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Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Stocks jump as Trump promises to 'go big' on aid for economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Tuesday as President Donald Trump promised he's “going big” with plans to blunt th...

Updated 13 minutes ago
The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect.

Updated 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and even the most adventurous of beachgoers abandoned the sand Monday night as newly restren...

Updated 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
Stranded by virus, honeymooners hitch home on Antarctic boat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand honeymoon couple stranded on the remote Falkland Islands in March because of the coronavirus has managed to return home by hitching a ride of more than 5,000 nautical ...

Updated 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT

Prosecutor seeking Trump's taxes cites probe of his business

Updated 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
Smile more? Some critics see sexism in debate over Biden VP

CHICAGO (AP) — She's too ambitious. She's not apologetic enough. She should smile more.

Updated 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
Appeals court: NOAA can't make rules for offshore fish farms

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a decision that throws out rules regulating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Updated 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
Nicaragua police discount arson in fire at cathedral

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's National Police on Monday declared a fire inside Managua's Metropolitan Cathedral accidental shortly after the Vatican's top diplomatic envoy to the country said he had reque...

Updated 2 hours, 13 minutes ago
Isaias regains hurricane strength heading for Carolinas

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal residents secured patio furniture, ferry operators completed evacuations on the Outer Banks, and officials passed out sandbags and offered car space in elevated garages Mon...

Updated 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
Judge: 'Discriminatory' to deny Puerto Rico access to US aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. territory access to three federal welfare programs in a major decision cheered by ...

Updated 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle, fire officials said Monday.

Updated 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
Forecasters say Isaias regains hurricane strength as it heads toward Carolinas

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Forecasters say Isaias regains hurricane strength as it heads toward Carolinas.

Updated 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
Trump claims authority to issue order on mail-in votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Monday that he has the authority to issue an executive order on mail-in ballots, whose increasing use, he argues, could increase election fraud and uncertainty, th...

Updated 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
Nevada to mail all voters ballots; Trump promises lawsuit

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Monday to mail all of the state's active voters ballots ahead of the November election, a move being criticized by President Donald Trump, who...

Updated 3 hours, 13 minutes ago
Builder pitched to Trump wins new border wall contract

HOUSTON (AP) — A construction company whose CEO

Updated 3 hours, 13 minutes ago
Ex-UCLA gynecologist pleads not guilty to new sex charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles pleaded not guilty Monday to sexually assaulting seven patients.