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Worldwide death toll from COVID-19 eclipses 1M

NEW DELHI - The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders' resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the … more

With anger at police high, officers face greater danger

CHICAGO - A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff's deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings - one in Los Angeles and the other 2,000 miles … more

Pandemic Halloween will be a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) - Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-through Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. The family holiday so many look forward to each year is … more

COVID-19 cases rising among U.S. children

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other … more

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans may not know if trick-or-treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they're buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out. U.S. sales of Halloween candy were up 13% over last year in the month ending Sept. … more

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he'll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an … more

Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

WASHINGTON - The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters … more

How much do presidential debates matter this year?

NEW YORK - Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week in the 2020 campaign: THE NARRATIVE The race is tightening somewhat in some states, but Joe Biden is maintaining a remarkably stable lead over President … more

Strongly predict the malarkey of Trump-Biden debate for cash

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Will "Sleepy Joe" be the first derisive nickname President Donald Trump bestows upon Joe Biden? Will either candidate wear a mask onstage? How many times will Biden say "Barack Obama?" Will Trump say "fake news" or … more

Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year. The company is holding its annual Prime Day over two days in October this year, after the pandemic forced it to postpone the sales event from July. It's … more

As suicides rise, Army brass reassesses outreach

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If there were any signs that Staff Sgt. Jason Lowe was struggling, the soldiers he served alongside didn't see them. The 27-year-old paratrooper was a top performer. He was on the Commandant's List and had just finished second … more

Wildfire threatens marijuana-growing area

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate and abandon their maturing crops even as weather forecasters predict more hot, dry … more

Queen Elizabeth II to trim costs as coronavirus pandemic hits income

LONDON (AP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a $45 million hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly due to a shortage of tourists, the monarch's money manager said Friday. Releasing the royal household's annual accounts, … more

Teenager charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - The 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn't outline their strategy during a brief hearing on Friday and legal experts say … more

China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year

BEIJING - A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new … more

N. Korea's Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized Friday over the killing of a South Korea official who was apparently trying to defect near the rivals' disputed sea boundary, saying he's "very sorry" about the incident, South … more

Stuck at sea: Nations urged to help virus-stranded mariners

PARIS (AP) - Another COVID-19 problem that the U.N. is trying to solve: how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who are trapped at sea because of coronavirus restrictions. Describing the mounting desperation of seafarers who have been … more

Trump expected to announce Barrett for court

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic conservative stamp on the high court just weeks before the election. Trump said … more

Dismay over Taylor spills into America's streets

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Anger, frustration and sadness about the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor's death poured into America's streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against … more

AP-NORC poll shows support for racial injustice protests declines

NEW YORK - As the decision in Kentucky to bring charges against only one of three police officers involved in a raid that killed Breonna Taylor sparks renewed protests nationwide, a new survey finds support has fallen for demonstrations against … more
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