Saturday, July 11, 2020

Biden pledges New Deal-like economic agenda to counter Trump

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BILL BARROW and MARC LEVY Associated Press DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday,...

CDC head sticking to school-opening guides Trump criticized

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JEFF AMY and CAROLE FELDMAN Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won't revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism from President...

AP Explains: Confederate flags draw differing responses

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JAY REEVES Associated Press Public pressure amid protests over racial inequality forced Mississippi to furl its Confederate-inspired state flag for good, yet Georgia's flag is...

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

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MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forget about up-close "meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen....

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

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CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows...

US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities

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DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party, including a...

AP source: Feds feared Epstein confidante might kill herself

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MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life...

Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

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MICHELLE R. SMITH and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators,...

Court rejects Trump’s broad claims, but records stay private

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MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting President Donald Trump's complaints that he's being harassed, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a...

Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge

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SEAN MURPHY Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large...