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Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has triggered public outrage, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is “bigger than the state.
Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus

Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK — Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine. The Spanish actor announced his positive test in a post Monday on Instagram.
Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law

Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law

Hong Kong authorities arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday, broadening their enforcement of a new national security law and stoking fears of a crackdown on the semi-autonomous region's free press.
Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray's home

Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray's home

ALBANY, N.Y. — A massive fire engulfed cooking show star Rachael Ray's New York home, authorities said. Firefighters responded to Ray's home in Lake Luzerne, New York, on Sunday evening, KRQE-TV reported.
China sanctions 11 US politicians, heads of organizations

China sanctions 11 US politicians, heads of organizations

BEIJING — China on Monday announced unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been singled out by Beijing.
McDonald's sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships

McDonald's sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships

McDonald’s says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with three other employees and destroyed evidence.
US employers post more jobs in June, pull back on hiring

US employers post more jobs in June, pull back on hiring

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in June compared with the previous month, but overall hiring fell, painting a mixed picture of the job market. The number of jobs posted on the last day in June jumped 9.6% to 5.
Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident

Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident

LOS ANGELES — Simon Cowell underwent surgery to repair a broken back, the result of an electric bicycle accident, and was recovering at a hospital, a spokesperson said Sunday.

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

MOTZA, Israel — An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million.

Virtual preparation allows Miss Nicaragua amid pandemic

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — For four months, everything was virtual: the modeling and speech classes, the make-up courses and the emotional support session via videoconference.