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Apple re-closes some stores, raising economic concerns

Apple re-closes some stores, raising economic concerns

Apple's Friday decision to close stores in four states with surging coronavirus cases highlights a question that other businesses may soon face: Stay open or prepare for more shutdowns? Apple, like many other major U.S.
Judge to OK $58B plan to end PG&E bankruptcy after wildfires

Judge to OK $58B plan to end PG&E bankruptcy after wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday said he was approving a $58 billion plan by the nation’s largest utility to end a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after Pacific Gas & Electric’s outdated equipment ignited wildfires in California t
AMC Theaters reverses course on masks after backlash

AMC Theaters reverses course on masks after backlash

LOS ANGELES — The nation’s largest movie theatre chain changed its position on mask-wearing less than a day after the company became a target on social media for saying it would defer to local governments on the issue.
White House announces plans for July 4th celebration

White House announces plans for July 4th celebration

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is moving ahead with a lower-key “Salute to America" celebration this year on July Fourth, despite concerns from some lawmakers about the crowds the event could generate during the coronavirus pandemic.
Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

WASHINGTON — The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn't “do enough, soon enough," to stem the outbreak, the top U.S.
Judge weighs US bid to stop release of John Bolton's book

Judge weighs US bid to stop release of John Bolton's book

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday criticized former Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton for moving to publish his book without formal clearance from the White House, but the judge suggested he was probably powerless to sto
China charges two Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

China charges two Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is using public and private measures to secure the release of two Canadians detained in China for 18 months, who on Friday were formally charged with espionage in the politically charged case
Tribes turn to musicians to raise kids' awareness of COVID

Tribes turn to musicians to raise kids' awareness of COVID

HELENA, Mont. — The scene is the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo. In the midst of a gaggle of dancing children, a young hip-hop artist raps out a serious message: “I pull my mask up to my face so I know that I’m straight. ...
Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections

Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump said Friday he will renew his effort to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children.
Wirecard CEO quits after auditors can't find $2.1 billion

Wirecard CEO quits after auditors can't find $2.1 billion

FRANKFURT — The chief executive of German payment service provider Wirecard AG resigned on Friday after the company disclosed that auditors could not find 1.9 billion euros ($2.