have ‘extensive’ talks on COVID relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held an “extensive conversation" Wednesday on a huge COVID-19 rescue package, meeting...

German jobless rate falls in September, fewer on furlough

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate declined in September despite the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Wednesday. Jobless figures have been kept lower by...

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack

DALLAS (AP) — A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday that it was hit by a ransomware...

Mnuchin and Powell back jobless aid and small business loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the government’s top priorities in any new economic...

Bank of England eyes sub-zero rates in face of virus, Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England indicated Thursday that it could cut interest rates below zero for the first time in its 326-year...

Ex-Baltimore mayoral aide gets prison in book sales scam

A former aide who helped ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books to nonprofits was sentenced Friday to more than two...

Dallas Symphony among 1st US orchestras to return

Fabio Luisi never expected his first performance as Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director to be in a mostly empty Meyerson Symphony Center. ...

Now hiring: California offers credits to small businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With millions of people out of work in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law giving tax breaks...

JPMorgan: some customers, employees misused COVID programs

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that a number of its employees and customers may have abused the Paycheck Protection Program and...

United plans to furlough 16,000 workers, fewer than expected

United Airlines said Wednesday...

Business owners tap into savings to withstand pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Mnuchin says Trump still wants virus deal with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressed...

Eurozone unemployment capped by support programs _ for now

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

German government sees smaller economic decline this year

BERLIN (AP) — The...

United says it will drop widely scorned ticket-change fees

United Airlines says it...

American Airlines plans 19,000 furloughs, layoffs in October

DALLAS (AP) — American...

AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's...

Jim Bakker gets PPP loans during legal fight on fraud claims

When the U.S. government...

UK public debt breaches 2 trillion-pound mark for first time

LONDON (AP) — Britain's...

FBI arrests Puerto Rico lawmaker, family in corruption probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico...

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS (AP) — American...

UK records deepest recession among top economies

LONDON (AP) — Britain...

Romanian midwife championed in Britain as homeland in crisis

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) —...

S. Korean doctors strike over med school plan amid pandemic

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

With tens of thousands...

Spirit warns of layoffs; aid for contractors being examined

Spirit Airlines is warning...

Tennessee state senator charged with stealing federal funds

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —...

Jobless claims rise as cutoff of extra $600 benefit nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

GOP splits as virus aid package could swell past $1 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

UK job losses set to rise sharply as numbers on payroll sink

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment...

American Airlines warns 25,000 workers they could lose jobs

DALLAS (AP) — American...

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Albert Pujols heads into 20th big league season healthy

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —...

Tailgating tradition takes on new form as opera goes virtual

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —...

Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

Rapper Ice Cube, Republican...

Companies tied to California officials get US virus loans

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) —...

Zimbabwe nurses protest; South Africa reopens some classes

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

Trump signs extension of COVID-relief fund for businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US

DALLAS (AP) — American...

Supreme Court declines to hear Equal Pay Act case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Europe contains jobless rate, but faces summer of discontent

SPERLONGA, Italy (AP) —...

German jobless rate edges up in June, millions in furlough

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's...

Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Senate extends small business coronavirus relief program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats...

California lawmakers finish work closing $54B deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California Senate OKs plan to close $54 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Prosecutors file more charges against Kansas professor

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP)...

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