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Sisolak signs business liability and worker protection bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Tuesday expanding workplace safety protections for hotel and casino employees and shielding businesses that follow health directives from coronavirus-related lawsuits. "It's about...

 

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters...

 

Rising star in Detroit departs suddenly for Silicon Valley

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The chief financial officer at General Motors, Dhivya Suryadevara, is trading Detroit for Silicon Valley in a surprise departure to join the payments startup Stripe. A rising star in the auto sector, Suryadevara became...

 

Fox news, business cable channels to stream internationally

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fox News and Fox Business channels are going international. A digital streaming service with the pair will launch in Mexico on Aug. 20, expanding to Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom on Sept. 17, Fox News Media said...

 

Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys. In a filing in...

 

Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, taking in $4 million as it charged up to four times more per carton, state Attorney General Letitia James charged in a lawsuit...

 

New wineries tout views, alter business plans amid pandemic

MUSCODA, Wis. (AP) — The ridge a few miles north of here holds 20 varieties of grapes, orchards filled with peach, apple, cherry, apricot and other fruit trees and one of the largest black current patches in the state. What sold Colleen and Aaron...

 

Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower...

 

Vote-by-mail worries: A 'leaky pipeline' in many states

BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what's expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a contactless and socially distant way seems like a...

 

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity. Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even...

 

Reimagining 'The Secret Garden' for a new generation

Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic " The Secret Garden " has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been committed to film and the time seemed...

 

Sioux Falls Park and Art pop-up shows blend ballet, music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The founder of South Dakota's first professional ballet company wanted to thrust her group into the spotlight this year with a black-tie gala and performances by some of the world's top dancers. But the light went out on...

 

Denver officer suspended for hitting man with patrol car

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer was suspended for about a month after she struck a pedestrian with her patrol vehicle last year while using her cellphone, authorities said. Officer Jamie Taft was suspended for 38 days after pleading guilty...

 

For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty

CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century, leaving her jobless and marooned in an...

 

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats calle...

 

Seacrest Wolf Preserve lets guests get close and personal

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — Wolves cannot hug. They have no arms. But they are loving, communicative animals with formal greeting traditions of their own, one of which is a "muzzle grab." And so, when Dreamer, among the largest of the 30 residents at Seac...

 

Simon Cowell injures back while testing electric bicycle

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul. Cowell fell...

 

Indiana U's Eskenazi Museum of Art to reopen Aug. 27

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University's Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art will reopen Aug. 27 after a five-month closure. After being closed for three years for a $30 million renovation, the museum reopened in late 2019 but closed again...

 

Reds' youngest fan? Sonogram among 'spectators' at games

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — This surprise baby reveal was a home run. When Aaron Nemo was asked to help his brother and sister-in-law announce they were expecting their first child, he wanted to hit it out of the park. So he decided to cut out their so...

 

Stocks rise on Wall Street; S&P 500 within 1% of record

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, nudging the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% after wavering between small gains and losses in the early going. The benchmark index is now...

 

Trump: Convention speech locale is White House or Gettysburg

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will be held at either the White House or the Gettysburg battlefield, as he searches for a symbolic substitute for his virus-...

 

Cyberspace is critical infrastructure – it will take effective government oversight to make it safe

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Francine Berman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (THE CONVERSATION) A famous 1990s New Yorker cartoon showed two dogs at a computer...

 

Denmark's fence to keep out wild boars seems to be working

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry. The fence was put up last year in an attempt to...

 

Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger greet baby daughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger say they are "beyond thrilled" and "extremely blessed" after she gave birth to their first child together. The 41-year-old "Avengers" actor and the 30-year-old children's book author...

 

Restored Mayflower replica nearing its berth in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A restored replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 years ago this year is nearing its home in Plymouth following extensive renovations. The Mayflower II set off from the Massachusetts...

 

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