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China becomes first economy to grow since virus pandemic

China becomes first economy to grow since virus pandemic

BEIJING — China became the first major economy to grow since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, recording an unexpectedly strong 3.2% expansion in the latest quarter after anti-virus lockdowns were lifted and factories and stores reopened.
Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions 'hijacked'

Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions 'hijacked'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An oil tanker sought by the U.S. over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran was hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a seafarers welfare organization said Wednesday.
Trump replaces campaign manager amid sinking poll numbers

Trump replaces campaign manager amid sinking poll numbers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff Wednesday amid sinking poll numbers less than four months before the election, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien.
Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

MIAMI — California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as restrictions aimed at combating the spread of the pandemic took hold in the United States and around the world in an unsettling sign remi
Police charge suspect in slaying of 8-year-old Atlanta girl

Police charge suspect in slaying of 8-year-old Atlanta girl

ATLANTA — A teen suspect has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the shooting that killed an 8-year-old Atlanta girl near the site of an earlier police shooting, officials said Wednesday.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Wednesday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from a hospital after being treated for a possible infection.
Oklahoma's governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Oklahoma's governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home, making him the first U.S. governor to report testing positive.
Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with keeping big construction projects from fouling up the envi
Fed survey says economy has picked up but outlook cloudy

Fed survey says economy has picked up but outlook cloudy

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says economic activity has picked up in most regions of the country but still remains well below pre-pandemic levels with the country facing high levels of uncertainty.
Ex-CFL player gets 3 months for college admissions scam in United States

Ex-CFL player gets 3 months for college admissions scam in United States

A former Canadian Football League player was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for hiring someone take the SATs in place of his two sons. David Sidoo, who played professional football for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and B.C.