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Blowout US economic growth in summer is already fading

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans may feel whiplashed by a report Thursday on the economy's growth this summer, when an explosive rebound followed an epic collapse. The government will likely estimate that the economy grew faster on an annualized basis l...

 

Pandemic a whammy for Tucson's normally busy events season

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The El Tour De Tucson cycling event has been postponed from November to April. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair, an open-air retail extravaganza, was canceled. The Tucson Festival of Books will be held virtually next March....

 

Bulgaria signs 5G deal with US excluding Chinese firms

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria has joined other Balkan countries in signing an agreement with the United States on high-speed wireless network security aimed at excluding Chinese hardware providers. Bulgaria joined North Macedonia and Kosovo,...

 

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United...

 

Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

BOSTON (AP) — Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political...

 

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song "Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer; family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press. "He had battled throat cancer for many...

 

Children's Museum to close `Dinosphere' amid exhibit update

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis will close its popular "Dinosphere" for more than a year to freshen it up with new fossil finds and a walk-through aquarium featuring reproductions of ancient sea creatures. The exhibit...

 

Man's motorcycle, stolen 4 years ago, anonymously returned

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Miles McCarvel didn't think he was ever going to get his 1972 Harley-Davidson motorcycle back after it was stolen four years ago. On. Oct 13, though, he came home to find the bike leaning up against his garage. The bike...

 

Milwaukee casino, other businesses carry on despite pandemic

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In mid-July, Rodney Ferguson, CEO and general manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, was faced with the unenviable task of informing 1,600 employees that he didn't have work for them anymore. "It was extremely difficult because...

 

UN chief says COVID-19 is 'the greatest crisis of our age'

BERLIN — The head of the United Nations said Sunday that "the Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest crisis of our age." UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened an online session of the World Health Summit with a call for worldwide solidarity in...

 

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta stalled Sunday in the western Caribbean, but forecasters said it posed the risk of a rain-heavy hurricane for Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Zeta was the earliest name...

 

Pope names 13 new cardinals, including 1st Black US prelate

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat. In a surprise announcement from his studio window to...

 

'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects "Brian's Song" and "Roots" and the Prince film "Purple Rain," has died. He was 83. Blinn died Thursday of natural causes at an assisted living community in Burbank,...

 

Stocks have their worst day in a month as virus cases surge

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as a troubling increase in coronavirus counts put investors in a selling mood. The skid came as doubts mount on Wall Street that Washington will come through with more stimulus for the economy before Election Day. The...

 

Spokesman: China to sanction US arms suppliers to Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it will impose sanctions on U.S. military contractors including Boeing Co.'s defense unit and Lockheed Martin Corp. for supplying weapons to rival Taiwan, stepping up a feud with Washington over...

 

Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon's shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected. And for the first time, the presence of water on the moon's sunlit surface has been...

 

Wing warden: Black Hills State student rescues butterflies

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — In late September the news of planned construction on the Kathryn Johnson Life Sciences Laboratory at Black Hills State University sent one student scrambling to rescue the chrysalises of monarch butterflies. Butterfly...

 

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. Harry talked about...

 

It's a boy -- a big boy. White rhino born at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a boy — a big boy. A 150-pound (68-kilogram) white rhinoceros was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida over the weekend. The as-yet-named rhino was born to Kendi, who was the first...

 

'Pole Family' come back to Delaware city after hit-and-run

LEWES, Del. (AP) — Mandie Stevenson noticed the casually dressed utility pole on Del. Route 9 about four years ago. The Milton resident pulled over with her daughter, Emily, thinking she'd imagined it. But there he (or so the pole's gender was...

 

Trump, Biden frame closing appeals for sprint to election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their final debate behind them, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are packaging their divergent personal styles and policy prescriptions into closing messages for the final sprint to Election Day. The coronavirus was...

 

US wades in cautiously to Armenia-Azerbaijan peace effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration waded cautiously into international efforts to halt fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are engaged in their worst conflict in more than 25 years. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met separately...

 

Biden calls for 'transition' from oil, GOP sees opening

Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would "transition" away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a boon to his election chances in key states. "I would...

 

Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in US

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said. After weeks of searching, the agency...

 

White House Halloween event Sunday tweaked for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ghosts, goblins and other costumed kids are welcome to trick or treat at the White House on Sunday during a Halloween event that has been rejiggered to include coronavirus precautions. The gates to the South Lawn will be opened...

 

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