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What to know about July 15 tax deadline

It's time to do your taxes - no more delays. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15. The move provided some economic and logistic relief for … more

Treasury names 650K small businesses receiving loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department on Monday released the names of more than 650,000 small businesses that received funds from a government program intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral … more

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread through the air

LONDON (AP) - More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air - a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the … more

$10K reward offered in Atlanta killing of child

ATLANTA (AP) - The shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta prompted a $10,000 reward for information as authorities searched Monday for at least two people who opened fire on the car she was riding in near a flashpoint of recent … more

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.The 50-year-old Democrat is among the women named as a potential vice-presidential … more

'Lift Every Voice and Sing' hymn ignites hope; NFL will reportedly play the song before each game during Week 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has resurrected a … more

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Wallace

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASCAR's layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump blasted the racing organization for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly … more

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Uber has widened its reach in the fiercely competitive delivery market by acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, the company said Monday.The … more

Woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

NEW YORK (AP) — A white woman who called the police during a videotaped dispute with a Black man over walking her dog without a leash in Central Park was charged Monday with filing a false … more

Miami-Dade County imposing restrictions after cases spike

MIAMI (AP) — Hospitals were fast approaching capacity in Florida and Texas, and the Miami area closed restaurants again Monday because of the surging coronavirus, as the U.S. emerged from a … more

Chicago's July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago's bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a … more

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at … more

N.Y. count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, … more

AP answers: Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

By The Associated Press Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they could suffocate. The same goes for anyone who has trouble removing a mask without … more

Some travelers including those from S.C., N.C. face quarantine in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines, city officials announced Thursday. To comply with … more

Germany is 1st major economy to phase out coal and nuclear

BERLIN - German lawmakers have finalized the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn't ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers' money. Bills … more

Geofence warrants to be tested in Va. bank robbery case

RICHMOND, Va. - It was a terrifying bank robbery: Demanding cash in a handwritten note, a man waved a gun, threatened to kill a teller's family, ordered employees and customers onto the floor and escaped with $195,000. Surveillance video gave … more

COVID-struck Afghans breathe free with reopening of oxygen factory

KABUL, Afghanistan - Seven years ago, Najibullah Seddiqi closed his oxygen factory, frustrated with power cuts and with rampant corruption that kept him from getting contracts with hospitals. But as the coronavirus raced through Afghanistan, he … more

Pandemic forces Argentines to develop human foosball

PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) - Soccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing, though the rules have been altered and the dazzling end-to-end dashes produced by national legend Diego Maradona are … more

Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized

By MARTHA MENDOZA The Associated Press Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment … more
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